Mary Mariah Barker Cunningham

9 December 1829–1 March 1886 (Age 56)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Mariah

Mary Mariah Barker Cunningham was born on 9 December 1829, in Virginia, United States. She married Jacob Eli Cunningham in 1847, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ritchie, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Union Mills, Pleasants, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 1 March 1886, at the age of 56, and was buried in Shingleton Cemetery, St. Marys, Pleasants, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Eli Cunningham
Mary Mariah Barker Cunningham
Marriage: 1847
Mary Cunningham
John Eli Cunningham
Jeremiah E Cunningham
Minerva Jane Cunningham
James Adam Cunningham
William Jackson Cunningham
Charlotte Cunningham
Susan Caroline Cunningham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1847Ritchie, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


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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.
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 15
    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
    Age 17
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English barkere ‘tanner’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English berker, bercher (Old French berchier, bercher, berkier, berker, Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name (see 1 above).Americanized form of German Berger or Barger .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Mariah Cuningham in household of J E Cuningham, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Barker in entry for Jerry E Cunningham, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
    • Maria Cunningham in household of Jacob E Cunningham, "United States Census, 1850"

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