Cunningham, Alexander Newton, Dd
Cunningham, Alexander Newton, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born near Jonesborough, Tennessee, March 16, 1807. He graduated at Washington College, Tennessee in 1826, and at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1830; was licensed by New Brunswick Presbytery, April 28 of the same year; preached at Montgomery, Alabama, from 1833 to 1836; at Augusta, Georgia, from 1838 to 1842; was stated supply at Franklin, Tennessee, from 1844 to 1858; also founded the Franklin Institute. He preached in Shelbyville from 1859 to 1862; then volunteered as chaplain in the Southern army, and labored in the hospitals at Montgomery, Alabama; from here he returned to Franklin, and was professor in the Female Institute. In 1874 he became pastor in Fayetteville, and in Aberdeen, Mississippi, where he continued until his death, September 5, 1878. He was an excellent preacher and industrious student. See Necrol. Report qf Princeton Theol. Sem. 1879, page 26.