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Benjamin Edward Cunningham

  • Birth 23 Oct 1863 Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 29 Oct 1948 Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 75858614

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."


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  • Created by: William Bjornstad
  • Added: 2 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75858614
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Edward Cunningham (23 Oct 1863–29 Oct 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75858614, citing Fellowship Cemetery, Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by William Bjornstad (contributor 47016546) .