The Cunningham Family
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Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

Map of County Tyrone, Ireland
Map of County Tyrone, Ireland

 

William Cunningham & Frances Noble
Born: about 1772 Born: about 1772
Place: Tyrone, Northern Ireland Place: Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Married: about 1799
Place: Ireland
Died: Sept 9, 1854 (MI) Died: Aug 18, 1861
Place: Halton County, Ontario Place: Halton County, Ontario
Buried: Buried:

Andrew Cunningham & Jane Jackson | Joseph Cunningham & Mary Ann Jackson | Rebecca Jane Cunningham & John Peacock
Elizabeth Cunningham & John Kerr | Sarah Cunningham & Edward Armstrong
Matilda Cunningham & John Duncan | Mary Cunningham & Thomas Patterson

DNA: Candis Waugh has an Ancestry.com DNA match with Stacey Peacock. William Cunningham and Frances Noble are their common ancestors...

William Cunningham married Frances Noble in about 1799. They had at least ten children:

 

Children Born Place Died Place
Andrew Nov 4, 1800 Tyrone, Northern Ireland Nov 9, 1854 Halton County, Ontario, Canada
Joseph about 1801 Tyrone, Northern Ireland Aug 9, 1864 (MI) Halton, County, Ontario, Canada
Rebecca Jane 1804 Tyrone, Northern Ireland May 10, 1880 Rene, Pope, Minnesota, USA
Robert about 1805 Tyrone, Northern Ireland Jan 1, 1855 Halton, County, Ontario, Canada
Elizabeth about 1807 Tyrone, Northern Ireland Nov 22, 1850 Halton, County, Ontario, Canada
James about 1809 Tyrone, Northern Ireland   Halton, County, Ontario, Canada
William about 1810 Tyrone, Northern Ireland Sept 22, 1858 Halton, County, Ontario, Canada
Sarah April, 1812 Tyrone, Northern Ireland Feb 26, 1877 Halton, County, Ontario, Canada
MATILDA about 1813 Tyrone, Northern Ireland about 1857 Halton, County, Ontario, Canada
Mary April 5, 1821 Tyrone, Northern Ireland Nov 29, 1897 Trafalgar, Halton, County, Ontario, Canada

Above from Ancestry.com trees (need verification)
 

 

1827 ..........

William Cunningham and Frances Noble and their children emigrated from Tyrone, Ireland to Canada in 1827.

 

John Duncan (son of William Duncan and Jane Elliott) married Matilda Cunningham (daughter of William Cunningham and Frances Noble) in about 1829-1831.

Matilda Cunningham & John Duncan

 

1829 ..........

Rebecca Jane Cunningham & John Peacock

Rebecca Jane Cunningham (daughter of William Cunningham and Frances Noble) married William "John" Peacock (son of John Peacock and Mary Kilpack) on Jan 11, 1829, in Ontario, Canada. They may have had at least ten children: Elizabeth Jane (born Oct 13, 1831, in Toronto, died July 14, 1903, in Reno, Pope County, Minnesota, and buried in the Lake Ann Cemetery); John (born Feb 22, 1832, in Toronto, died Jan 7, 1908, in Reno, Minnesota); James (born Feb 1, 1835, in Goderich, Ontario, died April 1, 1899, in St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan); William (1835-1835); George (born Jan 15, 1836, in Goderich, Ontario, died Jan 15, 1917, in Bluevale, Ontario, and buried in the Bluevale Cemetery); William (born April 9, 1838, in Goderich, Ontario, died Nov 26, 1914, in Lake George, Michigan); Joseph J. (born Jan 19, 1840, in Goderich, Ontario, died May 30, 1891, in Glenwood, Minnesota); Robert (born Oct 8, 1841, in Goderich, Ontario, died April 14, 1926, in Alexandria, Minnesota, and buried in the Lake Ann Cemetery); Margaret (born April 19, 1843, in Goderich, Ontario, died Jan 14, 1888, in Reno, Minnesota); and Andrew (born April 5, 1845, in Goderich, Ontario, died Oct 26, 1902, in Glenwood, Minnesota, and buried in the Lake Ann Cemetery). - from Ancestry.com trees (needs verification)

Elizabeth Jane Peacock & James A. Blair | John Peacock & Mary Ann Drury | James George Peacock & Anne Elizabeth McKnight
George Peacock & Eleanor Owens | William Peacock & Malissa Beebe
 Joseph J. Peacock & Mary Ann Green | Joseph J. Peacock & Mary Jane Morrow | Joseph J. Peacock & Ella Celestine Cooley
Robert Peacock & Ruth Wilson | Andrew Peacock & Letisha McCann
 

 

1832 ..........

