Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Hunter Genealogy part 1

I am starting with another family genealogy report now. This one will be on what I have recorded of the Hunter family – which is my surname.

There are some strange courses of events throughout the Hunter data and a lot of history. Here we go:



John Hunter’s cabin, built about 1835 in Union County, Georgia. The above picture was a popular postcard for the area.

It has been handed down that John and his sons built the cabin while at the same time defending themselves against Indians. Of course, the Indians may have their side of the story to tell too.

My sons and I have been in this cabin. It is surprisingly how small it was. Notice I said, “Was”? In 2008 a unrelated Hunter family purchased the land and wanted to do way with the cabin. Some of John Hunter descendants had it disassembled and now, the last I heard, the lumber has numbers on the boards and ready to be reassembled, as soon as they find a home for it.


Descendants of John HUNTER


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN3 HUNTER (WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 1775 in , Rutherford Co., NC, and died 1848 in , Union Co, Ga.
More About JOHN HUNTER:
Burial: Old Salem Church Cem
Deed: He donated land for Old Salem Chch Cem
Moved: Abt. 1834, Moved to Union Co., Ga/
Occupation: Distiller and farmer
Residence: Lived in Buncombe Co., NC

Children of JOHN HUNTER are:
i. ANDREW M.4 HUNTER, b. Abt. 1799, , , NC; d. 27 Feb 1848, Prote, , , Mexico.

Notes for ANDREW M. HUNTER:
Andrew, via wagon, would haul whiskey to Augusta, Georgia, the closest market, to sell.

In 1836, the Georgia Militia was formed "to protect the citizens from Indians." John and his brother Jason are on the roster rolls that first year in 1836, which extended into the infamous "Trail of Tears". Andrew evidently stayed in the service. Twelve years later he died as a 2nd Lt in Perote, Mexico, from wounds he received in the Mexican War.

Note The Mexican War (1846 1848) was a war between, of course, The United States and Mexico, over mainly border disputes. The bulk of the war was in the Rio Grande area, which was commanded by future President Zachary Taylor. The United States gained Texas, parts of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. The treaty was signed 2 February 1848, twenty five days before Andrew M. HUNTER died. Although wounded, if conscious, he lived to see his side win.

More About ANDREW M. HUNTER:
Military service: 1836, part of "Trail of Tears"
Occupation: Hauled father's whiskey to Augusta, Ga. to sell.
Residence: 1848, died as a 2nd Lt. from wounds in Mexican War.

2. ii. ELIZABETH HUNTER, b. 01 Dec 1799, , , NC; d. 10 Sep 1875.
3. iii. JAMES W. HUNTER, b. 1805, , , NC; d. Unknown.
iv. MARTHA HUNTER, b. 1810, , , NC; d. Abt. 1860, , Union, Ga.

Notes for MARTHA HUNTER:
Never married.
Harriett HUNTER ENGLAND and Hus. & kids moved in w/her after father died.

More About MARTHA HUNTER:
Residence: Lived in the original John HUNTER House

4. v. REBECCA HUNTER, b. 1812, , , NC; d. 1898.
5. vi. WILLIAM JOHNSON HUNTER, b. 17 Jul 1813, , , NC; d. 22 Jul 1899, , Union, Ga.
6. vii. JASON HENDERSON HUNTER, b. Abt. 1817, , , N. C.; d. Abt. 1885, , Greene, Ark.
7. viii. HARRIET E. HUNTER, b. 1821, , , NC; d. Aft. 1900, , Union, Ga.


Generation No. 2

2. ELIZABETH4 HUNTER (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 01 Dec 1799 in , , NC, and died 10 Sep 1875. She married JOSEPH LANCE, son of JOHN LANCE and SARAH MURRAY. He was born 20 Nov 1809, and died 07 Jan 1879.

More About ELIZABETH HUNTER:
Burial: New Salem Cemetary, Skyland, NC
Residence: Lived in Henderson Co., NC

More About JOSEPH LANCE:
Burial: New Salem Cemetary, Skyland, NC
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: He stayed on the French Broad River to farm.

Children of ELIZABETH HUNTER and JOSEPH LANCE are:
8. i. JOHN ANDREW "DARB"5 LANCE, b. 13 Aug 1837; d. 11 Dec 1905.
ii. FIDELIA A. LANCE, b. 1841, Arden, Buncombe Co, NC1; d. Unknown; m. HARRIET A. MURRAY, 15 Jan 1877; b. Abt. 1840; d. Unknown.
iii. JAMES K. P. LANCE, b. 08 Aug 1846; d. 23 Nov 1856.

