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Source: biography by Cora McDonald Wathen
Apparently William was born out of wedlock to Ann GILES and kept her surname.
Note: There was no marriage of John Paling (William’s biological father) and Ann Giles. Ann worked for the noble John Paling. Ann gave son William her maiden name of Giles as she was not married. Elizabeth Giles, Ann Giles’ sister, also had a son, Thomas Giles, while working for Paling. Not being married to Paling, Elizabeth gave Thomas her maiden name of Giles.
Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 2
Name: William Giles
Birth Date: 01 Jan 1797
Birth Place: (Great) Gonerby , near Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK
Death Date: 07 Dec 1874
Death Place: Heber, Utah
Arrival: 15 Aug 1856
Spouse: Sarah Huskinson
Marriage Date: 1820
Marriage Place: of Bridgeford, England
Spouse’s Death Date: 05 Sep 1867
Spouse’s Death Place: Provo, Utah
Married 2nd: Mary Ann Day . Died: 5 Dec 1874 , Heber, Utah
William and his family were baptized in 1840 . He and his sons were brick masons by trade. As they were preparing to leave for America in 1854 , a message came to William saying they had to be in Liverpool in 24 hours as the ship would sail. They sent the children on ahead saying they would quickly follow. The ship sailed without them and some others, but a smaller ship soon followed and brought the rest of the saints to the ship. There were some problems upon their arrival but soon they were able to leave for the Valley and arrived in 1856 . Some of their family remained in Quincy, Illinois, to find employment while the others went on to Burlington, Iowa . In two years they all came together and started west. Upon their arrival in the Valley, they moved on to Provo . By 1874, he had moved to Heber City, where he died. Children of 1st wife:Thomas , b. 6 Aug 1821 . Md. 1st, Susanna Moore . Md. 2nd, Jane Taylor .George , b. 19 May 1823 , Md. Mary Greenwood . Elizabeth , b. 11 Apr 1826. Md. Thomas Rasband . Ann , b. 28 Sep 1828 . D. 24 Sep 1835 . John , b.26 Jun 1831 . Md. Elizabeth Giles . Mary , b. 13 Apr 1833 . Md. John Crook . Fredrick , b. 3 Mar 1835 . Md. 1st, Mary Ann Moulton . Md. 2nd,Maria Sharp . Md. 3rd, Hannah Roberts . Emily Ann , b. 6 Jan 1837 . Md.James Carlile . Keziah , b. 20 May 1840 . Md. Charles Negus Carroll .William , b. 26 Mar 1843 . Md. Christiana Carlile . Ralph Carlile
William married Sarah Huskinson, daughter of Thomas Huskinson and Elizabeth Peck, in 1820 in Nottingham, England. (Sarah Huskinson was born on 13 Apr 1800 in East Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire, England, christened on 20 Apr 1800 in East Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire, England, died on 5 Sep 1857 in Provo, Utah, UT and was buried on 7 Sep 1857 in Provo, Utah, UT.)
Incidents in the Life of Chastie Ellen Covington Chamberlain
By Reta E. Chamberlain Carroll
Mother was born in Washington, Washington County, Utah March 5, 1867. She was the second child of John Thomas Covington and Johannah Lundblad Covington. Before she as two years old the family moved to Beaver, Utah. Another daughter, Mary Emily was born there. Within the next two years they moved to Adamsville, Beaver County, Utah, where they made their home. When Chastie was twelve years of age she went to live with her Grandmother Lundblad at Beaver, Utah. Chastie was hoarse most of the time during the cold winter months and therefore could not attend school regularly. She spent many pleasant hours watching her grandmother weave carpet. She was swinging on the gate when the soldiers passed with John D. Lee, taking him to Mountain Meadows for execution.
Sometime during the winter of 1879 the family moved to Orderville, Utah and joined the United Order. Each family had a home or rooms of their own but the community ate together in one large room. Chastie was chosen to help, with a number of other girls, to wait on the tables. In early spring she and her friends would often arise at dawn and gather wild flowers from the hillsides to decorate the breakfast tables. Usually the prettiest buds were kept to deck the hair of the lovely little waitresses. Among names mentioned as her best friends at that time were Lovina Carroll and Ellen Meeks. She helped care for the family because her mother was crippled with rheumatism. She enjoyed listening to her father play the violin. He played for most of the dances then.
Chastie’s father’s work in the Order was usually with the sheep. He herded on the Kiabab Mountains and several times was called to settle disputes with the Indians.
It was the custom then for girls to be married young. It was also an honor to be chosen by a polygamist because most of them were the best managers and the most respected men of the town. They were also living their religion as they had been commanded.
One young unmarried man asked Chastie to marry him but she did not care for him and wouldn’t promise. He went away to work and before he returned she was married. She became the fifth wife of Thomas Chamberlain, October 26, 1883 in the St. George Temple, St. George, Utah. The wedding trip was made with team and wagon. On their return, Thomas took her to live with his mother, a sweet little lady who lived at the Factory Farm six miles up the canyon above Orderville, where several of the other families lived. Soon after, she went to share the home of Ella, Thomas’ first wife. Ella and Chastie agreed very well. They never had a cross word between them. Chastie and Ella’s oldest child, Elsie, who was then just a little girl, spent many happy hours together. Chastie was only sixteen years older and they were very companionable. Elsie wanted so much to learn to sing and Mother had a good voice. During their long walks together she taught Elsie to sing.
Life was not all fun though. The United Order woolen factory was situated on the Factory farm and the people living there worked in it. There they made yarn and cloth with which to clothe the people belonging to the Order. Chastie did her share and learned to spin the wool and to weave the cloth.
Her first baby, a boy, was born September 2, 1886, at the Factory Farm. A mid-wife, Harriet Bowers came from Orderville to take care of her. The joy she had with her new son would have been quite complete had it not been for the ‘Deps’. That was the nickname given the U.S. Marshalls who were sent out by the government to ‘get’ the men who were living in polygamy. Many incidents have been told of how the men kept away from the Deps. One day Chastie was ironing when the signal was given to hide. She started out the back door to go and hide in the nearby hills when she saw the Deps climb out of their black topped buggy at the front of the house. Fearing she could not make it without attracting their attention and implicating the others she returned to her ironing. She had barely tossed her sun bonnet in the corner and picked up the iron when the Deps came to the back door. They asked several questions. Her answers were very short. One of them finally said, “Are you Thomas Chamberlain’s daughter”? She answered with plenty of spirit, “No Sir, I’m not.” The Deps left, never even noticing the sleeping baby in the one corner of the room. These persecutions kept up for a number of years. When her second boy, Hans (named for his grandfather Lundblad), was six months old her husband had to serve a six months term in the penitentiary for practicing polygamy. Her father was in the same jail at the same time for the same reason. It was the only time in the life of either man that he had to serve time for any reason.
Sometime during the early years of Chastie’s married life the United Order at Orderville was discontinued on the advice of the Church Presidency. Before that time Thomas had been holding important church offices. He continued to do so throughout the rest of his life, both in church and civic affairs. Chastie and the other wives acted as hostesses on many occasions to high Church officials during that time.
In addition to the regular work of caring for a home and babies, Chastie found time to work in the Factory, make soap, braid straw and fashion the children’s hats. She also knitted the stockings for the family, made all of their other clothing except shoes, which were made at the Tannery of the United Order. The women of those days even made the lye they used by burning the roots of the yucca plant, putting the ashes in a barrel and covering them with water. The lye would soon settle to the bottom and could be drained out through a hole in the bottom of the barrel. The water used at the homes of the Factory Farm had to be carried from the lake ditch or the spring.
Chastie’ third baby, a boy, named Arthur was born at Lake Farm of Factory Farm. The seam in the roof of his mouth hadn’t grown together. This made it impossible for him to nurse and almost impossible to take any nourishment at all. The parents took him to Salt Lake City for an operation when he was eight and one half months old. The trip had to be made with a team and buggy. It required two weeks. The baby died before they reached Circleville on the return trip.
Chastie then moved to Orderville. The last seven of her children were born there. Not in one house, however. It seemed to her lot to move a great deal. Four different houses in Orderville were the birthplaces of those seven children. When, Hugh, the fourth child was eight years old they learned definitely that there was a very grave cause for his apparent languidness. He had a leakage of the heart. During the next eight years of his life he was a constant care and worry, though he tried not to add to the many tasks mother had to do.
Mark, the fifth child was born on Christmas night. That was without doubt the most precious Christmas gift this mother ever received. The boys were rather pleased when the next baby came because this time it was a girl. They gave her the name of Reta Ellen. The seventh child was also a girl, Chastie Vilate. She died when she was eight and one half years old. Heber Lamar then Leola came next; he in 1904 and she in 1907. In the meantime Chastie’s mother had passed away and after her sisters all married the youngest brother Heber came to make his home with her.
Conference time in those days was one never to be forgotten. Some weeks before the time appointed, the house cleaning would begin. Every room must be scoured from one corner to the others. The rag carpets had to be taken up, new straw put under them and then the awful stretching began. The last few days were spent in doing extra cooking for the company coming. Conference lasted two days. People from all the surrounding towns came Friday and stayed until Monday because the trip had to be made with teams and wagons or buggies. Mother’s house was always filled to the bursting point and then extra guests came for dinners. She always mad 12 pies Friday morning and usually had to make more before the week end was over. She could always find room for one more person and everyone was welcome.
Harvest time was always such a busy time at our house. Mother canned fruit for use at the sheep and cow camps as well as for the use of her family. One year she filled one forty gallon barrel with peach preserves and one with pear. It was mad with molasses instead of sugar. There was the corn husking to be seen to, also the bed ticks to be filled with fresh new corn husks, ready for winter. New wool socks to be knitted. There was not time for a mother to loaf. The children were always kept busy too, made to feel that they all must help. Often one or more children from other branches of the family stayed at Chastie’s home to help with the farm work or just for a visit. Once when Elsie was staying for a while Gypsies came to the home. John and Elsie decided to have their fortunes told. Elsie was told that she would have a large family and John was to have but two children, and die young and rich. That fortune teller must have missed her calling for Elsie has but two children and John has a large family, is still living and is past sixty.
Thomas bought the Carey fruit farm at Provo Bench, now Orem. Ella and Laura, his two first wives went to the farm to cook and care for the children from all branches of the family who went to work on the farm or attend the Brigham Young University in the winters. Mark went the first year from Chastie’s family.
For several years Chastie lived at Factory Farm most of the time, returning to her home in Orderville for a month or two of the most severe winter weather. One year the threshing was not completed until Christmas. Another time snow fell before the large crop of apples were gathered. Most of the apples were saved, but oh how cold the hands and feet of the pickers became and how weary the mother was. She had to superintend the work as well as cooking and caring for the babies.
Another time when the older boys were in their early teens a heavy snow storm caught the family unprepared. Father was away and the wood was very low. The snow kept piling up until it covered the fences and reached the eves of the slopping roof at the back of the house. The boys with the help of their mother dug trails to the barn to tend the stock and gather up what they could find for fuel. Several days passed and no help could get to them. When the wood was almost gone the two older boys decided they would have to get to the hills nearby and somehow get a tree to burn. They took a horse to help break trail and drag the wood back. It was a long, hard task and they finally came back with a good-sized limb from a green tree. Mother decided some piece of furniture would have to be burned to keep the green wood burning. Furniture was not easy to get in those days, but her precious children must be warmed at any cost. The fire was kindled and the fuel supply was almost exhausted when help arrived. Father knew how low his wood supply was and how badly he was needed. He had been fighting the storm for days to get back to his wife and children. Chastie’s father was with him and they had a few large pieces of precious wood with them.
Thomas hired Mr. & Mrs. Lane Hodges, Mormon converts from the Southern States to stay at the Factory Farm to take care of things. Chastie then spent her summers at Current Canyon Dairy Ranch. She made butter and cheese to sell and supply the large family. Butter sold for ten cents per pound and cheese for twelve and one half cents per pound. The boys in their early teens did the milking with help from Chastie. Very often one boy from another branch of the family came to help during summer. It was usually Lloyd or Leo. They and Mark did most of the milking. Hans was the cowboy and spent most of the summer on the range looking after the dry stock. John had married Amelia Heaton of Orderville on May 30, 1906. They spent most of the first year at Factory Farm.
Thomas let Howard, one of the oldest sons, have Chastie’s home in Orderville and she lived in the old Order Seed House while her new home was being built. The best carpenters in the country were hired to build the new house. Thomas and the boys did all they could to help. Chastie was so pleased with her new home. It was a large bungalow type, made of native lumber. It contained a large living room (parlor then), large dining room, a kitchen, three bedrooms, a pantry, bath and two porches. Ours was the first bathroom in town.
During this time Hugh’s health was growing steadily worse. Many nights were sleepless for both he and his mother. In June 1906 Leola took pneumonia and for two weeks she hovered between life and death. Hugh was very ill at the time also and no one could please him but his mother. Kind neighbors and friends came to help with the work and help care for the sick. At last the baby, Leola, was better but Hugh didn’t improve. After another winter of intense suffering he died March 15, 1909.
Ours was always a deeply religious family. The parents were glad to send Hans to the Murdock Academy at Beaver Utah to take a missionary course. The winter he was there he tried to break himself of the candy eating habit. When he’d feel that he had to have candy he would put away a dime or quarter. When he returned home in the spring he bought mother a dinner set with the candy money he had saved. He was always thoughtful of mother in those days, trying to fix up the house and make things easier for her. Once he persuaded her to go out of town for a few days visit. While she was gone he had gas lights installed in her house. On another of those rare occasions when Mother was away Hans bought a set of new dining chairs for her. The others have helped in many ways too to make life more pleasant.
One incident that occurred while we were living at Current Canyon I shall never forget. Hans and a friend of his, Howard Spencer were planning a deer hunt. That was before the government and state laws prohibited deer hunting except at given times. We’d eaten supper and were sitting around the table. Appreciating the fact that we had a visitor Hans excused himself and went outside to clean his teeth. Our talk was interrupted by his request to “listen”! We could hear a baby calf bawling as if it were in terrible pain, the sounds kept growing fainter and fainter. Howdy said, “I’ll bet it’s a bear”! The two boys grabbed their guns and ran, scarcely hearing Mother’s plea to be careful. We could hear the cattle running down from the canyon pasture to the corral. Mother went to open the gate. You can bet we children were right behind her. It was a clear moonlit night, the trees and shrubbery grew thick making large shadows. We waited, hardly daring to breathe, until a shot rang out on the clear night air. We children fully expected the boys to come back dragging some huge animal, and were rather disappointed when they returned without it. The shadows were so thick and dark they had wisely decided not to venture past the pasture gate until morning. They had shot to frighten the animal away. All thoughts of the deer hunt were forgotten. At day break next morning the boys began the bear hunt, for it proved to be a large grisly that had attacked and killed one calf and slapped another one taking the flesh and skin from its side. Men from town came and hunted but “Mr. Grisly” was too smart for them. He met his Waterloo some time later at a ranch about fifty miles from ours. We were all rather nervous for a while after that.
