Jane Cunningham

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

The Life 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

    William W. Mahone

    Male1802–Male

    Female1804–1866Female

MARRIAGE
1824
children

(7)

    Female1826–1845Female

    Male1828–Male

    Female1830–Female

    Laura Word Mahone

    Female1831–1895Female

    Jane F. Mahone

    Female1834–1918Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

    Male1791–1876Male

    Catherine Word

    Female1793–1826Female

    Female1795–1847Female

    Col. Samuel Word

    Male1799–1878Male

    Male1801–1858Male

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 15

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
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

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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Sources (2)

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

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