More About JAMES K. P. LANCE:
Burial: New Salem, Union Co., Ga.
Lived: Lived 10 years.

9. iv. THOMAS R. LANCE, b. , Knox Co, Tn; d. 28 Jun 1901, Howard Ridge, Ozark Co, Mo.


3. JAMES W.4 HUNTER (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 1805 in , , NC, and died Unknown. He married NARCISSA BARNETT. She was born Abt. 1805, and died Unknown.

More About JAMES W. HUNTER:
Resident: Lived on the Mills River in Henderson Co., NC

Children of JAMES HUNTER and NARCISSA BARNETT are:
i. I. P .5 HUNTER, b. Abt. 1830; d. Unknown.
ii. ELIZABETH HUNTER, b. Abt. 1832; d. Unknown.
iii. JOHN HUNTER, b. Abt. 1836; d. Unknown.

Notes for JOHN HUNTER:
Possibly, this John HUNTER lived in Macon County, North Carolina, the same county, as his uncle Jason HUNTER was living at the time, in 1848, but John was not around in 1850 for the Census. From the records: "William J. HUNTER of Union County, Georgia, to John A. HUNTER of Macon County, nephew of said William for natural love & affection, a Negro boy slave, Samuel, 20 years old; also one wagon & yoke of steers.
20 Oct 1848".
However, this John HUNTER would have been about twelve years old in 1848, but he is the only John HUNTER, grandson of John HUNTER, that would near fit. If this was the John HUNTER in question, and he, in 1848 was twelve, quiet possibly, his whole family was living in Macon County, North Carolina.

iv. JUDEN HUNTER, b. Abt. 1838; d. Unknown.
v. NARCISSA HUNTER, b. Abt. 1844; d. Unknown.
vi. E. G. HUNTER, b. Abt. 1847.
vii. ANDREW HUNTER, b. Abt. 1849; d. Unknown.


4. REBECCA4 HUNTER (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 1812 in , , NC, and died 1898. She married SAMUEL RILEY LANCE, son of JOHN LANCE and SARAH MURRAY. He was born 1814 in Buncombe, , NC, and died 1895.

Notes for REBECCA HUNTER:
Their oldest son was born in North Carolina, about 1834, and the next son was born in Georgia about 1836. From this, we assume that they arrived in Georgia about 1835 or 1836, about the same time that Rebecca's father John HUNTER arrived in Georgia, along with other HUNTER family members. They returned to North Carolina about 1844 (their 6th child was born in NC), but returned to Georgia about 1845 (their 7th child was born in Ga.)

More About REBECCA HUNTER:
Burial: N.C. Methodist Cem., Hayesville, NC

Notes for SAMUEL RILEY LANCE:
A friend of his (Samuel R. Lance), whoes name has long since been forgotten, was to have a duel with a fellow from Union County, and as fate would have it he became sick, not being able to fill the appointed date. Dueling custom has it that if you are sick you have the right to name a replacement, so Samuel Lance, being noted as a fighting man, was chosen to fight in his stead. He came to Union County by request, to uphold the honor of a friend, fought the duel and won, leaving his adversary, against whom he had no malice, lying motionless up the ground.
He came to Union County in the Spring of 1839. He returned to Buncombe County and told his brothers and moved his family one year later.
- From BLOOD MOUNTAIN COVENANT, A SON'S REVENGE pp7-8, by Charles E. Hill
August of 1870 - Sam Riley Lance; his sons James Debarris, Andrew, and John; and his son-in-law John Frady did call on Joseph Henson, and as the indictment in court did say, "Fight, whoop, holler, and curse, and attempt to go into the house of said in a violent and tumultuous manner" because of what he said about one of the members of the family.
-From BLOOD MOUNTAIN COVENANT, A SON'S REVENGE, p168, by Charles E. Hill.

More About SAMUEL RILEY LANCE:
Burial: N.C. Methodist Cem., Hayesville, NC

Children of REBECCA HUNTER and SAMUEL LANCE are:
10. i. REV JOHN HENRY5 LANCE, REV, b. Abt. 1834, , Buncombe , NC; d. 16 Feb 1890, , Union, Ga.
11. ii. JAMES LANCE, b. 17 Nov 1836, , , NC; d. 06 Sep 1905.
12. iii. SARAH SAPHRONIA LANCE, b. 27 May 1837, , , NC; d. 13 May 1901, , Union, Ga.
13. iv. HARRIETT LANCE, b. May 1838, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
14. v. MARGARET LANCE, b. Abt. 1843, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
15. vi. EMALINE ELIZA LANCE, b. 30 Jul 1843, , , NC; d. 09 Jan 1915.
vii. LOUISA LANCE, b. Abt. 1845, , , Ga; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM MCCURLEY, 27 Feb 1870, , Union, Ga2; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

More About LOUISA LANCE:
Burial: N.C. Methodist Cem., Hayesville, NC

16. viii. WILLIAM ANDREW LANCE, b. 1848, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
ix. GEORGE ANN LANCE, b. 1850, , , Ga; d. 1920.