One day Father came up to the ranch. He looked at Mother and said, “What makes you look so different today; you look older or something?” Mother began to wonder what was wrong with her, then he told her she was a grandmother. John and wife had a baby girl.
The last summer spent at Current Canyon was hard on Mother. She was expecting a baby in October. Pregnancy had never made much difference in her work, but this time she over did. During the latter part of the summer she became suddenly very ill in the night. Mark, who was then about fifteen was the oldest member of the family home. There was no phone, no car, and the horses were somewhere loose in the pasture. Mark was plenty frightened. He climbed the mountain west of the house and aroused Israel and Lloyd, brothers, who were at the sheep camp. Israel stayed with Mother because he was older and could be more help there. Lloyd and Mark ran three miles to the Factory Farm for help. Someone went from there to Glendale and brought back a mid-wife, Mrs. Rachel Jolly. Mother got some better, but it was thought best for her to move to town. She had to spend the remaining months in bed. It was harvest time, but Hans came from the round-up and helped with the work both in the house and the fields.
With so large a family, there were plenty to catch contagious diseases. That fall Lamar had scarlet fever quite badly. He had recovered, the house had been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and the flag taken down just one week when Leola came down with the same disease. She was very ill. Ella, the first wife of Thomas Chamberlain came to help and it was during this troublesome time that Robert, the fifty-fifth and last child of the Thomas Chamberlain family was born.
It was no surprise to the family when Hans was called to fill a two year mission in the Central States Mission. They were proud to have him go to represent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Thomas enjoyed his family so much he decided to have reunions to bring them all together. At first they were held on his birthday at the old home, Factory Farm, for one day. Once we held a three day celebration. Eighty-five members were present. We had contests in racing, swimming, jumping, horse show pitching, basketball, singing, reciting, and storytelling. The third day of our reunion we all went to Orderville and challenged the town. The day was spent in sports of all kinds and at night a free dance was given to everyone, during which a “Grand March” was given, led by our Father and his wives with only members of the family participating. At intermission the Chamberlains gave a program, the most interesting numbers being several songs by Father of our large and happy family. His favorite song, “Shun the Broad Road”, was one of the songs he sang.
Mother always had cake, pie, or something in the pantry, especially on dance nights. We young folks always visited the pantry before going to bed. It was expected. Mother loved to give big dinners. One Christmas we served the Covington Family Christmas day and the Chamberlain Family Christmas night. She and I loved it.
Mark was married Sept. 16, 1915 in the St. George Temple, to Sally Heaton, a sister of John’s wife.
On June 28, 1917 Hans was married to Mercy Blackburn of Orderville, a very talented pianist and seamstress.
When the United States entered the World War No. 1; ten sons of Thomas Chamberlain were of draft age. Three of them were called and another volunteered. Hans’ first son was born a very short time before he sailed to France.
Three months before her son was sent into active service, Chastie and the four other wives of Thomas Chamberlain who were then living, had to say good bye to their husband. He died March 17, 1918 at Kanab, Utah, after an illness of several years having suffered from diabetes.
Now added to the worry of having a son in the armed forces, Chastie was left with the entire responsibility of raising four small children.
I, Reta, was married September 26, 1918 to Edward Giles Carroll of Orderville, in the St. George Temple, at St. George, Utah.
The winter of 1919 and 1920 the dread disease the “Flu” swept our part of the country. As soon as Chastie’s three small children were well enough to go to their married brothers and sisters, she went to car for her brother John Covington and his family. They were all very ill. They lost three grown children in two weeks. A short time after, a baby boy was born to them.
Leola married Delbert Brinkerhoff of Glendale, Utah August 25, 1923 at Kanab, Utah.
Chastie homesteaded land at Mineral, next to some her son, Mark, was proving up on. It was hard for her to stay on the homestead and leave her two boys in town to work. Only the thought of having more property to help them out kept her there nine months of each year for three years.
On October 14, 1925, John’s wife Amelia died of pneumonia. She left seven children, the youngest just one year old. When their home burned down three years later it was to Mother’s home they were taken and made welcome, until they could build again. Those motherless children have been just as dear to her as any of her own.
On his nineteenth birthday, October 24, 1929, her youngest son, Robert was married to Lasca Hamblin of Kanab, Utah. The next spring he was working as an oiler on a rock crusher for the state road construction company, when his hand was crushed so badly it had to be taken off. How her heart ached for him as she tried to help him through the suffering, both mental and physical, for he was very sensitive.
Lamar married January 24, 1931, a girl who was teaching school in Orderville. She was Margie Talbot of Oak City, Millard County, Utah.
Mother has always longed to travel but limited means and so many responsibilities had prevented her from taking many trips. Occasionally she went to Salt Lake or St. George with one of the boys or to visit her married daughters who had moved away from the home town. During the summer of 1939 she accompanied her niece Chastie Esplin on a trip to Kirtland, New Mexico to visit relatives. They went by bus. It was the first real pleasure trip of any distance. She and Chastie had been next door neighbors for several years and gained so much enjoyment from each other’s company.
Mother felt it her duty as well as her pleasure to help whenever there was sickness among her family or folks. She was present at the birth, or shortly after, of every grandchild, helping with the work and the nursing. Whenever there were broken bones or contagious diseases or epidemics, Grandma was on hand to help. She worked as hard as any of her children until she was passed seventy, then her health began to fail her fast. She had probably not been very well for some time but she was never one to complain or think of herself. She had gone to Beaver to attend the funeral services of her half-sister, Lydia, home and to Junction to see her youngest daughter Leola. She didn’t stop to rest. It seemed she didn’t have time to do all of the things she felt she must. She returned from Leola’s only to come to Fillmore to help me, Reta. She had been there about three weeks, mending, helping make quilts and rugs and she had insisted that the pig be butchered so that she could help care for the meat and grease while there. If I suggested that she and I do some visiting, she always answered that she’d rather stay and help get things done up. She must have known it would be her last chance to help.
On the morning of December 9th she suffered a slight stroke on her left side. The doctor said it was caused from her age and the hard work she had done in the last forty years. I wondered if the war which had just broken out had something to do with it. It was just two days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Perhaps the thoughts of the last war, the worry and suffering it had caused, and the knowledge that now she would have several grandsons as well as sons who might have to go, was too much for her. She wanted to go home so the children came for her. She regained the use of her arm and leg but her nervous system would not relax. She could think of nothing but herself and her afflictions. She was entirely different than she had ever been before. She had always been easy to please but now nothing suited her. She seemed in constant dread of another stroke. Her health grew worse. Thinking a change might do her good, she was taken to the home of her brother, John. She became weaker and would rather remain in bed. She would stay there of her own choice until two days before she died when she requested to be taken home. There she died on June 17, 1942. She was one of the best mothers God ever made.
At her death, Mother was survived by seven children and forty-two grandchildren. She had always taught her children to live clean, decent and useful lives. Hers was not a life of public service, although she did work in the Primary Association for some time and a Relief Society Visiting Teacher for years. She was also Captain of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for a while. She was happiest when helping her family and many friends. She was Aunt Chastie to most of those who knew her.
Henry Chamberlayne was born 1709, and died date unknown. He married Elizabeth (Chamberlayne) on 13 Nov 1740 in Speen, Berkshire, England.
More About Henry Chamberlayne:
Ancestral File Number: GZZK-86.
Christening: 18 Sep 1709, Lambourne, Berkshire, England.
Record Change: 07 Jan 2004
Marriage: 13 Nov 1740, Speen, Berkshire, England.
Children of Henry Chamberlayne and Elizabeth (Chamberlayne) are:
John Chamberlayne, b. 1743, d. date unknown.
Elizabeth Chamberlayne, b. 1744, d. date unknown.
Jane Chamberlayne, b. 1746, d. date unknown.
Ann Chamberlayne, b. 1748, d. date unknown.
Benjamine Chamberlayne, b. 1750, d. date unknown.
+Joseph Chamberlayne, b. 1751, , d. 05 Jan 1823, Leckhampstead, Berkshire, England.
Henry Chamberlayne, b. 1754, d. date unknown.
Francis Chamberlayne, b. 1755, d. date unknown.
Francis Chamberlayne, b. 1755, d. date unknown.
Ephrim Chamberlayne, b. 1758, d. date unknown.
Joseph Chamberlayne (b. 1751, d. 05 Jan 1823)
Joseph Chamberlayne (son of Henry Chamberlayne and Elizabeth (Chamberlayne))45 was born 1751 in , and died 05 Jan 1823 in Leckhampstead, Berkshire, England. He married Martha Birch on 01 Jul 1781 in Wickham, Berkshire, England.
More About Joseph Chamberlayne:
Ancestral File Number: GZZK-BJ.
Christening: 16 Oct 1751, Hungerford, Berkshire, England.
Record Change: 07 Jan 2004
More About Joseph Chamberlayne and Martha Birch:
Marriage: 01 Jul 1781, Wickham, Berkshire, England.
Children of Joseph Chamberlayne and Martha Birch are:
John Chamberlayne, b. 1781, d. date unknown.
Mary Chamberlayne, b. 05 Jul 1783, Welford, Berkshire, England, d. date unknown.
Anne Chamberlayne, b. 26 Sep 1784, Leckhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. date unknown.
Joseph Chamberlayne, b. 11 Feb 1787, Leckhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. 26 Mar 1859.
+Stephen Chamberlain, b. 08 Jul 1793, Leckenhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. 15 Dec 1849, Speen, Berkshire, England.
Sarah Chamberlayne, b. 23 Feb 1795, Leckhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. date unknown.
Stephen Chamberlain (b. 08 Jul 1793, d. 15 Dec 1849)
Stephen Chamberlain (son of Joseph Chamberlayne and Martha Birch)45 was born 08 Jul 1793 in Leckenhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, and died 15 Dec 1849 in Speen, Berkshire, England. He married Jemima Brooks on 09 Jun 1839 in Welford, Berkshire, England, daughter of John Brooks and Sarah (Brooks).
More About Stephen Chamberlain:
Ancestral File Number: BMGJ-6B.
Burial: 20 Dec 1849, Chieveley, Berkshire, , England.
Christening: 08 Jul 1793, Leckenhampstead, Berkshire, England.
Record Change: 07 Jan 2004
More About Stephen Chamberlain and Jemima Brooks:
Marriage: 09 Jun 1839, Welford, Berkshire, England.
Children of Stephen Chamberlain and Jemima Brooks are:
Sarah Chamberlain, b. 17 Sep 1820, North Heath, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. 25 Sep 1820, North Heath, Chievely, Berkshire, England.
+Thomas Chamberlain, b. 21 Oct 1821, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, d. 11 Oct 1857, Tooele, Tooele, Ut.
Martha Chamberlain, b. 1823, d. date unknown.
Sarah Chamberlain, b. 1825, d. date unknown.
John Chamberlain, b. 1826, d. 28 Nov 1919.
Caroline Chamberlain, b. 1829, d. date unknown.
Stephen Chamberlain, b. 1831, d. date unknown.
Charles Chamberlain, b. 1832, d. 12 Jan 1849, , Berkshire, , England.
James Chamberlain, b. 1834, d. date unknown.
William Chamberlain, b. 1836, d. 10 Mar 1850, , Berkshire, , England.
Mary Ann Chamberlain, b. 15 Apr 1838, North Heath, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. Abt. Oct 1880, Winterbourne, Brkshr, Engl.
Eliza Chamberlain, b. 03 Nov 1839, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. date unknown.
Thomas Chamberlain (b. 21 Oct 1821, d. 11 Oct 1857)
Thomas Chamberlain (son of Stephen Chamberlain and Jemima Brooks)45 was born 21 Oct 1821 in Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, and died 11 Oct 1857 in Tooele, Tooele, Ut. He marriedHannah Whale on 07 Sep 1844 in Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, daughter of Thomas Whale and Harriet Cook.
More About Thomas Chamberlain:
Ancestral File Number: 2G09-9S.
Burial: Unknown, Tooele, Tooele, Ut.
Record Change: 07 Jan 2004
More About Thomas Chamberlain and Hannah Whale:
Marriage: 07 Sep 1844, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England.
Children of Thomas Chamberlain and Hannah Whale are:
Chamberlain, b. 1845, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, d. 1845.
Girl Chamberlain, b. 1845, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, d. 1845, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England.
John Chamberlain, b. 25 Nov 1846, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, d. 12 Feb 1847, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England.
+Thomas Chamberlain, b. 14 Jul 1854, Of, Orderville, Kane, Utah, d. 17 Mar 1918, Kanab, Kane, Utah.
Source: Teresa Yack Web Site
An Investigation of the Descendants of Dr. Daniel Hunt of the Ralph Hunt of Long Island Lineage by Kenneth Shelton (Including Noah, Saline Co., IL and Daniel Durham, SLC, UT sons of Abel I)
GERSHAM HUNT “JR”
Son of Dr. Daniel Hunt
1752/1756, Rowan Co, NC or Hunterdon Co, NJ – after April 1828, Tennessee??
From the 1772 Rowan Co, NC Tax List, the area around Jersey Church (Jersey Settlement?- settlers from Hopewell that were cheated of their property) that is now Davidson County, entry “Daniel Hunt and sons John and Gershom 3 (polls)”. (Rowan Co, NC Tax Lists 1757-1800, Jo White Linn)
This establishes Gersham, son of Dr. Daniel Hunt, as born before 1756 (16+), and since his son John was born in 1750, he is born 1751-1756.
On the 1783 Rowan Co, NC Tax List, as Garsom Hunt and being the entry prior to his father Dr. Daniel Hunt, Gersham has 3 horses / mares & 5 cattle. Scattered tax lists survive for 1772-1783, so little can be said for sure about those years. He is on the 1778 list as a single poll.
The 1790 census is difficult to distinguish which is “old” Gersham vs “JR” Gersham. Physical location tends to separate the 3rd of-age Gersham, Col. Jonathan’s son Gersham (who later goes to Tennessee). He is either:
Gersham Hunt 2 males 16+, 2 males 16- and 4 females
or Gersham Hunt 1 male 16+, 4 males 16- and 3 females
It is thought that he is most likely the 2nd based on the 1800 census.
