Biography of C. J. Cunningham
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C. J. CUNNINGHAM, son of James and Sarah (Johnson) Cunningham, was born in Highland County, Ohio, April 30, 1832; he was reared and educated in his native State, after which he followed the plasterer's trade for three years; he then farmed a short time, and clerked in a store, after which he was employed as traveling salesman for six years; he was then employed as salesman in Butlerville, Ohio, until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Company E, Forty seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer infantry, and served until 1862, when he reenlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Seventy fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was in the battles of Franklin, Tenn., and Spring Hill, Tenn. In 1865, he was discharged and the next six years engaged in farming in Clinton County, Ohio. He then removed to Westboro, Ohio, and engaged in the drug business until 1873, when he emigrated to California, where he was a successful miner for some time, after which he returned to Ohio and was in the milling business three years, when he went on a farm one year. Then disposing of his property, he came to Howard County, and bought a fine farm near Tampico, where he is now actively engaged in farming and stock raising. Mr. Cunningham was married, September 11, 1856, to Elizabeth A. Sawyer, of Ohio. They have two children - John D. and Frank D. Mr. Cunningham is a Republican.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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