Reuben Hunt Jr.

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

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Hunt Jr. was born in 1793, in Bath, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev. Reuben Solomon Hunt, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Denton, was 24. He married Hannah Jarvis on 24 August 1813, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 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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Family Time Line

Reuben Hunt Jr.
1793–1841
Hannah Jarvis
1792–1870
Marriage: 24 August 1813
Carlisle Hunt
1814–1865
Emily Hunt
1823–
Harrison Hunt
1815–1859
John S Hunt
1816–1908
Louisa Eliza Hunt
1817–1860
Mariah Hunt
1818–1854
Andrew Jackson Hunt
1825–1867
Matilda H. Hunt
1831–1901
Ambrose C. Hunt
1834–
Lucetta Hunt
1836–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 August 1813
Fleming, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(23)

+18 More Children

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.
1808

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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Story Highlight

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 (3)

  • 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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