m. est. 1767
m. abt. 1795
Facts and Events
Robert Cummins was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Parentage of Robert Cummins
Some researchers believe that this Robert Cummins may have likely been the Robert Cummins named in the will of Robert Cummins who left his will and died in Augusta County, Virginia in 1804. More research necessary to prove.
Information on Robert Cummins
From Genforum.com post:
Lillian, I don't have any more information about this Robert Cummins than I did when we last chatted ten years ago: "Robert was born in Maryland or Virginia a few years before the Revolution in 1772, but was present in Greenbrier County, Virginia by 1792 (age 20) by the time his first son James F. Cummins was born. Cumminses lived on Hans Creek W of the Appalachians a few miles SE of Union near Greenville (Centerville before 1890) in what became Monroe County in 1799 (named after James Monroe who was Governor of Virginia at the time), West Virginia in 1863 (during the Civil War). Robert bought several parcels of land on Hans Creek from Curtis Ballard, Benjamin Harvey, Adam Miller, and Charles Cummins (his brother?) during the period 1809-22. Robert's wife of 17 years, Delphia Ballard, died in 1812 when Robert was 40, and he remarried Dicie Harvey, with whom he had one son, Gordon W. Cummins born in 1815. Gordon (and most of his children) stayed in Monroe Co., while most of Robert's sons by his previous wife moved West to Indiana and Kansas. Robert died in Monroe Co. in 1841. According to the terms of Robert's will, he "gave half his land to son Charles with provisions for his wife Dicey Harvey, and the other half of his land to son Gordon" (Cummins Genforum, Lillian Densley (firstname.lastname@example.org), Oct. 12, 2001).