Topic: Genealogy

James Henry Leigh Hunt

JAMES HENRY LEIGH (1784-1859) , essayist, critic, poet: b. Southgate, Middlesex; s. Isaac H., descendant from one of the oldest settlers in Barbadoes; an article in the “Examiner” on the savagery of military floggings led to a prosecution, 1811; after the acquittal Shelley sent from Oxford a sympathetic note of congratulation; he was put in prison at Surrey for an article which described, in very unflattering words, the real appearance and character of the regent; with his invincible cheerfulness he had the walls of the room papered with a trellis of roses, the ceiling painted with sky and clouds, the windows furnished with Venetian blinds, and an unfailing supply of flowers; he had books, busts and a pianoforte; he was not debarred from the society of his wife and friends; Charles Lamb declared there was no other such room, except in a fairy tale; Moore, a frequent visitor, brought Byron with him, and Hunt’s intimacy with Byron was thus begun, 1813; all through his imprisonment he edited the “Examiner”; left prison, 1815, and went to live at Hampstead, where Shelley was his guest, 1816; Charles Cowden Clarke introduced Keats to him, and Hunt was the means of bringing Keats and Shelley together for the first time; an article by Hunt on “Young Poets”, published in the “Examiner”, Dec. 1816, first made the genius of Shelley and Keats known to...

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Hunt Family of Boreatton

A101 THOMAS HUNT, of Gouldstone, Cheswardine, Salop: m. Elizabeth, dau. of Humphrey Gouldstone. A102 RICHARD, of Shrewsbury, alderman and bailiff, 1613, 1616, 1622, 1631: m. Oct. 10. 1598, Elinor Cooke. A103 THOMAS, of Betton Strange, Salop; high sheriff, 1656; Member of Parliament, 1657. A104 ROLAND, of Boreatton, Salop; high sheriff, 1652; baptized May 28,1629. A105 THOMAS, of Boreatton; high sheriff, 1718; baptized Oct. 29, 1669. A106 THOMAS, of Boreatton: b. Mar. 11, 1704. (1) Thomas: buried 1766. (2) Rowland-A107. (3) George: 1756. (4) Rev. Edward, M. A.: Jan. 24, 1759. A107 ROWLAND, of Boreatton; J. P., B. A.: b. Nov. 4, 1752. (1) Rowland-A108, (2) Rev. George, M. A., Oxon: Aug. 15, 1785. (A) Right Hon. George W.: July 30, 1825. (a) George E.: b. Feb. 24, 1859. 1. George W., Captain in British Army A. George W: b. Oct., 1911. (3) Rev. Thomas, Rector of West Felton, Co. Salop: b. Dec. 12, 1786 He had many descendants. (4) Lieutenant Edward: Feb. 26, 1788. (5) John, in British Navy: Dec. 12, 1789. (6) Susannah F.: d. Jan. 19, 1866. (7) Earah Elizabeth: d. 1825. A108 ROWLAND, of Boreatton, high sheriff of Salop, 1830: b. Jan 13, 1784. (1) Rowland-A109. (2) Thomas E. L.: June 15, 1830. (3) Annabella E.: d.1882. A109 ROWLAND, of Boreatton Park, Salop, and Kibworth Hall, co. Leicester: b. Nov. 8, 1828. (1) Rowland-A110. (2) Edward...

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Hunt Family of Ballysinode

B111 HENRY HUNT, Esq., of Gosfield, in Essex; high sheriff of that co.: m. Jane de Vere, of the noble House of Oxford; had issue, John, Henry., Dorothy and Jane. The eldest son-B112. B112 JOHN, Captain in the Army, temp. Charles I; one of “The ’49 Officers”; granted lands in the barony of Talbots Town, co.Wicklow, in part satisfaction for his services in Ireland, 1667; s. by his son-B113. B113 VERE, Esq. of Williamstown, co. Limerick; sold the lands granted to his father in the co. Wicklow, and purchased other estates m the co. Limerick. (1) John, of Glangoole, co. Tipperary, his heir: b. 1633; will made Oct. 1736, proved 1737; d. 1736, aged 103 yrs.; m. (1st) the dau. of Rev. John Hicks, and had, with three daus., (1) Alice, (2) Susan, (3) Gertrude, four sons, (A) Vere Hunt-B114. (B) William. (a) John, (b) Phineas, (c) Thomas. (C) John. (D) Daniel. John, of Glangoole, m. (2ndly) Miss Bowles, by whom he had further issue of eight daus., Elizabeth (Mrs. Foster), Anne (Mrs. Odell), Mary (Mrs. Sprigg), Penelope (Mrs. Halpin), Rebecca, Lucy, Dorothea, Ameba (all provided for in their father’s will), and four sons, (E) Thomas. (F) Henry. (G) James. (H) George. (2) Henry-B116. B114 VERE (Rev.) of Glangoole: d. intestate; administration granted to his widow, Sept. 1, 1759; s. by his eldest son. (1) Vere-B115. (2) Henry. (A)...

