Joined Feb 11 2011
I am researching the Blatt / Ealy / Cunningham / Swoope families who lived in the Huntingdon area for generations. My parents moved out West from Pennsylvania in 1940, consequently I do not know much about my Pennsylvania connections.
I discovered a civil war letter in my mother's effects after she passed away in 2009 and have been on the search to reveal the connection of the author (Cyrus G. Swoope) to my family. We also have an old land deed, printed on sheepskin, dated 1789 and signed by Benjamin Franklin. I am trying to find out more about this too. These finds have instilled in me a real desire to find out more about my family's ancestors.
I am especially interested in finding the identity of the parents of my great, great grandfather, Gustaves Cunningham. My grandfather, James Cunningham, was married to Anna Mary Blatt. They divorced in the 1930s so we have very little knowledge of the Cunningham side of our family. I have found some info. but wish to know more. James was also one of about 10-12 children and was a brother of Minnie Mertie Fisher and Harriet Fouse. I would love to know more about his relatives, esp. sharing of any pictures. I will be glad to share what I do have.