Jane Cunningham

6 December 1804–21 April 1866 (Age 61)
Laurens, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Cunningham was born on 6 December 1804, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, her father, William Word Sr., was 33 and her mother, Janette Fairbairn, was 31. She married William W. Mahone in 1824. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 21 April 1866, in Limestone, Alabama, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

William W. Mahone
1802–
Jane Cunningham
1804–1866
Marriage: 1824
Mary Katherine Mahone
1826–1845
Twin Mahone
1837–1837
Mahone
1828–
Mahone
1830–
Laura Word Mahone
1831–1895
Jane F. Mahone
1834–1918
Thomas Word Mahone
1835–1854

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1824
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1808
    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1818
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries: 1818: Limestone, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Limestone, Alabama, United States
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 17
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the province of Cunningham 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.Irish: surname adopted from Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader, chief’. This name is also adopted for Ó Connacháin, a variant of Ó Connagáin ‘descendant of Connagán’, from a diminutive of the personal name Conn.History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Wernebald de Cunynghame, who was granted the manor of Cunningham by Hugh de Morville in the early 12th century.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Cunigan
    Conahan
    Conaghan
    Cuningham
    Cummingham
    Cunnigham

    Sources (2)

    • Jane Ward in household of Alexander Ward, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jane Word Mahone, "Find A Grave Index"

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