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John E. Cummins

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 327

JOHN E. CUMMINS, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, was born at Mifflintown, Penn, in 1832. The family settled in Sidney in 1834, and was prominently identified with the history of Sidney. It was at his father's home that General Harrison, the hero of Tippecanoe, was entertained during the famous Harrison and Tyler campaign. He took a course at Washington and Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Penn., enlisted in the army and was made lieutenant-colonel of the 99th 0. V. I., and for meritorious bravery was brevetted
brigadier-general by congress at the close of the war. He was admitted to the bar, a member of the law firm of Smith & Cummins, but died at the beginning of his career in April, 1875. He was married to Harriet Carey, a daughter of John Carey, who survived him with three sons, Knox, Carey and Frank.


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