Some Descendants of Thomas Cummings (Isaac,Isaac) and Mehitable Porter of Boxford

  1. Samuel Cummings was born in 3 Apr. 1706 [M, p. 16, Apr 1706] in Boxford. [MVRB, 3 Apr 170_]
  2. Mehitable Cummings was born on 31 Oct 1710 [M, p. 16] in Boxford. [MVRB] She married Oliver Andrews on 7 May 1740 [M, p. 16] in Boxford. [MVRB]
  3. Jacob Cummings was born on 21 Nov 1714 [M, p. 16] in Boxford. [MVRB, question mark on year] He died in 1803, age 88, in Boxford. [MVRB] He married Mary Unknown. Mary, the wife of Jacob, died on 2 Dec 1782 in Boxford. [MVRB]
    Perley [HB, p. 401] says that Thomas and Mary had four children, "one of whom, Jacob, lived here, and had seven children, two of whom were Dudley and Thomas, — two queer characters, whose non compos mentis state is well known to our older inhabitants."
  4. Abigail Cummings was born on 5 Jun 1717 [M, p. 16] in Boxford. [MVRB] She married first John Buswell on 16 Nov 1743 [M, p. 16] in Boxford. [MVRB] John was the son of John and Elizabeth Buswell. [MVRB] He was born on 11 Feb 1703 in Boxford. [MVRB] He was baptised on 21 Nov 1703 in Boxford. [MVRB] He died on 22 Feb 1750/1 in Boxford. [MVRB] The widow Abigail Buswell married second Jonathan Whipple of Danvers on 25 Oct 1757 in Boxford or Danvers. [MVRB][MVRD]


MVRD, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, town of Danvers, online database, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.
HB Perley, Sidney, The History of Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts, Boxford, The author, 1880.
MVRT Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Boxford, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Topsfield, Topsfield Historical Society, 1905.