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Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Posted: 27 Dec 2001 8:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Aug 2003 1:23AM GMT
Surnames: CUNNINGHAM, THURMAN, JENNINGS, BOWLING, ANTHONY
I descend from the Cunninghams through my mother -- Patti. Her parents are Udell CUNNINGHAM and Doris THURMAN. My line extends from my grandfather to Herman CUNNINGHAM (m. Annie Lola JENNINGS), son of Amos Blakey CUNNINGHAM (m. Stella Ophelia BOWLING), son of Johnson Franklin CUNNINGHAM (m. Mary Anne Penelope ANTHONY), son of William CUNNINGHAM (m. Sarah ? -- possibly Sarah CARTLEDGE). I am interested in a mutual information exchange with fellow researchers on this line.

Re: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Posted: 4 Jan 2002 1:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 May 2003 8:37PM GMT
Hello. I know there was a William Cunningham in Oglethorpe Co., GA in 1806. He was a Grantee to Grantor James Roseberry signed 20 Jul 1806. Is this your William? Do you know who William's siblings were? I am searching for a Sampson Cunningham who was born about 1790 in GA. My Cunningham's were in Lee Co., GA>Macon Co., GA. I believe your Cunninghams may be connected to mine, just do not know how. Any assistance will be appreciated.

Re: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Posted: 4 Jan 2002 4:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Aug 2003 1:23AM GMT
Surnames: Cunningham
Geneva, I don't know of a Sampson in my direct line, but there are lots of Cunninghams in offshoots that I didn't keep track of. The William of which you speak might be my gggg-grandfather. He did have three brothers, but I have to look up their names, and my baby daughter is not going to let me do that tonight. Be lucky if I can finish this post! I know one brother was George, and I think another was James, but I can't recall the third.

Re: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Steve Cunningham (View posts)
Posted: 17 Jan 2002 6:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Dana, I can help. My Grandfather was Charles Benjamin Cunningham, son of Johnson Franklin Cunningham. Contact me.

Re: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Steve Cunningham (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jan 2002 5:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
We might have a link. Family lore has it four Cunningham brothers migrated to Georgia, from VA about 1790. Two of those were George and William. George settled in Newton, GA. William ended up in Oglethorpe. My William was born 1790, deceased 1875, married to a Sarah Cartledge. George married Agnes Patrick. Help?

Re: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Posted: 9 Mar 2002 3:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Sep 2004 1:24AM GMT
Surnames: Smith, Gunter, Turman
I'm tracking any leads on ancestors of John Singleton Smith (b. Elbert Co. GA). I know this is a stretch, but here goes: A "Singleton Smith" (not the same) married a Sarah T. Cunningham in Elbert Co. GA between 1836-1850. Now, some of my great aunts were born in Oglethorpe (Co.?) GA. Maybe their parents, my John Singleton and Cynthia Louise Gunter (Smith) moved back to Oglethorpe from Elberton because they had family there. I'll clarify (or try to). I know for certain that I can claim from me back to John Lindsey Smith and Clem Turman of Elberton GA. I don't know who Lindsey's folks were. You know that families name children after ancestors. Maybe JL and Clem named their son after JL's father, Singleton. Maybe Sarah Cunningham was from Oglethorpe, and maybe my family moved BACK there because of relatives. Makes my head spin. Between the 2 of us' info we can link the two families or eliminate them. My email is nates@altamaha. net. Please reply.

Re: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Posted: 16 Mar 2002 5:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Jun 2004 9:20AM GMT
Surnames: SMITH, GRESHAM, ELLINGTON, DILLARD, CUNNINGHAM
Source: CD #3: Marriage Index Al, Ga, SC (1641-1941)
Elbert Co Ga 1803-1877:
Caleb J. SMITH to Elizabeth CHRISTIAN 16 Nov 1841
Larkin SMITH to Roan Evilina CUNNINGHAM 24 Oct 1839
Singleton SMITH to Mary ASHWORTH 22 Nov 1838
Singleton SMITH to Sarah T. CUNNINGHAM 03 Sep 1843
James D. SMITH married Elizabeth [SHAW] 17 Nov 1850 in Elbert Co Ga **my 2g-g/parents**
William W. SMITH married Sarah J. PENN 20 May 1831 in Elbert Co Ga ** I think he's my 3g-father (not proven yet!)
Jacob B. SMITH married Frances PENN 10 Aug 1837
Thomas A. SMITH married Winney PENN 15 Sep 1833
Source: CD #3: Marriage Index Al, Ga, SC (1641-1941)
Smith, William married Elizabeth Elder 24 Dec 1813 Oglethorpe Co Ga
Smith, Peter married Hannah Elsberry 25 Mar 1794 Oglethorpe Co Ga
Smith, Ann married Joseph Elsberry 09 Feb 1797 Oglethorpe Co Ga
Smith, Robert L. married Lucinda A. Gresham 24 Nov 1814 Oglethorpe Co Ga
Smith, Jane P. married Thomas T. Gresham 25 Aug 1825 Oglethorpe Co Ga
================================
Nate, SOMEHOW I THINK there is a connection between some of these Smith's with the Ellington, Gresham, Dillard & Cunningham's of Elbert, Oglethorpe, & Taliaferro counties Ga.
I have just started my search for my gg-grandfather James D Smith's parents & siblings so I have nothing concrete to go except....the 4 surnames I listed above can all be related by marriage as these are the names of my gg-grandmother Caroline D [Gresham] Nunnelee's mother, father, paternal grandmother & maternal grandmother (in that order) and they were from these same 3 counties long before 1850...
Researching for a connection to the Elbert Co Ga Smith's is going to be quite a task due to the time period because the 1790-1840 census' ONLY gave the name of the Head of the Household....
I must note.... Caroline D [Gresham] Nunnelee is my MOTHER's great-grandma and James D. Smith is my FATHER's great-grandpa.
I've copied your messages and your email because I have a pretty strong hunch we're going to end up cousins and after 25 years of family research my hunches are pretty accurate.
Kathye