On the 1800 census, Gersham has 2 1 2 1 0 / 1 1 1 1 0 and is listed as Gersham Hunt. There could obviously be children who have left the household by 1800.
Of relevance is a deed, dated 1800 (Rowan Co NC Bk 18, p.583), John Green to Gersham Hunt, 100 acres on Swearing Creek adjacent to Daniel Hunt and Adam Helmstatler, being Green’s state grant of 10 Oct 1783. This appears to be the Gersham, son of Gersham SR, as we will see later.
Now, from the 1802 Rowan Co, NC Tax List (taken from the microfilm rolls as these are not yet transcribed), Gersham is listed as “Gersham Hunt JR”, listed with 1 poll, Daniel (Dr.) with 224 acres & 1 poll.
In 1803, Gersham JR is listed with 60 acres, 1 poll, and Daniel with 164 acres & 1 poll, indicating he had given his son 60 acres.
On the 1804 list, the entry is Daniel “the Doctor’s son”, 160 acres and 1 poll. Dr. Daniel has obviously died in the 1803-1804 timeframe, and his land has devolved to son Daniel. Gersham, as will be shown shortly, has moved to Smith County, TN.
It is worth noting at this time the naming convention of the three Gershams. The old Gersham, brother of Dr. Daniel, is listed as either Gersham SR or simply Gersham. He is distinctive in the tax lists by his ownership of 359 acres, which he had for many years. The middle Gersham, son of Dr. Daniel, was called “Gersham JR” until Gersham SR’s son Gersham came of age. The 3rd Gersham, son of Gersham SR, was called “Gersham JR” when he came of age, since he was now of majority and son of a Gersham. He is distinctive through his 100 acres and 1 slave, which he owned for several years (see the 1800 deed above). At the point he came of age, Gersham “JR” reverted to simply Gersham, and Gersham’s son Gersham became Gersham “JR”, and the old Gesham was Gersham “SR”. In a few cases prior to the third Gersham coming of age (like the 1790 census), both were called simply Gersham. To throw in some more confusion, Col. Jonathan’s son Gersham was typically called just Gersham also – and he is separable based on geography being on Potts Creek in the Yadkin area.
The tax lists after 1800 are spotty, just as those before 1800 are. The usage of “JR” for the youngest Gersham on the 1804 list tends to suggest Gersham had moved on by then. At any rate, on 28 Sept 1805, from the records of the Jersey Baptist Church, then Rowan Co, NC, Sister Hannah (a slave), Jessy Davis, Robert Cunningham, William Baird, John Wiseman, John Dedman and Gersham Hunt and his wife requested letters of dismissal. It is not a given that the letters were given upon departure, as they were also done when the person reached the destination and registered with a church there – and the letter being sent, not to the person, but directly to the church. It’s not clear which was the case, but certainly the Sept 1805 date is a no-later-than point. Additionally, from bible records, John Dedman (married to Susanna Hunt) and John Wiseman (married to Annie Hunt) are the only two children established in the past for Gersham, and both men went to Smith County – obviously with Gersham based on this church record.
It appears that it is the youngest Gersham, son of Gersham SR, who sold land on 4 Oct 1805(?), (Bk 22, p.854), Gersham Hunt to Nancy Durham, 100 acres on Swearing Creek adjacent to Daniel Hunt and Adam Helmstetler. The size of the tract indicates this to be the younger Gersham who had 100 acres by the tax lists. He has therefore disposed of his land in the area, and Gersham, son of Dr. Daniel, retains his as demonstrated in 1809.
It has been established that Gersham was living next to his father Dr. Daniel. This is further demonstrated by a deed of 18 Sept 1807 (Bk 21, p.726), Arthur Hunt and Daniel Hunt to William Ledford, land on Swearing Creek adjacent to Gersham Hunt, Cunningham and Hedrick. Contained in the deed is the statement that it was part of the homestead of Dr. Daniel Hunt (who is dead by this time). Later, on 29 Apr 1816 (Bk 23, 836), Ledford sold this tract of land to Henry Tarr, and at that time, Gersham still owned land adjacent.
Gersham’s residency in Smith County TN is established by a deed of 12 Oct 1809 (Bk 21, p.622), Gersham Hunt of Smith Co, TN to Hugh Cunningham, 60 acres on Swearing Creek at Lanning Springs Branch adjacent to his own land, Joseph Lanning and Daniel Hunt deceased. Deed states it was land devised to Gersham by Daniel Hunt. This would be the 60 acres given to him by Dr. Daniel, as noted by the tax lists, and also proves that the other tract later referred to as “Gersham Hunt” in deeds related to the Dr. Daniel Hunt estate is owned by this Gersham and not one of the other two Gershams.
His residency in Smith County TN is further documented through several records. He executed a power of attorney in Barren Co, KY, dated 14 Mar 1815, to Robert Hawthorne of Barren to sell 56 acres of land to James Kelsey. Additionally, an announcement in the Carthage Gazette in 1816 listed him as a delinquent land tax. He was a witness to a deed of 10 Feb 1817 in Smith County for Daniel Agee to Elias Gwaltney, witnessed by James Thomas, Absalom Cox and Gersham Hunt. The Agee, Gwaltney and Thomas men here named all tied in with the Abel C. Hunt and Paris families in Smith County.
On 26 Feb 1825, the estate of Yancy Hallman showed that notes were held from 1819 on G(ersham) Hunt among others such as James Elgin, J. Baird, J. Ellison, Mrs. E. Martin, and William B. Elgin. The commissioners for the estate were Little Berry Hughes, Leander Hughes and Josiah Baird. If Gersham was dead, it would have been standard practice to indicate the debt as insolvent / uncollectable. Alternatively, the executors would have brought suit against Gersham’s estate for payment.
Gersham’s death date is unknown, however, two deeds from Davidson Co, NC (formed from Rowan & containing the area of Jersey Church), dated 3 Sept 1827 (Bk 3, p.292) David Darr to Henry Shoaf, land on Swearing Creek, being part of a tract that includes the homestead plantation of Dr. Daniel Hunt, deceased, adjacent to Gersham Hunt, Lanning & Headrick. 2nd, dated 1 Apr 1828 (Bk 3, p.464), Hugh Cunningham (JR) to Robert Wilson, land on Swearing Creek, adjacent Gersham Hunt, Henry Shoaf, Robert Wilson and Lanning, being part of the estate of Hugh Cunningham, deceased.
These two deeds establish Gersham as still alive in 1828. This information establishes Gersham as a resident of Smith County.
So, having established the facts of Gersham, we now turn to his younger brother Abel Hunt, another son of Dr. Daniel Hunt.
Son of Dr. Daniel Hunt
ca1764, Rowan Co, NC – 1842, Barren Co, KY
First we dispense with his age. From the Revolutionary War pension file of his older brother Jonathan Hunt, filed on 18 Nov 1833 from Barren Co, KY, in it he states he was 16 when Jonathan entered the service and was 69 in 1833. This makes him born in ca1764.
As for his first wife, the marriage bond says Joannah Baird. A purported bible record of Andrew and Hannah Greene Baird from Nora Alice Enyert of Woodville, MO. This was written in 1888 to James Robert Cox, grandson of Moses Cox of Gibson Co, TN (this is relevant later), and Moses being a grandson of Andrew Baird. It states that the children are, among others, Joannah Green(e), born 29 Jan 1771. This would be from Hannah’s first marriage to (Oliver?) Greene. Hannah Baird married Moses Cox, however, their bond states Hannah Greene. At any rate, the will of Hannah Tompkins explicitely states her daughter as Joannah and her son-in-law as Abel Hunt. Joannah’s name is lined out and overwritten to Abel, which implies she had died. Like Gersham, Andrew & Hannah’s sons Josiah and Jeremiah Baird SR also went to Smith Co, TN.
As for Abel Hunt, he is first listed on the 1789 tax list on the entry after his uncle Gersham Hunt SR.
On the 1790 census, he has 1 male 16+, 2 males 16- and 1 female
By 1796, he has 150 acres and one poll.
A deed of 7 June 1799 (Rowan Co, NC Bk 18, p.462), a state grant to John Sloan on Muddy Creek, land adjacent to James Blair, Abel Hunt, Samuel Barclay and Thomas Durham.
On the 1800 census, he had 1 2 0 1 0 / 1 0 0 0 0
As can be seen, Abel’s first wife Joanna Baird (Green?) Hunt is dead by the census.
On the 1802 tax list, Abel is listed for 150 acres and 1 poll. On the 1803, he is listed but with no land or poll, but the 1804 list has him with 150 acres and 1 poll again. He most likely retained everything and the 1803 list was perhaps an indication that he didn’t report into the tax assessor for the year.
The next list is 1809, and on this one, Abel and his son Oliver are listed. Abel has 156 acres and 1 poll, son Oliver 1 poll. This is the same for the 1810 tax list.
For the 1810 census, he’s 1 1 1 0 1 / 3 1 0 1 0
Son Oliver Hunt is listed, 0 0 1 0 0 / 1 1 1 0 0
On the 1811 list, there is again Abel and Oliver. The 1814 list seems to only have Abel, no son Oliver.
Abel Hunt sold out on 2 Sept 1815 (Bk 24, p.634), his 156 acres to Matthias Long, witnessed by Jeremy (Jeremiah) Baird and his son Alexander Hunt. This deed proves Alexander Hunt was born before 1800, and most likely before 1794 because of legal problems that can arise by having legal transactions that involve a minor (then established as 21).
On the 1820 Barren Co KY census, he’s 2 1 0 1 0 1 / 1 3 0 1 0
The will of Abel Hunt was dated 12 Aug 1822, but not probated until the October 1842 term of the Barren County Court. He names the following heirs: wife Elizabeth, sons Alexander, Oliver, Noah, Daniel, grandsons Alfred & Alexander Patterson, children of his daughter Hanah Hunt, daughters Joannah Hunt, Sarah Hunt, son Alemath Hunt, daughter Azubeth Hunt, son Jeremiah Hunt, son Wilson Hunt, daughter Elizabeth Hunt, son Francis Marion Hunt. It was witnessed by Andrew Baird, William E. Thompson and William Baird. In the intervening time between the will and probate, Abel and Elizabeth Hunt executed a deed on 5 Jan 1838 to Joannah Hunt, Sarah Hunt, Alemath Hunt, Azubeth Shirley widow of Moses Shirley deceased, Jeremiah B. Hunt, Wilson M. Hunt, Elizabeth Hunt, and Francis M. Hunt, being the children of said Abel and Elizabeth Hunt who now reside with them, deeding them the lands in exchange for a commitment to care for Abel and Elizabeth in their old age.
When Abel left Rowan Co, NC, he moved to Barren Co, KY where his brother Jonathan was already at. From the 1817 tax list of Barren, Abel and his son Oliver were there and Abel had 2 polls, Oliver had 1. In 1819, Oliver was gone and did not return. Abel had 2 polls and did so in 1820 also. On the 1822 list, he only has 1 poll. Then, in 1823 he had two polls. As we will show later, this is probably the case that Abel’s son Alexander left between 1820 and 1822, and in 1823 his son Daniel has joined him. The 1824 list has Abel with 2 polls, but in 1825, he has 3 polls (Abel, Daniel and Alexander returns). On the 1826 list, Abel, Alexander and Daniel are listed separately each in a group, each with 1 poll each. In 1827, Alexander has left again and only Abel and Daniel remain. In 1828 and 1829, Abel only remains (with his underage children).
On the 1830 Barren Co KY census, 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 / 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1
Alexander is also listed as 0 0 0 0 1 1 / 2 0 0 0 1
The other older son Noah Hunt appears to have left Rowan Co NC on his own and is believed to have gone to Illinois. (This is believed to be the father of Abel, born 1812 and settled in Raliegh Township, Saline Co., IL in 1833—he is buried with Abel in the Bethel Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery) Son Alexander is probably moving between Illinois and Kentucky also, and on 1 May 1846, he executed a deed from Barren County naming himself as a resident of Illinois. This was to sell his interest in his father Abel’s estate. Alexander had married based on a deed of 1 Sept 1835, Alexander and Mary Hunt to Bennett W. Terry for land in Barren County. Where Oliver went to after the move to Barren Co, where he is present on the 1817 tax list, is unknown at this time.
After Abel’s death, the family moved on to Calloway Co, Kentucky. On 8 Nov 1859, Elizabeth Hunt widow of Abel Hunt deceased, Jeremiah B. Hunt, Azubeth Shirley, F.M. Hunt, Sarah Hunt, and Elizabeth Hunt children and devisees of Abel Hunt deceased, all of Calloway County, KY to John L. Halton, the estate property.
At this point, we now turn to the first of the two interests of this assessment:
DANIEL DURHAM HUNT
Son of Abel Hunt and Joannah Baird
1 Feb 1797 / 1800, Rowan Co, NC – 7 Oct 1866, St. Charles, Bear Lake Co, ID
As discussed under his father Abel Hunt’s section, we have established that Abel did have a son named Daniel Hunt. So it remains to establish that Abel’s son Daniel Hunt is, in fact, Daniel Durham Hunt. We are very fortunate that Daniel Durham Hunt was an early member of the Mormon Church, which has from the beginning been very interested in maintaining information of their family history and personal data. This is a result of their religious beliefs – that descendents, through knowledge of their ancestors, can retroactively “seal” their ancestors to the church although the ancestors themselves are long since dead. The need, though, is to know who they were – hence the extreme interest in family history.
Establishing his membership in the church is very easy. On 28 Nov 1843, from Nauvoo Illinois (the homeplace of the church after their expulsion from Missouri, which was constitutionally illegal), the members sent a petition to the sitting U.S. Congressional House and Senate, asking for redress for the actions of the Governor of Missouri. Signatories of this petition, among many others, were Daniel D. Hunt, Susan Hunt and their children Susan P., John A., James W. and Levi B. Additionally, Daniel D. Hunt was part of the migration to Utah (Deseret) in the 1840’s, and is present on the 1850 Utah Census.
And so, at this point, we have established that Daniel Durham Hunt did exist, and that he was an early member of the Mormon Church. Now, to establish his identity as the son of Abel Hunt.
From a manuscript written by Mr. Loyn Blacker in 1984 and submitted for microfilming to the Mormon Church Archives (LDS Records microfilm #1035709), two documents of extreme importance are provided. First, what is presented as an autobiography of Daniel Durham Hunt, which will be dealt with later. Secondly, he presents a photocopy of the Patriarchal Blessing of Daniel Durham Hunt administered by John Smith (uncle of Joseph Smith the Prophet, founder of the church) at Nauvoo, IL on 18 Jan 1845. Realize that this is a **contemporary** document executed by the testimony of Daniel Durham Hunt himself, and is a copy of the **original** document which still existed in 1984. This document and a transcription is presented on the page as a linked reference. The first section reads “Nauvoo, Jany 18th 1845”, “A blessing by John Smith, Patriarch, upon the head of Daniel D., son of Abel & Joanna Hunt, born Febry 1st 1797, Roan (sic) Co., North Carolina”.
