7 JUN 1666 Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts
23 JAN 1688 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Marriage 27 NOV 1659 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
*Joseph b. 1689-90
John b. 1692
Isaac b 1695
David b. 1698
Mary b. 1700
Susanna b. 1701
Stebbins b. 1706
Samuel b. 1708
Rebecca b. 1713
Note: Cutter in his book "Historic Homes" states: "John Cummings, fifth son and child of Deacon Isaac and Mary (Andrews) Cummings, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, June 7, 1666. He inherited the homestead, and the house was still standing in 1882, when it was destroyed by fire. It is now known as the Peterson farm, and was divided between his two sons, Joseph and John. His will was made May 8, 1722, and proved July 16, of the same year. His son David, who was the executor, was given the lands on the south side of the river and on the eastern side of Nichols brook. He married, January 23, 1688, Susanna Town, born in Topsfield, Massachusetts, December 24, 1671, died September 13, 1766, daughter of Joseph and Pheobe (Perkins) Town. They had children: 1. Joseph, baptized January 26, 1689-90. 2. John, baptized July 12, 1692. 3. Isaac, born December 25, 1695. 4. David, see forward. 5. Mary, born May 13, 1700; married Nathaniel Hutchinson. 6. Susanna, born January 13, 1701-2; married John Whipple. 7. Stebbins, born August 1706; married Ruth Giles. 8. Samuel, born February 14, 1708-9. 9. Rebecca, baptized November 1, 1713; married Thomas Perkins."
Note Received 100 acres "Hobbs-Bell" farm from his father
"John's will was made May 8, 1722, and proved July 16 following. He bought Jan. I, 1693-4, of Grace Andrews, his grandmother, widow of Robert, for ?60, 80 acres swamp and meadows, south side of Ipswich River 'second division,' bounded by Porter, Ipswich river, William Town and William Perkins. His father in 1718, deeded his homestead to him. He was then dwelling on the tract first mentioned. In his will, after giving to Susanna her thirds of lands on the south side of the river, he divided the farm his father gave him between his sons, Joseph and John, partly in Topsfield and partly in Ipswich, north side of the river; to his son, David, who was executor, all his lands on the south side of the river and the east side of Nichols' brook, and a small piece of meadow on the west side of that brook; to his youngest sons, Stebbings and Samuel, 'all the rest of my lands and meadows on the west side of said brook to the river.' He made specific gifts to his daughters also."
BEF 16 JUL 1722 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Southside Cemetery, Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts
Source S117 Abbreviation: Towne Title: The Descendants of William Towne, who came to America on or about 1630 and settled in Salem, Mass. Compiled by Edwin Eugene Towne. Newtonville, Mass. 1901.
Source S91 Abbreviation: Isaac Cummings Family Association Title: Descendants of Isaac Cummings gedcom file posted by Mary Rosenbach of the Isaac Cummings Family Association on June 11, 2004 on rootsweb.com
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