Optional page text here. Mareth L. D. Cunningham

Mareth L. D. Cunningham

Mareth L.D. Cunningham, born in North Carolina abt. 1825. He married Mary Ann Hughes Cunningham, born in Tennessee abt.1830. Their children were Sarah,Robert, John Dow and Mary. Mareth enlisted as a private in the 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company C, Tishomingo Rebels. Mustered in March 8, 1862 at Booneville, Mississippi, Captain J.W. Swinney's Company of Mississippi Volunteers, commanded by Colonel M.P. Lowery. (FLAG)
M.L.D. Cunningham was captured November 27, 1863 at Ringgold Gap, a Civil War battle . He died December 13, 1863 from dysentery, in the prison hospital, Nashville, Tenn. He is buried at the Nashville Cemetery, grave number 5783. His young wife, Mary Ann, died from overwork and exposure after Mareth did not return from the war. Mary Ann was the sister of Capt. Frank M. Hughes, 32nd Mississippi Infantry, Company C.
Mareth's daughter, Elizabeth Cunningham, married William Thomas Carter, Phillip's Georgia Legion, Company B, Dalton Guards.

The 1850 Census of Tippah County, MS p.448a states,
1 766 766 Cunningham M. L. D. 26 M Labourer NC X
2 766 766 Cunningham Mary Ann 21 F Ten X
3 766 766 Cunningham Sarah J. 1 F Miss
4 766 766 Cunningham Robert M. 1/12 M Miss
5 767 767 Cunningham Sarah 72 F NC X
6 767 767 Cunningham William 44 M Farmer NC X
7 767 767 Cunningham Robert 35 M NC X
8 767 767 Cunningham Rachael? 40 F NC X
9 767 767 Cunningham Martha M. 27 F NC X

M.D.L. Cunningham is the gggreatgrandfather of Randy Howald, SCV, W.L. Cabell Camp #1313, Dallas, Texas, CSA

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