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Cummins Family History


Name: James B. Cummins
Relationship: Great-grandfather
Parents: John  and Ann
Born: August 26, 1834 in Maynooth, Ireland
Siblings: Michael, Patrick, Ann
Immigrated: arrived New York, April 20,1854, aboard the Constitution, accompanied by parents and siblings Patrick and Ann
Naturalized: March 18, 1895
Occupation: Farmer
Married: Johanna Geary, October 13, 1866, St. Patrick’s Church, Georgetown, Iowa
Children: twins Elizabeth[Sinnott](1868 – ?) and John (1868 – ?), Michael (1870-1965), Edward (1871-1952), Anna [Roan] (1872-1957), Mary[McGrath] (1875-1926), Nellie [Carmody](1878-1970), James S. (1880-1970), Margaret[Moran](1881-1941), and Emmett (1883-1970).
Died: March 9, 1915
Buried: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Melrose, Iowa

The Mixed-up Family Stories of Johanna Geary

Contains Geary/Cummins family history researched and recorded by Jo Cummins Langdon, Johanna’s granddaughter, and by Mary Ellen Moran, whose husband John was Joanna’s grandson. Johanna Geary’s story is complicated and contradictory.   Even the most careful chroniclers can get it wrong. It should be straightforward.  She’s the only one of my eight great-grandparents born … Continue reading

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