Ashley B Cunningham

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  • Name Ashley B Cunningham 
    Born 4 Dec 1829  Henderson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Henderson Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Aug 1905  Henderson Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Caffey Cemetery, Bargerton, Henderson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ashley B. Cunningham (b. 12-1829 Henderson Co TN, d. 8-23-1905 buried at
      Caffey Cemetery)(m. Mary E. Young, d/o Barzilla J. Young)
    • A. B. Cunningham, an enterprising farmer of the Seventh District, was born December, 1829, in Henderson County, a son of Ransom and Sarah (Rice) Cunningham. The father was born in Virginia in 1797. When an infant his parents moved to Granville County, N.C., where he remained until after the time of his marriage. He came to Henderson County in 1825, and settled in the Eighteenth District, and lived there until 1844, when he went to the Tenth District, making that his home for about five years.

      The last year of his life was spent in the Seventh District. At one time he owned 400 acres of fine land; he was one of the oldest settlers and best known men in the section. His death occurred in 1875. His wife was born in North Carolina in 1804; was the mother of eight children, of whom A. B. is the fourth and only surviving one. Mrs. Cunningham departed this life in 1862. The subject of this sketch received a fair education in the schools of his native county, and made his home with his parents until about the age of twenty-five. In 1855 he was united in marriage to a daughter of B. J. Young, Miss Mary Elizabeth, who was born in Henderson County in 1838. To this union four children were born: John, Josella, Martha (wife of John Gardner) and Walter.

      After his marriage, Mr. Cunningham settled In the Seventh District, where he now resides; he has been unusually successful in all his undertakings, owning about 1,000 acres of fine land; has been operating a grist-mill for a considerable length of time, and for six years a cotton-gin, making about 125 bales per season. In politics he is very conservative, voting strictly for principle, not for party. His first vote was given Gen. Scott (1852). He is a Mason of good standing; belongs to Juno Lodge, No. 43. He and his estimable wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South
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    Person ID I82  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father Ransom Cunningham,   b. 1795, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1875, Henderson Co TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sarah W Rice,   b. 13 Nov 1803, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1862, Henderson Co TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Granville Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F162  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Elizabeth Young,   b. 11 Oct 1838, Henderson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1916, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1855 
    Children 
     1. John E Cunningham,   b. 5 Dec 1855,   d. 23 Mar 1926, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Baby Cunningham,   b. 20 Sep 1857,   d. 20 Sep 1857  (Age 0 years)
     3. William B Cunningham,   b. 1 Oct 1858,   d. 26 Oct 1884  (Age 26 years)
     4. Druzilla Cunningham,   b. 13 Jul 1863,   d. 18 Oct 1888  (Age 25 years)
     5. Martha E Cunningham,   b. 5 Mar 1866,   d. 29 Mar 1914  (Age 48 years)
     6. Elija M Cunningham,   b. 14 Jul 1870,   d. 31 Aug 1876  (Age 6 years)
     7. Walter Scott Cunningham,   b. 20 Nov 1872,   d. 1 Dec 1935, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. Cunningham
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1829 - Henderson Co., TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Henderson Co, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Aug 1905 - Henderson Co, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Caffey Cemetery, Bargerton, Henderson Co., TN Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1850 US Census - TN  - Henderson County
    1850 US Census - TN - Henderson County
    Family of Ransom Cunningham and Sarah Rice

    Headstones
    Ashley B and Mary Elizabeth (Young) Cunningham
    Ashley B and Mary Elizabeth (Young) Cunningham
    Caffey Cemetery, Bargerton, Henderson Co., TN

  • Sources 
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