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Abel Seymour Cunningham

Male 1810 - 1860  (49 years)


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  • Name Abel Seymour Cunningham  [1, 2, 3
    Born 8 Dec 1810  Hardy County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1860  Victoria, Victoria County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Abel Seymour Cunningham, a Republic of Texas congressman and participant in the Texas Revolution and the Mexican War,qqv was born on December 8, 1810, in Hardy County, Virginia. He moved to Texas in 1835 and settled in Victoria County. During the Texas Revolution he volunteered as a private in the army and served from April 1 to July 12, 1836, in a Captain Smith's company of cavalry. In the spring of 1842 he served in Capt. John T. Price's company under Col. Clark L. Owen in the expedition to crush the invasion of Texas by Rafael Vásquez. Cunningham represented Victoria County in the House of the Ninth Congress of the republic from December 2, 1844, to June 28, 1845, and was a member of the annexation convention that summer. He joined Col. Benjamin McCulloch's rangers in 1846, after the outbreak of the Mexican War. In the 1840s he was a Victoria alderman and joined the Victoria bar. He was kept on retainer by the board to represent the city in land cases before the Texas Supreme Court. Cunningham was married to Martha McGrew. He died on March 28, 1860, in Victoria.

      BIBLIOGRAPHY:
      Roy Grimes, ed., 300 Years in Victoria County (Victoria, Texas: Victoria Advocate, 1968; rpt., Austin: Nortex, 1985). Victor Marion Rose, History of Victoria (Laredo, 1883; rpt., Victoria, Texas: Book Mart, 1961). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832\endash 1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

      Craig H. Roell, "CUNNINGHAM, ABEL SEYMOUR," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fcu22), accessed May 19, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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      Census Listings:

      1850 Census
      Texas, Victoria County, The Town of Victoria
      Enumerated 21 Aust 1850
      Stamped 233
      25-25
      A S Cunningham 45 M Lawyer 1000 Va
      Martha J """ 23 F Miss
    Person ID I2409  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Martha McGrew,   b. Abt 1827, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Apr 1850  Victoria County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • No issue.
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F1511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1810 - Hardy County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1850 - Victoria County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1860 - Victoria, Victoria County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S144] 1850 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.), Texas, Victoria County, The Town of Victoria Enumerated 21 Aust 1850  Stamped 233 25-25 Shown as A S Cunningham, Lawyer (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S673] Handbook of Texas Online; http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/.

    3. [S202] McGrew, Wynema THE JAMES McGREW FAMILY (1744-1797) Second Edition, 1999, p. 377 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S144] 1850 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.), Texas, Victoria County, The Town of Victoria Enumerated 21 Aust 1850  Stamped 233 25-25 Shown as 45 born in Va, born ca 1805 (Reliability: 3).