Cunningham, William a Presbyterian minister, was born at Blairsville, Pennsylvania, June 14, 1827. He graduated from Jefferson College in 1852; spent three years teaching at Harrodsburg, Kentucky; studied one year at the Western Theological Seminary at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Princeton Seminary in 1858. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Blairsville, June 17, 1857. In June 1858, he went as supply to Blairsville; served as chaplain to a regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers one year; after which he devoted himself to study and occasional preaching until 1863, when he went West. He served as stated supply Prospect Church, in the Presbytery of Peoria, and then the Church of Princeville, until 1865, teaching at the same time. Returning to Pennsylvania, he became pastor of Fairfield and Union churches, in the Presbytery of Blairsville. He died April 21, 1879. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1880, page 44.