This information has come from several sources, so please be sure to check the official records.

Descendants of Isaac Fleming

Generation No. 1

1. Isaac1 Fleming was born Abt. 1788 in VA, and died Abt. 1873. He married Sarah Hiser. She was born Abt. 1797 in VA, and died October 15, 1855 in Upshur Co., VA/WV.

Notes for Isaac Fleming: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 84, census# 1193-1211, age: 62 VA farmer, 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 72, census# 1078-1085, age: 79 VA farmer

Banks District cemetery book, pg. 138 in his 85th year, no further

I did not find his death record listed on CD 1159 for Upshur Co. or a probate in Upshur Obits & News Items, vol. 1

NAME: Bonnie Brown Neal, EMAIL: bneal1337@earthlink.net, DATE: Dec 06 2000

URL: http://Upshur Co., WV, QRYTEXT: I am a descendant of Isaac Fleming who is buried on the Wilson Farm in Upshur Co. Would like to hear from anyone that might have info on him.

Notes for Sarah Hiser: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 84, census# 1193-1211, age: 53 VA

Banks District cemetery book, pg. 138 Oct 15, 1855 wife of Isaac Fleming in her 59th yr., CD 1159, her maiden name is listed, has her age as 48 yrs w/o Isaac Fleming

Marriage Notes for Isaac Fleming and Sarah Hiser: I do not find a marriage record in Harrison or Lewis for them

Children of Isaac Fleming and Sarah Hiser are:

i. MARY2 FLEMING, b. Abt. 1824, VA.

Notes for MARY FLEMING: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 84, census# 1193-1211, age: 26 VA at home, but may really be the w/o William Fleming that is listed as her brother

2. ii. WILLIAM FLEMING, b. Bet. 1825 - 1826, VA.

3. iii. GEORGE A. FLEMING, b. Abt. 1828, VA.

4. iv. REBECCA J. FLEMING, b. Abt. 1831, VA.

v. ELIZA FLEMING, b. Abt. 1836, VA.

Notes for ELIZA FLEMING: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 84, census# 1193-1211, age: 14 VA

5. vi. ISAAC FLEMING, JR., b. Bet. 1842 - 1844, VA.

Generation No. 2

2. William2 Fleming (Isaac1) was born Bet. 1825 - 1826 in VA. He married Emily E. Wilson December 5, 1850 in Lewis Co., VA/WV.. She was born Abt. 1833 in VA.

Notes for William Fleming: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 84, census# 1193-1211, age: 24 VA laborer, 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 74, census# 1103-1110, age: 35 VA farmer

Notes for Emily E. Wilson: 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 74, census# 1103-1110, age: 27 Va wife

Marriage Notes for William Fleming and Emily Wilson: HCPD Lewis marriages, Return by: S.R. Dawson, book 6, pg. 215, no parents listed

Children of William Fleming and Emily Wilson are:

i. SAMUEL N.3 FLEMING, b. Abt. 1854, VA/WV.

Notes for SAMUEL N. FLEMING: 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 74, census# 1103-1110, age: 6 VA

ii. ISAAC P. FLEMING, b. Abt. 1857, VA/WV.

Notes for ISAAC P. FLEMING: 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 74, census# 1103-1110, age: 3 VA

3. George A.2 Fleming (Isaac1) was born Abt. 1828 in VA. He married Margaret Wilson February 19, 1850 in Lewis Co., VA/WV.. She was born Bet. 1829 - 1830 in VA.

Notes for George A. Fleming: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 84, census# 1192-1210, age: 22 VA farmer (Not fully proven to be the s/o Issac & Sarah at this point, leads to that as he is living next door to Isaac & Sarah in the 1850 census, 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 72, census# 1079-1086, age: 32 Va farmer

Notes for Margaret Wilson: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 84, census# 1192-1210, age: 21 VA, 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 72, census# 1079-1086, age: 30 Va wife

Marriage Notes for George Fleming and Margaret Wilson: HCPD Lewis bonds & returns, Bond dated: none listed, Return by: John W. Alvis, book 6, pg. 218, no parents are listed

Children of George Fleming and Margaret Wilson are:

i. SARAH J.3 FLEMING, b. Abt. 1851, VA/WV.

Notes for SARAH J. FLEMING: 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 72, census# 1079-1086, age: 9 VA

ii. CHARLES FLEMING, b. Abt. 1853, VA/WV.

