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Born November 1, 1825, Being the Oldest 
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CONTENTS: 

Half Tone . . N. C. Hunter 

age 3 , , Nathaniel C. Hunter, Sr 

14 , . . John Hunter 

15 . , Nathaniel C. Hunter 
21 . . Mary Ann Casebolt 
21 . . Alexander St. Clair Hunter 
28 . . Thomas Hunter 

32 . . . Nancy Hunter 

33 . , Samuel Hunter 
39 . . . Sarah Whited 
42 . . Elizabeth McFerrin 
44 . , . Maria Funk 
46 . . Hester Ann Hunter 




The descendants of Nathaniel Hunter met at the 
residence of N. C. Hunter, Urbana, Ohio, July 7th ^ 
1905, for the purpose of effecting an organization. 
The following officers were elected to serve one 3'^ear, 
or until their successors are elected: 

President . . N. C. Hunter 

Urbana, Ohio 

Vice President . T. E. Hunter 

Mingo, Ohio 

Secretary . . S. M. Hunter 

Saint Paris, Ohio 

Treasurer . Mrs. Anna Russele 
North lycwusburg, Ohio 



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The officers were instructed to have a short genealog- 
ical history of the family published. We the present 
decendants dedicate to future decendants the following 
history: 



HISTORY OF NATHANIEL HUNTER, SR.'S 
FAMILY, OR HIS BRANCH OF IT 

He was born in the Kingdom of Ireland, County 
of Down, and Parish of Saintfield, about twelve miles 
vSouth of Belfast, Ireland, December, 14th, 1768. 

Ann Porter was born in the same county and Par- 
ish May 15th, 1772, and married Nathaniel Hunter 
February 2nd, 1790. They were both of Scotch de- 
cent, their ancestors emigrating from Scotland to Ire- 
land in 1607, at the time King James 1st, after sub- 
duing Ireland, confiscated the lands of the chiefs of 
O'Niel and O'Donnell of the Ulster tribes, (they hav- 
ing fled to Spain,) consisting of eight hundred thous- 
and acres of land. 

This land was divided out to Scotch Colonists 
who settled it, and this was the beginning of the Scotch 
Irish race, whose descendants have emigrated to, and 
become the best citizens of most of the states of the 
United States. 

Their history in Ireland has been one of religious 
warfare from their settlement until the present. 

These settlers being of the Protestant religion and 
(the native Irish Roman Catholic^ so a continual strife 
was kept up between the factions. 

In 1641 the English Parliment advocated repress- 



4 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

ive measures against the Catholics with threats to oust 
more of the Irish and introduce English settlers in 
their stead, when the native Irish turned savagely on 
the Protestant Colonies of Ulster and murder and 
atrocities of all kinds were committed in North Ireland 
at Portadown about twenty miles west of Saintfield 
Parish, hundreds of the victims were driven into the 
river and drowned. We have it handed down from 
Alexander Sinclair Hunter, that many of the relatives 
of our ancestors were victims at this place. 

The total victims of this insurrection was estima- 
ted at thirty thousand. 

Another family of this Scotch Irish colony were 
the Sinclairs who became related to the Hunters. We 
find they were an old and highly honored family of 
Scotland and at one time held the Earldom of Rosslyn 
and Janet Sinclair had the training of Maryr Queen of 
Scots in her youth. 

Nathaniel Hunter in the year of 1808 while in 
Virginia inherited property from the estate of John 
Sinclair of Saintfield Parish, Ireland. S. M. Hunter 
has a copy of the power of Attorney, sent by Nathan- 
iel Hunter to Francis Breeze, Attorney in County 
Down, authorizing said Attorney to receipt for Nath- 



HUNTKR FAMILY HIvSTORY 5 

aniel Hunter for his part of said estate. Nathaniel 

Hunter also named his oldest son after Alexander Sin- 
clair. 

This Scotch Irish colon}^ continues to live and 

thrive in the north of Ireland until this day; sending 

out energetic men and women. 

After the American Revolution was over and the 
United States had thrown off the yoke of English op- 
pression; emigration from Ireland to America set in 
with renewed interest.. 

In the year of 1 793 while the Irish rebellion was 
brewing (which broke out in full force in 1798) the 
prospects for peaceful and successful life growing dim- 
mer in Ireland, and America holding out bright pros- 
pects, not only for success in worldly affairs, but in 
the Liberty of conscience of freedom of manhood and 
speech; Nathaniel Hunter with his young wife, he be- 
ing twenty-five and she twenty-one, with one daugh- 
ter, Mary Ann, two year old, set sail for America. 

We have no record of this voyage but find them 
in Greenbriar County, Virginia, in 1794. -— — 

That they had many friends and relatives that 
came with them to this country we have evidence. We 
have records that show business relations between 



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6 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

Alexander Sinclair and Nathaniel Hunter in Virginia 
on June 22nd, 1794, also many Scotch names of part- 
ies transacting business with him the same year in Vir- 
ginia, among them Robt. McCullough and Alexander 
Buckhannum. 

In reference to the Scotch Irish Theodore Roose- 
velt in his "Winning of the West" has this to say of 
them: "Among those who thus went vSouth west were 
the Scotch Irish, a people to whom historians are now 
beginning to render justice. 

In great numbers these people, English in speech, 
Scotch in blood, Irish by adoption, Presbyterian and 
Methodist in faith, came to America. Philadelphia 
and the Pennsylvania low lands were full of them. 
Princeton University is their memorial in New Jersery . 

They entered the Appalachian Valley, largely 
populated West Virginia, and were the backbone of 
the young commonwealth that sprong up on the Ten- 
nessee and Cumberland. 

They formed the kernel of the distinctively and 
intensely American stock, who were the pioneers of 
our people in their March Westward, the Vanguard of 
the army of fighting settlers who with ax and riflle 



HUNTER FAMII^Y HISTORY 7 

won their way from the Alleghanies to the Rio Grand 
and Pacific Coast. 

In 1810 emigration from the Central Atlantic 
States set in to the North West territory with such 
magnitude that the historian McMasters says: "A 
Pennsylvania village witnessed the passage in one 
month, of 1811, of two hundred and thirty six wagons 
with two thousand people all bound for Ohio." 

That Point Pleasant at the crossing on the West 
Virginia side grew from a few huts in 1810 to five hun- 
dred inhabitants in a short space of time. 

Our ancestors lived in Virginia fifteen years, and 

in 1809 they became enthused with the idea of moving 

west. This enthusiam prevaded the whole family, so 

much so that they went to work to prepare for their 

journey. 

They built two large wagons, which would in 

these days look more like small steamboats, they did 

the most of the work within themselves. 

They procured ten large horses for that day, they 
also had one for mother to ride. 

