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Descendants of Arthur Cunningham

Begins with the first Generation to immigrate to the colonies from Northern Ireland.  No information is available about life before South Carolina, although I have found a little information about an Arthur in Ireland during this time period.  Based on service records, it doesn't sound like the same character.



Joseph Cunningham Home  (Later known as the Governor's mansion because it became the home of Gov. Richards.)

Generation No. 1

1.  Arthur1 Cunningham was born 1725 in Northern Ireland, and died August 25, 1828 in Kershaw County, South Carolina.  He married (1) Jane Ellender.  She was born  in Northern Ireland, and died December 10, 1805 in Kershaw County, SC.  He married (2) Mary Twaddle.  She was born Around 1768, and died January 22, 1836.

Evidence shows that he arrived in December of 1767. According to the book "Protestant Immigrants to SC 1763-1773" Arthur and Jane came to SC in 1767 on the ship the Earl of Denegal due to the Bounty Act passed in 1761.  Those records indicate that Arthur and Jane were age 30.  Two Cunningham children are listed as Anne, age 7 and James, age 4.   (Records are incomplete on children.) They settled on Beaver Creek, near Liberty Hill in Kershaw Co., SC and is buried with his two wives in the old Summerville cemetary.  His brother followed and settled in Edgefield.  Also, according to Revolutionary Records, There was an Arthur Cunningham that fought in the Revolution from SC.

Camden Journal, Sept. 6, 1828 Eulogy reads:
Died on Beaver Creek, in this district, at a very advanced age.  Mr. Arthur Cunningham, born in the North of Ireland, and must have attained the age of 96 or 100 years, having left a son who served as a Revolutionary Soldier.

 Children of Arthur Cunningham and Jane Ellender are:

Jane Cunningham, born 1768
Elizabeth Cunningham, born 1770; died April 07, 1822.
Joseph Cunningham, born 1772; died May 24, 1850 in SC.
James Cunningham, born 1775 in Kershaw Co., SC; died Aft. 1850 in Pickens Co. AL.
Robert Cunningham, born 1778 in South Carolina; died July 31, 1836 in Kershaw Co. SC.

Child of Arthur Cunningham and Mary Twaddle is:

                Jane Cunningham, born Unknown.  She married L.S. Robinson.


Generation No. 2

Jane Cunningham (Arthur) was born 1768.  She married William Curry 1788. 

Children of Jane Cunningham and William Curry are:

Mary Curry, born September 5, 1789.
Jane Curry, born January 03, 1791.  She married Andrew Nutt.
Elizabeth Curry, born October 29, 1792.  She married Isom House.
Nancy Curry, born April 02, 1795.
Margaret Curry, born April 03, 1797.
Sally Curry, born March 12, 1800.
Ann Curry, born July 06, 1802.
Margaret Curry, born January 02, 1807.
Harriet Curry, born January 19, 1810.

Elizabeth Cunningham (Arthur) was born 1770, and died April 07, 1822.  She married Robert Brown 1796.  He was born 1774, and died January 22, 1818 in Kershaw Co. SC.  They married in 1796.

Children of Elizabeth Cunningham and Robert Brown are:

John Brown, born October 21, 1796 in Kershaw Co. SC; died July 15, 1865 in Kershaw Co. SC.
Mary Cunningham Brown, born October 15, 1801; died October 23, 1888.
Henry Robert Brown, born July 04, 1805; died June 1868.

Joseph Cunningham (Arthur) was born 1772, and died May 24, 1850 in SC.   He married (1) Jane Cunningham.   She was born 1776, and died March 20, 1833 in SC.  He married (2) Esther Clarkson, widow of Mr. Niles, July 20, 1841 in Kershaw Co. SC. 

 At the time of his death, he is said to be the richest man in South Carolina, his estate at his death being valued
at over one million of dollars-all made from the ground, for he never was anything but a farmer. (From Arthur Cunningham, A Personal Sketch by Dr. Robert B. Johnson)

He left his Plantation home to William Curry Cunningham, son of his brother Robert.  House still stands at Liberty Hill, SC.  The house was sold after the death of John C. Cunningham (William Curry Cunningham's son) in 1892.  

Children of Joseph Cunningham and Jane Cunningham are:

                                 Nancy Louisa Cunningham, born January 06, 1799; died April 06, 1827
Mary M. Cunningham, born August 07, 1810; died November 16, 1890.

