CUNNINGHAM, ABEL SEYMOUR
CUNNINGHAM, ABEL SEYMOUR (1810–1860). Abel Seymour Cunningham, a Republic of Texas congressman and participant in the Texas Revolution and the Mexican War,qqv was born on December 8, 1810, in Hardy County, Virginia. He moved to Texas in 1835 and settled in Victoria County. During the Texas Revolution he volunteered as a private in the army and served from April 1 to July 12, 1836, in a Captain Smith's company of cavalry. In the spring of 1842 he served in Capt. John T. Price's company under Col. Clark L. Owen in the expedition to crush the invasion of Texas by Rafael Vásquez. Cunningham represented Victoria County in the House of the Ninth Congress of the republic from December 2, 1844, to June 28, 1845, and was a member of the annexation convention that summer. He joined Col. Benjamin McCulloch's rangers in 1846, after the outbreak of the Mexican War. In the 1840s he was a Victoria alderman and joined the Victoria bar. He was kept on retainer by the board to represent the city in land cases before the Texas Supreme Court. Cunningham was married to Martha McGrew. He died on March 28, 1860, in Victoria.
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