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Mary Michaux Cunningham[1, 2]

Female 1740 - 1781  (41 years)


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  • Name Mary Michaux Cunningham  [3
    Born 1740  St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1781  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I13940  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2020 

    DNA Tests  3 people have linked a DNA test to Mary Michaux Cunningham 

    Father Alexander Cunningham, Jr.,   b. 1710, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1778, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Easter Mary Michaux,   b. 12 Jan 1713, Michaux Grant, Henrico Co., Va. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F518495254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Captain John C. dna Carter,   b. 26 Aug 1737, St. Peter's Par., New Kent Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1781, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1758  Halifax Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Richard Carter,   b. Abt 1760, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Anne (Nancy) Carter,   b. Abt 1758, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Philip Carter,   b. 1778, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1835, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Theodorick 'Theo' of Halifax Carter,   b. Abt 1761, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1814, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    +5. Mary "Polly" Amy Carter,   b. 1764, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841  (Age 77 years)
     6. Sarah 'Sally' Carter,   b. Abt 1765, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Elizabeth Carter,   b. 30 Oct 1759, Halifax Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1820  (Age 61 years)
     8. Major Robert W. of Halifax 'Bobby' Carter, Esquire,   b. 22 Dec 1770, Halifax Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1839, William Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. Judith Carter,   b. Abt 1771, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Francis Watkins Carter,   b. 6 Dec 1772, Halifax Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1841, Franklin Williamson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +11. James C. dna Carter,   b. 23 Dec 1774, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1845, DeKalb Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2020 
    Family ID F4368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
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    Carter Genealogy
    Incorrect Conclusions
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    Will of John Carter Halifax Co., VA WB1-370 pg 1
    Will of John Carter Halifax Co., VA WB1-370 pg 1
    Halifax Co. WB1-370 Pg 1 John Carter 1781.jpg
    Will of John Carter Halifax Co., VA WB1-371 Pg 2
    Will of John Carter Halifax Co., VA WB1-371 Pg 2
    Halifax WB1-371 Pg 2 John Carter 1781.jpg
    Accounts Current of John Carter, s/o Theodorick & Ann Waddill; 1799
    Accounts Current of John Carter, s/o Theodorick & Ann Waddill; 1799
    Richard Carter now dec'd, Husband of Susanna Bigger was to have been Executor for his Brother's Will. Susannah appears with David Powell, her Husband, in the matter of John Carter, her dec'd Husband's Brother and states they were not prepared for Settlement. As of 25th day of August 1799 also have received and settled Mary Carter's account Executrix to John Carter, dec'd acount amended Signed Henry Cook, B. Barksdale, Philip Vass, Joseph Landford

    Histories
    Halifax County 1799 Chancery Matter John Carter and Mary Cunningham; Robert, Richard and Theodorick Carter vs Executors of John Carter's Estate.
    Halifax County 1799 Chancery Matter John Carter and Mary Cunningham; Robert, Richard and Theodorick Carter vs Executors of John Carter's Estate.
    JohnCarter&MaryCunningham Chancery 1799.pdf

  • Notes 
    • John Carter was born in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, VA on 26 AUG 1737, and baptized on 30 OCT 1737. This Parish is south of the York and Pamunkey Rivers and was also the home of the Waddill family.

      John Carter's Will was executed 18 JUN 1781, and probated before the court held for Halifax Co., VA on 20 SEP 1781. The witnesses were Benjamin Hobson, David Bates, Noel Waddill, Theodrick Carter (Third) and Charles Carter, a son of Theodrick Carter(Third). The Executors named were his wife, Mary Carter, Captain James Turner, William Boyd and John Carter's brothers Richard and Theodrick (Third).

      John Carter's three eldest children, Richard, Theo, and Robert filed a chancery suit in Halifax county in 1799 [19 years after the death of John] charging the Executors [Mary Carter, their mother] and Richard Carter, dec'd and his executor Susannah Powell (nee Carter) for monies not accounted for when Richard Carter bargained and sold land privately. Mary Carter (nee Cunningham) is still alive and gives testimony referring to Richard Carter's affidavit. Many pages of testimony follow demonstrating not only that money was paid to Richard, but never passed on to the family. The position of David Powell and Susannah is that the children were educated and provided for, out of the estate of their father, John Carter, dec'd. Robert appears to act as attorney and questions many witnesses. The suit is then refiled in Richmond County and continues. Polly Powell (nee Carter), wife of Mastin Powell and d/o Susannah Carter Powell (nee Bigger) testifies to angry words between Robert and Susannah, his aunt. The suit continues whereby Robert questions numerous witnesses as to the quality of his education, and of the ability of the estate of the dec'd John Carter to produce enough to keep the widow and children adequately. [it is obvious to this researcher that Robert is an ambitious, determined and combative individual and probably was of the same personality since his childhood, when he admits he would not be schooled.] He challenges that his education and that of his siblings was less than he considered their due. Both he and Theo, though, can write and sign their names, as does Susannah. [While the content of this matter is tedious reading, it offers more insight into the characters of this family, than previously seen.-mfe]



  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Will, John Carter of Halifax County.
      Biography and Notes:
      p 48 -- The three oldest sons, Richard, Theodrick IV, and Robert, All minors when the will was executed, received jointly a plantation containing 450 acres. James received the home plantation.
      Will of John Carter, Halifax county, Virginia, Book I, page 370, June 18, 1781:
      "I, John Carter, of Halifax county, Virginia, &c. My beloved wife, Mary Carter; my daughters, Ann Waddill, Elizabeth Carter, Mary Carter, Sally Carter; my three oldest sons, Richard, Theoderick and Robert Carter. Item: "To my son, James Carter, the land whereon I now live." Son, Francis Carter. Wife, Mary, executrix; Mr. William Boyd and my brothers, Richard and Theo. Carter, my executors.
      (Signed) "John Carter."
      Teste: Benjamin Hobson, David Bates, Charles Carter, Noel Waddill, Theo. Carter. June 18, 1781.

