Parents: James Cunningham (1812-1842) and Anna Allen (1814-1842)
Born: 1836 in Indiana
Married: April 7, 1859 to Martha Rhodes (ABT1838-?)
James H Cunningham (1860-1861) buried at WolfCreek Cemetery
Thomas J Cunningham (ABT1862 - aft1880)
David L Cunningham (ABT1866 - after1920)
Lucy J Cunningham (ABT1868 - btw1910 & 1920)
Charles W Cunningham (ABT1873 - aft1880)
George W Cunningham (ABT1875- aft1880)
Died: January 19, 1903 in Montana?
James Cunningham, Gilford's father died July 10, 1842 and Anna, his mother died August 13, 1842. Gilford and his brother, Thomas lived with James' parents Jonathan and Susannah (see census below.) Thomas's sister Emeline and brother Daniel lived with Anna's mother, Elizabeth (Summers) Allen. James and Anna, as well as Jonathan and Susannah, are buried at Wolfcreek Cemetery, Sugar Creek Twp, Parke Co., IN. This is right on the border with Fountain County.
Guilford appears to have a few family members named after him. His brother Thomas named one of his sons Guilford Clem. One of Thomas' grandsons is named Carl Guilford.
Death Information from a funeral card the Judy found at Leona's house.
|State: Indiana County: Fountain Township: Jackson Township dist 33 Page No: 9 Date: August 9th, 1850|
|Line||DW#||FM#||Name||Age||Sex||Color||Occupation||Value-Real Estate||Birth place||Married within year||School within year||Can't read & write|
|4||Mitchell B "||20||Farmer||Ind|
|State: Indiana County: Fountain Township: Jackson Township Post Office: Page No: 130 Date: August 9th, 1860|
|Line||DW#||FM#||Name||Age||Sex||Color||Occupation||Value-Real Estate||Value-personal property||Birth place||Married within year||School||Can't read & write||Deaf etc.|
|5||931||879||John H? Cunningham||36||M||800||190||Ky|
|7||Mary E. "||9||F||Ind||/|
|10||Mary E. "||8||F||Md|
|11||Andrew J. "||4||M||Md|
|12||932||880||Susannah Cunningham||74||F||Farm overseer||900||305||Va|
|19||Mary E "||2||F||Ind|
|20||Sarah S "||5/12||F||Ind|
|21||934||882||Henry L Roach||43||M||Farmer||2600||1135||Ky|
|22||Mary Ann Roach||28||F||Ind|
|37||Elizabeth Allen||69||F||Retired Farm Wife||Va|
|Notes: John H Cunningham might be Thomas's uncle. Susannah Cunningham is Thomas's grandmother, who raised him. Susan (Cunningham) McGinnis might be Thomas's aunt. Henry Roach's first wife was Thomas's mother's sister (his aunt.) Gilford Cunningham was Thomas's brother. Susannah raised Thomas and Gilford because their parents died in 1842. Elizabeth (Summers) Allen was Thomas and Gilford's other grandmother.|
|State: MO County: Daviess Township: Salem Township Post Office: Gallatin Page No (handwritten): 19 Page No (stamp): 372 Date: July 9th, 1870|
|Line||DW#||FM#||Name||Age||Sex||Color||Occupation||Value Real Estate||Value Personal property||Birth Place||Father foreign born||Mother foreign born||Month born in census year||Month married in census year||school||cannot read||cannot write||deaf, etc.||eligible to vote|
|26||-- Martha||31||F||W||Keeping House||Indiana|
|28||-- David L||4||M||W||Missouri|
|29||-- Lucy J||2||F||W||Missouri|
|31||-- Lorena||25||F||W||Keeping House||Indiana|
|32||-- Joseph M||9**||M||W||Indiana|
|33||-- Guilford C||5||M||W||Indiana|
|34||-- Nancy E||1||F||W||Missouri|
|*According to Thomas Cunningham's gravestone, he was born
in 1840 which would make him 29 or 30 at the time of the 1870 census.
**According to the 1900 census, Joseph Cunningham was born January 1863 which would make him 7 in 1870.
|Did Thomas and Gilford move to MO at the same time or did Gilford move there first? It looks like Gilford owns land but Thomas doesn't. Why is Gilford's family back in Parke Co., IN in the 1880 census and Thomas's family in Arkansas? What happened? I would like to find where Gilford and family are buried.|
|State: Indiana County: Parke Township: Sugar Creek Twp District or Ward: ED 169 Page: 409 Date: June 15, 1880|
|In City||DW#||FM#||Name||Race||Sex||Age||month if under 1||Relationship||S,M, W,D||Married in year||Occupation||months unemployed||sick or disabled||blind, etc||Sch||can not read||can not write||birth place||father's birth place||mother's birth place|
|" Martha||W||F||42||Wife||M||Keeping house||Ind||Ky||Ind|
|" Thomas J||W||M||18||Son||S||Farm Laborer||/||Ind||Ind||Ind|
|" David L||W||M||13||Son||S||Farm Laborer||/||Mo||Ind||Ind|
|" Lucy J||W||F||11||Daughter||S||at home||/||/||Mo||Ind||Ind|
|" Charles W||W||M||7||Son||S||/||Mo||Ind||Ind|
|" George W||W||M||5||Son||S||/||Mo||Ind||Ind|
|STATE: Montana COUNTY: Carbon TOWNSHIP: Stillwater SUPV/DISTR: 155 ENUM/DISTR: 8 ENUMERATOR: Charles F. Gilbert DATE: June 1, 1900 Page: 176|
|SH #||LN#||DW#||FM#||NAME||RELATION||RACE||SEX||BIRTH MONTH||BIRTH YEAR||AGE||S-M W-D||#YRS MAR||# CHILD||# CHILD LIVING||BIRTH PLACE||FATHER BIRTHPL||MOTHER BIRTHPL||YEAR IMMI||#YRS US||NATUR- ALIZED||OCCUPATION||MONTHS UNEMPL||#MO AT SCHOOL||CAN READ||CAN WRITE||SPEAK ENG?||OWN or RENT||Ownd Free or Mortgage||FARM or HOME||# FARM SCH|
|Officer? Bissie||Stp Dter||W||F||Aug||1893||6||S||Montana||Tennessee||Indiana||No||No||Yes|
|---- Guilford||Stp Son||W||M||Jun||1895||4||S||Montana||Tennessee||Indiana||No||No||Yes|
|Dennis Wilson||Servant?||W||M||Jan||1894||26||W?||England||England||England||1891||9||Pa||Farm Laborer||4||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|I think that Lucy is Guilford's daughter.|
I've found Lucy with her husband and children Mary, Beatrice Bessie and Guilford in the 1910 census. Lucy's husband Cuthbert? and children Beatrice and Alice are in the 1920 census with David Cunningham, who is the right age to be Lucy's brother. Also near by in 1910 is a Thomas J. Cunningham who may also be Lucy's brother. I have found Guilford Officer in the 1920 and 1930 census and he was single. I think I found his SS record and he died in California in 1974.
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