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Early American Hunt Families

Edward Hunt of Amesbury Massachusetts 1 EDWARD HUNT: d. Dec. 23, 1727. John-3. Samuel-5. Nathaniel-6: b. Sept. 27, 1693. 3 JOHN: m. Dec. 5, 1705. Jacob-12. 5 SAMUEL: m. Oct. 7, 1714; b. Oct. 3. 1690. Nathen-21: b. Sept. 4, 1716. Daniel-24: b. Apr. 12, 1723. Ebenezer-26: b. Aug. 2, 1727. Isaiah-27: b. Nov. 15, 1730. Zebedee-30: 11-14-1736. Elias-32: 1747. 6 NATHANIEL: Philip-34: 11-27-1720. Moses-35: 3-3-1721. Nathaniel-36: 9-11-1723. Henry-38. 8 EPHRIAM : m. 12-16-1710. Zebedee-52: 8-8-1727. Moses-54. Nathaniel-55. 9 ICHABOD: of Gorham. Me. Ephriam-57, Ichabod-58, William-59. 21 NATHAN: Joseph-70, Nathan-71. 24 DANIEL: Joshua-75, Nehemiah-77, Henry-78, Daniel-79. Zebulon-80. 38 HENRY: Henry (b. 8-29-1749)-121, Abner-122, Moses-123, Stephen-123. 51 WILLIAM: Enoch-135 (b. 1-1-1760). 55 NATHANIEL: Nathaniel-158, William-159. 57 EPHRIADZ: Francis-163 (b. 6-3-1773). 58 ICHABOD: Archelaus 5-178 (b. 9-12-1785). 75 JOSHUA : Worcester-203 (b. 8-14-1799). 77 NEHEMIAH: Reuben-205, Robert-206, Philip-207. 78 HENRY: Caleb-215 (b. 1782). 79 DANIEL: James-219 (b. 10-12-1806). 80 ZEBULON: Aaron-221, Nathan-222, Daniel-223. 121 HENRY: bliver-237 (b. 1782) . 122 ABNER: Daniel-250 (b. 1779). 123 MOSES: Henry-260. 130 STEPHEN: Henry-269, John-273, Orlando-275, Ebenezer W.-276. 135 ENOCH: William 292 (b. 7-18-1782). 158 NATHANIEL: Nathaniel-310. 159 WILLIAM: William Henry (9-1-1802). 163 FRANCIS: Francis-318 (7-20-1796), Elias-319 (6-2-1798), Merrill-323 (1-22-1807), John M.-325 (4-20-1811), Seward-330 (7-31-1823). 178 ARCHELAUS~ S.: Joseph H.-350 (8-8-1820), Eugene L.-353 (3-6-1825), Hezekiah W.-355 (2-15-1830), Homer-356 (4-19-1831). 205 REUBEN: Ichabod-370, Jacob E.-371, Jabez-373, James-275. 215 CALEB: Caleb Seaver-390, Horace-391 (2-24-1825), William Prescott-392 (1-14-1827),...

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The Hunt Coat of Arms

A Coat of Arms is an emblem which is displayed by titled persons; persons of royal blood, and their descendants. Coats of Arms were originally used for purposes of identification and recognition on the field of battle, as well as in civil life. It is claimed by some writers that Coats of Arms, in a crude form, were used by Noah’s sons after the flood. There are records of other Coats of Arms, in one crude form or another, at different periods of ancient history. Heraldry, however, as we know it today, did not become of much importance until soon after the invasion of England by William the Conquerer, A. D. 1066. Heraldry became of general interest at about the time of the Crusades. The Hunt Coat of Arms shown on the cover of this volume has been in use by the Hunt family for many centuries. It has been especially used by the Hunts of Devonshire (ante 1500), the Hunts of Longnor, co. Salop, and other branches of the family. This is the oldest Hunt Coat of Arms in existence, and is the one that is most generally used by the Hunt family. Other Hunt Coats of Arms created since this one bear a resemblance to it. The motto of the Hunt Family is Semper Fidelis (“Always faithful”). This particular motto was so pleasing and popular that it...

