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Hunt Surname

The Hunt surname is probably either English or Scottish in origin. The earliest members of this family were living in North Carolina in the early Eighteenth Century.


1st Generation:

Thomas Hunt was born circa 1720 in North Carolina. He died circa 1790 in Franklin Co., North Carolina.

Thomas married Elizabeth circa 1742 in North Carolina.

They had the following children:

1 Henry Hunt was born on November 28, 1744. He married Ann Taylor on January 31, 1766 in Granville Co., North Carolina.
2 Hardy Taylor
3 Amanda Hunt was born circa 1750.
4 Sarah Hunt was born circa 1750-1755.
5 John Hunt was born circa 1758.
6 Mourning Hunt was born before 1768.
7 Ruth Hunt was born before 1768.
8 Lucretia Hunt was born before 1768.

2nd Generation:

Hardy Hunt was born circa 1747 in North Carolina. He died on March 19, 1829 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.

Father: Thomas Hunt
Mother: Elizabeth

Hardy moved with his family to Sumner County, Tennessee, probably in 1804.
Hardy married Sarah Taylor circa 1769 in North Carolina. She was born circa 1746 in Nansemond Co., Virginia. She died after 1829 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.

They had the following children:

1 Sion Hunt
2 Elizabeth Hunt was born on December 18, 1771 in Franklin Co., North Carolina. She died after 1829 in Williamson Co., Illinois.
She married William M. Mitchell on March 3, 1790 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina.
3 Alice Hunt was born circa 1773 in Franklin Co., North Carolina. She died before 1812.
She married first John Seawell circa 1793 in North Carolina.

She married second Rhodan Rawlings on November 3, 1808 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.

4 Sarah Hunt was born circa 1775 in Franklin Co., North Carolina.
She married Samuel Taylor on October 20, 1802 in Franklin Co., North Carolina.
5 Thomas Hunt was born circa 1778 in Franklin Co., North Carolina. He died circa 1830 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
He married Mary White.
6 Chloe Hunt was born on May 19, 1783 in Franklin Co., North Carolina. She died on January 8, 1854 in Jefferson Co., Illinois.
She married David Hobbs on December 31, 1804 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
7 Lucretia Hunt was born circa 1788 in Franklin Co., North Carolina. She died after 1834.
She married Dixon Stroud on August 22, 1820 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
8 Penelope Hunt was born circa 1792 in Franklin Co., North Carolina. She died circa 1828.
She married Fielding Grimsley on July 2, 1810 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
9 Sabrina (Laverne) Hunt was born circa 1794 in Franklin Co., North Carolina. She died circa 1815-1817 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
She married Charles White on November 30, 1810 in Sumner Co., Tennessee. (He was born circa 1786 in North Carolina and died betwee December 4-15, 1854 in Douglass, Nacogdoches Co., Texas.)
They had the following children:
Edmund C. White (c. 1811-1882)
md. Martha A. White
Lucinda White (1814-1894)
md. Isaac A. Skillern
Hardy Hunt White (c. 1815-1884)
md. Mary Ann Sanders Winn

3rd Generation:

Sion Hunt was born on March 15, 1769 in Bute Co., North Carolina 1. He died on May 18 2 or 20 1, 1845 in Christian Co., Kentucky. He is buried in the Flat Lick Cemetery, near Herndon, Christian Co., Kentucky.
Father: Hardy Hunt
Mother: Sarah Taylor

