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Robert CUNNINGHAM
Birth:
15 Sep 1775
Hampshire co, Va, Usa
Death:
24 Jan 1837
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Burial:
Cunningham Graveyard, Levi Goff Farm, Clark co, Ky, Usa
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Place of birth, dates of birth and death from Cunningham graveyard, Levi Goff farm, off Winchester-Paris Road, Clark County, Kentucky.  Kathryn Owen, Old Graveyards of Clark County, Kentucky (Polyanthos, New Orleans 1975).

Migrated to Kentucky about 1796: "impressed with the advantages to be found in a new and rapidly developing country, determined to try his fortunes in Kentucky, toward which the tide of emigration was rapidly flowing. Accordingly taking passage on a flat boat at Wheeling, he set out for 'the dark and bloody ground' for the mastery of which civilization and savage fury was [sic] yet contending. The voyage was a perilous one. Simon Girty, with his Indian warriors kept watch from either bank of the Ohio, and whenever their frail craft drifted near the shore the sharp report of a rifle was sure to break in upon the scene. This necessitated keeping in the middle of the stream. Finally, after many adventures, the boat landed at Limestone, as Maysville was then called. From Maysville he went to Clark County and settled."     Perrin, William Henry, History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, p. 553 (O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago 1882).

Names of wife and children from Perrin, p. 554.
                  
Mary ÒPollyÓ ROBINSON
Birth:
30 May 1775
Death:
8 Mar 1857
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Burial:
Cunningham Graveyard, Levi Goff Farm, Clark co, Ky, Usa
Father:
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Living
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Dates of birth and death from Cunningham graveyard, Levi Goff farm, off Winchester-Paris Road, Clark County, Kentucky.  Kathryn Owen, Old Graveyards of Clark County, Kentucky (Polyanthos, New Orleans 1975).
                  
Children
Marriage
1
Birth:
15 Jun 1795
Hardy co, Va, Usa
Death:
17 Aug 1864
Bourbon co, Ky, Usa
Marr:
27 Dec 1817
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Perrin, William Henry, History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, pp. 554-57 (O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago 1882): (both born in Virginia), born June 15, 1795 in Hardy County, Virginia; married December 27, 1817 to Mary Bean, who was born September 23, 1796 on Strode's Creek in Clark County, KY; moved to Bourbon County in 1818; meager formal education, but was a close and steady thinker, liberal patron of good books and public journals, became a well-informed man of the locality; sucessful farmer, large land owner at the time of his death, encouraged breeding and growth of fine stock, especially short-horn cattle and horses, notably "Woodpecker;" warm and ardent admirer of Henry Clay; served as Justice of the Peace from 1833 to 1850; elected to State Legislature in 1833, re-elected in 1839, and to State Senate in 1851, 52, 53, and 54; died August 17, 1864; survivors, by wife, who lives on the homestead with son John and daughter Naomi, sons Robert and Louis live on farms nearby.

G&BS, p. 168:  married Mary Bean resided whole life in Bourbon County; served a campaign in War of 1812, volunteered at age of 19, served hazardous and severe campaign under General Shelby, participated in the Battle of the Raisin, was with the Kentucky troops who crossed into Canada and was on British soil when peace was made; represented Bourbon County in State legislature.
                  
2
Birth:
Abt 1797
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Approximate year of birth from 1850 U. S. Census for Clark County, KY; names of children from 1850 U.S. Census; see also G&BS, p. 168.
                  
3
Birth:
Abt 1802
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
1853
Mo, Usa
Notes:
                   Approximate year of birth from 1850 U. S. Census for Clark County, KY; names of wife and children from 1850 U.S. Census; see also G&BS, p. 168.
                  
4
Birth:
Abt 1805
Death:
Notes:
                   Approximate year of birth, names and approximate birth years of wife and children from 1850 U.S. Census for Clark County, Kentucky, see also B. F. VanMeter, G&BS pp. 167-68.
                  
5
Birth:
Oct 1810
Death:
Aug 1849
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Marr:
6 Jan 1827
Clark co, Ky, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Dates of birth and death from Hume graveyard, Canewood, Clay farm, off Winchester-Paris Road, Clark County, Kentucky.  Kathryn Owen, Old Graveyards of Clark County, Kentucky p. 69 (Polyanthos, New Orleans 1975).
                  
6
Jemima CUNNINGHAM
Birth:
Abt 1815
Death:
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Approximate year of birth from 1850 U.S. Census for Clark County, Kentucky, living in household of mother, Polly Cunningham; see also B. F. VanMeter, G&BS p. 167 (died unmarried and without issue).
                  
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8
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9
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10
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Robert Cunningham - Mary ÒPollyÓ Robinson

Robert Cunningham was born at Hampshire co, Va, Usa 15 Sep 1775. His parents were Robert Cunningham and Prudence Parsons.

He married Mary ÒPollyÓ Robinson . Mary ÒPollyÓ Robinson was born at 30 May 1775 .

They were the parents of 10 children:
John Cunningham born 15 Jun 1795.
Jesse Cunningham born Abt 1797.
Abner Cunningham born Abt 1802.
Isaac Cunningham born Abt 1805.
Maria Cunningham born Oct 1810.
Jemima Cunningham born Abt 1815.
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Robert Cunningham died 24 Jan 1837 at Clark co, Ky, Usa .

Mary ÒPollyÓ Robinson died 8 Mar 1857 at Clark co, Ky, Usa .

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