Notes for CHARLES FLEMING: 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 72, census# 1079-1086, age: 7 VA

iii. HENRY FLEMING, b. Abt. 1855, VA/WV.

Notes for HENRY FLEMING: 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 72, census# 1079-1086, age: 5 VA

iv. WILLIAM FLEMING, b. Abt. 1857, VA/WV.

Notes for WILLIAM FLEMING: 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 72, census# 1079-1086, age: 3 VA

4. Rebecca J.2 Fleming (Isaac1) was born Abt. 1831 in VA. She married John Anderson Cunningham January 12, 1853 in Upshur Co., VA/ WV., son of Thomas Cunningham and Jane Wilson. He was born Abt. 1833 in VA.

Notes for Rebecca J. Fleming: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 84, census# 1193-1211, age: 19 VA, (not fully proven this is the right Rebecca d/o Isaac & Sarah, but age and location lead to that she is), 1860 Upshur Co.. VA/WV., pg. 74 census# 1102-1109, age: 29 yrs. VA wife

Notes for John Anderson Cunningham: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV pg. 61, census# 866-877, age: 17 VA farmer, 1860 Upshur Co.. VA/WV., pg. 74 census# 1102-1109, age: 27 yrs, VA. married, 3 children, farmer. 1870 Upshur Co. census, Cochrans, Banks District, pg. 8 ,has John's first three children that are listed on 1860 Upshur Co. census, plus a 4th child named Thomas, as 6 yrs, that are listed in Thomas & Jane Cunningham's home which could be John's parents.

Cutrights history has his name as Andrew and also lists a son for him by that name, I do not find any other reference to Andrew as a name for any of them., ( pg. 422 Cutright)

Jackie Dotson, EMAIL: jackie_dotson@hotmail.com, DATE: Jan 04 2000, QRYTEXT: My ggdad John Anderson Cunningham married Josie Vean Blosser in Roane Co; listed birth as Upshur. I have some siblings names, and his parents as "Bull and Jane". Can you help? Thank you, Jackie Cunningham Dotson.

C. Conley, EMAIL: CONetal@worldnet.att.net, DATE: Feb 15 2000, QRYTEXT: Samuel Cunningham, b 1855 in Upshur Co. was the son of John Andrew Cunningham.and Rebecca Fleming. The family moved from Upshur to Braxton Co. Samuel and Eliza Jane (Smith) Cunningham had 2 sons. One son was Charles Clarence Cunningham (my grandfather) and the other Audrel Lee Cunningham who died at age 25 years and had no issue. Good luck on your search.

He may be the son of Thomas & Jane Cunningham listed in the 1860 Upshur Co. census, pg. 74, one door away

Marriage Notes for Rebecca Fleming and John Cunningham: Wes Cochran 1851-1896 Upshur Co., VA/WV. marriages, pg. 3, name & date only

Children of Rebecca Fleming and John Cunningham are:

i. ROBERT3 CUNNINGHAM, b. October 27, 1853, Upshur Co., VA/WV.

Notes for ROBERT CUNNINGHAM: Ups births, pg 8, record#1-03-138, It appears he may have died bef 1860 as I did notlisted him from the census

6. ii. SAMUEL W. CUNNINGHAM, b. November 1854, Upshur Co., VA/WV.; d. 1931.

iii. SARAH J. CUNNINGHAM, b. November 15, 1856, Upshur Co., VA/WV.

Notes for SARAH J. CUNNINGHAM: Ups births, pg. 8 record# 1-14-110, 1860 Upshur Co.. VA/WV., pg. 74 census# 1102-1109, age: 4 VA

7. iv. CHARLES FLETCHER CUNNINGHAM, b. January 6, 1859, Upshur Co., VA/WV; d. 1953.

8. v. THOMAS C. CUNNINGHAM, b. February 20, 1861, Upshur Co. , VA/WV; d. 1934.

5. Isaac2 Fleming, Jr. (Isaac1) was born Bet. 1842 - 1844 in VA. He married Caroline Delucia Armstrong November 10, 1865 in Lewis Co., WV., daughter of Samuel Armstrong and Anna Clark. She was born Abt. 1848 in VA.

