Mary Cunningham

23 July 1829–
Big Point, Jackson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Cunningham was born on 23 July 1829, in Big Point, Jackson, Mississippi, United States, her father, Francis Cunningham, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Cumbest, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Francis Cunningham
1799–1837
Catherine Cumbest
1798–1850
John Cunningham
1815–1905
Catherine Ann "Kitty" Cunningham
1816–
Francis Cunningham Jr
1818–1898
William James Simon Cunningham
1820–1894
Rachel Cunningham
1822–1855
Antoine Cunningham
1824–
Samuel Curtis Cunningham
1827–1897
Mary Cunningham
1829–
Benjamin Cunningham
1831–
Mary Ellen Cunningham
1832–1929
Rose Cunningham
1833–1881
Margaret S Cunningham
1835–1917

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World Events (3)

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1861

Age 32

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

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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