Re: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Posted: 16 Mar 2002 3:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Sep 2004 1:24AM GMT
I'm getting ready to leave to go to the 75th Smith family reunion in Fitzgerald, GA. I hope to find a wealth of info. If I find something that connects us (or not) I'll let you know. Elimination is more than half the process, but I don't have to tell you that. If you'd like to further converse, my email is nates@altamaha.net. Your hunch may be right. nate

Re: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Posted: 16 Mar 2002 4:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Jun 2004 9:20AM GMT
Surnames: SMITH, SHAW, PENN
Hi Nate,
Oh I envy you going to a Smith Reunion!!!! I know you're going to have a "carnival of fun"....!!!!
I gave you a sketch of my "work notes" on William W. Smith in my frst email....but I am going to send you a WordPad document (pre-scanned by McAfee!) called SHAWPRVN doc
This is a summary of everything I can prove by LEGAL records as of today on regarding my GG-grandparents James D. SMITH and Mary Elizabeth [SHAW].....maybe someone will mention one of them at the reunion....There were a couple of other "J.D." & "James D" Smith's in Georgia about GG-grandpa's age but I know for a fact he died in Jun1879 & was born in Jun 1825 or 1826 depending if he was born before or after June 1st.
I'm getting more and more convinced she was the daughter of Robert Washington Shaw & Martha [Ashley] (they were in Elbert Co Ga 1840 & 1850 and moved to Cherokee Co Al by 1860......not PROVEN yet but the circumstantial evidence is getting pretty strong......including the fact that William W. Smith's widowed 2nd wife Sarah Jane [PENN] is shown:
1840 Elbert Co Ga/Dist 201/pg 182: HH = Sarah Jane SMITH
1840 Elbert Co Ga/Dist 201/pg 182: HH = Robert W. SHAW
1850 Elbert Co Ga/Elbert District/pg 386/HH 321-321 = HH
Smith, S.J./white feml age 41 born Ga + 2 chn ages 16, 13.
1850 Elbert Co Ga/Elbert District/pg 384/HH 296-296 = HH
SHAW, R.W./white male age 39 born SC
...l Iook forward to sharing my progress with you!!! Have a safe and successful trip!!!
Kathye [Payne] Upham
Red River County, Texas

Re: Cunninghams of Oglethorpe Co., GA, Texas

Posted: 16 Mar 2002 4:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Jun 2004 9:20AM GMT
Surnames: SMITH, SHAW, PENN
"neighbor" info re the 1840, 1850 Elbert Co Ga census'......
1850 Elbert Co Ga (selected SMITH Heads of Household)
Smith, T.S./pg 380b/HH 247-247/lines 23-29
Smith, P./pg 381/HH 256-256/lines 31-33
Smith, H./pg 383/HH 282-282/lines 21-28
Smith, T./pg 387b/in Hilly HH 342-342/line 06: wm age 11 Ga + Smith, L./pg 387b/in Hilly HH 342-342/line 05: wm age 15 Ga Smith, A./pg 389b/HH 377-377/lines 14-18
Smith, L./pg 428/HH 949-949/15-17
1840 Elbert Co Ga/Dist 201/other HH on pg 182:
Smith, Elijah C; Smith, Thomas S; Smith, William
ALSO - William W. Smith (husband of Sarah Jane [Penn]):
1830 Elbert Co Ga/unk twp/HH = Wm W. Smith/pg 134:
Males: 1=50-60; 2=10-15; 2=0-5 Females: 1=40-50; 1=10-15; 1=5-10 & 29 male slaves
+1830 Neighbors: Rachel Richards; Stephen Carleton; Jesse Downs; Elizabeth Ham; Wm C Haynes (is Wm D /1840/pg 183); Wiley Philips; Samuel Edmonson; Thomas Edmonson; John Page; George Cox.
+1830 Elbert Co Ga/unk twp/Smith HH= Smith, Ellijah pg 120; Smith, Robert/pg 120; Smith, Fielding pg 122; Smith, Paris pg 123; Smith, Robert pg 126; Smith, Volentine pg 132; Smith, Jesse pg 135; Smith, John pg 135; Smith, Nathaniel pg 135; Smith, Benjamin pg 136; Smith, Zachariah pg 136; Smith, Lindsay pg 142**
1820 Elbert Co Ga/unk /HH = Wm W. Smith/pg 161:
Males: 1=0-10; 1=26-45 Females: 3=0-10; 1=18-26; 1 unnaturalized foreign citizen
1820 Elbert Co Ga/unk /pg 161: neighboring HH = :
Line 02: Smith, Charles
Males: 1=18-26
Females: 1=16-18; 1=26-45; 7?=foreign
Line 11: Dilard, James
Males: 1=0-10/2=10-16/1=16-18 /1=18-26/1=45+
Females: 1=10-16/2=16-18/1=26-45/ 4=foreign
Line 12: Barnes, Priscilla
Males: 1=16-18/2=18-26
Females: 1=26-45/3=foreign
Line 13: Kinnebrew, Henry
Males: 2=0-10/1=10-16/1=45+
Females: 2=0-10/1=10-16/1=16-18/1=18-26/7=foreign
Line 14: *** Smith, William W.
Line 15: Smith, Henry
Males: 2=0-10/1=45+
Females: 1=0-10/3=10-16/1=16-18/1=18-26/3=foreign
**personally transcribed from the original handwritten census pages by Kathye [Payne] Upham

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