Cummings, Preston

Cummings, Preston a Congregational minister, was born in Seekonk, Massachusetts, May 1, 1800. He spent his early life in Attleborough, where he fitted for college, and graduated from Brown University in 1822. He studied theology with Dr. Calvin Park; was ordained at Lebanon, N.Y., August 22, 1825; dismissed in February 1827; was pastor in Dighton, Massachusetts, from December 26 following until October 5, 1835; of the North Church, Wrentham, from July 6, 1836, to January 1, 1838; and at Buckland from 1840 to 1848. He resided in Leicester from 1851 to 1871, and thereafter in Holden, where he died April 8, 1875. Mr. Cummings compiled a valuable Dictionary of Congregational Usages and Principles. See Hist. of Meriden Association, page 183. (J.C.S.)

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