Hunter Ancestors

On the 1810 census for Nelson County, Kentucky, there are 3 Hunter's living in Bardstown - Eliphalet Hunter, William Hunter and Alexander Hunter. All three are born around the same time so I assume they are probably brothers. Since the state of Kentucky didn't exist until 1792, these men were born in the state of Virginia. But where in Virginia? If they stayed in approximately the same area growing up, then they would have been born in either Fincastle County or Kentucky County, Virginia as these two counties were divided up and ultimately became the state of Kentucky. However, there is an Eliphalet Hunter listed in Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-1787 for Loudoun County, Virginia. (Loudoun County borders present day Maryland.) My gr-gr-gr-grandfather, Eliphalet, would have been too young to have been a tax payer between 1782-1787 so was this his father? If so, then he or his sons moved at some point to Kentucky or a portion of Virginia that became Kentucky. Eliphalet is a name that comes down through the Hunter family but that doesn't mean the Eliphalet in Loudoun County is my direct ancestor. But I must admit that I'm leaning in that direction.

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Generation No. 1

HUNTER was born unknown and died unknown.

The HUNTER'S listed for Generation No. 1, are grouped together based solely on speculation. They may or may not be brothers.

Children of HUNTER are:

  1. ALEXANDER HUNTER, b. about 1770, Virginia; d. 1844, Nelson County, Kentucky; m. FRANCES PEAK, April 19, 1791, Nelson County, Kentucky
  2. WILLIAM HUNTER, b. 1766-1784, Virginia
  3. ELIPHALET HUNTER, b. between 1775-1780, Virginia; d. 1826, Nelson County, Kentucky
  4. THOMAS HUNTER, b. between 1775-1794, Virginia

Generation No. 2

ELIPHALET HUNTER was born between 1775-1780 in Virginia and died in Nelson County, Kentucky in 1826. He married FRANCES/FRANKY PEAK. She was born about 1770 and died between 1840-1850 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Notes for FRANCES/FRANKY PEAK
Both ELIPHALET and his brother, ALEXANDER, are shown married to a woman named FRANCES PEAK. I'm not sure which is correct.

Children of ELIPHALET HUNTER and FRANCES/FRANKY PEAK are:

  1. MARY HUNTER, b. 1799, Virginia; d. November 19, 1869, Daviess County, Kentucky; m. HENRY B. SHIVELY
  2. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1795-1800
  3. ELIPHALET HUNTER, b. December 28, 1802, Nelson County, Kentucky; d. before 1880, Nelson County, Kentucky; m. ELIZABETH MILTON
  4. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1803-1810, Nelson County, Kentucky
  5. SANFORD HUNTER, b. November 16, 1806, Nelson County, Kentucky; d. December 12, 1877, Kentucky; m. ELIZA J. NEAL
  6. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1800-1809, Nelson County, Kentucky

ALEXANDER HUNTER was born about 1770 in Virginia and died 1844 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He married FRANCES PEAK (?), April 19, 1791 in Nelson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1770 and died between 1840-1850 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Notes for FRANCES/FRANKY PEAK
Both ALEXANDER and his brother, ELIPHALET, are shown married to a woman named FRANCES PEAK. I'm not sure which is correct.

Children of ALEXANDER HUNTER and FRANCES PEAK are:

  1. UNKNOWN SON, b. 1794-1802
  2. JOHN HUNTER, b. 1802, Kentucky; m. ELIZABETH, b. 1803
  3. WILLIAM HUNTER, b. July 26, 1803; d. April 26, 1864, Kentucky; m. ANNE C.
  4. ELIPHALET HUNTER, b. 1804
  5. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. 1802-1810
  6. ELIZA HUNTER, b. 1810; m. GEORGE ROBERTSON, April 30, 1827, Nelson County, Kentucky
  7. ALEXANDER HUNTER, b. 1812, Kentucky; m. AMELIA

Generation No. 3

SANFORD HUNTER (ELIPHALET HUNTER2) was born November 16, 1806 in Nelson County, Kentucky, and died December 12, 1877 in Daviess County, Kentucky. He married ELIZA J. NEAL September 11, 1839 in Nelson County, Kentucky, daughter of CHARLES NEAL and MARGARET. She was born March 12, 1814 in Kentucky and died May 19, 1903.

