Reuben Hunt Jr.

Brief Life History of Reuben

When Reuben Hunt Jr. was born in 1793, in Bath, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev. Reuben Solomon Hunt, was 27 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 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 Nippert Cemetery, Sunshine, Greenup, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Hunt Jr.
1793–1841
Hannah Jarvis
1796–1870
Marriage: 24 August 1813
Carlisle Hunt
1814–1865
Emily Hunt
1823–
Melvina Hunt
Harrison Hunt
1815–1859
John Simson Hunt
1816–1908
Eliza Jane Hunt
1817–1854
Mariah Hunt
1818–1854
Andrew Jackson Hunt
1825–1867
Matilda H. Hunt
1831–1901
Ambrose C. Hunt
1834–
Lucetta Hunt
1836–

Sources (13)

  • Rubin Hunt, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Reuben Hunt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Reuben Hunt in entry for Jacob Anderson and Eliza Hunt, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

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

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

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English hunte ‘hunter, huntsman’ (Old English hunta). 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 .

Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ).

Possibly an Americanized form 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 …

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