Agnes Cunningham

9 December 1778–29 September 1854 (Age 75)
Randolph, Virginia, United States

The Life of Agnes

When Agnes Cunningham was born on 9 December 1778, in Randolph, Virginia, United States, her father, Col James Hugh Cunningham, was 38 and her mother, Agnes Moore, was 28. She married John Jordan in 1796, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Pendleton, Virginia, United States in 1810. She died on 29 September 1854, in Smithville, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Smithville, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jordan
1775–1832
Agnes Cunningham
1778–1854
Marriage: 1796
Mary Jordan
1797–1880
Susan Jordan
1799–1840
Elizabeth Jordan
1802–1845
Anna Jordan
1804–1876
George Washington Jordan
1806–1870
Phoebe Jordan
1808–1871
Cynthia Jordan
1811–1882
James Cunningham Jordan
1813–1891
Margaret Jordan
1815–1881
Rev John Slater Jordan
1818–1891
Agness Cunningham Jordan
1821–1884

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1796
Pendleton, Virginia, United States
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(20)

+15 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 2

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a district in Ayrshire, first recorded in 1153 in the form Cunegan, a Celtic name of uncertain origin. The spellings in -ham, first recorded in 1180 , and in -ynghame, first recorded in 1227 , represent a gradual assimilation to the English placename element -ingham.2 Irish: surname adopted from Scottish by bearers of Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader’, ‘chief’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

AGNES CUNNINGHAM

The widow Agnes Cunningham Jordan with all her children except Mary and Susan moved to Berrien Co., Michigan in 1833 where she preempted land. By 1939 all of these families were living in Platte Co. …

Sources (3)

  • Agness Cunningham Jordan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Harter, "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol 29
  • Legacy NFS Source: Agnes S Cunningham - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: * Cunningham

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