Reuben Hunt

about 1716–
Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Hunt was born about 1716, in Westchester, New York, United States, his father, Moses Hunt, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Close, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Moses Hunt
1684–1764
Mary Ann Close
1682–1718
Timothy Hunt
1702–1771
Gilead Hunt
1704–
Rachael Hunt
1707–
Reubens Hunt
1707–
Mary Hunt
1710–1776
Martha Hunt
1710–
Reuben Hunt
1716–
Mary Hunt
1719–
Rebecca Hunt
1731–
Gilead Hunt
1734–
Reuben Hunt
1734–
Ruben Hunt
1741–
Sarah Hunt
1725–1804
Phebe Hunt
1728–
Eunice Hunt
1730–1796
Benjamin Hunt
1732–1796

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 60

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 60

New York is the 11th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 60

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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