This document is as good as a baptismal or christening record, as it is a contemporary document that records a birth and parents. It conclusively proves that Daniel Durham Hunt, early Mormon Church member, was the identical Daniel Hunt, proven son of Abel Hunt through Abel’s own will.
Now we turn to Daniel Durham Hunt’s autobiography. Unfortunately, the original does not survive – only a transcription thereof which also seems to be missing the last pages as it abruptly terminates with his move to Gibson Co, TN after his marriage to Nancy Davis. While this autobiography is highly interesting and would certainly be wonderful to be available in original form and completeness, it is not a critical problem that it is not. Having said that, though, it is very interesting to note that he names Abel C. Hunt of Smith County as his cousin, and Gersham Hunt as his uncle, and it is implied that the relationship of Gersham to Abel C. is father-to-son. It is also said that Daniel Durham Hunt lived with Gersham in Smith County, TN. While I have no reason to doubt the veracity of this document, and in fact can prove the majority of the statements within it to be correct based on contemporary documents from courthouse sources, it is true the original doesn’t exist. This autobiography transcription is also provided as a linked file.
Not a problem though, because:
ABEL C. HUNT
Now proven son of Gersham Hunt, grandson of Dr. Daniel Hunt
1784, Rowan Co, NC – 15 June 1864, Smith County, TN
The proof for Abel C. Hunt is contained in an unlikely place. To get to this, we must first explain how things came to be at that point. As we established before, Daniel Durham Hunt was an early member of the Mormon Church. At this time (the early 1840’), Joseph Smith was still alive and the church was in the very early stages of development, so there wasn’t a widespread number of them outside the immediate environs of Joseph Smith’s various places of residence.
It is another fortunate situation that Abel C. Hunt was also a member of the early Mormon Church. From the Brush Creek Baptist Church records of Smith County, TN (these are available on the Smith County TN Website), it is shown that Abel and Elizabeth Hunt were members of the church through the 1830’s and into the early 1840’s. At the April 1842 meeting, “Sister Hunt” was questioned whether she had joined the “Mormonites” or not. At the May 1842 term, it was reported back that she admitted to joining and “would not think it hard if we Excluded her”.
Now it is a fact that early Baptists did not suffer other sects well. In fact, they tended to have a displeasure for them – as evidenced by the Brush Creek references to expelling “Campbellites” as well. As such, they didn’t go out of the way to familiarize themselves with the practices and customs of these other sects. Thus, the practices of Mormons would be unfamiliar to them.
Thus we find, after Abel C. Hunt had died, that his son Daniel H. Hunt brought a suit on behalf of the heirs against Jacob N. Fisher, who had purchased Abel’s farm prior to his death at a depressed value due to the Civil War being in progress. Daniel’s central claim was that Abel was unfit of mind and could not have executed a legal deed of sale. This claim is vital because, when called to provide testimony on 16 Feb 1864, Edwin Atwood stated the following (Smith Co TN Loose Chancery Court Records, file #2805):
1) That he was well acquainted with Abel Hunt during his lifetime
2) That between 1839 and 1842, “about the time the Mormons introduced themselves into that part of the country, they had frequent meetings at his (Abel’s) house”.
3) He detailed some of the church services
4) “I was present at a meeting when a Mormon preached at his house”
5) “There was several about the time the Mormons were preaching there, that joined them, that never were accused of lunacy – a portion of three families is all I recollect of – my brother’s wife, a daughter of the old man Hunt was one of them, and one of the old man Hunt’s daughters in law was another” [this would be Hannah Hunt, m. to Isaac Newton Atwood. The daughter-in-law is not certain at this time.].
Almost as important, the next witness was William Turner, who was instructed to answer the same questions just put to Edwin Atwood (they were deposed at the same time). He, like Atwood, talked about Abel’s problems with Brush Creek Church and the Mormon practices, and says he was at Brush Creek when Abel was excluded. He then states:
“The preacher Daniel Hunt a cousin of old Abel & old Abel & a man by the name of Cooper & Mrs. Cooper joined in the blowing (this refers to a practice of the church talked about earlier) – they went around blowing about the house & said the spirit was vexed. I don’t know whether that is the habit among the Mormons or not – I have some acquaintance with Cooper & Daniel Hunt – I don’t know anything to the contrary of their being men of sound minds.”
This document proves Abel C. Hunt as a cousin of Daniel Durham Hunt, who is proven as the early member – the only early member – of the Mormon Church. It is proven here that Abel C. Hunt was converted to Mormonism by Daniel Durham Hunt, who by the way, has a diary that survives of one of his missionary works in the 1840’s. The reference to “the Mormon preacher” is an indication of misunderstanding – the practice of the Mormon Church is to send its members as missionaries to the populous in pairs. To traditional Baptists, who were very particular about who could “preach” and required such persons to be voted upon by the congregation, formally appointed to the capacity, and oftentimes licensed by the county government, it would seem to such a Baptist observer that a Mormon who is “witnessing” (as it is termed) or on a formal missionary assignment (which is also a standard practice) would be the equivalent of a certified minister in the Baptist Church. The use of pairs is also a standard practice – one must “witness” the events of conversion and the missionary works of the other, thus one person going solo does not meet the spirit or requirements of the faith. Hence, in the suit, there is an unusual concern – posted to every witness – about Abel’s behavior of being a preacher, or thinking he is a preacher. It can be seen in hindsight that they simply didn’t understand some of the practices and structures of the Mormon Church.
So, we have:
1) Gersham’s records which demonstrate he had a son of the age of Abel C.
2) The old Abel’s records which demonstrate he had a son Daniel
3) Daniel’s self-testimony to the Mormon Church in Nauvoo in 1845 that he is the son of Abel and Joanna Hunt
4) Abel’s estate suit that proves he is Daniel’s cousin
5) The records showing that Gersham and Abel C. are in Smith County TN at the same time, both on Brush Creek
6) The autobiography that further solidifies these findings
The things missing are the place of death and estate papers for Gersham Hunt. Because of this, the other children of Gersham & Elizabeth Hunt cannot be established with certainty beyond the two daughters whose family records survived. This is a task the author is working on.
from The Corrected Genealogy of Col. Jonathan Hunt (1716-1782) by Mitchell J. Hunt
Excerpt of Daniel Hunt, MD of Long Island
PART 1 (first through fourth generations)
1. Daniel HUNT MD was born about 1726 in Hopewell NJ. He died in 1802 in
Rowan Co., NC. Daniel was said to have been a doctor in Trenton who
followed his brothers Jonathan and Gersham down to NC and died there in
1806. Rowan Co., Deed Records show that on 20 Feb 1767 Daniel Hunt,
“planter of Rowan Co., NC” received from Henry McCulloch, Esq., 230 acres on
both sides of Swearing Creek “known by the name of Thomas Biles old place”
for 40 pounds (quit rents excepted, but 43 pounds is acknowledged in
receipt), witnessed by Geraham Hunt and Thomas Frohock and proved by the
latter in May of 1774. Daniel obtained an additional 31 acres on 7 April
1773 on Swearing Creek and Beaver Dam Branch. On 30 August 1789, Daniel
Hunt, “while very sick and weak” made his WILL listing his wife Susanna and
children John, Gersham, Arthur, Daniel, Owen, Abel, Jonathan, Margaret, Ann,
Charity, Hannah (wife of John Green), named executors wife, son John, and
John Green. The WILL was proved in August of 1802 by Mrs. Susanna and John
Hunt by which it is assumed that if he was “very sick and weak” in 1789, he
recovered and lived another 13 years. On 10 Nov 1790 Daniel Hunt witnessed
the sale of 100 acres on Beaver Dam Fork of Swearing Creek by his daughter
and son-in-law, John and Hannah Green, to John Hollis for 100 pounds, which
land was sold to Green by the State on 4 Nov 1784. On 18 Sep 1807, Daniel’s
sons Daniel and Arthur sold to WilliamLedford 239 and 3/4 acres on both
sides of Swearing Creek near a small branch (Lenning’s Spring Branch) for
$500. his was identified as “part of the Homestread-plantation where the now
deceased Dr. Daniel Hunt lived”. He had eleven children.
He was married to Susannah GREEN about 1751 in NJ. Susannah GREEN was born
about 1730. Some postulate Susanna’s name was Green, a relative of Jeremiah
Green who m. his sister Joanna, others postulate VanCleve. (Another Dr.
Daniel m. Elenor VanCleve but he was an early settler of Hunt’s Mills in
northern NJ, presently Clinton.) Every indication is that her name was Green
but no proof. (Preponderance of evidence).. Children of Daniel HUNT MD and
Susannah GREEN were:
+2 i. John HUNT.
+3 ii. James Arthur HUNT.
4 iii. Gersham HUNT. In his father’s WILL of 1789, was
left 60 acres on Lanning’s Creek, which on 12 Oct 1809, then of SmithCo., TN
he sold to Hugh Cunningham. (Rowan County Deeds Book 21, p.622). Much more
work and information is necessary for a further story on this Gersham. His
cousins Gershom and Noah, sons of Col. Jonathan. q.v., settled also in TN,
and it appears that some of the children of their brother Enoch did also.
Subject Gersham may have been the father of the Susanna Hunt who m. John
Deadman at Rowan Co. 9 Oct 1805, and appears to be the father of Annie Hunt
who m. 20 April 1800 John Wiseman and moved with him to Smith Co., TN. Jon
Wiseman b. 24 Jan 1780, son of Jacob Wiseman, m. 20 April 1800 Annie Hunt.
He became a Baptistpreacher at Round Lick church in Smith Co., They had a
son Jonathan Wiseman b. in Rowan Co., Nc in 1804 who lived in Smith Co., and
Summer Co., TN an Elder in the Baptist church and minister in 1836. He kept
a family Bible and in this it is stated that “Anny Wiseman, consort of one
John Wiseman and daughter of Gershom Hunt departed this life on the 25th
day of July, 15 minutes past two o’clock P. M. in the year of our Lord
1842″. This is the only record found so far on this Gersham Hunt. Hunts
spread all over TN in the early 1800s and the ancestors of many of them
uncertain. An example of the problem can be found in the 1850 census of TN
in which some 190 Hunts are identified as heads of families.
+5 iv. Daniel HUNT.
6 v. Margaret HUNT. A Peggy Hunt m. Wilson McCay 31 July
1792 and a Marfgaret Hunt, said to be the sister of Gersham and dau. of Col.
Jonathan, m. Ezra Jones 10 March 1796, while other assumptions say she m. a
Chaffin. the Chaffin family was closely associated with the families of both
Col. Jonathan and Dr. Daniel. the husbands and fathers of various Margaret
Hunts have not yet been positively determined from any documentary evidence
7 vi. Ann HUNT. Maybe the Annie Hunt who m. 4 June 1791
William Ford, who was a witness to the m. of her brother Daniel to Polly
Wiseman. there was another Anne Hunt who m. John Wiseman 20 April 1800, but
she appears to be the daughter of subject’s brother Gersham.
8 vii. Charity HUNT. No further information.
+9 viii. Hannah HUNT.
10 ix. Owen HUNT. A Rowan Co., Deed of 11 Feb 1808 shows
that Owen and Jonathan Hunt of Rowan Co., sell to John Parke 263 acres “on
the waters of Potts Creek next William Miller, John Ford, crossing a branch
several times. ( but excepting 50 acres on the wqest side which John Hunt
indentured to Benjamin Hartley on 14 Oct 1804, and slso excepting the 44
acres on the north side which the said Owen and Jonathan Hunt let John Lloyd
have on 11 Feb 1808), for 169 pounds, witnessed by Robert Wilson and
Humphrey Parks and proved by Parks in Auig 1818.” this is identified
as land granted by the State to John Hunt on 10 Oct 1783 and he indentured
it to Owen and Jonathan Hunt on 16 Oct 1806. (Book 24, p.742 Rowan Co.,
Deeds.) This would appear to be the farm of John Hunt before he left for
Kentucky and left to his brothers Owen and Jonathan for disposal. This is
the only reference found with respect to Owen Hunt and it is not known what
happened to him after 1808.
+11 x. Jonathan HUNT.
+12 xi. Abel HUNT.
2. John HUNT was born in 1750 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. He died on 30
Apr 1834 in Old Hebron Cemetery near Huntsville, KY.. !He served as a
private in the N. Carolina Troops (pension rec. #S-38053). He lived in
Rowan Co., N. Carolina, during the Rev. War. Info. from: Hunts of
Tennessee, by Vance Little. According to Marcella Garnett of Nebraska
(Prodigy *VSBM60B), John Sr. married his first cousin, Charity Hunt.
Marcella also states he descends from Ralph Hunt of NY/NJ. Considerably more
info in Col. Jomathan genealogy by Mitchell Hunt. John and Charit had 10
children. Some postulate 1. Elias, but no evidence shown for this. About
1805 according to family legend, John and Charity with seven sons and three
daughters came by wagon train through the Cumberland Gap and settled in
Muhlenberg Co., KY, at Huntsville, a town named for them, where John died
30 April 1834, buried with wife at Old Hebron Cemetery near Hutsville, KY.
He was married in 1773 in Rowan Co., NC. Children of John HUNT were:
+13 i. Gersham HUNT.
+14 ii. Daniel HUNT.
+15 iii. Owen HUNT.
+16 iv. Charity HUNT.
+17 v. Jonathan HUNT.
+18 vi. John HUNT.
+19 vii. Samuel HUNT.
+20 viii. Joannah HUNT.
+21 ix. Elijah HUNT.
+22 x. Margaret HUNT “Peggy”.
3. James Arthur HUNT was born about 1768 in NJ Settlement, Rowan Co., NC.
He died in Feb 1827 in Saline Co., MO. He was also known as Arthur Hunt.
Arthur Hunt, listed in his father’s WILL of 1789(proved 1802), which states
that Arthur and his brother Daniel had “each their 200 acres”. He married
19 March 1798 Elizabeth Wilson (bond signed by his brother-in-law, John
Green) who must have died soon afterwards because he m. 2d 17 Sept 1791
Jinny Whitaker (signed by Peter Whitaker). On 18 Sep 1807, with his brother
Daniel, Arthur sold 239 acres and 3/4 acres on both sides of Swearing Creek
near Lenning’s Spring Branch to William Ledford, for $50, all living in
Rowan Co. at that time. this was identified as part of the homestead
plantation where the now deceased Daniel Hunt lived. It has been said that
Arthur Hunt was living in Buncombe Co., NC in 1800 and moved to MO in 1818
and had son John. Little had been found on Arthur and his family until May
1996 and he was presumed to have moved west. -Mitchell J. Hunt. Col.