More About GEORGE ANN LANCE:
Burial: Noonday Baptist Cem., Marietta, Cobb, Ga
Twin of: Twin of Josefine

x. JOSEFINE LANCE, b. 1850, , , Ga; d. Unknown.

Notes for JOSEFINE LANCE:
Died young.

More About JOSEFINE LANCE:
Twin of: George

17. xi. SAMUEL DEBARRIS LANCE, b. 1851, , Union Co., Ga; d. 1929, , , NC.
18. xii. MARY V. LANCE, b. 1854, , Union Co., Ga; d. Unknown.


5. WILLIAM JOHNSON4 HUNTER (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 17 Jul 1813 in , , NC, and died 22 Jul 1899 in , Union, Ga. He married MARGARET ELIZABETH "PEGGY" ENGLAND 29 Sep 1839 in , Habersham, Ga, daughter of WILLIAM ENGLAND and MARTHA MONTGOMERY. She was born 09 Sep 1819, and died 25 Jan 1895 in , Union, Ga.

Notes for WILLIAM JOHNSON HUNTER:
. In his whiskey distilling business, he was paid in gold and had accumulated quiet a bit by the time of the Civil War. He was fearful that some renegades or outlaws (like Coot Ray's Gang) might come by and rob him so he made a poke sack of heavy duck cloth which was larger than a gallon bucket; filled it with his gold; brought it from his house to the Nottley River just east of the Daniel England's house and threw it across the River for Daniel to keep for the duration of the War. He felt his brother-in-law Daniel, was the only one he could trust.

More About WILLIAM JOHNSON HUNTER:
Burial: Old Salem Ch, Union Co., Ga

More About MARGARET ELIZABETH "PEGGY" ENGLAND:
Burial: Old Salem Ch, Union Co., Ga

Children of WILLIAM HUNTER and MARGARET ENGLAND are:
19. i. MARTHA JANE5 HUNTER, b. 28 Sep 1840, , , Ga; d. 18 Mar 1920, , Union, Ga.
ii. MARY E. HUNTER, b. 12 Oct 1842, , Union, Ga; d. Unknown; m. JONATHAN MARVIN DUCKWORTH, 24 Jan 1858; b. 09 May 1831; d. 1908.

More About JONATHAN MARVIN DUCKWORTH:
Military service: 6th Reg./Ga Calvary Volunteers - "The Blood Mountain Tigers"

20. iii. JOHN A. HUNTER, b. 08 Nov 1844, , Union, Ga; d. 15 Nov 1913, , Union, Ga.
21. iv. JAMES ANDREW HUNTER, b. 19 Mar 1847, , Union, Ga; d. 03 Apr 1912.
22. v. AMANDA REBECCA HUNTER, b. 05 Sep 1849, , Union, Ga; d. 15 Jun 1923.
23. vi. MARGARET ELIZA HUNTER, b. 20 Jan 1852, , Union, Ga; d. 09 Jan 1929, , Union, Ga.
vii. WILLIAM JOHNSON HUNTER, JR., b. 26 Apr 1854, , Union, Ga; d. 25 Dec 1906, , Union, Ga; m. NANCY DYER, 15 Mar 1877, , Union, Ga; b. Abt. 1855; d. Unknown.

More About WILLIAM JOHNSON HUNTER, JR.:
Burial: Old Salem Cem., Union Co., Ga

24. viii. GEORGIA ANN HUNTER, b. 05 Apr 1855, , Union, Ga; d. 03 Oct 1924, , Union, Ga.
25. ix. JOSEPHINE "BABS" HUNTER, b. 15 Jul 1858, , Union, Ga; d. 30 May 1907.
x. JEROME SEFAIT "BUD" HUNTER, b. 28 Mar 1861, , Union, Ga; d. Unknown; m. INDA LANCE, 06 Oct 1878, , Union, Ga; b. Abt. 1861; d. Unknown.
26. xi. JASPER FRANCIS "TODD" HUNTER, b. 06 Jul 1863, , Union, Ga; d. 27 May 1897, , Union, Ga.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

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