Mary Harbison Cunningham, Early Settler in Young Township
As this record indicates, Mary's parents settled in what is now Young
Township in 1798. The document also shows that Mary Cunningham's son George was
married four times. He was first married to Eliza Anderson, then to Catharine Nesbit, then to Rachel
Ritchey. His last and fourth wife was "unknown." The
untimely deaths of
these women may have been due to the complications of childbirth or other maladies
and may account for George's several marriages.
John Alexander Caldwell, History of Indiana County Pennsylvania, 1745-1880
(Newark, Ohio: J.A. Caldwell, 1880), 506.