Children of SANFORD HUNTER and ELIZA J. NEAL are:

  1. LUDWELL HUNTER, b. 1840; d. between 1870-1880; m. MARY
  2. MARGARET HUNTER, b. 1841; d. after 1920, Daviess County, Kentucky; m. MILLER
  3. SARAH A. HUNTER, b. September, 1842; d. January 1, 1913, Roseville, Barren County, Kentucky; m. PEYTON KINCHELOE
  4. MARY C. HUNTER, b. 1845, Nelson County, Kentucky
  5. EMELINE "EMMA" DORCAS HUNTER, b. November 1846, Nelson County, Kentucky
  6. ELIZABETH "BETTIE" C. HUNTER, b. February, 1850; d. after 1920; m. RICHARD ALLEN SOSH
  7. JOHN C. HUNTER, b. 1852; d. before 1930; m. CORNELIA D. MOSELEY
  8. SANFORD HUNTER, JR., b. May 1, 1855, Daviess County, Kentucky; d. February 1, 1907, Daviess County, Kentucky; m. HELLEN P. STONE

MARY HUNTER (ELIPHALET HUNTER2) was born May, 1799 in Virginia and died November 19, 1869 in Daviess County, Indiana. She married HENRY B. SHIVELY August 19, 1822 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He was born January 1, 1799 in Shelby County, Kentucky and died February 12, 1882 in Daviess County, Indiana.

Children of MARY HUNTER and HENRY B. SHIVELY are:

  1. SUSAN SHIVELY, b. 1823, Kentucky
  2. SANFORD SHIVELY, b. 1825, Kentucky
  3. JOHN SHIVELY, b. 1829, Kentucky
  4. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1830-1835
  5. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1830-1835
  6. WILLIAM SHIVELY, b. 1833, Indiana
  7. HENRY S. SHIVELY, b. 1836, Indiana

ELIPHALET HUNTER (ELIPHALET HUNTER2) was born December 28, 1802 in Nelson County, Kentucky and died before 1880 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" MILTON, May 4, 1829 in Nelson County, Kentucky. She was born 1812 in Kentucky and died between 1870-1880.

Children of ELIPHALET HUNTER and ELIZABETH MELTON are:

  1. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1825-1830, Nelson County, Kentucky
  2. ELIJAH HUNTER, b. 1836, Nelson County, Kentucky; d. before 1870
  3. ELIPHALET MILTON HUNTER, b. 1840, Nelson County, Kentucky

JOHN HUNTER (ALEXANDER HUNTER2) was born 1802 in Kentucky and died unknown. He married ELIZABETH. She was born 1803 in Kentucky and died unknown.

Child of JOHN HUNTER and ELIZABETH is:

  1. ALEXANDER HUNTER, b. 1835, Kentucky

WILLIAM HUNTER (ALEXANDER HUNTER2) was born July 26, 1803 in Kentucky and died between 1850-1860 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He married ANNE C. She was born 1804 in Kentucky and died between 1870-1880 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Children of WILLIAM HUNTER and ANNE are:

  1. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1825-1830, Nelson County, Kentucky
  2. ALEXANDER HUNTER, b. 1830, Nelson County, Kentucky
  3. JAMES HUNTER, b. 1834, Nelson County, Kentucky
  4. GEORGE W. HUNTER, b. September 1835, Nelson County, Kentucky
  5. KATE HUNTER, b. 1840, Nelson County, Kentucky; m. BENEDICT JOSEPH ROSS
  6. WILLIAM HUNTER, b. 1841, Nelson County, Kentucky

ELIZA HUNTER (ALEXANDER HUNTER2) was born 1810 in Nelson County, Kentucky and died unknown. She married GEORGE ROBERTSON, April 30, 1827, in Nelson County, Kentucky. He was born 1793 in Kentucky and died before 1860.

Children of ELIZA HUNTER and GEORGE ROBERTSON are:

  1. JOHN A. ROBERTSON, b. 1829, Nelson County, Kentucky
  2. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1825-1830
  3. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1825-1830
  4. DAVID W. ROBERTSON, b. 1832, Nelson County, Kentucky
  5. SARAH J. ROBERTSON, b. 1841, Nelson County, Kentucky

ALEXANDER HUNTER (ALEXANDER HUNTER2) was born 1812 in Kentucky and died before 1880. He married ELIZABETH. She was born 1822 in Kentucky and died unknown.

Notes for ELIZABETH HUNTER
ELIZABETH and children are living in Ellis County, Texas in 1880.

Children of ALEXANDER HUNTER and ELIZABETH are:

  1. GEORGE HUNTER, b. 1844, Nelson County, Kentucky
  2. JOHN HUNTER, b. 1847, Nelson County, Kentucky
  3. WILLIAM ROBERT HUNTER, b. 1849, Nelson County, Kentucky
  4. FRANCES ANN HUNTER, b. 1852, Nelson County, Kentucky
  5. THOMAS HUNTER, b. 1856, Nelson County, Kentucky
  6. JAMES HUNTER, b. 1859, Nelson County, Kentucky
  7. KATE HUNTER, b. 1862, Nelson County, Kentucky
  8. ELIZA E. HUNTER, b. 1865, Nelson County, Kentucky
  9. ALBERT S. HUNTER, b. 1867, Nelson County, Kentucky

Generation No. 4

EMELINE "EMMA" HUNTER (SANFORD HUNTER3) was born November, 1846 in Nelson County, Kentucky, and died August 8, 1930 in Daviess County, Kentucky. She married JOHN B. BURTON, January 13, 1881 in Daviess County, Kentucky, son of JAMES BURTON and SUSAN WARD. He was born December 6, 1830 in Ohio County, Kentucky, and died October 1, 1911.

