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Rebekah Russel Cumings, a widow, and five of her children settled in Stephen F. Austin's Colony in 1822. One son, William Cumings, died in 1828, and his widow and their only child, Samuel A. Cumings, moved from Texas. Samuel Cumings returned in 1847, settling in the Bellville area.

The Cumings Family Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, printed material, photographs, and artifacts. Most of the papers are associated with Samuel A. Cumings, particularly his property dealings and business activities. A small number of maps are part of the papers, most notably a manuscript map of the Austin Colony and surrounding area attributed to Stephen F. Austin.


Colonization, Correspondence, Financial records

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Cumings Family Papers, 1824-1926



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