John T. Cunningham

about 1868–19 April 1938 (Age 70)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of John T.

John T. Cunningham was born about 1868, in North Carolina, United States. He married Esther E. Sawyer on 2 January 1894, in Swain, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nantahala, Swain, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Charleston Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 19 April 1938, in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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John T. Cunningham
Esther E. Sawyer
Marriage: 2 January 1894
Bertha B. Cunningham
Roy R. Cunningham
Floyd Cunningham
Margaret Cunningham
Robert G. Cunningham
Thomas P. Cunningham

Spouse and Children

2 January 1894
Swain, North Carolina, United States




    Floyd Cunningham


    Margaret Cunningham


    Robert G. Cunningham


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 0

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 9

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 (3)

  • John T Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John T Cunningham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John T Cuningham, "United States Census, 1920"

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