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Thomas Huskinson Giles Journal

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Dad’s proposal for creating a family corporation to administer the Lundy Lake Oxbow Ranch business:

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Opal Hunt Bible

Opal Hunt Bible Record

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Harold Hunt ObituaryOpal Hunt Obituary

Obituaries, a set on Flickr.

Obituaries for Opal and Harold Hunt

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Ln Hn Fn Last First Age Sex Occup Val Born
30 95 95 Hunt William 32 M Farmer 80 KY
31 95 95 Hunt Nancy 25 F     TN
32 96 96 Hunt Eda 54 F   120 NC
33 96 96 Hunt Alexander 22 M Farmer   IL
34 96 96 Hunt Allen 20 M Laborer   IL
1 98 98 Hunt Abel 37 M Whlwrt 300 KY
2 98 98 Hunt Nancy 30 F     IL
3 98 98 Hunt Malinda 6 F     IL
4 98 98 Hunt George R. 4 M     IL
5 98 98 Hunt Matilda C. 2 F     IL
6 98 98 Hunt Noah W. 12-Jan M     IL
Note:  William, Alexander and (James)Allen are the brothers of Abel who appear to have moved with him and their parents to Raleigh Township after 1830. Abel married Nancy Parker in 1843 and at that time probably left this household. William, Alexander, Allen (James?), Nancy (sister?) and Eda, probably Edith, their mother, remained. Abel bought 40 acres in 1836.  William and Edith later bought land in 1850 and 1852 in adjoining tracts. (see public  domain land tract sales for IL).Ln=Line #, Hn=House #r, Fn=Family #, Val=Real Estate Value

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Head of Family
Last Name: Hunt
First Name: Abel
Males: 5-10 (3), 10-15 (1), 20-30 (1),
Females: 5-10 (1), 10-15 (1), 15-20 (3), 40-50 (1),
Total: 11
Employed in Agriculture: 1

Note: Since Abel is 28 years old in 1840, this household probably represents his extended family, including his mother and siblings.  Since his father, Noah, died in Raleigh on 24 Dec 1833, Abel, the oldest, became head of household.

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Bethel Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery Raleigh, IL

Saline Co, IL. NE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 9, T8S R6E.
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


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Hunt  Elzy  45  44  5-30-1855  Moccason Creek 
Hunt  Henry  50  W  1-29-1822  Glovers Creek 
Hunt  J B  49  27  1-16-1849  Trace Creek 
Hunt  J B  28  27  1-16-1849  Trace Creek 
Hunt  James  87  3  4- 8-1805  Long Creek 
Hunt  James  30  28  4-18-1805  Trace Creek 
Hunt  Joel T  35  28  4- 3-1840  Little Glovers Creek 
Hunt  Joel T  2  44  5- 1-1854  Glover Creek 
Hunt  John  35  8  11-24-1841  Big 
Hunt  John  15  16  5-27-1845  Trace Creek 
Hunt  John  75  B  2- 7-1816  Glovers Creek 
Hunt  John  75  B  2-27-1816  Trace Creek 
Hunt  John  123  G  8- 2-1820  Trace Creek 
Hunt  John S  32  28  4-27-1840  Dry Creek 
Hunt  Johnathan Sr  20  E  10-12-1818  Dry Creek 
Hunt  Jonathan S  2  50  6- 1-1857  Dry Creek

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BORN: 1768  DIED: October, 1842
WILL SIGNED:  August 12, 1822

I ABEL HUNT of the State of Kentucky and County of Barren, being weak in
body but of sound mind and memory do give and dispose of my effects in
the following manner; first after paying my just debts I will and bequeath to my wife ELIZABETH HUNT all of my estate, real and personal to her own use and benefit so long as she shall remain a widow.  I give to my son ALEXANDER HUNT my blacksmith tools with all that pertains to them. I also give him the priviledge of settling and occupying part of  my land, fifty acres where he shall choose not interfering with the mountain house or farm occupied by my wife during the term of her natural life or widowhood.  I further direct that at the decease or marriage of my wife, all my property real and personal shall be sold at public auction and the money arriving therefrom to be divided into twelve equal parts and disposed of in the following manner; to my son OLIVER HUNT I give one part with the exception of one hundred and fifty which I have already given him shall be calculated in his part and considered as so much paid; to my son NOAH HUNT and DANIEL HUNT I give one part, that is one part to be equally divided between them; to my son ALEXANDER HUNT I give one part; to ALFRED and ALEXANDER PATTERSON, sons of my daughter HANNAH HUNT, I give one part; to my daughter JOANNA HUNT I give one part; to my daughter SARAH HUNT I give one part; to my son ALEMETH HUNT I give one part; to my daughter AZUBETH HUNT, I give one part; to my son JEREMIAH HUNT, I give one part; to my son WILSON HUNT I give one part; to my daughter ELIZABETH, I give one part; to my son FRANCIS MARION HUNT, I give one part; and I do hereby revoke and disanull all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made declaring this to be my last will and testament; lastly I constitute and appoint my wife ELIZABETH HUNT and ALEXANDER HUNT my son, my sole executor and executrix to this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 12th day of August, 1822.

