CUMMINS, MOSES (1785–1841). Moses Cummins, early settler, was born in 1785 in the County of Kentucky, Virginia, now Jefferson County, Kentucky. He married Ruth Ann Griffith on October 23, 1805; she died in 1825. He arrived in Texas from Kentucky in February 1829, and was listed in the 1830 census in Washington County as forty-four years old, a widower with one son, three daughters, and three "dependents," presumably slaves. That census gives his profession as schoolteacher, but it is known that he also worked as a surveyor. He got married again, sometime between 1830 and 1838, to Susanah G. Clampitt, who had immigrated to Texas in 1825 or 1826. Cummins probably served in the Texas volunteer army from October 8 to December 22, 1835. He is not listed on the muster rolls of the Army of the Republic of Texas, however, and apparently did not receive any of the bounty or donation lands (see LAND GRANTS) given to everyone whose military service could be confirmed. In 1838 he was awarded a first-class land certificate confirming his grant as a settler of Stephen F. Austin's colony. On April 17, 1841, Cummins signed his last will. It was probated on May 31, 1841, so he died sometime within that six-week period.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas (Austin, 1963-). Gifford E. White, 1830 Citizens of Texas (Austin: Eakin, 1983).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Tory Crook, "CUMMINS, MOSES," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fcu17), accessed December 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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