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John Joseph 'Jehu' CUMPSTEN New Orleans b. 1840 d. 6 February 1913 New Orleans Louisiana

Birth: 1840 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA

Death: Feb. 6, 1913 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA

 

His name according to his obituary is Jehu J. Cumpsten.  Also according to his obituary, he served in American Rifles, Co. G. 7th. La. Infty for the duration of the War. Wounded twice, first at the battle of Port Republic then at Gettysburg. He was a Corporal.  "Internment in the Metairie Cemetery in the vault of the Army of of Northern Virginia."

 

He was the husband of Martha Raynal McCulloch and I believe also her sister, Margaret McCulloch. Martha and Margaret are buried at Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana. His third wife is buried in Metairie Cemetery.

 

Father of two sons, Rev. H.J. Cumpsten (at Hangerman, New Mexico in 1913) and R.T. Cumpsten (in New Orleans in 1913) and two unmarried daughters.

 

Family links:

 Spouses: see details in pink boxes.

  Martha Raynal McCulloch Cumpsten (1848 - 1880)

  Margaret McCulloch Cumpsten (1855 - 1892)

  Isabella Bickerton Cumpsten (1836 - 1912)

 Children:

  Harry James Cumpsten (1868 - 1918)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Raynal Cumpsten (1873 - 1918)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Martha Raynal Cumpsten (1886 - 1887)

 

 

 

date: 2011-06-22

 

I was delighted to hear from Regina about her relative Jehu CUMPSTEN.  She has provided all the information on this page.

 

She has done a huge amount of work on Find a Grave  and you can check out her blog at

http://kinfolknews.blogspot.com/

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She wrote 'I recently discovered a CUMPSTEN in my family tree and noticed that your blog said Cumpston and variants.  

 

I'd be glad to share what I know about Mr. Cumspten.  I do know that he served as a Confederate in the American Civil War.'

 

This is the first time that I have had a CUMPSTON in Louisiana and Regina sent so much material I was able to give Jehu his own page.

 

Many thanks Regina!

Regina' relationship to this family is as follows:

 

She is not a blood relative.  

 

John Cumpsten is her first cousin four times removed's wife's sister's husband.

 

Here's the breakdown:

 

Regina

Dorothy - her mother

Gladys (nee Montgomery) Crew - her mother

Oda Montgomery  - her father

Theodore Montgomery  - his father

"August" Montgomery  - his father

Pearson Montgomery  - his brother

Wallace Montgomery  - his son

Mary Jane (nee McCulloch) Montgomery - his wife

Margaret (nee McCulloch) Cumpsten - her sister

John Cumpsten  - her husband

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Regina continues:

'As stated in the Find A Grave memorial, I believe he was married to both Martha Raynal McCulloch and her sister, Margaret McCulloch.  I've attached the two obituaries I have for him. ' 

Regina wrote again

'I found the civil war cards for Mr. Cumpsten.  There are 32 pages from his file.  Most are just "check ins".  I thought you might be interested in the naming variations used in his file though.  They finally settled on "Cumstein" for the majority of the file.  There were several spelling variations of his name used on his Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Louisiana. They include:  J.J. Cumpstein, Jehu Cumpstein, J.J. Cumpsten, Jehu Cumstein, John Cumstein and J. Compstead.

 

Also, I found who appears to be John's brother, Zachary Cumpsten.  I've not added a memorial for him on Find A Grave because I was not able to find any information on his burial.  

 

I also found a book on Google Books, that has a family story about Rev. H. J. Cumpsten.  He was the oldest son of J.J. Cumpsten.  It includes a photo of the Rev. and his wife.  Here is the link: Meeting the Train: Hagerman,New Mexico and Its Pioneers  

 

Lastly, I've linked and updated all the Cumpsten family memorials that I put on Find A Grave.  I am in the process of contacting those who manage the Cumpstens in the Hagerman, New Mexico Cemetery.'  

 

Thanks once more Regina!

 

Wife 3 Isabella Bickerton Cumpsten Birth:  Jan., 1836, Scotland  

Death:  May 22, 1912 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA

 

Third wife of John Joesph "J.J. or Jehu" Cumpsten. They were married 26 Sep 1895 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana. The marriage index has her listed as "Mrs. Isabella Hay" so she was married previous to her marriage to Mr. Cumpsten. Issabella and J.J. did not have children together.

 

Burial: Metairie Cemetery  New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA  

Created by: Kinfolk News Record added: Apr 03, 2011  Find A Grave Memorial# 67849817

 

Wife 1 Martha Raynal McCulloch Cumpsten

 

Birth:  Oct. 19, 1848 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA

Death:  Jul. 9, 1880 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA

 

Daughter of Joseph McCulloch and Martha Mary Raynal. First wife of John Joseph "Jehu or J.J." Cumpsten. Mother of Henry "Harry" Joseph Cumpsten and Raynal Cumpsten 1873 - 1918.

