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CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Posted: 25 Aug 2001 4:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Feb 2005 7:19PM GMT
I'm looking for information on the ancestors/descendants of John M. Cunningham/Margaret Hill who married in P.E. Co. 8 Feb 1785. I have copy of John's 1844 will and estate distribution. Daughter Jane Cunningham (b. 1788) was my ancestor. She married Adam Calhoun McElroy 1804 and family moved to TN 1814.

Re: CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Ina Jackson (View posts)
Posted: 1 Sep 2004 8:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: cunningham
Hello

Your John Cunningham is his parents Thomas & Dorcas Cunningham and he was born in Ireland? I have some information I will share. I am research Thomas & Dorcas son James; James son Samuel; Samuel son James. I am looking for their wills and faily members. I am looking for my ancestors name in their wills.
Thanks Ina

Re: CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Posted: 5 Sep 2004 12:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Apr 2005 12:31AM GMT
Ina: My John M. Cunningham was supposedly the same John named in the will as son of Alexander Cunningham/Esther Mary Michaux. Though I have never found any actual documents to confirm this, there is a bible record in the family of John's daughter which states that this was true.

I believe the Thomas and Dorcas you mentioned were in Charlotte County? I know there is considerable confusion on the "Cub Creek Cunninghams" (James Cunningham/Ann Thompson) and others who seemed to travel frequently between what is now Charlotte/Prince Edward/Cumberland and Buckingham counties. My Alexander was first found in Goochland, but I'm reasonably certain that he didn't move - just lived in the portion of Goochland which became Cumberland County - and pretty near the area that was to become Prince Edward County.

WIth all the Johns, James and Thomas' in these Cunningham lines, it is quite a challenge to figure out who belongs where.
Good luck!

LaVerne

Re: CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Posted: 31 Jul 2006 5:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks LaVerne for the info. sorry i had not been back to check my posting.
thanks Ina

Re: CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Posted: 21 Mar 2007 11:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am Rob Cunningham, a descendent of John and Margaret Cunningham thru Newton Cunningham. Should be 'Cunninghams of Prince Edward, VA' line here shortly.

Re: CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Posted: 22 Mar 2007 12:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cunningham, Hill
Rob: So happy to find a Cunningham cousin! Thanks so much for posting your Cunningham information - my direct ancestor was Newton's older sister, Jane who married Adam Calhoun McElroy and moved to Tennessee in 1818. I have only taken a quick look at the information and have some additional information and some "tidbits" on the families that you might find interesting. I haven't worked on the Cunningham/Hill lines for a very long time and yesterday discovered that the notes are all in a mess (the notes didn't fare well when transferred from one software program to another...) and I need to update notes on some of Newton's siblings... I have not yet posted any family trees on line, but once I have cleaned up these files, guess I might as well start with the Cunninghams.

By the way - I have always been just a bit uncomfortable with John M. being the son of Alexander & Easter Mary -- I've found it more than a little disconcerting that the names Alexander and Easter/Esther just don't appear in these families - either in John M./Margaret's children nor in grandchildren which was rather odd for that time period. In fact, the first son (born about a year after the marriage) was Samuel H. (Margaret's father was John Hill - and first son was traditionally named after the paternal grandfather - and often with the mother's maiden name as the middle name - though no idea if the "H" stands for Hill). I THINK the source of Alexander/Esther Mary as parents for John may have been an early DAR application - but it might well have been a bible record - (so far the
only bible record I've seen is that of daughter Rebecca (who married (1) Francis Drinkard and (2) Daniel C. Glenn)so
I may be way off base. However, while researching the Hills, I've discovered that there are some deeds which list a John Cunningham Sr. & John Jr. as witnesses on same deed, which is interesting - also found references to Samuel and Matthew Cunningham during those early years - and all appear to have lived in close proximity to the Hill families.

While my information is definitely not ready to post on Ancestry.com, if you'd like, I can send you a gedcom file of the whole mess and let you wade your way through the information duplications and wordwrap mishaps...

LaVerne

Re: CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Posted: 22 Mar 2007 4:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would love to see what you have. Regarding Alexander and Easter Cunningham, my copy of the history of Prince Edward County(Herbert Bradshaw) states that there was a son John, so that's pretty much what I've been relying on, not to mention the name Michaux which runs throughout so many back then. My confusion starts when trying to backtrack past Alexander; nobody seems to have a clear idea who his parents were, which is why I didn't take things further back. Anyway, I'm fairly new at this and it's mostly for fun, although I do find it all extremely interesting. Hopefully my board, Cunninghams of Prince Edward, Va, pretty much brings the Alexander/John M/Newton Cunningham line up to date. If you like, contact me direct at holhog@comcast.net.