<Abel Hunt> <seal>

Signed, published and declared by the said Abel Hunt as his last will and testament in the presence of us attest

Andrew Baird
William E Thompson
Wm. Baird

Barren County <Set> October <Term> 1842
The foregoing writing purporting to be the last will and testament of  Abel Hunt <dec’> was produced in Court and proven in due form of law by the oath of Andrew Baird and William E. Thompson subscribing witnesses thereto.  Whereupon the <sum> was ordered to be recorded as the true last will of said Abel Hunt deceased.

<Tho> J. Helm CB<bb>


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Record of Pension Papers Which Were Sent to the United States Pension Department, Washington, D.C. by Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 & Indian Wars Who Lived in Barren County Kentucky.
Compiled by Annie Walker Burns Bell 1933
HAMILTON, ABNER Pension #S31105
Private Va. Line, born about 1761. Entered service 1776 in Augusta Co., Va. Pension began March 4, 1831, certificate issued April 2, 1833.
Private 1st U.S. Rifleman. War of 1812. Born 1797 near Lexington Ky. Died 28th Jan. 1860 in Hart Co., Ky., Enlisted June 1812 at Glasgow, Barren Co., KY. Discharged 12th June 1815. Penison began June 13, 1815, certificate issued May 24, 1819.
HARBOUR, LOUISA F. (Widow of Jeremiah Harbour) #125-55
Born 1814, Louisa F. Estes and Jeremiah Harbour married March 19, 1837 at Scottsville, Tenn. by James Ferguson. She states her husband Jeremiah D. Harbour had been married before the name of his first wife being Nancy Behan. She has resided in Marion Co., Kansas since 1874. On Oct. 9, 1878 Jeremiah Harbour, aged 39, and a residen of Grant Co., Marion Co., Kansas swears to the identity of Louisa F. Harbour
Private and Sergt. Va. Line. Born 3 Aug. 1746 in London, England, came to USA in 1769. Entered service 1776 in Augusta Co., Va. Has lived in Bourbon Co., Ky. since 1812. Pension began March 4, 1831. Died 22 April 1838 in Barren Co., Ky
HARRIS, WILLIAM Pension #W8893
Private, Va. Line born Aug. 25, 1755 in Cumberland Co, Va. Entered service May 1776 in Buckingham Co.., Va. after the war he lived in Henry and Patrick Counties, Va., and from thence to Barren Co., Ky. Pension began March 4, 1831, certificate issued Nov. 28, 1833.
HARRIS, LYDIA (Widow of William Harris)
Born Aug. 30, 1762. Maiden name not stated, married to William Harris March 23, 1782 in Henry Co., Va. by Nathan N. Hall, a Baptist Minister. John Renfro, Sr., aged 79 and his wife Ester Renfro age 75, testify they have known Lydia Harris over 60 years, and were present at the Marriage of Lydia and William Harris. Lydia Harris died 11 May 1848. On Aug. 21, 1848 John R. Harris, administrator, of estate of Lydia Harris applies “for myself and the other children” for her pension from March 4, 1836 to April 22, 1838. Pension of Lydia Harris, began April 22, 1838, certificate issued Feb. 29, 1840
HIGDON, JOSEPH Pension #65-991-40-50
Private and Corp. Md. Line. Born July 18, 1759 in Charles Co., Maryland. Entered service June 1781, in Montgomery Co, Maryland. Was living in that county at the time. In 1784, he moved to North Carolina for 13 years and tine to Tenn. In 1801 he moved to Barren Co., Ky. Pension began march 4, 1831, certificate issued Jan. 13, 1833. Died Feb. 6, 1836 in Barren Co., Ky.
HIGDON, MARGARET (Widow of Joseph Higdon) Pension # 65-991-40-50
She was born Feb. 17, 1766. Family records (very old and faded….)
Joseph Higdon, was married to Margit Halbrook on the 5th day of April 1786
Margaret Higdon b.Feb. 17, 1766
Thomas Higdon b. Aug 4, 1804
Enoch E. Higdon, B. May 5, 1806
Sarah Higdon Davis b. March 10, 1810
Rebecca Higdon b. March 17, 1797
Ishmale Higdon b.Dec. 10, 179?
Joseph Higdon b. Oct 10, 180?
Margaret Hidgon b. Setp 23, 1802
William Halbrook b.March 11, 1784
Gabriel Higdon b. Feb. 5, 1787
John Higdon, b. Aug 8, 1788
Mary Higdon, b. Feb 12, 1790
Susannah Higdon B. Oct. 11, ????
Jane Higdon b.Aug 30, 1793
Hays Higdon b.June 22, 1795

