Moses Cunningham

about 1799–
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Cunningham was born about 1799, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel C. Cunningham, was 34 and his mother, Martha Connelly Hayes, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Samuel C. Cunningham
1765–1834
Martha Connelly Hayes
1775–1834
Jane Cunningham
1793–1839
Franklin Cunningham
1796–
Robert L. Cunningham
1797–1886
Ezekiel Cunningham
1797–
Moses Cunningham
1799–
Martha Cunningham
1803–
Johnson Cunningham
1800–1877
William Cunningham
1801–1891
John Cunningham
1801–1891

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel C. Cunningham

    Male1765–1834Male

    Martha Connelly Hayes

    Female1775–1834Female

siblings

(9)

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 23

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

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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