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The earliest known ancestor of Thomas was Henry Chamberlayne, born 1709 and Christened in Lambourne, Berkshire, England. He married Elizabeth on 13 Nov 1740 in Speen, Berkshire, England. They had a son, Joseph Chamberlayne, Christened 1751 in Hungerford.

Joseph married Martha Birch at Wickham in 1781. Son, Stephen was born to them at Leckenhampstead, Chieveley in 1793.

Stephen married Jemima Brooks, the daughter of John and Sarah Brooks on 09 Jun 1839 in Welford. Their son, Thomas, was born 1821 at Winterbourne.

Thomas married Hannah Wale, the daughter of Thomas Whale and Harriet Cook, in 1844 at Winterbourne. By 1847 they had lost two children who had lived but a few months. Within this period they had converted to the Mormon Church as had Hannah’s parents and brother, George. The family heeded the call from their Church leaders to gather in America, at Zion in the newly settled Utah Territory (Deseret). It is here where the Church had migrated after facing further threats and persecutions in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Thomas and Hannah sailed first from England to America in the fall of 1848 and traveled by steamer to Alton, Illinois, a river town at the shores of the Mississippi and the confluence of Illinois and Missouri rivers. Hannah’s parents and daughter-in-law (George had died en route) joined them in Alton and they traveled together in the spring of 1850 to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where the Mormon trail began. They left for Salt Lake in 1852 and arrived in September, camping two days at the Jordan River before being called to an area 30 miles west of the city in the settlement of Tooele.

On July 14, 1854 Thomas and Hannah had a son they named Thomas. By the end of 1857 Hannah would lose her parents and husband to illness. In 1858 Hannah was married to John Gillespie by Brigham Young, in his Salt Lake City office. John was called in 1868 to the ‘Muddy Mission’, in what would be called St. Thomas, located in Clarke County, Nevada. His family accompanied him and they lived here until the town of 500 residents was abandoned because of a land dispute with the State of Nevada in 1871. At this time John went back to Tooele and Hannah and Thomas settled in Long Valley (present day Glendale, Orderville, and Mount Carmel). Thomas would later be an instrumental leader in the establishment of the United Order in Orderville.

It was here that Thomas was married to Chastie Ellen Convington in 1883. They had a daughter Reta Ellen who was born in 1899. Reta Married Edward Giles Carroll in 1918.

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The earliest known ancestor of Charles Negus Carroll is his grandfather, James O’Carroll who was born in County Armagh, Ulster, Ireland about 1768. Oral tradition suggests that he owned land in County Tyrone but that he was exiled to Newfoundland for reasons unknown and his property confiscated. It was here, probably St. Johns, that he was married to Margaret Pottle. The family record adds that James was contracted to marry Margaret by an English nobleman who was the biological father of her child, Terrence. James established a successful shipping business here where son, Patrick, father of Charles was born on April 25, 1789. James died in St. Johns in 1840.

Patrick married Nancy Negus in 1806. Nancy was born July 9, 1783. Another tradition suggests that Nancy was the daughter of Sarah Hawkins Negus who was compelled by her titled and wealthy father, Sir Henry Hawkins of London, to leave her children and return to London. It is supposed that because she was poor and alone she was persuaded to entrust her children’s care to the Lee family where Nancy was raised. She was called Anne to distinguish her from the Lee’s daughter ,Nancy, and was known by that name until her death. Charles related that there was a possibility of receiving property from Nancy’s estate but that the children never pursued it.

By the 1840s we find Patrick, Nancy and their sons, Charles, William and Patrick Jr. with their families in a place known as Carroll’s Ridge near Frederickton, New Brunswick. They cleared and established adjoining farms where, as Willard later recalled, they had a large log house with an upper loft and a porch facing the east, surrounded by a meadow with a spring house at the foot of a small hill not far from the main house.

William, Charles, Sarah, Patrick and their families joined the Mormon Church sometime prior to or during 1854 at Carroll’s Ridge. By May 8th, 1854 Charles was called as President of the South Hampton Branch, New Brunswick and led 46 saints, including brother, William, and sister, Sarah, to a new home in the territory of Deseret (Utah). They began the trek on May 11th when they boarded a steamer in frederickton bound for St. Johns, Newfoundland. From there they travelled to Boston, Massachusetts, where they boarded a train to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they boarded another steamer, crossing Lake Erie to arrive in Detroit, Michigan where they again boarded a train to Chicago, Illinois. From Chicago they travelled to Lowell where they boarded another steamer on the Illinois River bound for St. Louis, Missouri. From St. Louis they navigated the Missouri River to Kansas City then Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where the Church had established the “Camp of Israel”, the final debarkation point for the saints prior to outfitting wagon trains to complete the journey. It was here that tragedy struck and many of the saints lost their lives to a cholera epidemic in the camp, including Charles’ wife, Lucy and children, Fredrick and Emma. Charles’ son George succumbed on the trail a week later and was buried alongside the Sweet Water River. Charles and oldest son, Willard, although very ill, completed the journey and arrived in Salt Lake City on September 29, 1854 settling in Farmington that first winter.