Thus in the year of 1810 we were about ready to 
start on our journey west. When the time came the 
horses, with their new harness were hitched, five to 



8 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

each wagon, and everything was ready. Mother 
mounted her pony, boys and girls ready to drive the 
six cows. The entire neighborhood were there to see 
us off. With many sad partings, we pulled stakes and 
moved out, a very memorable time to us and many of 
our good neighbors, we started for Ohio, what seemed 
then to be the far west. 

I remember of an incident when we came to the 
mountain to go down to New River; the single tract 
down the mountain to the river was so narrow that 
wagons could not pass, so a messenger was dispatched 
to see that the way was clear, and we got down with- 
out any mishap. 

Here we had to ferry across the river, all went 
well until our cows became frightened and jumped 
overboard, which caused us considerable trouble. 

But now came the tug, climbing the mountain on 

the opposite side, here we had to double teams, and 

all the way up stones and fire flew, got up without any 

serious trouble. 

The next large river that we had to cross was the 

Kanawha, here we swam our cows over. We had the 

pleasure of seeing the large salt works here. 

This brought us into Ohio at Point Pleasant; we 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 9 

made our way as best we could to Chillicothe, which 
was then a town of considerable size. 

We finally stopped near what was then called Pos- 
sum Run in Madison county, eight miles south of 

lyOndon. 

Here father bought a three years' lease of a man 

of a large tract of land, got several hundred bushels of 

corn and a lot «©«i./^/'-^v 

It was now about twenty-two days since we left 
our old home in Virginia, and we were all about worn 
out. We unloaded and went into winter quarters. 

The next spring we put out a large crop of corn, 
we boys and girls raised the crop, and father went on 
to select for us our future home. It was some time 
before he found anything that suited him, but finally 
bought quite a large tract of land, about (950) nine 
hundred and fifty acres, nearly three miles south-east 
of West Liberty and two miles west of what is now 
Mt. Tabor. 

During our stay in Madison county sister Eliza- 
beth was born. While the family remained on the 
lease, father took one or two of the boys with him and 
went to the land and built a log house and made some 
improvements; and in the spring of 1814 they moved 



10 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

to their new home in the wilderness. Now the whole 

family are here alive and well and happy. 

The Indians lived in a village on Mac-a-cheek 

nearby. We always kept our guns loaded and ready 

for an emergency, but were never disturbed by the 

Indians. We built the stone house in 1820 that now 

stands on the farm near where the first log house was 

built. 

This is as John Hunter, son of Nathaniel Hunter, 

Sr., related it to his son, N. C. Hunter, a short time 
before his death. I, N. C. Hunter, still own the farm 
at this time, 1905, ninety-one years after our family 
settled there. 

They naturally began to look around to see about 
fchool houses and churches. They found none. Be- 
ing religiously inclined they hunted up their neigh- 
bors which were few and far between. But they 
found some six or eight families within a radius of 
from six to ten miles, who seemed to readily enter in- 
to arrangements to meet together for worship. Found 
a family who was there a little before them; by the 
name of Grifieth Evans, who offered his log cabin with 
its earthen floor; they made seats out of puncheon, as 
there were no saw mills. Here they worshiped for 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 11 

three or four years. At this time they purchased, at 
a nominal price, one acre of ground, upon which they 
built their church edifice, it being a log structure, 
(using it for a school house also, ) 

This site being on quite an elevation and one of 
nature's lovely spots, this place they named Mt, Ta- 
bor. Their first preacher was Saul Hinkle. 

As above stated their house was built of logs, 
with five corners, in the fifth corner they raised the 
earth and built a fire thereon (to heat their house) 
with charcoal, but greatly to the annoyance of the 
preacher, and mortification of the people, the smoke 
and gas could not be endured, so ended their first ef- 
forts at heating their little church in the wilderness; 

this being in 1817. 

In the year 1818 they held their first campmeet- 

ing west of the church. This was followed by anoth- 
er meeting in 1819. Among those attending the lat- 
ter, were about three hundred Indians, mingling and 
worshiping with their white brethren and neighbors. 
The then noted Lorenzo Dow met with them. 

Among the families comprising the first society at 
Mt. Tabor were the Evans, Hunters, Scotts, Latties, 
Thompsons, Casebolts, Burgess, May ses and Humph- 



12 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

reys. The first church edifice was destroyed by fire 
in 1824. The society and friends ot Methodism again 
rallied and this time built a brick church, size thirty 
by forty feet. The society had sent to them from 
time to time such men of God as J. Strange, Biglow, 
Wm. Raper, Finley, George Walker and others. 

Through the labors of these men of God, and lo- 
cal preachers and laymen the "Wilderness has truly 
bloomed and blossomed as the rose." 

I have about thirty-five pages more of the history 
of Mt. Tabor written, it is not expedient to insert it in 
this family history. 

Next I will give you as best I can, a copy of 
Grandfather Hunter's family record of births and 
deaths. Nathaniel Hunter, Sr., and all his family 
are dead. I, N. C. Hunter, am the eldest one living 
of his decendents. 

Nathaniel Hunter, Sr., was born December 14, 
1768. Married Ann Porter February 2, 1790, and 
died July 5, 1841. 

Ann Porter was born May 15, 1772, and died 
August 15, 1819. 

Born to them five daughters and four sons. 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 13 

Mary Ann was born October 9, 1791. Married 
Mr. Casebolt. Died July 14, 1817. 

Alexander was born February 11, 1795. Married. 
Died April 28, 1856. 

Jane was born November 11, 1796. Married Mr. 
Miller. Died February 28, 1879. 

Thomas was born January 22, 1799. Married 

twice. Died February 19, 1879. 

John was born March 20, 1801. Married. Died 
February 28, 1878. 

Nancy was born April 30, 1803, Single. Died 
July 30, 1815. 

Samuel was born March 27, 1805. Married. 
Died October 1, 1869. 

Sallie J. was born October 13, 1806. Married 
Mr. Whited. Died March 18, 1876. 

Elizabeth was born March 18, 1813. Married 
Mr. McFerrin. Died March 30, 1897. 

Maria was born September 22, 1821. Married 
Mr. Funk. Died March 13, 1874. 

Hester Ann was born March 2, 1825. Single. 
Died February 20, 1843. 

Mary, second wife of Nathaniel Hunter, Sr., and 
mother of Maria and Hester Ann, died 1849. 



14 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

JOHN HUNTER 

John Hunter, the fifth child of Nathaniel and Ann 
Hunter, Sr., was born March 20, 1801, in Greenbriar 
county, Virginia, came to Ohio with his parents and 
settled near the old home farm, he died in 1878 being 
seventy-seven years of age. He was one of the found- 
ers of Mt. Tabor church and cemetery, made himself 
useful in his day and generation. Died at Forrest 
Home near Mt. Tabor, a christian in deed and truth 

known of all men. 