>From another source, Judy Lee Covey Poulton-provided by Robert Hunt of
Abilene, “Athur Hunt and nephew Oliver Hunt moved to Saline Co., MO in 1818
and settled on a prarie farm near Napton’s Bridge on the Blackwater. Later
he moved the family to the Dr. Smith farm which they purchased and farmed
for many years. Arthur and Jenny were buried on the Farm.Arthur Hunt, listed
in his father’s will of 1789 (proved 1802), which states that Arthur and his
brother Daniel had “each their 200 acres”. He married 19 March 1798
Elizabeth Wilson (bond signed by his brother-in-law, John Green) who must
have died soon afterwards because he m. 2d 17 Sept 1791 Jinny Whitaker
(signed by Peter Whitaker). On 18 Sep 1807, with his brother Daniel, Arthur
sold 239 acres and 3/4 acres on both sides of Swearing Creek near Lenning’s
Spring Branch to William Ledford, for $50, all living in Rowan Co. at that
time. This was identified as part of the homestead plantation where the now
deceased Daniel Hunt lived. It has been said that Arthur Hunt was living in
Buncombe Co., NC in 1800 and moved to MO in 1818 and had son John. Little
had been found on Arthur and his family until May 1996 and he was presumed
to have moved west. -Mitchell J. Hunt, Col. Jonathan Genealogy-1994.
He was married to Elizabeth WILSON on 19 Mar 1790 in prob. NC. Elizabeth
WILSON died before Sep 1791 in Rowan Co. NC. She must have died soon
afterwards because he remarried in Sept 1791. James Arthur HUNT and
Elizabeth WILSON had no known children.
He was married to Mary Jenny (Jinny) WHITAKER on 17 Sep 1791 in Rowan Co.
NC. Mary Jenny (Jinny) WHITAKER was born on 3 Jan 1775 in Lexington, Rowan
Co., NC. She died in 1832 in Saline Co., MO. Children of James Arthur HUNT
and Mary Jenny (Jinny) WHITAKER were:
23 i. Daniel HUNT was born about 1792 in Rowan Co., NC.
24 ii. Susannah (Susan) HUNT born about 1793, Rowan Co., NC.
25 iii. Jonathan HUNT was born about 1794 in Rowan Co., NC.
+26 iv. Mary HUNT.
+27 v. James Arthur HUNT Jr..
28 vi. Marann HUNT was born about 1803 in Buncombe Co., NC.
+29 vii. John HUNT.
+30 viii. William HUNT.
+31 ix. Humphrey HUNT.
+32 x. Johnson HUNT.
5. Daniel HUNT was born about 1770. He died after 1850 in Scott Co., AR.
Daniel Hunt and Polly lived first in Rowan Co., NC thence to Muhlenberg Co.,
KY and then Orange Co., IN and finally Scott Co., AR. They had at least
He was married to Mary (Polly) WISEMAN on 6 Jan 1797 in Rowan Co., NC. Mary
was dau. of William and Ann(?) Wiseman. Mary (Polly) WISEMAN was born in
1780 in Rowan Co. NC. She died before 1850 in Scott Co., AR. Children of
Daniel HUNT and Mary (Polly) WISEMAN were:
+33 i. Wilson HUNT.
9. Hannah HUNT.
She was married to John GREEN on 16 Jan 1779. Hannah HUNT and John GREEN
had no known children.
11. Jonathan HUNT was born in 1760 in Rowan Co. NC. He died in 1845 in
Morgan Co., MO. Aside from the Deed reference with brother Owen (see Owen
Hunt, breother of Jonathan), no further record on him has been found in
Rowan Co., NC. For DAR records and family information see Col. Jonathan
He was married to Ailsey BERRY in prob. Rowan Co. NC. Jonathan HUNT and
Ailsey BERRY had no known children.
12. Abel HUNT. Abel son of Daniel Hunt MD #502 m. 2d 17 Feb 1787 “Duenna”
(Susanna)Beard Rowan Co., NC. He was in Rowan Co., in 1790 and 1800 censuses
and a Rowan Co., tax list in 1790. He is reported to have had son Abel b.
between 1777 and 1783 who m. 5 Sept 1816 Elizabeth F. Bell in Wilson Co.,
TN and had children Levi, Jane, and Patterson. Nothing further has been
found of the father Abel who may be the Abel Hunt who appears in the 1820
census of Barren Co., KY with a wife, sour sones (two youngest under 10),
and four daughters under 16. An Abel, apparently the same with four sons and
four daughters also appears in the 1830 census of Barren Co., but was not
found in 1840 nor thereafter. He was married to Duenna (Susanna) BEARD on
17 Feb 1787 in Rowan Co. NC.1 2d wife of Abel. First wife not discovered.
Abel HUNT and Duenna (Susanna) BEARD had no known children.
13. Gersham HUNT was born in 1774 in Rowan Co., NC.
He was married to Lucy THOMAS in 1801. Lucy THOMAS was born about 1780.
This info from Vance Little’s, Hunts of Tennessee. Gersham HUNT and Lucy
THOMAS had no known children.
14. Daniel HUNT was born on 25 Feb 1776 in Rowan Co., NC. He died on 19
Jul 1849. Daniel and Elizabeth had 8 children; Amey, Susannah, Lucy,
Gersham, Henry, Nancy Selah and John. John m. /Ann Jenkins 20 Nov 1821 and
had a large family.
He was married to Elizabeth COATS on 10 May 1798. Elizabeth COATS was born
about 1778. She died on 25 Sep 1845. Daniel HUNT and Elizabeth COATS had
no known children.
15. Owen HUNT was born on 17 Feb 1778 in Rowan Co., NC. He died on 4 Mar
1850 in “Old Hebron” KY.
He was married to Mary (Polly) LLOYD on 28 Sep 1808 in Prob. Rowan Co..
Mary (Polly) LLOYD was born about 1778. Owen HUNT and Mary (Polly) LLOYD
had no known children.
16. Charity HUNT was born in 1780 in Rowan Co., NC.
She was married to Jesse DAVIS on 16 Mar 1799 in Prob. Rowan Co., NC. Jesse
DAVIS was born about 1778. Charity HUNT and Jesse DAVIS had no known
17. Jonathan HUNT was born on 7 Apr 1783 in Rowan Co., NC. He died on 24
Oct 1852 in Old Hebron Cemetery near Huntsville, KY..
He was married to Nancy LARENS on 11 Nov 1804 in Prob. Rowan Co., NC. Nancy
LARENS was born about 1714. Jonathan HUNT and Nancy LARENS had no known
18. John HUNT was born on 15 Mar 1785 in Rowan Co., NC. He died on 10 Jan
1857 in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah.
He was married to Jane COATS on 1 Feb 1810 in KY. Jane COATS was born about
1790. John HUNT and Jane COATS had no known children.
19. Samuel HUNT was born in 1787 in Rowan Co., NC.
He was married to Peggy MABETT on 19 Jul 1804 in Prob. Rowan Co., NC. Peggy
MABETT was born about 1784. Samuel HUNT and Peggy MABETT had no known
20. Joannah HUNT was born on 23 Feb 1791 in Rowan Co., NC.
She was married to unknown WHITTAKER about 1813 in Prob. Rowan Co., NC.
unknown WHITTAKER was born about 1790. Joannah HUNT and unknown WHITTAKER
had no known children.
David ENGLE was born about 1790. Joannah HUNT and David ENGLE had no known
She was married to David ENGLER about 1815. Joannah HUNT and David ENGLER
had no known children.
21. Elijah HUNT was born on 23 Feb 1793 in Rowan Co., NC.
He was married to Lucy HORNER in 1816 in Prob. Rowan Co., NC. Lucy HORNER
was born about 1795. Elijah HUNT and Lucy HORNER had no known children.
22. Margaret HUNT “Peggy” was born in 1795 in Rowan Co., NC.
She was married to James WOOD in 1825 in Prob. Rowan Co., NC. James WOOD
was born about 1793. Margaret HUNT “Peggy” and James WOOD had no known
26. Mary HUNT was born about 1796 in Rowan Co., NC.
Mary HUNT and Ambrose WILLIAMS had no known children.
27. James Arthur HUNT Jr. was born between 1797 and 1800. He died between
1840 and 1850 in Saline Co., MO.
He was married to Margaret HUNT on 10 Nov 1825 in Cooper Co., MO. James
Arthur HUNT Jr. and Margaret HUNT had no known children.
29. John HUNT was born on 15 Jan 1807 in Buncumbe Co., NC. He died on 22
Jan 1892 in Longwood, Saline Co., MO. He was buried on 22 Jan 1892 in
Longwood, Saline Co., MO.
He was married to Elizabeth HEAD between 1833 and 1836 in MO. Elizabeth
HEAD was born in 1816 in Howard Co., MO. She died on 22 Dec 1870 in Saline
Co., MO. She was buried in Marshall, Saline Co., MO, 12 mi. south.
Children of John HUNT and Elizabeth HEAD were:
+34 i. Simon Peter HUNT.
35 ii. Sarah Jane HUNT was born on 5 May 1839 in Saline Co.,
MO. She died on 22 Apr 1892 in Saline Co., MO. She was buried in Saline
36 iii. Charles HUNT was born about 1841 in Saline Co., MO.
He died about 1842 in Saline Co., MO.
37 iv. Mary K. HUNT was born 17 Apr 1848 in Saline Co., MO.
She died on 19 Feb 1851 in Saline Co., MO. She was buried in Saline Co..
30. William HUNT was born on 11 Apr 1809 in Buncombe Co., NC. He died on
29 Aug 1879 in Henry Co., MO. He was buried in Henry Co., MO, Stones Chapel.
He was married to Priscilla COVEY on 6 Aug 1848 in Pettis Co., MO.
Priscilla COVEY was born on 6 Dec 1825 in Knox Co., TN. She died on 27 Feb
1923 in Urich, Henry Co., MO. She was buried in White Oak, Henry Co., ,
Meth. Ch. Cem.. Children of William HUNT and Priscilla COVEY were:
38 i. Nancy Hester HUNT was born in 1851 in Saline Co., MO.
39 ii. John M. HUNT was born in 1852 in Saline Co., MO.
40 iii. Enoch J. HUNT was born in 1855 in Saline Co., MO.
41 iv. Susan P. HUNT was born on 12 Mar 1857 in Henry Co.,
MO. She died on 17 Jan 1874 in Henry Co., MO. She was buried in Henry Co.,
42 v. Martha J. HUNT was born in 1859 in AR.
43 vi. Joseph L. HUNT was born 15 Feb 1861 in Henry Co.,MO.
He died on 14 Apr 1900 in Henry Co., MO. He was buried in Urich, , MO, White
44 vii. William Robert HUNT.
45 viii. George Jacob HUNT was born on 16 Jun 1865 in Henry
Co., MO. He died on 6 Aug 1916 in Henry Co., MO.
46 ix. Edwin Benefield HUNT was born on 20 Oct 1868 in
Henry Co., MO. He died in 1950 in Urich, Henry Co., MO. He was buried in
Piper, , MO, White Oak Meth C.
47 x. Elizabeth C. HUNT was born in Henry Co., MO.
48 xi. Lora HUNT was born in Jan 1879 in Henry Co., MO.
She died on 16 Aug 1879 in Henry Co., MO. She was buried in Henry Co., ,
Children of William HUNT and Elizabeth JACKSON were:
49 i. Mary HUNT was born in 1837 in Saline Co., MO.
50 ii. William Harrison HUNT was born on 16 Feb 1841 in
Saline Co., MO. He died on 3 Jan 1924 in Deepwater, Henry, MO.
+51 iii. James W. HUNT.
31. Humphrey HUNT was born in 1810 in Buncombe Co., NC. He died in Dec
1865 in Harrisonville, Cass Co., MO.
He was married to Nancy BURRIS on 9 May 1834 in Jackson Co., MO. Humphrey
HUNT and Nancy BURRIS had no known children.
32. Johnson HUNT was born on 28 Apr 1813 in KY. He died on 5 Sep 1895 in
Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co., TX. He was buried in Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co., TX.
He was married to Martha Ellen (Patsey) COVEY on 18 Feb 1836 in Blackwater,
Saline Co., MO. Martha Ellen (Patsey) COVEY was born on 27 Jan 1818 in Knox
Co., TN. She died on 13 Oct 1895 in Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co., TX. She was
buried in Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co., TX. Children of Johnson HUNT and Martha
Ellen (Patsey) COVEY were:
+52 i. Alydia (Lydia) HUNT.
+53 ii. Mary HUNT.
+54 iii. William HUNT.
55 iv. Nancy HUNT was born on 27 Jan 1841 in Millwood,
Collin Co., TX. She died on 14 Mar 1871 in Millwood, Collin Co., TX. She
was buried in Millwood, Saline Co., MO, Millwood. She has reference number
+56 v. Enoch HUNT.
+57 vi. Martha (Puss) HUNT.
33. Wilson HUNT was born between 1810 and 1820 in Orange County IN. Had
He was married to Martha Ann Eliza CAIN on 25 Dec 1834 in Vermillion Co IN.
Martha Ann Eliza CAIN was born about 1815 in KY. Children of Wilson HUNT
and Martha Ann Eliza CAIN were:
58 i. Ransom HUNT.
34. Simon Peter HUNT was born on 6 Apr 1837 in Saline Co., MO. He died on
5 Nov 1910 in Saline Co., MO. He was buried in Saline Co., MO.
He was married to Martha (Puss) HUNT on 8 Feb 1867 in Collin Co., TX.
Martha (Puss) HUNT was born on 19 Jan 1844 in Blackwater, Saline Co., MO.
She died on 15 Aug 1896 in Longwood, Saline Co., MO. She was buried in
Longwood, , MO, Longwood. Children of Simon Peter HUNT and Martha (Puss)
59 i. Mary Francis (Molly) HUNT was born on 6 Dec 1867 in
Saline Co., MO. She died on 21 May 1926 in Fresno, Fresno Co., CA. She was
buried in Fresno, , CA.
60 ii. Nannie Grace HUNT was born on 12 May 1869 in Saline
Co., MO. She died on 4 Mar 1951.
61 iii. Carrie Lee HUNT was born on 26 Feb 1872 in Saline
Co., MO. She died on 14 Jun 1916 in Saline Co., MO. She was buried in
51. James W. HUNT was born on 17 Feb 1844 in Saline Co., MO. He died on 7
Apr 1901 in Henry Co., MO. He was buried in Urich, , MO, White Oak Cem..