Re: CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Posted: 23 Mar 2007 8:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cunningham/Hill/Davis/Calhoun/Spencer
I'd like to chime in here. My Davis/Spencer line married into the Cunningham line and I would like to get more information as Newton's first wife is from my line. Right now I'm at work but would like to share information with both of you and I have to look at my file at home. I think I have some earlier information from LaVerne. Several family members left Prince Edward and I have little further information.

Patte Wood
Lexington, Virginia

Re: CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Posted: 23 Mar 2007 10:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Davis, Calhoun
Hi, Patte! Good to hear from you after all this time. Yes, you very kindly shared Davis information with me several years ago - though unfortunately, my Davis line is altogether different, I believe (mine are George/Violet Davis whose daughter Violet married Adam Calhoun before Dec 1752 and who probably came to America with the Pickens from N. Ireland).

I don't have much on Newton's first wife, but do have the names of the children (youngest was Mary J. who was born
5 Dec 1848 -- P.E. County death records give her parents as Newton & "Elizabeth" Cunningham -- I'm guessing they used Sarah Elizabeth's middle name maybe to avoid confusion with his second wife, Sarah Frances Rice? A daughter from that second marriage is listed as the child of Newton and Sarah) Didn't you tell me that Sarah Elizabeth died in 1848?

We've had some very nice weather here in Atlanta and my husband & I have both had a serious case of Spring Fever... spent yesterday at the garden shop and today planting yesterdays purchases... We had big plans for another shopping trip and more planting, but I'm not sure either of us will wake up with bodies willing to cooperate.

Re: CUNNINGHAM/HILL

Posted: 24 Mar 2007 2:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cunningham,Davis,Venable,Spencer,Glenn,Brightwell,Foster,Moore,Rice,Pettipool
LaVerne,

Here is what I have in my database. I have Mary Jane under the second wife who did die in 1848 and I have Mary Jane born 1848 so I'm not clear on this.

I'm also curious if these Cunninghams are related to any of the Rockbridge Cunninghams.

Corrections and additions are welcome,

Patte Wood


First Generation
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1. John M. CUNNINGHAM. [25] John M. was born in 1758. John M. died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 17 Dec 1844. [309]

On 8 Feb 1785 John M. married Margaret Hill PETTIPOOL [25], daughter of unknown PETTIPOOL & unknown FRANKLIN, in Prince Edward Co., VA. [60] Margaret Hill was born in Dec 1761. [317] Margaret Hill died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 2 Nov 1845. [309]

They had the following children:
i. Samuel H. Samuel H. was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, in Jun 1786. [309, family bible]
In 1820 Samuel H. married Henrietta CARTER.
ii. Jane. Jane was born on 21 Jan 1788.
On 16 Apr 1804 when Jane was 16, she married Adam Calhoun McELROY, son of James McELROY & Violet Davis CALHOUN, in Prince Edward Co. [60], [203], [309, family bible]
iii. Sarah S. Sarah S. was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 22 Jan 1790. [309, family bible]
On 25 Jan 1817 when Sarah S. was 27, she married Benjamin BALDWIN, in Prince Edward Co., VA. [309]
iv. Betsy Ann. Betsy Ann was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 1 Feb 1792. [309]
In 1828 Betsy Ann married Regin PORTER. [309]
v. Margaret “Peggy”. Margaret “Peggy” was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 6 Jun 1794. [309]
Margaret “Peggy” married Dr. Tom MATTHEWS [309].
vi. John P. John P. was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, in Aug 1796. John P. died in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1823. [309]
vii. Josiah. Josiah was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 10 Oct 1798.
In 1829 Josiah married Matilda WHITEHEAD. [309]
2 viii. Rebecca (1800-1874)
3 ix. Matilda (1802-)
4 x. Newton B. (1806-1861)
xi. Eliza. Eliza was born on 11/18/180?
On 19 Nov 1825 when Eliza was 19, she married William BAKER.

Second Generation
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2. Rebecca CUNNINGHAM (John M.1). [25] Rebecca was born in 1800. Rebecca died in 1874.

On 13 Sep 1821 Rebecca first married Francis DRINKARD. [309] Francis died bef 1837.

On 22 Nov 1837 Rebecca second married Daniel C. GLENN [178], son of Peyton GLENN (1755-1813) & Sara VENABLE (1758-<1809), in Prince Edward Co., VA. [309] Daniel C. was born in 1797. Daniel C. died in 1863.

They had the following children:
5 i. James Peyton (1838-1907)
6 ii. Charles Edward (1840-1921)
iii. Isaac Scott [178]. Isaac Scott was born in 1843. Isaac Scott died in 1863.

3. Matilda CUNNINGHAM (John M.1). Matilda was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 10/19/180?

In 1829 Matilda married Samuel HUNT. [309]

They had one child:
i. George.
George married Sallie Venable CUNNINGHAM, daughter of Newton B. CUNNINGHAM (4) (1806-1861) & Sarah Elizabeth DAVIS (-1848). Sallie Venable was born ca 1835.

