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John Hunter, LL.D

JOHN HUNTER: LL.D. (1745-1837), classical scholar was born in the autumn of 1745 at Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, his father, it is said, being a farmer there. Although left an orphan in boyhood, he received a good elementary education before entering Edinburgh University, where he was a distinguished student, although supporting himself largely by private teaching. His …

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The Wilson Family, Somerset and Barter Hill Branch

In the preparation of “The Wilson family, Somerset and Barter Hill branch” I have discovered two lists of the names of the sons and daughters of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia, in addition to the list found in my father’s notes. None of these was arranged in the same chronological order. It was my good fortune in 1915 to find the Bible, claimed to be the Bible of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia. At that time this was in the hands of Miss Clementine Reid Wilson, Col. Ben’s great-granddaughter, and it was my privilege to copy, with the aid of a reading glass, for the ink was badly faded, the names of their children from that Bible in the same chronological order in which they were recorded. This chronological order, and military records found, support each other. I therefore believe that this sketch contains the most accurate chronological list of Col. Ben’s and Ann Seay Wilson’s children to be found outside of his Bible.

1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry …

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Gen. Sir Archibald Hunter

GEN. SIR ARCHIBALD HUNTER: G.C.B., cr. 1911; K.C.B., cr. 1898; G.C.V.O., cr. 1912; D.S.O., 1886; M.P. (C.U.) Lancaster 1918-22; LL.D. Glasgow and Cambridge Universities; D.L.; b. Sept. 1856; educ.: Glasgow Academy; Sandhurst. Joined 4th King’s Own Royal Lancaster, 1874; Capt. 1882; Lt.-Col. 1889; Col. 1894; Major-General, 1896; served in Egypt under Sir Francis Grenfell; wounded …

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George William Hunter

GEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER: biologist; b. Mamaroneck, N.Y., Apr. 7,1873; s. of George William and Emma Louise (Cartwright) Hunter; A.B., Williams, 1895, A.M., 1896; Fellow in Zoology, U. of Chicago, 1896-98; post grad. work and lecturer in methods of teaching Nature Study and Biology, N.Y. University 1907-14, Ph.D., 1918; m. Emily Isabel Jobbins of N.Y. City, …

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John Kelso Hunter

JOHN KELSO HUNTER: (1802-1873), artist and cobbler, second son of one Hunter of Chirnside who removed to Ayrshire in 1799, and died there about 1810, was born at Dunkeith, Ayr shire, on Dec. 1802, and was for some time employed as a herdboy. He was apprenticed to a shoemaker, and on the expiration of his …

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Hunters in the American Revolution

(Reference 21) Following are the Hunters who served in the American Revolution from the respective colonies: Connecticut Ebenezer, James, John, Joseph, Nathaniel-2, Peter, Robert-2, Turlle, Turtle. Delaware John, William. Georgia Elizabeth, James, J. W., Miles-2, Moses. Maryland James, Nath’l, Thomas-2, William-7. Massachusetts Adam, Alexander-2, Andrew-3, Archibald, Benjamin, Charles, Dan, David-4, Edward-3, Henry, Hugh, Isaac, James-4, …

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Hunter, Rachel

RACHEL HUNTER: (1754-1813), novelist, born in London about 1754, married an English merchant resident in Lisbon, but after ten years of married life her husband died, and Mrs. Hunter returned to England. She took up her abode in Norwich either 1794 or 1795, and devoted herself henceforth to literary pursuits. She died at Norwich 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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Hunter, John Howard

JOHN HOWARD HUNTER: Canadian educator, b. in Bandon, Ireland, 22 December 1839. He was educated at Queens University, Ireland, and at Toronto University, Canada, where he received the degree of M.A. in 1861. He was appointed the rector at St. Catherine’s Collegiate Institute in 1871, principal of the Ontario Institute for the Blind in 1784, …

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Morton Craig Hunter

MORTON CRAIG HUNTER: soldier, b. in Versailles, Indiana, 5 February 1825. Was graduated at the Law Department of the Indiana University in 1849, and elected a member of the Legislature of that state in 1858. Was Colonel of the 82nd Regiment of Indiana infantry in the Civil War. He commanded a brigade till the end …

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Thomas Alexander Hunter

THOMAS ALEXANDER HUNTER: M.A., M.Sc.; Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy, Victoria College, University of New Zealand, since 1909; b. Croydon, London, 1876; 3rd s. of William Hunter, banker; educ.: Otago Univ. Dunedin Senior Scholar N.Z. University, and M.A. with 1st class Honours in Mental and Moral Philosophy; M.Sc. Senior House Master, Wailaki Boy’s High …

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Sir Martin Hunter

SIR MARTIN HUNTER: (1757-1846), General, second son and heir of Cuthbert Hunter of Medonsley, Durham, by his wife Anne, daughter of the Rev. John Nixon of Haltwhistle, Northum berland, was born in 1757. On August 30, 1771 he was appointed Ensign in the 52nd Foot, in which he became Lieutenant 18 June 1775, Captain 21 …

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George Hunter

GEORGE HUNTER: one of the earliest residents of New York City, married Ruth, the widow of John Broome, in 1777. Mr. Hunter died in 1799. They had one son, born 4th August 1788. He was named John Hunter. He was the Hunter of Hunter’s Island. He became very distinguished, and was well known to many …

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Samuel John Hunter

SAMUEL JOHN HUNTER: entomologist; b. Ireland, Nov. 11, 1866; s. of Rev. James and Rebecca (Davison) Hunter, removed with parents to Iowa in infancy; A.B., A.M., U. of Kans. 1893; grad. student, Cornell U., 1896; investigator Marine Biol. Lab., 1901-02; m. Lida W. Campbell of Atchison, Kans., June 16, 1897; 1 dau. Geneva (Mrs. John …

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Walter King Hunter

WALTER KING HUNTER: M.D., D.Sc., F.R.F.P.S.G.; Muirhead Professor of Medicine, University of Glasgow; Physician Glasgow Royal Infirmary; Consulting Physician Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital; Major R.A.M.C. (T.F.) (retired); late President, Royal Medico Chirurgical Society of Glasgow; b. Glasgow, 1867; s. of late William Hunter, merchant Glasgow; unmarried. Educ.: Glasgow Academy; Glasgow University; Kings College, London; Paris. …

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