Notes for Isaac Fleming, Jr.: 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 84, census# 1193-1211, age: 8 VA, 1860 Upshur Co., VA/WV, pg. 72, census# 1078-1085, age: 18 VA farming, listed as Isaac, Jr. living with his father, 1870 Banks District, Upshur Co., WV., pg. 13, census# 199-191, age: 27 VA farmer, he also has Mary V. Riggleman 9 VA in his home

Notes for Caroline Delucia Armstrong: 1860 Lewis Co., VA/WV, pg. 44, census# 638-638, age: 14 VA, 1870 Banks District, Upshur Co., WV., pg. 13, census# 199-191, age: 23 VA keep house

Marriage Notes for Isaac Fleming and Caroline Armstrong: HCPD bonds & returns, Return by: Jesse Bouse, book 8, pg. 290, he was 21, parents listed, she was 17, parents listed

Children of Isaac Fleming and Caroline Armstrong are:

i. MARTHA E.3 FLEMING, b. Abt. 1867, WV.

Notes for MARTHA E. FLEMING: 1870 Banks District, Upshur Co., WV., pg. 13, census# 199-191, age: 3 WV

ii. GEORGE W. FLEMING, b. Abt. 1868, WV.

Notes for GEORGE W. FLEMING: 1870 Banks District, Upshur Co., WV., pg. 13, census# 199-191, age: 2 WV

iii. SAMUEL C. FLEMING, b. June 1869, WV.

Notes for SAMUEL C. FLEMING: 1870 Banks District, Upshur Co., WV., pg. 13, census# 199-191, age: 11/12 June WV

Generation No. 3

6. Samuel W.3 Cunningham (Rebecca J.2 Fleming, Isaac1) was born November 1854 in Upshur Co., VA/WV., and died 1931. He married Elizabeth J. Smith March 2, 1882 in Braxton Co., VA/WV. She was born April 1856 in Braxton Co., VA/WV, and died 1932.

Notes for Samuel W. Cunningham: His fathers death record in Wes Cochran, Braxton Co., VA/WV. deaths, 1881-1900, pg. 72. There is a S.W.Cunningham born in Upshur Co, age 25, living in Braxton Co., who married E.J. Smith, born in Braxton Co., age 22 on 3/2/1882 Braxton, Wes Cochran, marr. 1876-1932, pg. 15 that could be this Samuel and wife Elizabeth.

Wes Cochran 1900 Braxton Co., WV. census #230-230 Otter District has S.W. and Eliza J. married 19 yrs. His year of birth off 2-3 yrs. from marriage records to 1900 census, hers 3-4 yrs. I feel good that these are the correct folks, but could be different.

1860 Braxton Co. census has his listed father as 23 yrs. still at home, so this Samuel may not be the right one as he was born in 1854, so where was he and his mother???? Found John & Rebecca Cunningham in Upshur Co. 1860 with son Samuel W., age 5 yrs., this Samuel matchs his parents, also knew this Samuel was born in Upshur Co., so have detached from Jesse and put with John & Rebecca.

Source: Jackie

There is a gravestone in the Hinkle Mt. UMC Cemetary, Richwood, with "Samuel W. and Eliza Jane Cunningham" , dates 1854-1931 and 1856-1932. I believe this may well be Bull and Jane, as John Anderson was born about 1870. As Bull's first listed child is Sam, it really seems to match up, especially as his children live/ed in the Richwood area. This is the only suspected link I have on him. My brother said he thought grandad Dewey Clarence was born in Calhoun County. There are a lot of Cunningham's there, but I haven't been able to match my names very well. In the civil war, I read that Calhoun County was a real center of brother-against-brother fighting, as both the North and South conscripts there saw battle against each other.

Anyway, I sure do appreciate your interest, and I will do some more on-line searching. Thanks, Jackie

1860 Upshur Co.. VA/WV., pg. 74 census# 1102-1109, age: 5 VA

Notes for Elizabeth J. Smith: 1900 Census, Otter District, Braxton Co.,WV., age 44 yrs. married 19 yrs. 6 children, 4 living.

Children of Samuel Cunningham and Elizabeth Smith are:

i. BLANCH4 CUNNINGHAM, b. December 1883.

Notes for BLANCH CUNNINGHAM: 1900 Otter District Braxton Co., WV. census, age 16 yrs. single at home.

ii. CHARLES C. CUNNINGHAM, b. February 1887, WV.

Notes for CHARLES C. CUNNINGHAM: 1900 Otter District, Braxton Co.,WV. census, age 15 yrs with ??, single at home.

