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Notes on Charles Cummings

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0467

This collection includes a notepad with a handwritten letter describing the life of Charles Cummings from 1767 to 1812, and it is dated March 25, 1850. The notes include his work with presbyteries, his marriage to Millie Carter, and personal stories. The notes are addressed to David Campbell at Montcalm, Abingdon, Virginia. On the inside cover of the notebook is written “Mary E. Spencer” and “Knoxville High School”.

Dates

  • 1850 March 25

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes a notepad with a handwritten letter describing the life of Charles Cummings from 1767 to 1812, and it is dated March 25, 1850. The notes include his work with presbyteries, his marriage to Millie Carter, and personal stories.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Cummings was born in Ireland around 1733. After coming to the U.S. at the age of eighteen, he studied theology and became licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Hanover, Virginia in 1776. He served at several places throughout Virginia before settling near Abingdon, VA and serving as the pastor of Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church until his death in 1812. Cummings married Mildred Millicent Carter in 1766, and they had twelve children.

David Campbell (1779-1859) was a Virginia politician, serving as a state senator (1820-1824) and as the state's governor (1837-1840).

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480