 Children of Joseph Cunningham and Esther Clarkson are:

                                 Elizabeth Cunningham, born 1842; died July 1876.
Joseph Cunningham, born January 26, 1844; died October 17, 1844.

James Cunningham (Arthur) was born 1775 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina, and died after 1850 in Pickens Co. AL.  He married Agnes Thompson.  She was born 1763, and died after 1850 in Pickens Co., Alabama.

Children of James Cunningham and Agnes Thompson are:

                                 Esther Cunningham.
Jane Cunningham, born 1805. (unmarried)
Robert Cunningham.
Joseph Cunningham.                    
Mary Cunningham.
Hugh Cunningham, born 1791 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.

Robert Cunningham (Arthur) was born 1778 in South Carolina, and died July 31, 1836 in Kershaw Co. SC.  He married (1) Mary Stover, daughter of John Stover and Mary Bradford.  She was born 1782, and died February 12, 1828 in Kershaw Co. SC.  He married (2) Martha Summerville in  1832.  She was born October 27, 1803, and died August 09, 1852.

 Children of Robert Cunningham and Mary Stover are:

                                 Jane Cunningham, born August 28, 1801 in SC; died June 20, 1851.
Sarah Cunningham, born May 1802; died April 26, 1850.
John S. Cunningham, born January 12, 1807; died October 30, 1851
Elizabeth B. Cunningham, born June 18, 1811.
Mary B. Cunningham, born October 27, 1813; died November 08, 1878.
Robert Brown Cunningham, born November 15, 1815; died January 12, 1888.
William Curry Cunningham, born July 02, 1819 in SC; died October 10, 1865 in Kershaw Co. SC.

Children of Robert Cunningham and Martha Summerville are:

                                 Anne Amelia Cunningham, born February 06, 1833; died July 04, 1910.
Joseph P. Cunningham, born July 06, 1834; died July 03, 1863. Killed in battle of Gettysburg
Robert J. Cunningham, born October 08, 1836.


Generation No. 3 

Mary Curry (Jane Cunningham, Arthur) was born September 05, 1789.   She married (1) Joseph Cunningham.     She married (2) Kibler.  

Children of Mary Curry and Joseph Cunningham are:

        Missouri Cunningham.
        Sarah Ann Cunningham.
       Joseph A. Cunningham, born February 23, 1823.  He married Mary Stover Miller; died August 18, 1845.

Children of Mary Curry and Kibler are:

        Andrew Kibler.
       John Mary Kibler.

Nancy Curry (Jane Cunningham, Arthur) was born April 02, 1795.  She married Alexander Wright.

Children of Nancy Curry and Alexander Wright are:

        William Wright.
        Isom Wright.
        Elizabeth Wright.
        Churchill Wright.
        Cunningham Wright.

Margaret Curry (Jane Cunningham, Arthur) was born April 03, 1797.  She married William Reed.

Child of Margaret Curry and William Reed is:

        Louisa Reed.

 Sally Curry (Jane Cunningham, Arthur) was born March 12, 1800.  She married James Faulkner. 

Children of Sally Curry and James Faulkner are:

        Samuel Faulkner.  He married Jane McDow.
        Molina Faulkner.  She married William Taylor.
        Jennette Faulkner.  She married Rutherford.
        William Faulkner.
        Hyder Faulkner.
        John Faulkner.

Ann Curry (Jane Cunningham, Arthur) was born July 06, 1802.  She married Andrew McIlwain. 

Children of Ann Curry and Andrew McIlwain are:

        Arabella McIlwain.  She married Blades.
        Mary McIlwain.
        Jane McIlwain.
       Sallie McIlwain.  She married Beaver.
        Tirzah McIlwain.
       Rosaline McIlwain
       Robert McIlwain.
        Joseph McIlwain.

Margaret Curry (Jane Cunningham, Arthur1) was born January 02, 1807.  She married George Bell.

Children of Margaret Curry and George Bell are:

        Martha Bell.
        Mary Bell.
       Harriet Bell.
        Elizabeth Bell.
        Fanny Bell.
        Joseph Bell.
       John Bell.
        William Bell.
        Randolph Bell.
        Alexander Bell.

 Harriet Curry (Jane Cunningham, Arthur) was born January 19, 1810.  She married Robert McIlwain. 

Children of Harriet Curry and Robert McIlwain are:

        William McIlwain.
        Mary McIlwain.

