The Cunningham Discussion page

As of December 24,  2011 we have 77 members. The Cunningham project has identified 8 lineage groups. The project identifies a lineage when DNA tests on two or more men show a high probability that they have a common ancestor since the use of surnames became common. It is hoped each lineage will have a volunteer coordinator, who promotes the gathering of more information about the lineage through further DNA tests and traditional genealogical research. More detail about the lineages is available on the Results and Patriarch pages.

Also you may want to look at the Cunningham message forums at ROOTSWEB  and GENFORUM  as I sometimes post DNA Project information in those areas.

Genetic Distance 12 markers, 25 markers, 37 markers and 67 markers


Haplogroup I -
Lineage I  I2b1

James Monroe Cunningham b ca 1821 m Elizabeth E. Lewis in Rhea Co TN on 4 Jan 1843 C-30  [Kit # 101152] - Shari Wilson [shari.wilson AT att.net]

John Cunningham b 1781 VA, m Sally Jane Zwingle, War of 1812, d 12 Jan 1858 TN C-41  [Kit # 131655] - Mac Cunningham [maccunningham AT bellsouth.net]

Jonathan Cunningham b 1780 VA m Susannah Black d 1851 Fountain Co IN C-40  [Kit # N66202] - Lea Ann Cunningham Kaplan [leaann AT kaplanfamily.net]

John Richard Cunningham b 1818 NC m  Mariah Frances Bledsoe d 06 Feb 1899 TX?   C-53 [Kit # 163588]  -  Michael & Nancy Kelsey [mnkelsey AT sbcglobal.net]

In comparing 67 markers, the probability that C-30 and C-41 shared a common ancestor within the last... 

4 generations is 46.21% 
8 generations is 85.45% 
12 generations is 97.06% 
16 generations is 99.49% 
20 generations is 99.92% 
24 generations is 99.99% 

The above numbers are based exclusively on the comparison of their Y-DNA results, which show 2 mismatches or a genetic distance of 2. 

Genetic Distance 12 markers, 25 markers, 37 markers and 67 markers

For more detail about the Group 04 lineages see the Results and Patriarch pages.

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Haplogroup I - Lineage II - Haplogroup  I2a2b

Alvin Cunningham b est 1820 m bef 1857 widow Frances Lee Dye Hill d before 1860 C-18  [Kit # 72581]  - Robert "Mike" Terry [mterry3158 AT sbcglobal.net]

Thomas Cunningham b 06 Dec 1783 Hampshire County, (West) VA m Ross Co OH 28 Nov 1811 Mary Camelin d 08 Dec 1858 IL C-49 [Kit # N77752]  - Lynn Cunningham [lynnjancunn7890 AT sbcglobal.net]


In comparing 25 markers, the probability that C-18 and C-49 shared a common ancestor within the last... 
4 generations is 27.24% 
8 generations is 57.78% 
12 generations is 77.85% 
16 generations is 89.03% 
20 generations is 94.77% 
24 generations is 97.57% 

Thomas Morgan b 1788 Hampshire Co VA d 1858 IL  M-1 [Kit # 46112]

The above numbers are based exclusively on the comparison of their Y-DNA results, which show 1 mismatches or a genetic distance of 1. 

Genetic Distance 12 markers, 25 markers, 37 markers and 67 markers

For more detail about the Haplogroup I - Lineage II  lineages see the Results and Patriarch pages.

 

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Haplogroup R1b - Lineage I  - Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1a4

Note by Mike Terry: This group is identified by a null marker  or zero marker value at DYS 425 on 67 marker tests.

 
John Cunningham
b ?1760? m Nancy/Talitha Dodson d 1842 Warren County, TN
C-19  [Kit # 71390] - Colleen Mulinix [mulinix AT aol.com]

Wiley D. Cunningham b ca 1825 TN m 01 Sep 1850 Lincoln Co, TN Sarah Jane Smith d Berryville, Carroll Co AR 10 Dec 1877 C-24  [Kit # 86150] - Gwen Cunningham [gwenny AT snet.net]

Eli H. Dilley, b. 1843 in Hancock Co IN m. Martha Ellen Thomas d 1910 in Los Angeles Co CA D-1 [Kit # 58758] - Dave Dilley [davejean.dilley AT comcast.net]
Note: This family believes Eli H. Dilley was adopted and was possibly a Cunningham. D-1 matches with C-1, C-14, C-19 , C-24 and C-28 on more than 25 markers.

