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Descendants of William Hunt (156)



Generation One



1. William1 Hunt (156) was born circa 1660 at of Chester, England. He married Margaret Person (165), daughter of Lawrence Person (169) and Elizabeth _____ (173), on 6 Apr 1687 at Burlington MM, Burlington, New Jersey. He died on 6 Sep 1694 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was buried after 6 Sep 1694 at Friends Yard, Philadelphia (Historic Philadelphia), Pennsylvania.
Most Hunt genealogies indicate that Jacob Hunt is the immigrant. However, this is a note from Martha Wallenhorst of Prodigy on 5/9/92: "Jacob Hunt is not William's father. That is a mistake that most every Hunt book in our line has made. Everyone knows that his father came from Abington MM. But everyone assumes that it is either Abington MM in Lancashire, England, or from Abington Grove farm outside of Boston. This was a prosperous farm but never owned by a Hunt. It was part of the Quincy Estates. The Abington that William's father came from still exists. It is the Abington MM in Abington, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. He came to that meeting from Chester Co., England, possibly with his bride to be. His name is William Hunt, he married 6-April-1687os Margaret Person (Pearson) dau. of Lawrence and Elizabeth Person. Margaret came to the new world with her brother Thomas on the ship Endeavor in 1683. She was born in Pownell Fee twp., Chester Co., England, and came to this country as a Quaker. They married in Burlington MM, Burlington Co, NJ. William died 6-Sept-1694os in Philadelphia. He is buried in the Friends yard in 'Historic' Philadelphia. The misconception that Jacob was his father started over 125 years ago when Mrs. Hunt published her husbands genealogy and stated that the only known Hunt to come to these shores was a Knight of England who was disgraced on the field and fled to the new world. He changed his name to Ephraim Hunt and married. 'From this issue came a son Jacob who had a son Jacob who was the personal artist to General George Washington during the French and Indian War'. This Jacob had issue and his son had issue Jacob. This Jacob had issue of 14 children. Yes, this Jacob had a William but this William married a Coffin from Nantucket and had no William in his issue. All of his children have been traced by other sources with the majority of them staying in Mass and upper NY. There is no firm connection between the two families. Your genealogy should read: William Hunt m. Margaret Person (Pearson); issue: Robert m. 4th month 15 day 1708os to Elizabeth Woolman Payne Mary m 8th month 5 day 1713 os Caleb Shreave Elizabeth m 9th month 3 day 1718 os John Harvey (John Hervy). Sarah m 2nd month 6 day 1719 os John Gibson. William b. 1690 Bucks Co. PA d 1781 m 2nd month 14 day 1720 os to Mary Woolman. Hannah m 8th month 3rd day 1720 os Jonathan Shreeve. All were married Burlington MM, Burlington Co. NJ (Henshaw Vo.1).
Children of William1 Hunt (156) and Margaret Person (165) were as follows:

Generation Two



2. Robert2 Hunt (1) (William1) was born at England (unknown compiler, compiler, "Hunt and Allied Families, 1947, American Historical Co., Inc. N.Y."; Ancestral File unknown repository, unknown repository address.). He was born at of, Burlington, New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Woolman (2), daughter of John Woolman (64) and Elizabeth Borton (65), on 15 Apr 1708 (Charles Cummins Hunt, A Genealogical History of the Robert and Abigail Pancoast Hunt Family (Dixon, Illinois: Charles Cummins Hunt, 1906). Hereinafter cited as Pancoast Hunt Genealogy.). He married Elizabeth Woolman (2), daughter of John Woolman (64) and Elizabeth Borton (65), on 15 Jun 1708 at Burlington MM, Burlington, New Jersey. He died on 23 Jan 1716 (Ibid.).
"Hunt and allied families", 1947, noted Samuel Hunt as child no. 4, b. 1715.
Children of Robert2 Hunt (1) and Elizabeth Woolman (2) were as follows:

