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  1. George Harvey 2C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 25 FEB 1867 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 03 AUG 1956 in Trigg County, Kentucky

  2. David Davidson 1C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 04 OCT 1867 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 02 OCT 1942 in Canton, Trigg County, Kentucky

  3. James William 3C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 15 NOV 1871 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 19 APR 1919 in Morehouse, Missouri

  4. Child 5C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: BET 1874 AND 1877 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: in Died at birth

  5. Dabney Carr 4C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 04 SEP 1874 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 22 FEB 1921 in Trigg Furnace, Trigg County, Kentucky


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Maggie Dora 6C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 31 MAR 1879 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 11 FEB 1975 in Trigg County, Kentucky

  2. Virginia 'Janie' 7C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 06 JAN 1881. Death: JUN 1964


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Vangie Lee 8C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 23 DEC 1882 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 10 AUG 1926 in Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky

  2. Eula 9C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 04 MAY 1885 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 08 MAR 1952 in Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky

  3. Mamie Susan 10C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 25 FEB 1887 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 15 AUG 1957 in Trigg County, Kentucky

  4. Albert Sidney 12C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 19 APR 1889. Death: 19 AUG 1973

  5. Emma Kentucky 11C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 25 FEB 1894 in Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 22 OCT 1947 in Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky

  6. Charles Josh 13C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: 19 MAY 1896. Death: 14 JAN 1968

  7. Lola Love 14C6C3F Cunningham: Birth: JAN 1899 in Canton, Trigg County, Kentucky. Death: 16 JUN 1930 in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky


Sources
1. Title:   xCunningham Family History
Author:   Marqua Jean Duncan
Publication:   Name: Copyright 2002 McClanahan Publishing House;
2. Title:   CT - Cemetery Tombstone
3. Title:   DC - Death Certificate
Author:   U.S. Government
4. Title:   DI - Death Record or Index
Author:   U.S. Vital Records

