Private (1st Sgt in 5th/35th) Joseph Denney Cummings
I Company

                                 

Born 1 January 1841 the son of William Berrell and Marth A. (Denney) Cummings, the forth of eight children.

 

He enlisted in the 16th Tennessee on 20 May 1861.

 

Transferred to Transferred to 5th Tennessee Provisional Army, also called the 35th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, on 1 March 1863.

 

In that Regiment he rose to 1st Sergeant.

 

He came home on the 25 May 1865.

 

He was the County Superintendent of Public Schools and a mason.

 

He married Virginia “Jennie” Frasier, born 23 October 1846 and died 30 March 1912. She was the daughter of Thomas Fraser. They had even children: Alice D., May, Pattie L., Nannie, Sallie Ellen, Effie and Mal G. Cummings.

 

He died 18 March 1914 and is buried the Hodges Cemetery, Cummingsville, Van Buren County, TN, with his wife.

 

His brothers Gabriel Marion and John Layafette Cummings transferred with him to the 5th/35th Tennessee.

 

 


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