Robert Hunter

13 April 1749–3 May 1835 (Age 86)

The Life of Robert

Robert Hunter was born on 13 April 1749, in Ireland. He married Rebecca Cummings about 1780, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 May 1835, in Farmington, Williamson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bethbirei Cemetery, Lewisburg, Marshall, Tennessee, United States.

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Robert Hunter
Rebecca Cummings
Marriage: about 1780
Mary Hunter
Ebenezer Hunter
Edwin C. Hunter
Tirzah Hunter
Colonel William Hunter
Ephraim Hunter
Priscilla Hunter
Eunice Hunter
Elihu Whitfield Hunter

Spouse and Children

about 1780
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 27

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 45

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Hunt , a Middle English secondary derivative formed with the addition of the agent noun suffix -er.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Robert Hunter, "Find A Grave Index"

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