Hunter Family History

Anne Hunter

ANNE HUNTER: (1742-1821), poetess, eldest daughter of Robert Home, surgeon, and sister of Sir Everard Home (q.v.); married in July 1771, John Hunter (q.v.) the great surgeon. Be fore her marriage she had gained some note as a lyrical poetess, her “Flower of the Forest” appearing in “The Lark,” an Edinburgh periodical, in 1765. Her …

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Andrew Hunter, D.D.

ANDREW HUNTER: D.D. (1743-1809), professor of Divinity at Edinburgh, born in Edinburgh in 1743, was the eldest son of Andrew Hunter of Park, writer to the signet, of the Abbotshill branch of the Hunters of Hunterston, Ayrshire. His mother was Grizel, daughter of General Maxwell of Cardoness in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright. After an education …

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Andrew Hunter

(Reference 23) ANDREW HUNTER: of County Londonberry, Ireland, was born in 1640, and it was the family tradition that his birthplace was the ancestral home of the Hunters of Hunterston in Scot land. His son, Hugh, married Isabella Semple, and their son, David Hunter, lived in York County, Pennsylvania. He married Martha McIlhenny in 1745. …

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Andrew Hunter

(Reference 19) ANDREW HUNTER: clergyman, b. in Virginia in 1752; d. in Washington, D.C. 24 February 1823. He was the son of a British officer, was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Philadelphia in 1773, and immediately afterward made a missionary tour through Virginia, and Pennsylvania. He was appointed a Brigade Chaplain in 1775, …

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Ancient Hunter Families

The Hunter Family is of royal descent from EDWARD I, King of England, through his second son, Edmund, Earl of Kent, whose daughter, Lady Joan Plantagenet, was the wife of Thomas, Lord Holland. Her great-great-granddaughter, Princess Jane Stuart, became the wife of George Gordon, second Earl of Huntly and Lord Chancellor. Their daughter, Lady Isabel …

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American Hunter Families

Two wills of Hunters in New York State are thus recorded. Will of Alexander Hunter, Homer, Cortland Co., N.Y., July 15, 1833. To sons: William, Charles H., James, John, and Alexander; to daughters: Nancy, and Margaret; to nieces: Diane, and Sally, daughters of James Hunter. Will of John Hunter, of Ulysses, Cayuga Co., N.Y., November …

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Alexander Stuart Hunter

ALEXANDER STUART HUNTER: college professor, b. Bavington, Pa.; s. of Joseph and Margaret (Stewart) H.; A.B., Washington and Jefferson, 1880, A.M., 1883, LL.D., 1902; grad. Western Theological Sem., 1885; Ph.D., U. of Wooster, 1888; m. Laetitia Hunter, Dec. 31, 1885; children: Laetitia, Alexander Hayes, Joseph Fisher. Licensed by Presbytery of Washington, Pa., 1885; pastor-elect, Brownsville, …

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Alexander Hunter, M.D.

ALEXANDER HUNTER: M.D. (1729-1809), physician born at Edinburgh in 1729, was eldest son of a druggist. He was sent to the grammar school at ten, and at fifteen to the university, where he remained until he was twenty-one, having devoted the last three years to medicine. He spent the next year or two studying in …

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William Hunter

WLLIAM HUNTER: statesman, b. in Newport, R.I., 26 November 1774, d. there 3 December 1849. His father, Dr. William Hunter, a physician of Scottish parents, gave in Newport in 1754 the first lectures on Anatomy that were delivered in New England, and probably in the United States. The son studied medicine with his kinsman John …

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