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Joseph Cunningham (son of Christopher Cunningham and Mary Musgrove) was born 03 Nov 1767 in Tennessee, and died 21 May 1858 in Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee. He married (1) Phoebe Fine. He married (2) Annie Knox on 29 Nov 1817 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

More About Joseph Cunningham and Annie Knox:

Marriage: 29 Nov 1817, Rutherford County, Tennessee

Continuation of Fine Family - Cocke County BANNER, Friday, July 2, 1976 - 9

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Phoebe Fine, b. d. prior to 8-Jan-1859, when the inventory of the estate of Joseph Cunningham was recorded in Monroe County, TN, Book A, P. 321-322, as she is not named in the inventory as an heir; md about 1808-1809, Joseph Cunningham, son of Christopher Cunningham and Mary Musgrove of Washington Co, Tn, b. abt 1768 as the 1850 Monroe County, TN, census states his age as 82 years, died 1858-1859 in Monroe County, TN.

Carter County, TN, Book C, p.497-498 -

Deed in which Joseph Cunningham calls himself the son of Christopher Cunningham "his father" 13-May-1815. Census record of 1850 Monroe County, TN...p.31 644 Joseph Cunningham - 82 years farmer, $4000 b. PA; Husten Cunningham - 32 years b. TN; Narcissus Hayson - 20 years b. TN; Joseph Cunningham also appears in the 1830 and 1840 Monroe County TN Census.

The family of Mrs. Thomas F. Cunningham, 1801 Giddings, Wichita Falls, TX has a chair tidy made by Phoebe Fine Cunningham on which appears the letters "PFC" 1832; Phoebe's wedding ring also is in the possession of Mrs. Cunningham, has been used by many of the female descendants of Phoebe to be married with.

Unfortunately there is no inscription in the wedding band which is worn thin and is quite fragile.

Monroe County, TN ADMINISTRATION BOOK "B" - 1868-1881..p 171 - Estate of Joseph Cunningham, dec'd...Robert Cunningham Administrator, amount of his share as one of the heirs $29.73.

W.L. Harberson Receipt #1 $29.73

J. N. Mercer Receipt #2 $34.00

Leroy Cunningham #3 $29.73

Mathew Cunningham Receipt #4 $30.00

Nelson Lawson Receipt #5 $29.73

Henry Chambers Receipt #6 $80.00

Hasten Cunningham Receipt #7 $25.00 (he owed estate $58.00)

John Hightower Receipt #8 $19.80

Josephine Cunningham Receipt 9 $33.00

Joseph Cunningham Receipt 10 $7.35

S.P. Hal...Receipt 11 $23.12

Jas. F. Patton Receipt 12 $3.70

Moulton Jones guardian Receipt 13 $13.70

Sampson Stevens Receipt 14 $3.35

Peter Headrick Receipt 15 $3.35

Paid Clerk and Master $2.00

Total $427.29

p. 358-359 Names Hester Cunningham and Nelson Lawson. Since relationship to Joseph Cunningham is not stated, some of Wautauga ASSN., became 1775,

Washington District, North Carolina...

All men signing the petition were frontier soldiers and nearly all fought at King's Mountain.

Original in North Carolina Archives bears endorsement, "Recorded 22-Aug-1776' and among the complete list of signers are the names of John Nave, Christopher

Cunningham, Sr., Christopher Cunningham, Jr.

At a Court of Washington County, 26-Aug-1778, Christopher Cunningham took oath of allegiance, also John Cunningham.

Phoebe Fine and Joseph Cunningham had issue:

1)Jesse Cunningham b. 1790 in TN (in 1830 Monroe Census as 40-50 with 1 female 30-40, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 2 females 5-10) married Mary...b. 1792 in

Virginia. Their issue as named in the will of Jesse in Monroe County and as appeared in 1850 census: Caroline Cunningham md. W. E. Gravens; James R.R. Cunningham b. 1829; Samuel W. Dickson Cunningham b. 1832; Charlotte Cunningham, md. M.E. Marshall; Margaret Cunningham b. 1833 twins; Nancy Cunningham b. 1833 twins; Sarah Cunningham; Harriett Cunningham, b. 1834; W.G.E. Cunningham.

2)Edith (Eda) Cunningham md. Orr. In 1840 Joseph Cunningham made a gift deed to his daughter, Edith Cunningham Orr, of one sorrell mare (bk Nk, p347 Monroe

County). On 26-Jan- 1883 in Fannin County, TX, Ada Orr' acknowledged receipt of $11.56 received from D. E. Harris, Clerk of Monroe County, TN, due her as

one of the heirs of Joseph Cunningham, Dec'd out of his personal estate (Bk. B. 1881-1884 - p 294).

3) Robert Cunningham b 1801 in TN (appears in the 1830, 1840, and 1850 Monroe Co Census, where his age is 49 years, b. TN); named administrator and guardian in the administration of Joseph Cunningham's estate, md Ruth b. 1800 in TN. Names of children as shown in 1850 Census and in his will: Nathan H. Cunningham b. 1823, TN; Ann Cunningham, B. 1832 md Hunt; Phoebe Cunningham b. 1834; Nancy Jane Cunningham b. 1836 md. Daughterty; Hasten Cunningham b. 1839.

4) John O. Cunningham b. 7-Jan-1804, TN (appears in 1830 and 1840 Monroe Co Census) d. 9- May-1859, buried in cemetery near Christianburg, Co, TN.

5) David C. Cunningham, b. 1805, TN (in 1840 and 1850 Census of Monroe Co) md. Adaline...b. 1811 (age 39 years).

6) Matthew Cunningham b. 1807, whom I first found in the 1860 Fannin Co, TX Census living at Ladonia. In the Monroe Co, Book B, P 274 1881-1884 "the Clerk

was ordered to pay Matthew Cunningham of Ladonia, TX the sum of $11.56 and to Eda Orr, of the same place $11.56, being heirs' of Joseph Cunningham dec'd.

7) Hasten Cunningham, b. 1818, named in administration of Joseph's estate and appears in the home in the 1850 Monroe County Census, md 16-Mar-1859 Elizabeth

Johnson - marriages of Monroe Co, TN.

8) Mary Sarah (Sallie) Cunningham, b. 12-Jul-1810, d. 2-Sep-1839, buried Ococee Cemetery, Benton, TN, md abt 1833-34 Nelson Lawson, b. 11-Jul-1806 d. of cancer on the nose, 10-Oct- 1892, Benton, TN.

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Fine History Included Jonathan and Rachel M. Double Interest for Oklahoma Woman' (This information is from "The Road to Yesterday: A Cocke County Scrapbook"

compiled by Jean Herndon Clevenger and I found it at the East Tennessee Historical Society.

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b Pennsylvania. Moved to Blount Co., Tennessee moved to Sweetwater, TN, Monroe Co., Abt. 1814 & Settled abt. 1 mile North of Christianburg Church on Old Athens-Morganton Rd now called Gain


  • Hope this helps: There were both Musgroves and Cunninghams in close association in Texas County, MO during the mid nineteenth century. The Housden family married into both surnames. The Cunninghams were from Tennessee, around Chattanooga. The Musgroves were from Blount co., Alabama prior to moving to Missouri. sr. -
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Joseph Cunningham's Timeline

November 3, 1768
October 30, 1794
Age 25
Roane, Tennessee, United States
Age 27
Virginia, United States
Age 29
Virginia, United States
August 19, 1800
Age 31
June 17, 1804
Age 35
Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee, United States
Age 36
Virginia, United States
January 7, 1807
Age 38
Virginia, United States
July 12, 1810
Age 41
Sweetwater, Tennessee, United States