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The Hunters of our family line have been traced back to Allen Hunter (1786 - 1869) in Marion District (now Florence County), SC.Allenís parents and birthplace are unknown, and have been the subjects of a great deal of research and speculation.Some speculate that his father was William Thomas Hunter, from the names of two of Allenís sons.My own speculation is that his father was James, based on the naming pattern of J.M. Hunterís children and the existence of a James Hunter who lived in the Peedee region of South Carolina with a child the right age for Allen, according to the 1790 census.

 

 

Contents

PHOTO ALBUM - Hunter Family - NEW!

Hunters of Marion Page & Generation No. 1

PHOTO ALBUM - The Early Hunters

Allen and Rebecca Hunterís Tombstones

Generation No. 2

Joseph Morris Hunter - Civil War Soldier

Angeline White Hunter - Civil War Widow

Generation No. 3

PHOTO ALBUM - S. A. Hunter, Sr. and Sarah Frances Blake

Generation No. 4

PHOTO ALBUM - Lourina and Olive Hunter

PHOTO ALBUM - S. Allen Hunter, Jr. and Sadie Graham Turner

PHOTO ALBUM - Blake Hunter and Family

 


 

 

Descendants of Allen Hunter (contíd.)

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.ELIZABETH REBECCA3 HUNTER (ALLEN2, JAMES(?)1) was born October 27, 1820 in Pamplico ?, Florence, SC, and died January 27, 1895.She married ANTHONY SWEET.He was born Abt. 1818 in, Marion, SC, and died July 4, 1849.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH REBECCA HUNTER:

 

Was she born Oct 27 or Oct. 7?

 

 

 

 

Notes for ANTHONY SWEET:

 

from

MARRIAGE CLAIMS AND ESTATE NOTES FROM GEORGETOWNE SC NEWSPAPERS 1791-1861

 

Winyah Observer - Issue of July 11, 1849:

"Died in this town on the 4th inst. Mr Anthony Sweet, a native of Marion Dist. He was in his 31 year of age, an industrious good citizen, and leaves in Marion a widow and two or three children."

 

Issue of July 25, 1849: "Married in this town on the 23rd inst by the Rev. Mr. Christsburg(sic) Mr William Sweet of Marion to Mrs Sarah Huchs of this town."

 

(Contributed by Wayne Hunter)

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Children of ELIZABETH HUNTER and ANTHONY SWEET are:

†††††††††††††††††† i.††† MARTHA4 SWEET, b. 1842.

4.†††††††††††††† ii.††† WILLIAM PHILLIP SWEET, b. April 02, 1841; d. May 1864.

5.††††††††††††† iii.††† ELIZABETH REBECCA SWEET, b. January 26, 1848; d. October 24, 1922.

 

 

3.JOSEPH MORRIS3 HUNTER (ALLEN2, JAMES(?)1) was born January 01, 1823 in Pamplico(?), Florence, SC, and died May 30, 1864 in Gaines Mill, VA.He married ANGELINE WHITE March 23, 18541, daughter of STEPHEN WHITE and MARY FORE.She was born September 04, 1827 in , Marion, SC, and died August 19, 1889 in SC.

 

Notes for JOSEPH MORRIS HUNTER:

 

 

From Methodist Church Minutes # 022749†† [MICROFICH] [WPA PROJECT]

Minutes Quarterly Conference Darlington Circuit 1841-1867 and

Register, Darlington Circuit 1831-1878

1) p. 130 item 13:

 

Tabernacle [church]

Item B: Allen Hunter C.L.

†††††††††††† Benjamin White

†††††††††††† Joseph Hunter††††††††††† excluded 1840††††† [age 17]

†††††††††††† Rebecca Hunter

†††††††††††† Hannah White

†††††††††††† Betsey Dewit

†††††††††††† Kitty Kerton

†††††††††††† Ann Cusach

†††††††††††† Ann Cox

†††††††††††† Mary Brow

 

2) p. 148 item 72:

 

Excommunications A.D. 1840

 

Joseph Hunter††††††††††††††††† Tabernacle††††††††† Neglect of Duty

 

3) p. 149 item 73:

Returns for A.D. 1840

††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††Whites††† colored†††† preacher††† ttl

Tabernacle†††††††††††††††† 9†††††††††† 2†††††††††††† 0†††††††††††††† 11

 


 

The following quote was taken from an article entitled "CELEBRATION OF 4TH OF JULY, 1853, AT TABERNACLE, S.C."

in the Marion Star newspaper, Issue of Tuesday, July 19, 1853.It contains a toast offered by J. M. Hunter

(in the "VOLUNTEER TOASTS" section about 2/3 of the way through the article).

 

†† "By J. M. Hunter. -- Heroes of the revolution:May we ever cherish the memory

of those who fought our battles; venerate their names while we live, and when

we are gone may posterity perpetuate their deeds of noble daring in the cause

of Liberty."

 

(Another toast is offered by By Rev. T. M. Munnerlyn, who is related to author Margaret Mitchell).

 

From the Marion County, S.C. web site, contributed by Francine Jones. To see the full article, go here.

 


 

Joseph served as a volunteer in the Confederate Army, Army of Northern Virginia (Gen. Robert E. Lee),

Cavalry Corps (Maj. Gen. James E. B. Stuart),

Hampton's Division (Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton),

Butler's Brigade (Brig. Gen. Matthew C. Butler),

Co. F, 4th Regiment S.C. Cavalry (Rutledge's Regiment - Col. B. Huger Rutledge)

 

 

 


Death Notice in

Southern Christian Advocate VOL II

29 Sep 1864

 

Maj. J.B. Hunter, late of Marion Dist, S.C. of 4th S.C. Calvary was born Jan 1823...killed instantly.

