Descendants of Asa Cunningham


Generation No. 1

1. ASA1 CUNNINGHAM was born 1812 in Virginia. He married MARY CARPENTER 1835.

Notes for ASA CUNNINGHAM:

From the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Biographical Department, Hennepin Township, Page 640
Asa Cunningham, J. P.

Mr. Cunningham was born in Virginia in 1812, but was raised in Washington county, Pa., where he learned the trade of carpenter and joiner. In 1835 he came West and located in Magnolia, remaining there until 1862, when he was elected Sheriff of Putnam county, and removed to Hennepin, serving the county two terms in this position. In 1835 he married Mary Carpenter, a native of Lancaster county, Pa., He has three children, S. H., George M. and F.W. Mrs. C. died in 1878. Mr. Cunningham has been Justice of the Peace six years, and was collector four year. Both his sons, and William Rankin, his son-in-law, served in the army during the war of the rebellion, the latter being killed at the battle of Chattanooga.

More About ASA CUNNINGHAM:

Occupation: 1850, Carpenter
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL

Other Info: 1880, Living with son George
Occupation: 1880, Carpenter
Residence: 1880, Hennepin Twp., Putnam Co. IL

Children of ASA CUNNINGHAM and MARY CARPENTER are:

i. MARTHA2 CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1836, Illinois.

2. ii. SANSON H. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1838, Illinois.

3. iii. GEORGE M. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1843, Illinois.

4. iv. FRANCES W. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1844, Illinois.


Generation No. 2

2. SANSON H.2 CUNNINGHAM (ASA1) was born Abt. 1838 in Illinois. He married JENNIE BYANT December 07, 1865 in Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

More About SANSON H. CUNNINGHAM:
Occupation: 1880, Carpenter
Residence: 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL

Marriage Notes for SANSON CUNNINGHAM and JENNIE BYANT:

TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY TELEGRAPH, HENRY, IL
December 16, 1865

Married in Hennepin, December 7, Mr. Zanson H. Cunningham to Miss Jennie Bryant.

Children of SANSON CUNNINGHAM and JENNIE BYANT are:

i. ROBERT A.3 CUNNINGHAM, b. August 11, 1869, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL; d. August 29, 1869, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

Notes for ROBERT A. CUNNINGHAM:

September 2, 1869
Died At Hennepin, August 29, Robert A., son of S. H. and Jennie Cunningham, aged 1 month and 18 days

ii. CHARLES L. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1868.

iii. JESSIE M. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1873.

iv. ALICE CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1877.

3. GEORGE M.2 CUNNINGHAM (ASA1) was born Abt. 1843 in Illinois. He married MARIA.

Notes for GEORGE M. CUNNINGHAM:

Taken From the Henry Republican
ROSTER OF MASHALL & PUTNAM CO. AND VICINITY MEN

Company H 20 Inf.
Cunningham, Geo M., Magnolia, disability, discharged 1862.

Company I 47th Inf.
Cunningham, George M., Hennepin, 2d lieutenant, mustered out Jan. 21, 1866

Company B 139 Inf.
Cunningham, George M., Hennepin, 1st lieut.

More About GEORGE M. CUNNINGHAM:
Occupation: 1880, Carpenter
Residence: 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL

Children of GEORGE CUNNINGHAM and MARIA are:

i. MARY INEZ3 CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1869; d. August 28, 1870, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL.

Notes for MARY INEZ CUNNINGHAM:
September 8, 1870
Died at Hennepin, August 28, Mary Inez, daughter of George M. and Maria Cunningham, aged 15 months

ii. MAGGIE L. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1871.

iii. JESSIE G. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1873.

iv. FRANK W. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1877.

v. GEORGE F. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1879.

4. FRANCES W.2 CUNNINGHAM (ASA1) was born Abt. 1844 in Illinois. She married WILLIAM H. RANKIN.

Notes for WILLIAM H. RANKIN:

Member of Co. C, 44th Ill., who died at Chattanooga, Nov. 28, 1863.

Children of FRANCES CUNNINGHAM and WILLIAM RANKIN are:

i. WILLIAM E.3 RANKIN, b. Abt. 1857, Illinois.

ii. MARY F. RANKIN.


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