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Edward Hamilton Cumming

August 29, 1804
January 1, 1889
Home Town:
Savannah, GA
Later Residences:
Akron, OH
Massillon, OH
Urbana, OH
Springfield, OH
Sarah Warder Cumming (February 13, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
Edward Hamilton Cumming was the son of John Nobel and Sarah (Hedding) Cumming. After marrying, Cumming abandoned the practice of law and took up the ministry. He graduated from the Kenyon Theological Seminary in Ohio and became an Episcopalian minister.

In 1850, he served as an agent for the American Tract Society and in 1851 he became Rector of St. Paul's in Akron, OH. However, later that year Cumming became the Rector at St. Timothy's in Massillon, OH until April 3, 1859. Cumming then pursued worked as a missionary, first at Urbana from 1859 to 1860 and then for the next thirteen years as a missionary at large. While working as a missionary, his permanent residence was in Springfield, OH.
"I never will I never can I cannot bear the idea and I feel insulted when a man calls me a lawyer, I am happy that I am not a lawyer." Edward Cumming to Amelia Ogden, March 29, 1829

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Hamilton College in 1824 and attended Kenyon Theological Seminary in 1849.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Religious Calling
Admitted To Bar:
1830 in Litchfield County Court; Springfield, OH in 1830 or 1831

Related Objects and Documents
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Woodruff, George Catlin. "LLS Notes." Litchfield Historical Society.; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 22.

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