Turner Hunt Sr

Brief Life History of Turner

When Turner Hunt Sr was born in October 1756, in Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States, his father, John Hunt, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Mary Tyus, was 20. He married Ann Stainback on 31 January 1778, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 8 August 1847, in Monroe, Georgia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Monroe, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Turner Hunt Sr
Ann Stainback
Marriage: 31 January 1778
Sarah 'Sallie' Hunt
Rebecca Hunt
Elizabeth Hunt
Lucy Hunt
Martha Hunt
Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Hunt
John Hunt
Nancy Hunt
Turner Hunt Jr
Sarah Elizabeth Hunt
Thomas Jefferson Hunt
Lucy Hunt

Sources (16)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Turner Hunt Sr. - Published information: birth: October 1756; Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States
  • Turner Hunt, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Turner Hunt, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English hunte ‘hunter, huntsman’ (Old English hunta). 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 .

Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ).

Possibly an Americanized form of German Hundt .

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

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Description of Turner Hunt Senior by his Son-in-Law, Dow Perry

Turner Hunt was he father of Tabitha Tillman Turner Hunt Perry, the wife of Dow Perry. This sketch was written by Dow Perry. Of his early life I know nothing. When I first became acquainted with him …

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