Brad Cunningham
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Brad F. Cunningham
Born 1950s.
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The celebrated poet Robert Burns, in the 18th century, wrote this to honour his friends, the Cunynghams:

The bridegroom may forget the bride
Was made his wedded wife yestreen;
The monarch may forget the crown
That on his head an hour has been;
The mother may forget the child
That smiles sae sweetly on her knee;
But I’ll remember thee, Glencairn,
And a’ that thou hast done for me!


Surnames I Am Following

Click on Surname to view EKA - Earliest Known Ancestor
Alexander, Allen , Althause , Andrew
Barrow, Beet , Benny , Benson , Bradley , Brown , Burrage
Cannon, Cathcart , Ceely , Chastling , Chippendale , Clark , Clark , Claxton , Cock , Constantine , Crispe , Cunningham , Cunningham , Curling
Dale, Dargavel , Davidson , DeBeck , Dearden , Derham , Dow
Gatty, Gideon , Giles , Gooderham , Gotts , Grainge , Green , Green
Hammond, Hancock , Harries , Heaton , Hendra , Hodgson , Hoskin , Housegoe , Howard , Humphries , Hutchinson
Jones, Juleff
Keast, Kemp
Lee, Lobb , Lynsey
Machin, Magnus , Maltby , Meigs , Moore , Morton
Nichols (Nicholls) , Norton
Palmer, Parkin , Parseley , Pawson , Pearse , Penver , Polkinghorne , Pounsberry , Prence , Pugh
Rainier, Reynolds , Robins
Skidmore, Smith , Solomons , Sowell , Spratt , Swain
Teed, Tetlock , Trebilcock , Twigg , Tyack
Vinicomb (Vinycomb)
Waddilove, Walker , Waller , Ward , Weeks , White , Wilson , Woodman , Woodman , Worth , Wyatt
de Metz


Canada Flag
Brad Cunningham was born in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada.
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Brad participated in the England Project’s Halloween Challenge.
England Orphan Trailblazer
Brad Cunningham is an England Orphan Trailblazer
Brad was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
Brad Cunningham is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Francis Cooke.
Brad Cunningham is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Richard Warren.
Brad Cunningham is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Edward Fuller.
Brad Cunningham is a member of Clan Cunningham.
English flag
Brad Cunningham has English ancestors.
Brad Cunningham has Irish ancestors.
Brad Cunningham participated with The Canada Cleanup Crew during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 1177 suggestions.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Brad reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 256 profiles in the September 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge
England Orphan Team
Brad Cunningham has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.

Bradley Francis Cunningham was born on 14 March 1952 in the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC, Canada. He was the firstborn of Frank Cunningham & Jean Cunningham's four children.

Brad went to Maple Ridge Elementary School in Haney, BC (now Maple Ridge). He also studied at Maple Ridge Annex & Maple Ridge Senior Secondary School, graduating in 1970.

Brad moved to Vancouver directly after graduating school & started an apprenticeship in Hairdressing. During his time "behind the chair", Brad also studied Business Administration courses at night school & achieved his degree in Bus. Admin. from VVI in Vancouver, BC. He worked in the hairdressing field for 18 years before being recruited into the Hair Products business by Joico of Canada. Brad stayed with this company for 12 years, working in Education & Shows, eventually working up the corporate ladder to Distributor Sales Manager for Western Canada. He also was part of the team that launched the Joico business in the UK, living & working in the UK for 6 months. He then left this profession & finished up his working days managing Park'N Fly (Valet Airport Parking) at the Vancouver International Airport. He retired in March 2017 & went down to working 2 days a week. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world and we all went into lockdown, Brad retired completely.

Brad's daughter Alexandra Leigh Betson, was born 28 October 1983 to Christina Maria Alexandra Betson. Alexandra (Lexa) is now married with 2 children of her own.

