|Birth: ||Oct. 30, 1826|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1916|
Emerine Cunningham Adams Carey
Emerine was the daughter of Robert and Apphia Cunningham, she had 14 brothers and sisters. She was born in Clark County, Indiana, and in 1829, when she was just 3, the Cunningham family came to Cheney's Grove, McLean, Illinois. At Cheney's Grove the family began farming, and a few years afterwards Robert Cunningham built a water mill on Sangamon Creek.
The Cunningham family were members of the Antinomian, also known as "Hard-shell" Baptists. Their house was used for church services. Rev. John Darnell, of Indian Grove, was for years the regular preacher there.
She married a farmer named Calvin Perciville Adams on April 17, 1849, he was a widower with a 7 year old daughter named Almeda Adams Hileman. The following year Emerine gave birth to their son Robert Chester Adams. Her husband Calvin died less than three months after their son was born, leaving her a young widow with an infant son and an 8 year old step-daughter.
Emerine married a second time to a farmer named David Carey. He became the legal guardian of Emerine's step-daughter Almeda and helped raise her son Robert. Together they had three more children, George W. Carey, Elizabeth E. Carey Miller and Calista Carey Cassaday.
Sometime between 1860 and 1870 the Carey family left Illinois and began farming in Union Center, Elk, Kansas.
After the death of her husband David in 1903, Emerine moved in with the family of her daughter Elizabeth Miller.
Emerine died at the age of 89, her death certificate states the cause of death to be Senility, Arteriosclerosis and Bright's Disease.
Robert Cunningham (1776 - 1858)
Apphia Cleveland Cunningham (1791 - 1859)
Calvin Perciville Adams (1815 - 1850)*
David Carey (1828 - 1903)*
Robert Chester Adams (1850 - 1919)*
George W. Carey (1857 - 1908)*
Colista Carey Cassaday (1860 - 1934)*
Pheobe Cunningham Cates (1813 - 1885)*
Anna Cunningham Byers (1815 - 1897)*
Thomas C. Cunningham (1818 - 1904)*
Abigail Cunningham Spence (1820 - 1852)*
Feruabey Henline (1822 - 1904)*
King Solomon Cunningham (1823 - 1907)*
Zerilda Cunningham Tisdale (1825 - 1913)*
Emerine Cunningham Carey (1826 - 1916)
William E Cunningham (1828 - 1904)*
Jamima Cunningham (1830 - 1914)*
Apphia Cunningham Stine (1832 - 1885)*
Note: The death certificate also states she is buried at Bunker Hill Cemetery, which is where her husband David is buried, although to date no stone has been found, she is most likely buried between her husband and son who are shown in the photo
Bunker Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Gennaphyr
Originally Created by: David Smith
Record added: Dec 29, 2011
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