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
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
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
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