My Ancestors Research Statistics
Gen. No. Direct Relation to Brad Cunningham No. of Possible Ancestors No. on Wikitree Total no. of Bios Written Total % of Bios Completed
3Great Grandparent888100%
42nd Great Grandparent161616100%
53rd Great Grandparent32292984%
64th Great Grandparent64515180%
75th Great Grandparent128585845%
86th Great Grandparent256565622%
97th Great Grandparent51240408%
108th Great Grandparent102448484.5%
  • Thanks to Carol Keeling for the Ancestor Graph**

US Presidents

George Washington10th Cousin 7X RemovedJohn Throckmorton MP
Thomas Jefferson11th Cousin 7X RemovedRoger Wentworth
James Madison11th Cousin 6X RemovedJohn Throckmorton MP
John Quincy Adams9th Cousin 6X RemovedWilliam Griffith
Ullyses S Grant6th Cousin 4X RemovedHenry Rowley
James Garfield8th Cousin 4x RemovedHenry Scott
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.16th Cousin 2X RemovedThomas Stanley KG
Woodrow Wilson15th cousin 5X RemovedJohn Plantangenet de Gault KG
Warren Harding9th Cousin 2x RemovedWilliam Ring
Calvin Coolidge9th Cousin 2X RemovedPeter Coffin
Herbert Hoover11th Cousin Once RemovedHenry Scott
Harry S. Truman12th Cousin 3X RemovedWilliam Griffith
Gerald Ford10th CousinTristam Coffin Sr.
George H W Bush9th CousinThomas Hinckley

Other Notables

Henry Campbell-Bannerman GCBEnglish Prime Minister15th Cousin 5X RemovedJohn Plantagenet de Gault KG
Winston ChurchillEnglish Prime Minister8th cousin 2X RemovedHenry Rowley
Rainier IIIPrince of Monaco15th CousinJohn Greene
Frank BaumAmerican Author19th Cousin 6X RemovedJohn (Grey) de Grey
Amelia EarhartAmerican Aviator8th Cousin Once RemovedMoses Rowley
Diana SpencerEnglish Princess11th Cousin 2X RemovedThomas Walker
Clara BartonAmerican Red Cross Founder7th Cousin 4X RemovedUnknown Shattuck
Louis Comfort TiffanyAmerican Stained Glass Artist7th Cousin 3X RemovedThomas Clarke
Elizabeth I TudorEnglish Queen12th Cousin 13X RemovedWilliam (Vipont) de Vipont
Mary II StuartEnglish Queen12th Cousin 5X RemovedUnknown Hathaway
Richard I (Lionhearted) PlantagenetEnglish King27th Great Grand NephewSame
Katherine (White) CarverMayflower Passenger11th Cousin 10X RemovedJohn Thornhill
Francis CookeMayflower Passenger10th Great GrandfatherSame
John CookeMayflower Passenger9th Great GrandfatherSame
Edward FullerMayflower Passenger10th Great GrandfatherSame
Richard More Sr.Mayflower Passenger7th Cousin 12X RemovedRichard Norton
Henry SamsonMayflower Passenger1st Cousin 11X RemovedEdmund Cooper
Agnes (Cooper) TilleyMayflower Passenger10 Great Grand NephewEdmund Cooper
Richard WarrenMayflower Passenger10th Great GrandfatherSame
Hugh (Bigot) de BigotMagna Carta Surety25th Great GrandfatherSame
Henry (Bohun)de BohunMagna Carta Surety25th Great GrandfatherSame
Gilbert (Clare) de ClareMagna Carta Surety24th Great GrandfatherSame
John (Lacy) de Lacy KntMagna Carta Surety24th Great GrandfatherSame
William (Mowbray) de MowbrayMagna Carta Surety3rd Cousin 25X RemovedGerard de Gournay
Richard B BennettCanadian Prime Minister10th Cousin 3X RemovedThomas Perkins
Robert BordenCanadian Prime Minister15th Cousin 3X RemovedRobert Ferrers
Wilfrid LaurierCanadian Prime Minister22th Cousin 2X RemovedHeinrich (Von Limberg) Limberg
Louis St-LaurentCanadian Prime Minister19th Cousins 6X RemovedWaleram (Limberg) Von Limberg
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Canadian Prime Minister24th CousinsHeinrick (Von Limberg) Limberg
Charles TupperCanadian Prime Minister5th Cousin 5X RemovedGeorge Bunker
Mohamed (Clay) AliFamous African American Boxer16th Cousin 1X RemovedJohn Throckmorton MP

