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United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 
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United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 
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United States, Selective Service System, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration 
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59 The Joyes or Joyce name is of Anglo-Norman origin. When the Norman (French) invaded England, English versions of French names resulted. The early Joyes families were closely tied to the Welch and English princes.

In the late 13th century, Thomas Joyes sailed with his fleet from Wales and became the first of the Joyces to arrive in Ireland. Onorah O'Brien, daughter of a local chief, became his wife and together they sailed to the western part of Connemarra where they settled. Their son eventually acquired additional lands which became known as Joyce Country and many Joyce families continue to live in this part of Co. Galway.

The Joyces are known as one the the "Tribes of Galway", a name given to a group of prominent and old Galway families. Originally, however, it was a negative term coined in the 1600s by the English who used it to refer to these Irish families who stuck together against the English.

Coyne (Kyne, O'Coyne, Ilcoyne) is a name of Irish origin from Connemarra. One need only read the old parish records to realize how common both Joyce and Coyne are in this part of Ireland.

I have reached the part of Debby's writtings that I cannot sort out to put with it's proper note pages, or even figure out who they belong to, so I'm going to record the rest of her writtings here so that they are at least not lost.

Bridie Kinsley also lived in Brooklyn and had three children.

One well known 'cousin' we cannot overlook is Adolphe Menjou, a film star of the 1930 and 40s. Born in Pittsburgh, his mother was Nora Joyce who was originally from Ungwee. (Her photo appears in the second edition of PITTSBURGH; THE STORY OF AN AMERICAN CITY by Stefan Lorant). His father Henry Menjou owned a restaurant in the Hill District where relatives would work as they arrived from Ireland.

While everyone remembers being told Adolphe was a cousin, no one knew how he was related. Based on a few clues from letters, my guess would be the Nora Menjou's father, Patrick Joyce, may have been a brother of our Peter Joyce, making Nora and Honora first cousins. Coynes were also supposed to be related by marriage to Nora's mother Mary Faherty. Michael Coyne's sister married a Faherty.

There is lots more credit to be given to Debby, but I have so many other things to record that I must get on with my own research.

This research was written by Debby Rabold of Pittsburgh, PA. And all info on the early descendants of Michael Coyne and Honora Joyce are also her credits. 
Joyce, Honora (P687)
60 There is a whole lot to be said for the Cummings families. Grandma Katie, Grandpa Harry (Cummings), Mother Kott (Gladys Cummings) and Grandma Fisher were all interest in family history and in putting it in writting. There is also a 'Cummings Memorial' researched by a Mr. George Modar of Oakland, CA, June 17, 1903. There are also many books in the library on the Cummings family. I'm writting all of the notes from a hand-written story on the family history. Mr. Modar's writting is pretty much the same, with a little discepence as to how many children were born to each family. Of course, there are also all of my notes on the family 'tree' as told to me in the late 1950's by Grandpa Harry and Grandma Katie.

Elaine Maskelis Besco
December 21, 1996

Isaac ummings (First Generation) appears on a list of the commoners' of Ipswich, Mass. on the last day of the year 1641. He is said to have had, as early as July 1638, a planting pot in 'Reedy Marsh' nd a house lot in town. At the time the name was spelled 'Comings'. The name appears on the list of Freemen in Watertown, 1642. In 1652, Samuel Symonds and wife Martha sell him in consideration of L30, 150 acres 'joining partly on Daniel Clark's land'. This Clark was an early settler of Topsfield. Mr. Samuel Todd, who married a descendant of Isaac Cummings, and who had given much time to the research written by Rev. Geroge Moor (his mother a Cummings) 'There is evidence that the first Isaac owned considerable land on the west side of Howlets (thru Winthrop's) brook, pretty near two mile n.w. of the old Cummings place on this side of the river'. 'One hundred acres lying on the westerly side and fifty acres on the easterly side' so says Historical Collections, Vol. V of Topsfield Historical Society.

In 1666 he was constable, and his son Isaac was his deputy, and in a deposition he states his age to be 65. The same year he was assessed 45.7d to pay the towns indebtedness. He was deacon of the church, and in 1676, at least moderator of the town meeting. No mentionr remains of his wife nor of her name. She was not living when his will was made, May 8, 1677. It is on file in the probate office, but unrecorded. Here it is, the will of Isaac, Sr.

