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.
Spouses: see details in pink boxes.
Martha Raynal McCulloch Cumpsten (1848 - 1880)
Margaret McCulloch Cumpsten (1855 - 1892)
Isabella Bickerton Cumpsten (1836 - 1912)
Harry James Cumpsten (1868 - 1918)
2. Raynal Cumpsten (1873 - 1918)
3. Martha Raynal Cumpsten (1886 - 1887)
I was delighted to hear from Regina about her relative Jehu CUMPSTEN. She has provided all the information on this page.
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:
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
'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.