Jane Humphreys Hunter, his wife, was the daugh- 
ter of Thomas Humphreys. He was born in Belfast, 
Ireland, County of Dennegal. Her mother was Lady 
Patterson, a lady of high English rank. 

The family emigrated to America in the year 1790 
and settled in Erie county, Pennsylvania, in the town 
of Waterford where Jane Humphreys Hunter was 
born in the year 1800. Her father was in the mili- 
tary service during the great naval battle on Lake 
Erie (near Put-in-Bay) known as Perry's Great Vic- 
tory over the English. 

Before they left Ireland he joined the Methodist 
church under John Wesley's preaching and early la- 
bors in Methodism. Thomas Humphreys died in 1848 



HUNtER FAMILY HISTORY 15 

being 110 years old. His daughter, Jane Humphreys 
Hunter, was a true christian, she swept through the 
gates into the city July 15, 1877. 

John Hunter and Jane Humphreys were niarried 
December 26, 1822. To them were born six sons and 
one daughter, four dying in childhood. 

Alexander St. Clair Hunter was born December 
16, 1823. Died September 11, 1824. 

Nathaniel C. born November 1, 1825. 

Washingten C. born September 15, 1827. 

Susan was born November 14, 1829. Died Sep- 
tember 25, 1831. 

Thomas was born October 8, 1833. Died March 
5, 1846. 

John was born December 27, 1838. Died August 
13, 1839. 

William H. was born September 29, 1840. Died 
July 31, 1904. 

NATHANIEL C. HUNTER 

Nathaniel C. Hunter, second son of John and 
Jane Hunter, was born in Champaign county, Ohio, 
November 1, 1825. Married Helen M. Purdy, of Erie 
City. Pennsylvania, May 17, 1849. She was born 



16 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

May 23, 1829, and died April 20, 1880. Nathaniel 
C. Hunter, now in his 80th year, has lived long and 
had a very busy life being useful in his day and gen- 
eration, being loyal to his country and the church. 
Has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church 
for sixty-five years. He has always strove in his place, 
doing his duty without fear, favor or affection. Has 
served for fifty years as Sunday School Superintend- 
ent, and has filled almost all the offices in the church. 
Born to them three sons. 

John G. was born June 17, 1850. 
Albert L. was born August 4, 1852. 

William P. was born March 12, 1855, died iuSan 
Antonia, Texas, January 5, 1882, his mother preceed- 
ing him two 3^ears. * 

Here I copy a short memorial written by his pas- 
tor, Henry Miller, pastor at Mt. Tabor at that time. 

In the year 1870, under the labors of David Whit- 
more, he was converted and joined the church at Mt. 
Tabor. In the rich soil of a pure heart bloomed and 
blossomed the graces of a christian life, shedding its 
fragrance on all around. Conscious to the last he 
stepped out boldly into the merky current, saying 
"Come lyord Jesus, take me. Oh! take me quickly." 



HUNTER FAMII^Y HISTORY 17 

Then he was not; for God had taken him. Though 
young he had the welfare of the church at heart. 
Over one year before his death while confined to his 
bed he sent for me. He told me that as he was no 
longer able, to attend the services of the church and 
Sabbath School of which he was a member, and ren- 
der himself useful in that way, he greatly desired to 
give some expression of Love for the cause and society 
with which he was connected. Being a great lover of 
music and a fine musician himself, he wished to pre- 
sent to the Mt. Tabor society and Sabbath School, an 
organ for the use of the congregation and Sabbath 
School hoping thereby to stimulate and encourage his 
young friends and the congregation to rebuild and keep 
up this old time honored place. He then gave me a 
letter to read to the membership of the church asking 
for the privilege of so doing. The letter was filled 
with love and devotion was read to the whole congre- 
gation. They arose and with tears and visible emo- 
tion gratefully accepted the gift of the young Christ- 
ian. From this came the inspiration to build the new 
and beautiful house of worship at Mt. Tabor. What 
a beautiful illustration of the scriptures: * 'Their works 
do follow them." His remains were brought home 



18 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

from San Antonia, Texas, attended by his ever faith- 
ful father, and on the 12th of January, 1882, in the 
presence of a large congregation of sympathising 
friends and relatives, at his old Forest Home, the sol- 
emn funeral services were held, the church being un- 
finished. The remains of this brilliant life were laid 
to rest by the side of his sainted mother, who had pre- 
ceeded him two years, under the shadow of the new 

church. 

John G. Hunter, eldest son of Nathaniel C. and 

Helen M. Hunter, was born in Champaign county, 
Ohio, June 17, 1850. Married Mary K. Cookston on 
May 24, 1871. She was born August 29, 1850. Born 
to them four children, two dying in infancy. Fredie 
born April 8, 1873, and died January 5, 1875. Maude 
was born September 9, 1876. Mable was born Sep- 
tember 20, 1879, and died July 15, 1880. Charley 
W. was born August 12, 1883. 

Maude P. Hunter, eldest daughter of John G. and 
Mary K. Hunter, was born in Champaign county, 
Ohio, September 9, 1876. She was married to John 
Clapper August 7, 1901. He was born September 11, 
1876. Born to them two children. Harry Donald, 
born May 23, 1902. Kvalyn, born May 13, 1904. 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 19 

C. W. Hunter, youngest child of John G. and 
Mary E. Hunter, was born August 12, 1883, Mar- 
ried Maribel Wilcox. May 30, 1905. She was born on 
October 20, 1886. 

Albert h. Hunter, second son of Nathaniel C. and 
Helen M. Hunter, was born in Champaign county, 
Ohio, August 4, 1852. Married Mary Frances North 
November 2, 1876. She was born September 2, 1855, 
Born to them four daughter, Grace E, born July 11, 
1877; married. Edna, born August 3, 1878; single. 
Fern-e P«, born November 22, 1881; married. Elsie 
E., born April 13, 1885: single, 

Grace E. Hunter, eldest daughter of Albert L, 
and M. Frances Hunter, was born in Champaign 
county, Ohio, July 11, 1877. Married Quinn Xpcum 
November 5, 1903. He was born '^'^{y. Borii to 
them one daughter, Helen Feme, December 24, 1904. 

Feme P. Hunter, third daughter of Albert L. and 
M. Frances Hunter, was born November 22, 1881. 
Married Rev. Milton Swisher October 27, 1904, and 
moved immediately to a charge in Melbourne, Iowa, 
and is having grand success so far in winning many 
souls to God. 

N. C. Hunter married Eliza Seaman Enoch June 



20 HUNTKR FAMII.Y HISTORY 

20, 1883. She and her husband are counted araongr 
the pioneer members of Mt, Tabor, a membership of 
over fifty years. She was born September 2, 1832. 

