NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The name Hunt is from the Saxon word "hunti," a wolf. The names Hunt, Hunte, Hunter, Hunting, Huntting, Huntington, Hunton and Huntley, all have the same origin. Hundt, Huntus, Hontus, Hunding, Hundings and Hungtingas are other old forms of the patronymic. The arms of one branch of the Hunt family is per pale, argent and sable, a saltire, counter-charged. Crest, a lion's head, erased, per pale, argent and sable collared, gules, lined and ringed, or. The crest, in the early days of the Hunt family, was always a wolf's head.
One of the first of the name of whom any record exists was Adam le Hunt, who lived at Nottingham, England, in 1295. Ralphe le Hunt, who refused the offer of knight-hood, lived in the fourteenth century. In the time of Henry VIII, a Henry Hunte lived in Yorkshire.
(I) Enoch Hunt, immigrant ancestor, married (first) in England; married (second) Sarah, daughter of Widow Dorothy Barker, who in 1652 was wife of John Kinh, of Weymouth, and gave by will, April 14, 1652, household goods to her daughter, Sarah Hunt.
Enoch Hunt was admitted freeman at Newport, Rhode Island in 1638. On Sept. 18, 1652, at a county court in Boston, power of administration on estate of Enoch Hunt, not yet administered, was granted to his son Ephraim. His daughter Sarah married Matthew Pratt, who was deaf and almost without power of speech, while she was deaf and dumb also.
In a deposition of Jonas Hunphrey and Robert Randall they say that Enoch Hunt came from Tetenden, in the parish of Lee, about two miles distant from Wendover; blacksmith. They said that Enoch and his son Ephraim both moved to New England and dwelt for some time in Weymouth, and Enoch returned to England, while Ephraim remained at Weymouth and had several sons.
Enoch Hunt owned twenty-two acres of upland and salt marsh.
Children by first wife:
1. Ephraim, born 1610, mentioned below.
2. Peter, mentioned below.
By second wife:
3. Sarah, born July 4, 1640; married Matthew Pratt.
(II) Ephraim, son of Enoch Hunt, settled in Weymouth, Mass. He was a refugee from the disastrous field of Marston Moor, and his right name was Colonel Sir William Hunt, but to conceal his identity, after his arrival in this country, he changed his name to Ephraim. He was regarded by the party in power as a "malignant," a name given to all Royalists of sufficient note to be considered dangerous by Cromwell. At the siege of York, Colonel Hunt had been the hero of the day, and the dignity of knighthood was conferred upon him by Prince Rupert. At the battle of Marston Moor, the tide turned and Colonel Hunt fled to America, where he died Feb. 22, 1686, forty years after he left England.
He married an heiress, Anna Richards, and their three sons were the progenitors of the Hunts in this country.
(II) Peter, son of Enoch Hunt, died Oct. 2, 1692. He married Elizabeth Smith. Although there is not very sure evidence that Peter was son of Enoch, there is very great probability that he was. His will was dated June 19, 1689, and proved Dec. 26, 1692. He gave to his son Enoch upland and swamp bought of Mr. Paine, on part of which his house stood; also thirty acres swamp which he received "of father Bowen," except a small piece he had given to his son John; also one hundred pounds worth of commonage. He left property to the remainder of his children and relatives.
His wife married (second) Elder James Blake, of Dorchester, Sept. 17, 1695. She was daughter of Henry and Judith Smith, who came from county Norfolk, England.
Captain Hunt was the first town clerk of Rehoboth.
Sarah, born Jan. 21, 1646.
Judith, April 21, 1648.
Peter, June 11, 1650.
Enoch, Feb. 28, 1632.
Elizabeth, March 1, 1654.
John, Oct. 15, 1656.
Mary, June 15, 1658.
Ephraim, March 31, 1661, mentioned below.
Tabitha, Sept. 14, 1663.
Daniel, Feb. 14, 1665.
Benjamin, Sept. 29, 1668.
Nathaniel, Dec. 31, 1670.
(III) Ephraim, son of Peter Hunt, was born March 31, 1661, died May 9, 1694. The inventory of his estate, made June 8, 1694, was two hundred and five pounds, and it was divided between his widow, brother John and four children.
His widow married (second) Nov. 22, 1697, David Carpenter.
Daniel, born July 12, 1687, mentioned below.
John, March 9, 1688.
Sarah, Oct. 16, 1690.
Hannah, June 26, 1693.
(IV) Daniel, son of Ephraim Hunt, was born July 12, 1687, died Feb. 25, 1739. He lived in Rehoboth where his father lived. His wife, Dorothy Ballard, married (second) Deacon Samuel Howland, and she died, aged eighty-one, Oct. 14, 1765.
