Biography of Fitchyou Cummings of Concord, Illinois

Fitchyou Cummings, Concord, was born in Gallatin County, Ill., May 8, 1818, and is the son of Thornton Cummings, deceased. Fitchyou Cummings came to Bureau County with his parents in 1834, and since that time has resided in Concord Township. His opportunities for an education were the most limited. Instead of schools, when coming to French Grove, there was excellent opportunity for the hunter to find game. As Mr. Cummings was of an independent nature, he wished to make for himself a farm, and as money was at that time almost impossible to obtain, he had to work whenever he …

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