Washington C. Hsnter,. third son of John and 
Jane Hunter, was born in Champaign county, Ohio^ 
September 15^ 1827. Married Agnes A. Deuel, of 
New York^ May 15, 1851, She was bom October 17,, 
1832. Washington C. Hunter is now in his seventy- 
eighth year. They moved west several years ago, and 
now lives in Denver^ Colorado, He and his good wife 
are Christians above reproach. Born to them two 
sons. Conklin Deuel, born March 28, 1853, Mar- 
ried Mrs. Beatrice Bay hain. Arthur C, born May 18, 

1857; single. 

William H. Hunter, seventh child of John and 

Jane Hunter, was born September 29, 1840; married 

Effie A. McDonald October 8, 1863. Born to them 

one son, James McDonald, February 3, 1867. W. H, 

Hunter had an honorable service in the U. S. Army. 

He was commissioned during the great rebellion to 

raise 100 men for the cavalry service. Was severely 

wounded July 9, 1864. Promoted to Major July 5, 

1865. After the war he moved South. He served the 

people of Alabama one term in the Legislature; two 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 21 

terms as Sheriff of Lounds county, one term as Clerk 
of same county, was Judge of the U. S. A. Commis- 
sioners Court a number of years, and was a member 
of the State Constitutional Convontion of Alabama. 
Died July 31, 1904. 

Fannie Hunter, second wife of William Hunter, 
still lives in Birmingham, Alabama. 

J. Mc. Hunter, only son of William H. and Kffie 
A. Hunter, was born February 3, 1867. He married 
Katherine Hoge Green, August 16, 1898. She was 
born August 7, 1877. Born to them one daughter, 
Mary Gwendolyne, August 16, 1900. 

MARY ANN CASEBOLT 

Mary Ann Hunter, eldest child of Nathaniel and 
Ann Porter Hunter, was born in County Down, Ire- 
land, October 9, 1791. Came to America with her pa- 
rents at the age of two years and settled in Greenbriar 
county, Virginia. Married Robert Casebolt. Came 
to Ohio in 1810. Died July 14th, 1817, without heirs 
and is buried in Mt. Tabor cemetery. 

ALEXANDER ST. CLAIR HUNTER 
Alexander St. Clair Hunter, oldest son of Nath- 
aniel Hunter, was born in Greenbriar county, Virgin- 



22 HUNTER FAMII.Y HISTORY 

ia, February 11, 1795. Came to Ohio at the age of 
seventeen and enlisted at the age of eighteen in the 
War of 1812 and served in the north-western army. 
He married Sarah Hunter October 21, 1819. They 
settled on a farm near where the village of Mingo now 
stands, where he died April 28, 1856, and is buried at 
Mt. Tabor, They had four children: Mary Ann, John 
Sale, Sarah Jane, and James W. Hunter. 

Sarah Jane Hunter married Wm. Johnson Decem- 
ber 4, 1844. To this union were born nine children, 
viz: William, Isaac, Sarah, Emma, James and Mag- 
gie, living; GUvStavus, Alexander and Nancy, dead. 

John Sale Hunter was married to Charlotte Moots 
November 17, 1868. He is now dead. No children. 

James W. Hunter married Sarah L. Price Sep- 
tember 23, 1858. They settled near Cable, O. Mov- 
ing to Illinois, they settled in Champaign county in 
that state, he is now dead. They had seven children, 
viz: Fannie, Lyda, Hattie and Jessie, living; Benja- 
min, Belle, and Pearl, dead, making in all seventeen 
grand children and eleven great grand children. 

Mary Ann Hunter died without heirs. 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 23 

JANE MILLER 
Jane Miller, third child of Nathaniel and Anna 
Porter Hunter, was born in Greenbriar county, Vir- 
ginia, November 11, 1796, and came to Ohio in the 
year of 1810, Married December 21, 1820, Thomas 
Miller (son of Rev. Robert Miller, of Clark county, O.) 
He was born July 2, 1795. They settled after marri- 
age on a farm near New Moorefield where all the child- 
ren were born in the same house. In the year of 1842 
they moved to Van Buren county, Iowa, afterwards 
moved to Keosauqua, Iowa, where they lived the bal- 
ance of their lives. She died February 28th, 1879. 
Thomas Miller died March 17th, 1879, and are both 
buried in Keosauqua cemetery. They had ten child- 
ren, two sons and eight daughters, viz: Mary Ann 
Miller, born September 27th, 1921. Married Jonath- 
an Seaman September 20, 1849. They settled near 
Greenville, Illinois, where she died September 30th, 

1872. They had five children, viz: Francis Ann Sea- 
man, born March 10, 1850. Married September 17th, 

1873, L. S. Hobert. She died December 9th, 1883. 

One child. Earl S. Hobart, who is married and has one 

child lives near Greenville, Illinois. 

Jonathan Seaman born October 5, 1851. Married 



24 . HUNTER FAMII.Y HISTORY 

Marie B, Owens, of Wilmol, Wisconsin, December 15, 
1874. One child, Albert Owen Seanian, born Febru-r 
aro 7th, 1878, now First Lieutenant 15th Infantry, U, 
S. Army. His wife died September 22, 1883. Mar- 
ried the second time to Jennie Hall, February 15, 188T7 
One son, J. Ralph Seaman, born May 23, 1893. 

Catharine Seaman, born November 16th, 1854. 
Married H. C. Armstrong January 14th, 1875. Two 
sons, Edgar and Charles, are living at Wellington, 
Kansas. 

Anna Jane Seaman, born May 26, 1857, Married 
W. M, Creighton June 21, 1876. Have several child- 
ren and live at South Auburn, Nebraska. 

Elvira Seaman, born May 24, 1860. Married G. 
E. Finley November 28, 1885; have three children and 
reside at Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. 

Rebecca H. Miller, born April 12, 1823. Mar- 
ried W, J. Parnell April 28, 1841; died January 16th, 
1859, and is buried in an old cemetery at Greenville, 
Illinois. Of her family we have no records. 

Martha L. Miller, born June 25, 1825. Married 
Lewis W. Thornburg April 9, 1845, died January 9, 
1880, leaving several children. The two oldest child- 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 25 

ren died when young. Sarah, the oldest daughter, 
married a Mr. Bowers. She died some years ago at 
Farmington, Iowa. Had two children, one daughter 
dead and one son, Herbert, living. 

Alice Thornburg married Norton Hinsey. She 
died July 2, 1880, leaving one son who lives in De 
Moines, Iowa. 

Charles E* Thornburg is married and lives at 
Sioux City, Iowa. Has one daughter. 

Thomas Miller Thornburg is married and lives at 

Ottumwa, Iowa; has one daughter, Helen, a young 

lady. 

A son was born to Thomas and Jane Miller, 1829, 

and died when an infant. 