Administration on Daniel Hunt's estate was granted to widow, march 20, 1738-39.
Ephraim, born June 12, 1710.
Daniel, April 6, 1712, mentioned below.
Benjamin, May 4, 1715.
William, Feb. 7, 1716.
Dorothy, April 20, 1720.
Oliver, March 5, 1721.
Rebecca, July 16, 1724.
Priscilla, Aug. 18, 1727.
(V) Daniel (2), son of Daniel (1) Hunt, was born April 6, 1712, died April 1, 1781. He lived in Seekonk. He married (first) Mary Wheaton, Dec. 29, 1737; she died July 10, 1756. He married (second) Patience Bosworth, Nov. 25, 1756.
The will of Patience Hunt was made Feb. 11 and proved Aug. 5, 1782.
Children of first wife:
Molly, born Oct. 12, 1738.
Betsey, Jan. 2, 1739.[transcriber's note: this is less than 3 mos. after the first child. HUH?!]
William, Dec. 16, 1741.
Lucy, Dec. 24, 1743.
Daniel, Dec. 23, 1745, mentioned below.
Oliver, Jan. 8, 1747.
William, March 24, 1748.
Joseph W., Feb. 26, 1750.
Benjamin, May 29, 1753.
(VI) Daniel (3), son of Daniel (2) Hunt, was born at Rehoboth, Dec. 23, 1745. From the census of 1790 it appears that he was living in Pawling, Dutchess county, N.Y., and had, in his family, five sons under sixteen and six females. He settled later in Herkimer county.
Children (from family record):
Abigail, born Nov. 25, 1768.
Sybil, Feb. 1, 1770.
Anna, June 4, 1771.
Mary, Aug. 30, 1772.
Charles, March 20, 1774, mentioned below.
Sybil, May 19, 1775.
Lucy, Dec. 10, 1777.
Daniel, Sept. 22, 1779.
William, Jan. 12, 1780.
James, June 8, 1782.
Deborah, Sept. 22, 1783.
Patty, Dec. 7, 1786.
Stephen, Sept. 28, 1788.
Daniel, Oct. 7, 1791.
John, Oct. 25, 1793.
Jinny, Oct. 18, 1796.
(VII) Charles, son of Daniel (3) Hunt, was born March 20, 1774. He was a farmer in Herkimer county, N.Y. He married Lucy Latham.
Charles, born July 24, 1796.
Lovinia, May 10, 1798.
Patty, March 6, 1800.
James, June 16, 1802, mentioned below.
Abby, July 18, 1804.
Harry, Sept. 13, 1806, died March 15, 1888.
(VIII) James, son of Charles Hunt, was born in Herkimer county, N.Y. June 16, 1802, died April 12, 1874. In early life he went to Jefferson county, N.Y., where he followed farming in the town of Antwerp.
He was a Protestant in religion, and a Republican in politics.
He married (first) Dec. 25, 1823, Ava Congdon, born in Herkimer county, Nov. 22, 1795, died Dec. 9, 1838.
Elmina, born Feb. 9, 1826, died March 6, 1827.
Emeline, March 6, 1827, died Aug. 14, 1857.
Charles, March 28, 1832, mentioned below.
James Hunt married (second) Phama C. Blair, born in Oneida county, N.Y. March 6, 1812, died Jan. 11, 1865.
Children of second wife:
Helen Amelia, Oct. 9, 1841.
James, Nov. 24, 1848.
James Hunt married (third) Lovilla Hardy, born June 25, 1817, died May 19, 1868.
(IX) Charles (2), son of James Hunt, was born in Antwerp, Jefferson county, March 28, 1832, died Feb. 27, 1900. He was educated in the common schools, raised on the farm, and learned the trade of carpenter. In 1856 he settled in Boone county, Iowa, where he took up land and cleared a farm, and also worked at his trade and built himself a house. During the civil war he enlisted, Oct. 22, 1864, in Company K, Thirteenth Iowa Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, and served to the end of the war. He was honorably discharged July 11, 1865.
In 1866 he returned to New York state and purchased a farm in the town of Antwerp, where he followed farming until 1891. He then retired from active life, having acquired a competence.
He was a member or the local Grand Army Post, Patrons of Husbandry, and the Methodist Episcopal church. He was a Republican.
He married, Feb. 1, 1859, Clarissa Pool, born at Theresa, Jefferson county, N.Y. Nov. 10, 1837, daughter of Zalmon and Harriet (Prindle) Pool, married June 25, 1815, who were the parents of the following named children:
Truman, born Aug. 17, 1817.
Charles, April 11, 1820, died Feb. 12, 1821.
Charles, Oct. 7, 1822, died Feb. 8, 1890.