He was married to Mary Jane HAWKINS on 26 Mar 1863. James W. HUNT and Mary
Jane HAWKINS had no known children.
52. Alydia (Lydia) HUNT was born on 20 Apr 1837 in Blackwater, Saline Co.,
MO. She died on 10 Jun 1915 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. She was buried in
Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, Oakland.
She was married to Marcus L. (Mark) HODGES on 23 Aug 1853 in Saline Co., MO.
Marcus L. (Mark) HODGES was born in Jun 1833 in TN. He died on 10 Mar 1910
in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. He was buried in Dallas, , , Oakland Cem..
Children of Alydia (Lydia) HUNT and Marcus L. (Mark) HODGES were:
62 i. Frank H. HODGES was born on 28 May 1854 in
Blackwater, Saline Co., MO. He died on 31 May 1868 in Blackwater, Saline
Co., MO. He was buried in Hunt Cem..
63 ii. Mary Lou HODGES was born on 18 Mar 1856 in
Blackwater, Saline Co., MO. She died on 16 Oct 1874 in Blackwater, Saline
Co., MO. She was buried in Hunt Cem..
64 iii. Charles Oscar HODGES was born on 27 Nov 1859 in
Blackwater, Saline Co., MO. He died on 17 Aug 1938 in Dallas, Dallas Co.,
TX. He was buried in Dallas, , , Oakland Cem..
65 iv. Lee Ella HODGES was born on 15 Oct 1861 in
Blackwater, Saline Co., MO. She died on 2 Apr 1933 in Dallas, Dallas Co.,
TX. She was buried in Dallas, , , Oakland Cem..
53. Mary HUNT was born on 29 Jul 1838 in Blackwater, Saline Co., MO. She
died on 22 Nov 1926 in Mesquite, Dona Ana Co., NM. She was buried in
Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co., TX.
She was married to James Henry LOCKNEY on 23 May 1853 in Blackwater, Saline
Co., MO. James Henry LOCKNEY was born in 1825 in Fluvanna Co., VA. He died
on 7 Nov 1899 in Memphis, Hall Co., TX. He was buried in Memphis, , ,
Memphis Cem.. Children of Mary HUNT and James Henry LOCKNEY were:
66 i. Martha Nova LOCKNEY was born in 1854 in Blackwater,
Saline Co., MO. She died in 1855 in Blackwater, Saline Co., MO. She was
buried in Blackwater, , , EAF Witcher Cem..
67 ii. Johnson Frederick (Johntie) LOCKNEY was born on 25
Apr 1856 in Blackwater, Saline Co., MO. He died on 22 Feb 1940 in Silver
City, Grant Co., NM. He was buried in Silver City, , , Silver City Cem..
+68 iii. Lydia Leteria (Cissy) LOCKNEY.
69 iv. Katie M. LOCKNEY was born on 20 Feb 1873 in
Millwood, Collin Co., TX. She died on 22 Jan 1888 in Haskell, Haskell Co.,
TX. She was buried in Haskell, , , Willow Cem..
54. William HUNT was born on 17 Oct 1839 in Blackwater, Saline Co., MO.
He died on 7 May 1899 in Elk City, Beckham Co., OK. He was buried in
Cheyenne, Roger Mills Co., OK, Cheyenne Cem.
He was married to Elizabeth M. (Lizzie) RAMSEY on 24 Mar 1867 in Saline Co.,
MO. Elizabeth M. (Lizzie) RAMSEY was born on 9 Jan 1845 in Saline Co., MO.
She died on 22 Jan 1929. She was buried in Cheyenne, Roger Mills Co., OK,
City Cemetery. Children of William HUNT and Elizabeth M. (Lizzie) RAMSEY
+70 i. Margaret Livinia (Vinnie) HUNT.
+71 ii. Robert Lester (Lester) HUNT.
+72 iii. Cora Edna HUNT.
+73 iv. William Frank (Frank) HUNT.
+74 v. Martha Jeannette (Mattie\Tommie) HUNT.
+75 vi. Irving E. HUNT.
+76 vii. Enoch Simon (Deacon_Nuck) HUNT.
77 viii. Wallace Higging HUNT was born on 22 Aug 1885. He
died on 2 Feb 1886 in Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co., TX.
56. Enoch HUNT was born on 30 May 1842 in Blackwater, Saline Co., MO. He
died on 12 Mar 1882 in Taylor Co., TX. He was buried in Buffalo Gap, Taylor
Co., TX, Buffalo Gap.
He was married to Martha Ellen COVEY on 29 Jul 1862 in Collin Co, TX.
Martha Ellen COVEY was born in 1844 in Saline Co., MO. She died in 1875 in
Collin Co., TX. She was buried in Millwood, Collin Co.. Children of Enoch
HUNT and Martha Ellen COVEY were:
78 i. Willie O. HUNT was born on 30 May 1863 in Millwood,
Collin Co., TX. He died on 1 Jul 1864 in Millwood, Collin Co., TX. He was
buried in Millwood, Collin Co., TX, Millwood.
+79 ii. Lee Ella HUNT.
+80 iii. Alonzo G (Lonnie) HUNT.
+81 iv. Charles Meno HUNT.
57. Martha (Puss) HUNT was born on 19 Jan 1844 in Blackwater, Saline Co.,
MO. She died on 15 Aug 1896 in Longwood, Saline Co., MO. She was buried in
Longwood, , MO, Longwood.
She was married to Simon Peter HUNT on 8 Feb 1867 in Collin Co., TX. Simon
Peter HUNT was born on 6 Apr 1837 in Saline Co., MO. He died on 5 Nov 1910
in Saline Co., MO. He was buried in Saline Co., MO. Children of Martha
(Puss) HUNT and Simon Peter HUNT were:
59 i. Mary Francis (Molly) HUNT.
60 ii. Nannie Grace HUNT.
61 iii. Carrie Lee HUNT.
A Corrected Genealogy of Col. Jonathan Hunt (1716-1782) and his Rowan Co.,
North Carolina Siblings and their Descendants by Mitchell J. Hunt
68. Lydia Leteria (Cissy) LOCKNEY was born on 28 Aug 1858 in Blackwater,
Saline Co., MO. She died on 24 Nov 1887 in Haskell, Haskell Co., TX.
She was married to William Lefredge COVEY in Sep 1875 in TX. William
Lefredge COVEY was born on 8 Apr 1855 in 5th Dist., KS. He died on 29 Jan
1940 in Amarillo, Potter Co., TX. Children of Lydia Leteria (Cissy) LOCKNEY
and William Lefredge COVEY were:
82 i. Willie COVEY was born on 24 Apr 1882. He died on 14
May 1883. He was buried in Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co., TX, Buffalo Gap.
83 ii. Denie COVEY was born about 1883 in Haskell, Haskell
+84 iii. William Rouse COVEY.
70. Margaret Livinia (Vinnie) HUNT was born on 25 Jan 1868 in Collin Co.,
TX. She died on 20 Jan 1892 in Tucumcari, , NM, plains area, near.
She was married to James Adolphus (Dolly) KIMSEY on 1 May 1887. James
Adolphus (Dolly) KIMSEY was born in Perry Co., IL. He died in Strong City,
OK. Margaret Livinia (Vinnie) HUNT and James Adolphus (Dolly) KIMSEY had
no known children.
71. Robert Lester (Lester) HUNT was born on 22 Jun 1870 in McKinney,
Collin Co., TX. He died on 7 Apr 1946 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills Co., OK. He
was buried in Cheyenne, , , City Cemetery.
He was married to Margaret (Maggie) Ellen MOORE on 17 Sep 1902 in Cheyenne,
, OK. Margaret (Maggie) Ellen MOORE was born in 1876. She died on 13 May
1921. Children of Robert Lester (Lester) HUNT and Margaret (Maggie) Ellen
+85 i. Jeffa Willie HUNT.
+86 ii. Anita Elizabeth HUNT.
+87 iii. Roberta Leslie HUNT.
72. Cora Edna HUNT was born on 6 Apr 1872 in Collin Co., TX. She died on
2 Oct 1953 in Sayre, Beckham Co., OK. She was buried in Sayre.
She was married to Charlie Beavers THOMPSON on 7 Dec 1890. Children of
Cora Edna HUNT and Charlie Beavers THOMPSON were:
+88 i. Florence Rhea THOMPSON.
+89 ii. Marcella Elizabeth THOMPSON.
73. William Frank (Frank) HUNT was born on 16 Jul 1874 in Collin Co., TX.
He died on 24 Sep 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. He was buried
in Elk City.
He was married to Mary E. MALEY on 17 Dec 1909 in Elk City, Beckham Co., OK.
Children of William Frank (Frank) HUNT and Mary E. MALEY were:
+90 i. William Frank Jr. HUNT.
74. Martha Jeannette (Mattie\Tommie) HUNT was born on 16 Jun 1876 in TX.
She died on 17 Dec 1952 in Elk City, Beckham Co., OK. She was buried in
Elk City, , , Fairtown Cem..
She was married to Arthur Leslie (Bob) THURMOND on 24 Jan 1897 in Cheyenne,
OK. Children of Martha Jeannette (Mattie\Tommie) HUNT and Arthur Leslie
(Bob) THURMOND were:
91 i. Flora THURMOND.
92 ii. Gail THURMOND.
93 iii. A. L. THURMOND.
75. Irving E. HUNT was born on 11 Dec 1878 in Coleman Co., TX. He died on
31 Oct 1938 in Shattuck, Ellis, OK. He was buried in Cheyenne, , OK,
He was married to Lottie KILLOUGH on 25 Jan 1904 in Cheyenne, , OK. Children
of Irving E. HUNT and Lottie KILLOUGH were:
94 i. Will Irving (Bill) HUNT.
+95 ii. Opal May HUNT.
76. Enoch Simon (Deacon_Nuck) HUNT was born on 29 Dec 1882 in Buffalo Gap,
Taylor Co., TX. He died on 14 Sep 1975 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills Co., OK.
He was buried in Clinton, , OK, Clinton.
He was married to Grace Gertrude MURPHY on 2 Oct 1913 in Oklahoma City, , OK
Grace Gertrude MURPHY was born on 29 Jun 1887 in Astoria, , IL. She died on
1 Apr 1972. She was buried in Clinton, , OK, Murphy/Maley Cem. Children of
Enoch Simon (Deacon_Nuck) HUNT and Grace Gertrude MURPHY were:
+96 i. Everett James HUNT.
+97 ii. Helen Rosella HUNT.
79. Lee Ella HUNT was born on 22 Oct 1866 in Millwood, Collin Co., TX. She
died on 1 Jan 1951 in Abilene, Taylor, TX. She was buried in Abilene,
She was married to Horace Oliver WOOTEN on 17 Oct 1888 in Moro, Taylor Co.,
TX. Horace Oliver WOOTEN was born on 15 Jun 1865 in Tyler, Smith Co., TX.
He died on 2 Dec 1947 in Abilene, , TX. He was buried in Abilene, I.O.O.F..
Children of Lee Ella HUNT and Horace Oliver WOOTEN were:
+98 i. Enoch Oliver WOOTEN.
+99 ii. Ina Dale WOOTEN.
+100 iii. Ona WOOTEN.
+101 iv. Horace Wesley WOOTEN.
+102 v. Merle WOOTEN.
+103 vi. Sterling H. WOOTEN.
80. Alonzo G (Lonnie) HUNT was born on 10 Aug 1869 in Collin Co., TX. He
died on 27 Oct 1900 in White Oaks, Lincoln, NM. He was buried in White
Oaks, Lincoln, NM.
He was married to Rosa BIVINS on 2 Jul 1888 in Taylor Co., TX. Rosa BIVINS
was born on 20 Feb 1872. She died on 3 Jul 1956 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo,
NM. Children of Alonzo G (Lonnie) HUNT and Rosa BIVINS were:
104 i. Bettie Lora HUNT was born on 25 May 1889. She died
on 7 Dec 1944.
105 ii. G. Alvin HUNT was born on 21 Mar 1891. He died on
26 Oct 1932.
+106 iii. Nancy Ellen HUNT.
107 iv. Jack HUNT was born on 2 May 1895. He died on 5 Dec
1964 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM.
+108 v. Beatrice HUNT.
81. Charles Meno HUNT was born on 13 Jan 1872 in Collin Co., TX. He died
on 21 Dec 1956 in Bradshaw, Taylor Co., TX. He was buried in Bradshaw, ,TX.
He was married to Julia Ann BREWER on 6 Nov 1892 in Moro, Taylor Co., Texas.
He was divorced from Julia Ann BREWER. Julia Ann BREWER was born on 18 Jan
1872 in Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX. She died on 29 Dec 1946 in Abilene,
Taylor Co., TX. She was buried in Bradshaw, , TX. Children of Charles
Meno HUNT and Julia Ann BREWER were:
+109 i. Ocie Lee HUNT.
+110 ii. Ethan Wayne HUNT.
+111 iii. Martha Cozette HUNT.
112 iv. Eva HUNT was born on 19 Apr 1899 in Moro, Taylor
Co., TX. She died on 9 Nov 1900 in Bluff Creek, Taylor Co., TX. She was
buried in Bluff Creek, , TX.
113 v. Opal Leffa HUNT was born on 5 Feb 1902 in Bluff
Creek, Taylor Co., TX.
84. William Rouse COVEY was born on 16 Oct 1886 in Haskell, Haskell Co.,
TX. He died on 16 Jan 1969 in Prescott, Yavapi Co., AZ.
He was married to Susan Amanda JOHNSON on 15 Oct 1912 in Vernon, Wilbarger
Co., TX. Susan Amanda JOHNSON was born on 31 Aug 1893 in Hillsboro, Hill
Co., TX. Children of William Rouse COVEY and Susan Amanda JOHNSON were:
+114 i. Alton Julius COVEY.
85. Jeffa Willie HUNT was born on 6 Jun 1903. She died on 20 Jan 1988.
Dean Von CROSS was born on 4 Feb 1896. He died on 6 May 1984. Children of
Jeffa Willie HUNT and Dean Von CROSS were:
115 i. Lester Dean CROSS.
86. Anita Elizabeth HUNT was born on 16 Jun 1907. She died on 26 Dec 1969.
James Merle LESTER was born on 29 Jul 1901. He died on 3 Jun 1952.
Children of Anita Elizabeth HUNT and James Merle LESTER were:
116 i. James Murl (Hotshot) LESTER was born on 6 Apr 1927.
He died on 23 Sep 1960.
