Monday, December 01, 2008

This couple is Daniel England (1818-aft 1897) and his wife Harriet Hunter (1821 – aft 1900). I think in this picture she was "with child". They are both buried in the Old Salem Church Cemetery in Union County, Georgia.

Harriet was the daughter youngest of John Hunter, my g-g-g-grandfather. John came to Union County with his family of 8 children in the mid 1830s. They lived in this cabin (the picture is a postcard), which the inside is about probably slightly smaller than an average family room today.

Later, after the children married and moved away, John’s daughter Martha, never married, stayed and cared for him. We assume his wife died long before.

After John died, about 1848, Daniel and Harriet and their children moved in the John Hunter cabin with Martha.

The postcard gives Daniel credit for building the cabin. I think that is probably because he was the first to actually get a deed on the land. Maybe in earlier times when John was a pioneer the new county of Union was not organized enough to have people filing deeds and all that fancy la-te-da stuff.

Daniel’s parents were Richard (1775 – 1835) and Patsy Montgomery (1789 – 1865). Richard and Patsy and their siblings are considered the founders of Helen, Georgia.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know where this old cabin was moved to? We miss seeing it when we go to Blairsville/Vogel. Someone thought it was connected to Byron Herbert Reece & had been moved to his property which is supposed to be open to the public at some point in time. Do you know? I think it's farther down on this same highway toward Vogel. Thanks, Laurel

2:04 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Laurel, The last I heard was that reassembling it beside the old Choestoe School in the same name community was being considered. I heard Charlie Hunter bought it and I haven't heard any more.

2:35 PM  

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