Biography of E. T. Cummins
Hancock County, OH Biographies

E. T. CUMMINS, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0., Shawtown, was born in Champaign County, Ohio, December 27, 1828, son of Benjamin and Mary (Davis) Cummins, natives of Kentucky, and of Irish and Scotch descent, respectively, Benjamin Cummins, who was a farmer, came to Hancock County, Ohio, in 1831, locating in Liberty Township, but afterward removed to Pleasant Township, where he died in 1875, Our subject, third in a family of ten children, received his education in Findlay, was reared on a farm, and early in life, commenced teaching school, a vocation he followed for many years during the winters. farming in the summers, Since 1867 Mr. Cummins has been a minister of the gospel in the Methodist Church; has had several charges but of late years has filled vacancies, He was married, in 1855, to Sarah E., daughter of William and Rachel (Skelly) Hanna, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish and Scotch descent. To Mr. and Mrs Cummins were born the following named children: Albert B., married and engaged in farming; Maria L., wife of G. M. Swaney; Elmer and Olive, both at home, Mrs, Cummins is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which Mr. Cummins is deacon, Politically, our subject is a Republican, He has served as justice of the peace for several years, also served as township trustee, and for twenty years was school director, His principal occupation for several years has been settling up decedents estates, He has lived in Pleasant Township for about fifty years,

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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