Seviah Cunningham

16 October 1829–25 April 1913 (Age 83)
Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Seviah

When Seviah Cunningham was born on 16 October 1829, in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, her father, Dr Charles Peter Cunningham, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Stevens, was 34. She married Robert Cowden Egbert on 1 April 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 25 April 1913, in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Granite Cemetery, Granite, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Cowden Egbert
Seviah Cunningham
Marriage: 1 April 1846
Robert Cowden Egbert Jr
John Charles Egbert
Alvin Clark Egbert
Francis Marion Egbert
William Ward Egbert
Sarah Catherine Egbert
Joseph Samuel Egbert
Seymour Dudley Cunningham Egbert

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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.
    Age 34
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the province of Cunningham 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.Irish: surname adopted from Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader, chief’. This name is also adopted for Ó Connacháin, a variant of Ó Connagáin ‘descendant of Connagán’, from a diminutive of the personal name Conn.History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Wernebald de Cunynghame, who was granted the manor of Cunningham by Hugh de Morville in the early 12th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    EGBERT, Robert and Seviah Cunningham (complied by Martin W. Egbert, Robert is Martin's 3rd Great Uncle)

    Robert Egbert was one of twelve children of John Egbert and Susannah Hahn. His parents were from Staten Island, New York and Hagerstown, Maryland. When John and Susannah were married in 1802, they s …

    Sources (59)

    • Seviah Egbert in household of William Hearst, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Cunningham in entry for Joseph Samuel Egbert, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Seviah Egbert, "United States Census, 1900"

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