Thursday, December 25, 2008

William Cunningham family - 1910 Jay Co., IN

Today I sourced the 1910 census record in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana for William E. CUNNINGHAM, my paternal 2nd-great granduncle. William was married to Rachel LEMASTERS, the daughter of Luman Walker and Nancy (YOUNG) LEMASTERS.

William was listed as a 75 year old farmer, born in Indiana, with father born in Virginia and mother born in Pennsylvania. He and Rachel had been married for 50 years. Rachel was listed as aged 71 years, born in Ohio, with both parents born in Ohio. She was listed as the mother of 6 children, 5 of whom were still living in 1910.

William's occupation was that of a farmer, which corresponds with other census records. In 1860, his occupation was listed as a shoemaker.

William was born February 1835 in Indiana, and married Rachel on March 18, 1860 in Jay County, Indiana. Rachel was born July 16, 1838 in Shelby County, Ohio, and died March 13, 1913 in Jay County, Indiana. Their children were :
i. Nancy M. Cunningham b. July 5, 1861 m. David Rants
ii. Catherine E. Cunningham b. 1861-1865
iii. Phillip L. Cunningham b. February 3, 1865 m. Eana Brake
iv. John W.M. Cunningham b. April 26, 1868 m. Leona A. Drake
v. Orinda Cunningham b. May 5, 1869 m. Elmer I. Pauling
vi. Martha J. Cunningham b. May 5, 1873 m. Elsworth Beard

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