Saturday, January 13, 2018

Mrs. Delina Cummings, 1805-1861

According to U.S. Census records, Delina Cummings Jennings was born in Vermont about 1805. Delina married Hector Jennings, and they had a large family of six sons and two daughters. It is believed that the home of Hector and Delina Jennings once was a refuge for fugitive slaves, during the days of the Underground Railroad. Five of the Jennings sons served their county in the Civil War. Delina Jennings died on January  13, 1861, at the age of 55 years, 2 months and 13 days. She was buried in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery.  Above Delina's name there is an inscription that reads:

In Memory of 
Our Mother

An inscription at the base of her tombstone reads,

Not dead, but gone before

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