Notes
a. Note:   H46
Note:   U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 Name: Elias A. Cunningham Side: Confederate Regiment State/Origin: Kentucky Regiment Name: 4 Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment Name Expanded: 4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry Company: G I Rank In: Private Rank In Expanded: Private Rank Out: Private Rank Out Expanded: Private Alternate Name: Alexander E.Cunningham Film Number: M377 roll 3
  * Service Record * Enlisted September 14, 1861 at Camp Burnett, TN and served with Co. G. 4th Kentucky Regt Inf. (CSA). Private Elias A. Cunningham enlisted under Col. Trabue and Capt. John B. Trice. His last colonel was Col. Albert P. Thompson. He was promoted from private to 4th corporal on January 10, 1863 and demoted from 4th corporal to private on June 7 1863. He was a member of the famous 'Orphan Brigade' and participated in the battles of Batan Rouge, Chickamauga, Dalton, GA and many others. He was wounded in the kneww at the Battle of Chickamauga on Sept 20, 1863. Pvt. Cunningham surrendered on May 6, 1865 in Washington, GA, and was paroled there on May 7, 1865. He took the oath of allegiance on May 21, 1865. He applied for his Pension on Aug 9, 1920. Perrin's History of Trigg County and his Confederate Veterans Pension Application give his birth date as May 12 1843, and Trigg County History gives his birth date as May 30, 1843. (from Trigg County, Kentucky, Veterans - Lest We Forget; Turner Publishing 2001)
  The people of Trigg partook largely of the general excitement, and being mostly Southern, such of them as designed taking part in the coming struggle repaired at once to the Southern camps. On the 1st day of July, 1861, a company composed of some of the best young men of Trigg County, rendezvoused at Canton, on the Cumberland River, under the following officers: Dr. J. L. Price, Captain; John Cunningham, First Lieutenant; John T. Baker, Second Lieutenant, and Francis M. Baker, Third Lieutenant. Thus organized the company numbered about ninety-three men rank and file. Among them were the following-named noncommissioned officers and privates: Robert W. Major, G. M. Ezell, A. L. Wallace, Z. Hughes, A. W. Wadlington, II. D. Wallace, Robert Dew, W. W. Dew, W. L. Durrett, W. H. Anderson, W. A. Atwood, Tandy Battoe, W. H. Braberry, J. W. Bell, J. F. Baker, J. G. Baynham, Linn Boyd, W. T. Boyd, Franc M. Bounds, J. T. Batt, R. A. Batt. William Bridges, M. C. Cunningham, Sr., M. C. Cunningham, Jr., E. A. Cunningham, G. G. Cunningham, Robert Calhoun. D. Cannon, W. F. Dew, W. B. Eidson, Franc M. Ferguson, J. 0. Ferguson, F. M. Ferguson, J. Q. Foster, S. P. B. Faughen. J. V. Gant, M. Gresham, G. E. Grace, Richard Grace, S. lodge, F. M. Hughes, H. Hughes, D. Hale, Riley Herald, F. P. Ingram, G. Johnson, S. A. Jefferson, N. Lyon, J. T. Lancaster, Richard Mayberry, William Meredith, G. W. Mitchell, J. F. Pritchard, Richard Pogue, H. Pister, W. W. Ryan, M. Rogers, A. P. Rutledge, D. Ray, R. P. Sanford, Monroe Sears, A. Smith, William Sills, T. R. Tyer, E. Timmons, A. C. Thomas, W. S. Williams, H. Williamson, J. B. Winn, W. K. Wallis, Walter Watkins and S. A. Yarbrough. (From the History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin, F.A. Battey Pub. Company, Chicago, 1884. Chapter V)
  * History * E. A. CUNNINGHAM was born in Rock Castle Precinct May 12, 1843, and is a son of William and Virginia (Mitchell) Cunningham. The father was born in Halifax County, Va., in 1800, and came to this county in 1817 with his father, William Cunningham. He made his home in this county until his death in the fall of 1880. E. A. Cunningham is the sixth of nine children, of whom eight are now living. He remained at home until he was of age, and then settled in the Canton Precinct, where he remained two years. He then moved to Cadiz Precinct; resided there five years, and afterward farmed in Rock Castle Precinct for eight years. In the fall of 1880, he came to his present farm, where he now owns about 300 acres. He devotes his attention mainly to tobacco growing. Mr. Cunningham was married in 1866 to Miss Margaret Hendrick, a daughter of George Hendrick. This lady was the mother of five sons, and died in January, 1877. In May following he was married to Miss Bettie Stalons, a daughter of Reuben Stalons of Cadiz Precinct. Two daughters bless this union. Mrs. Cunningham died in February, 1881, and Mr. Cunningham was next married in April, 1881, to Miss Susan F. Robenson, a daughter of Charles Robenson, of Lyon County. One Childlesses this union. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Cunningham was a soldier in the Rebellion, having enlisted in Company G, of the Fourth Kentucky Regiment, Confederate States of America, on August 22, 1861. He served until May 22, 1865. He was a non-commissioned officer. Among the battles in which he participated might be mentioned Baton Rouge, Chickamauga, Dalton, Ga., and many others. He was shot through the knee at the battle of Chickamauga. (From the History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin, F.A. Battey Pub. Company, Chicago, 1884. (Cadiz Precinct)
  * Death * 'Gallant 'Johnnie Reb' answers Last Roll Call End came suddenly to 'Uncle Alex' Cunningham near Cadiz Tuesday - was nearing seventy-eight years of age and leaves almost hundred descendants - Mr. E.A. Cunningham, affectionately referred to by many intimate friends as 'Uncle Alex', breathed his last at his home near the eastern city limits of Cadiz Tuesday afternoon at five o'clock. Death was sudden and unexpected. His sight had been badly impaired for several years, and while his health had not been the best, yet he had continued to go and come at will. A few days ago he had complained of not feeling well and for several days had been confined to his home, but was up most of the time. Tuesday afternoon while sitting in a chair in front of the family fireside, he complained of a shortness of breath and instantly ceased to breathe. Mr. Cunningham was one of the county's most honored citizens, and a member of its larges family, the Cunningham. He was born in Trigg Furnace Precinct on the 30th day of May, 1843, and if he had lived two months longer, would have been seventy eight years of age. He was a son of William and Virginia Mitchell Cunningham and was the sixth of a family of nine children, only two of whom survive - Mr. Dab Cunningham of near Canton, and Mrs. Eliza Daniel of Cadiz. His father was a native of Halifax county, VA., and William Cunningham, the father of the Cunningham family in Trigg county, was his grand-father, he having come to this county from Virginia in 1817. Mr. Cunningham had been married three times and leaves ninety-seven living descendants. His first marriage was in 1866 to Miss Margaret Hendricks, daughter of George Hendricks. The first wife, the mother of five sons, died in January, 1877. In May following he was married a second time to Miss Bettie Stallons, a daughter of the late Reubin Stallons. Two daughters were born as the result of this union. The second wife died in February, 1881, and Mr. Cunningham was married to the third wife in April of that year, she being Miss Susan F. Robenson, daughter of Charles Robenson, of Lyon Company The third wife died a number of years ago, and the following are the names of the eleven living children: David, of near Canton; Harvey, of near Roaring Spring; Mrs. Ed Calhoun, of near Bleidt; Mr. John T. Bridges, of Maple Grove; Mrs. R. N. Joiner of Cadiz; Albert, of Calloway county; Mrs. Jim Gentry and Mrs. Sell Ricks, of Canton; Mrs. Earl Clark, or nearby Bleidt; and Josh and Miss Lola, who resided with the father near Cadiz. William, a son, died two years ago in Missouri, and Dab died recently near Trigg Furnace, KY. Mr. Cunningham was a gallant Confederate soldier during the war between the states, and spend four years in the service. He was a member of the famous 'Orphan Brigade', and participated in the Battles of Baton Rouge, Chicamauga, Dalton, GA, and many others. He was shot through the knee at Chicamauga, and the effects of that wound followed him through life. He was given his final discharge from the army on the 22nd day of May, 1865, and returned to his Trigg County home. He lived the life of a farmer, in which he had been fairly successful. He spend a few years in Cadiz and Trigg Furnace Precincts, but in 1880 located on a farm of three hundred acres he bought near Canton, and lived there until about three years ago. He lived for two years in the southern section of the county, and moved to his place just east of Cadiz the first of this year. Few men of the county were better informed upon the issues of the day than Mr. Cunningham. He read extensively, talked fluently, and was interesting to listen to. While he never sought public office, he took deep interest in politics and gave much thought and study to the leading issues of the day. He was a recognized leader in his community, and no one enjoyed the esteem of more loyal friends. In religion he was a devoted Baptist and took great interest in his church and the cause of Christianity. He was a charitable man, delighted in helping others, and as a neighbor he would not be excelled. The remains were taken to the old home place near Canton and buried yesterday afternoon at two o'clock in the family lot. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John T. Cunningham, of Princeton, a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends being present. Thus another of Trigg county's 'grand old men' has been called from the walks of life to the final reward in the eternal and everlastin here-after. (from The Cunningham Family, Leaves (from the Family Tree, by Marqua Duncan, 2002 - 1921 Article in newspaper)


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