4. Newton B. CUNNINGHAM (John M.1). [25] Newton B. was born on 24 Aug 1806. [60] Newton B. died in Aug 1861. [60]

On 10 Dec 1830 when Newton B. was 24, he first married Sarah Elizabeth DAVIS [25], daughter of William Spencer DAVIS (1785-1816) & Martha White VENABLE (~1789-1844), in Prince Edward Co. b. Daniel Glenn. [25], [317] Sarah Elizabeth died in 1848. [25], [60]

They had the following children:
i. Martha Madison. Martha Madison was born ca 1833.
Martha Madison married John FOSTER, son of Rowland FOSTER (ca1803-). John was born in Cumberland Co., VA, ca 1829. [7]
ii. Sallie Venable. Sallie Venable was born ca 1835.
Sallie Venable married George HUNT, son of Samuel HUNT & Matilda CUNNINGHAM (3) (1802-).
iii. Margaret. Margaret was born ca 1837.
iv. Isabella. Isabella was born ca 1841.
Isabella married Rowland FOSTER, son of Rowland FOSTER (ca1803-). Rowland was born in Cumberland Co., VA, ca 1833. [7]
v. Isaac N. Isaac N. was born ca 1847. Isaac N. died in battle of Petersburg, in May 1865. [60] Occupation: soldier CSA. [60]
vi. John Robert. John Robert was born ca 1848. John Robert died in Apr 1896.
John Robert married ? POLLARD.

On 3 Feb 1849 when Newton B. was 42, he second married Sarah Frances RICE, daughter of Thomas RICE & Maria (RICE), in Prince Edward Co. VA b. John T. Price. [11]

They had the following children:
i. Ann Maria.
7 ii. Mary Jane (1848-1885)

Third Generation
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5. James Peyton GLENN (Rebecca CUNNINGHAM2, John M.1). [178] James Peyton was born in 1838. James Peyton died in 1907.

James Peyton married Kate (GLENN).

They had the following children:
i. Edward Melvin. Edward Melvin was born in 1868. Edward Melvin died in 1947.
Edward Melvin married Capitola Jane BRIGHTWELL. Capitola Jane was born in 1869. Capitola Jane died in 1930.
8 ii. Mary Daniel (1870-1946)
iii. John Robert. John Robert was born in 1872. John Robert died in 1935.
iv. James Thomas. James Thomas was born in 1874. James Thomas died in 1946.
James Thomas married Elsie UNKNOWN.
v. Rochelle Magdaline. Rochelle Magdaline was born in 1877. Rochelle Magdaline died in 1958.
vi. William Cooper. William Cooper was born in 1879. William Cooper died in 1959.
vii. Nannie Rebecca. Nannie Rebecca was born in 1881. Nannie Rebecca died in 1932.
Nannie Rebecca married James Artie GILLIAM. James Artie was born in 1878. James Artie died in 1956.
viii. Cromwell Venable. Cromwell Venable was born in 1884. Cromwell Venable died in 1954.
Cromwell Venable first married Gwendolyn (GLENN).
Cromwell Venable second married Myrtle BURK.
ix. Kate Nona. Kate Nona was born in 1887. Kate Nona died in 1976.
Kate Nona married James Morton ELAM.
x. Isaac Peyton. Isaac Peyton was born on 9 Apr 1889. Isaac Peyton was 66 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 4 Jun 1955. Buried in Prospect Cemetery. Occupation: VA Sargeant 7 Cook CO ASC WWI.

6. Charles Edward GLENN (Rebecca CUNNINGHAM2, John M.1). [178] Charles Edward was born on 24 Feb 1840. Charles Edward was 81 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 2 Dec 1921. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

Charles Edward married Mattie J. (GLENN). Mattie J. was born on 13 Apr 1844. Mattie J. was 102 when she died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 22 Aug 1946. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

They had the following children:
9 i. Isaac Henry (1866-1951)
10 ii. Daniel Stuart (1868-1960)
iii. Emma. Emma was born on 25 Feb 1871. Emma was 86 when she died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 14 May 1957. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.
Emma married Robert Warren FUQUA. Robert Warren was born on 27 Oct 1866. Robert Warren was 71 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 20 Aug 1938. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.
iv. Edward Elliby. Edward Elliby was born in 1872. Edward Elliby died in 1941.
Edward Elliby married Hattie Swan WILKERSON. Hattie Swan was born in 1879. Hattie Swan died in 1940.
v. William Henry. William Henry was born in 1874. William Henry died in 1957.
vi. Blanch. Blanch was born in 1875.
vii. Margaret Rebecca “Maggie”. Margaret Rebecca “Maggie” was born in 1877. Margaret Rebecca “Maggie” died in 1969.
Margaret Rebecca “Maggie” married Sydney J. GILLIAM.
11 viii. George Ray (1877-1946)
12 ix. Charles Francis (1880-1947)
x. Mary Jane. Mary Jane was born in 1884. Mary Jane died in 1973.
Mary Jane married Unknown BULL. Unknown was born in 1874. Unknown died in 1957.