    2. [S122] Genealogy. com, http://www.genforum.genealogy.com/cunningham/messages/9470.html.
      Descendants of Alexander Cunningham, Jr.

      1 [2] Alexander Cunningham, Jr. 1710 - 1778 b: Abt. 1710 in York Co., Virginia d: 11/1778 in Prince Edward Co., Va.
      .. +Easter Mary Michaux 1713 - 1786 b: 01/12/1713 in Michaux Grant, Henrico Co., Va. d: 1786
      ..... 2 [1] Mary Cunningham 1740 - 1781 b: 1740 d: Aft. 1781
      ......... +John Carter 1736 - 1781 b: 08/26/1736 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va. d: 1781
      ..... *2nd Husband of [1] Mary Cunningham:
      ......... +Robert Hanna, Jr. 1740 - b: Abt. 1740
      ..... 2 William Cunningham, Maj. Rev. 1741 - 1806 b: 04/10/1741 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia d: Bet. 1806 - 1807 in Dixon Springs, Smith Co., Tenn.
      ......... +Elizabeth Watkins 1748 - 1834 b: 07/31/1748 in Halifax Co., Virginia d: 05/14/1834 in Smith Co., Tennessee
      ..... 2 Elizabeth Cunningham 1745 - b: Abt. 1745 in Henrico Co., Va.
      ......... +James Scott
      ..... 2 Susannah Cunningham 1746 - b: Abt. 1746 in Henrico Co., Va.
      ......... +George Booker
      ..... 2 Jacob Cunningham 1747 - b: Abt. 1747
      ......... +Lucy C. Walker 1783 - b: Bef. 1783
      ..... 2 Judith Cunningham 1747 - 1805 b: Abt. 1747 in Prince Edward or Henrico Co., Va. d: Bef. 07/13/1805
      ......... +Theodorick Carter III 1747 - 1805 b: Abt. 1747 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia d: 07/13/1805 in Halifax Co., Va.
      ..... 2 Josiah Cunningham 1750 - b: Abt. 1750 in Of Prince Edward Co., Virginia
      ..... 2 Nathaniel F. Cunningham, AmRev 1754 - 1832 b: 1754 in Petersburg, Prince George Co., Virginia>NC 1798 d: 08/16/1832 in Greencastle, Putnam Co., Indiana
      ......... +Betsy Sneed 1772 - b: 1772 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia
      ..... 2 John M. Cunningham 1758 - 1844 b: 1758 d: 12/17/1844 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia
      ......... +Margaret "Peggy" Hill, Pettipool 1761 - 1845 b: 12/1761 d: 11/02/1845 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia
      ..... 2 Paul Michaux Cunningham 1759 - 1804 b: Abt. 1759 d: Aft. 1804
      *2nd Wife of [2] Alexander Cunningham, Jr.:
      .. +Ms Townes
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    3. [S3] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      Mary Cunningham Carter was widowed around age 41. She married 2nd to Robert Hannah! Look For Marriage Record Halifax.

    4. [S18] Family Search, LDS, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/L56M-Y1F.
      Mary Michaux Cunningham 1740-1781 m. 1758 Halifax County, Virginia Colony LH5D-FLB

    5. [S170] Family Tree DNA.
      0 Giles Carter d 14 Dec 1699 - 02 Feb 1701/2 Henrico Co VA
      + Hannah ??
      1 Theodrick Carter (First) d 22 Jul 1736 - Apr 1737 Henrico Co VA
      + Elisabeth ??

      2 Theodrick Carter (Second) b 1697 Henrico Co VA d 07 Dec 1777 - 19 Jan 1778 Prince Edward Co VA
      + Anne Waddill b 24 Jan 1713 Henrico Co VA d aft 1777 Prince Edward Co VA

      3 John Carter b 26 Aug 1737 New Kent Co VA d 18 Jun - 20 Sep 1781 Halifax Co VA
      + Mary d aft 1781

      4 James C. Carter b ca 1770 VA [some say 23 Dec 1774 Halifax Co VA] d 23 Apr 1845 Marshall Co AL
      + Amy Motley b 1778 Amelia Co VA; m 13 Feb 1799 Pittsylvania Co VA d 12 Jun 1853 Marshall Co AL

      5 Joseph Motley Carter b 07 Feb 1811 d 08 Sep 1888
      + Salena Coffee Carter b 1820; m 30 Nov 1834 d 04 Mar 1845 AL
      + Mary Jane Doran Carter b 16 Feb 1830 Stevenson, Jackson Co AL d 07 Aug 1894 Marshall Co AL

      6 John Coffee Carter b 05 Jul 1849 Marshall Co AL d 04 Jul 1919 Marshall Co AL
      + Arabella Lucinda Evans b 1851; m 1869 d 1892
      + Eugenia S. McCorkle 1853; m 1894 d 1953

      7 John McCoy Carter b 13 Aug 1872 Marshall Co AL d 28 Feb 1960 Jackson Co AL
      + Margaret Ann Morgan b 29 May 1875; m 12 May 1897 d 04 Dec 1905
      + Martha J. Hayes b 1882; m ca 1907
      Note: Website with information on this family may be accessed at http://reynoldspatova.com/



    6. [S18] Family Search, LDS, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/L56M-Y1F.
      Marriage 1758, Halifax County,Virginia Colony
      L5GK-ZDF