John Martin Hurst

9 December 1811–about 1898 (Age 86)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Martin

When John Martin Hurst was born on 9 December 1811, in North Carolina, United States, his father, James Andrew Hurst, was 28 and his mother, Mary Carter, was 21. He married Margaret Young about 1838, in Whitepost, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Ivy Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died about 1898, at the age of 87.

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John Martin Hurst
Margaret Young
Marriage: about 1838
Mary E. Hurst
James Wesley Hurst
Margaret Miranda Hurst
Joshua Young Hurst
Ellen Matilda Hurst
William Barnard Hurst
Sarah Louisa Hurst
Joseph Sire Hurst
Ann Minerva Hurst
Martha Louise Hurst
Jane Amanda Hurst

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Young


about 1838
Whitepost, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States


    Mary E. Hurst


    James Wesley Hurst


    Margaret Miranda Hurst


    Joshua Young Hurst


    Ellen Matilda Hurst


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 1

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 19

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 33

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on a wooded hill, Old English hyrst, or habitational name from one of the various places named with this word, for example Hurst in Berkshire, Kent, Somerset, and Warwickshire, or Hirst in Northumberland and West Yorkshire.2 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.3 German: topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland’, ‘thicket’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Hurst, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Hurst, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John M Hurst, "United States Census, 1870"

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