Charles Peter Cunningham was born 10 June 1788 in Rutland Vt. He married Sarah Stevens and their first 5 children were born in Rutland. Our ancestor, Seviah Cunningham was their sixth child, born in 1829 in Woodstock Ontario Canada. The eighth child was born in 1833. Sarah, the mother died in 1835 . Charles remarried in 1838. Sometime during their time in Canada, they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and moved to Missouri to be with the Saints. There they suffered persecution and were with the Saints as they were driven from the state under the extermination order. They moved to and helped build the City of Nauvoo. He eventually moved west and
Note added 7 Sept 2013... Comments by visitors to this blog indicate some of this is in error. Not sure where I got the part about death in 1883. He and his family were in a Pioneer company that arrived in Salt Lake in October 1850 . At that link his death is listed as 11 June 1880 but no location. A hand written note from my grandmother (Charles Peter's great granddaughter) indicates Pomona CA, (consistent with the comments added by visitors to this blog.) but she indicates a date of 1882.