John Brown (Elizabeth Cunningham, Arthur) was born October 21, 1796 in Kershaw Co. SC, and died July 15, 1865 in Kershaw Co. SC.  He married (1) Martha George. Widow of Mr. Stinson.  She died 1868.  He married (2) Jane Cunningham, widow of Mr. Bailey, 1824, daughter of Robert Cunningham and Mary Stover.  She was born August 28, 1801 in SC, and died June 20, 1851.

 Child of John Brown and Martha George is:

.       Arthur Pomeroy Brown, born January 27, 1860; died November 09, 1938.

 Children of John Brown and Jane Cunningham are:

        Robert Brown, born August 1825; died October 25, 1832.
        William C. Brown, born December 24, 1828 in Kershaw Co. SC; died December 24, 1902 in Kershaw Co. SC.
        Joseph C. Brown, born January 1832; died June 15, 1833.
        John C. Brown, born April 09, 1835; died May 26, 1852.
        Mary L. Brown, born July 16, 1837; died October 04, 1891.

Mary Cunningham Brown (Elizabeth Cunningham, Arthur) was born October 15, 1801, and died October 23, 1888.  She married (1) Alexander Hodges July 22, 1821.  He died September 27, 1821.  She married (2) William E. Johnson April 29, 1824.  He was born April 10, 1797, and died August 30, 1871.

 Children of Mary Brown and William Johnson are:

        Robert Brown Johnson, born June 28, 1825; died August 03, 1914.
        William E. Johnson, born March 27, 1827; died May 06, 1897.
        Elizabeth C. Johnson, born July 02, 1829; died August 03, 1831.

 Henry Robert Brown (Elizabeth Cunningham, Arthur) was born July 04, 1805, and died June 1868.  He married Mary Elizabeth Reid 1831.  She was born October 22, 1809, and died November 10, 1851.

Children of Henry Brown and Mary Reid are:

        Mary Brown.
        Emma Brown.
        Laura Brown.
        Lawrence Brown.
        Serena E. Brown, born 1831; died November 10, 1897.
        Henry R. Brown, born 1833; died April 1890.
        William C. Brown, born 1842.
        Jane Curry Brown, born 1844; died April 16, 1881.
        Eugenia Brown, born 1847.

 Nancy Louisa Cunningham (Joseph, Arthur) was born January 06, 1799, and died April 06, 1827.   She married William McWillie December 13, 1818.  He was born November 17, 1795, and died March 03, 1869.

 Children of Nancy Cunningham and William McWillie are:

        Joseph Cunningham McWillie, born September 27, 1819; died November 01, 1892.
        Adam McWillie, born November 07, 1821; died July 21, 1861.
        Mary C. McWillie, born July 25, 1823; died June 1862.  She married Thomas Charles Richardson.
        Margaret D. McWillie, born July 25, 1823; died November 15, 1824.
        Henrietta Louisa McWillie, born May 17, 1825; died March 18, 1891.
        Jane Cunningham McWillie, born February 01, 1827; died December 21, 1906.
        Nancy Louisa McWillie, born February 01, 1827; died April 07, 1900.

Mary M. Cunningham (Joseph, Arthur) was born August 07, 1810, and died November 16, 1890.   She married James Belton Cureton February 12, 1829.  He was born March 12, 1809, and died December 17, 1884.

Children of Mary Cunningham and James Cureton are:

        Ann Elizabeth Cureton, born November 02, 1829; died 1904.
        Joseph C. Cureton, born August 26, 1831; died June 11, 1835.
        Jane Cunningham Cureton, born November 04, 1833.
        Cunningham B. Cureton, born October 01, 1835; died January 03, 1900.
        Everard B. Cureton, born August 27, 1837; died January 16, 1908.   He married Mary L. Boykin.
        James B. Cureton, born April 06, 1840; died May 31, 1864 in Old Church, Virginia.
        Mary Cunningham (Minette) Cureton, born April 10, 1845; died December 28, 1908.
        William C. Cureton, born January 03, 1848; died in Austin, Mississippi.
        John B. Cureton, born June 09, 1849.
        Rebecca B. Cureton, born March 10, 1850.

Elizabeth Cunningham (Joseph, Arthur) was born 1842, and died July 1876.  She married General John Doby Kennedy October 28, 1857.  He was born 1840, and died 1896.