The next year Charles and James Adams, his sister Sarah’s husband, purchased a large home from Jerome Benson in south Provo for the exchange of his team and wagon. The next two years he worked at Brigham Young’s saw mills in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It was during this time that Charles married Katherine Goddard, who had a grown daughter. However, she soon left with Johnston’s Army which had promised safe return to the States for any of the immigrants who had become disillusioned by the prospect of the hard-scrabble life in this remote and wild place. Afterward he married Kezia Giles, 24 years his junior, and found work that would keep him home, fishing in nearby Utah Lake.
In 1859 he moved his new family, including 3 week old Charles, to Heber Valley, an area he had earlier spotted after climbing to the summit of the range above the saw mills at Big Cottonwood Canyon. He viewed a lush and arable landscape, a choice place to build a home and raise a family. Charles was among the advance party of eleven men who travelled with teams and wagons filled with food supplies, farming and building implementations over the newly built road through Provo Canyon to the Heber Valley to begin construction of the new settlement. The journey which began in early spring would prove treacherous and daunting as the team had to tear down wagons and hand-carry them over snow pack that covered portions of the road. They settled near a spring located a mile north of present day Heber and called the place London as many of the men had originated in England. The initial town site was laid out and a fort was erected on the northwest corner as a protection from Indians. The fort consisted of small huts built close together in a rectangular formation facing one another providing a defense within the common area much like that of a wagon train circle. When the crops were planted and dwellings completed the men returned to Provo for their families and livestock.

As early as 1860 the community had a school and even a theater troupe that entertained the citizens through the cold, bleak winter months when they were cut off from the rest of the world. Charles was one of the leads. In the 70s Charles and Patrick were also members of the Social Hall Theater Committee which produced numerous plays. Charles and Willard also played lead roles in these productions. Charles served a city government position as an Assessor and Church position of High Priest Quorum councilor while residing in Heber. Kezia was a school teacher as well as a home maker. They built a home which had three rooms, a hall and summer kitchen in which he and Kezia lived for 20 years. Ten of their 12 children were born here.

In May of 1868 he moved his family to Orderville, a town in which its citizens followed the United Order, a communal life style where each individual worked for the benefit of the collective, a Church experiment in spiritual exaltation (to be continued).

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George Conrad, “Grandpa”, Miller instilled great pride in his grandson Leon R. Hunt.   He embodied the bold, self-reliant spirit that had made the conquest of this vast continent possible.   He was one of the last great “frontiersmen”, always looking for untamed lands to subdue.  I recall him from a photo taken at his Kansas farm, sitting tall in the saddle, six-gun strapped to his waste.  His father, Andrew Jackson Miller, must have shared this spirit, for he pioneered the North-West Territory and the Great Prairie of the United States in the forefront of its westward expansion.  

The origin of the surname Miller is the English occupational name for a mill operator, the individual who grinds grain into flour or meal, from the Middle English term “mille”. But, as the name and its variations was common and used throughout Europe, it is not known where Andrew Jackson Miller of Ohio and his ancestors originated.  The Irish potato famine of 1841 brought large numbers of Irish immigrants into the Territory.  Also, thousands of Germans and Dutch fled to this area of the country after the failure of the 1848 German rebellion. 

Family oral tradition suggests that the Millers emigrated from Europe and were part of the Pennsylvania-Dutch settlement in the Colonies and thus of German (Deutch) descent and probably “Muellers” or “Mullers” originally, later changing the surname to the Anglicized version, “Miller”. We can trace our earliest known ancestor, Andrew Miller, to Virginia where he was born in 1743.  This may have been in the West Virginia panhandle not far from Fayette County, Pennsylvania where we find some of the family a generation later but this area was sparsely populated in the 1740s.  In 1732 Scottish, Irish, Welsh and German pioneers settled Virginia in the area of Harper’s Ferry.  This is about 80 miles south of York County, in eastern Pennsylvania, where there is an index of wills that lists an Andrew Miller with wife and children that match those of our Andrew.

So if we are to speculate about the possible migration path of our Miller ancestors, it would originate in the valley of the Upper Rhine, Germany, where Penn had enlisted other religious reformists to colonize his land grant in Pennsylvania through his missionary work there in the last quarter of the 17th century.  The first migration occurred in 1683 and Germantown was settled near Philadelphia. Next they would move to Codorus Township, York County, approximately 100 miles west, close to the Maryland border where they may have found work in the tobacco plantations. 

We believe they then settled in German Township, Fayette County, not far from the western border of the state where new inexpensive land had become available after the French and Indian War.  We find Andrew’s children connected to the Franks and Bolsinger families from this area who accompany the Millers in subsequent moves. This may also indicate that others in the German community joined in this westward migration.

Conrad, Andrew’s son, was born in Virginia 1789, probably Ohio County; about 100 miles west of Fayette where the family had next migrated.  By 1850 Conrad and his family had moved 200 miles northwest to Wayne County, Ohio, south of Akron in the northern part of the state. Opal Miller’s Bible record notes Andrew’s family resided near Apple Creek. Actually, the census of the same year records their residence as East Union Township which is five miles east of there.  Here we find Conrad’s son, Andrew Jackson, who was born 1829 in Ohio. 

Fertile farmland and newly developed railway service may have drawn Andrew Jackson and other family members to Clayton County, 1000 miles to the west in northern Iowa.  This is where we find him, his sister Minerva and husband Christopher Bolsinger ten years later.  This area had already received an influx of immigrants fleeing economic and political turmoil in Europe in the 40s.  By 1861, in the midst of the American Civil War, we find Andrew Jackson in Dubuque where he marries.  George Conrad Miller, the first of Andrew’s five children was born October 20, 1862 near Dubuque in Colesburg. The family is found in the 1870 census in Mallory Township, 3 miles north of Colesburg.

There were no significant Civil War battles fought in Iowa but over 10 percent of its population of 700, 000 served in the military and more than 20 percent of that number were killed or wounded.  There are a number of Andrew Millers serving in the 1st, 5th, 6th , 9th, 11th,  15th and 21st Iowa regiments during the war. There is a Pvt. Andrew J. Miller on the roster of the 5th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company L, a.k.a., Naughton’s Irish Dragoons, which actually originated in Missouri but included men from many different locales including Iowa.  There is another Andrew Miller on the roster of Company E, a.k.a, The Fremont Hussars, which formed at Dubuque and may more likely be related to our ancestor..

