James Cunningham

23 July 1801–30 May 1878 (Age 76)
Boreland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Cunningham was born on 23 July 1801, in Boreland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Cunningham, was 47 and his mother, Catharine Currier, was 41. He married Elizabeth Agnes Nicholson on 15 February 1834, in Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New Hartford, New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States in 1865 and New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States in 1870. In 1870, at the age of 69, his occupation is listed as age 70, farmer, wife elizabeth 63. in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 30 May 1878, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cunningham
Elizabeth Agnes Nicholson
Marriage: 15 February 1834
Robert Cunningham
Joseph A Cunnngham
Alexander Cunningham
Catherine Cunningham
George Cuningham
Elizabeth Cunningham
Margaret Cunningham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1834Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 1
    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 22
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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.

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    The Biography of George Cunningham American Fork, Utah Territory March 29, 1876 *George Cunningham married Mary Wrigley who is Joseph Wrigley’s sister. Joseph Wrigley was Edward Charles Wrigley’s fath …

    Sources (39)

    • James Cuningham, "New York State Census, 1865"
    • James Cunigham in entry for Margret Binnall, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • James Cunningham, "United States Census, 1870"

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