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CUNNINGHAM, Robert, loyalist, born in Ireland about 1739; died in Nassau, W. I., in 1813. In 1769 he settled in the district of Ninety-Six (now Abbeville), South Carolina, and soon became a judge. He incurred the enmity of the Whigs by his disapproval of their action in sustaining the cause of Massachusetts and in the adoption of the non-importation act. In 1775 he was imprisoned in Charleston, and after his release joined the British forces. During 1780 he was commissioned brigadier-general, and placed in command of a garrison in South Carolina. In the following year he served in the field against General Thomas Sumter. His estate was confiscated in 1782. After the war he petitioned to be allowed to remain in South Carolina, but this request was refused, and he removed to the Bahamas and settled in Nassau. The British government made him a liberal allowance for his losses, and gave him an annuity.
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