Reuben Hunt Jr.

1793–27 September 1841 (Age 48)
Bath, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Reuben

Reuben Hunt Jr. was born in 1793, in Bath, Kentucky, United States as the son of Rev. Reuben Solomon Hunt and Nancy Deaton. He married Hannah Jarvis on 24 August 1813, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 27 September 1841, in Schultz Creek, Greenup, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Sunshine, Greenup, Kentucky, United States.

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Reuben Hunt Jr.
Hannah Jarvis
Marriage: 24 August 1813
Carlisle Hunt
Emily Hunt
Melvina Hunt
Harrison Hunt
John S Hunt
Louisa Eliza Hunt
Mariah Hunt
Andrew Jackson Hunt
Matilda H. Hunt
Ambrose C. Hunt
Lucetta Hunt

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 1
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons
Age 3
In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
Age 15
Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley .2 Irish: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich ( see Fee ).3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Hunt,Reuben;Jarvis,Hannah:Life Sketch

By James Maloney REUBEN HUNT was born in 1794 in Halifax Co., VA. He died (3) on 27 Sept 1841 in Schultz Creek, Greenup Co., Ky. He married (4) Hannah Jarvis on 24 Aug 1813 in Fleming Co, Ky. During …

Sources (6)

  • Reuben Hunt in entry for Carlisle Hunt and Rebecca Cracraft, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Reuben Hunt in entry for Joelia Hunt, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Rubin Hunt, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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