"The last will and testament of Isaac Comins. I being seucable of my approaching desolution, being at present weak in body, yet perfect in my understanding, having by the grace of God been helped to provide for my future state in another world: doe now in ordering of the God hath been pleased to bestow upon me of the blessings of this life, take care, and order that, in the first place, my debts be duly paid. Nextly I doe by this my last will and testament confirme to to son Isaac the 10 acres of division land, on the south side of the great river, be it more or less: nextly I doe give my son, John Juet, 10 lbs, part in Cattle and part in household goods: nextly, I doe will and bequeath to my grandson, Isaac, the son of my son Isaac, one year old hefer, one little sow, the Indian corn whcih he hath planted for himself and the flax which he hath sown.

Item, I doe give unto him my chest 2 _ (there is a symbol with a zero with a line thru it over the underline) in bigness with the lock and key: Item, my history book with such books as are his onw, viz. a Bible and testament. Item, I doe give him 10 lbs to be paid at seventeen years, in country pay. Item, I do make my son John, my sole executor and doe give unto him my house and lands, being forty acres, more or less, consisting of upland and meadow with all the privileges and emoluments there of and appertainances there unto beloging, provied that this will land shall stand bound in part and in whold for the payment of these legacyes and in case the said legacyes shall not be payd according to my will, the land shall be sold and payment be made out of the price thereof and the remainder shall be to the executor. Item, my will further is that if any of these my children shall through discontent at what is done for them in this my will, cause trouble to arise to the executor that then there shall be nothing payd to him or them, but the legacy or legacyes willed to them shall return to and remain in the hands of the executor as his proper right. My desire further is that Isaac Foster and Thomas Dorman would take care that this my will be duly performed.

Dated this 8th day of the 3rd month 1677
Isaac Cummings

Witness the mark of
John Poore Sr.
Thomas Dorman
Isaac Foster

Thomas Dorman and Isaac Foster came before Samuel Symonds, D'y Gov'r
Gen. Denison Esq. Mr. Clarke being present at the day of the date hereof and saw the said Isaac Cummings signe public this to his last will and testament and that he was of a disposing mind as attest. Robert Lord, cler.

The inventory of the estate, made May 22, as appraised by John Whipple and John How, and testified to by John Cummings, July 14, place the valuation at L166 1s. 6d and the debts at L19 16s .5d.

It was thought Isaac Cummings was of Scottish forebears coming from somewhere in Britian or Scotland.

First Isaac Cummings - 4 children, age 77+, Born 1601, died 1678 or later.

John born 1630 - on the list of Freemen
Isaac born 1633
Ann born 1629
Elizabeth about 1637 - married John Jewett. Isaac conveyed to him a farm in Topsfield for and in consideration of his marriage with my dau. Elizabeth. They had 9 children. 
Cummings, Isaac (P567)
61 There is no mistake in the surnames of Patrick and Sarah, my great-great grandparents. What info I have on the Sullivan's comes from grandma in the early 1950's. Sarah had a least one sister named Eliza. Dunne, Sarah (P657)
62 These are hand written notes, I trust by Grandma Katie.

'Geneology of Fischer Family'

We can date back to 1800 to Bernhardt Fischer who was born and died in Gemany. He was married to Christina Hardman, also of Gemany. They were shopkeepers in Calla S.E. Germany We believe from a tin type picture taken in Gemany and brought to Canada by Grandfather Fischer that there wwere three children, a son Joheim Wilhelm Frederick Fischer and two daughters. Catherine who married in Germany and another daughter who was a dwarf. Joheim W.F. Fischer served in the army at Altenburg, Germany from 1850-1854,when he received his discharge. He came directly to Canada.

About the same time another family from Wurthmberg, Germany also sailed for Canada. Their names were Jacob Vogt, his wife Elizabeth Louber Vogt, two sons
Peter and John and two daughters - Catherine and another who was married to a Brickles. When they arrived at Canada, Peter was not allowed to enter being a cripple, so the Brickles changed their palns and taking Peter with them settled in one of our Eastern States (USA).

