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George HUNTER
Christina WYATT
Husband:  George HUNTER
Birth:  1788/9 or 7 Feb 1787, NC (prob. Orange Co.)
Death:  27 Sep 1864, Auburn, Sangamon Co., IL
Marriage:  14 Nov 1814, Christian Co., KY
Wife:  Christina/Christine WYATT
Birth:  1795/6, TN
Death:  aft. 1850
Children born in Illinois:
  1.  (Daughter A) HUNTER, b. 1810-15
  2.  (Daughter B) HUNTER, B. 1815-20 
  3.  James M. HUNTER, b. 1819/20 
  4.  J. Wesley HUNTER, b. 1824/5
  5.  (Daughter C) HUNTER, b. 1820-25
  6.  (Son A) HUNTER, b. 1825-30
  7.  (Daughter D) HUNTER, b. 1825-30
  8.  (Daughter E) HUNTER, b. 1825-30
  9.  Maria HUNTER, b. 1827/8; m. 13 Dec 1864, Sangamon Co., IL, Thomas RAY
10.  Luthera HUNTER, b. 1831/2; m. 2 Mar 1862, Sangamon Co., IL, Jacob DOWNS
11.  Emeline HUNTER, b. 1832/3


Sources (n.b., Greene Co. was formed from Madison Co. in 1821; Jersey Co. was formed from Greene Co. in 1839):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Hunter, George Wyatt, Christine 14 Nov 1814 Christian Co.

2a. Theodore Calvin Pease.  1934.  Illinois Census Returns of 1820.  Trustees of Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield, IL (online at Ancestry.com):
[p.137] CENSUS OF MADISON COUNTY, 1820
page 139
Names of Heads of Families: 
[*Indicates name also in Federal Census for 1820.]
Heads of families: George Hunter
Free white males over 21 years of age: 1
All other free white Inhabitance: 4
Free people of Colour: 5
[Inhabitance?]

2b.  1790-1870 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):
Year Surname Given Name County State Page Township Record Type
1820 HUNTER GEORGE Madison IL 109 Wood River State or Colonial Census
Aug 1820 HUNTER GEORGE Madison IL 139   State or Colonial Census

3. 1830 Greene Co., IL, Federal Census transcribed by John C. Jacoby.  Microfilm Roll #M19-24, enumerated 27 Nov 1830 (online at USGenWeb Archives Census Project):
Page # Line # Last Name First Name Data
5 11 Hunter George 111 000 100 - 311 100 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Son A or J. Wesley (b. 1824/5)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Son A or J. Wesley (b. 1824/5)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = James M. (b. 1819/20)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = George (b. 1787/8/9)
3 females 4 or under 1825-1830 = Maria (b. 1827/8)
= Daughter E
= Daughter D
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter C
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Daughter B
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Daughter A
0 females 30-39 1790-1800 = Christina (b. 1795/6)
Where is Christina?  This looks like an error somewhere along the line.

4.  1840 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).
Hunter, George IL Jersey Co. p. 339

5.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  Township 8 Range 10, Jersey Co., IL, p. 51, 1/1, enumerated 21 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
George Hunter 61 M Farmer NC
Christina " 54 F   Tenn
J. Wesley " 25 M Farmer Ill
Maria     " 22 F    "
Luthera   " 18 F    "
Emiline   " 17 F    "
Living three doors down from James & Anna HUNTER

6.  1860 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com). Not found in Jersey or Sangamon Cos., at least, not in this database.

7.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Illinois Marriages: Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):
George & Christina are in Greene Co. in the 1830 Census. 
Daughters "A" and "B" are old enough to marry; they do so (or die) before 1850.
Hunter, Jane McHenry, Martin 29 Nov 1832 Greene Co.
Hunter, Rebeckah Medford, Edward 18 Apr 1839 Greene Co.
George & Christian are in Jersey Co. in the 1840 Census.  "Son A" is still too young to marry.
Hunter, Mary Bowden, Hardin  7 Oct 1842 Jersey Co.
Hunter, James Larrison, Ann  6 Mar 1849 Jersey Co.
Marriages which may be those of George and Christina's children.  The last is known to be.

8.  Jordan Dodd, ed. 1998. Marriage Index:  Illinois, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, P.O. Box 740, Orem, UT 84059-0740 (Broderbund CD-250).  Jersey Co. marriages are not included on this disk.
George & Christian are in Jersey Co. in the 1850 Census.
All the children are old enough to get married.  Jersey Co. marriages are not included on this disk.
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Couldn't find George & Christina in the 1860 Census.  They are in Sangamon Co. by 1862, at least.
Hunter, Thomas McDaniel, Catharine 19 Oct 1854 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Mary Burt, John 29 Oct 1857 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Josiah H. Henderson, Elizabeth J. 20 Apr 1858 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, William R. Corson, Abba 15 Aug 1860 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Sarah L. Dake, Sylvanus 17 Apr 1861 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Rachel Frances Lee, James 14 Nov 1861 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Luthara Down, Jacob  2 Mar 1862 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Maria Ray, Thomas 13 Dec 1864 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, William A. Walker, Anna 2 Feb 1865 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Richard P. Delay, Sarah Ann 14 Dec 1865 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Lucinda Peach, Henry S. 28 Jan 1866 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Mary Jane Hampton, Harrison P. 14 Mar 1867 Sangamon Co.
Hunter, Margarit R. Barger, James N. 13 Nov 1867 Sangamon Co.
Marriages which may be those of George and Christina's children.  It looks like Luthara and Maria are.

9.  Query #75 in the Hunter Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

10.  LDS.  Ancestral File and IGI (online). IGI has the marriage record; nothing else as of 1 Nov 99.


The question has been raised whether Samuel and Lydia (DEVINEY) HUNTER are George's parents, perhaps because of the presence of a widow Lydia Hunter in Christian Co. in 1820.  It does not appear, however, that George and Christina are living with this Lydia.

Source:  Christian County Genealogical Society (Hopkinsville, KY).  1995.  Christian County, KY, Census Records, 1820-1830-1840.  Simmons Historical Publ., Melber, KY.  (Page number is page in the transcription, not in the census.)
p. 10 1820 Hunter Lydia 011101 00011
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
0 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = James M. (b. 1819/20)
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = ?
1 male 16-18 1801-1804 = ?
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = ?
0 males 26-44 1775-1794 = George (b. 1787/8/9)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = ?
0 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = OK
0 females 10-15 1804-1810 = OK
0 females 16-25 1794-1804 = Christina (b. 1795/6)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = ?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Lydia
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."

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