117 ii. Margie Beth LESTER.
87. Roberta Leslie HUNT was born on 7 Aug 1914. She died on 14 Mar 1989.
Clifford Wayne (Spec) LESTER was born on 8 Jul 1909. He died on 13 Aug
1995. Children of Roberta Leslie HUNT and Clifford Wayne (Spec) LESTER were:
118 i. Leslie Gwen LESTER.
88. Florence Rhea THOMPSON.
Fredrick Rhea HOLMES was born on 8 Feb 1876. He died on 12 Jan 1942.
Children of Florence Rhea THOMPSON and Fredrick Rhea HOLMES were:
119 i. Freddie HOLMES.
89. Marcella Elizabeth THOMPSON was born on 19 Dec 1899. She died on 24
She was married to Ray Foster PURDY on 15 Jan 1922. Ray Foster PURDY was
born on 28 Jun 1900. He died on 21 Jan 1992. Children of Marcella
Elizabeth THOMPSON and Ray Foster PURDY were:
120 i. Billie Marcella PURDY.
90. William Frank Jr. HUNT was born on 16 Aug 1921 in Elk City, , OK. He
died on 24 Jul 1990. He was buried in Elk City, , OK, Fair Lawn Cem..
Children of William Frank Jr. HUNT and Betty Jane ALLEN were:
121 i. Mary Francis (Francie) HUNT was born on 23 Apr 1950.
122 ii. William Franklin (Bo) HUNT was born on 6 Aug 1951.
123 iii. Julie Jane HUNT was born on 2 May 1955.
He was married to Nola Johnson POTTER on 2 May 1969. Children of William
Frank Jr. HUNT and Nola Johnson POTTER were:
124 i. Russell (Rusty) HUNT was born on 15 Aug 1961.
125 ii. Mitzie Kay HUNT was born on 3 Dec 1969.
95. Opal May HUNT was born on 28 Oct 1907.
She was married to Al HAMMOND on 15 Jun 1924. Al HAMMOND was born on 8 Feb
1905. He died on 11 Oct 1980. Children of Opal May HUNT and Al HAMMOND
126 i. Irvin Monroe HAMMOND was born on 15 Jun 1934. He
died on 7 Jul 1969.
127 ii. Loyd HAMMOND.
96. Everett James HUNT was born on 2 Jul 1916. He died on 5 Sep 1946.
Lena Marie ANDREWS was born in 1921. Children of Everett James HUNT and
Lena Marie ANDREWS were:
128 i. Patricia Ann HUNT.
97. Helen Rosella HUNT was born on 7 Jan 1918.
She was married to Asa Russell MALEY on 1 Sep 1942. Asa Russell MALEY was
born on 27 Aug 1915. Children of Helen Rosella HUNT and Asa Russell MALEY
+129 i. Asa Hunt MALEY.
98. Enoch Oliver WOOTEN was born on 14 Jul 1889 in Taylor Co., TX. He died
on 15 Jun 1926 in Ft. Worth, , TX. He was buried in Abilene.
He was married to Cornelia Matilda (Connie) HARRIS on 19 Oct 1910 in
Longmont, Boulder Co., CO. Cornelia Matilda (Connie) HARRIS was born on 17
Jan 1891 in Longmont, Boulder Co., CO. She died on 5 Jun 1982 in Houston,
Harris Co., TX. She was buried in Abilene, , , Elmwood. Children of Enoch
Oliver WOOTEN and Cornelia Matilda (Connie) HARRIS were:
+130 i. Roberta Elizabeth WOOTEN.
131 ii. Harris Oliver WOOTEN was born on 26 Feb 1914 in
Abilene, , TX. He died on 22 May 1929 in Abilene, , TX. He was buried in
Abilene, , , Elmwood.
132 iii. Connie Catherine WOOTEN was born on 23 Jan 1916 in
Stanford, Jones Co., TX. She died on 22 May 1918 in Abilene, , TX. She was
buried in Abilene, , , Elmwood.
+133 iv. Bourdon Don WOOTEN.
+134 v. William James WOOTEN.
99. Ina Dale WOOTEN was born on 6 Mar 1893 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. She
died on 13 May 1990 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. She was buried in Abilene,
She was married to Alvin Theodore (Jitney) JONES on 21 Dec 1916 in Abilene,
Taylor Co., TX. Alvin Theodore (Jitney) JONES was born on 1 Jul 1895 in
Hood Co., TX. He died on 29 May 1928 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. He was
buried in Abilene, , , I.O.O.F.. Children of Ina Dale WOOTEN and Alvin
Theodore (Jitney) JONES were:
+135 i. Earl Wooten JONES.
136 ii. Robert Alvin JONES was born on 3 Oct 1919 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. He died on 28 Mar 1923 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
He was buried in Abilene, , , I.O.O.F..
100. Ona WOOTEN was born on 3 Feb 1895 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. She
died on 7 Mar 1979. She was buried in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, Greenwood
Children of Ona WOOTEN and Claude Shelby LEE were:
137 i. Sarah Ruth LEE was born on 4 Jan 1916 in Abilene,
Taylor Co., TX. She was buried in Abilene, , , Elmwood.
138 ii. Claude Shelby LEE Jr. was born on 23 Jul 1922 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
101. Horace Wesley WOOTEN was born on 15 Jun 1900 in Abilene, Taylor Co.,
TX. He died on 21 Jan 1988 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. He was buried in
Abilene, , , Elmwood.
He was married to Minnie (Lady) NICHOLDS on 24 Jul 1920. Minnie (Lady)
NICHOLDS was born on 30 Aug 1897 in Austin, Travis Co., TX. She died on 27
Apr 1948 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. She was buried in Abilene, , ,
Elmwood. Children of Horace Wesley WOOTEN and Minnie (Lady) NICHOLDS were:
139 i. Horace Hollis WOOTEN was born on 21 Nov 1921 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. He died on 13 Sep 1938. He was buried in Abilene,
, , Elmwood.
140 ii. Sarah Katherine WOOTEN was born on 13 Jan 1927 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
Horace Wesley WOOTEN and Flora D. BROWN had no known children.
102. Merle WOOTEN was born on 8 Dec 1903 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
She was married to William Samford THOMAS on 8 Sep in Dallas, Dallas Co.,
TX. William Samford THOMAS was born on 8 Dec 1903 in Abilene, Taylor Co.,
TX. Children of Merle WOOTEN and William Samford THOMAS were:
141 i. William Samford THOMAS Jr. was born on 31 Mar 1925
in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
103. Sterling H. WOOTEN was born on 18 Sep 1909 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
He died on 4 Dec 1948 in Humble, , TX. He was buried in Abilene, , ,
He was married to Georgiana AMYX on 16 Mar 1931. Georgiana AMYX was born
on 5 Sep 1910 in Chanute, , KS. She died on 4 Dec 1948 in Humble, , TX.
She was buried on 7 Dec 1948 in Abilene, , , Elmwood. Children of Sterling
H. WOOTEN and Georgiana AMYX were:
142 i. Georgiana (Ann) WOOTEN was born on 27 Oct 1932 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
143 ii. Barbara Marie WOOTEN was born on 27 Aug 1934 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
106. Nancy Ellen HUNT was born on 25 Feb 1893. She died on 15 Oct 1966.
She was married to Alonzo CLAY in 1911 in OK. She was divorced from Alonzo
CLAY. Alonzo CLAY died in 1961. Children of Nancy Ellen HUNT and Alonzo
144 i. Earl CLAY died before 1976 in WA.
145 ii. Elmer CLAY.
146 iii. Douglas CLAY.
+147 iv. Thelma CLAY.
She was married to Albert WROLSON about 1929. Children of Nancy Ellen HUNT
and Albert WROLSON were:
148 i. Verna WROLSON was born about 1931.
149 ii. Ruth WROLSON.
150 iii. Dorothy WROLSON.
151 iv. Jean WROLSON.
152 v. Edna WROLSON.
108. Beatrice HUNT was born on 27 Aug 1897 in Elk City, Roger Mills, OK.
She died on 16 Oct 1973 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM. She was buried in
She was married to John Andrew GRAHAM on 15 Jul 1914. John Andrew GRAHAM
was born on 9 Jul 1884 in Deadwood, Lawrence, SD. He died on 31 Jul 1973
in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM. He was buried in Albuquerque. Children of
Beatrice HUNT and John Andrew GRAHAM were:
+153 i. Johnnie Alonzo GRAHAM.
154 ii. William Hunt GRAHAM was born on 15 Dec 1916 in
Gallup, McKinnley, NM. He died on 3 Jun 1977 in Durango, La Plata Co., CO.
155 iii. James Vincent GRAHAM was born on 27 Oct 1922 in
Gallup, McKinnley, NM.
156 iv. Andrew Pat GRAHAM was born on 15 Sep 1924 in Gallup,
157 v. Rosa Jean GRAHAM was born on 15 Feb 1928 in Gallup,
109. Ocie Lee HUNT was born on 22 Apr 1893 in Moro, Taylor Co., TX. He
died on 2 Apr 1975 in Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX. He was buried in Bradshaw,
He was married to Nellie Catherine IRVIN on 21 Apr 1917 in Bradshaw, Taylor
Co., Texas. He was divorced from Nellie Catherine IRVIN. Nellie Catherine
IRVIN was born on 26 Oct 1889 in Bartlett, Williamson Co., TX. She died on
7 Feb 1988 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX. She was buried in Bradshaw, Taylor
Co., TX. Children of Ocie Lee HUNT and Nellie Catherine IRVIN were:
+158 i. Olivia HUNT.
110. Ethan Wayne HUNT was born on 27 Nov 1894 in Moro, Taylor Co., TX. He
died on 23 Jun 1980 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. He was buried in Bradshaw.
He was married to Minnie Elizabeth LANE on 25 Sep 1921 in Ballinger, Runnels
Co., Texas. He was divorced from Minnie Elizabeth LANE. Minnie Elizabeth
LANE was born on 9 Jun 1894 in Lockhart, Caldwell Co., TX. She died on 2
Feb 1971 in Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX. She was buried in Bradshaw, Taylor
Co., TX. Children of Ethan Wayne HUNT and Minnie Elizabeth LANE were:
+159 i. Robert Meno HUNT.
111. Martha Cozette HUNT was born on 19 Sep 1896 in Bluff Creek, Taylor
She was married to Arthur Franklin JONES in Sep 1915 in Moro, Taylor Co.,
Texas. She was divorced from Arthur Franklin JONES. Arthur Franklin JONES
was born on 1 Jan 1885 in Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co, TX. He died in May 1973
in Abilene, Taylor Co, TX. He was buried in Abilene, Elmwood. Children of
Martha Cozette HUNT and Arthur Franklin JONES were:
160 i. Garth Murrell JONES was born on 2 Jul 1917.
161 ii. Marjorie Louise JONES was born on 27 Sep 1920.
162 iii. Arthur Kenneth JONES was born on 13 Nov 1924.
114. Alton Julius COVEY was born on 8 Aug 1921 in Blanchard, McClain Co.,
He was married to Margaret Mae LESLIE on 31 Jul 1943 in Williams, Coconino
Co., AZ. Margaret Mae LESLIE was born on 23 Sep 1925 in Carrizozo, Lincoln
Co., NM. Children of Alton Julius COVEY and Margaret Mae LESLIE were:
+163 i. Judy Lee COVEY.
129. Asa Hunt MALEY was born on 25 Jan 1957 in Viejo, , CA.
Children of Asa Hunt MALEY and Brenda Anette BELTER were:
164 i. Christopher Race MALEY was born on 13 Aug 1978.
165 ii. Amelia Grace (Emily) MALEY was born on 3 Nov 1979.
Children of Asa Hunt MALEY and Lisa Michelle PHILLIPS were:
166 i. Shyla Amanda MALEY was born on 13 Jun 1984.
167 ii. Asa Luke MALEY was born on 28 Nov 1985.
168 iii. Chelle Bay (Shelly) MALEY was born on 25 Feb 1990.
Donna Jean WILLIAMS was born on 7 Oct 1954. Asa Hunt MALEY and Donna Jean
WILLIAMS had no known children.
130. Roberta Elizabeth WOOTEN was born on 14 Aug 1911.
William Allen BRAMLETTE was born on 31 Aug 1911 in Greenville, Hunt Co., TX.
Children of Roberta Elizabeth WOOTEN and William Allen BRAMLETTE were:
169 i. William Allen BRAMLETTE Jr. was born on 8 Apr 1935.
+170 ii. Sarah Elizabeth BRAMLETTE.
171 iii. Robert Wooten BRAMLETTE was born on 9 Feb 1947.
133. Bourdon Don WOOTEN was born on 2 Jun 1922 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
He died on 5 Jun 1976 in Abilene, , TX. He was buried in Abilene, , ,
He was married to Dorris Maurine GREER on 31 Jan 1945 in Austin, Travis Co.,
TX. Dorris Maurine GREER was born on 24 May 1924 in Poynor, Henderson Co.,
TX. Children of Bourdon Don WOOTEN and Dorris Maurine GREER were:
172 i. Karen Elizabeth WOOTEN was born on 31 Jul 1947 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
173 ii. Bourdon Greer WOOTEN was born on 28 Nov 1952 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
134. William James WOOTEN was born on 20 Jun 1924 in Abilene, Taylor Co.,
He was married to Louellen BRYAN on 20 Aug 1946 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co.,
TX. Louellen BRYAN was born on 27 Sep 1949 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.
Children of William James WOOTEN and Louellen BRYAN were:
174 i. Bryan WOOTEN was born on 18 Apr 1949 in Seguin,
Guadalupe Co., TX.
175 ii. William Harris WOOTEN was born on 14 May 1952 in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.
176 iii. Timm WOOTEN was born on 22 May 1954 in Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma Co., OK.
177 iv. James (Jimmy) WOOTEN was born on 18 Nov 1956 in
Houston, Harris Co., TX.
135. Earl Wooten JONES was born on 26 Oct 1917 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
He was married to Elsie BAUGH on 18 Aug 1938 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
Elsie BAUGH was born on 9 Oct 1918 in Cisco, Eastland Co., TX. Children of
Earl Wooten JONES and Elsie BAUGH were:
178 i. Nancy Ellen JONES was born on 17 Aug 1941 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
179 ii. Leslie Ruth JONES was born on 23 Mar 1946 in
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
147. Thelma CLAY was born on 3 Mar 1922 in Poucecoupe, , BC, Canada. She
died on 1 Apr 1976 in Dupree, , SD. She was buried in Dupree.
She was married to Harry NORDBY on 21 Dec 1964 in Tupper, , BC, Canada.