William Cunningham d 1766 first settler on Licking Creek, present Juniata Co. PA C-28  [Kit # 92597] - David Cunningham - [d.cunningham AT orcaphotonics.com]

James Osborne Cunningham b. 1844 Butler Co. MO m Mary Elizabeth Womack d c1920 Perry Co. AR C-1 [Kit # 36114] - Toni Cunningham [ccunnin160 AT aol.com]

William Cunningham b. 1807 Co. Tyrone, IRE, d. 1893 QU Canada (wife Mary Doherty 1810-1873) C-31 [Kit # 105861] - Keith Cunningham [prairiehobbit AT yahoo.ca]

Benjamin A. Cunningham Sr b 17 Nov 1797 Guilford Co NC d 24 Apr 1853 Nails Creek, Blount Co TN C-34 [Kit # 116422]  - Jim  [jim.smaltz AT gmail.com] 

William Cunningham b c1765, Scotland(?), m Nancy Elizabeth Carr DNAH-1 - Joan Cunningham Edens [joan.edens AT gmail.com]
My DNA results from DNA Heritage are posted at YBase http://www.ybase.org/quicksearch.asp?RecordID=NG9IL DNAH-1

James Cunningham b 1747 (Possibly Ireland) Wife Unknown d Sep 1830  C-58  [Kit # 177232] - Payton Cunningham [pgcunningham AT msn.com]

James B. Cunningham b ca 1774 PA m Mary Howard d 1855 C-62  [Kit # 179829] - Mary Warner Johns [marywarnerjohns AT hotmail.com]

Genetic Distance 12 markers, 25 markers, 37 markers and 67 markers

For more detail about the Group lineages see the Results and Patriarch pages.

 

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Haplogroup Rb1 - Lineage II - Haplogroup R1b1a2

Adam Cunningham b abt 1714 Ireland m. Unknown d. ???? C-15 [Kit # 66652] and C-16 [Kit # 66653]  - Jan Campbell [campbelljp AT Verizon..net]
Note this website with family documentation linking Adam Cunningham: The Cunninghams

Adam Cunningham b 1714 m Catherine ?? d 1797 - Linda Cunningham Fluharty [lcflu AT aol.com]
Note:  Linda's website -   http://www.lindapages.com/family/1839.htm

Thomas Cunningham b 1795-1798 VA d 1870, Bulls Gap, Hawkins Co TN - C-56  [Kit # 169437] Lars Beard [jillyb53 AT hotmail.com]

Adam Cunningham b abt 1714 Ireland m. Unknown d. ????  C-57 [Kit # 173987] Jack Cunningham [Jacksbv AT verizon.net]

A generation can be viewed as about 25 - 30 years.

In comparing 37 markers, the probability that C-57 and C-15 or C-16 shared a common ancestor within the last...
4 generations is 26.85%
8 generations is 65.86%
12 generations is 87.35%
16 generations is 95.88%
20 generations is 98.76%
24 generations is 99.65%


The above numbers are based exclusively on the comparison of their Y-DNA results, which show 2 mismatches or a genetic distnce of 2.


In comparing 37 markers, the probability that C-57 and C-56 shared a common ancestor within the last...
4 generations is 56.46%
8 generations is 87.4%
12 generations is 96.84%
16 generations is 99.26%
20 generations is 99.83%
24 generations is 99.96%


The above numbers are based exclusively on the comparison of their Y-DNA results, which show 1 mismatch or a genetic distance of 1.

The mismatches for all persons in the group occured at CDYa and CDYb which are both  red DYS markers and have faster mutation rates. The fact that C-57 and C-56 shared a common marker at CDYa of 36 is significant  I believe. C-15 and C-16 had a value of 35 at CDYa which is probably a trait for that family.

Based on the DNA evidence and presented family documentation, you all definitly share a common ancestor with Adam Cunningham and I believe you can ignore the mismatches as family mutations.

Genetic Distance 12 markers, 25 markers, 37 markers and 67 markers

For more detail about the Group lineages see the Results and Patriarch pages.

Note: The Cunninghams  See also Lindaspages  by Linda Cunningham Fulharty.

