Title: xCunningham Family History
Author: Marqua Jean Duncan
Publication: Name: Copyright 2002 McClanahan Publishing House;
Title: DC - Death Certificate
Author: U.S. Government
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 Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS Volume 1 Part 1 CHAPTER VI KENTUCKY LAND WARRANTS (1816-1873) THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY 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.
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