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Re: Hunt relatives:Eng>Long Island>NJ>NC>MS
Posted by: WILSON SHOTWELL HUNT III Date: October 26, 2000 at 06:37:06
In Reply to: Re: Hunt relatives:Eng>Long Island>NJ>NC>MS by Julie R. LeHunt of 9268

I HAVE A LOT OF INFORNATION RE: CHARLES HUHT. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE IT.

HAD 14 CHILDREN 9 BOYS AND 5 GIRLS DETAILS PROVIDED IN BEVERLY YOUNT GEN. OF
THIS HUNT FAMILY.

HUNT RECORDS FROM MCCUBBINS COLLECTION SALISBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY NC.
JONATHAN HUNT, WAS COLONEL "IN THE BRITISH ARMY" (NO, IN THE NC MILITIA, MJH)
IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR-- HE WAS TOO OLD TO FIGHT IN THE REVOLUTION,
ALTHOUGH HIS FARM IN CAROLINA WAS CAMPED UPON BY CORNWALLIS WHEN IN PURSUIT OF GEN. GREENE IN 1781 AND FROM IT CORNWALLIS MARCHED TO GUILFORD COURT HOUSE
WHERE HE DEFEATED GEN. GREENE. THIS HOME WAS ON OR NEAR THE YADKIN RIVER. HIS
CHILDREN WERE 1. ANDREW (B. IN NJ IN 1740) 2. CHARLES (B. IN NJ IN 1742, M.
FRANCINA SMITH, CAME TO NC WITH HIS FATHER SETTLED ON SUGAR CREEK & LATER ON
CEDAR CREEK WHERE HE BUILD MILLS, BUT IN THE AUTUMN OF 1805 HE MOVED TO OHIO & IN THE FALL OF 1806 LOCATED IN WAYNE CO., INDIANA, NEAR THE MOUTH OF ELKHORN RIVER WHERE HE DIED AUG. 27, 1818 AGED 76 YEARS HE IS BURIED IN THE ELKHORN BAPTIST CHURCH, ABOUT 6 MILES SOUTH OF RICHMOND, IN. WHICH, HE & WIFE WITH NINE OTHER MEMBERS ESTABLISHED IN 1807. IT WAS THEIR SON SMITH HUNT B. 1782 WHO MARRIED ELIZABETH LAMB. IT IS THOUGH THAT THE 1ST OF THE HUNT FAMILY WAS LEE HUNT B. ABOUT 1682. (MJH NO BASIS FOR THIS THE EARLIEST KNOWN WAS THE PIONEER
RALPH HUNT, IN LONG ISLAND ABOUT 1651-2.

!PAPERS RECEIVED FROM LISA FRANCIS IN 1994.
HUNT FAMILY COMPILE FOR SARAH HUNT STEAVES BY
ELIZABETH B. SETTERTHWAITE
52 STOCKTRON ST, TRENTONN NEW JERSEY,
HISTORIAN 1923

CHARLES HUNT, SON OF CAPITAIN JONATHAN HUNT OF NORTH CAROLINA, WAS BORN AT
HOPEWELL, HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY IN 1741. DIED AT LIEBERTY, INDIANA
AUGUST 27, 1818.
ABOUT THE YEAR 1750 HE WENT WITH HIS PARENTS TO SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA. IN
AFTER YEARS HE BECAME A MERCHANT OF SALISBURY. IN 1804, WITH HIS WIFE FRANCINA SEAGRAVES, HE LEFT NORTH CAROLINA AND MOVED TO WHAT WAS THEN, THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY AND SETTLED FOR A TIME IN WHAT WAS AFTERWARD CLAIRMONT COUNTY, OHIO.
IT WAS ON THE WHITEWATER, NOW WAYNE CO., INDIANA, WHERE SOME OF THEIR FAMILY HAD PRECEDED THEM.

