CAPTAIN DAVID T. CUMMINS, farmer, section 30, was born in Crawford County, Ohio, July 30, 1839. His father, George Cummins, was a native of Pennsylvania, and was married in Ohio, to Miss Carolina Hoblitzell, who was a native of Ohio. They had a family of fifteen children, David T. being the seventh child.
He was reared on a farm, and was educated in his native county, and in April, 1861, enlisted in Company I, of the three months' service under McClellan. He acted as first duty sergeant, after which he enlisted in Company H, Sixty-fourth Ohio Infantry, organized by John Sherman, and known as Sherman's brigade. He remained in service till October 24, 1864, when he was mustered out as captain. He was wounded June 18, 1864, at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, for which he draws a pension.
After he returned from service, Mr. Cummins remained in Ohio till the spring of 1865, when he came to Missouri and located in Holt County, where he has since resided except for about eighteenth months, when he was in Brown County, Kansas. During the years 1867-8 he was engaged in the mercantile trade in Oregon. He now has a farm of 160 acres, on which he located in December, 1878. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and also belongs to the I. O. O. F.
Captain Cummins was married February 25, 1864, to Miss Jennie Dixon. They have three children: Charley Sherman, Phil Sheridan, Zella Dixon. Mrs. Cummins was born in Crawford County, Ohio, August 28, 1848. Her parents, John and Margaret (Robinson) Dixon, were both natives of Ohio. Mrs. Cummins was reared and educated in her native county, and graduated from the Springfield Female Seminary in June, 1863.
Source: "History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882" transcribed by Karyn.