Thelma CLAY and Harry NORDBY had no known children.
153. Johnnie Alonzo GRAHAM was born on 3 May 1915 in Gallup, McKinnley, NM.
He died on 8 Jun 1987 in Belen, Valencia, NM.
He was married to Gladys Ruth MURPHY on 16 Sep 1936 in Belen, Valencia, NM.
Gladys Ruth MURPHY was born on 29 Nov 1918 in Post, Garza Co., TX. Children
of Johnnie Alonzo GRAHAM and Gladys Ruth MURPHY were:
180 i. Johnnie Alonzo GRAHAM Jr. was born on 27 Aug 1938 in
Belen, Valencia, NM.
181 ii. Robert Lee GRAHAM was born on 26 Jun 1940 in Belen,
182 iii. Martha Louise GRAHAM was born on 28 May 1944 in
Belen, Valencia, NM.
183 iv. Helen Lorraine GRAHAM was born on 24 May 1948 in
Belen, Valencia, NM.
184 v. Ruth Ann GRAHAM was born on 16 Apr 1950 in Belen,
+185 vi. Shirley Beatrice GRAHAM.
186 vii. Thelma Jean GRAHAM was born on 22 Sep 1954 in Belen,
187 viii. Edward Alvin GRAHAM was born on 14 Dec 1956 in
Belen, Valencia, NM.
188 ix. Linda Darlene GRAHAM was born on 22 Apr 1961 in
Belen, Valencia, NM.
158. Olivia HUNT was born on 2 Dec 1925 in Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX.
She was married to Billy Floyd HORN in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., Texas. She was
divorced from Billy Floyd HORN. Billy Floyd HORN was born on 2 Dec 1924.
He died on 14 Nov 1976 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX. He was buried in
Bradshaw, Taylor Co., TX. Children of Olivia HUNT and Billy Floyd HORN were:
189 i. Catherine Ann HORN was born in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX.
190 ii. Milinda HORN was born on 28 Jan 1955 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX.
159. Robert Meno HUNT was born on 25 May 1925 in Ballinger, Runnels Co.,
He was married to Joy Dorothy JOLISSAINT on 23 Nov 1945 in Wooster, , Ohio.
He was divorced from Joy Dorothy JOLISSAINT. Joy Dorothy JOLISSAINT was
born on 8 Nov 1926 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Children of Robert
Meno HUNT and Joy Dorothy JOLISSAINT were:
+191 i. Reese Wayne HUNT.
+192 ii. Melanie Lynn HUNT.
163. Judy Lee COVEY was born on 6 Aug 1944 in Bellemonte, Coconino Co., AZ.
She was married to Garry Clein POULTON on 20 Oct 1962 in Eagle Point,
Jackson Co., OK. Judy Lee COVEY and Garry Clein POULTON had no known
170. Sarah Elizabeth BRAMLETTE was born on 10 Feb 1937.
Children of Sarah Elizabeth BRAMLETTE and George WELLS were:
193 i. David WELLS was born on 4 Aug 1960.
194 ii. Robert William WELLS was born on 9 Nov 1958.
195 iii. James Bourdon WELLS was born on 8 Jul 1969.
185. Shirley Beatrice GRAHAM was born on 27 Aug 1952 in Belen, Valencia,
She was married to John Alvin JOHNSON on 17 Aug 1974 in Belen, Valencia, NM.
John Alvin JOHNSON was born on 22 Jun 1951 in Clovis, Curry, NM. Children
of Shirley Beatrice GRAHAM and John Alvin JOHNSON were:
196 i. Elizabeth Leigh JOHNSON was born on 10 Mar 1979 in
Andrews, Andrews Co., TX.
197 ii. Kathryn Elaine JOHNSON was born on 17 Feb 1981 in
Andrews, Andrews Co., TX.
198 iii. John Andrew JOHNSON was born on 24 Jun 1983 in
Midland, Midland Co., TX.
191. Reese Wayne HUNT was born on 10 Aug 1946 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
He was married to Dahelia Sophia Henrietta HYATT on 15 Aug 1966 in San
Diego, , CA. Dahelia Sophia Henrietta HYATT was born on 31 Oct 1946 in
Del Rio, Val Verde Co., TX. Children of Reese Wayne HUNT and Dahelia Sophia
Henrietta HYATT were:
199 i. Shane Eric HUNT was born on 8 Jun 1967 in Richmond,
Fort Bend Co., TX.
200 ii. Slade Everette HUNT was born on 3 Jul 1970 in
Charleston, , SC.
192. Melanie Lynn HUNT was born on 26 Dec 1952 in Houston, Harris Co., TX.
Children of Melanie Lynn HUNT and Rex VAUGHN were:
201 i. Joshua Robert HUNT was born on 2 Dec 1985 in
Abilene, Taylor, TX.
202 ii. Tamara Joy HUNT was born on 2 Dec 1985 in Abilene,
She was married to Samuel ALLEN in 1978 in Bradshaw, Taylor Co., TX. She
was divorced from Samuel ALLEN. Melanie Lynn HUNT and Samuel ALLEN-children
1. Mitchell J. Hunt 1994. A Corrected Genealogy of Col. Jonathan Hunt
(1716-1782) and his Rowan Co., North Carolina Siblings and their Descendants.
Mitchell J. Hunt, Willow Grove PA. Copies available at cost. Out of print.
Leon Richard Hunt, son of Isaac Sylvester and Opal Irene (Miller) was born
September 7, 1925 in Bazine, Ness County, Kansas. He graduated from High
School in 1943 at Bazine, Kansas where he played coronet in the band and
full-back on the varsity football team. He studied at Kansas State College,
Hayes, Kansas; Long Beach City College and Orange Coast College in California.
He served in World War II as a Seargent in the 124th Cavalry, Mars Task force
in India, Burma and China and earned three battle stars in the battle for
Burma. He entered China, by convoy, over the Burma Road. He was also awarded
the “Purple Heart”.
After the war he settled in Long Beach, California where he had been
discharged, and practiced studio photography and color re-touching. It was
here that he met Beth Carroll who was visiting her sister, Maria
Christiansen, living also in Long Beach. They were married in 1950. They
had their first child, Douglas, in Long Beach and soon after purchased their
first home from Leon’s brother Marvin and his wife Virginia. The home was a
modest rambler on about a quarter acre lot on Kathryn Street in Garden
Grove. It was here that Steven, Roger and Kathryn were born. In 1962 they
purchased their “dream” home, a two-story colonial, located at the end of a
quiet culdesac in residential Anaheim, California. Leon took an active,
leadership role in his children’s activities, such as, Scouting and Little
League Baseball. He also introduced his family to the wonders of nature with
numerous camping trips, hikes and rock-hunting expeditions.
Leon’s occupation was primarily in Sales and Marketing. He was a partner in
a food brokerage business, Brown Brokerage. Later, when the children were
grown, Leon sold his business interests and became owner/ opeator of a
vacation resort, Lundy Lake Oxbow Ranch, in the California Seirra Nevada
mountains north of Lee Vining, on the site of a turn of the century mining
town named Lundy. He brought the family together to help establish the
business that first season and began the tradition of yearly reunions. Leon
was an avid reader and never tired of exploring or investigating new vistas.
One of his favorite hobbies was genealogy. He was responsible for gathering
most of the information and documentation that is currently available on our
Leon met with an untimely death and is deeply missed by all those whose
lives he touched. In the Spring of 1982 he was diagnosed with stomach
cancer and died of septicemia as a result of the operation to remove the
cancer. The cancer was determined to be inoperable by the attending
physician and his life expectancy short (1-2 months).
George Riley Hunt and Amelia Missouria Odell were married in
1866, Springfield, Illinois (Central IL, near Sangamon Co.
where the 1830 Census Record lists Noah, possibly George’s
Grandfather) and immediately immigrated to Minnesota where they
settled near St. Paul (actually, Eden Valley, Stearns Co., near
St. Cloud). They cut down heavy trees to clear a space for a
house. They moved the chopped down trees as logs with oxen and
a sleigh. For rafters in the house logs were split about four
inches wide and two inches thick. The rafters extended from the
ridge pole to the walls and were placed two feet apart. Small
willows were placed thick over and in between the rafters. Over
this was placed sod upside down. The sod strips were plowed by
the oxen. Later in Kansas I helped build several sod houses and
put on roofs like this.
George Hunt used snow shoes to glide over the snow and ice to
hunt the deer and black bear. There were so many hunters out
after game that there were narrow escapes as the bullets hit the
trees nearly as soon as the shots were heard. The Hunts wanted
to leave the cold of Minnesota for “sunny” Kansas, where they
could work every day all winter long. Instead they found lots
of wind, drought and heat along with the sunshine, and many hours
of poorly paid work, for there was little money among the
homesteaders. They would like to have gone back to Minnesota
where the wheat, as well as everything else, grew well though the
seasons were short. They, like other homesteaders were raising
families and there was not enough money to make the change.
Father gave up the first timber claim for he had to haul water
too far to this claim. Then got another close to water and
timber. Again, he built a sod house using a log for a ridge pole
and willows and sod for the roof. He built three or four cabinet
closets, two feet high and two feet deep. A four foot long slab
of stone was held up by a stand at each end. This slab was used
to put dishes and other things on, as well as the space underneath.
My sister Florence married Frank Hargrove and we both took
homesteads at Wallace (near the Colorado border), Kansas on which
we lived for three years. We made the trip out to Wallace in a
covered wagon which I later traded off. I plowed ground for a sod
house, laying slabs of sod one upon another until the walls of my
house were completed. It was necessary to break up five acres of
sod to prove up on my homestead. On this I planted seed crops and
cane.I started back to Bazine with a horse tied on behind and a
breaking plow, so necessary to a homesteader, tied on one side of
the wagon. I traded my outfit at Tribune (about 40 mi. South)
for a team of horses and went on East by train. At Bazine I got a
saddle and took it back to Tribune to get my horses. A couple of
days later, riding one and the other following, found me back at
I never did want to go back to the homestead to live, especially
after I married in 1907. We lived north of Nekoma (Netoma? 50 mi.
NE of Hays) for five years. Here La Von was born in 1908 as well
as Dorotha later (1909). My father had the home place rented, but
let the man go and rented to me. We lived in a tent and cook shack
until the renter moved out. We started milking cows, separating
the cream which we sold in town , and fed the milk to the chickens
and hogs. This we did for many years, furnishing us a regular
income. Here Marvin and Wilfred were born. When Wilfred was a
little over a year old, in 1918, an epidemic of flu hit. My wife
died as did many other women. She would have been thirty-three
years old in April.
Later on the 30th of April, 1921, I married Opal Miller. Harold,
Leon and Chester Riley came along. Like others, I used a header
and binder to cut grain, however I bought a combine in 1910 or 1911.
There were only two in the neighborhood and they were quite a
curiosity. I pulled the machinery with four horses and two in the
lead. Later, I traded all my horses for a tractor, a two wheeler.
It was never very satisfactory, for it was no faster than horses.
After the Ford with the tractor wheels, I got a Moline tractor,
which was the only one in the country. It was not very satisfactory
for it was no faster than the horses, either. However, the next
tractor I got was a big improvement and quite satisfactory and was
used for many years.
George Riley Hunt was the third child from a family of seven, four girls and three boys. He was born 1846 in Saline County, Illinois. On October 14, 1866 when he was 20 years old, he married Amelia Missouri Odle, third in a family of eleven, who was 18 years old.
In the Spring of 1867 they moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota, traveling on the Mississippi River. This was a trip of five to seven days. They settled in Eden Lake Township, County of Sterns. Their local Post Office was called Torah. This was a community of other Illinois settlers. Isaac Chester Odle the four year old youngest brother of Amelia, accompanied them. For what reason is not known. Three years later, in 1870, George bought eighty acres of farmland from John and Elizabeth Sheffner for $450.00. this land was located 1 1/2 miles northwest of the present city of Eden Valley. Before the 1870 census, George and Amelia had a son Noah Lewis, born in 1867, died 1868 and daughter Nancy Eunice, born 1869, died 1870. This census lists george as head of the family with Amelia and her brother Issac. Their real estate was valued at $250.00 and personal estate at $130.00. His occupation was farmer. Eden Lake had, at this time, fifteen families and a total population of forty-two. There also resided a school teacher, a twenty-two year old female named Abott Lobb. After the 1870 census, on December 31, Rosa Lillian was born, but there is no furthur mention of Isaac Chester Odle who would have been seven years old.
In 1873, two and a half years later when George was twenty-seven, they appear seventy-five miles North of Eden Lake, at Reynolds, Todd County, where they had filed a homestead claim. Here a son Abel Immanuel was born on July 4th but died only three months later. In the next six years, at Reynolds, three more daughters were born; Dora Vivian, Florence Eva and Olive Iona.
On January 23, 1880, their eighty acres in Eden Lake was sold for $400.00 to Francis M. Hoskins, an unmarried man from Eden Lake who owned the farm bordering George’s.
In April of 1880 George, Amelia and their four children started with ox team and wagon for Kansas homestead land and a milder climate. They left their 160 acre homestead in Reynolds unsold, as they had not yet received the patent. This was a trip to entail almost 700 miles and consume over two months.
In 1890 the homestead in Minnesota was sold to Mary Alice Lunceford for $1,000.00, also assuming an existing mortgage.
In her book, Hunt Family Journal, Karen Miller Hoover notes that the homestead is S.E. of Ness City, KS, take the HWY to a hill with a rock formation & words, ‘Christ Pilot Me’ then 1/2 mi. east of there where a windmill stands by the road that goes up over the hill to the south. Go 3 mi. then 1/2 mi.east into a grove of trees. The homestead was sold around 1947 to Glenn Ryresee who later deeded the homestead section to an employee, Larry Kuehn, before his death in December of 1990. Larry’s address and phone are: 118 S. Gilmore, Bazine, KS, 913-398-2564.
I went to Google earth and found what I think is the old homestead 2 miles east from the center of Ness City on Highway 96 then right on a farm road for 3 miles where it jogs south-east for about 200 yards to a grove of trees where there is the ruin of a two story structure which is missing the roof. There is an out building to the east and a circular form north of it that may be a granary or water tank. There is another ruined structure between these. It looks like there is a fence line around the structures. The barn, which can be seen in the homestead photo, would have been located in the south-east corner of the lot. The barn was leveled when a tornado passed through the property some time back.
From the Ness City post office head east on KS-96 E/W Sycamore St toward Kansas Ave Continue to follow KS-96 E for 1.9 mi. then turn right. Continue on this farm road for 3 mi. then turn left and continue .1 mi. before reaching the final location. Coordinates are 38.407420, -99.864538.