 Children of Elizabeth Cunningham and General Kennedy are:

        Ann Kennedy, born November 08, 1858.
        Sarah Doby (Sallie) Kennedy, born May 04, 1865.
        Lillian Kennedy, born May 25, 1868; died January 12, 1896.
        Alfred Kennedy, born February 03, 1872.
        Maggie Kennedy, born March 02, 1874; died January 11, 1880.
        Josephine E. Kennedy, born June 19, 1876.
       Lizzie Kennedy, born June 19, 1876; died July 29, 1876.

Esther Cunningham (James, Arthur)  She married Garlic. 

Children of Esther Cunningham and Garlic are:

        Mary Garlic.
        Jane Garlic.
        Charles Garlic.

Robert Cunningham (James, Arthur)  He married Mary Louisa Summerville. 

Children of Robert Cunningham and Mary Summerville are:

        James Cunningham.
        Agnes Cunningham.  She married William Morton.
        Elizabeth Cunningham.
        Joseph Cunningham.
        Martha Cunningham.
        Margaret Cunningham.  She married Frank Egell.
        Mary Cunningham.
        William Cunningham.

Joseph Cunningham (James, Arthur)  He married Elizabeth Cureton. 

Children of Joseph Cunningham and Elizabeth Cureton are:

        Rebecca Cunningham.
        Anna Cunningham.  She married John Lipsey.
        Agnes Cunningham.
        Nancy Cunningham.  She married William Taliafero.
        Sarah Doby Cunningham.  She married William Lipsey.
        Virginia Cunningham.
        Rosaline Cunningham.
        Williamette Cunningham.
        Joseph Cunningham.
       Edward Cunningham.

 Mary Cunningham (James, Arthur)  She married James Cody. 

Child of Mary Cunningham and James Cody is:

        Andrew Cody.

 Hugh Cunningham (James, Arthur) was born 1791 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.  He married Mahola Hood, daughter of William Hood and Jane Wiggins.  She was born November 19, 1794 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.

Children of Hugh Cunningham and Mahola Hood are:

        Mary Cunningham, born in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.  She married Alfred Christmas.
        William Cunningham, born in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.
        James Cunningham, born December 02, 1821 in South Carolina; died June 14, 1853 in Pickens Co., Alabama.
        Robert Cunningham, born Abt. 1829 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.
        Sarah E. Cunningham, born Abt. 1831 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.
        Nancy Cunningham, born Abt. 1832 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.   She married John Cuerton.
        Joseph Cunningham, born Abt. 1833 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.

 Jane Cunningham (Robert, Arthur) was born August 28, 1801 in SC, and died June 20, 1851.  She married (1) David Bailey 1817.    She married (2) John Brown 1824, son of Robert Brown and Elizabeth Cunningham.  He was born October 21, 1796 in Kershaw Co. SC, and died July 15, 1865 in Kershaw Co. SC.

Child of Jane Cunningham and David Bailey is:

        Amanda Bailey, born May 06, 1818; died 1885.       

Children are listed above under John Brown.

Sarah Cunningham (Robert,Arthur) was born May 1802, and died April 26, 1850.  She married David Miller February 22, 1822.  He died January 15, 1842.

 Children of Sarah Cunningham and David Miller are:

        Mary S. Miller, born February 23, 1823; died September 18, 1845.  She married Joseph A. Cunningham."Saluda Joe"
        Margaret Miller, born November 24, 1824.
        George Robert Miller, born July 09, 1827; died February 20, 1865.
        John Milton Miller, born March 02, 1830; died July 12, 1895.
        Elizabeth Miller, born June 10, 1833; died August 16, 1865.
        Martin Miller, born April 11, 1836; died 1910.  He married Amelia Martin.
        Laura Miller, born December 29, 1840.

John S. Cunningham (Robert, Arthur) was born January 12, 1807, and died October 30, 1851.  He married (1) Agnes Louisa Montgomery.  She was born November 01, 1810, and died April 15, 184418.  He married (2) Mary Massey. 

Children of John Cunningham and Agnes Montgomery are:

        Isabella L. Cunningham, born May 11, 1834; died July 31, 1896.
        Nancy B. Cunningham, born 1836; died October 05, 1857.

Child of John Cunningham and Mary Massey is:

        Alfred Cunningham.

 Elizabeth B. Cunningham (Robert, Arthur) was born June 18, 1811.  She married Wylie Patterson.

Children of Elizabeth Cunningham and Wylie Patterson are:

        Rebecca Patterson.
        Sophia Patterson.
        Jane C. Patterson.
        Frances Cornelia (Fannie) Patterson.
        Elizabeth (Lizzie)  C. Patterson, born September 22, 1833; died February 14, 1884.
        Reuben Patterson, born 1836.

