Friday, January 27, 2012

A draped monument

The monument that marks the grave of John F. Cummins (b. 1836, d. 1897) is modest, with nicely carved drapery that has been “died” brownish-orange with lichen.

(Or is it algae? Must study up on identifying lichen, algae, and mosses.)


JOHN F.
CUMMINS,
BORN
NOV. 20, 1836,
DIED
DEC. 27, 1897.
ASLEEP IN JESUS

A quick search on FamilySearch.org yields a potential document for this Mr. Cummins: A marriage record. John F. Cummins married Emily Everett on July 25, 1875 in Delaware County.


Delaware County Burials published online by Delaware County Genealogical and Historical Societies lists this Mr. Cummins as John Frank Cummins.

The 1870 Federal Census for Orange Township in Delaware County (adjacent to the cemetery’s township) shows Frank Cummins as head of household with Emily Everett, housekeeper, residing in the home.



Liberty Church Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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