The American Revolution Index

VALENTINE CUNNINGHAM REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION APPLICATION

The following comes from the Cunningham file located in the
Roane County Heritage Commission Archives.


Rev. and 1812 Wars Section
 
June 27, 1930
Mrs. William B. FACKLER
2797 East First Street
Long Beach, California
 
Dear Madam:
 
    I advise you from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, S. 39390, it appears that Valentine CUNNINGHAM enlisted in Virginia, February 19, 1778, served twelve months in Captain William CUNNINGHAM'S Company (no relationship listed), Colonel Richard PARKER'S Virginia Regiment and was in the battle of Monmouth and several skirmishes.
    He was allowed pension on his application executed September 12, 1820, at which time he was aged "upwards of sixty-five years" and a resident of Roane County, Tennessee.
At the time of making his application he stated: "That the family now residing with him are his present wife named Frances, late Frances LAHON, aged thirty-six years, and the children of said Frances by her former husband, West LAHON, deceased, to wit:
Hugh LAHON, aged sixteen
William LAHON, about twelve years old
David LAHON, about ten years old,
and Martin CUNNINGHAM, son of said Frances by her said husband, Valentine CUNNINGHAM, and being upward of one year old--and the daughter of said Valentine by a former wife, which daughter if named Rhoda."
The soldier died October 17, 1832.
There is no further family data.
 
Very truly yours, E.W. MORGAN, Acting Commissioner