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Re: Re--Cunninghams of Va. And Tn.
Posted by: Tricia Milwood Martin Date: February 27, 1999 at 22:41:07
In Reply to: Re: Re--Cunninghams of Va. And Tn. by Pam Monroe of 41083

I am the great granddaughter of Velma Valentine Cunningham. This is what I know of our family.

JAMES LEMUEL CUNNINGHAM
b. 1876 in TN (possibly Germany, supposedly came to US when he was 6, as told to me by my grandmother ADA ELIZABETH COMBS)
m. MALITHA ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN 1896
(She was born in 1880)
I have no death date.
** I was also told that he was adopted by JOHN MCMAHON and resided in Whiteside, TN

Children were:
JOHN LEMUEL b. 1898 in GA
VELMA VALENTINE b. 1906 in GA
SALLIE MAY b. 1908 in AL
JIMMIE SELENE b. 1910 in TN
LUCINDA (maybe your CINDY LOU?)

I show them in a 1910 Census of Tennessee
6th Civil District
Marion County, Richard City Township
Date: 3 May 1910
Enumeration District #: 130
Sheet #: 13
Page #: 141B

Dwelling #: 230
Family visit #: 243

CUNNINGHAM, JAMES L.
Husband Male White Age:34 Marital Status:M
NUmber of years married: 14
Place of birth: TN
Place of birth of father: TN
Place of birth of mother: TN
Language spoken: EN
Occupation: Repair
Nature of trade: Cement Plant
Employer, Worker, or Own Account: W
# of months not employed: 0
Can read and write: Y
Owned or rented: R
Farm or House: H
MALITHA E.
Wife Female White Age:30 Married
Number of years married: 14
Mother of how many children: 5
Number of these children living: 4
Place of birth: AL
Place of birth of father: AL
Place of birth of mother: AL
Language spoken: EN
Occupation: None
Can read and write: Y
JOHN L.
Son Male White Age:12 Marital Status: S
Place of birth: GA
Place of birth of father: TN
Place of birth of mother: AL
Language spoken: EN
Occupation: News boy
Employer, Worker or own account: W
Number of months not employed: No
Can read and write: Y
Attending school: Y
VELMA V.
Daughter Female White Age:4 Marital Status:S
Place of birth: GA
Place of birth of father: TN
Place of birth of mother: AL
Language spoken: EN
Occupation: None
SALLIE M.
Daughter Female White Age:2 Marital Status:S
Place of birth: AL
Place of birth of father: TN
PLace of birth of mother: AL
JIMMIE S.
Daughter Female White Age:4/12
Marital Status: S
Place of birth: TN
Place of birth of father: TN
Place of birth of mother: AL

This is all that I have. I hope that any of this helps you. My grandmother is the daughter of VELMA VALENTINE and HAZE LUTREL COMBS. She is still living in Calera, AL.
I hope that somehow we can help one another.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Tricia



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