John Cunningham

Male (~1770) -


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  • Name John Cunningham 
    Born (~1770)  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1802  Big Spring Union Church, Springdale, Claiborne County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Possessions 4 Jan 1811 
    Religion Primitive Baptist, Deacon  [2
    Person ID I27019  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2018 

    Family Nancy Dodson,   b. 1773, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 1792  [1, 4
    Residence (Family) Claiborne County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Thomas Cunningham,   b. 25 Oct 1799, (Claiborne County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1886, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Jesse Cunningham,   b. (Hawkins County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elisha David Cunningham,   b. 0___ 1810, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F9682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1802 - Big Spring Union Church, Springdale, Claiborne County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 5 Apr 2005:

      Worth further research...

      Ref Lucas' book on DODSON, pp. 1356-1357:

      Passage is citing 'John CUNNINGHAM' as a messenger from the "Big Spring Primitive Baptist Church" [Springdale, Claiborne Co.,TN] for the association meeting, in August 1801, along with many DODSONs.

      This is an important reference as it may be a clue to who his wife's (Nancy DODSON) family may be as Jesse DODSON was listed as pastor and it is assumed that the many additional DODSONS cited are no doubt siblings or issue...DAH

      June 24, 2015: More evidence that John Cunningham & Jesse Dodson were closely associated;

      "June 2nd Saturday 1804. Church met at Big Spring and after worship proceeded to business.

      1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received Charles Going and Catherine Mason by letter.

      2nd A petition from Holston River read and approbated and a church meeting appointed on the fourth Saturday in June to be attended by the following members: Jesse Dodson, Wm. Stroud, Thomas Bridges, John Cunningham and Wm. Weaver.

      3rd John Hill releast from the charge against him and restord to his seat again.

      4th In consequence of a distress with Sarah Lane and the church and referd to next meeting in course and a committee appointed to labor with her of the following members; Thomas Bridges, Wm. Stroud, Wm. Weaver, Jesse Dodson, John Cunningham, Thomas Jeffries, Thomas Cunningham, James Roddy and ..Harper, Hannah Hill and Lety Lane." ... http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnclaibo/pioneer/baptist/minutes_of_big_spring_primitive_1804.htm

      end of note [5]
    • Book C p.42

      4 January 1811 - John Cuningham of Claiborne County, TN. . to Elijah Hurst of same, for $300 in Claiborne County, TN., 34 acres on spring fork of Sycamore Creek, grant of Joseph Beard, old line of Isaac Lane.

      Witnesses: John Cunningham
      Isaac Lane
      Joab Hill
      Sella? Lane
      Registered Feb. 27, 1811

      end of passage [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] "Warren County,Tennessee Cemetery Book 2 - Annotated, Cemeteries G-L" by, p. 127.

    2. [S6766] "Minutes of the Big Spring Primitive Baptist Church", transcribed by Nancy Cassada Nelson, November, 1999, http://www.ro.

    3. [S83] "Warren County,Tennessee Cemetery Book 2 - Annotated, Cemeteries G-L" by, p. 27.

    4. [S6945] "Cunningham/Dodson Notes & Abstractions", submitted by Stefani Hennessee, June 26, 2015, no1_decofan@hotmail.com.

    5. [S6491] Lucas' book on DODSON, pp. 1356-1357.

    6. [S6762] http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/hurst/3434/.