Joheim W.F. Fischer met and married Catherine Vogt September 5, 1855. They settled in South Middleton where they cleared their land, Lot 13, Concession #2, and built their home. The original house burned in 1930.

Joheim Wilhelm Fredeick Fischer b. February 28, 1830, d.January 3, 1899
Catherine Vogt Fischer b. January 27, 1832, d. October 14, 1905

Family of Fischers

Son - William b. July 19, 1856, d.September 1, 1856.
Twin sons - Henry b. April 20, 1858 d. December 9, 1860.
John William b. April 20, 1858, d. October 22, 1947.
Son - John b. February, d. July 21, 1952.
Daughter - Rosina b. March 20, 1863, d. February 18, 1951.
Twin Daughters - Lena Belle b. July 3, 1865, d. October 2, 1936
Margaret Elizabeth b. July 3, 1865, d. January 31, 1952.
Son - Henry Michael b. April 5, 1869, d. January 29, 1950.
Daughter - Margaret Amelia b. February 17, 1871, d. Februay 8, 1940.
Son - Charles Henry b. April 28, 1871, d. June 27, 1954.
Son - George Christian b. July 13, 1876, d. January 13, 1952.

The letter goes on thru the rest of the children marriages and their children.

I will not bother to type it all here, as I will just put it in order on the geneology lineage sheets. 
Fisher, Catherine (P371)
63 This is my great-grandfather and all that I know about him is off the grandma's
baptizmal certificate.

Elaine Maskelis Besco 
Kedanis, Ignas (P633)
64 Truman was a farmer. He also raised his brother and sisters after there deaths in 1855.

Cummings is of Scottish decent. Susan - Holland Dutch descent.

I am not sure of Edith's death but 1942 is very close.

Aunt Rose always signed her name Rosa.

Enoch P. Cummings (our great-great-grandfather's, Charles son, married Dolly W. Pillsbury of Sutton N.H. sister of the well known Flour Manufacturers, Hon. Geo. A. and John S. Pillsbury of Minneoplis. She died Dec. 8, 1858 at the age of 40. Their children, Dr. Herbert C. Cummings and merchant Charles Elliott Cummings. Enoch was known at the 'Old Guar' of the Republican party and in sympathy with John P. Hale and other leaders of that day in their struggle against slave power. A congientious christian man. A son Fred born June 16, 1873 at Concord N.H.. A brother of Enoch's was Lieut. Cyrus Cummings of Charlotte, MI..

Truman and Susan are buried in the Croswell Cemetary. 
Cummings, Truman Eliot (P554)
65 When I started asking grandma about the family history when I was just a teenager, she had told me that there were four children of Godfrey and Eva. The order which she had given me and that I had recorded all of these years was, Daniel, Percilla, Samuel and Lottie.

Over the years, it has been supported by the census rolls (1870 M-593 Reel 1272 & 1880 T-9 Reel 1070), but showing that Percilla, not Daniel, was the eldest as I had recorded the childred by eldest to youngest as my grandma had told me.
I do know from the 1900 and 1910 census rolls (T623 Reel 1325 and T624 Reel 1235. They lived at 206 Highland, Warren, Trumbell County, OH, USA.

They had one son, Peter Earl. 
Komray, Priscilla (P642)
66 William James 1840-1924 and his wife Eliza Jane were both born in England. Children of this marriage total nine.

The famil was so poor, that Grandma Fisher (Susan Amanda James) was sold when she was 11 years old for farm labor. Grandma's biggest regret in life was that she never had an education. Born Ontario, Canada. Buried Croswell Cemetary. 
James, William (P577)
67 William James 1840-1924 and his wife Eliza Jane were both born in England. Children of this marriage total nine.

The family was so poor, that Grandma Fisher (Susan Amanda James) was sold when she was 11 years old for farm labor. Grandma's biggest regret in life was that she never had an education. Born Victoria, Canada. Buried Croswell Cemetary.

She came to the USA in 1898. 
James, Susan Amana (P437)
68 Worked as mining engineer in Cripple Creek, CO Crosby, John Christie (P400)

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