The economic panic of 1873 and the following economic depression may have prompted the immigration of many in the Dubuque area to free land in the West made available by the recent Homestead Act.  This departure was probably compounded by a severe grasshopper infestation that descended on the state in 1873 and subsequent years.  Many families from Iowa settled in Eastern Kansas, in Franklin and Osage Counties.  In 1875 Andrew Jackson Miller loaded his family and his earthly possessions in a covered wagon and immigrated to Kansas, where he homesteaded land in Osage County, near Lyndon.

George Conrad Miller, Andrew Jackson’s son married Isabelle Doyle on October 24, 1894 and settled in Osage County, Kansas.  He moved his family in 1903 to Ellsworth County, near Lorraine, Kansas and again in 1910 to Ness County.  They raised children, Isa, Ralph, Opal, Kenneth and Clara.

In 1911, George moved his family to a desolate section of “Homestead” land–probably some of the last government land grants– in southeast Colorado.  There he built a “dug-out” and animal sheds against the side of a knoll, using the slab rock from the escarpment, stacked one on top of the other to form the walls.  He transported his water from a stream on the far side of the valley. This frontier life was such a struggle for Isabelle and the children that she finally moved them back to Ness County.  But George remained living on the homestead for the five years required to claim the title.

Although some of the early accounts may be speculative, we do have public census, cemetery, personal Bible notations and other records to support much of our family history. Following is an enumeration of the available information.

The burial record for Conrad in the Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Smithville, Wayne Co., OH, which lists his father as Andrew Miller (b. 4 Apr 1743) in Virginia, (d. 13 Jun 1816) in Wayne County, OH.  He married Barbara Hook (1750-1818).  

Andrew and Barbara’s children are Barbara Miller (b. 10 Dec 1773), Jacob Miller (b. 11 June 1775) who married Dorothy Franks, Andrew (b. 14 Dec 1778) who married Catherine Kibler, Anna Katherine (b. 12 Feb 1782) who married Jacob M. Franks, Mariah (b. 19 Feb 1784), Conrad (b.24 Mar 1789) and Minerva Isabelle (b. Feb 1792) who married Christopher Bolsinger. Jacob Franks, son of Michael Franks, Jr. was from German Township, Fayette County, PA. 

There is an index for a will in Codorus Township, York Co., PA that includes Andrew Miller, wife, Barbara, son, Jacob, brother, George that may trace the family to the eastern part of the state.

In the 1850 census there is Andrew J. Miller, 21, in East Union Township, Wayne County, OH. His father is Conrad Miller. Conrad was born March 24, 1789 in Virginia and died May 18, 1877 in Wayne County. He married Elizabeth Kibler of Virginia (1804-1885). Their children were Andrew J. (b.1829), Nancy J. (b .1832), Ezra M. (b.1834), John P. (b.1836), Uriah F. (b.1839). There is another son of Conrad and Elizabeth’s who died before the census; William H. Miller (1824-1830). 

There is a marriage record in Clayton County, Iowa of Andrew Jackson Miller to Frances Cordelia White in 1861. 

The 1870 census for Mallory Township, Clayton County and Opal Miller’s Bible record note Andrew Jackson Miller (b. 12 Mar 1829) and Francis White (b. 12 Aug1843) with children George Conrad (b. 20 Oct 1862), Abbie Elizabeth (b. 29 Jul 1864), Ezra Washington (b. 19 Oct 1865), Mary Tamer(?) (b. 25 Oct 1871), Willie J (26 Apr 1876)

The Bible record shows that George Conrad married Isabelle Doyle 24 Oct 1894 and had the following children: Isa Mildred (b. 10 Nov 1896), Ralph Dewey (b. 15 May 1898), Opal Irene (b. 12 Jun 1900-d. 26 Nov 1949) married Isaac Sylvester Hunt 30 Apr 1921, Kenneth George Doyle (b. 19 Jan 1901), Clara Belle (b. 4 Nov 1904)

Andrew Jackson Miller died in 1912 and is buried in Scranton, Osage County, Kansas.

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A Summary of the Abel Hunt Family History

Our first known progenitor was Ralph Hunt of Newtown, Long Island, New York.  He helped establish this settlement in 1652 with a group of Puritans led by Rev. Francis Doughty who had earlier fled to Rhode Island because of persecution in Massachusetts for their reformist views.  The Dutch colony was far less restrictive.  In 1662 the area separated from Dutch rule and Ralph was elected a town officer.  In 1665 they had formed their own militia with Ralph being commissioned as Lieutenant.  In 1668 as land grants were being issued he was appointed surveyor.

It is surmised that Ralph was born about 1625 in England and immigrated to the Colonies during the Great Migration from 1630-40.  He would have been a minor child at this time and because his parents are unknown we are unable to identify the family on a ship manifest although the Hunt surname is present on these records.  He married Ann, whose maiden name is unknown, around 1649.  We know from his will, administered by his son Edward on February 25 1676, that he had six children, Anna, Edward, Mary, Ralph, John and Samuel.  His children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on would first migrate to New Jersey, then North Carolina and on to Kentucky where some would split and migrate to Tennessee, Utah and Illinois.

By 1698 Ralph’s children and other citizens of Newtown had begun buying land in what would later be known as the township of Hopewell, New Jersey.  John, son of Ralph, purchased 500 acres there in 1714.  John, Jr., son of John married Margaret Moore on February 8th of the same year.  This is the father of Daniel who is the father of the first Abel in our lineage.

After having lived in the Hopewell area for a generation there was a title dispute on their land and the settlers were forced to leave their property.  They resettled in what would be known as the Jersey Settlement in Rowan County, North Carolina, near the town of Linwood where Abel, son of Daniel, was born in 1768.

