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Sarah C. Gunn Cunningham
Birth: Jan. 27, 1849
Washington County
Illinois, USA
Death: 1888
Stephens County
Texas, USA

SARAH IS THE Daughter of BURRELL Wilkes GUNN AND WIFE SUSAN HARRIMAN/GUNN OF WASHINGTON CO., Illinois.

IN THE 1850 CENSUS SARAH IS FOUND WITH HER PARENTS AS A 1 YEAR OLD IN WASHINGTON COUNTY., ILLINOIS. HER FATHER, BURRELL GUNN IS A FARMER.John and Sarah moved to Stephens County, Texas WITH THEIR 2 CHILDREN AROUND 1870.
John MARRIED SARAH C. GUNN ON APRIL 1, 1869 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS. THEY HAD 8 CHILDREN AS FOLLOWS:
SARAH==========1869
MARTHA ISABELLA=1870
ALLEN==========1875
CHARLES========1877
ESTELLA========1878
JOHN T.========1880
BURL===========1883
GRACE==========1886
SARAH AND MARTHA WERE BORN IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS ALL OF THE OTHER CHILDREN WERE BORN IN STEPHENS COUNTY, TEXAS. In 1888 Sarah was killed by lightning while sitting on the side of an iron bed inside their farm house during a severe thunder storm in Stevens County, Texas.
When this happened her husband, John, was sitting on the other side of the bed and was knocked unconscious and also had some burns. Grace, their 2 year old daughter was in the middle of the bed and sustained some burns. Just before the strike, Sarah had called out to her oldest daughter,Isabella, who was in an adjoining room, if she had put her saddle away since it was beginning to storm and rain. At that time the lightning struck and killed Sarah.
Sarah is buried in Stephens County, Texas, but the exact location is unknown. It was speculated that she was buried somewhere on the family farm, but not in a cemetery. No one in the family really knew of her final resting place.
Isabella or 'Bell' as she was known. cared for all the children until they were grown. with Grace a TWO YEAR OLD OF COURSE,requiring the most attention. Isabella later married Samuel Wesley Sarrett and spent the remainder of her life in Oklahoma.JOHN AND SARAH CUNNINGHAM ARE MY WIFE'S GREAT GRAND PARENTS. HER GRANDMOTHER, ISABELLA FURNISHED ALL OF THE INFORMATION ABOUT HER PARENTS.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  John William Cunningham (1846 - 1930)
 
 Children:
  Martha Isabella Cunningham Sarrett (1870 - 1944)*
  Charles Truman Cunningham (1877 - 1949)*
  Grace C. Cunningham Harper (1886 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: ron
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83893915
 

 
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