Digital Afterlife

In the event of my passing or inability to continue my work on the branches of our tree through physical or mental illness, I place the profiles I manage into the hands of the WikiTree Admin. If any member(s) of my family have the desire to continue my work and contribute to the health of our tree, I ask that they be allowed to manage those profiles and have the guidance to continue in the proper manner. -Brad Cunningham-10584 00:40, 27 January 2021 (UTC)


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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Brad or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Brad Cunningham: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup I-M223, FTDNA kit #IN10392
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Brad Cunningham: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup K, FTDNA kit #IN10392
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Brad:
  • 100.00% X DNA 100.00% Brad Cunningham: Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T063456 [compare], FTDNA kit #IN10392

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Hi Brad,

Thanks for taking responsibility for Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need from their profile managers. One quick way to find the profiles you adopted is by searching your Contributions List for the word "adopted" and "manager." You can find a quick link to your Contributions List in the My WikiTree dropdown menu.

If you will be working with any profiles needing GEDCOM cleanup, the AGC tool can help with formatting so that you can concentrate on the research. You can read more about it in the WikiTree AGC FAQ.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources; find or merge duplicates; clean up GEDCOM or merged biographies; or interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
You've changed Kimbrey Cunningham to male, despite the three sources that I already cited explicitly stating that she was female. That's why we don't use Ancestry as a source. I'll change her back.
Sorry pal, I thought I had changed it back after finding more corroborating evidence that she was female. I must have forgotten. Again sorry Philip (must have been a senior moment).
posted by Brad Cunningham

Hi Brad

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Clean-A-Thon and congratulations on your work during the CAT what an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks we added 32,841 . Altogether the teams fixed a grand total of 233,558 profiles suggestions. We hope you had fun while cleaning the tree.

See you later in the year for the Connect-A-Thon

Janet & Joan

Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks


The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

REMINDER: add GERMANY to your followed G2G tags so you don't miss any discussions in G2G (see: Help:Tags#How_to_follow_tags Help:Tags).

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list. We recently launched a new Profile Improvement Team and are seeking new team members. Let me know if you’re interested.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen

Thank you for the Axford information. My 4 times great grandmother is Elizabeth Axford. Elizabeth married Richard Hiscott born about 1830 in Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire. Their son, Edward Axford Hiscott married Rebekah Payne and their family came to Niagara, Ontario in 1829. I can only go as far back as Richard Hiscott. I hope there are some records for this family. I would appreciate any information available. Shirley (Hiscott) Dyment. [email address removed]

Thanks Shirley, I hope it helped. It wasn't me actually who did all the work but one of my mentees of the Orphans Trail for the England Project. His name is Jason Tilley. He did a great job of researching your ancestor and we're very happy to have helped. It's what we do!!
posted by Brad Cunningham
Hi Brad,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Joan, Amy & Lizzie.

Hi, Brad!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi Brad

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Source-A-Thon (SAT). Congratulations on your work during the SAT. Its an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks, we sourced 8,887. Altogether the teams sourced a total of 57,577 profiles on wikitree. We hope you had fun while building the tree.

We are looking forward to working with you for another Thon soon.

Janet & Joan

Hi Brad,

Welcome to the Germany Project. Please read the Germany project page add GERMANY to your list of followed tags, and can you please send me a private message with your email address so i can add you to our Google Group. The group is where our project communicates.

Thanks for joining, I look forward to working with you.

