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James Hunter

Male 1789 - 1869  (79 years)


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  • Name James Hunter 
    Born 5 Dec 1789  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried May 1869  West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 May 1869  Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12764  My Genealogy

    Father **Elder Alexander Hunter,   b. 13 Nov 1761, Crevanmore, Parish Of Drumraugh, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1847, Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Margaret,   b. 7 Apr 1768, Crevanmore, Parish Of Drumraugh, County Tyrone, Irleand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1838, Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1786  Crevanmore, Parish Of Drumraugh, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There were a total of nine children born to this couple. Jane Hunterstayed and married in Fayette County to Thomas Gilleland when the restof the family moved to Mercer County in 1812. [See page title:Alexander Hunter, in Park Records, Hunter Section; Plus, History OfMercer County, 1888, Biography Copy in the same location; 27 July2006, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Family ID F4754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Dowlin,   b. Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1817, Jamestown, West Salem, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Feb 1815  Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • No known children born to this union.
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabella North,   b. Jun 1793, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1888, 95 Years Old; West Salemtownship, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1820  West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Silas Hunter, Colonel,   b. 26 May 1832, Homestead At Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [Stepchild]
     2. Alexander Hunter,   b. Homestead At Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret Hunter,   b. Homestead At Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Harrison Hunter,   b. Homestead At Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. David A. Hunter,   b. Homestead At Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James Hunter,   b. Homestead At Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Matthew C. Hunter,   b. Homestead At Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. John M. Hunter,   b. Homestead At Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Anderson Mclean Hunter,   b. Homestead At Jamestown, West Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Source: Book-HISTORY OF MERCER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ITS PAST ANDPRESENT AND CONDENSED HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Chicago, Ill., Brown,Runk & Co., Publishers. http://persi.heritagequestonline.com
      Page1182: Excerpt from paragraph of son Col. Silas Hunter: "Hisfather, James Hunter, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., December 5,1789, and had reached manhood ere the coming of the family to MercerCounty in the spring of 1812. He married February 23, 1815, to SarahDowlin, who died without issue April 5, 1817. he was again marriedJuly 27, 1820, to Isabella, daughter of Christopher and ElizabethNorth. She was born in Maryland in June 1793, and came to MercerCounty with her parents when a small child, her mother carrying her onhorseback across the Mountains from Westmoreland County, Penn.,whither they had removed from Maryland. They settled in what is nowGreene Township, on the farm where her nephew, Samuel North, resides.She grew to womanhood on that farm, and upon her marriage took up herabode on the old Hunter homestead, in West Salem Township, where thebalance of her life was passed. She had the following children bythis union: Alexander, deceased; Margaret, wife of James Christy, ofKinsman, Ohio; Harrison, of Jamestown; David A., of Emporia, Kas.;James, deceased; Silas, Matthew C., deceased; John M., deceased, andAnderson McLean, of Emporia, Kas. James Hunter followed farming allhis life, and died May 4, 1869. Both he and wife were members of theUnited Presbyterian Church. In politics he was a Whig and afterward aRepublican, and together with his brother Matthew served in the War of1812. He was an upright, honest man, and left to his descendants therecord of a spotless reputation. His widow survived him over nineteenyears, and died June 5, 1888, at the remarkable age of ninety-fiveyears. She retained her memory up to the last, and was always happywhen relating pioneer reminiscences. She was kind and motherly, andher long life was a blessing to her children and descendants."[Transcribed 07 October 2006, SLJuhl, compiler]