7. Mary Jane CUNNINGHAM (Newton B.2, John M.1). Mary Jane was born in Prince Edward Co. VA, on 5 Dec 1848. Mary Jane was 36 when she died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 1 Apr 1885. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

Mary Jane married Thomas Henry GLENN, son of Joseph Henry GLENN (1820-1860) & Elizabeth Jane BRIGHTWELL (1817-1888). Thomas Henry was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 28 Apr 1843. Thomas Henry was 67 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 20 Feb 1911. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

They had the following children:
i. Mary. Mary was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 7 Jun 1880. Mary was 31 when she died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 7 Jan 1912. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.
ii. J. N. (Died as Infant). J. N. was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 1 Jan 1882. J. N. was <1 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 1 Jan 1882. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.


Fourth Generation
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8. Mary Daniel GLENN (James Peyton3, Rebecca CUNNINGHAM2, John M.1). Mary Daniel was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 19 Aug 1870. Mary Daniel was 75 when she died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 21 Apr 1946. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

Mary Daniel married James “Stanley” MOORE. James “Stanley” was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 30 Mar 1871. James “Stanley” was 70 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 14 Jul 1941. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

They had one child:
i. Cathleen. Cathleen was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 25 Sep 1899. Cathleen was 61 when she died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 14 Mar 1961. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

9. Isaac Henry GLENN (Charles Edward3, Rebecca CUNNINGHAM2, John M.1). Isaac Henry was born in 1866. Isaac Henry died in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1951. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

Isaac Henry married Mattie Newton FOSTER. Mattie Newton was born in 1870. Mattie Newton died in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1948. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

They had one child:
i. W. Newton. W. Newton was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 19 Oct 1904. W. Newton was 71 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 24 Jun 1976. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

10. Daniel Stuart GLENN (Charles Edward3, Rebecca CUNNINGHAM2, John M.1). Daniel Stuart was born on 5 May 1868. Daniel Stuart was 92 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 24 Nov 1960. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

Daniel Stuart married Etta Ray JENKINS, daughter of Russell R. JENKINS (1837-1897) & L. Virginia (JENKINS) (1845-1913). Etta Ray was born on 20 Apr 1877. Etta Ray was 94 when she died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 25 Oct 1971. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

They had one child:
i. Stuart Ray. Stuart Ray was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1906. Stuart Ray died in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1972. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

11. George Ray GLENN (Charles Edward3, Rebecca CUNNINGHAM2, John M.1). George Ray was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 9 Nov 1877. George Ray was 68 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 16 Jul 1946. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

George Ray married Margaret CUTCHIN. Margaret was born in 1876. Margaret died in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1941. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

They had the following children:
i. Lena N. Lena N. was born on 12 Mar 1898. Lena N. was 60 when she died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 10 Nov 1958. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.
ii. J. Ernest. J. Ernest was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 19 Apr 1890. J. Ernest was 91 when he died in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 25 Sep 1981. Buried in Prospect Cemetery.

12. Charles Francis GLENN (Charles Edward3, Rebecca CUNNINGHAM2, John M.1). Charles Francis was born in 1880. Charles Francis died in 1947.

Charles Francis married Edith Hannah PUGH. Edith Hannah was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1884. Edith Hannah died in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1974.

They had the following children:
i. Louise. Louise was born in 1904. Louise died in 1960.
Louise married Unknown OSBORNE.
ii. Audrey. Audrey was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1902. Audrey died in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1983.
Audrey married Jesse Allen MUSTOE. Jesse Allen was born in 1896. Jesse Allen died in Prince Edward Co., VA, in 1979.

Sources

7. Census 1850 AGLL Microilm and census transcription on rootsweb.com
Brodurbund 1850 Virginia CD-ROM
11. Knorr, Prince Edward County Records
25. Transcript of Robert Venable Davis written in 1882,
copy received from Connie Davis, April 1995.
60. Information from Mrs. Laverne J. Markart via the internet. 30 Mar 1996.
178. Glenn, Robert L., Descendents of of Peyton Glenn his ancestor - via internet 3/13/98
Robert L. Glenn
1436 Club Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24503-2554
203. “Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA 1624-1915,” Family Tree Marker’s Archives, Brodurbond.
309. Virginia Electronic Records
Eagle.VSLA 2001
317. Henley index of marriages and obituaries on VLSA online database.


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