It is specifically stated “that Gabriel Hidgon is the oldest child of Margaret Higdon and he is a respectable citizen of Barren Co., Ky. Pension of Margaret Higdon began March 4, 1831, certificate issued Feb. 29, 1840.
HILL, CLEMENT Pension #W10106
Private, Va. Line, Born 1757. Enlisted April 1779 in Rochbridge Co., Va. Pension began March 4, 1831, certificate issued March 1, 1833. Died 2 July 1836
HILL, MARY (Widow of Clement Hill) Pension #W10106
Born 1766, maiden name Mary Ann Douglas. Marriage license on file Lincoln Co., Ky. Mary Ann Douglas and Clement Hill, March 17, 1784. James Smith signs the bond, Nov. 15, 1842, she is living in Lawrence Co., Ind. Pension of Mary Hill, began Mary 4, 1848, certificate issued July 13, 1841.
HISER, JOHN Pension #W8932
Private Pa. Line, born 1759 or 60 in Bucks Co., Pa. Entered service 1776 in Philadelphia Co., Pa. where he then lived. Later moved to Lancaster, Pa. After the war he lived in Pa., Md., Va., and Tenn., from whence he moved about 1811 to Barren Co., Ky. Pension began March 4, 1831, Certificate issued Jan. 28, 1833. Died march 5, 1839
HISER, SARAH (Widow of John Hiser) Pension #W8932
Born 1768. Maiden name Sarah Fancher. Sarah Fancher and John Hiser married Fab. 3, 1792 in Knox Co., Tenn. by Wm. Reno or Runno, a Baptist Minister. On Nov. 3, 1843, Elizabeth Forbis, age 66 testifies to being present at the marriage of Sarah Fancher and John Hiser, she adds they had a numberous and large family of children and she mentions specifically, Benjamin Hiser? the eldest son, who will be 51 on Nov. 15, 1843. Pension of Sarah Hiser, began March 4, 1836, certificate issued Sept. 26, 1849
HOFFMAN, AMBROSE Pension #S16420
Private Va. Militia, born 1754. Entered service July 1, 1780 in Culpepper Co., Va. where he resided. Continued to live there till 1797 when he moved to Ky. Pension began march 4, 1831, certificate issued Jan. 28, 1833.
HUGHES, ABSALOM Pension #S31149
Private and Sergt. Va. Militia. Born 15th June 1755. In Charles City, Co., Va. and lived there during all of his services. Entered service, Oct. 1775 in Charles City Co., Va. Mentions visiting a brother in June 1781 in Charlotte Co., Va. 1784 moved to Halifax Co., Va. and from thence in 1814, to Barren Co., Ky. Pension began March 4, 1831, certificate issued May 30, 1833.
HUNT, JONATHAN Pension #S18048
Private N.C. Line. Born 1760. Entered service in Rowan Co., N.C. Nov. 7, 1843. Applied for transfer from Ky. to Mo. Roll saying “many of his children had removed from Ky. to Mo.” He was then in Morgan Co., Mo. On Nov. 10, 1833, Abel Hunt, brother of Johnathan Hunt, testifies that he lived with their father, Daniel Hunt, serving as a soldeir at various times, he himself did not serve being then about 16 and is now 69. Pension began March 4, 1831, certificate issued April 3, 1833.

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