From here Abel travelled the famous Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap to settle in Barren County, Kentucky where son, Noah, was born in 1790 and Noah’s son, Abel, was born in 1812.

Noah then settled in Raleigh Township, Saline Co., Illinois around 1830, where we find Abel and his family in the 1840 and 1850 census.  Noah is named in his father’s will of 1822 (probated 1842). Noah’s son, Alexander, executed a deed from Barren County in 1846 recording his residence as Illinois.

Abel was 28 in 1840 when he is listed as head of household, but his oldest child wasn’t born until 1844.  Since Noah died in 1833 it’s likely that this was his father’s household and as the eldest son he took responsibility for their welfare.  Brother, James Allen was 10; Alexander was 12; William was 22; Mother Edith was 44.  There are land deeds from the 1850s that show Abel, Edith, William purchasing adjacent 40 acre parcels.  There is also a Gashum (Gershom?) Hunt who may be a relation.  The additional two males under 10, two females 5-15 and three females 15-20 may also be children of Noah’s for whom we don’t have a record.  In the 1850 Census we find William 32 (not married), Nancy 25, Eda 54 (Edith?), Alexander 22 and Allen (James Allen?) 20.  The three girls 25-30 are now likely married but we’re missing the 15-20 year old girl and two boys 15-20 years who may have become members of separate households by the 1850 census. 

Noah died in 1833 and was buried in the Bethel Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery, 299 Bethel Creek Church Rd, Raleigh, IL, 62977 (37.842220, -88.552500) where Abel, his wife Nancy Parker, and children Noah W., Perry and Polly are also found.

Most of the Hunt family history, from Abel, born 1812, on, is fairly complete. Opel Miller Hunt, the wife of Isaac Sylvester Hunt, kept a record in the family bible. Isaac was the son of George Riley Hunt, son of Abel, and was born in Ness County, Kansas in 1882, where George finally settled with his family.

George, born in Saline County, Illinois in 1846, married Amelia Missouri Odle and settled in Eden Lake, Stearns County, Minnesota in 1867. In 1880 he and his family traveled by covered wagon to Ness County, Kansas (and a milder clim

A Summary of the Abel Hunt Family History

Our first known progenitor was Ralph Hunt of Newtown, Long Island, New York.  He helped establish this settlement in 1652 with a group of Puritans led by Rev. Francis Doughty who had earlier fled to Rhode Island because of persecution in Massachusetts for their reformist views.  The Dutch colony was far less restrictive.  In 1662 the area separated from Dutch rule and Ralph was elected a town officer.  In 1665 they had formed their own militia with Ralph being commissioned as Lieutenant.  In 1668 as land grants were being issued he was appointed surveyor.

It is surmised that Ralph was born about 1625 in England and immigrated to the Colonies during the Great Migration from 1630-40.  He would have been a minor child at this time and because his parents are unknown we are unable to identify the family on a ship manifest although the Hunt surname is present on these records.  He married Ann, whose maiden name is unknown, around 1649.  We know from his will, administered by his son Edward on February 25 1676, that he had six children, Anna, Edward, Mary, Ralph, John and Samuel.  His children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on would first migrate to New Jersey, then North Carolina and on to Kentucky where some would split and migrate to Tennessee, Utah and Illinois.

By 1698 Ralph’s children and other citizens of Newtown had begun buying land in what would later be known as the township of Hopewell, New Jersey.  John, son of Ralph, purchased 500 acres there in 1714.  John, Jr., son of John married Margaret Moore on February 8th of the same year.  This is the father of Daniel who is the father of the first Abel in our lineage.

After having lived in the Hopewell area for a generation there was a title dispute on their land and the settlers were forced to leave their property.  They resettled in what would be known as the Jersey Settlement in Rowan County, North Carolina, near the town of Linwood where Abel, son of Daniel, was born in 1768.

From here Abel travelled the famous Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap to settle in Barren County, Kentucky where son, Noah, was born in 1790 and Noah’s son, Abel, was born in 1812.

Noah then settled in Raleigh Township, Saline Co., Illinois around 1830, where we find Abel and his family in the 1840 and 1850 census.  Noah is named in his father’s will of 1822 (probated 1842). Noah’s son, Alexander, executed a deed from Barren County in 1846 recording his residence as Illinois.

Abel was 28 in 1840 when he is listed as head of household, but his oldest child wasn’t born until 1844.  Since Noah died in 1833 it’s likely that this was his father’s household and as the eldest son he took responsibility for their welfare.  Brother, James Allen was 10; Alexander was 12; William was 22; Mother Edith was 44.  There are land deeds from the 1850s that show Abel, Edith, William purchasing adjacent 40 acre parcels.  There is also a Gashum (Gershom?) Hunt who may be a relation.  The additional two males under 10, two females 5-15 and three females 15-20 may also be children of Noah’s for whom we don’t have a record.  In the 1850 Census we find William 32 (not married), Nancy 25, Eda 54 (Edith?), Alexander 22 and Allen (James Allen?) 20.  The three girls 25-30 are now likely married but we’re missing the 15-20 year old girl and two boys 15-20 years who may have become members of separate households by the 1850 census. 

Noah died in 1833 and was buried in the Bethel Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery, 299 Bethel Creek Church Rd, Raleigh, IL, 62977 (37.842220, -88.552500) where Abel, his wife Nancy Parker, and children Noah W., Perry and Polly are also found.

Most of the Hunt family history, from Abel, born 1812, on, is fairly complete. Opel Miller Hunt, the wife of Isaac Sylvester Hunt, kept a record in the family bible. Isaac was the son of George Riley Hunt, son of Abel, and was born in Ness County, Kansas in 1882, where George finally settled with his family.

