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From: Eugene Stockton <>
Subject: [CUNNINGHAM-L] William & Robert Cunningham, Laurens Co., SC c. 1785-1840
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 12:00:56 -0500

Seeking information on the progenitors of two Cunningham families who
were in the Duncans Creek area of Laurens Dist., SC, between about 1785
and 1840:

Descendants of William (I) Cunningham
1 William (I) Cunningham b: Bef. 1755 d: Aft. 1820 (probably)
Franklin Co., IN
..... 2 Daniel Cunningham b: Bef. 1774 d: Unknown Hancock Co., IN
......... +Susannah Tweedy b: Unknown VA d: Unknown Hancock Co., IN
..... 2 Matthew Cunningham b: October 16, 1778 Scotland (?) d:
January 26, 1826 Laurens Dist., SC
......... +Mary A. Blakely aka: Polly b: April 18, 1786 m: Abt. 1806
Laurens Dist., SC d: December 22, 1867 Laurens Dist., SC
..... 2 Polly Cunningham b: Bet. 1774 - 1784 d: Unknown
......... +James Adair b: Unknown d: Unknown
..... 2 William (Jr.) Cunningham b: Bet. 1784 - 1790 SC (?) d:
......... +unknown wife b: Unknown d: Unknown

Descendants of Robert (I) Cunningham
1 Robert (I) Cunningham b: Unknown VA (?) d: Bef. 1800 (probably)
Laurens Dist., SC
.. +Margaret Brock b: Unknown m: NC d: Aft. 1813 (probably) Laurens
Dist., SC
..... 2 Robert M. Cunningham b: Abt. 1785 Laurens Dist., SC d: Abt.
1846 Monroe Co., MS
......... +Sarah Pitts b: Abt. 1789 SC m: Abt. 1807 Laurens Dist., SC
d: Abt. 1853 Monroe Co., MS
..... 2 Mathew Elias Cunningham b: December 17, 1792 Laurens Dist.,
SC d: January 19, 1856 Milledgeville, GA
......... +Nancy Violet Stewart b: September 27, 1794 Chatham Co., NC
m: 1814 SC d: May 25, 1858 Big Creek, Forsyth Co., GA

Does anyone have information on progenitors of William I and Robert I?
Were they brothers? A William Cunningham and a Robert Cunningham took
adjacent land grants on Duncans Creek in Laurens Dist., SC, in 1784.
Where were they before that? Are these families in any way related to
the Tories Robert and Patrick Cunningham who had land in the western
part of Laurens District at the same time? Were they in any way related
to the John Cunningham (m. Margaret) who died in Laurens Dist about 1788
and whose children were Thomas, Ann, Margaret, Dorcas, John William,
George, Catherine and Samuel?

Any information greatly appreciate. Will happily share.
Marge Stockton

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