I wonder if either of you have found any new evidence supporting Cunningham as Mary's maiden name. As I understand, the facts are these:the will of James Cunningham was witnessed by Malcom Allen and two other people, when it only took two people to witness a will. Malcolm had to ride at least half day each way to do this. He was one of the people to prove this will when James Cunningham died. This took a ride of at least one day each way to get to Staunton.It is probably unlikely someone would have done this for just anyone.Then there is the naming of Malcolm's children, with every other one of Malcolm's children carrying the same name as one James Cunningham's children. The other children might have been named after Malcolm's siblings. Libby Freeman wrote of "My grandmother Deisher telling stories of the Allen family in which she mentioned Mary's name as being Cunningham from Rockbridge County. This was Augusta County at first when the Cunninghams settled there on Kerr's Creek. This creek was known as Tee's Creek when James settled there. James settled there in the early 1740's as stated on the deed to his land there."