Samuel Cunningham, of Nantmeal twp, was a member from this county in the convention of July 15, 1776, to form the first State constitution.  He was also a member of Assembly in 1776 and 1777; apointed collector of excise 11-27-1778 and justice of the peace Aug 26, 1791.  He died June 26, 1806, aged 74, and was buried at Brandywine Manor.  Sarah, his widow, died Jan 30, 1807, aged 66, and his son John, Jan 24, 1816, in his 47th year.