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Abraham Cummings

  also spelled Comings  
 

Abraham Cummings was born about 1663. He was the son of John Cummings and Sarah Howlett.

He married Sarah Wright on February 28, 1686/87. The marriage was performed by by the Reverend Jabez Fox. She born on February 25, 1669-70 and was daughter of Joseph Wright and Elizabeth Hassell.

Abraham Cummings (1690)
Joseph Cummings (1692, married Sarah Estey and Priscilla Lamson),
Sarah Cummings (1693/34, married Isaac Lincoln),
Jacob Cummings (1695, married Martha Brooks),
Josiah Cummings (1698), and
Eleazer Cummings (1704).

Abraham died about 1706 in Woburn. After his death Sarah married Aaron Pratt.

Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
 
cummings House
The Cummings Home
 
     
 

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from The Cummings Memorial: A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Isaac Cummings, an Early Settler of Topsfield, Massachusetts, by George Mooar, published by B. F. Cummings., 1903

Abraham Cummings (John2, Isaac1) [1663] married Feb. 28, 1686-7, Sarah Wright, of Woburn. The marriage was by Rev. Jabez Fox. She was daughter of Dea. Joseph and Elizabeth (Hassell) Wright and born Feb. 25, 1669-70. His children's births are recorded in Woburn, with the exception of Josiah's, which is recorded in Dunstable. He was a contributor to the wood-rate there in 1699, when there were but twenty heads of families to contribute.

Children:
Abraham, born Oct. 7, 1690 .
Joseph, born Sept. 1, 1692. [married Sarah Estey]
Sarah, born Feb. 10, 1693-4.
Jacob, born Jan. 3, 1695.
Josiah, born July 12, 1698.
Eleazer, born Apr. 9, 1704.

 
 
 
     
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