 

["instant promotion and typo, but probably ours" - Wayne Hunter]

 

(Contributed by Wayne Hunter)

 


 

Cemetery Records of Marlboro County SC by Drake and Rainwater p 35

[Holy Road cemetery near Blenheim SC ]

 

Joseph M. Hunter, Jan 1, 1823; killed in Battle at Gaines Mill, May 30, 1862 [should be 1864]

w. Angeline Hunter Sept 4, 1827; Aug 19, 1889

 

John Edgar HunterJan 17, 1874 May 21 1916

w. Jeanie Lise RichardsJan 12, 1869; June 14, 1956

 

[from WPA Cemetary List for same cemetery]

 

James T. HunterJune 5, 1858 - June 8, 1900

s. Little Freddie Hunter, June 7, 1891- July 22, 1892

 

[personal note from Wayne Hunter: "I visited this cemetery with my father in the late 70's. He remembered visiting it as a boy, but he did not remember when. It's typical old southern cemetery with Spanish moss on the trees and a wrought iron gate in a very rural area. Many stones appear to be missing.Angeline's is very large, an obelisk over 6 feet tall and carvings of two hands, one pointing up and one down signifying one buried here, one elsewhere. I believe the stone states JM buried on battlefield and of course the date of death is wrong by exactly two years. There was no "battle of Gaines Mill" in 1864. Historically that occurred in May of 1862. JMH was killed in the skirmishes that occurred just prior to "Cold Harbor" near Gaines Mill and I suspect it seemed like a battle to those that lived through it.The rolls of the 4th Calvary seem to show a number of possible cousins, and one of the apparently brought home the story of how he died. I'll send it along in another email. The cemetery is miles from any place I know of with a family connection. I assume she lived with one of her children after Allen Hunter's death and they must have lived somewhere in the area for a short time. There is no stone for Freddie or James as I recall."]

 

(Contributed by Wayne Hunter)


 

More About JOSEPH MORRIS HUNTER:

Burial: 1864, Gaines Mill, VA ? Richmond, VA ?

Census: 1860, SC - Joseph M. Hunter

Killed in action: May 30, 1864, Gaines Mill, VA

 

Notes for ANGELINE WHITE:

 

Angeline is mentioned as "Angeline Hunter" in her father Stephen White's will.

 

Angeline suffered a great deal of heartache:

Her infant son Joseph died February 10, 1862.

Her mother, Mary Fore White, died October 02, 1862.

Her husband Joseph and brother Nelson went off to war, leaving her at home with three young children and a newborn infant.

Her husband Joseph was killed in the war May 30, 1864.

Her father, Stephen White, died June 06, 1870.

Her niece, Mary Godbold, daughter of her sister Mary, died October 14, 1885 at about age 17 (source: J.M. Hunter Family Bible).


 

According to G. Hunter (note and pers. comm.), Angeline is buried at Holy Rood Cemetery, Blenheim, SC. -

Tombstone has finger pointing Heaven-ward with an inscription that says "The Bible was her guide.Widow of J.M. Hunter, killed in action May 30, 1862 at Gaines' Mill."[The date should read 1864, according to the muster rolls].See photo and inscription of Angelineís tombstone.

 

 

More About ANGELINE WHITE:

Burial: August 1889, Holy Rood Cemetery, Blenheim, Marlboro, SC

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Children of JOSEPH HUNTER and ANGELINE WHITE are:

†††††††††††††††††† i.††† MARY REBECCA4 HUNTER, b. January 29, 1855, Marion, Marion, SC; m. J. W. WHITE, November 28, 1872.

 

Notes for MARY REBECCA HUNTER:

 

Probably named after her two grandmothers, Mary Fore and Rebecca Morris.

 

6.†††††††††††††† ii.††† STEPHEN ALLEN HUNTER, SR., b. October 12, 1856, Marion, Marion, SC; d. December 07, 1929, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.

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Notes for STEPHEN ALLEN HUNTER, SR.:

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Named after his two grandfathers, Stephen White and Allen Hunter.

 

7.††††††††††††† iii.††† JAMES THOMAS HUNTER, b. June 05, 1858, Marion, Marion, SC; d. June 07, 1900.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Notes for JAMES THOMAS HUNTER:

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Possibly named after his paternal grandfather Allen Hunterís father (?).This is speculation, based on the fact that his baby brother Joseph was named after another great-grandfather.The 1790 census names a James Hunter living in the PeeDee region of SC with a child the right age for Allen.

 

†††††††††††††††† iv.††† JOSEPH MORRIS HUNTER, b. December 08, 1861, Marion, Marion, SC; d. February 10, 1862, Marion, Marion, SC.

 

Notes for JOSEPH MORRIS HUNTER:

 

Named after his father and his paternal grandmother Rebecca Morrisí father.Died at two months of age.

 

More About JOSEPH MORRIS HUNTER:

Burial: February 1862, Marion, Marion, SC

 

††††††††††††††††† v.††† WILLIAM NELSON HUNTER, b. October 14, 1863, Marion, Marion, SC; d. 1943; m. SALLY MOODY; b. 1868; d. 1937.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NELSON HUNTER:

 

Known as"Uncle Willie" by my dad and uncles (William's grandnephews).

 

 


 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Many thanks to my father, cousin Hunter Demos, uncle G. Hunter, and cousin Wayne Hunter, who contributed family photographs, genealogical information, and family memories used on these pages.

 

Copyright ©2002 by Allen Hunter

 

 

Last revised: August 17, 2002