George, born in Saline County, Illinois in 1846, married Amelia Missouri Odle and settled in Eden Lake, Stearns County, Minnesota in 1867. In 1880 he and his family traveled by covered wagon to Ness County, Kansas (and a milder climate) and established a homestead South-East of Bazine.  There he raised children, Noah Lewis, Nancy Eunice, Rosa Lillian, Abel Emmanuel, Dora Vivian, Florence Eva, Olive Iona, Isaac Sylvester and Essie Denien.  He built a home from hand-sculptured limestone that was quarried nearby.  It was here that Isaac raised his family, which included his wife, Alice Amrine with children, Lavon, Dortha, Marvin and Wilfred; then wife, Opal Miller with children, Harold, Leon and Chester.  Although deserted and in disrepair, the house still stands today.

ate) and established a homestead South-East of Bazine.  There he raised children, Noah Lewis, Nancy Eunice, Rosa Lillian, Abel Emmanuel, Dora Vivian, Florence Eva, Olive Iona, Isaac Sylvester and Essie Denien.  He built a home from hand-sculptured limestone that was quarried nearby.  It was here that Isaac raised his family, which included his wife, Alice Amrine with children, Lavon, Dortha, Marvin and Wilfred; then wife, Opal Miller with children, Harold, Leon and Chester.  Although deserted and in disrepair, the house still stands today.

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Opal Hunt Bible

Opal Hunt Bible Record

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Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters

Pension application of Jonathan Hunt S18048 fn65NC

Transcribed by Will Graves 8/21/10

 

[Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and/or grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations. Users of this database are urged to view the original and to make their own decision as to how to decipher what the original scribe actually wrote. Blanks appearing in the transcripts reflect blanks in the original. Folks are free to make non-commercial use this transcript in any manner they may see fit, but please extend the courtesy of acknowledging the transcriber—besides, if it turns out the transcript contains mistakes, the resulting embarrassment will fall on the transcriber. I use speech recognition software to make all my transcriptions. Such software misinterprets my southern accent with unfortunate regularity and my poor proofreading fails to catch all misinterpretations. I welcome and encourage folks to call those and any other errors to my attention.]

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State of Kentucky County of Barren

On this 17th day of September 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the Barren Circuit now sitting Jonathan hunt a resident of Kentucky in the County of Maryland, aged 72 years, who being 1st duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832.

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.

 I volunteered in the State of North Carolina Rowan County and was attached to Captain John Slone1 Company, we marched by the way of Macklin burg [sic, Mecklenburg] and at a place known by the name of Ramsour’s Mill on the South branch of the Cataba [sic, Catawba River], (Colonel F. Lock [sic, Francis Locke] and Major James Reatherford [sic, James Rutherford] Commanded). We had an engagement with the Tories, and after the battle was attached to the command of Captain Mirick Daviss, Johnathan Conga, Lt., Thomas Todd Ins. [sic, Ensign]. I was out 15 days. I think it was in the month of June, the year I do not recollect.

I again entered the service in the month of August, I think (State and County above mentioned) under Captain John Bullin, Lt. George Bullin, Insign Hugh Davis was my commanding officers, Colonel F Locke and Jayor __ Evins [sic, Evans? or Erwin?] Commanded, I was in no particular engagement and was out 3 months and received my discharge 12 miles from Sharlott Court House [sic, Charlotte Court House] in Macklinburgh [Mecklenburg] County in North Carolina, my discharge was signed by Colonel F _ Locke and it is lost or mislaid so that I do not know where it is. I received my discharge as a Sergeant – in the above Company.

I again entered the service same State mentioned under Captain __ Robertson Lieutenant William Manary [McNairy?] and Ensign Hugh Manary [McNairy] was my Company officers, Colonel __ Lofton, Majors __ White and Maguere [Maguire or McGuire?] General G. Reatherford [sic, Griffith Rutherford] had the command. I think this Tour commenced in August. We were principally upon scouting parties, I received my discharge has Corporal on the North East River fifteen miles from Wilmington, signed by General Rutherford. I think this was in the year of 81. I was in service several times that I received no discharge for the longest time that I recollect it was seventeen days.

I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declare that my name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.

Sworn to and subscribed the year and date aforesaid.

S/ Jonathan Hunt

This day __ personally appeared Frederick Smith2  of the County of Barren and State of Kentucky before said court __ and made oath that he is knowing to one of the services mentioned in the above declaration namely the Wilmington expedition.

S/ Frederick Smith, X his mark

[Richard Raglin, a clergyman, and William Ellis gave the standard supporting affidavit.]

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State of Kentucky Barren County

This day Frederick Smith of said State & County appeared before me a Justice of the peace in and for said State & County and made oath that he was in the revolutionary War when Jonathan Hunt of said State & County was to wit 1781 & 1780 and that said Hunt served as a private soldier in 1780 under Lieutenant Cunningham acting as a Captain, about he thinks 25 days and at Wilmington in North Carolina in 1781 he served as a private soldier 3 months under he thinks Captain Robinson & he thinks on further reflection that he served as a Corporal and further he states that he resided in North Carolina State near where said Hunt did in the revolutionary War, near where said Hunt & was upwards of twenty-one years old then, and further he states that [indecipherable word] Circumstances related by said as having taken place in the battle at Ramsour’s Mill in North Carolina and he thinks the war 79 or 80, with Captain Sloan being killed by the Tories who we fought in that battle, & several other remarkable circumstances, he can & does say on oath that said Hunt served the tour that said battle was in which was about 17 days and said Hunt is now a resident of said State & County.

