Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameThomas CUMMINGS 110
Birth Date29 May 1734
Death Date16 Nov 1818
FlagsRevolution (1775-81)
FatherThomas CUMMINGS (1714-)
Misc. Notes
According to Mooar’s Descendants of Isaac Cummings116, “89. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Thomas5, John4, John3, John2, Isaac1) married, Feb. 20, 1755, Lucy Lawrence, daughter of Eleazer, jr., and Lucy (Tuttle) Lawrence, of Littleton, Mass., born Feb. 29, 1731-2. He died Nov. 16, 1818 (aged 86? born 1734?)[.] A Mrs. Thomas Cummings died Oct. 29, [p. 103] 1815. He (or was it his son?) was a fifer in Capt. Z. Wright’s company from Westford, Mass., in 1776.”

This Thomas Cummings was a 1st Lieut. from Mass. in the Revolution, fide DAR info on the Cummings Family Association website. But there may be confusion between this Thomas Cummings and his son Thomas with regard to service in the Revolution; careful work is needed to establish their correct identitied and roles. If this Thomas is indeed the one who was a 1st Lieutenant from Westford, the entry in MSSWR117 that seems to pertain to him reads as follows: “CUMMINGS, THOMAS, Westford. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy Underwood’s co., Col. William Prescott’s regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Wiman’s co., Col. Prescott’s regt.; list of officers recommended to be commissioned by Committee of Safety at Cambridge June 23, 1775; ordered in Provincial Congress June 25, 1775, that commissions be delivered; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Asa Laurance’s co. of volunteers, Col. Jonathan Reed’s regt.; entered service Sept. 27, 1777; discharged Nov. 9, 1777; service, 1 mo. 14 days; company raised in Littleton and Westford and marched to reinforce army under Gen. Gates.”


Resent-Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 16:11:24 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: Westford, MA at the Battle of Bunker Hill
Source: History of the Town of Westford in the County of Middlesex,
Massachusetts 1659 - 1883. by Rev. Edwin R. Hodgman, A. M.
Lowell, Mass: Morning Mail Company, Printers - 1883

(p. 112)
The company of Capt Abijah Wyman, of Ashby, was in Col. William
Prescott's regiment in that battle. The return, made Oct 3, 1775,
includes the following men from Westford:

Thomas Comings, Second Lieutenant; Daniel Dudley, Corporal; Philip
Robbins, Corporal.

Thomas Robbins Caesar Bason
Oliver Barrett David Cowdry
Ebenezer Corey Simeon Kemp
David Fish Thaddeus Read
Abner Kent Daniel Whitney
Jeremiah Robbins

In all 14 men. The return states that "Cesor Bason died June 17."

Mr. Francis Tinker in his sketch of Ashby, in Drake's History of
Middlesex County, Vol. I, p. 223, says that Lieutenant Comings and ten
men in Captain Wyman's company, were from Westford, but he does not
give names.

Birth Date29 Feb 1731/2
Death Date? 29 Oct 1815
FatherEleazer LAWRENCE (1697-1789)
MotherLucy TUTTLE (bp. 1712->1746)
Marr Date20 Feb 1755
ChildrenTryphena (1756-)
 Thomas (1757-)
 Lucy (1760-)
 Sarah (1762-)
 Betty (1764-)
 Phebe (Died as Infant) (1766-1766)
 Molly (1767-)
 Phebe (1770-)
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