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Children of EMMA HUNTER and JOHN B. BURTON are:

  1. JOHN D. BURTON, b. April 18, 1882, Daviess County, Kentucky; d. November 16, 1882, Daviess County, Kentucky
  2. EMMIT BYRD BURTON, b. August 1884
  3. LUDWELL HUNTER BURTON, b. August 28, 1885, Daviess County, Kentucky; d. December 7, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

MARGARET HUNTER (SANFORD HUNTER3) was born 1841 in Kentucky and died after 1920 in Daviess County, Kentucky. She married SINGLETON MILLER. He was born about 1834 in Kentucky and died between 1870-1880 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

Children of MARGARET HUNTER and SINGLETON MILLER are:

  1. SANFORD MILLER, b. January, 1860, Daviess County, Kentucky
  2. MARTHA E. MILLER, b. 1862, Daviess County, Kentucky
  3. MARY B. MILLER, b. 1866, Daviess County ,Kentucky
  4. CHARLES MILLER, b. October 1869, Daviess County, Kentucky; d. before 1880, Daviess County, Kentucky

LUDWELL HUNTER (SANFORD HUNTER3) was born 1840 in Kentucky and died between 1870-1880 in (probably) Mississippi. He married MARY. She was born 1850 in Mississippi and died unknown in (probably) Mississippi.

ELIZABETH "BETTIE" C. HUNTER (SANFORD HUNTER3) was born January, 1850, in Kentucky and died after 1920 in Daviess County, Kentucky. She married RICHARD ALLEN SOSH, 1895 in Daviess County, Kentucky, son of JOHN M. SOSH and ELIZABETH L. BRATCHER. He was born January 19, 1853 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky and died November 29, 1926 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

Notes for RICHARD ALLEN SOSH
According to information found on Ancestry.com, RICHARD'S first wife, ELIZABETH, was born February 15, 1859 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky and died August 7, 1890 in Daviess County, Kentucky. ELIZABETH "BETTIE" C. HUNTER was RICHARD'S second wife. The children shown on the 1900 census for Daviess County, Kentucky, were RICHARD'S children by his first wife. I don't believe ELIZABETH "BETTIE" C. HUNTER and RICHARD had any children.

JOHN C. HUNTER (SANFORD HUNTER3) was born 1852 in Kentucky and died before 1930 in Daviess County ,Kentucky. He married CORNELIA D. MOSELEY, 1885 in Kentucky, daughter of CORNELIUS MOSELEY and SALINA ROACH. She was born 1862 in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky and died September 16, 1943 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

Children of JOHN C. HUNTER and CORNELIA D. MOSELEY are:

  1. EFFIE CORNELIA HUNTER, b. February 28, 1892, Daviess County, Kentucky
  2. MARY E. HUNTER, b. 1895, Daviess County, Kentucky
  3. EMILY HUNTER, b. 1897, Daviess County ,Kentucky
  4. MARGARET HUNTER, b. 1902, Daviess County, Kentucky

SANFORD HUNTER, JR. (SANFORD HUNTER3) was born May 1, 1855 in Daviess County, Kentucky and died February 1, 1907. He married HELLEN P. STONE, 1880 in Kentucky, daughter of SAMPSON STONE and CINDERILLA(?). She was born May 29, 1857 in Daviess County, Kentucky and died September 9, 1904.

Children of SANFORD HUNTER, JR. and HELLEN P. are:

  1. INNIA E. HUNTER, b. November 20, 1880, Daviess County, Kentucky
  2. GERTRUDE N. HUNTER, b. June 1884; m. BERRY ESTILL
  3. HELLEN E. HUNTER, b. October 1889
  4. ROLLIE JUSTICE HUNTER, b. September 15, 1893

ELIPHALET MILTON HUNTER (ELIPHALET HUNTER3) was born 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky and died unknown. He married MARY ELIZABETH VAN DYKE, December 17, 1866 in County, Kentucky. She was born 1848 in Kentucky and died unknown.

Children of ELIPHALET MILTON HUNTER and MARY ELIZABETH VAN DYKE are:

  1. KATHERINE "KATE" HUNTER, b. November 11, 1867, Nelson County, Kentucky
  2. ELIJAH M. HUNTER, b. May 1870, Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky
  3. JETTA V. HUNTER, b. 1872, Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky
  4. WILLIAM E. HUNTER, b. 1874, Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky

ALEXANDER HUNTER (WILLIAM HUNTER3) was born 1830 in Nelson County, Kentucky and died unknown. He married EMILY. She was born 1841 in Kentucky and died unknown.