S/ Geo. M. Pryor, JPB

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State of Kentucky Barren County

This day Jonathan (Who Has Been an applicant for a Pension as a private in the Revolutionary War as will appear by reference to his application & declaration & amended declaration as certified by the clerk of Barren County Court dated 17 July 1833) Personally appeared in Open Court before me a Circuit Judge of the Barren Circuit Court and made oath that in the year 1781 in North Carolina Rowan County he entered the service of the United States as a private militia man in Captain Robertson’s Company William Manary Lieutenant & Hugh Manary Ensign, & General Rutherford commanded as General, & Colonel Lofton as Colonel & that he in that tour of three months which he served he rendezvoused on Deep River and went down to the relief of Wilmington which was besieged by the British & in fact in their possession & he was discharged 15 miles from Wilmington on North East River & his discharge was signed by General Rutherford and he further says that he served another tour of 3 months he thinks either in 1779 & 1780 in Captain Bullins company, George Bullen Lieutenant, Hugh Daviss Ensign, he entered the service that year in Rowan County & he then marched and joined the main Army at Twelve Mile Creek, General Davidson was with us, a while & General Morgan, we marched down to the Waxhaw Settlement in or near the Catawba River & Cornwallis was the British General then in those parts and that he was discharged on Twelve Mile Creek & his discharge was signed by Colonel Francis Locke and Cornwallis about that time marched from Camden up to Charlotte in McLenburg [sic, Mecklenburg] County & he further states that he served at least 40 days besides the above tours & under Captain [name too faint to discern] & Lieutenant Cunningham and had a battle with the Tories at Ramsours Mill & at the mouth of Rocky River where it empties into the Yadkin River. We had an engagement with the Tories, General Davidson Commanded in the latter battle, & at Ramsour’s Mill Colonel Francis Locke commanded as Colonel & Captain John Sloan commanded as Captain & was killed there & James Rutherford commanded as Major. Given under my hand this 17 March 1834

S/ Jonathan Hunt, H his mark

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State of Kentucky Barren County

This day Abel Hunt of said State and County appeared before me a Justice of the peace in the County aforesaid and made oath that he resided in North Carolina State Rowan County upwards of fifty years ago, which is the place of the nativity of him, and his brother Jonathan Hunt who is now a Citizen of Kentucky State Barren County, and applying to the general government for a Pension in Consequence of military Services rendered the United States as a Soldier in the revolutionary War, and distinctly recollects that said Jonathan Hunt who then resided at Daniel Hunt’s their father, served a considerable time as a Soldier at Various times, and he is well assured by his best recollection (tho, will not say positively) that his brother served at least Six months or more in said War, as he is informed he served when Col. Locke, Lieutenant Cunningham, & Merack Daviss Captain were in Commission, this affiant was not in the service himself, but living at his father’s with his said brother Jonathan had every chance of knowing that his said brother did serve, this affiant was then about sixteen years of age and is now about Sixty nine years of age.

S/ Abel Hunt

[attested November 18, 1833 by Wm Edmunds, JPBC]

[fn p. 6: application for a transfer dated November 7, 1843 and filed in Morgan County, Missouri, by veteran saying he has moved to that county and state as his permanent home.]

[Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $24.44 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831, for 7 months & 10 days service as a private in the North Carolina militia.]

1 The war Department interpreted this as John Sloan

2 FPA S31381

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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)

FIRST GENERATION
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
seen.

 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.

SECOND GENERATION
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.
Jonathan Genealogy-1994.

>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
nine children.

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
Genealogy p.22.

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.

THIRD GENERATION

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
children.

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
children.

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
children.
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
children.

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
children.

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
Co., MO.
 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.,
Stones Chapel.
 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
Oak Cem..
 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., ,
Stones Chapel.

  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
eleven children.

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.
FOURTH GENERATION

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)
HUNT were:

 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
Saline Co..

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
were:

 +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

FIFTH GENERATION

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
Co., TX.
 +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
MOORE were:

 +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,
cemetery.

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,
I.O.O.F..

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.
SIXTH GENERATION

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
Nov 1995.

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
were:

 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
were:

 +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,
I.O.O.F..

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
Mausol.

  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, , ,
Elmwood.

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
CLAY were:

 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
Albuquerque.

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,
McKinnley, NM.
 157 v. Rosa Jean GRAHAM was born on 15 Feb 1928 in Gallup,
McKinnley, NM.

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,
TX.

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
Co., TX.

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.

 

SEVENTH GENERATION

114.  Alton Julius COVEY was born on 8 Aug 1921 in Blanchard, McClain Co.,
OK.

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, , ,
Elmwood.

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.,
TX.

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,
Valencia, NM.
 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,
Valencia, NM.
 +185 vi. Shirley Beatrice GRAHAM.
 186 vii. Thelma Jean GRAHAM was born on 22 Sep 1954 in Belen,
 Valencia, NM.
 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.,
TX.

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.

 

EIGHTH GENERATION

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
children.
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,
NM.

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,
Taylor, TX.

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
not discovered.

SOURCES

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.

