Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of Robert H. CUNNINGHAM


         Robert H. CUNNINGHAM, the son of Levi and Alsa (Hayslett) Cunningham, was born in Berkeley County, West Virginia, on October 24, 1825. Levi Cunningham was born in November 1781 and died in November 1864, and Alsa Hayslett came to the United States in 1792, settling in Berkeley County; she died January 29, 1875.

         In Mill Creek district, Berkeley County, on November 15, 1877, Robert H. Cunningham and Mary E. Swimley were married. The daughter of Henry and Mary (Hayslett) Swimley, who were residents of Berkeley County in 1884, Mary E. was born March 1840 in Jefferson County, and died August 2, 1878, just days after delivering a daughter, Mary S. Cunningham. The child was born July 28, 1878 and died 13 days later, on September 10, 1878.

         Robert H. Cunningham was a miller by trade, living at Darkesville, Arden District, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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