Elizabeth, Oct. 14, 1826, died July 11, 1897.
Zalmon, Dec. 25, 1828, died May 11, 1890.
Harriet, Oct. 16, 1831, died Sept. 1, 1905.
Zurviah, July 29, 1834, died Nov. 24, 1848.
Clarissa, aforementioned as the wife of Charles Hunt.
Zalmon Pool was born in Trenton, Oneida county, N.Y. Sept. 26, 1793, died Sept. 26, 1866. In 1818 he moved to Theresa, Jefferson county, N.Y., where he purchased a tract of land and settled. For a few years later he carried on a lumbering and feed milling business. He was supervisor of town of Theresa in 1847-48. He was a son of Zalmon and Mary (Corp) Pool, the former named born Aug. 25, 1767, son of Zalmon Pool and the latter named born Feb. 20, 1769, daughter of Rev. Daniel Corp, a Baptist minister of Trenton, N.Y., who lived to the great age of one hundred and six years. Children of Zalmon and Mary (Corp) Pool:
Susan, born Oct. 20, 1789.
John, Aug. 2, 1791.
Zalmon, Sept. 26, 1793.
Mary, Dec. 6, 1795.
Amy, April 22, 1804.
Harvy, May 24, 1812.
Harriet (Prindle) Pool, born Nov. 24, 1796, died July 29, 1872, was a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Joy) Prindle. Joseph Prindle was born March 7, 1771, died Aug. 13, 1861, son of Moses Prindle, born 1724, died Dec. 16, 1785; married Christian Graham, born in 1726, died Oct. 20, 1817. Joseph Prindle came from Brattleboro, Vermont, and located on the farm now (1910) owned by John Prindle in Russia, Herkimer county, N.Y., and built the first frame barn in the town, 1811, which is still standing (1910), well-preserved and in use. His son, Gaylord, was fatally injured at the raising. Joseph Prindle married, Nov. 15, 1785, Elizabeth Joy; born April 10, 1776, died April 10, 1864. Her mother, Persis (Wilder) Joy, was born 1747, died Aug. 19, 1823. Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Joy) Prindle:
Harriet, mentioned above.
Truman, born June 18, 1798, died June 22, 1841.
John, April 5, 1800, died March 27, 1885.
Moses, May 12, 1802, died May 23, 1802.
Gaylord, July 5, 1803, died June 11, 1811.
Graham, Aug. 16, 1805, died Feb. 16, 1865.
Charles, Dec. 8, 1807, died Sept. 21, 1881.
Elizabeth, May 22, 1810, died Nov. 16, 1893.
Clarissa, July 15, 1813, died April 4, 1839.
Sophia, Oct. 13, 1817.
Children of Charles and Clarissa (Pool) Hunt:
1. James Zalmon, born in Boone county, Iowa, Dec. 30, 1860; educated at Ives Seminary, Antwerp; studied medicine and graduated from the Long Island College Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons in 1887; located at Lowville, N.Y., where he built up a successful practice and continued until his death, Nov.13, 1903; married Mrs. Belle Easton (nee Stevens), of Lowville; child: James Stevens, born April 9, 1902.
2. Elbert Charles, born in Boone county, Iowa, Dec. 16, 1862; educated at Ives Seminary; followed farming for a few years; is assistant manager of manufacturing firm of F. X. Baumont, of Antwerp; married, Jan. 18, 1887, Minnie Adelia King.
3. Jennie Zurviah, born at Antwerp, May 15, 1868; married Dr. E. M. Houghton, Aug. 23, 1892; now (1910) of Detroit, Michigan; children: i. Ruth Clarissa, born Aug. 14, 1893; ii. Agnes Harriet, Sept. 22, 1898; iii. Raph Hunt, Feb. 9, 1907.
4. Burton Truman, mentioned below.
5. Harry, July 4, 1874, died Feb. 22, 1902; married, Feb. 17, 1897, Pearl Harwick; child: Charles Harry, born Dec. 25, 1901.
(X) Dr. Burton Truman Hunt, son of Charles (2) Hunt, was born at Antwerp, Sept. 20, 1870. He was educated in the district schools and Ives Seminary at Antwerp, and in the Dental College of the University of Michigan, where he graduated in the class of 1896. In the autumn following he began to practice at Lowville, and has enjoyed a large and successful business. He has taken rank among the foremost of his profession in northern New York.
He is a member and trustee of Lowville Lodge, No. 134, Free and Accepted Masons; Lowville Chapter, No. 223, Royal Arch Masons, and of the Methodist church.
In politics he is a Republican.
Dr. Hunt is popular socially, and has gained the good will and confidence of the community to a remarkable degree.
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