The Journal of the Braxton Historical Society, Vol. 27, No. 4, Dec. 1999, pg. 9 has a Charles Clarence Cunningham 1887-1969 of Gassaway in 1911 married to Clara Jane Jones 1888-1950, d/o Francis Wilson Jones and Jerusha Ann Frame of Frametown, WV., query request from Clara Dailey Conley, 2201 Rothmore Drive, SW, Huntsville, AL. 35803, CONetal@worldnet.att.net

1876-1932 Braxton Co., WV. marriages by Wes Cochran, pg. 148 Charles C. Cunningham, 24 Braxton to Clara J. Jones, 23 Braxton on 12/23/1911, no parents listed

iii. REBECCA J. CUNNINGHAM, b. April 1891, WV.

Notes for REBECCA J. CUNNINGHAM: 1900 Otter District, Braxton Co., WV., age 9 yrs.

iv. ANDREW CUNNINGHAM, b. November 1897, WV.

Notes for ANDREW CUNNINGHAM: 1900 Otter District Braxton Co., WV. census, age 2 yrs.

7. Charles Fletcher3 Cunningham (Rebecca J.2 Fleming, Isaac1) was born January 6, 1859 in Upshur Co., VA/WV, and died 1953. He married Alverta C. Strader February 20, 1883 in Upshur Co. WV, daughter of Michael Strader and Lydia Unknown. She was born October 20, 1861 in Upshur Co., WV, and died 1932.

Notes for Charles Fletcher Cunningham: Drost & King  Upshur Co., WV Births, pg. 8, record#1-26-42. 1860 Upshur Co.. VA/WV., pg. 74 census# 1102-1109, age: 1 VA, 1900 Meade District, Upshur Co., WV. pg. 113, census# 158-160, age: 41 he & parents b: WV, farmer

Notes for Alverta C. Strader: Pg. 36 Drost & King  Upshur Co., WV Births, 1900 Meade District, Upshur Co., WV. pg. 113, census# 158-160, age: 37 WV nee Strader, 5 children 5 living

On page 5 of 1877-1884 Upshur births is listed a son for them, unnamed born 11/24/1883, record#1-155-16, this child is not listed in 1900 census and would make 6th children 5 living is the date is correct.

Marriage Notes for Charles Cunningham and Alverta Strader: 1851-1896 Upshur marriages, pg. 97, He was 22, she was 21, place of birth & parents listed

Children of Charles Cunningham and Alverta Strader are:

i. ORA4 CUNNINGHAM, b. April 16, 1885, Upshur Co., WV.

Notes for ORA CUNNINGHAM: 1885-1890 Drost & King  Upshur Co., WV Births, pg. 120, record# 1-167-44, dau

ii. RALPH A. CUNNINGHAM, b. November 8, 1886, Upshur Co., WV; d. 1950; married. PANSY HYRE December 23, 1909 in Upshur County, WV; Pansy Hyre b.abt 1886 Upshur Co., WV; d. 1970, dau of  Stuart & Eleanor (Colerider) Hyre

Marriage notes for Ralph S. Cunningham and Pansy Hyre are: Upshur Co. 1896-1923 marriages, page 84, he was 23, she was 23, place of birth and parents listed

Notes for RALPH A. CUNNINGHAM: 1885-1890 Drost & King  Upshur Co., WV Births, pg. 120, record# 1-182-39, son listed as R.A. Cunningham

9. iii. CLYDE GOFF CUNNINGHAM, b. August 20, 1888, Upshur Co., WV; d. 1968.

iv. ZONA ELLEN CUNNINGHAM, b. April 12, 1892, Upshur Co., WV.

Notes for ZONA ELLEN CUNNINGHAM: 1887-1897 Drost & King  Upshur Co., WV Births, pg. 168, record# 2-168, dau

v. JOHN CUNNINGHAM, b. January 1898.

8. Thomas C.3 Cunningham (Rebecca J.2 Fleming, Isaac1) was born February 20, 1861 in Upshur Co. , VA/WV, and died 1934. He married Julia Maude Bean December 29, 1892 in Upshur Co., WV, daughter of Gabriel Bean and Ladassa Burr. She was born Bet. 1870 - 1871 in Upshur Co., WV, and died 1949.