Andrew Cunningham & Jane Jackson

Andrew Cunningham (son of william Cunningham and Frances Noble) married Jane Jackson (daughter of Joseph Jackson and Anne ?) in about 1832. They had at least four children: William (born about 1833); Anne (born about 1835); Frances (born about 1837); Sarah (born about 1841); and Elizabeth (born about 1845, died Nov 27, 1922).

 

1835 ..........

Bloomfield Cemetery was established on 26 September 1835 when Richard Bloomfield donated the land on the corner of his farm for both a cemetery and a church site. The original deed reads: "This indenture made this 26th day of Sept 1835. Witnesseth that I, Richard Bloomfield of the Township of Trafalgar, County of Halton, and District of Gore, yeoman, of the first part, doth and by these presents doth for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, for every one of them both in law and equity, lease the lot or plot of ground on the south-east corner of Lot No 13 on the Sixth Concession of the Township of Trafalgar, New Survey, now occupied as a burying ground for the term of 999 years, to Andrew Cunningham, William Forest Snr and Allen McDougal, trustees for said burying ground of the second part, or to their successors in office, for the above term of nine hundred and ninety-nine years on the following consideration. First, the said burying ground to be used for that purpose and nothing else, and second, that the above mentioned trustees shall not prevent or hinder directly or indirectly the building or erecting a house of worship of Almighty God, on the following limitation or conditions if built. First to be for the use of the Canadian Wesleyan Methodists and to be open for other denominations when not occupied by said Methodists, with free access to it at all times in and for the consideration, to be paid yearly when demanded of each of the trustees. In witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 26th day of September, 1835." Witnessed by Robert Cunningham and Alex Alderson and signed by Richard Bloomfield, Andrew Cunningham, William Forest and Allan McDougal.

A wooden church was built in 1836 serving as a Methodist Church until about 1876 when a new church was built at Hornby. The old Bloomfield Church was split in two to build two driving sheds on neighbours farms.

In 1963 the Oakville Cemetery Board restored the old cemetery, setting some stones in concrete. The cemetery is now in the care of the Town of Milton.

Note: In 2008 dozens of whole and broken gravestones were seen piled along the south perimeter under lilac trees.

- from Halton-Peel Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

 

1838 ..........

Joseph Cunningham & Mary Ann Jackson

Joseph Cunningham (son of William Cunninghan and Frances Noble) married Mary Ann Jackson in about 1838. They had at least six children: Anne (born about 1839); Frances (born about 1841); Joseph (born about 1842); Rebecca (born about 1844, died March 15, 1922, in Halton); Elizabeth (born about 1846); and Mary J, (born about 1848).

 

 

1851 ..........

1851 Canada Census - Trafalgar, Halton County, Ontario
Joseph Cunningham & Mary Ann Jackson
William Cunningham & Frances Noble
Andrew Cunningham & Jane Jackson


Joseph Cunningham (45), Mary A. (41), Ann (12), Frances (10), Joseph (10), Rebecca (7), Elizabeth (5), Mary J. (3)
William Cunningham (80), Frances (80), Andrew (50), Jane (39). William (18), Anne (16), Frances (14) and Sarah (10)
See original document
 

 

1854 ..........

William Cunningham died on Sept 9, 1854, in Halton County, Ontario.

William Cunningham
1772 - 1854

William Cunningham who died Sept 9, 1854 Aged 82 Years
William Cunningham who died Sept 9, 1854 Aged 82 Years
He emigrated from Co. Tyrone, Ireland in 1827
Bloomfield Pioneer Cemetery, Halton, Ontario
Photo courtesy Findagrave

 

Andrew Cunningham
1800 - 1854

Andrew Cunningham (son of William Cunningham and Frances Noble) died on Nov 9, 1854

 

1857 ..........