In his youth, Sion moved to Franklin County, North Carolina where he probably was married Sarah in about 1792. They were enumerated there in the 1800 census. According to one source, he and his family moved to Sumner County, Tennessee in 1804 3. In actuality, they probably moved to Tennessee in 1800 or 1801. In Sumner County, they lived off of Station Camp Creek. Sometime between 1830 and 1840 (probably closer to 1830), Sion and Sarah moved once more, to Christian County, Kentucky. They settled in the extreme southern portion of the county, probably on land in what is now Fort Campbell, near the city of Oak Grove. They were originally buried at the Gilmer Cemetery in Christian County, but in the 1940's their graves were exhumed and reburied at Flat Lick Cemetery, near Herndon, to make way for the construction of Fort Campbell. * The above two sources give two conflicting dates of death for Sion, and the day of death is no longer legible on his tombstone.
Sion married Sarah Hartsfield in 1792 in Franklin Co., North Carolina 2. She was born on June 11, 1776 in Franklin Co., North Carolina 1. She died on January 28 3 or February 28 1, 1847 in Christian Co., Kentucky. She is buried in the Flat Lick Cemetery, near Herndon, Christian Co., Kentucky.
Father: Jacob Hartsfield
Mother: Sarah (Lynn) McElroy
*The day of death is illegible on Sarah's tombstone.
They had the following children:
1 Lucinda Hunt was born circa 1793 in Franklin Co., North Carolina. She died between 1813-1816 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
She married David W. Parrish on July 3, 1813 in Sumner Co., Tennessee 4..
They had no known children.
2 unknown male Hunt was born circa 1795 in Franklin Co., North Carolina.
A male child aged 0-10 is enumerated with this family in the 1800 census. Most likely he is the same child enumerated in the 1820 census aged 18-26. A son of about this age fits well with the fact that son Thomas was listed as Sion's second son.
3 Lutilda T. Hunt
4 Mary Hunt was born circa 1801 in Sumner Co., Tennessee 5. She died after 1860, perhaps in Calloway Co., Kentucky.
She married first James T. Wynne on October 21, 1816 in Sumner Co., Tennessee 4. (He died sometime between 1823 and 1830, probably in Sumner Co., Tennessee.)
They had the following children:
William J. Wynne (c. 1818-1850's)
md. Sarah
James T. Wynne (c. 1823-aft. 1860)
md. Maria Elizabeth Hall
She married second Unknown Mr. Murray between about 1830-1834 in Kentucky. (He died before 1840.)
They had one known child:
Andrew H. Murray (c. 1833-aft. 1850)
5 Thomas Hunt was born circa 1803. He died before 1845.
He married name unknown.
They had the following known children:
Sarah Hunt
Andrew D. Hunt
Not much is known of Thomas. In his father's will of 1845, Thomas is named as the "second son" and that he was deceased. The will also supplies the names of his children. He was probably enumerated with his family in the 1820 census, and would have been the male aged 16-18. He appears to have left his parent's household before the 1830 census enumeration. No known marriage for him has been found in Sumner County, Tennessee.
6 Lucretia Hunt was born circa 1805 in Sumner Co., Tennessee 5. She died after 1870, probably in Murray, Calloway Co., Kentucky.
She married first John G. Wynne on June 27, 1825 in Sumner Co., Tennessee. (He died sometime between 1825 and 1827 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.)
They had one child:
John G. Wynne (c. 1826-1850's)
md. Elizabeth Jane Radford
She married second Fountain P. Jones on December 3, 1827 in Sumner Co., Tennessee. (He was circa 1800 in Kentucky 5 and died after 1870, probably in Murray, Calloway Co., Kentucky.)
They had the following children:
Lysander Jones (c. 1829-???)
Asher Jones (c. 1831-???)
Sarah Jones (c. 1835-???)
md. John H. Mims
Mary W. Jones (c. 1837-???)
md. George W. Mims
Benjamin Franklin Jones (c. 1843-???)
Lucretia moved with her husband, parents, and the rest of her family to Christian County, Kentucky in about 1833. In the 1840's, Lucretia and her family moved to Todd County, Kentucky. In the 1850's, they moved to a farm near Murray in Calloway County, Kentucky, where they remained. Lucretia and Fountain probably both died there before 1880.
7 William Hunt was born circa 1807 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
8 Dudley Hunt was born circa 1809 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
9 John Jefferson Hunt was born circa 1810 in Sumner Co., Tennessee 5. He died after 1860.
He married Serena C. Worrell circa 1837. (She was born circa 1820 in North Carolina 5 and died after 1860.)
They had the following children:
James P. Hunt (c. 1839-???)
Sarah H. Hunt (c. 1840-???)
William Hardy Hunt (1842-1909)
md. Missouri Ann Nichols
Mary I. Hunt (c. 1846-1927)
md. Shelby W. Jones
Lucinda Permelia Hunt (c. 1848-1912)
md. Albert Dyke
David Hunt (c. 1852-???)
Fanny J. Hunt (c. 1859-???)
Although some sources suggest that John died in Christian County, Kentucky, I would guess that he and his family moved elsewhere. There is no record of him, his wife, or any of his seven children in Christian County after 1860. They may have moved to Calloway County, Kentucky, where some of his sisters were living.
10 James M. Hunt was born on September 4, 1812 in Sumner Co., Tennessee 1. He died on December 4, 1860 in Christian Co., Kentucky 1. He is buried in the Flat Lick Cemetery, near Herndon, Christian Co., Kentucky.
He married Eliza C. Donaldson circa 1837. (She was born on August 15, 1815 in Kentucky 1 and died on July 22, 1878 in Christian Co., Kentucky 1. She is buried in the Flat Lick Cemetery, near Herndon, Christian Co., Kentucky.)
They had the following children:
Katherine Gabriella Hunt (1837-1910)
md. Matthew Campbell Givens
Cave Ann Hunt (c. 1843-1892)
md. Samuel Johnson Graham
James Polk Hunt (1846-1904)
md. Lucinda Clementine Butler
Perry S. Hunt (c. 1849-???)
md. Susan Ella Boyd
Benjamin G. Hunt (c. 1851-???)
Elizabeth Bell Hunt (1856-???)
11 Benjamin Franklin Hunt was born on December 1, 1820 in Sumner Co., Tennessee. He died on December 18, 1872 in Chatfield, Texas.
He married Mariah Donaldson on August 26, 1845 in Warren Co., Kentucky.

4th Generation:

Lutilda T. Hunt was born circa 1797 in Franklin Co., North Carolina 1,6. She died on June 5, 1835 in Christian Co., Kentucky 1,6. She is buried in the Flat Lick Cemetery, near Herndon, Christian Co., Kentucky.

Father: Sion Hunt
Mother: Sarah Hartsfield

A guess is that Lutilda's middle name may have been "Taylor" or "Thomas" (her family had an odd habit of giving male middle names to female children). It is possible that she may have been nicknamed "Lula" (the nickname used by her granddaughter Lutilda Whitlock). Lutilda was raised in Franklin County, North Carolina and in about 1800-1801, she moved with her family to Sumner County, Tennessee. In 1816, she married the widower of her older sister Lucinda. They lived off Station Camp Creek in Sumner County. In 1833, she moved with her family to southern Christian County, Kentucky, where she died soon after.
Lutilda married David W. Parrish on June 5, 1816 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
For information on their children, see his page.

Sources:

1. Cemeteries of Christian County, Kentucky 1797-2004. 2004, Christian County Genealogical Society
2. Death notice of Sion Hunt, Southwestern Christian Advocate, June 6, 1845
3. Death notice of Sarah Hunt, Nashville Christian Advocate, April 2, 1847
4. Marriage records of Sumner Co., Tennessee
5. Assorted US Federal Census records
6. Tombstone inscriptions, Flat Lick Cemetery, Christian Co., Kentucky.