7. William2 Hunt (71) (William1) was born in 1690 at of Radnor, England. He married Mary Woolman (70), daughter of John Woolman (64) and Elizabeth Borton (65), on 14 Apr 1720 at Burlington Meeting, West Jersey. He died in 1745 at Fairfax, VA. He died in 1745 at Maryland. He was buried after 1745 at Maryland.
William Hunt produced a certificate at Abingdon Meeting, Pa., (Quaker) 1 month, 30 day, in 1719, from Radnor, a border country West of Warwickshire, England.
Abingdon minutes refer to him 'late of Bayberry', a Philadelphia county, Pa. settlement made in 1635 by Nathaniel, Daniel, Thomas and Wm. Walton, all from Bayberry, Glouchestershire, England.
William Hunt born 1690 in England and died 1781. Married 2-14-1700, Mary Woolman, born 1692, died 1785. Mary, the daughter of John, 1655-1718, of Burlington Co., N.J. and Elizabeth (Bourton) Woolman. Also the granddaughter of William Woolman who died 1692 of Glouchester, England. Mary Woolman's father John Woolman and her grandfather William Woolman came to America on the ship Shield, ship Captain Daniel Travis, in December 1677. The ship docked and waited until morning. In the morning the ice had frozen so thick and hard that Old William and John Woolman, the Captain Daniel Travis, and John Borton walked on the ice to the shore. This was at the head of the Rancocis River flowing into the Delaware on the left bank. John Woolman was 23 years old at this time. Five years later John married Elizabeth Borton who was 8 years his junior, daughter of John Borton who had walked on the ice from their ship.
John Woolman as well as his son Samuel were weavers by trade. John also was a good business man and was a very exacting man. He held important offices in the Quaker church and was a great exponent of his faith. (This information from 'John Woolman, American Quaker' by Janet Whitney. Wichita Library.)
William and Mary (Woolman) Hunt were at Abingdon Pa. They went to New Jersey to Monocacy, Md. to N. Carolina. William Hunt was a strict follower of the Quaker faith and preached and helped raised money for the cause.
Children of William2 Hunt (71) and Mary Woolman (70) were as follows:

Generation Three



8. Robert3 Hunt (3) (Robert2, William1) was born on 21 Feb 1709 (Charles Cummins Hunt, Pancoast Hunt Genealogy.). He married Abigail Wood (7), daughter of Benjamin Wood (43) and ______ ______ (44). He married Martha Ward (12), daughter of George Ward (42), after 1747. He died on 29 Feb 1764 at age 55 (Ibid.).
Children of Robert3 Hunt (3) and Abigail Wood (7) were as follows:
Children of Robert3 Hunt (3) and Martha Ward (12) were as follows:

12. Thomas3 Hunt (84) (William2, William1) was born on 1 Jan 1723 at Pennsylvania. He married Mary Ann BEALS (155), daughter of John Beals II (82) and Sarah Bowater (83). He married Ann Beals (85), daughter of John Beals II (82) and Sarah Bowater (83), in 1750. He died on 17 Sep 1763 at Guilford County, North Carolina, at age 40.
All childrens births: Each is listed in the New Garden MM between 1761 and 1788. All but one simply indicate -- son or daughter of Thomas; however, one entry (Ann) does indicate daughter of Thomas and Ann. Since these are all related to marriages, there are no dates of birth for the children. The children are listed in the order of their marriages.
Children of Thomas3 Hunt (84) and Mary Ann BEALS (155) were as follows:
There were no children of Thomas3 Hunt (84) and Ann Beals (85).

13. Eleazer3 Hunt (78) (William2, William1) was born on 25 Aug 1725. He married Catherine Cox (79) on 4 Dec 1752 at Orange Co, NC. He died on 21 Jan 1781 at Guilford County, North Carolina, at age 55. He was buried after 21 Jan 1781 at New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina.
1753, 1, 6. Cane Creek MM reported married to Catharine Cox (cert recorded at New Garden.) Among the witnesses were Thomas Hunt, Zebulon Grant, John Wright, Charles Davis, Henry Mayner, William Piggott, Mary Jackson, Mary Matthews. Hannah Davis, Mary Wright, and Rachel Mayner. According to Hinshaw's narrative about the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Eleazer and William Hunt were some of the names of the men embraced in the origninal membership of the New Garden MM. The following account of the early history of New Garden MM is abstracted from 'Southern Quakers and Slavery', pages 104-108. Of the settlers who formed the New Garden meetings the first to arrive were doubtless the immigrants from Pennyslvania by way of Maryland. They brought the name with them from Pennsylvania. It has always been a characteristic of Quakers to reproduce the names of the sections with which they have been associated in former years. Many English Quaker names are reproduced in America. There is a New Garden and a Springfield in Pennsylvania. They are carried thence to North Carolina, and from there, in turn, to Indiana. 'Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania', says that New Garden Meeing in Pennsylvania was named in remembrance of New Garden Meeting in County Carlow, Ireland.
Children of Eleazer3 Hunt (78) and Catherine Cox (79) were as follows:

