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Benjamin Edward Cunningham
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1863
Lamar County
Alabama, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1948
Lamar County
Alabama, USA

Baptist preacher for 40 years, farmer, merchant, and Sacred Harp singer. He attended the singing schools of Thomas J. Denson when he taught Sacred Harp singing in nearby Fayette County AL, and would stay at his farm. He was married to Martha Melinda Hankins and then to Sophronie Swindol. He is credited with writing the tune "Happy Christian" which was published in the 1936 Denson revision of "The Sacred Harp." 
Family links: 
  William Raymond Cunningham (1838 - 1903)
  Telitha Ann Josephine Cunningham (1846 - 1919)
  Martha Malinda Hankins Cunningham (1868 - 1904)
  Arthur Franklin Cunningham (1897 - 1981)*
  Benjamin Edward Cunningham (1863 - 1948)
  Elizabeth Cunningham Gosa (1865 - ____)*
  Joseph Franklin Cunningham (1867 - 1939)*
  John Thomas Cunningham (1870 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
Fellowship Cemetery
Lamar County
Alabama, USA
Created by: William Bjornstad
Record added: Sep 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75858614

Thank you for your contribution to Sacred Harp singing. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Sep. 2, 2011

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