Kerrilla B. Miller, born June 14, 1827. Married 
John W. Painter March 28, 1844. She died January 
20, 1887, at Independence, Kansas, and is buried 
there. To this union six children were born, four 
dying when young. Two grew to manhood, viz: Rob- 
ert Painter, who now lives at Lakeland, Meade coun- 
ty, Kansas. He has an interesting family, but we 
have no particulars in reference to them. 

Joshua L. Painter died in Chicago January 31st, 
1904. 



26 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

Sarah Jane Miller, born July 25, 1830. Married 
Charles May December 21, 1869; died January 31, 

1904. No children. 

Angle Miller, born in Clark county, Ohio, Octo- 
ber 9, 1832. Moved with her parents to Iowa in 1842. 
Taught in the public schools of Iowa for twelve years. 
Married George W. Bowen, of Ottumwa, Iowa, May 
12, 1864. He was born in Ohio February 21, 1831. 
In January, 1882, they moved to Independence, Kan- 
sas, where they still live. They have one son, George 
Miller Bowen, born March 23, 1867, and educated at 
Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas. Married Lela 
M. Grafton, of Ottumwa, Iowa, P'ebruary 10, 1895. 
Have one son, Charles Grafton Bowen, seven years of 
age. George is in the milling business and Mayor of 

Independence Kansas, where he lives. 

Elizabeth Ann Miller, born September 26, 1834. 

Married Alexander Burns November 8, 1855; he died 

April 18, 1873. To this union several children were 

born, viz: Fanny E. Burns, who died in her fourth^ 

year. Edwin M. Burns, who lives at Mason City, 

Iowa, and has two sons. Jennie Burns married a Mr. 

Harlan and lives at Ottumwa, Iowa. She has two 

children, a son and daughter. Mary Edith Burns 



HUNTER FAMIIvY HISTORY 27 

married Wilber Boggs. She and her husband are both 

buried at Independence, Iowa. Grace Burns married 

Mr. Elliott and lives at Salida, Colorado. Warren A. 

Burns lives in Iowa, and Elizabeth Burns, who is a 

teacher in the public schools of Denver, Colorado. 

Elizabeth Ann Burns was married the second time 

in 1880 to George Somerville. She died March 6th, 

1898. 

Thomas Hunter Miller born September 26, 1836. 

Died October 8th. 1843. 

Frances C. Miller, youngest daughter of Thomas 
and Jane Miller, was born October 9, 1839. Married 
Jacob G. Mast December 19, 1864. They are now liv- 
ing at Ottumwa, Iowa. To them six children have 
been born, viz: George Erwin Mast, born May 16th, 
1866; died September 5th, 1866. Frank Miller Mast, 
born April 1st, 1868; married April 25, 1900, to Ida 
Miller. To this union one daughtbr, Margaret, was . 
born August 9, 1901. Charles Fulton Mast was born 
August 15, 1871; married August 22, 1901, to Chessie 
Bell. Thomas Walter Mast, born August 18, 1873; 
married October 26, 1899, to Gertie McEwen. Two 
children, viz: Theodore William, born August 5, 1900, 
and Ruth Evalyn, born October 17, 1904. Arthur 



2S HUNTER FAMII^Y HISTORY 

Gehman Mast, born December 15, 1875; died Aprit 
15, 1876. William Herbert Mast, born August 16th, 
1879, now in the government employ, Forestry De- 
partment, and located at Halsey, Nebraska. 

Since the copy was prepared for Rebecca H. Mil- 
ler we learn the following of her children: Mary J. 
Parnell married John Burns and lives in Keosauqua, 
Iowa. Charles Parnell lives in Kansas City, Missouri . 
Emma Parnell married Mr. N. Carver and lives in 
Kansas. Amelia Parnell married Mr. Bowen and lives 
in Kansas. Farnk Parnell lives in Kansas City. 

THOMAS HUNTER 

Thomas Hunter, fourth child of Nathaniel and 
Ann Porter Hunter, was born in Greenbriar county, 
Virgihia, January 22, 1799. Came to Ohio when 
eleven years of age. At the age of twenty-one he set- 
tled in the Mingo Valley, built a log cabin and married 
Mary Evans, daughter of Griffith Evans, March 6th, 
1832, Born to them two children, Griffith and Milton, 
both dying in infancy. His wife Mary died April 13, 
1840, aged forty years. Thomas married the second 
time Ocrober 8th, 1840, Nancy Johnson born in Guer* 
ency county, Ohio, August 5th, 1813, They bought 



HUNTER FAMII^Y HISTORY 29 

additional land adjoining until they had a beautiful 
farm on which they lived until death. He was a man 
of strong convictions of right, both in politics and re- 
ligion. He stood for advancement of schools, church- 
es and public improvement, giving liberally in money 
to found O. W. U. at Delaware, Ohio, in building the 
Pan Handle aud Erie railroads, Salem church and both 
churches in the present village of Mingo, also helping 
liberally in building the present church at Mt. Tabor, 
where he now rests from his labors of eighty years of 
useful life, dying February 19, 1879. His wife Nancy 
died November 2, 1887. Born to this union seven 
children, viz: 

Margaret, born September 9, 1841. Single. Died 

September 24, 1877. 

Anna May Hunter, born September 28, 1842; and 

married S. L. Russell, soldier of the civil war. He 

died July 26, 1878. Now a widow and lives at North 

Lewisburg, O. Three children, vis: Harry Clifton 

Russell, born July 10, 1867. Married August 22nd, 

1888, May McCartney, of Mingo, O., where they reside 

They have two children, Harold Leroy, born March 

25, 1890, and Ralph, born July 11, 1895. 

Frank Guy Russell, born September 6, 1870, mar- 



30 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

ried May 14, 1896, Myrtle Sprinkle, of Makin, Ind. 
They have two children, viz: Edward Everett Hale, 
born March 15, 1897; Harold, born July 11, 1901. 
Frank is employed as station agent for the Erie rail- 
road at Tallmadge, Ohio. 

Levi Kirk Russell, born November 28, 1872. He 

married December 12, 1894, Lola M. Gilliland, of Gal- 
ion, O. No children. Live in Washington D. C. 
Clerk in Post Office Department. 

Sarah Elizabeth Hunter, born January 10, 1845, 
married January 4, 1866, Col, Marshal L. Dempsey, 
Col. of 23d regiment in the Civil war. He died Feb- 
ruary 7, 1891. She is now a wddow^ and resides at 
Princeton, Indiana, with her daughter. They had 
four children, viz: Nancy Jane Dempsey, born Septem- 
ber 1, 1867. Married December 27, 1899, A. M. 
Smith, Supt. of Southern R. R., and living at Prince- 
ton, Indiana. They have three children, viz: Eleanor 
Dempsey Smith, born June 3, 1901; Arthur Morton 
Smith, born December 30, 1902, and Theodore Hun- 
ter Smith, born September 5, 1904. 

