Rev. Jeremiah Cunningham

23 November 1797–6 January 1877 (Age 79)
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jeremiah

When Rev. Jeremiah Cunningham was born on 23 November 1797, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Matthew Cunningham, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Galbraith, was 30. He married Polly Lynch on 31 January 1824, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 6 January 1877, in Navarro, Texas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Rev. Jeremiah Cunningham
Polly Lynch
Marriage: 31 January 1824
Caroline Miller Cunningham
Baby Boy Cunningham
John Pickard Cunningham
Emeline Higsby Cunningham
Adeline Burney Cunningham
Ann Hulgan Cunningham
Jane McNeal Cunningham
Jesse L Cunningham
Matthew Galbraith Cunningham
Mary Elizabeth Cunningham
Joseph Kincaid Cunningham
Margaret Melissa Cunningham

Spouse and Children

31 January 1824
Orange, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 2

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Jery Cunningham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jeremiah Cunningham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jeremiah Cunningham, "United States Census, 1850"

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