 

 

1861 ..........

1861 Canada Census - Trafalgar, Halton County, Ontario
Frances Noble

Frances Cunningham, Ireland, 89
Frances Cunningham, Ireland, 89
See original document

Joseph Cunningham & Mary Ann Jackson


Joseph Cunningham (60), MA (52), Ann (20), Frances (19), Joseph (18), Rebecca (16), E. (14), MJ (12),
William (26), Hannah (27), Andrew (3)
See original document

 

Frances Noble
1772 - 1861

Frances Noble died on Aug 18, 1861, in Halton County, Ontario.

 

1862 ..........

Trafalgar


14. William Cunningham and Joseph Cunningham
From A Sketch of the County of Halton, Canada West, 1862

 

1864 ..........

Joseph Cunningham
1801 - 1864

In Memory of Joseph Cunningham Who Died 9th August, 1864, Aged 63 Years
In Memory of Joseph Cunningham Who Died 9th August, 1864, Aged 63 Years

Joseph Cunningham (son of William Cunningham and Frances Noble) died on Aug 9, 1864, in Halton County, Ontario, and is buried in the Bloomfield Pioneer Cemetery, Milton, Halton, Ontario.

 

1874 ..........

Rebecca Cunningham (daughter of Joseph Cunningham and Mary Ann Jackson) married Thomas John Chisholm (son of Thomas and Ann Chisolm) on March 10, 1874, in Halton, Ontario. They had at least five children: Thomas Dempsey (born Feb 20, 1875, died 1919); Joseph Frederick (born June 17,1876, died Jan 11, 1930); William James (born July 15, 1879, died 1945 in Winnipeg); Mary Ann (born March 7, 1881, died May 4, 1917); and George Gordon (born March 18, 1885, died in 1945). - from Campbell McGillivray Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Thomas Dempsey Chisolm & Margaret Anne Beatty | William James Chisholm & Margaret Bussell | Mary Ann Chisholm & Thomas Albert King

 

1880 ..........

Rebecca Jane Cunningham
1804 - 1880

Rebecca Jane Cunningham (daughter of William Cunningham and Frances Noble and wife of John Peacock) died on May 10, 1880, in Pope County, Minnesota, and is buried in the Lake Reno Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery.

 

1881 ..........

1881 Canada Census - Trafalgar, Halton County, Ontario
Mary Ann Jackson (wife of Joseph Cunningham) with children Joseph, Elizabeth and Mary Jane

Name: Mary A. Cunningham
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 72
Birth Year: 1809
Birthplace: Ireland
Religion: Church of England
Nationality: Irish
Province: Ontario
District Number: 150
District: Halton
Sub-District Number: C
Subdistrict: Trafalgar
Division: 2
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Cunningham 37
Mary A. Cunningham 72
Elizabeth Cunningham 27
Mary Jane Cunningham 25


Joseph Cunningham (37), Mary Ann (72), Elizabeth (27) and Mary Jane (25)
See original document

 

1891 ..........

Rebecca Cunningham & Thomas Chisholm

Thomas and Rebecca Chisholm with their five children.

Thomas and Rebecca Chisholm with their five children.
From left to right are: in the back row Joe Chisholm and Dempsey Chisholm.
In the middle row Rebecca Chisholm (née Cunningham), Annie Chisholm and Thomas Chisholm.
In the front row are Gordon Chisholm and W.J. "Will" Chisholm.
Courtesy Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections

 

Mary Ann Jackson
1808 - 1891

Mary Ann Jackson beloved wife of the above died July 11, 1891 aged 83 years
Mary Ann Jackson beloved wife of the above died July 11, 1891 aged 83 years
Mary Jane died Aug 6, 1897, daughter of Joseph and Mary A Cunningham
From findagrave

Mary Ann Jackson (widow of Joseph Cunningham) died on July 11, 1891, and is buried in the Saint Stephen's Anglican Cemetery, Hornby, Halton, Ontario.

 

1897 ..........