(RUNPLES HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA MENTIONS THIS CHARLES HUNT A MERCHANT OF
SALISBURY WHO WENT WEST TO OHIO, OR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY AS IT WAS THEN
CALLED IN 1806)

CHARLES HUNT WAS A DEACON OF THE BAPTIST CHRUCH, AND BUILT THE FIRST CHURCH AND GRAIST MILL IN THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY.
HE AND HIS GOOD WIFE FRANCINA ARE BURIED IN THE LITTLE ELKHORN CEMETERY ON
ELKHORN CREEK, NEAR LIBERTY, INDIANA. THEIR TOMBSTONES ARE IN A FINE STATE OF
PRESERVATION AND ONLY THESE INSCRIPTIONS ARE UPON THEM:
"CHARLES HUNT DIED AUG. 27, 1818, AGED 77 YEARS"
"FRANCINA DIED JUNE 30, 1811, AGED 65 YEARS."

!SOURCE: A CORRECTED GENEALOGY OFCOL. JONATHAN HUNT
BY MITCHELL J HUNT FEB. 1994 PG. 32

CHARLES HUNT, B. ABT 1742 (PER GRAVESTONE) PROB. IN HOPEWELL, NJ. M. ABOUT 1765 (FIRST CHILD BORN IN 1766) FRANCINA SITH, ALSO REPORTED IN SOME SOURCES FOR REASONS UNKNOWN AS FRANCINA SEAGRAVE. ON 10 OCT 1783 CHARLES HUNT BROUGHT 320 ACRES ON BOTH SIDES OF CEDAR CREEK ADJOINING HIS FATHER: IN 1786 BOUGH 150 ACRES ON TOM'S CREEK, AND ON 15 SEPT. 1795 EXPANDED HIS CEDAR CREEK PROPERTY BY PURCHASING 247 ACRES FROM HIS BROTHER JOHN WHO WAS THEN OF BOURBON CO. KY. ON 26 DEC 1795 HE BOUGHT A MILL POND ON CEDAR CREEK WHERE HE BUILD MILLS AND IS SAID TO HAVE LIVED UNTIL MOVING TO CLERMONT CO., OHIO (EAST OF CINCINNATI) IN THE AUTUMN OF 1805. HE IS LISTED IN THE 1790 CENSUS AT HIS FARM ON CEDAR CREEK AND SHOWN BY EATON BAPTIST CHURCH RECORDS IN 1790 AS A CHARTER MEMBER ALONG WITHHIS WIFE "FRANCES". HIS BROTHER ANDREW AND THE LATTER'S WIFE LUCY, SARAH BRYAN (PRESUMABLY HIS SISTER, WIDOW OF THOMAS BRYAN), AND OTHER INCLUDING ISAAC EATON, GEORGE EATON, AND THOMAS ESTEB. THE EATON BAPTIST CHURCH RESULTED FROM A
REORGANIZATION OF THE FORMER DUTCHMAN CREEK CHURCH WHICH WAS FORMED IN 1772 AND HAD BECOME DEFUNCT. ON 7 JAN 1791 CHARLES HUNT WAS APPOINTED ONE OF THREE
MEMBERS TO SELECT A MINISTER AND WATHE FIRST TO SIGN HIMSELF AS CLERK OF EATON CHURCH. IN 1799 CHARLES HUNT AND LAZARUS WHITEHEAD WERE WITNESSES WHEN DANIEL EATON GAVE AN ACRE OF LAND "ON THE WATERS OF DUTCHMANS CREEK" BEGINNING AT A POST IN LAZARUS WHITEHEAD'S LINE..FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF THE SUPPORT OF THE GOSPEL AND CONVENIENCY OF A BAPTIST MEETING HOUSE. WHITEHEAD WAS A PREACHER OF EATON'S BAPTIST CHURCH, ALONG WITH CHARLES HUNT AND WIFE, ESAAC ESTEB AND WIFE. AARON MARTIN AND WIFE, AND RICHARD RUE. WHITEHEAD WAS THE FATHER OF MARY AND MARTHA WHITEHEAD WHO M. JOHN AND GEORGE HUNT, SONS OF CHARLES HUNT.