16. William3 Hunt Jr. (91) (William2, William1) was born in 1733 at Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Mills (92), daughter of John Mills III (93) and Sarah Beals (94), on 6 Oct 1753 at Cane Creek Meeting, Orange Co, NC. He died on 9 Sep 1772 at New Castle, on Tyne, England. He died on 9 Sep 1792 at New Castle on Tyne, England.
His first missionary travels were to Virginia and the Carolinas. In 1761-67 and 1768 he traveled the New England states. In 1771 he visited England and the continent in the same service. While in England in 1772 he contracted small pox and died at New Castle on the Tyne 9 Sept 1772. Buried at Friends burying grounds.
Children of William3 Hunt Jr. (91) and Sarah Mills (92) all born at New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina, were as follows:

Generation Four



20. Robert4 Hunt (10) (Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born on 1 Jun 1745. He married Abigail Pancoast (11), daughter of Samuel Pancoast (230) and Abigail Coopland (231), on 19 Dec 1764. He died on 2 Nov 1805 at Ohio at age 60 (Charles Cummins Hunt, Pancoast Hunt Genealogy.).
He was Shoemaker. He He lived in Burlington, New Jersey, until 1783, moving to a farm near Culpepper Court House, Va. Nine years later moved to Winchester, Va., and later to Brownsville, Pa. In 1804 he moved to Salem, Columbiana Co., Ohio (Ibid.).
Children of Robert4 Hunt (10) and Abigail Pancoast (11) were as follows:

24. Joshua4 Hunt (15) (Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born on 1 Feb 1753 at Manfield Twp., Burlington County, New Jersey. He married Esther Roberts (41). He died in 1791.
Moved to Luzerne, Fayette Co., PA, in 1790 census.
Children of Joshua4 Hunt (15) and Esther Roberts (41) were as follows:

38. Phineas4 Hunt (97) (Eleazer3, William2, William1) was born on 26 Mar 1763 at New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Piggott (98) on 23 Jan 1782 at Guilford County, North Carolina.
Children of Phineas4 Hunt (97) and Elizabeth Piggott (98) were as follows:

40. Eleazer4 Hunt (115) (Eleazer3, William2, William1) was born on 30 Dec 1766. He married Nancy Ann Newby (116) on 22 Feb 1789 at Guilford Co, NC. He died on 5 May 1816 at age 49.
Children of Eleazer4 Hunt (115) and Nancy Ann Newby (116) are as follows:

45. Isaiah4 Hunt (161) (William3, William2, William1) was born on 16 Oct 1756 at New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina. He married Miriam Guyer Wilson (272). He married Elizabeth Floyd (249) on 2 Aug 1775 at New Garden MM, Guilford County, North Carolina (Unknown, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~latiebond/huntmills.html, Katie Bond (Not noted), downloaded October 2002.). He died on 16 Sep 1815 at age 58 (Ibid.).
Vena Wilson only indicates a second marriage to Miriam Guyer Wilson. They had one child Miriam.
Children of Isaiah4 Hunt (161) and Miriam Guyer Wilson (272) are:
Children of Isaiah4 Hunt (161) and Elizabeth Floyd (249) were as follows:

