Excerpted From 1884 History of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois,Crooked Creek Township p.534-535.
"CAPT. ROBERT S. CUMMINS was born in Kentucky, February 10, 1845, and is son of Moses and Rebecca A. (Scott) Cummins, also natives of Kentucky. He was reared on his father's farm until the breaking out of the late war. In 1862 he entered Company I, Ninth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Confederate States of America, and was commissioned Captain. At the battle of Hartsville, Tenn., he was wounded in the left thigh and side, and at Chickamauga was badly injured in the head and neck. After his recovery he rejoined his command, remained with it until Johnston's surrender, then came to Illinois, where, December 31, 1865, he married Lena Cummins, daughter of John Cummins of Edgar County. He then returned to his old Kentucky home, and in 1876 came back to Edgar County. Three years later he settled on Sections 28 and 29, this township, on a fine farm of 140 acres. He was elected Township Collector for 1882, is a Master Mason of Stratton Lodge No.408, and a Democrat. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Church, and parents of four children -- John W., Dora L., Lillie M. and Moses S. "
-Submitted by Minga (Buckle) Stivers