James Hunter 1778

James Hunter 1778

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James Hunter is my 3x great-grandfather, the third son of Nathan and Mary Hunter of Randalstown, County Antrim, Ireland. As this memorial marker in Goshen Hill, SC, USA indicates, he was born in Randalstown in 1778, and died in Goshen Hill, SC, USA, in 1846. In about 1799, he accompanied his family -- his parents and seven siblings -- to Frog Level (now Prosperity), SC, USA, with a group of Seceder Presbyterians. There, they joined another group which had emmigrated in 1774, and established the community and its new Prebyterian church.

In 1804, James moved north to Goshen Hill, in Union County, where he married Sarah Davis, who died not long after. James inherited Sarah's land, becoming an important local cotton grower and slave owner. In 1825, he married my 3x great-grandmother, Margaret Epps Burel (a descendsnt of one of Napolean Bonaparte's physicians). The couple had five children, including the eldest, James George Wahington Hunter, and my 3x great-grandfather, John C. Calhoun Hunter, b.1844 in Goshen Hill, SC, d.1912, Union, SC).

Additional Information
Date of Birth 20th Jan 1778  
Date of Death 9th Jan 1846  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Nathan Hunter  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Mary Young  


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  • I am a descendant of Joseph Hunter (1771-1848) who is the son of Nathan Hunter and Mary Young. I am currently searching for his descendants. I am the creator/admin of a closed Facebook group which is strictly for his descendants. 

    Two Trees

    Tuesday 12th June 2018, 04:28PM
  • Hi,

    My ggg grandfather John Hunter was born in Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1806.  He came to NYC by 1835, where he married Mary Craig, born in England, and they moved to Troy (Lansingburgh), NY where John was a tailor.  We know that his parents were Robert and Ellen Hunter, and recently learned that his family had linen bleacheries in the Belfast area.  We've been unable to get back further than John, as far as records go.

    Wonder if there is any connection between our Hunter families?

    Doris Lake

    Massachusetts, USA

    Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 07:13PM
  • I am the descendant of William Hunter who married Mary Coyne, in Belfast un 1854. He was my gg grandfather who came to Argentina before 1866. I wonder of there is a connection....?

    Tuesday 28th July 2020, 05:09AM
  • The short answer to your question is I don't know. My Hunter ancestors emmigrated from Ireland in about 1799, and I have no knowledge of any of the family that they left behind. In Ireland, they lived in Randalstown, County Antrim. Please let me know if you learn of any connection.

    Scott Hunter

    Scott Hunter

    Monday 3rd August 2020, 08:01PM


    I'm a descendant of Nathan Hunter & Mary Young. James George Washington Hunter of S.C was my 3x grandfather. My mom was Mary Hunter, b 1914 in Goshen Hill. We are related. I have information on the Hunter's. Please share what you have.  valeriamarcus58@gmail.com


    Saturday 6th February 2021, 09:01PM

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