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About Dr John Cunningham

TRIGG COUNTY KENTUCKY VETERANS TRIGG COUNTY KENTUCKY HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY Copyright 2002 by TURNER PUBLISHING COMPANY:

John Cunningham (Surgeon)

John had 3 Grandfathers who served in the Continental forces during the Revolutionary War: Moza Gresham, James Boyd, Gideon Carr.

John obtained his literary training in common schools and at Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky. He attended St. Louis Medical College & Galveston, Texas Medical College where he received his second medical diploma.

John married 1st: Ann O. Patterson which she died shortly after giving birth to their only son Byron Blair Cunningham.

John enlisted in the Confederate army Co. G. 4th Ky Inf. & elected as 1st Lt. Fought 2 days in Battle of Shiloh. Later he was the surgeon to General Wheeler. Then with General Bragg's invasion of Kentucky helped to organize a cavalry company of which he was elected 2nd Lt. then to Captain. Captured at Paris, Tennessee and imprisoned at Nashville, Tennessee & Camp Chase, Ohio & Fortress Monroe, Virginia.

After war went to Ravenna, Fannin, Texas & opened a Medical Practice. He owned several ranches and a mercantile store.

John married 2nd: Fannie Agnew.

Dr. John was elected 5 terms in the Texas Legislature and was the last confederate soldier serving in the Texas Government. His picture hangs on the walls at the Texas Capital in Austin.

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Dr John Cunningham's Timeline

1836
September 21, 1836
Trigg, Kentucky, United States
1860
December 18, 1860
Age 24
Trigg County, Kentucky
1870
October 15, 1870
Age 34
Texas
1871
December 26, 1871
Age 35
Ravenna, Fannin County, Texas
1873
March 25, 1873
Age 36
Texas
1876
March 18, 1876
Age 39
Texas
1884
February 3, 1884
Age 47
Texas
1924
February 26, 1924
Age 87
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