Mary Cunningham
1821 - 1897

Mary Cunningham (daughter of William Cunningham and Frances Noble) died on Nov 29, 1897, in Trafalgar, Halton County, Ontario, at the age of 75.

 

1900 ..........

Jane Jackson
1809 - 1900

Jane Jackson (widow of Andrew Cunningham) died on May 20, 1900, in Kincardine, Ontario.

 

1901 ..........

1901 Canada Census - Trafalgar, Halton County, Ontario
Rebecca Cunningham & Thomas Chisholm

Name Rebecca Chisholm
Gender Female
Marital Status Married
Age 55
Birth Day & Month !! Oct
Birth Year 1845
Birthplace Ontario
Relation to Head of House Wife
Racial or Tribal Origin Irish
Nationality Canadian
Religion Church Of England
Province Ontario
District Halton
District Number 68
Sub-District Trafalgar
Sub-District Number I 2
Household Members
Name Age
Thomas Chisholm 60
Rebecca Chisholm 55
William J Chisholm 21
Mary A Chisholm 19
George G Chisholm 16

Transcript Birth date: 1845 Birth place: Ontario Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Trafalgar, Halton, Ontario, Canada  Web Address http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1901canada&h=1 1321757&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Source Information Title 1901 Census of Canada Author Ancestry.com Publisher Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. .Original data - Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-19 Repository Information Name Ancestry.com

 

1901 ..........

1911 Canada Census - Trafalgar, Halton County, Ontario
Rebecca Cunningham & Thomas Chisholm

Name Rebecca Chisholm
Gender Female
Marital Status Married
Age 64
Birth Date October 1846
Birth Place Ontario
Relation to Head of House Wife
Spouse's Name Thomas Chisholm
Race or Tribe Irish
Province Ontario
District Halton
District Number 76
Sub-District 17 - Trafalgar
Sub-District Number 17
Household Members
Name Age
Thomas Chisholm 70
Rebecca Chisholm 64
Mary Ann Chisholm 28
George Gordon Chisholm 26

Citation Information Transcript Birth date: October 1846 Birth place: Ontario Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Halton, Ontario  Web Address http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1911canada&h=4 664938&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Source Information Title 1911 Census of Canada Author Ancestry.com Publisher Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. .Original data - Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1911. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2007. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-19 Repository Information Name Ancestry.com

 

1910 ..........

William Chisholm & Margaret Bussell

Will and Margaret were married December 28, 1910.
Will and Margaret were married December 28, 1910.
This was their formal engagement photograph.
Courtesy Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections

 

1912 ..........

Will Chisholm & Margaret Bussell

Will Chisholm with wife Margaret and son Frank at their home on Sixt Line and Derry Road c. 1912
Will Chisholm with wife Margaret and son Frank at their home on Sixt Line and Derry Road c. 1912
Courtesy Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections

 

1916 ..........

Joseph Cunningham
1842 - 1916

Joe Cunningham
Joe Cunningham
Courtesy Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections

Joseph Cunningham (son of Joseph Cunningham and Mary Ann Jackson) died on Jan 30, 1916, in Halton, Ontario.

 

1917 ..........

From left to right are: Bill Lindsay, Will and Margaret (née Bussell) Chisholm and daughter Helen Chisholm outside the Hornby Store.

From left to right are: Bill Lindsay, Will and Margaret (née Bussell) Chisholm and daughter Helen Chisholm outside the Hornby Store.
Bill Lindsay was the store owner and postmaster.
Courtesy Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections

 

1922 ..........

Rebecca Cunningham
1844 - 1922

Rebecca Cunningham (daughter of Joseph Cunningham and Mary Ann Jackson) died on March 15, 1922, in Halton, Ontario.

 

Elizabeth Cunningham
1845 - 1922

Elizabeth Cunningham (daughter of Andrew Cunningham and Jane Jackson) died on Nov 27, 1922, in Trafalgar, Halton, Ontario.

 

1923 ..........

The Chisholm Home

The home of Will Chisholm was located on the west side of Sixth Line at Derry Road.
The home of Will Chisholm was located on the west side of Sixth Line at Derry Road.
Teachers from nearby schools often boarded with the Chisholms.
Courtesy Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections

 

Matilda Cunningham & John Duncan

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