Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Cunningham Family Papers, MS.000394

David Cunningham was born in 1808 in Virginia. By 1836 he had moved with his wife and three children to Tennessee, where his youngest son Philip was born. Phillip Bible Cunningham, born November 1836, was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the 32nd Arkansas Infantry. Phillip settled in Clay Township in White County, Arkansas. He married Frances Ella Caldwell in March 1872, and they had four children: William Edward, Althea Evelyn, Frances Ella, and Martha Louisa. Phillip B. Cunningham died in 1901.

Finding aid:

  • Correspondence
    • 1997 May 1: Glen Majors, Searcy, Arkansas, to Kim Ferguson, Jacksonville, North Carolina
    • 1999 August 16: Glen Majors, Searcy, Arkansas, to Dr. John L. Ferguson, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Cemetery records
    • 1981: Cemeteries in Cleburne County, Arkansas
    • Undated: Cemetery in Walnut Grove, Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas, where James I. Cunningham (1881-1916) is buried
    • 1997: Howell Cemetery, Clay, White County, Arkansas
    • undated: Monroe County, Tennessee, "Tombstone Inscriptions," WPA Records (2 copies)
  • Census records
    • 1820-1880: Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee
  • County and land records
    • 1832-1842: Monroe County [Tennessee] Chancery Court minute books
    • 1808-1841: Land grants, Tennessee
    • 1779-1861: Index, Tennessee "Wills and Administration"
    • 1820-1870: "Wills and estate records of McMinn County, Tennessee" (2 copies)
    • 1824-1945: Monroe County, Tennessee, wills
    • 1836-1874: Okoee (Ocoee) Baptist Church minutes, Polk County, Tennessee
    • Undated: Polk County, Tennessee, records
    • Undated: Abstracts, Ocoee District [Tennessee] early land records
  • Death records
    • 1860: Mortality schedule, Arkansas
    • 1900-1902: Obituaries, Cleburne County, Arkansas
  • Marriage records
    • 1771-1868: Guilford County, North Carolina, marriage records, volume 1, names A-F
    • 1783-1870: "35,000 Tennessee marriage records and bonds," volume 1, A-F
    • 1795-1859: Marriages, Blount County, Tennessee
    • 1826-1877: Independence County, Arkansas, marriage records, books A-D
    • 1838-1890: Marriage records, Monroe County, Tennessee
  • Military records
    • 1863: Service record, P.B. Cunningham, Company G, Thirty-second Arkansas Infantry
    • Undated: History of the Thirty-second Arkansas Infantry
    • 1974: "Fight and Survive," Thirty-second Arkansas Infantry
    • 1975: "Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution"
  • Printed material
    • 1999: "A Majors Journey" by Glen M. Majors
    • Undated: "History of Sweetwater Valley, Tennesse" by William B. Lenoir
    • 1977: "Tennessee Cousins, A History of Tennessee People" by Worth S. Ray

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