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Major General John Noble Cumming


Original Member, admitted 1783

Major General John Noble Cumming
5th Vice-President of the New Jersey Society 1808-1821

5th Vice-President of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati
In office
1808 — 1821
Preceded by Joseph Bloomfield
Succeeded by Jeremiah Ballard

Vice-President of the Society of the Cincinnati in New Jersey 1808-1821. Began his service in the Revolutionary War as 1st Lieutenant in Captain Richard Howells Company in the 2nd Regiment NJ Line 29 Nov 1775. 1st Lieutenant in Captain James Lawries Company 29 Nov 1776. Captain 30 Nov 1776. Major in the 1st Regiment NJ Line 16 Apr 1780. Lt. Colonel in the 2nd Regiment NJ Line 29 Dec 1781 and Lt. Colonel Commandant in the 3rd Regiment NJ Line 11 Feb 1783. Retained in and last served in Cummings Continental Battalion from Apr 1783. Served to the close of war or 13 Nov 1783. Born in Monmouth County, NJ on 19 Jan 1752 and died in Newark, NJ on 6 Jul 1821. Major General of the 2nd Division NJ Militia. Princeton graduate 1774 and MA Degree 1777. Judge and Justice in New Jersey. Constructed the first raceways in Paterson, NJ which brought water power to the mills from Passaic Falls. Trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark from 1798 and the Second Prebyterian Church from its founding in 1809. Surveyor of the Highways 1787. Overseer of Highways 1788. Vice President of the Newark Fire Association from its organization in 1797. A Founder and member of the Board of Trustees of the Newark Academy for over fifteen years from 1795. A Founder and Director of Newark Banking and Insurance Company, the first