James Monroe Cunningham

James Monroe Cunningham

Male 1854 - 1920  (65 years)

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  • Name James Monroe Cunningham 
    Born 19 Jun 1854  (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1920  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18525  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 18 Sep 1995 

    Father William Cunningham,   b. 10 Sep 1816, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1854, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Ann Neal,   b. 0___ 1819, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1858, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married (C. 1838)  (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Elizabeth Jaco,   b. 28 Feb 1848, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1899, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1870  [1
    • not listed in Warren Co.,TN:1852-1900
    Children 
     1. Lou Dora Cunningham,   b. 20 Oct 1871, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1951, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Albert Furm "Furm" Cunningham,   b. 6 Oct 1873, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1957, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Minnie B(elle) Cunningham,   b. 4 Nov 1875, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1911, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. William Monroe Cunningham,   b. 16 Sep 1882, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1946, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. May Cunningham,   b. 22 Jan 1889, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1962, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F6480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Minnie Belle Gooch,   b. 7 May 1877, (White County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1963, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 0___ 1902  [1
    • not listed in Warren Co.,TN:1852-1900
    Children 
     1. Everett M. Cunningham,   b. 0___ 1907, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elbert Patterson Cunningham,   b. 28 Jun 1908, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1982, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Edward Earl Cunningham,   b. 5 Feb 1918, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1972, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F6481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jun 1854 - (Warren County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1920 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Monroe Cunningham (1854-1920)
    James Monroe Cunningham (1854-1920)
    Photo provided by Mac Cunningham who is a prominent CUNNINGHAM family researcher. [maccunnningham@bellsouth.net]

  • Notes 
    • *For more information on this family, contact, Mac Cunningham at who writes, Saturday, December 03, 2011 4:35:23 PM;

      JAMES MONROE CUNNINGHAM - (1854-1920) James Monroe Cunningham was orphaned at an early age; his father, William Cunningham, died when James Monroe was only three months old, then his mother, Ann (Neal) Cunningham passed away in 1858, when James Monroe was about 4 years old. James Monroe was reared by others thanks to the watchful eye of an uncle. Ann (Neal) Cunningham's brother, Pleasant L. NEAL, was appointed guardianship of her financial affairs and minor children-Liminda, Samantha, Franklin Pierce and James Monroe. According to family documents, James Monroe was considered "quite a catch" and even had an inheritance--in spite of the financial devastation of the Civil War-- when he initially married at age 16 in 1870 to Nancy Elizabeth (Jaco) Cunningham.

      One of James Monroe's daughters, Minnie Bell Cunningham (b 5 Nov 1875-d 27 June 1911), wrote about her father in a letter, dated 14 March 1905 at Walling Town, White, TN to her brother, (William Uriah "Monroe" Cunningham- living in McMinnville, Waren, TN) quote:

      " Father {James Monroe} Cunningham took a 34 mile horse back ride yesterday. got in about 8 o'clock last night. he made Looneys a visit in the neighborhood of Peel(sp?)-Chestnut. he got up as galey as a bug this morning. he has wrote you a letter I don't know what is in it. it may be that he is abugging you for ans. his Vinia Yates note and it may be asking to borrow money, he has borrowed of me till he is ashamed to ask me to loan him any more. he left the house a few minutes ago down through the field to wards Mary Jones."

      James Monroe Cunningham (16 June 1854-15 March 1920) was the "baby of the family", did not really know his parents, reared during the uncertainity of the greatest conflict on American soil, was "looked after" by extended family members, married at an early age, struggled to gain economic stability, became a widower at age 45, remarried a much younger woman in 1902, yet left a legacy of "true grit" and "determination" through subsequent generations beginning immediately with his 12 children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3154] Almetia Dunn Cunningham, personal records, Route 3, Box 123, Viola Road,.