Children of ALEXANDER HUNTER and EMILY are:

  1. KATE HUNTER, b. 1865, Nelson County, Kentucky
  2. LIZZIE HUNTER, b. 1867, Nelson County, Kentucky
  3. JAMES M. HUNTER, b. August 1869, Nelson County, Kentucky

GEORGE W. HUNTER (WILLIAM HUNTER3) was born September, 1835 in Nelson County, Kentucky and died December 30, 1920 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. He married (1) ELIZABETH WOODS. She was born 1844 in Kentucky and died between 1875-1885. He married (2) LAURA about 1885. She was born 1865 in Kentucky and died unknown.

Notes for GEORGE W. HUNTER
Shown as Town Marshall of Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky on the 1870 and 1880 census.
On the 1900 census for Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, there is an adopted daughter listed, Catherine N. Hunter, showing as being born in December, 1887.

Children of GEORGE W. HUNTER and ELIZABETH WOODS are:

  1. NANNIE HUNTER, b. 1869, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky
  2. CHARLES L. HUNTER, b. January, 1871, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky
  3. WOOD E. HUNTER, b. 1873, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky
  4. S. E. HUNTER, b. 1875, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky (daughter)

Children of GEORGE W. HUNTER and LAURA is:

  1. CATHERINE N. HUNTER, b. December, 1887, Kentucky (adopted daughter)
  2. BEATRICE HUNTER, b. April 1898, Kentucky

KATE HUNTER (WILLIAM HUNTER3) was born 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky and died between 1910-1920 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. She married BENEDICT JOSEPH ROSS about 1864. He was born 1841 in Kentucky and died between 1910-1920 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Children of KATE HUNTER and BENEDICT JOSEPH ROSS are:

  1. LILLIE ROSS, b. 1865, Nelson County, Kentucky
  2. JOSEPH H. ROSS, b. 1867, Nelson County, Kentucky
  3. MARY J. ROSS, b. March 1870, Nelson County, Kentucky
  4. ALMA ROSS, b. 1873, Kentucky
  5. EUGENE ROSS, b. 1875, Kentucky
  6. MARGARET "MAGGIE" ROSS, b. 1877, Kentucky

Generation No. 5

GERTRUDE N. HUNTER (SANFORD HUNTER, JR.4) was born June, 1884 in Daviess County, Kentucky and died unknown. She married BERRY ESTILL about 1910 in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky. He was born 1875 in Kentucky and died unknown.

I haven't found a GERTRUDE HUNTER married to a BERRY ESTILL. I'm not sure where I got the children's names from but I can't guarantee these children belong to GERTRUDE nor can I be sure BERRY ESTILL was her husband. I'm leaving them listed here so others can search for them.

Children of GERTRUDE N. HUNTER and BERRY ESTILL are:

  1. HELEN ESTILL, b. February, 1911, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky
  2. HUNTER ESTILL, b. February, 1912, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky
  3. ELIZABETH ESTILL, b. 1915, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky
  4. DOROTHY ESTILL, b. September, 1919, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky

ROLLIE JUSTICE HUNTER (SANFORD HUNTER, JR.4) was born September 15, 1893 in Daviess County, Kentucky and died unknown. He married CORDIA/ANNA. She was born 1893 in Kentucky and died unknown.

Children of ROLLIE JUSTICE HUNTER and CORDIA/ANNA are:

  1. ROLLIE J. HUNTER, JR., b. February, 1917, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky
  2. LOIS HUNTER, b. February, 1919, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky
  3. WILLIAM S. HUNTER, b. 1924, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky

KATHERINE "KATE" HUNTER (ELIPHALET MILTON HUNTER4) was born November 11, 1867 in Kentucky and died after 1930 in Nelson County, Kentucky. She married G. HARRY MURPHY, 1892 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He was born March 14, 1865 and died January 4, 1918.

Notes for KATHERINE "KATE" HUNTER:
KATE and HARRY never had any biological children but did have an adopted daughter, KATIE TURNER.

WOOD E. HUNTER (GEORGE W. HUNTER4) was born 1873 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky and died September 3, 1949 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. He married EMMA M. She was born 1876 in Kentucky and died February 12, 1955 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Children of WOOD E. HUNTER and EMMA M. are:

  1. RAYMOND F. HUNTER, b. 1900, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  2. MARY HUNTER, b. 1903, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  3. ELIZABETH "BETTY" HUNTER, b. 1905, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  4. GEORGE HUNTER, b. September, 1908, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
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