Susan Ellen Cunningham

Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Susan Ellen

When Susan Ellen Cunningham was born on 17 November 1826, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Sidney Cunningham, was 32 and her mother, Lucinda Boston Sims, was 31. She married William Boling on 1 November 1843, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died in Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Susan Ellen Cunningham
William Boling
Marriage: 1 November 1843
Nancy Jane Bowling
Lucinda Bowling
Frances C Bowling
James Thomas Bowling
George W. Bowling
Silas A. Boling
John Caleb Bowling

Spouse & Children

1 November 1843
Schuyler, Illinois, United States


  • Nancy Jane Bowling


  • Silas A. Boling


  • Male1847–Male

  • Lucinda Bowling


  • Female1855–Female

+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • William Cunningham


  • Nancy Jane Cunningham


  • Woodson B Cunningham


  • Caleb Cunningham


  • Joseph Cunningham


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 4

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 35

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ellen Bowling in household of William Bowling, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ellen Bowler in household of Wm Bowler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellen Cunningham, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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