 

Family links:   Parents:   Joseph McCulloch (1819 - 1913) Spouse:   John Joseph Cumpsten (1840 - 1913)

 

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery  New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA Plot: 35 Laurel Hawthorne Cedar .  Created by: Kinfolk News Record added: Apr 03, 2011  Find A Grave Memorial# 67851993

 

Wife 2 Margaret McCulloch Cumpsten

 

Birth:  Jun. 15, 1855 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA

Death:  Feb. 5, 1892 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA

 

Daughter of Joseph McCulloch and Martha Mary Raynal. Second wife of John Joseph "Jehu or J.J." Cumpsten. Mother of "Mattie" Cumpsten, Mary Elizabeth Cumpsten and Lucy Wood Cumpsten.

 

 Children:  Martha Raynal Cumpsten (1886 - 1887)  Mary Elizabeth Cumpsten (1888 - 1957)

  Lucy Wood Cumpsten Miller (1891 - 1952)

 

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA Plot: 35 Laurel Hawthorne Cedar.  Created by: Kinfolk News Record added: Apr 03, 2011  Find A Grave Memorial# 67854239

 

1.  Rev Harry James Cumpsten Birth:  1868  Death:  1918  Presbyterian Minister in Hagerman and Carlsbad (1910) Burial: Hagerman Cemetery  Hagerman Chaves County New Mexico, USA  Created by: Anonymous Record added: Mar 26, 2010  Find A Grave Memorial# 50255983

 

1910 Census shows:

H. J. - 41 - born in Louisiana - Reverend

wife - Helen - 33 -born in Mississippi  Birth:  1877 Louisiana, USA  Death:  1953

 

son - Harry - 13 - born in Mississippi

son - Robert - 11 - born in Mississippi

daughter - Ruth - 9 - born in Mississippi

daughter - Helen - 6 - born in Mississippi

 

1920 census shows Helen and children in Hagerman

Helen - 42; Son, Harry - 23 - Son, Robert W. - 21; daughter - Helen - 15 Son - William R. 6 yrs.

 

The following was contributed by Regina at Kinfolk News

According to the New Orleans, Louisiana Birth Records Index, 1790-1899 here is his birth information: Name: Henry Joseph Cumpsten Birth Date: 13 Dec 1868 Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana Father's Name: J.J. Cumpsten Mother's Name: Martha Reynold McCullock I know from newspaper articles he was called "Harry". Also, his mothers name is Martha Raynal McCulloch.  

Family links:  Parents:   John Joseph Cumpsten (1840 - 1913) Spouse:   Helen S Cumpsten (1877 - 1953)

 

Children: Robert W Cumpsten Birth:  May 1, 1898  Death:  Nov. 8, 1987  US Army.

Burial: Hagerman Cemetery  Hagerman Chaves County New Mexico, USA

Ruth Cumpsten Birth:  1899 Mississippi, USA  Death:  1918

 

 

 

 

Raynal Cumpsten Birth:  Jul., 1873 New Orleans Louisiana, USA  Death:  Jan. 3, 1918 Buried in the Richardson plot. New Orleans Husband of Jennie Elizabeth Richardson. Father of:

Wallace R Cumpsten (1898 – Feb. 7, 1951 New Orleans) Husband of Catherine C. Behler

Cemetery index lists age as 53 and burial date as 02/09/2951.  Cemetery index lists age of Catherine as 69 and burial date as 01/09/1964.

James Earl Cumpsten (1905 – 1911) Birth:  Mar. 19, 1905 Louisiana, USA  Death:  Sep. 30, 1911 Slidell St. Tammany Parish Louisiana, USA Was 6 years, 6 months and 11 days old at time of his death according obituary

George H Cumpsten  

Martha Raynal 'Mattie' Cumpsten Birth:  Apr. 2, 1886 New Orleans Death:  Oct. 15, 1887

New Orleans Burial: Metairie Cemetery  New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA Created by: Kinfolk News - Regina Record added: Mar 28, 2011  Find A Grave Memorial# 67590869

4. Mary Elizabeth Cumpsten  Birth:  Jul. 27, 1888 New Orleans Death:  Jan. 28, 1957 Orleans Daughter of John Joseph "J.J., Jehu" Cumpsten (1840 – 1913) and Margaret McCulloch (1855 – 1892).  No record of a marriage found.

 

 

5.  Lucy Wood Cumpsten Miller Birth:  Jun. 5, 1891 New Orleans Death:  Jun. 15, 1952 Orleans Parish Daughter of John Joseph "J.J., Jehu" Cumpsten (1840 – 1913) and Margaret McCulloch (1855 – 1892). Wife of Daniel Vancourt Miller.

Mother of Daniel Vancourt Miller, Jr. and Albert J. Miller.

 

 

 

<<<<<<<<<<<<FURTHER NOTE ABOUT HENRY JOSEPH FROM REGINA

 

Henry Joseph Cumpsten, called "Harry" (per his birth index and his daughters recollections via the book) and not Harry James as his Find A Grave memorial suggests.