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Alexander CUMPSTON

Thelma CLAZEY wrote on the Genforum board the following:


'I have located the following: Alexander Compston married to Mary or Mariah Clovis. I have also located pictures of both of them and two of their daughters thanks to a Taylor descendant. Alexander had the following children: Eliza (Louise) Ellen who married Abraham Taylor; Rebecca; Mary; Montgomery; William Lewis and Ruth. Alexander had a brother Nathaniel, Isaac and sister Ruth that I have found to date.


William Lewis Cumpston married Elizabeth Etta Lemmon, daughter of Nancy and Salathiel Lemmon, Jollytown, PA.



William and Etta had the following: Albert, William Roscoe, Barney Milton; Goldie May; Ora Edith; Nancy Burnfield; Earl Jefferson Franklin; Charles Edward and Clarence Ray.


Ora Edith and Goldie May never married - became school teachers. Albert married and moved to Frederick Maryland. William R. married twice; Barney unknown; Nancy married Charles Clutter; Earl J. married Anna Marie Rose; the other two unknown.


Alexander along with other men became trustees for a Methodist Church in Jollytown, Fairview. Salathiel sold the land to them for 10 cents. The Church was moved in the late 1980s to Meadowcroft Rural Village but the cemetery remains. Alexander died in 1889 at age 81. Alexander is the brick wall. I cannot get beyond him to locate his parents and other siblings. Any help appreciated.'


Christina Boring answered

'I believe your Alexander Cumpston married to Mary or Mariah Clovis is the brother of Alfred Charles Cumpston who is my gg-grandfather. Alfred was born in 1840 in Greene Co., PA and married Laura Jane Shanks. They had sons, James K, John and Charles Luther b. 1870 and then moved to Doddridge County, WV between 1870 and 1876. There they had additional children: Edward Lee and William Clyde along with an infant that only survived a few weeks.


I believe that the father of Alexander and Alfred Charles was a Jackson Cumpston (although census records seem to refer to him as John as times) who married a Rachel Forester.

Alexander was the son of William Lewis CUMPSTON and Elizabeth LEMMON