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Elizabeth was born and baptized in Hingham, Province of Massachusetts Bay, but raised in nearby Abington. She moved with her parents to Cummington, Massachusetts, in the later 1770s. She married David Cunningham there and had nine children. The family moved to Richfield in Otsego County, New York, in the early to mid 1790s.      


Elizabeth's gravestone in Hillside (now Twilight Rest) Cemetery, Richfield, NY

children of Elizabeth Beal and David Cunningham:

i. Elizabeth b. 8 November 1779*
ii. Anna b. 30 May 1781*
iii. Huldah b. 28 November 1782,* d. 9/4/1836 (not married, buried beside her parents)
iv. Azubah b. 31 August 1784,* no further record (Zubial in the C. Bible)
v. John b. 15 February 1786
vi. David b. abt. 1788
vii. Abigail b. abt. 1790
viii. Polly b. prob. December 1791
ix. Sarah b. abt. 1795

vital records sources: Her birth appears twice in "Volume 2" of the transcribed vital records. "Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," [hereafter MTVR] database online (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc., 2011), Hingham, Births, Marriages and Death [sic], images 2695, 2706, of p. 5, 31.


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