46. Nathan4 Hunt (179) (William3, William2, William1) was born on 26 Oct 1758 at New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina. He married Martha Ruckman (235) on 12 Nov 1777 at New Garden MM, Guilford County, North Carolina (Ibid.). He married Prudence Thornborough (242) on 6 Apr 1791 at New Garden MM, Guilford County, North Carolina (Ibid.). He died on 8 Aug 1853 at Center, Guilford County, North Carolina, at age 94.
1791, 7, 2. Springfield MM - Nathan and sons, Jebulon and Jabez, received on certificate from New Garden MM, dated 1791, 6, 26. Source: Vena Wilson (MF#0854151). Nathan was a farmer in the beginning but felt called to go into the ministry. He was of the Quaker faith and became a powerful and persuasive speaker. In 1792 when he was 34 years of age he was acknowledged as a minister. Springfield North Carolina Quaker Monthly Meeting. He was faithful to his church for more than 60 years. He visited South Carolina and Georgia in 1797 and again in 1804-5. He visited the northern states in 1810-11. He visited the Indian tribes in Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland during 1820-21 and in 1832 extended his visits to the newer meetings in Ohio and Indiana, whither many of the friends had emigrated from Virginia and the Carolinas to escape the slavery problem. This weakened the meetings in North Carolina. He was very deeply interested in education and was instrumental in organizing the New Garden boarding school from which since has grown Guilford College at Springfield, North Carolina. His portrait hangs in the faculty parlor of Founders Hall. He died at Center, Guilford Co., North Carolina. The Memoirs of Wm. and Nathan Hunt, mostly from their journals and letters, were published in Philadelphia in 1858.
Children of Nathan4 Hunt (179) and Martha Ruckman (235) were as follows:
Children of Nathan4 Hunt (179) and Prudence Thornborough (242) all born at Guilford County, North Carolina, were as follows:

47. John4 Hunt (205) (William3, William2, William1) was born on 30 Oct 1760 at New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina. He married Rachel Haworth (247) on 9 Aug 1780 at Guilford County, North Carolina (Ibid.). He died in 1842 at Hamilton County, Indiana (Ibid.).
Children of John4 Hunt (205) and Rachel Haworth (247) were:

Generation Five



59. Joshua5 Hunt (18) (Robert4, Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born in 1766 at Eversham, Burlington Co., N.J.
Children of Joshua5 Hunt (18) and Rachel Ross (26) were as follows:

63. Nathan5 Hunt (47) (Joshua4, Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born on 12 Apr 1784.
Children of Nathan5 Hunt (47) and ______ Sperling (55) were:

88. William5 Hunt (264) (Isaiah4, William3, William2, William1) was born on 17 May 1776. He married Ruth Brittain (274), daughter of William Brittain (301) and Rebecca Ballinger (302), circa 1794 at Greensboro, North Carolina (Sandy Hunt (died 12/2003), "William Hunt Email," e-mail message from sbh3@REMOVEprodigy.net (Lubbock TX) to Hunt-L@rootsweb.com, 16 Jan 2003. Hereinafter cited as "Wm Hunt Email."). He died on 28 Mar 1891 at age 114.
This family moved by certificate (Quakers) from New Garden MM, Greensboro, NC to Chester MM in Wayne Co. IN, in 1815. They resided there until 1855 when they moved to Clinton, OH. See Vol. 13, 1966 Apr/June Issue of "Ansearchin' News:" Page 99 lists four families of Hunt, who seem to match the description of William's children: Josiah, William C., Susan M., and Felicia Hunt. This was from the Logan Co., KY, census of 1850.
Children of William5 Hunt (264) and Ruth Brittain (274) were as follows:

Generation Six



108. David6 Hunt (27) (Joshua5, Robert4, Robert3, Robert2, William1) was born on 26 Jan 1797 at Alexandria, Virginia. He married Rebecca Frye (232) in 1822 at Byesville, Ohio. He died in 1855 at Penrose, Iowa.
Children of David6 Hunt (27) and Rebecca Frye (232) were:

119. Jesse6 Hunt (276) (William5, Isaiah4, William3, William2, William1) (Ibid.) (Ibid.) was born in 1807 (Ibid.). He married Catherine Pedrick (277), daughter of Phillip Pedrick (296) and Judith Townsend (297). He died at Whitewater, Indiana (Ibid.).
Children of Jesse6 Hunt (276) and Catherine Pedrick (277) were as follows:



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