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Hunt Family Genealogy

Hunt Family Genealogy: A book, written by Henry Seaver, which provides a quick study into the genealogies of the Hunt Family – English and American. Reliable authorities have the following to say in regard to the origin and meaning of the name “Hunt”: “Huntsman. As Hunter the name of the office remains, a surname; shortened also to Hunt. Hunt-`to pursue,’ and is applied to the sports of the chase-to follow game. Old Norse-Hundi (a dog), Norman French-le Huant, German-Hund, Hundt, Dutch-Hunt, Welsh-Hund, Hunti. It may not be known to all our “Hunts” that theirs, the shorter form, was the most familiar term in use; hence the number that at present exist. We are told in the `Knight’s Tale’ of the-`Hunte and horne, and houndes him beside’; while but a little further on he speaks of-`The hunte ystrangled with the wilde heres.’ “

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William Yeardley Genealogy

William Yeardley (I), b. in England in 1752, came to Dublin, N. H., in 1776 and died there, June 23, 1805. He m. Sarah Twitchell, dau. of Gershom, b. 1750; d. in Dublin, Jan. 7, 1831. Of their six children the third was William (II), b. 1784; m. 1804, Rhoda Brooks, dau. of Joseph, b. Mar. 3, 1707; d. Apr. 5, 1837. Horace (III), the fifth of the nine children of William and Rhoda (Brooks) Yeardley, was b. in Dublin, Mar. 11, 1814, and m. Sarah Elizabeth Taylor b. Aug. 30, 1822. Their son, William Wallace, 1, was b. in Dublin, now Harrisville, Mar. 17, 1842. He spelt his name Yardley. He came to Sullivan, in 1884, and settled on the “Col. Hubbard” place, which had last been occupied by Alanson Nims, and previously by the latter’s father, Daniel Adams Nims. William Wallace4 Yardley, son of Horace3, was a farmer in Nelson and S., and moved to Marlow in 1899; m. Feb. 21, 1877, Mary Jane Rich, b. Stoughton, Mass., Oct. 13, 1858; d. in Lowell, Nov. 16, 1916; dau. of Charles C. and Ellen E (Dodge) Rich. Ch.: William Henry5, b. Nelson, Feb. 4, 1880. Frances Louisa5, b. Nelson, Sept. 23, 1881. Jennie Gertrude5, b. Nelson, Dec. 1, 1883. Mabel Alice5, b. S., May 7, 1885. Mary Edith5, b. S., Dec. 18, 1887. Florence Viola5, b. S., May...

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Pompey Woodward Genealogy

Pompey Woodward, a negro, who did not know his age or parentage, had served in the Revolution as a waiter to some officer. He came to Sullivan, after his second m. He m (1), in Sterling, Mass., Apr. 15, 1788, Rosanna Hendley; both were of Sterling, Probably their last names were those of families where they had been employed. Feb. 16, 1800, he was published to Miss Polly (Mary) Harry of Worcester, Mass. He d. Jan. 13, 1843. In the Sentinel of Feb. 1, 1843, is the following obituary: “In Sullivan, Pompey Woodward, a colored man, aged 77. He had been a professor of religion for a great number of years, and died a Revolutionary pensioner, always maintaining a character for strict integrity, and was highly respected by his neighbors.” Mrs. Polly Woodward d. in Worcester, Mass., July 28, 1856, aged 95, according to the records of Worcester; and the records say she was b. Southboro, Mass. They do not give her parentage or...

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Amos Wood Genealogy

1. Amos2 Wood, son of Joshua1 and Esther (Esty) Wood, was b. in Keene, June 16, 1794; d. Wilton, June 12, 1873; was a farmer and lived in Keene, Walpole and Wilton. He was a Deacon in the Congregational church of Walpole. He m. (1), Sept. 23, 1817, Fanny Seward, b. Sullivan, Nov. 13, 1794, d. Walpole, Sept. 19, 1848; dau. of Dea. Josiah and Sarah (Osgood) Seward of S. He m. (2), Mar 20, 1850. Pamelia Wightman, b. Walpole (?), 1795, d. there, Nov. 16, 1854; dau. of Israel and Frances (Allen) Wightman; m. (3), Apr. 16, 1858, Mrs. Lucinda (Gould) Kent of Nashua. b. Henniker, Dec. 22, 1807, widow of Abel Willard Kent, and dau. of Benjamin and Abigail (Clark) Gould. Ch. b. Keene: Amos Seward3, b. Dec. 5, 1817, was a baggage master on the Cheshire R. R. There had been a train wrecked and some broken, derailed cars were left near the track. He wished to show the spectacle to a friend who was riding with him, and, opening the side door a little, he cautiously put out his head to see where he was, but just in time to be hit by the derailed car, from the effects of which accident he died very soon after, Apr. 24, 1856. He m., Jan. 6, 1841, Roxana Seward, b. Sullivan, May 22, 1821, dau. of Abijah...