Helen Ester Dempsey, born March 19, 1871; mar- 
ried December 1, 1897, Charles Muggleton, merchant 
of Janesville, Wisconsin, their present home. They 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 31 

have two children, Joan Winifred, born July 22, 1900; 
and Ester Dempsey Muggleton, born August 28, 1902. 

Ralph Hunter Dempsey, born April 21, 1873. 
Single. Mechanical engineer in Pittsburg, Pa. 

Clarence Hurd Dempsey, born November 2, 1875. 
Married February 14, 1901, Celia Caley, of Warrens- 
ville, Ohio, their present home and is engaged in farm- 
ing. They have one child, Marshal Caley Dempsey, 

born March 23, 1903. 

Frances J. Hunter, born March 27, 1847. Mar- 
ried March 30, 1875, Leroy W. Wright, soldier of the 
Civil war and merchant, living at Florence, Nebraska. 
They have three children, all living at home, viz: 
Agnes A., born September 9, 1880, single, Thomas 
Leroy, born May 7, 1883, single; and Francis Hunter 
Wright, born September 4, 1888. 

Thomas Emmett Hunter, born October 23, 1848; 
married October 8, 1873, Emma Irene Robinson. He 
was educated in the common school and Ohio Wesley- 
an University, O. He was elected to represent the 
county of Champaign in the 70th and 71st General 
Assembly, 1893 to 1896. Since that time has devoted 
his time to farming. Was elected to ofiEice of Justice 
of Peace in 1896, which office he still holds. They 



^2 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

have one child, Jessie Mabel Hunter, born August 18, 
1880. Married Perc3' H. Callahan, telegraph opera- 
tor, Erie railroad, Richwood, O. One child Edith 
Lucile, born December 20th, 1903. 

Hale Hunter, born August 19, 1850. Graduated 
from Cincinnati Law School in 1886. Married July 
18. 1901, Myrtle J. Thorn, of Grand Valley, Pennsyl- 
vania. Attorney at Law, Urbana, Ohio. They have 
one child, Robert Hale Hunter, born June 20, 1902. 

x\gnes Hunter, born October 20, 1852. Married 
October 15, 1873, Marion Guthridge, soldier of the 
Civil war and lumberman, of Mingo, O. They had 
two children, Edgar H. and Walter M. Agnes died 
March 9, 1883, at her home in Mingo, Ohio. 

Edgar H. Guthridge, born January 11, 1875; mar- 
ried October 25, 1899, Edith Callahan, of Mingo, O. 
Is now telegraph operator on Erie railroad at Ashland, 

Ohio. No children. 

Walter M. Guthridge, born January 14, 1883. 
Single. Telegraph operator on Erie railroad at vari- 
ous places. 

NANCY HUNTER 

Nancy Hunter, sixth child of Nathaniel and Ann 
Porter Hunter, was born April 30, 1803; died July 30, 
1815. 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 33 

SAMUKIv HUNTER 
Samuel Hunter, seventh child of Nathaniel Hun- 
ter, born in Greenbriar county, Virginia, March 27th, 
1805, and at the age of five years came to Ohio with 
his father's family. On the 25th day of September, 
1828, was married to Maria Miller, daughter of Rev. 
Robt. Miller, of Clark county, O. She was born in 
Fleming county, Kentucky, August 1, 1809. They 
settled on a farm near West Liberty, Ohio, where he 
continued to live until death. He joined the Mt. Ta- 
bor church under the ministry of Rev. George Walk- 
er in the year of 1833, and continued his membership 
there, living a consistent christian life until his death 
on October 1, 1869. Buried at Mt. Tabor. Maria 
Hunter died February 26, 1885, having been a mem- 
ber of Mt. Tabor church for fifty-two years. She is 
buried in the beautiful cemetery near the church. To 
this union were born eleven children, viz: Nelson F., 
Ann Eliza, Mary, Robert M., Emily, John M., Sam- 
uel Benson, dying in infancy; Lucy T., Harriett E., 
Newton P., and Samuel M. Hunter. 

Nelson Fletcher Hunter was born in Champaign 
county, Ohio, January 14, 1829. Married Elizabeth 
Williamson, of Logan county, who was born in July, 



34 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

1830. They settled in Clinton, Illinois, where she 
still resides, he having died January 12, 1902. They 
have had four children, viz: Samuel Williamson, born 
November 19, 1856, died September 22, 1857. Henry 
lyouis born November 2, 1858. Married Martha B. 
Rucker, of Clinton, June 6, 1889. Graduated from 
Philadelphia Dental College in 1888; died April 28, 
1898. No heirs. Adda born March 1, 1861. Teach- 
er in public schools of Clinton, Illinois. 

Alfred Milton, born January 21, 1864. Gradu- 
ated from U. S. Military Academy at West Point in 
June, 1887. Was commissioned Second Lieutenant of 
Cavalry, transferred to the Artillery Department the 
following spring and is still with that branch of the U. 
S. Army. Served during the Spanish American war 
in the Island of Cuba, now ranks as Captain in U. S. 
Army and is stationed at Fort Moultry. S. C. Mar- 
ried October 19, 1904, to Elizabeth Martin, of New- 
ark, New Jersey. 

Ann Eliza Hunter was born October 7, 1830; mar- 
ried W. D. Enoch August 10, 1852. He died Octo- 
ber 31, 1903. She now lives in Kansas City, Kansas. 
Four children were born to them, viz; Louis Delmar, 
born October 30, 1853, died October 18, 1860. Eliza- 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 35 

beth Maria, born January 26, 1857, died October 24, 

i860. 

John Clarence Enoch was born in Cliampaign 

county, Ohio, March 27, 1859. Married Emma F. 
Shaw, of Coshocton, Ohio, October 15, 1879. They 
now live in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, where he is en- 
gaged in a manufacturing business. Three children: 
Harry Garfield, born February 27, 1881. William, 
born August 14, 1887, and Alpha Anna, born July 15, 

1889. 

Annetta Enoch, born September 10, 1864. Mar- 
ried Charles N. Johnson April 9, 1885, now live in 
Kansas City, Kansas. Four children have been born 
to them, viz: Nelson Enoch, born February' 15, 1886, 
law student at Lawrence, Kansas. Charles Robert, 
born January 13, 1888, died March 11, 1889. Max- 
well, born September 5, 1880, died July 3, 1894; and 
Annetta Ruth, born 1894. 

Mary Hunter, born September 8, 1832. Married 
September 6, 1854, to Joseph Humphreys. They set- 
tled in Clinton, Illinois, where she died March 2, 1863. 
No heirs. Joseph Humphreys remarried and is now 
dead. 