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Sanford B. Hunt
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Illinois Land Section Map

Illinois Land Section Map

 

Raleigh Land Section Map

Raleigh Land Section Map

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BETHEL CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, Raleigh Township,
Saline Co, IL. NE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 9, T8S R6E. (Lat: 37.84224, Long: -88.55262)
From Saline County Cemeteries, Vol 6  pg 85

HUNT,   Noah   d. 24 Dec 1833   age 43 yrs  5 m  18 d

HUNT, Nancy, wife of Abel  (Stone broken) d. 4 Sep 1864  age 44y 27d
           Abel                      d. 7 Jan 1880  age 67 y 1 m 5 d
           Noah W                    d. 18 Jan 1873 age 22 y 4 m 18 d
           (son of Abel&Nancy)
           Perry                        23 Dec 1856 – 23 Dec 1881
           (son of Abel & Nancy)

HUNT, Polley    4 Aug 1859 – 10 Oct 1865

Bethel Creek Cemetery Map
Bethel Creek Cemetery Map

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On the evening of July 2, 1997 my brother Steve, anxious to get started on this adventure–which is usually the case with Steve, as my siblings will attest–, drove from his home in Hyde Park (near Logan), Utah, south, to the small orchard community of Genola, where I live. This three-hour trek was prompted, in part, by the anticipation of the reunion of our immediate family–who hadn’t been together in eight years or more. But perhaps, also, to insure that “big brother” (me) made it to the airport on time, as I had been singularly responsible for missed reunions in the past. We had planned to fly from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs, where we would meet Mom, Roger and Kathi who were flying from California, and rent a car to take us to Scott City, Kansas and the Hunt-Miller reunion at Camp Lakeside, nearby. As we flew, high over the Uintas–hundreds of tiny lakes peppering the rugged mountain terrain–on a picture perfect day, we collected memories of our last visit to Kansas thirty-five years earlier. These relatives were strangers to us. And what we remembered of Grandpa’s house, the homestead and the Miller ranch was dimly recalled; moments retrieved from a black, dusty, cobweb-enshrined attic, where they had been filed away and forgotten.

Our flights arrived without a hitch–minor delays, no lost baggage–and we embraced each other in the airport’s main lobby. We were almost ‘giddy’ with the excitement of seeing one another again, and that spilled over into the van as we began to navigate out of the city. Roger and Steve, who was driving, volleyed ‘one-liners’ and had the rest of us, including Mom, in a perpetual fit of giggles. It seemed that a fresh, clean, shiny–I don’t know…—newness had been breathed into us and we were rejuvenated. Here we are, middle-aged, responsible, sophisticated (maybe) adults (in question) driving Mom to extreme embarrassment just like when we were kids.

We quickly escaped the noon traffic in the city and found ourselves alone on a two-lane road running in a straight line to the horizon; the plains before us, like the ocean, waves of wild wheat rolling and cresting in the light, summer breeze. Kathi immediately pulled out her camcorder and, Felini-style, proceeded to record, for posterity, the eyes, noses, mouths (most notable, of course–Roger’s) of those of us who couldn’t duck fast enough. We had decided (well, maybe it ‘was’ me) not to stop in the city for lunch but to wait until we reached the first small town with a restaurant. Two hours and five growling stomachs later we arrived in Kit Carson; the town will never be the same. After the antics at the table, I expected Mom to pull Roger out on his ear (“it was Roger, Mom!”–fingers pointing).

We rolled into Scott City late afternoon, picked up groceries and continued on to Lake Scott about 10 miles North of town. Having been raised in the West, in mountain country, I marvel at the difference in the geography east of the Great Divide. My senses are assaulted as the gorge appears, as if from nowhere, like a wide, deep scar on the flat expanse of the plains. And as we dropped into the park, traveling along the east edge of the lake, the landscape became a familiar blend of trees, hills and valleys.

Camp Lakeside is an idyllic setting, several acres situated against the hills on the east side of the lake, with mature cottonwood and elm trees providing abundant shade. Our eyes were drawn to the chapel, the most prominent structure in the camp, built from sculptured limestone block. The backdrop to the pulpit is a large, steepled window that views a cross planted in the hills behind. The architecture of the other buildings is, predominately, Spanish, with white adobe and ridge-pole roof facade. The main lodge is positioned so that it commands a view of the whole valley. There is a swimming pool, riding stable, basket and volley-ball court located within the camp, and the camp’s canoes are located on the lake shore a short walking distance away–enough activities to keep even the most industrious of us occupied for the weekend. We had the camp to ourselves that night and set about staking our territory –Steve, Roger and I across the way in one of the bunk houses; Mom and Kathi in the lodge, which was air conditioned and had indoor plumbing (well, all the plumbing was ‘indoor’–the boys just had to walk down the road ‘a piece’).

Karen, who had been up earlier that day, left us a welcome basket filled with fruit, nuts, home-made bread and jam. After we had sampled the fare, Steve, Kathi and I took a hike in the hills above the camp, where we had a birds-eye view of the surrounding country–a nice setting in which to end the day. When we returned, Roger busied us with preparing the lodge’s main hall for the arrival of the rest of the family. We positioned tables and hung balloons and crepe paper on the walls (I felt like I was on the Prom committee!). Things got started pretty slowly the next morning. Karen, Liz, Meredith, and Lindsay came with bundles of more goodies; and then Joe and Helen Robison arrived (Joe was full of stories about Dad and life on the farm). Don and Jamie got there just as pandemonium struck; and Jamie struggled to get people registered as the hall filled with family intent on getting reacquainted. Lloyd Gowdy arrived and we renewed a twenty-year absence. He later got stuck with us in the “boys bunk”, where the snoring only bothered those who didn’t snore. I had lost track of ‘who’ and ‘when’ by then. There was no awkwardness in the meeting; people settled down quickly to being ‘just family’ and from that point forward I knew the weekend would be a great success.

That afternoon Robert took us on a tour of a buffalo ranch. We piled on a flatbed truck (the matriarchs got the air-conditioned Bronco) with hay bail seating and drove right into the herd. What graceful animals! It was almost like going back in time, riding the plains as if on an ancient hunt. Next we visited the Miller ranch and homestead, recalling memories of picnics and swimming in the stream. Before heading back to camp we stopped at the pyramids, limestone pillars reaching about fifty feet into the air, in stark contrast to the surrounding flat lands. Some in the group had to conquer the hights which had mothers worried, especially when they stepped to the edges of the precarious peaks. Everyone got back down safely, if not without incident. I’m not sure if Roger got stuck or just froze, but we finally got him down with words of encouragement (Don threw rocks–but that might have been just as helpful). The evening of the fourth I participated in one of the most wondrous (certainly for a private display) firework shows, ever! Thanks to Don, for the most part (certainly a closet pyromaniac), who had brought a two-hour assortment of rockets, spinners, poppers and other “stuff I don’t know the name of but goes ‘bang’ in the night”.

