Isabella Cunningham

about 1822–after 1880 (Age 58)
Jefferson Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Cunningham was born about 1822, in Jefferson Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Lancelot Cunningham, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Jane Virtue, was 34. She lived in Cross Creek, Cross Creek Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Independence, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died after 1880, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Lancelot Cunningham
1792–
Hannah Jane Virtue
1788–1858
Isabella Cunningham
1822–1880
Hannah Jane Cunningham
1823–1861

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1846

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Isabell Boles, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Isabell Boles in household of James Boles, "United States Census, 1880"

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