Christopher Columbus Cunningham, Sr.


Buffalo Creek, Watauga Settlement, NC frontier (later Washington CO, TN)

Family Group of

Christopher Columbus Cunningham, Sr*. b ca 1710 d before May 1783 Washington CO, NC buried Buffalo Creek Family Cemetery, Buffalo Creek, near Milligan College, Johnson City, now Washington CO, TN
occupation - frontiersman and farmer
signer of Watauga Petition
Christopher Columbus Cunningham, Sr.'s will, dated 10 Nov 1782, probated May 1783, will book 1, p. 14, Washington CO, TN
son of Alexander & ____ (Bell) Cunningham of VA

m (1) 1730 TO
Susanna Patton b d
dau of Jacob & Susan Patton

m (2) before 1750 TO
Mary Musgrove* b d after 18 Sep 1798
dau of

issue: (# 1 -3 were born of his 1st wife.)
1(M) Christopher Columbus Cunningham, Jr. b d before 27 Aug 1781
signer of Watauga Petition

2(F) Elizabeth Cunningham b d
m TO
Mr. Gatril b d

3(F) Susannah Cunningham b ca 1728 d
m TO
Col. Charles Robertson, Sr. b d ca 1798
Charles Robertson, Sr.'s will dated 31 Aug 1798, will book 1, p. 44, Washington CO, TN

issue: (# 1 - 13 below were born of his 2nd marriage.)
1(F) Lydia Cunningham b d MO
m TO
Mr. Piermose b d

2(M) John Cunningham b d
m 16 Jun 1832 Washington CO, TN TO
Mary Hampton b d

3(F) Mary Cunningham b d MO
m TO
Mr. Jobe b d

4(F) Ann Cunningham b 1756 d 1848 GA
m TO
Robert Orr b d

5(F) Sarah Cunningham b d
m TO
Mr. McDaniel b d

6(F) Jane Cunningham b 1758 Augusta CO, VA d 1818 Carter CO, TN
m TO
Dr. Isaac Taylor b d

7(M) Jacob Cunningham b d before 1852
m 29 Oct 1794 Greene CO, TN TO
Elizabeth Wilhoite b d

8(M) Joseph Cunningham b d 1859 Monroe CO, TN
m TO
Phoebe Fine b d

9(M) Matthew Cunningham b d after 1852 TX

10(M) Moses Cunningham** b 14 May 1774 d ca 1851 - 1859 Blount CO, TN
m 29 Jun 1795 Greene CO, TN TO
Margaret Long** b Jul 1774 vicinity of what is now Greene CO, TN d Jun 1862 Monroe CO, TN

11(M) Aaron Cunningham b ca 1776 d before 1847 MS
m Nov 1795 TO
Elizabeth Hopkins b d

12(F) Eleanor Cunningham b ca 1778 d 1797

13(M) David Cunningham b ca 1780 d Dec 1848

Many thanks to Dr. Lydia A. "Cousin Adelia" Duggins of Bridgeport, CT for a great deal of help with this line!

* great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents &
** great-great-great-great-great-grandparents of Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

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