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Phoebe Cunningham (Fine)

Birthplace: Shenandoah, Virginia, United States
Death: before January 8, 1859
Sweetwater, Monroe, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Vinet Fine and Effa Redaford
Wife of Joseph Cunningham
Mother of Bersheba Bailey; William Cunningham; Mary C. Hightower; Robert Cunningham; Jehu O. Cunningham and 12 others
Sister of Thomas Fine; Emma Gray; Abraham Fine; Sarah "Sally" Job; Charles Fine and 2 others

Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Phoebe Cunningham

Phoebe Fine was born circa 1779 in Shenandoah County Virginia and died before 1859.

Parents: daughter of Vinett and Effa (McElwain) Fine,


  1. to Joseph Cunningham, son of Christopher and Mary (Musgrove) Cunningham

Children of Joseph and Phoebe (Fine) Cunningham:

  1. Bersheba b. 30 Oct 1794 m. John Bailey circa 1810
  2. William b.c. 1796 d.Apr 11 1859 m. Martha (--?--)
  3. Mary C. b. 1798 d. before 1859 m. John Hightower circa 1815
  4. Robert b. 1801 m. Ruth (--?--) circa 1821.
  5. John O. "Jehu" b. 17 Jun 1804 d.May 9 1859 m. Sarah Walker circa 1824
  6. David C. b. 1805 d.before Apr 1859 m. Adeline Elizabeth Hastings circa 1835
  7. Nancy b.c. 1805 b.before Nov 1858
  8. Matthew b. 17 Jan 1807 m. Mary Melinda (--?--) circa 1827
  9. Mary Sarah b. 12 Jul 1810 d.Sep 2 1839 m. Nelson Lawson circa 1826
  10. Hasten b. 1818 m. Elisabeth Johnson 24 Mar 1850.
  11. Harden b.c. 1821
  12. Aquilla b. 25 Jan 1823 m. Mary Ann Ferguson 25 Jan 1843.
  13. Leroy b. Dec 1823 m. Josephine (--?--) circa 1843.
  14. Jeremiah b.c. 1824
  15. Edith b. 1825 m. John R. Orr 16 May 1839

Chair Tidy and Wedding Ring

The family of Mrs. Thomas F. Cunningham, 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.


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

Page 9

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.


There is an Millenium File marriage record that Joseph Cunningham's wife is Phoebe Wilson, the daughter of Jehu Wilson and Sarah Chalmers. As of 22 Sept 2013, Geni profile managers agree that

" it's more likely somebody just had the name Phoebe Cunningham, and Ancestry, or something, found Phoebe Wilson as a possible match based on date of birth or something, then it kept getting replicated until it became a "fact"."


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Phoebe Cunningham's Timeline

Shenandoah, Virginia, United States
October 30, 1794
Age 15
Roane, Tennessee, United States
Age 17
Virginia, United States
Age 19
Virginia, United States
August 19, 1800
Age 21
June 17, 1804
Age 25
Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee, United States
Age 26
Virginia, United States
January 7, 1807
Age 28
Virginia, United States
July 12, 1810
Age 31
Sweetwater, Tennessee, United States