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Frederick A. Wilson Genealogy

1. William1 Wilson, of Lynn, Mass., m. Priscilla Purchase and had four ch.: William, of Concord, Mass., was b. at Lynn, Aug. 28, 1664; d. Concord, Aug. 7, 1741. The age on his gravestone would show that he was the son of William1, and investigations show that he could not have been the son of any other known American Wilson. He was the town clerk of Concord, 1710-18; selectman, 1700-17, deputy and representative to the General Court, 1702, and many other times; was captain of the militia, and a man of prominence in the community and acquired a property of many thousands of dollars. He owned two slaves. m. Sarah Blood, who was his first cousin if he was son of the preceding Wilson, and this marriage would strengthen that supposition. They were m. July 1, 1686. She was b. May 5, 1661 at Concord, and d. there, Dec. 19, 1717; dau. of James and Hannah (Purchase) Blood. Their ch. were: Samuel, Sarah, Hannah, Priscilla and William, was b. at Concord, Apr. 22, 1702; m. Deborah (???); lived at Concord, and had William, was b. at Concord, May 8, 1733; d. sometime before Feb. 28, 1778, when his death in the Continental army was reported. He m. Hannah Fuller of Stow, Mass.; b. there Apr. 20, 1739; and was m. at Concord by Rev. Daniel Bliss, Nov. 10, 1757....

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Herbert Genealogical Notes

Many years ago my dear Mother 1Margaret Herbert (Mrs. Dewitt Clinton Mather) planned a history and genealogy of the Herbert family in America. After expending a great deal of effort and a considerable amount of time and money, she accumulated a certain amount of data, a lot of it just scattered information with no apparent relationship. She had circulars printed and forms that could be filled out with the least possible effort giving names, and dates if possible, of father, grandfather, and son as far back as one could go. As comparatively few answers came in, she gave up the ambitious idea of so comprehensive work and decided to concentrate on a history of the New Jersey Herberts. However, illness and death put an end to all this. That the result of so much energy should not be wasted, I offer it with some additional information that I have gathered from time to time in spasmodic attempts to continue her work. Every effort has been made to present facts as accurately as possible. Assumptions and traditions will be so indicated. To begin at the beginning, the first authentic ancestor of what is now known as the Herbert family emerges from the mists of south Wales as one Thomas ap Guilym ap Jenkins, which of course, means that his father was William and his grandfather was Jenkins, but that is...

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Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts

The collection of the materials of this work, their composition, and their publication in weekly numbers in the columns of the Springfield Republican, originated in the wish to add value and interest to that paper, and were simply regarded, at first, as a newspaper enterprise. The initial number was issued during the first week of 1854, and but a few numbers had been presented to the public, when letters began to be received, from every quarter, expressive of the hope that the papers would be placed in a form more accordant with the character of a permanently valuable work. The writer had already become aware of the richness of the field upon which he had entered, and was only too happy to see that the importance of his undertaking was popularly appreciated. To produce a work of permanent value, rather than one of passing interest, became his leading motive, and the results are the two volumes here presented. Since the pubhcation of the work in the Republican, it has been thoroughly revised, and portions of it entirely rewritten; and, having honestly and laboriously endeavored to make it worthy of the place which it assumes to fill, it is submitted to the people of Western Massachusetts and all interested, with that strong confidence in then-kind judgments which their constant and cheering interest in the progress of the work has been...

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Troup County Georgia Genealogy

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. Troup County was created June 9, 1825 and December 11, 1826 with 447 square miles acquired by Creek cessions of January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826. It was named for George Michael Troup, 1780-1856. He was the governor of Georgia, 1823-1827. He was elected to the U.S. Senate. Later, he was nominated to be president of the United States. The court house burned in November 4, 1936 along with some records. The following is the...

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David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy – Appendix

A Tribute to Albert Small by David Mitchell Small My father always provided well for his family. During the Civil War, he staid at home and his father went in his place; my father having such a large family, this plan was thought the best. My father helped at home to gather recruits, and I remember of his telling of his numerous narrow escapes from the opposition. He was always one of the leading men in the church (U. P.) The 23d psalm was his favorite and he said that when he died he wanted us to repeat that psalm. When he died, you could almost see his soul leave the body and go up to heaven. A prayer for his wife’s and his’ children’s welfare, and that the Lord would receive his soul, were his last thoughts. A Tribute to Joseph Kyle by Joseph Kyle D.D My father was large and strong in body, mind and spirit. He was six feet and three inches in height and as straight as an Indian until a few months before his death. His mental furnishing was especially fine. He was widely read and thoroughly interested in civil and ecclesiastical affairs. Two sons and three stepsons were in the Union army during the war, and with the spirit that sent them to the front he was in heartiest sympathy His religious life...

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