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Jacob Hunt

Generation #1

William Hunt b: about 1660 , Radnor, Chester, England; d: September 6, 1694, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; m: Margaret Pearson b: 1670 Powell Fee, Cheshire, England; d: February 1728, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; dau of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Janney) Pearson

Hannah Hunt

b: ?; m: Jonathan Shreeve

Robert Hunt

b: ?; m: Elizabeth Woolman Payne

Mary Hunt

b: 1690, Burlington Co., New Jersey; m: Caleb Shreave

Elizabeth Hunt

b: 1692, Burlington Co., New Jersey; m: John Hervey (Hervy)

William Hunt

b: 1693, Mansfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey; d: September 9, 1772, Burlington Co., New Jersey; m: Mary Woolman February 14, 1720, Springfield MM, Burlington Co., New Jersey; b: March 7, 1692, Mt Holly, Burlington Co., New Jersey; d: 1755 Burlington, Burlington Co., New Jersey; dau of John and Elizabeth (Borton) Woolman

Sarah Hunt

b: 1694, Burlington Co., New Jersey; m: John Gibson

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Margaret Pearson

Name:  Margaret Pearson

Arrival Year:  1683

Arrival Place:  Pennsylvania

Family Members:  Wife Margaret; Brother John

Source Publication Code:  8370

Primary Immigrant:  Pearson, Thomas

Annotation:  This excellent work contains over 3,000 names and an index to vessels. Reprints the following articles with corrections, additions, and new materials: "The Real Welcome Passengers," by Marion Balderston (no. 242) pp. 1-26; "Pennsylvania's 1683 Ships," (no

Source Bibliography:  SHEPPARD, WALTER LEE, JR., compiler and editor. Passengers and Ships prior to 1684. (Publications of the Welcome Society of Pennsylvania, 1.) Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1970. 245p. Reprinted by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1985.

Page:  89

(Research):1. William1 Hunt was born circa 1660 at of Chester, England. He married Margaret Person, daughter of Lawrence Person and Elizabeth _____, on 6 Apr 1687 at Burlington MM, Burlington, New Jersey. He died on 6 Sep 1694 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was buried after 6 Sep 1694 at Friends Yard, Philadelphia (Historic Philadelphia), Pennsylvania.

Most Hunt genealogies indicate that Jacob Hunt is the immigrant. However, this is a note from Martha Wallenhorst of Prodigy on 5/9/92: "Jacob Hunt is not William's father. That is a mistake that most every Hunt book in our line has made. Everyone knows that his father came from Abington MM. But everyone assumes that it is either Abington MM in Lancashire, England, or from Abington Grove farm outside of Boston. This was a prosperous farm but never owned by a Hunt. It was part of the Quincy Estates. The Abington that William's father came from still exists. It is the Abington MM in Abington, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. He came to that meeting from Chester Co., England, possibly with his bride to be. His name is William Hunt, he married 6-April-1687os Margaret Person (Pearson) dau. of Lawrence and Elizabeth Person. Margaret came to the new world with her brother Thomas on the ship Endeavor in 1683. She was born in Pownell Fee twp., Chester Co., England, and came to this country as a Quaker. They married in Burlington MM, Burlington Co, NJ. William died 6-Sept-1694os in Philadelphia. He is buried in the Friends yard in 'Historic' Philadelphia. The misconception that Jacob was his father started over 125 years ago when Mrs. Hunt published her husbands genealogy and stated that the only known Hunt to come to these shores was a Knight of England who was disgraced on the field and fled to the new world. He changed his name to Ephraim Hunt and married. 'From this issue came a son Jacob who had a son Jacob who was the personal artist to General George Washington during the French and Indian War'. This Jacob had issue and his son had issue Jacob. This Jacob had issue of 14 children. Yes, this Jacob had a William but this William married a Coffin from Nantucket and had no William in his issue. All of his children have been traced by other sources with the majority of them staying in Mass and upper NY. There is no firm connection between the two families. Your genealogy should read: William Hunt m. Margaret Person (Pearson) issue:

Robert m. 4th month 15 day 1708os to Elizabeth Woolman Payne ( some records have Robert as Willliam’s brother)

Mary m 8th month 5 day 1713 os Caleb Shreave

Elizabeth m 9th month 3 day 1718 os John Harvey (John Hervy).

Sarah m 2nd month 6 day 1719 os John Gibson.

William b. 1690 Bucks Co. PA d 1781 m 2nd month 14 day 1720 os to Mary Woolman.

Hannah m 8th month 3rd day 1720 os Jonathan Shreeve.

All were married Burlington MM, Burlington Co. NJ (Henshaw Vo.1).

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about William Hunt

Name:  William Hunt

Gender:  Male

Spouse Name:  Margaret Person


Year:  1687

Marriage State:  NJ

Number Pages:  1