John Martin Hurst

Male9 December 1811–about 1898

Brief Life History 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 88.

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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

Sources (13)

  • John Hurst in entry for W B Hurst, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John Hurst, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Hurst in entry for Wesley Hurst and Martha Allen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1838Whitepost, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +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

    English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or wooded hill, from Middle English hirst(e), herst(e), hurst(e) (Old English hyrst) or a habitational name from any of the places so called, such as Hurst Green (in Mitton, Lancashire), Hirst (Northumberland), Hurst (Berkshire, Kent, Warwickshire), Hurstpierpoint (Sussex), or Hirst in Longwood (Yorkshire).

    Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, the Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.

    German and Swiss German (also Hürst): topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland, thicket’; or a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia.

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

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