I am interested in a Denis or Dennis Cummins or Cummings born around 1809 in Wexford married to a Mary Kehoe born about 1810. I think they had three children – John born 1838, James born 1839 and then Ellen born 1847, all born in Ireland, probably Wexford.
I am fairly certain that Denis and Mary Cummins travelled to New York 23 February 1849 on the Famine Irish Passenger ship the GERTRUDE. I am yet to find out if the three children went with the parents or not.
However – the son John Cummins did go to New York and then moved to Ontario in Canada where he married Catherine Holland. John and Catherine had 4 children, Dennis Joseph, Cornelius Joseph, Michael (Joseph) and Elizabeth.
Cornelius Joseph Cummins was born in 1878 in Ontario. At some stage Cornelius moved to Oregon in the USA, and then back to Canada where he died. He married Erna Pearl Dawson.
I have a record of John Cummins marriage to Catherine Holland which if anyone is interested can be seen at www.mypaternalsearch.com/cornelius-joseph-cummins/ . In that record, the marriage celebrant states that “on 27 July 1869, I married John Cummings (age 31), son of Denis and Mary Kehoe (Wexford, Ireland) to Catherine Holland, daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth McCarthy – witnesses David Carlon (?) and May Heaphy”.
Some records state Cummins, others as Cummings.
Any information of this Dennis would be greatly appreciated.
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