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Moses E Cunningham and Fleetwood 1860-1900
Posted by: gary evans (ID *****3234) Date: April 09, 2009 at 15:22:06
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Moses E Cunningham was a doctor in Douglas County MO. b. 1857 Webster Co MO d. 1900 Douglas Co MO s/o Ananias Cunningham d. Civil War & Eliza J ? marr to ? Fleetwood. These Fleetwoods were involved in a long feud with the Alsup family. Many killed both sides. Ananias sibs William Pleasant Cunningham killed 1863 in Wright Co MO by Bushwackers, James M b 1839 TN, and Margaret J b.1833 TN

Moses & ? Fleetwood had 4 children: James b.1882 Douglas Co MO, Moses Blaine b.1884 Douglas Co, Mary Laura b. 1886 and my grandmother Eliza Ann Cunningham b.1888 or 1890 Douglas Co.

Ananias parents William Cunningham b.1801 NC and Magaret Peck ? b.1801 Marr in TN.

Moses marr Nancy Walker b. 1873 Squires,MO in 1893 Douglas Co. They had 2 children Elvira b.1894 and Harvey Ananias b. 1898.

Moses died 10-23-1900 in Douglas Co. May have been poisoned. He was running for Coroner of Douglas Co on the Popocrat party. He had also got a land patent near Girdner,MO in 1884. The land next door was patented by Marion Fleetwood and they jointly applied for the land s of there. This leads me to believe Marion Fleetwood was his father in law or brother in law. Marion Fleetwood brother, Jackson was shot by an Alsup at age 17.

My grandmother was orphaned at age 10 or 12. She became an indetured servant and ended up in Collinsville OK where she married my grandfather Chauncey David Evans.

That's what I know or think I know. The questions are:
Which Fleetwood married Moses Cunningham ?
What was the maiden name of Moses mother, Eliza J ?

The Fleetwoods were plentiful in Douglas County. They adopted children of other Fleetwoods killed in the feud and when 2 original brothers and 3 brother in laws drowned on a raft in the White River. My best guess of Moses' wife would be named Eliza, Elizabeth or Jane.

After Ananias died of thyphoid fever in Ark 1862. Eliza J ? remarried Thomas Brixey. 1870 census. Moses, his brother Morris F b. 1859 and sister Eliza J b 1862 all listed as Brixie along with Eliza J, Thomas Brixey b. 1849,Crawford b. 1868 and Elvira b.1869

1880 census has Thomas & Eliza Brixey along with Eliza J Cunningham. Elvira, Crawford, Thomas b.1872, Nancy A 1875. No Moses. No Morris. Moses also went by M.E. Cunningham. Haven't found him in 1880 census. Did they have madical schools back then. Or did they apprentice ?

Can anybody identify theses 2 enigmatic women ?

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