Afterward, we retired for the night; some to the lodge, others to the covered patio across the road (you know where) for some late night ‘conversation’. Some, the “Miller Bunch” every bit as treacherous as the “James Gang”, terrorized one of our poor compatriots, Roger, with water guns. As I tried to coax them out of the lodge so Roger, who was standing around the corner ready to ambush, could get even, two of the most cunning members of the gang sneaked up from behind and got the best of Roger again. I can tell you that, from that point on, Roger’s mission was to have retribution.

I almost forgot to mention the food. As was dinner the night before, break- fast was delicious. The meal was expertly prepared and there was more than enough for forty plus ravenous (at least mine) appetites. After breakfast we rounded up those who would be touring Squaws Den and the Quartelejo Indian ruins and set off on another expedition with Robert as guide. Robert made the tours come alive and truly memorable with his stories of family life and local history. I asked him to write down everything he knows, as I could never keep it all straight. I didn’t, exactly, get a commitment– come to think of it, I don’t think I got an answer. Being the consummate politician, he probably changed the subject. Let’s don’t let him forget. That afternoon we hit the pool and a game of water basketball. Gary (Gaston) and I ‘whipped’ (literary license) Steve and Kathi but they were good sports about it.

Although the temperature was mild most of the weekend, the pool was still refreshing. Later that day, the clouds rolled in and we received a downpour which was welcome relief to the prior weeks of high temperatures and no precipitation. Just before dinner there was a tornado warning and we were urged to assemble in the dining hall. There was so much storm activity that the thunder was a continuous roar, very ominous. The tornado missed us and we prepared ourselves for that evening’s entertainment, the talent show. Roger and I had promised to sing a song and thought that maybe it was about time to rehearse. Every family reunion has one. Usually it’s an event we endure because “it’s family” and we have to. But not so with the Hunt Family Talent Show. It was a time for everyone to let their hair down, and let their hair down they did! Where else could you see Beth, Kathi and Gloria do a choreographed rendition of “Three Little Fishies”. Or see Miriam lead the group in an animated “Yum-yum Tree”(or something like that). Virginia kept our feet stompin’ with “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round The Mountain”. Nancy entranced us with “Amazing Grace”. There were skits performed by Meredith, Lindsay, Joel and Gary that had us rolling with laughter. We sang songs until well after ten and all hated to see it end.

Early next morning we had a canoe race on the lake. Steve and I, Gary and Joel, Roger and Lindsay had each boasted that our team had the strength, fortitude and agility to beat the other in a race to the dam and back. The object of the contest should have been ‘who can stay dry the longest’! Little did we know that Roger had chosen this moment for his retribution until Lindsay’s and his canoe capsized. To this day we don’t know how he managed to dump Joel and Gary into the murky water, being twenty yards or more away. This is certain, Roger had the last laugh. But Steve and I emerged victorious, as we knew we would from the onset. We managed to get dry (those of us who were wet) just before the breakfast bell. After breakfast we attended a church service presented by Liz, Meredith on piano, Lindsay on harmony, Nancy and Gary Gaston. It was a very moving, spiritually uplifting experience.

This was the day I had been looking forward to. We planned to see the Hunt homestead, the icon of my Hunt experience, located southwest of Bazine. I had visited the place thirty-five years earlier with my family and the farm house had come alive with my Dad’s memories. Since that time the picture of the limestone-block house, out buildings and red barn against a backdrop of trees and blue sky has held a prominent position on the walls in the homes in which I’ve lived. When we arrived in Bazine, we had lunch then visited the High School, Grandpa’s old house and the cemetery. The homestead was a lot closer to the main road than I had remembered. I was surprised when someone said, “there it is”. At first glance I was afraid that the structure had been razed, because it was obscured by the wild flora that surrounded the place. Although in disrepair, the house was intact and much as I remembered it. We were able to examine the rooms inside but most of the plaster on the walls had fallen away and the stairs didn’t look like they would make it another season. The barn was gone, blown over in a wind storm. The foundation was all that remained. We wandered around for a couple of hours, exploring the buildings, finding Dad’s and Chet’s initials carved in the stone. On our way out we followed Robert and Lloyd to the Gowdy homestead then headed to Lamar, Colorado where we spent the night. We would meet Lloyd and Robert the next morning and try to find the Miller homestead.

Steve, Roger and I accompanied Robert and Lloyd to the end of the world. I don’t know if the best map and directions could have delivered us to the old homestead, but between Robert and Lloyd’s recollection from years earlier we found it. Not, however, without a couple hours of back-tracking and following hunches. The surrounding country was desolate with sparse vegetation. It was easy to understand why so many homesteaders had abandoned their claims–we had seen numerous ruins. But there was also some kind of magic that hung in the valley. The house was gone, just a hole in the ground, with a tell-tale wrought-iron bed frame as a tombstone. Half the walls of the barn, the most substantial building, remained, built against a cliff-edge of a small rise at the north end of the valley. We milled around the ruins for a while then set off, in a south-west direction, to try and find the spring where Grandpa got his water. We were unsuccessful but did have a chance to explore more of the area. Steve and I had a plane to catch early that evening in Colorado Springs so were forced to cut our stay short and headed back to Lamar. This event, the ‘Reunion’, so filled my senses with the images of family roots, that I shall not soon forget. Perhaps I will never forget as I have been changed forever.

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