Adam Cunningham
Catherine Unknown
(-Bef 1792)
Walter Cunningham
(1749-Abt 1835)
(Abt 1757-1803)
Adam Cunningham


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Adam Cunningham 1,2

  • Born: 12 May 1783, Harrison County, VA
  • Died: 8 Jun 1849, Harrison County, VA, at age 66

bullet  General Notes:

Married Ann Tetrick, April 9, 1816 in Harrison County, VA. Ann, the daughter of Christopher and Ann Tetrich, died 20 Jul 1833. Adam's will was proved in the Harrison County Court on 5 July 1849.

From "Colonial Cunninghams of the Virginias and Their Descendants," by Kenneth and Marjorie Blech, is this transcription of the service of Adam in the War of 1812:

Fort Meigs - March 28th, 1813

Adam Cunningham, private in Capt. John Patton's Company in the Second Regimental Brigade of the Virginia Militia, in the Service of the United Staes N.W. Army, having performed a tour of duty of six months, is here by discharged and has to travel two hundred sixty-three miles to his place of residence.

Dudley Wood Col
2nd Va Reg



I, Adam Cunningham, of the County of Harrison and the State of Virginia, being advanced in years and calling to mind the uncertainty of life, do make constitute, and ordain this my last will and testament in way and manner following to wit: First will and bequeath my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the tomb to be decently interred, at the discretion of my executrix, herein appointed.

2nd As touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with, I will and bequeath as follows to wit: Astouching my land, which I now own, as follows:

First my daughters Roann and Emily Cunningham, shall have, possess, enjoy, control and possess together with all singular, the profits, the immoluments, the appurtenances and interests to their own and equal benefit until my two little grandsons, Henry Harrison Cunningham and Jerrymiah Blackburn Cunningham shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, at which time, I will and bequeath that said land, before named with all and singular , the appurttainances thereunto belonging, shall belong to, be owned by them to their own equal benefit to them, their heirs and assignees forever and at that age the two daughters, before named, shall deliver possession of the said land to the two grandsons so herein named, and if the boys should die before he is twenty-one, then the interests of which deceased one shall belong to his surviving brother.

As touching my personal property, I will and bequeath as follows to wit: I will and bequeath my riffle gun to my grandson, Henry Harrison Cunningham to be delivered to him when my executrix, hereinafter named, shall in her discretion think it proper to do so.

All and every parts found or thing of my personal property, to me now belonging, shall be owned, possessed, enjoyed, controlled and used by two daughters, herein before named, Rann and Emily Cunningham , free from the ownership and control of all persons whatsoever provided, however, that Christopher Cunningham shall at the grant of his sister, Roann, shall be allowed to use the horses and farming utensils upon the farm for farming purposes, when she shall so permi t him to do so and provide further that when my grandson, Henry Harrison, shall need it, my daughters, aforesaid named , shall give him a bed and bedding as good as the bed owned and used by me at this time.

And do hereby appoint, constitute, ordain, will and bequeath that Christopher Cunningham, my son, has had as much of his share of my estate or what I intended him to have of it and that he shall pay Emily Cunningham, his sister, the sum of thirteen dollars, which is justly due her, because of the thirteen dollars, I let him have a few days ago, that was intended for her and which he agreed to pay to her in my stead, in consideration of the afore said thirteen dollars, I let him have the use of.

And do hereby appoint and ordain Roann Cunningham , my daughter, Executrix of this, my last will and testament.

And I also further constitute and ordain this my last will and testament, disallowing all other will or wills by me, made either written or verbal. Allowing, establishing, ordaining and declaring this to be my last will and testament, in testimony whereof, I have unto set my hand and affixed my seal this eight day of June, 1849

Adam x Cunningham seal

The foregoing will so assigned by Adam Cunningham and declared to be his last will and testament in the presence of us and in his presence, in the presence of one another and we have at his request, signed unto our names as witnesses.

Jesse Flowers [Note: Married Roanna Cunningham]
Robert Cunningham
Constantine Linville

Harrison County Court July 5th, 1849

The will of Adam Cunningham was produced in court and proven by Jessee Flowers, Robert Cunningham and C. Linville, the submitting witnesses therunto and admitted to record.

Eli March


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