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  • ID: I140
  • Name: Meekins (Mickens) Carr 8F CUNNINGHAM 1
  • Sex: M
  • Reference Number: 417
  • Birth: 18 DEC 1810 in Albemarle County, Virginia 2
  • Event: Migration 1818 Moved from Virginia to Trigg County, Kentucky 3
  • _NAMS: Meekins was a namesake of his maternal uncle, Meekins Carr, who lived
  • Burial: Hall-Cunningham Cemetery, Trigg County, Kentucky
  • Census: 1850 Kentucky, Trigg County, District 1, age 38, Farmer, value of real estate 810, VA, cannot read or write (listed as Mickens)
  • Event: Census Slave Schedule 1860 Kentucky, Trigg County, 1 black female age 50, 1 mulatto male age 2
  • Death: 16 OCT 1888 in Trigg County, Kentucky 2
  • Census: 1810 Virginia, Albemarle County, St Anns, age <10 (If the census was done late in the year, this could possible by Meekins, otherwise, there is an extra male <10 living in the house if it was done before Meekins birth - living in father's household)
  • Census: 1820 Kentucky, Trigg County, age <10 (living in father's household)
  • Census: 1830 Kentucky, Trigg County, age 20-30 (brother Andrew's household - see note)
  • Census: 1860 Kentucky, Trigg County, age 50, Farmer, real estate $1100, pers estate $1200, VA, cannot read or write
  • Census: 1870 Kentucky, Trigg, Rock Castle, age 58, farmer, $1200 real estate, $500 pers estate, VA, cannot read or write, Citizen (listed as Micans)
  • Census: 1880 Kentucky, Trigg, Bethesda, District 153, age 70, married, farmer, VA, Scotland, VA
  • Note:
    James descendants were called 'The Tank Cunninghams'. The date of James' birth on the Cunningham monument at Trigg Furnace Cemetery is shown as 1810, but the 1850 Trigg County census shows his birth as 1808; and the date of Meekins is shown to be 1808 on the monument, but the census shows his birth as 1810. According to the census, James was the seventh child of William and Nancy, and Meekins was shown to be the eighth child. During my conversations with Bertie Gingles in 1986, she said that she had verified that James was the seventh child, and Meekins was the eighth child, but she had received verification after it was too late to change her book, The Cunningham Family, so she just let it stand as it was. She said she had planned to correct this at a later date, but just never had the chance as she was busy with many other projects. So I have corrected this in this book as to the correct line of descendancy.
    (from Cunningham Family, Leaves from the Family Tree, by Marqua Duncan, 2002)

    * Census Info *
    1830 Trigg County, Kentucky - Andrew was not married and had no children, but he is on the census as having 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-20, and 2 males 20-30. There are no females listed. As the other siblings were married, and already listed on the census, this works out to be Andrew as the head, living with his younger brothers James, Meekins, Alexander, and Robert.




    Father: William CUNNINGHAM b: 1765 in Bonnie, Ayrshire County, Scotland
    Mother: Nancy Elizabeth CARR b: 1770 in Charlottesville, Albermarle County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth 'Betsy' SIVELLS b: 23 APR 1815 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    • Married: 07 NOV 1832 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    Children
    1. Has No Children Child 12C8F CUNNINGHAM b: BET 1832 AND 1865
    2. Has Children Robert Washington 'Unc Bob Tank' 1C8F CUNNINGHAM b: MAY 1834 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    3. Has Children Ruth A. 2C8F CUNNINGHAM b: 11 AUG 1837 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    4. Has No Children Arnold 3C9F CUNNINGHAM b: 1839 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    5. Has Children Eliza 4C8F CUNNINGHAM b: 15 SEP 1842 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    6. Has Children James S. 5C8F CUNNINGHAM b: 28 APR 1844 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    7. Has Children Missouri Ann 'Zurea' 6C8F CUNNINGHAM b: 13 SEP 1846 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    8. Has Children Sarah Catherine 'Kitty' 7C8F CUNNINGHAM b: 30 MAY 1849 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    9. Has Children Elizabeth Caroline 'Betty' 8C8F CUNNINGHAM b: 27 JAN 1852 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    10. Has Children DDM Warren Chastine 'Dr. Teen' 9C8F CUNNINGHAM b: 01 JUL 1854 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    11. Has No Children Mary Lutitia 'Lettie' 10C8F CUNNINGHAM b: 22 AUG 1857 in Trigg County, Kentucky
    12. Has No Children J. 11C8F CUNNINGHAM b: ABT APR 1860 in Trigg County, Kentucky

    Sources:
    1. Author: Marqua Jean Duncan
      Title: xCunningham Family History
      Publication: Name: Copyright 2002 McClanahan Publishing House;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
      Source Quality: 566 pages w/photos

      Leaves from the Family Tree, William and Nancy (Carr) Cunningham of Trigg County, Kentucky. (Marqua is the granddaughter of John 8C5C8F Spurlin Cunningham, and the daughter of Benjamin & Mary (Cunningham) Petzold.)
    2. Author: David Sumner, Kim Fortner, Pam Metts, & Charles Morris
      Title: Cemeteries of Cadiz and Trigg County, Kentucky
      Publication: Name: Sumforme Publishing and Evansville Bindery 2008;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
      Source Quality: 459 pages
    3. Author: Gage, Emma
      Title: Wade, Martin D
      Publication: Name: 1890's;
      Repository:
        Name: In my possession

      Note:
      Source Medium: Manuscript

      Diary of Emma Gage, recorded in the 1890's, sent to me from Martin D. Wade, via US Mail

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