Notes for Thomas C. Cunningham: 1870 Upshur Co., WV. census, in Thomas & Rebecca Cunninghams home, pg. 422 Cutrights history, has wife and childrem listed. date was listed as Feb 14, 1861 from his source or ?? Drost & King  Upshur Co., WV Births, pg 8, record# 1-37-51, Meade District cemetery book, pg. 32

Notes for Julia Maude Bean: 1880 Upshur Co., WV. census#MO14, age 8 yrs. dau. WV., Drost & King Upshur Co.,VA/WV births, pg. 45, only the year was listed, birth record # 1-78-21, her mother is listed as Louisa, I feel this may be in error, but should still be checked out

Source: Meade District cemetery book, pg. 32, has her name as Maud C. Cunningham, now it is possible this is not one in the same persons, but since her husband and some of her children are also listed here, I feel it the same person

She is listed as Maude on son Troy's marriage record

Marriage Notes for Thomas Cunningham and Julia Bean: Wes Cochran 1853-1896 Upshur Co., VA/WV. marriages, pg. 139, he was 31, she was 21, place of birth & parents listed.

Children of Thomas Cunningham and Julia Bean are:

i. JAMES A.4 CUNNINGHAM.

ii. LAURA B. CUNNINGHAM.

iii. UNNAMED CUNNINGHAM, b. July 22, 1895, Upshur Co., WV.

Notes for UNNAMED CUNNINGHAM: 1887-1897 Upshur births, pg. 168, unnamed dau, record# 2-264

iv. GRACIE M. CUNNINGHAM, b. Abt. 1896, Upshur Co., WV; m. HARLEY CUTRIGHT, February 8, 1922, Upshur Co., WV; b. Abt. 1895, Upshur Co., WV.

Marriage Notes for GRACIE CUNNINGHAM and HARLEY CUTRIGHT: 1896-1923 Upshur marriages, pg. 165, He was 27, she was 26, place of birth & parents listed

v. ROY L. CUNNINGHAM, b. 1900; d. 1972; m. OPAL F. UNKNOWN; b. 1914.

Notes for ROY L. CUNNINGHAM: Source: Meade District cemetery book, pg. 32

Notes for OPAL F. UNKNOWN: Source: Meade District cemetery book, pg. 32, dod date so assume she died after the cemetery was read.

vi. TROY S. CUNNINGHAM, b. 1900, Ohio; d. 1936; m. PEARL NEWCOME, November 5, 1921, Upshur Co., WV; b. 1904, Upshur Co., WV; d. 1983.

Notes for TROY S. CUNNINGHAM: Source: Meade District cemetery book, pg. 32

Marriage Notes for TROY CUNNINGHAM and PEARL NEWCOME: 1896-1923 Upshur Co., WV, pg. 163, He was 21, she was 18, Place of birth & parents listed, He was living in Upshur

Generation No. 4

9. Clyde Goff4 Cunningham (Charles Fletcher3, Rebecca J.2 Fleming, Isaac1) was born August 20, 1888 in Upshur Co., WV, and died 1968. He married Cora E. Smith September 27, 1909 in Upshur Co. WV, daughter of John Smith and Sarah Taylor. She was born March 26, 1892 in near Boyd, Lewis Co., WV, and died 1989.

Notes for Clyde Goff Cunningham: 1885-1890 Drost & King  Upshur Co., WV Births, pg. 120, record# 1-176-33, son, 2nd entry on pg, 168, 1887-1897, record# 2-34

Notes for Cora E. Smith: 1878-1892 Lewis births, pg. 106, #2 child

Marriage Notes for Clyde Cunningham and Cora Smith: 1896-1923 Upshur marriages, pg. 74, He was 21, she was 18, place of birth & parents listed.  She was living in Upshur

Children of Clyde Cunningham and Cora Smith are:

i. NELLIE M.5 CUNNINGHAM, b. 1910; d. 1988; m. ACEL D. PRINGLE; b. 1903; d. 1974.

ii. HAZEL R. CUNNINGHAM, b. April 3, 1911, Upshur Co., WV; d. October 17, 2000, Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV.; m. WILLIAM E. HYRE, December 30, 1933; b. 1909; d. February 6, 1981.


My published sources used in above information:

Upshur County West Virginia Births 1853-1897 by: Bille Faye Drost and Karon Janel King

Upshur County Historical Society cemetery publications

Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants 1816-1865 Lewis County marriages

Wes Cochran 1850, 1860, 1870 census publications

Wes Cochran marriages records 1817-1880 & 1881-1937 Lewis County, 1853-1896 & 1896-1923 Upshur County

James S. & Evelyn E. Blake Early Braxton County Marriage Bonds and Records 1836-1873

William A. Marsh 1880 West Virginia census publications

All the above are available for purchase

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