Robert Miller Hunter, born May 15, 1834, Mar- 



36 HUNTER P^AMILY HISTORY 

ried December 6, 1855, Margaret Gill, of West Lib- 
erty, Ohio. She was born November 10, 1835. They 
now live in Marion, Indiana. Six children have been 
born to them, one dying in infancy, viz: Adda Farley, 
born October 7, 1856, died September 2, 1860, Will- 
iam R., born April 18, 1860; married October 7, 1886, 
Minnie Wiseon . They reside in Marion , Ind . ; grocer . 
Two children: Carol F., born July 15, 1887, died Aug- 
ust 6, 1887, and Don Wilber, born October 22, 1899. 

Roscoe Dunbar Hunter, born March 22, 1862, 
Married July 21, 1887, May Belle Pearman, of Marion, 
Indiana, where they reside. Engaged in manufactur- 
ing. Four children, viz: Lawrence Leslie, born Jan- 
uary 28, 1888. Helen, born September 20, ^891. 
Margaret Hester, born September 4, 1893. Agnes 
Virginia, born October 10, 1897. 

Jennie F. Hunter, born Dec. 1, 1866. Married 
September 1, 1888, Dr. Charles W. Cory. They re- 
side in Hartford City, Indiana. One child, Lucille, 
born October 29, 1889. 

Caddie Farley Hunter, born February 18, 1875; 
died at Marion, Indiana, March 4, 1904. 

Emily Hunter, born May 9, 1836. Married on 
January 29, 1874, Alfred W. Hynes, of Greenville, 111. 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 37 

They now live in Dayton, Kentucky. One child How- 
ard Hunter Hynes, born November 4, 1876. Gradu- 
ated from Cincinnati Dental College May 9, 1905; re- 
sides in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

John Milton Hunter, born March 22, 1838; mar- 
ried November 19, 1862, Sarah Baldwin. She was 
born December 2, 1862, died April 9, 1902. They re- 
sided in Urbana, Ohio, at time of his death, May 19, 
1903. Three children: Frank Edgar, born July 11th, 
1863 . Married Grace McDonald . Two children , Ben 
dying in infancy and Helen Elizabeth. They reside 
in Chicago, Illinois. Book-keeper. 

Nellie Maria Hunter, born December 22, 1865. 
Married October 9, 1889, Dr. Ben S. Leonard, of West 
Liberty, Ohio. One child, Mary Eleanor, April 8th, 
1892. 

Ralph E. Hunter, born January 30, 1867; married 
Elizabeth Burnsides. One child, Donald Hunter. Re- 
side in Urbana, O. Engaged in fire insurance busi- 
ness. 

Samuel Benson Hunter, seventh child of Samuel 

and Maria Hunter, born December 31, 1839; died No- 
vember 5, 1840. 

Lucy Tabitha Hunter, born December 31, 1841; 



38 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

married February 5, 1885, Samuel Everett, of North 
Lewisburg, Ohio. He died October 11, 1895. She 
married the second time George W. Tallman, October 
31, 1901. They reside at North Lewisburg, Ohio. 

Harriet Elizabeth Hunter, born December 25, 
1843; married November 25, 1869, Lieutenant John 
W. Euans. They reside in Columbus, Ohio. Two 
children: Dr. Earl Wellington Euans, born January 
15, 1871. Graduated from O. M. U, Columbus, O., 
April 16, 1897. Married Cora Eugenia Taylor, Octo- 
ber 9, 1902. Resides in Columbus where he is prac- 
ticing medicine. 

William Weldon Euans, born May 6, 1878. Resides 
in Columbus, Ohio. Traveling salesman. 

Newton P. Hunter, born January 25, 1847; mar- 
ried January 14, 1874, Mary L. Williams, of Mingo, 
O. Enlisted as recruit in Co. G., 66th O. V. I. in the 
Civil war while the regiment was stationed at Bridge- 
port, Alabama. By reason of disability was retutned 
to Camp Dennison, Ohio, and from there to Camp 
Douglas, Chicago, where he was detailed as transpor- 
tation clerk, remaining there until the close of the war. 
Graduated from Eclectic Medical Institute, Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, in 1883. Now a practicing physician in 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 3'9 

North lyewivSburg, Ohio. Two children: Hora'ce L.» 
born November 7, 1874, died April 24, 1881. Agnes 
M., born February 20, 1880; married at Battle Creek, 
Michigan, October 15, 1903, William R. Renall, of 
Shreveport, Louisana, where they reside. 

Samuel McKendree Hunter, born November 2, 
1848; married April 27, 1876, Emma J. Atkinson, of 
Plain City, Ohio. She died July 17, 1902, in Colum- 
bus, Ohio. Four children were born to them, three of 
them living, who reside with their father in Saint 
Paris, O. Florence Hunter, born April 14, 1877. 
Graduated from Ohio Weslyan University, Delaware, 
Ohio, June 1899. Now principal of Saint Paris High 
School. Wilber Samuel, born July 24, 1884; died Oc* 
tober 17, 1889. Harry Preston, born July 21, 1891. 
Robert Miller, born February 28, 1895. 

SARAH WHITED 

Sarah Hunter, eighth child of Nathaniel and Ann 
Porter Hunter, was born in Greenbriar county, Vir- 
ginia, October 13, 1806. Came to Ohio when four 
years of age. September 24, 1829, married Levi Gar- 
wood, who died November 20, 1836. Four children 
were born to this uhion, viz: Alexrnder Selkirk Gar- 



40 HUNTER FAMII.Y HISTORY 

wood, born July 21, 1830. When he reached man- 
hood moved to Iowa and married Katharine Smith, 
She died leaving three children. Soon after he moved 
to Osborn, Kansas, where he died in 1898. Only two 
of his children are living. 

Elizabeth Jane Garwood, born September 27th, 
1832. Married in Michigan to George Leesdale, and 
moved to Fayette county, Iowa, where they died. 
Four children were born to them; all are now dead 
leaving four grand children living. 

Nathaniel Hunter Garwood, born August 27, 

1834. At the age of thirty-one years, being in poor 

health, was advised to make an overland trip to the 

West. In June, 1865, he started and when in the 

Black Hills he took the mountain fever and died in 

September of that year. No heirs. 

Anna Garwood died March 3, 1837, aged five 

months and twenty-three days. 

Sarah Hunter Garwood married the second time 
August 26, 1837, Stephen Whited. They lived near 
West Liberty, Ohio, until 1845. They concluded they 
could better themselves by selling their small farm in 
Ohio and go farther west and buy more land. Hav- 
ing some friends in Michigan they packed their house- 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 41 

hold goods in two wagons and the family, with four 
or five horses and some cattle, moved overland to 
St. Joseph county, Michigan; settled on one hundred 
and sixty acres of timber land where they established 
a good home. Here they lived and enjoyed the so- 
ciety of good christian people, and when life's duties 
were over were laid to rest in the Florence M. E. 
Church cemetry, which church they had worshiped in 
and helped to build. Sarah Whited died January 13, 
1876, and Stephen Whited died April 4, 1879. To 
this union were born five children, viz: George 
Whited, born June 10, 1838, died when young. Mar- 
tha Whited, born November 8, 1839; married Henry 
Sevison, April 22, 1879. They lived and enjoyed life 
together nearly twenty years, when he was called to 
his heavenly home, at the age of seventy-nine years. 
He came to St. Joseph county, Michigan, when a boy 
of eleven years, growing up with the new country, al- 
ways taking an interest in all improvements for the 
betterment of society. Eight children, by a former 
marriage, and the widow, Martha Whited Sevison, 
were left to cherish the memory of a well spent life. 
The widow now lives in Three Rivers, Michigan. 



