William Nelson Hunter

Brief Life History of William Nelson

William Nelson Hunter was born about 1845. He married Sarah L Howard on 17 April 1862, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Swift Creek Township, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

William Nelson Hunter
1845–
Sarah L Howard
1834–
Marriage: 17 April 1862
Margaret Hunter
1864–
Joseph William Hunter
1866–1941
William Nelson Hunter
1869–
James Adolphus Hunter
1872–1947
Jarvis Peace Hunter
1874–1933

Sources (18)

  • William V Hunter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • F Nelson Hunter, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • W N Hunter in entry for J P Hunter and Mary Simpkins, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ).

Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’.

History: A Scottish family of this name (see 1 above) has been established at Hunterston (Ayrshire) since the 13th century.

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

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