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Dr John Cunningham Jr.

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Dr John Cunningham Jr.

Birth
Trigg County, Kentucky, USA
Death 6 Feb 1924 (aged 87)
Ravenna, Fannin County, Texas, USA
Burial Ravenna, Fannin County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 33178861 View Source
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TRIGG COUNTY KENTUCKY VETERANS
TRIGG COUNTY KENTUCKY HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Copyright 2002
by
TURNER PUBLISHING COMPANY:

John Cunningham (Surgeon)

John had 3 Grandfathers who served in the Continental forces during the Revolutionary War: Moza Gresham, James Boyd, Gideon Carr.

John obtained his literary training in common schools and at Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky. He atended St. Louis Medical College & Galveston, Texas Medical College where he received his second medical diploma.

John married 1st: Ann O. Patterson which she died shortly after giving birth to their only son Byron Blair Cunningham.

John enlisted in the Confederate army Co. G. 4th Ky Inf. & elected as 1st Lt. Fought 2 days in Battle of Shiloh. Later he was the surgeon to General Wheeler.
Then with General Bragg's invasion of Kentucky helped to organize a cavalry company of which he was elected 2nd Lt. then to Captain.
Captured at Paris, Tennessee and imprisoned at Nashville, Tennessee & Camp Chase, Ohio & Fortress Monroe, Virginia.

After war went to Ravenna, Fannin, Texas & opened a Medical Practice. He owned several ranches and a mercantile store.

John married 2nd: Fannie Agnew.

Dr. John was elected 5 terms in the Texas Legislature and was the last confederate soldier serving in the Texas Government. His picture hangs on the walls at the Texas Capital in Austin.

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PARENTS: of Dr. John

John Cunningham Sr. & Mary "Polly" (Gresham).

GRANDPARENTS: of Dr. John

William Cunningham & Nancy Elizabeth (Carr)

GREAT GRANDPARENTS: of Dr. John's Grandmother:

Gideon Carr & Ann (Hamner).


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