IN 1805 CHARLES HUNT SOLD ALL OF HIS PROPERTY AROUND CEDAR CREEK, IN A NUMBER
OF TRANSACTIONS, TO BROTHER DANIEL AND NEIGHBORS AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO
CLERMONT CO., OH, WHERE THEY SETTLED "THE VALLEY OF THE WHITEWATER" AND WORKED THEIR WAY TO ELKHORN, IN, WHERE THEY CLEARED LAND AND SET UP A MILL ON ELKHORN CREEK, SAID TO BE THE FIRST GRIST MILL IN THE COUNTY. AS NOTED ABOVE THEY JOINED THE REV. WHITEHEAD AND OTHERS AS CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE ELKHORN BAPTIST CHURCH. CHARLES' WIFE FRANCINA DIED THERE 27 AUG 1811 AGED ABOUT 65 YEARS, AND CHARLES DIED 27 AUG 1818 AGE 76 YEARS, PER THEIR TOMBSTONES IN THE ELKHORN CEMETERY NEAR RICHMOND, WAYNE CO., IN. THEY HAD 14 CHILDREN; JONATHAN, JAMES, MARY, TIMOTHY, REBECCA, GEORGE, JOHN, SARAH, SMITH, WILLIAM NANCY, CATHERINE, CHARLES AND STEPHEN. THIS FAMILY WAS THE FOCUS FOR BEVERLY YOUNT'S 1956 MANUSCRIPT ON HER HUNT ANCESTORS AND SOME 200 PAGES ARE DEVOTED TO CHARLES HUNT AND HIS DESCENDANTS, A MOST REMARKABLE PUBLICATION ON THIS FAMILY. NO ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE HERE TO DUPLICATE THE YOUNT RECORD--BY EIGHT SONS CHARLES HAD AT LEAST 76 HUNT GRANSONS AND THE DAUGHTERS WERE EQUALLY PROLIFIC AND YOUNT COVERED THEM ALL (OR AT LEAST ALL SHE COULD FIND) FOR SEVERAL MORE GENERATIONS.
MANY OF THEM REMAINED FOR GENERATIONS IN INDIANA, BUT SEVERAL WERE IN THE
WESTERN MIGRATION TO OREGON. DETAILS ON THIESE FAMILIES WILL NOT BE COVERED
BELOW BUT MENTION MUST BE MADE OF THAT MOST REMARKABLE ENTREPRENEUR SMITH HUNT (1855-1933, WHO CALLED HIMSELF LEIGH HUNT), SON OF FRANKLIN HUNT AND GREAT GRANDSON OF SUBJECT CHARLES HUNT, WHO AFTER A BRIEF CAREER AS A SCHOOL TEACH AND ADMINISTRATOR IN INDIANA AND IOWA, WENT TO SEATTLE. WA, IN 1888 AND FOR $300 DOWN ON AN OBLIGATION OF $18,000 PURCHASED THE SEATTLE POST (NEWSPAPER) AND TWO YEARS LATER PURCHASED THE RIVAL SEATTLE INTELLIGENCER AND CONSOLIDATED THE TWO PAPERS. HE SOON ACCUMULATED A FORTUNE WHICH WWAS SIPED OUT IN THE PANIC OF 1893 THAT LEFT HIM $1.5 MILLION IN DEBT. HE THEN WENT TO THE FAR EAST AND PROMOTED MINING DEALS IN KOREA WHICH ENABLE HIM TO PAY BACK HIS DEBTS AND AMASS ANOTHER FORTUNE. AFTER RETIRING HE BECAME INTERESTED IN GROWING COTTON ALONG THE NILE IN SUDAN AND HAD ANOTHER BRIEF CAREER AT THIS BEFORE RETIRING AGIN TO NEVADA WHERE HE BECAME ACTIVE IN MINING AND RELCAMATION OF DESERT LANDS. HE IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN AN INSTIGATOR OF THE BOULDS (NOW HOOVER) DAM. UNFORTUNATELY, SPACE AND TIME LIMITATIONS FOR THIS COMPILATION DO NOT AFFORD US THE LUXURY OF COVERING ALL OF THE DESCENDANTS OF CHARLES HUNT AS THOROUGHLY AS PRESENTED BY YOUNT, TO WHICH THE READER IS REFERRED FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.



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