Kylie Haese ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
Hi Brad, I came across and alleged link of my grandmother, Alison Amelia BURR, nee Aston to Henry VIII and got quite excited. However I do not think that it is correct. Wishing to clarify and correct if necessary. Her husband Sidney Milton (my grandfather)l, he father Albert Edmund BURR who married his second wife (after the death of his first), Elizabeth Mary BATES. Albert and Elizabeth had one child (happy to give you her details - Joyce), she was a half sister (Joyce) to my grandfather and never married or had children.

Look forward to hearing from you.

posted by Russ Burr
Sorry Russ, given the information supplied, I couldn't find a thing. But start your tree with solid sources & you should be fine to keep going farther & farther back. Best of luck. -Brad
posted by Brad Cunningham
edited by Brad Cunningham
Really great interview for the Meet Our Members feature, Brad!
posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks kindly Pip. I must say I was quite humbled to be asked to be interviewed.
posted by Brad Cunningham
It's nice to meet you. We are 10th cousins once removed. Your picture reminds me of the video game Karnov. Would you happen to be a fan? The relationship the connection finder gives us is through my mother, but my Hutchins line goes back to Dorset and eventually to Cornwall, so we have a common research interest on that side of the family. I did find a Coffin on my father's side yesterday and still need to research that connection.
posted by Scott Hutchins
Hi Scott, I'm not familiar with Karnov, but went online & had a look. He's just a smidge more muscular than me, otherwise spot on! I checked out the relationship *& you're right to say it goes through the Coffins. I also checked some of your bloodline on your profile & we do share quite a few of those. I may have to add some of those to my profile too. Thanks for the info. -Brad
posted by Brad Cunningham
Hi Brad,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles. These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do!

Kindest Regards, Amy Utting

posted by Amelia Utting
Thanks Amy, for your kind & thoughtful words. The times certainly have changed & you're right that our time on WT may have altered somewhat. For me, it gives me MORE time to commit to sourcing, digging into my own line as well as sourcing for my county teams. I am also busy with my new role as a Trailblazer. All the best to you & the other Project Leaders for reaching out. Stay safe! -Brad
posted by Brad Cunningham
Hi Brad!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 1100!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks Pip, for your kindness. It's always a pleasure to help out in any way that I can. I noticed you & I were neck & neck in the CAT. Well done to you too. -Brad
posted by Brad Cunningham
Hi Brad,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current teams and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Brad reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the September 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Brad,

Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After adopting orphans FAQ to understand what to do next and it explains the special attention those profiles need.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


posted by David Selman
Hi Brad,

A very warm welcome to the Dorset Team! Martin

posted by Martin White
Hi Brad - have add you to the team including your specific interests.

Feel free to contact me if you have any queries Regards Roger

posted by Roger Davey
Hi Brad - many thanks for your comments on the Cornwall page - do you wish to join the team - if so please reply at your convenience.

Kind Regards Roger Davey, Cornwall Team Leader

posted by Roger Davey
Hi Brad,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz! Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, thus coordinating with others is essential.

The England Project seems to fit your research interests. Click the link to read how to join. Or use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find an alternate project.

Please refer to the new recommended sources for citing Pre-1700’s sources. when working on profiles of that time period.

For questions, just ask.

Natalie ~ Pre-1700 Greeter p.s. If links do not work in a WikiTree email, check on your profile page for this message

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hello Brad!

You've been a member for a few weeks so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions? Most of us have questions after all that information!

I want to help! Click my name, send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Messenger

PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.


Thanks for volunteering! You are now an active member of the WikiTree community, and can start adding your family.

I suggest starting with the New Member How-To pages, they will save you a lot of time and frustration. Building your family tree on WikiTree will help you connect with others who have the same ancestors.

Need help? Just ask!

Mary ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

posted by Mary Richardson

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Karen ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. Links not working, click them in the comments on your profile try them from the comment section on your profile page.