Facts and Events
Robert Cummins was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of Robert Cummins
- Page 380.--23d January, 1804. Robert (X) Cummins' will--To wife, Margaret; son, John; to Agnes Miller; to children, Jean, Robert, Margaret, Martha; to Phoeby Alford; to grandchildren, Robt. Gray and Jno. Rutherford. Executors, wife Margaret and son John. Teste: Jas. Cunningham. Wm. Bell. Proved, 26th November, 1804. John Cummins refused. Margaret is dead. Administration granted son John and daughter Margaret.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Cummins vs. Cummins--O. S. 311; N. S. 111--Bill by Robert, Jean and Betsy Cummins by their next friend, Robert Cummins. On 23d January, 1804, Robert Cummins made his will in Augusta, leaving wife Margaret (now deceased) and 5 children, viz: John, Margaret, Martha (deceased), Robert and Jean. Widow Margaret died shortly after Robert. Oratrix Betsy was bastard child of Martha Cummins, who died, testate, December, 1804. Margaret died February, 1807 (it is said she had a bastard daughter Sarah?). Amended bill by above complainants and Thos. Alford and Phebe, Isaac Miller and Agness. Besides children mentioned in original bill, Robert left daughter Phebe, wife of Thomas Alford, and Agness, wife of Isaac Miller. Sarah Cummins above was not child of Margaret, but some foundling procured by Adams to defraud orators. Patent, 3d January, 1787, to Robert Cummins, 135 acres in Augusta. Wm. Burgess was schoolmaster in 1803.