Person:Ebenezer Cunningham (1)

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Ebenezer John Cunningham
d.abt. 5 March 1812
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Name Ebenezer John Cunningham
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1768 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage bef. 1797 to Martha Laird Blair
Death? abt. 5 March 1812

Ebenezer John Cunningham was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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EBENEZER JOHN CUNNINGHAM was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1768, and relocated to the Limestone area of Washington County, Tennessee. In 1799, 160 acres on Little Limestone Creek were transferred from James Cunningham to Ebenezer John Cunningham, part of the original 320 acres deeded by Robert Gentry to Hugh Cunningham and James Cunningham in 1790.
He married Martha Laird Blair, daughter of John Blair and Martha Laird, who had migrated from northern Ireland to Pennsylvania, and then to Washington County, Tennessee.
E. J. and Martha Cunningham had six children: Samuel Blair Cunningham, Jane “Jenny” Cunningham, John Whitfield Cunningham, Alexander Newton Cunningham, William Madison Cunningham, and Martha Roe Cunningham. Three of their sons became Presbyterian ministers.
Ebenezer John Cunningham died after his will was written, March 5, 1812. , and Martha Blair Cunningham died November 8, 1823. They are believed to be buried at the Old Salem Church Cemetery at Washington College.