Mary B. Cunningham (Robert, Arthur) was born October 27, 1813, and died November 08, 1878.  She married Wyatt Patterson.

Children of Mary Cunningham and Wyatt Patterson are:

        Robert C. Patterson, died August 01, 1872.
        Aurelia Patterson.
        Floride Patterson.  She married Rufus Moore.
        Wyatt Patterson.
        William Patterson.
        Mary "Teat" Patterson.
        Louisa Patterson.
        Joseph Patterson.
        Sarah Patterson.

 Robert Brown Cunningham (Robert, Arthur) was born November 15, 1815, and died January 12, 1888.   He married (1) Jane Cornelia Harrison June 29, 1839.  She was born June 15, 1822, and died June 16, 1852.  He married (2) Mary Ellen Small February 04, 1858.  She was born May 28, 1832, and died December 08, 1911.

hildren of Robert Cunningham and Jane Harrison are:

        Lucy Cunningham, died May 16, 1877.  She married Edward Dunlap.
        Cornelia Cunningham, died August 04, 1872.  She married N. A. Peay.
        Maggie Cunningham.
        Mary Cunningham, born July 19, 1840; died March 1912.
        John S. Cunningham, born October 19, 1841.
        Sallie E. Cunningham, born March 09, 1843; died July 19, 1866.   She married Charles Dunlap August 13, 1863.
        elwyn Cunningham, born August 24, 1849.

Children of Robert Cunningham and Mary Small are:

        William Cunningham.  He married Anne March Cureton.
        Robert Brown Cunningham.  He married Bessie Russell.
        Edward Cunningham.
        Charles Cunningham.

 William Curry Cunningham (Robert, Arthur) was born July 02, 1819 in SC, and died October 10, 1865 in Kershaw Co. SC.  He married Rebecca M. Jones February 03, 1842 in Kershaw Co. SC, daughter of Abram Jones and Mary Goodwyn.  She was born July 07, 1825 in SC, and died November 09, 1908 in Kershaw Co. SC.

 Children of William Cunningham and Rebecca Jones are

       Joseph Cunningham.
        Abram Cunningham, died 1862 in Virginia. Killed in battle.

        Thomas Cunningham.
        Robert B. Cunningham.
        Rebecca (Pet) Cunningham.
        Nancy (Nannie) Cunningham.
        Mary B. Cunningham, born October 29, 1842; died July 20, 1930.
        Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cunningham, born August 19, 1843; died June 04, 1929.
        William A. (Tuck) Cunningham, born August 13, 1848; died October 20, 1932.
        John C. Cunningham, born September 11, 1851 in Kershaw Co. SC; died October 01, 1892 in Kershaw Co. SC.
        Sarah Jane Cunningham22, born May 05, 1858; died June 08, 1858.
        Hannah B. Cunningham, born August 29, 1859; died October 29, 1892
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     James Goodwyn Cunningham, born November 16, 1865; died May 17, 1952 in Liberty Hill, South Carolina.  He married Rebecca Brown Cunningham.

 Anne Amelia Cunningham (Robert, Arthur) was born February 06, 1833, and died July 04, 1910.   She married William E. Johnson October 11, 1849, son of William Johnson and Mary Brown.  He was born March 27, 1827, and died May 06, 1897.

 Children of Anne Cunningham and William Johnson are:

        Robert C. Johnson, born October 10, 1850; died August 03, 1910.
        William E. Johnson, born March 27, 1852.

Robert J. Cunningham (Robert, Arthur) was born October 08, 1836.  He married Annette Stinson 1860.  She was born 1840.

 Children of Robert Cunningham and Annette Stinson are:

        Martha Cunningham, born November 18, 1861.
        Anne Amelia Cunningham, born January 30, 1864.
        Sallie Jones Cunningham, born November 02, 1870.
        Robert Roy Cunningham, born December 06, 1876.


Sources:

Record of Wills, Kershaw Co., Volume 2 and 3
Genealogy of the Cunningham Family, Chapter on Arthur Cunningham, pp.123-189.
Cunningham-Summerville Cemetary
First Presbyterian Church – Liberty Hill
Census of 1850, Pickens Co., Alabama
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Gatesville, North Carolina
Protestant Immigrants to SC 1763-1773
Arthur Cunningham, A Personal Sketch by Dr. Robert B. Johnson

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