Robert Cunningham

Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Cunningham was born in 1829, in Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, his father, Hugh Cunningham, was 34 and his mother, Ann Mahala Hood, was 35. He had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pickensville, Pickens, Alabama, United States in 1850.

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Robert Cunningham
Martha Ann Cunningham
Mary LOUISA Cunningham
David Cunningham
Margaret Amelia Cunningham
James Cunningham
Agnes Cunningham
Elizabeth Cunningham
Joseph Cunningham
William Cunningham

Spouse and Children



    Martha Ann Cunningham


    Mary LOUISA Cunningham


    David Cunningham


    Margaret Amelia Cunningham


    James Cunningham


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Ann Mahala Hood




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 0

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.

Age 31

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

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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  • Robert Cunningham in household of Mahala Cunningham, "United States Census, 1850"

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