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Haplogroup R1b - Lineage III - Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b5a

Samuel Hawkins Cunningham, b c1816 TN m Mary Edith Throgmorton C-32 [Kit # N38675]  - John Cunningham [johntc AT gmail.com]  

John Hays Cunningham m Margaret Martha Jack C-27 [Kit # 92561] - Shayne Cunningham [twokewl4487 AT yahoo.com]


In comparing 67 markers, the probability that C-27 and C-32 shared a common ancestor within the last... 
4 generations is 46.3% 
8 generations is 85.51% 
12 generations is 97.08% 
16 generations is 99.5% 
20 generations is 99.92% 
24 generations is 99.99% 


The above numbers are based exclusively on the comparison of their Y-DNA results, which show 2 mismatches or a genetic distance of 2.


Genetic Distance 12 markers, 25 markers, 37 markers and 67 markers


For more detail about the Group  lineages see the Results and Patriarch pages.

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Haplogroup R1b - Lineage IV - Haplogroup R1b1a2

James Cunningham b bef 1782 Fayette Co PA m Louisa Elizabeth Martin d 1847 Fayette Co PA C-45 [Kit # 152954] & C-48  [Kit # 160595]  - John H. J. Cunningham  [johnhjc AT bellsouth.net]
Note by Mike Terry: This family is getting several very strong DNA matches in the Tucker DNA Project suggesting a Tucker male may be a common ancestor.

In comparing 37 markers, the probability that C-45 and C-48 shared a common ancestor within the last... 
4 generations is 83.49% 
8 generations is 97.28% 
12 generations is 99.55% 
16 generations is 99.93% 
20 generations is 99.99% 
24 generations is 100% 


The above numbers are based exclusively on the comparison of their Y-DNA results, which show no mismatches.

Genetic Distance 12 markers, 25 markers, 37 markers and 67 markers

For more detail about the Group  lineages see the Results and Patriarch pages.

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Haplogroup R1b1- Lineage V - Haplogroup  R1b1a2a1a1b

George Cunningham b abt 1747 Lancaster Co PA  m Ruth Morgan d aft 1795 Rowan Co NC C-6 [Kit # N10903] - Vann Cunningham  [vann.cunningham AT bnsf.com]

Hugh Cunningham b ca 1760 Rowan Co NC m ca 10 Feb 1780 Rowan Co NC Mary Kent d 20 Sep 1824 Rowan Co NC C-9  [Kit # 53061] - Gail Randolph  [gailrandolph AT earthlink.net]
Note: The pension file of Mary Kent Cunningham states the date of 20 Sep 1824. The will of Hugh Cunningham was presented in November Court, Rowan Co in 1817.

A generation can be viewed as about 25 - 30 years.

In comparing 37 markers, the probability that C-6 and C-9 shared a common ancestor within the last... 
4 generations is 57.86% 
8 generations is 88.33% 
12 generations is 97.21% 
16 generations is 99.38% 
20 generations is 99.87%
24 generations is 99.97% 


The above numbers are based exclusively on the comparison of their Y-DNA results, which show 1 mismatches or a genetic distance of 1.

Genetic Distance 12 markers, 25 markers, 37 markers and 67 markers


For more detail about the Group lineages see the
Results and Patriarch pages.


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Haplogroup R1b1- Lineage VI - Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b4b

Ambrose Cunningham b c 1859 Co Sligo, IRE - C-4  [Kit # N4338] - James Daugherty [djr9 AT MSN.com]

John Henry Cunningham b 04 Mar 1848 Orangeville, Wyoming Co NY  C-71  [Kit # 205735] - Brad Cunningham [cdcharp AT aol.com] and Linda Cunningham Day-Emerson [linda_day_emerson AT yahoo.com]

In comparing 25 markers, the probability that C-4 and C-71 shared a common ancestor within the last... 
4 generations is 61.17% 
8 generations is 84.92% 
12 generations is 94.15% 
16 generations is 97.73% 
20 generations is 99.12%
24 generations is 99.66% 
28 generations is 99.87%

When you look at the full 37 markers there is a genetic distance of 5; however, two of those markers are on red DYS fast mutating markers. 

The above numbers are based exclusively on the comparison of their Y-DNA results, which show 0 mismatches or a genetic distance of 0.

Genetic Distance 12 markers, 25 markers, 37 markers and 67 markers


For more detail about the Group lineages see the
Results and Patriarch pages.