42 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

Susan Ann Whited, born April 25, 1842. Mar- 
ried James Bates and lives at Ames, Iowa. 

Lyda Ann. born April 25, 1842. Married a Mr. 
Clark. She is now a widow and lives at Spirit Lake, 
Iowa. Has two children, a son and a daughter. 

Oliver Whited, born in July, 1844. Lives in 
Three Rivers, Michigan. Has a daughter, Mrs. Sill- 
man; and a son, Charles Stephen Whited, who live at 
Three Rivers. 

ELIZABETH McFERRIN 

Elizabeth McFerrin w^as born in Ross county, 
Ohio, May 18, 1813. When about one year old her 
father moved to Champaign county, Ohio. She was 
married to James McFerrin April 2, 1833. He was 
born in Green county, Tennessee in 1806. They first 
lived after marriage in Logan county, O., then moved 
to Allen county, Ohio, and entered eighty acres of land 
on which they lived four years. In 1838 they moved 
to the farm in Champaign county, Ohio, from which 
they moved in 1863 to Bond county, Illinois, and pur- 
chased a farm of three hundred acres three miles north 
west of Greenville, Illinois. Here they made their 
home for several years, then moved to Greenville, 



HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 43 

where he died November 11, 1873. She moved about 
the year of 1880 to Terre Haute, Indiana, and lived 
with some of her children. Here she died March 30, 
1897, and was buried beside her husband in Hazel Dell 
Cemetry, near Greenville, Illinois. They had nine 
children as follows: Hester Ann, born January 30th, 
1834, and died iVpril 2, 1838. Sarah Jane, born July 
4, 1836, now living in Kansas City, Missouri, single. 
Mary Ann, born September 22, 1838. Was married 
to C. P. Staub, October 22, 1861, and died at Vincen- 
nes, Indiana, October 26, 1902. They had four child- 
ren, two dying in infancy. Maud Morris, (now a 
widow) and living at Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Helen Beckes, (a widow) two children, viz: Irv- 
ing, born and died in 1892, and Marlin Lyman Beckes, 
born April 5, 1899, now living in Vincennes, Ind. 

Nathaniel Hunter McFerrin, born July 17, 1841. 
Married in 1875 to Melissa Beltys. She died in 1876 
and left one child, Charles B. McFerrin. He is mar- 
ried and has one child, Elizabeth, born June 13, 1903. 
Nathaniel married again to Lizzie Ulrick, and is now 
living in Terre Haute, Indiana. Martha, born July 
11, 1845, and died July 15, 1845. James Porter, born 



44 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

June 24, 1846, now living in Kansas City, Missouri, 
Single. 

William Clark McFerrin, born November 29, 1848. 
Married April 23, 1874, EmmaF. Pearce. They have 
one child dead and three living, viz: Paul Luther, 
born May 23, 1876. Maud Hope, born January 9th, 

1880, died May 20, 1883. Mary Grace, born Sep. 9, 

1881. William Virgil, born October 15, 1892. They 
now live in Independence, Kansas. 

Oliver Quinn McFerrin, born July 17, 1851; mar- 
ried September, 1889, Carrie Moody and lives at 
Terre Haute, Indiana. No children. 

Emma McFerrin, born January 1, 1855; married 
November, 1878, James D. Phillips. Live in Kansas 
City, Missouri. No children. 

Ann Porter Hunter died August 15, 1819. Na- 
thaniel Hunter married for his second wife. Mrs. Mary 
Ward, whose maiden name was Hunter. To this un- 
ion two children were born, viz: Maria and Hester 

Ann Hunter. 

MARIA FUNK 

Maria Hunter, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary 
Ward Hunter, was born in Champaign county, Ohio, 
September 22, 1821. Married Joseph Funk December 



HUNTER FAMII^Y HISTORY 45 

1, 1840. They settled four miles north of Urbana 
where she remained the rest of her life. She depart- 
ed this life March 13, 1874, and is buried in Oak Dale 
Cemetry, Urbana. He died August 15, 1901. To 
this union were born five children, viz: Mary Francis, 
Emma, Charles, William H., and Efhe Funk. 

Mary Francis Funk was born April 10, 1846, and 
married Edward Lemen (a soldier of the Civil war) 
December 31, 1868. She is now a widow and lives in 
Urbana, Ohio. Two children were born to them, Ber- 
tha M., born November 19, 1869, died October 21, 
1870. Charles Orlando Lemen, born November 28, 
1877. He married September 10, 1902, Elizabeth A. 
Funk, daughter of Theo. Funk, of Portsmouth, Ohio. 
They have one child. Charles Edward Lemen, born 
October 14, 1903. 

Emma Funk was born April 3, 1853. Married 
Harry Rawlings, soldier of the Civil war, March 29, 
1894. They reside in Urbana, Ohio. 

Charles Funk, born August 17, 1855. Now lives 
in Chicago. Manager Illinois Vinegar Company. 

William H. Funk, born July 1, 1857, and died 
February 17, 1880. 

Efiie Funk, born June 5, 1863, and now lives in 
Chicago, Illinois. Single. 



46 HUNTER FAMILY HISTORY 

HESTER ANN HUNTER 
Hester Ann Hunter, youngest daughter of Na- 
thaniel and Mary Ward Hunter, was born March 2, 
1825, and died March 20, 1843. She is buried at Mt. 
Tabor Cemetry. 

The records show that since the birth of Nathan- 
iel Hunter on December 14, 1768, over one hundred 
and thirty-seven years have passed and in that time 
two hundred and seventy direct lineal descendants 
have been born. Ninety -three are dead and one hun- 
dred and seventy-seven were living July 7, 1905, di- 
vided as follows: born dead living 

Children 11 

Grand children 63 

Great grand children 120 

Great great grand children 73 

Great great great grand children 3 



11 


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33 


30 


39 


81 


10 


63 





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Total 270 93 177 

Those living are located in fourteen states of the 
United States and the general trend of their liyes is to 
follow the example of their ancestor, Nathaniel Hun- 
ter, who while living done what he could to amplify 
the life and teachings of Him who taught "Whatsoever 
ye would that men do unto you do ye also unto them." 

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