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Re: Rev. War Soldier Surname Hunt: Ulster Co.,NY
Posted by: J (ID *****8954) Date: February 13, 2010 at 20:51:18
In Reply to: Rev. War Soldier Surname Hunt: Ulster Co.,NY by Charles McCutchen of 18096

You omit the information that led you to ask the question.

What do you mean by "Revolutionary War soldier"?

Which side was he on?

All able-bodied free white males aged roughly age 16-60 (varies by time and place) were required to be available for militia duty for defense within the County. Most never saw active duty, but may have appeared on a roster made at the time of a regular drill. A person not versed in such matters might call a name on such a list a "soldier".

In this context there could be scores of Abigail Hunts who were daughters of men of militia age. Such an Abigail could have been born any time between 1736 and the 1820s, depending on when (or how many times) such a free white male married.

Your actual question (for which you do not give background or context) could be answered if you go to the County Seat and consult all land records for persons of Hunt surname, all estate records, and then go to the State Library and all local historical societies (for manuscript collections) to locate any surviving marriage and church records to locate Abigail Hunts who married between, say, 1755 and 1840. Even then, you would not have located all Abigail Hunts, since many church and marriage records do not survive or were never created.

A person reading your inquiry could not have the slightest idea whether a particular Abigail Hunt fit your actual criteria.


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