Samuel Hunt

12 October 1782–12 October 1852 (Age 70)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Hunt was born on 12 October 1782, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Wilson S Hunt, was 28 and his mother, Agnus Burnet, was 28. He married Ruth Shelton on 8 July 1809, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 12 October 1852, in Owen, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70.

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Samuel Hunt
Ruth Shelton
Marriage: 8 July 1809
Enoch Hunt

Spouse and Children


    Ruth Shelton


8 July 1809
Fayette, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Agnus Burnet




World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 7

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 19

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

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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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Hunt, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Samuel Hunt, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • A corrected genealogy of Col. Jonathan Hunt (1716-1782) and his Rowan Co., North Carolina siblings and their descendants

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