Cunningham & Gage

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  • ID: I135
  • Name: John 'Duck' 1F CUNNINGHAM Sr. 1
  • Sex: M
  • Reference Number: 18
  • Birth: 01 NOV 1796 in Albemarle County, Virginia
  • Burial: John Cunningham Cemetery, Trigg County, Kentucky
  • Event: Migration 1818 Moved from Virginia to Trigg County, Kentucky 2
  • Census: 1810 Virginia, Albemarle County, St Anns, age 10-15 (living in father's household)
  • Event: Census Slave Schedule 1850 Kentucky, Trigg County, District 2, 1 black female age 46, 1 mulatto male age 20, 1 black female age 20, 1 black male age 17, 1 mulatto female age 15, 1 black male age 14, 1 black male age 12, 1 black male age 8
  • Medical Information: parents Wm & Nancy Cunningham; listed as married 3
  • Death: 30 OCT 1854 in Trigg County, Kentucky 3 of Dysentery; 1 month ill
  • Census: 1820 Kentucky, Trigg County, age 16-26 (living in father's household)
  • Census: 1830 Kentucky, Trigg County, 1 male <5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 20-30, 1 female <5, 1 female 20-30
  • Census: 1840 Kentucky, Trigg County, 1 male <5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female <5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 30-40
  • Census: 1850 Kentucky, Trigg County, District 2, age 53, head, married, Farmer, value of real estate 1500 VA (John Cunningham)
  • Note:
    John's family lived near the river and so were called 'The Duck Cunninghams'.

    1830 Trigg County, Kentucky - There is an extra male 10-15, and an extra male 20-30 living in the household.

    Kentucky Land Grants
    Grantee: Cunningham, John
    Acres: 50
    Book: Y
    Survey Date: 11-21-1828
    County: Trigg
    WaterCourse: Little R
    Volume 1
    Part 1
    page 521
    More Info: Grantee: Cunningham, John
    Acres: 50
    Book: Y
    Page: 84
    Date Survey: 11-21-1828
    County: Trigg
    Watercourse: Little R

    John Cunningham, age 58, male, married, farmer, son of William and Nancy Cunningham died 30 October 1854 of dysentery. Illness 1 month. born Albemarle Co., A.
    (Trigg County Death Records 1852-1862)

    Will of John Cunningham - Will Book D, page 530, Trigg County, Kentucky
    In the name of God Amen - I John Cunningham of the county of Trigg Co., KY and the State of Kentucky being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of life; do make and ordain this as and for my last Will and Testament, that is to say. I will and bequeath unto my five following named children each the sum of seventy-five dollars in money or property to make them equal to my other children - this is to say - John, Mary Isabella, Edna, and Helen Cunningham. I will and direct that my just debts shall be paid and after the payment of the above legacies and my debts, Iwill and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Cunningham for and during her natural life or widowhood all the residue of my estate real and personal and at her death it is my will and desire that my Executor herein after named shall sell for the besst price to be had all my land, slaves, and other property that may be on hand and divide the proceeds amongst my then living children and their heirs of such of them as may die before that time leaving living children - Should my wife marry again, it is my will that she receive one third of my estate as though I had made no will and that my Executor is authorized and directed to dispose of that part of my estate not assigned her, as herein before directed and at her death to dispose of the dower property in the same way - I hereby appoint my friend James E. Thomson Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former will be my at anytime heretofore made - June 12th 1854.
    (Signed) John Cunningham - Seal
    Witnesses: James Cunningham
    Starkie Thomas
    Commonwealth of Kentucky
    Trigg County
    I Albert S. Dabney clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing last Will and Testament of John Cunningham deceased was on this day proven in open court according to law by the oaths of James Cunningham and Starkie Thomas the two subscribing witnesses thereto and the same was ordered to be recorded. Whereupon said last Will and Testament together with the foregoing certificate hath been duly admitted to record in my office - given under my hand this 8th day of January 1855.
    A.S. Dabney, County Clerk.

    Father: William CUNNINGHAM b: 1765 in Bonnie, Ayrshire County, Scotland
    Mother: Nancy Elizabeth CARR b: 1770 in Charlottesville, Albermarle County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Mary ''Polly'' GRESHAM b: 09 FEB 1803 in Halifax County, Virginia
    • Married: 19 FEB 1822 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    1. Has Children William Lee 1C1F CUNNINGHAM Sr. b: 25 DEC 1822 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    2. Has No Children Eliza Jane 2C1F CUNNINGHAM b: 14 NOV 1824 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    3. Has Children Elizabeth Ann 'Betsy' 3C1F CUNNINGHAM b: 03 JUN 1825 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    4. Has No Children Nancy Jane 4C1F CUNNINGHAM b: 14 SEP 1828 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    5. Has Children Jasper Thomas 5C1F CUNNINGHAM Sr. b: 28 JUL 1830 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    6. Has Children Dr John 6C1F CUNNINGHAM Jr. b: 21 SEP 1836 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    7. Has Children Mary 7C1F CUNNINGHAM b: 04 DEC 1838 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    8. Has Children Isabella 'Belle' 8C1F CUNNINGHAM b: 07 SEP 1840 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    9. Has Children Edna C. 'Eddy' 9C1F CUNNINGHAM b: 27 JUL 1842 in Kentucky
    10. Has Children Helen Marion 10C1F CUNNINGHAM b: 26 OCT 1846 in Kentucky

    Marriage 2 Miss UNKNOWN b: ABT 1804 in I am basing her age on John's 1850 Slave census, she is age 46
    • Note: It is speculated that John had a relationship with one of his slaves, and that relationship produced a son, Tandy. I have included him under John for research purposes. If anyone has any information about Tandy please contact me.
    1. Has Children Tandy CUNNINGHAM b: 28 MAR 1828 in Kentucky

    1. Author: Marqua Jean Duncan
      Title: xCunningham Family History
      Publication: Name: Copyright 2002 McClanahan Publishing House;
      Source Medium: Book
      Source Quality: 566 pages w/photos

      Leaves from the Family Tree, William and Nancy (Carr) Cunningham of Trigg County, Kentucky. (Marqua is the granddaughter of John 8C5C8F Spurlin Cunningham, and the daughter of Benjamin & Mary (Cunningham) Petzold.)
    2. Author: Gage, Emma
      Title: Wade, Martin D
      Publication: Name: 1890's;
        Name: In my possession

      Source Medium: Manuscript

      Diary of Emma Gage, recorded in the 1890's, sent to me from Martin D. Wade, via US Mail
    3. Author: U.S. Government
      Title: DC - Death Certificate
        Name: - or Tangible copy owned or viewed

      Source Medium: Official Document

      Information from viewing actual scanned image of death certificate, or actual tangible copy owned.
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