John Hunt, II of Hopewell, Mercer County, NJ

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John Hunt, II of Hopewell, Mercer County, NJ

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Queens, New York, Queens County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain John Hunt; John Hunt l; Ralph Hunt; Joanna Hunt; Elizabeth Chudleigh and 1 other
Husband of Margaret Hunt; Sarah Hunt; Margaret Moore and Margaret Hunt
Father of Joanna Alston; Gersham Hunt; Joanna Greene; Wilson Hunt; Colonel Jonathan Hunt and 5 others
Brother of Samuel Hunt; Ralph Hunt; Charity Hunt and Edward Hunt

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About John Hunt, II of Hopewell, Mercer County, NJ

One site makes this John the son of a different son of Ralph, Samuel (& Mary Burroughs). However based on the following authoritative sounding opinion I am going with John, not Samuel, as the father:

from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hunt/archive/bios/ralph1.txt :

It should finally be laid to rest by the direct documentary evidence found through the WILLs (two of them) of John's brother Samuel Hunt of Hopewell NJ which identify the John Hunt who married Margaret Moor(e) as the son of John Hunt of LI and grandson of the pioneer Ralph Hunt.


His will is dated 1741 but proved 1748. Not sure which one to take for his death date. Were wills "proven" 7 years after death?? Many sites have 1748 for death date.

His will (from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tompkins/wills/wills_nj01.html) :

1740-1, Feb 11. Hunt, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. Eldest son, Wilson, a negro slave "Peet," and an account due testator from Daniel Coxe.

Second son, Jonathan, plantation.

Wife, Margaret, negro wench Dinah. Two daughters, Johannah and Charity.

Sons, John and Noah, plantation where Richard Hudnut lived, adjoining George Smith.

Executors -- wife, and sons Willson and Jonathan.

Witnesses -- William Cornell, Gershom Moore and Rueben Armitage. Proved Oct. 1, 1748 Lib. 6, p. 82 1748, Oct 1. Inventory (£434.5.4) includes Bible, 28 cheeses (£2.6.8), negro wench Dinah (£60), two guns, 12 hives of bees, negro man Peet, (£30).

Made by Andrew Smith, Esquire and Vinson Runyon.


from http://www.stormpages.com/melissagenealogy/Hunt6.html :

John Hunt (John5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born 1693 in Newton, Elmhurst, Long Island, NY, and died 11 Feb 1740/41 in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co, NJ. He md Margaret Moore 8 Feb 1713/14 in Newton, Long Island, NY. She was born 1695 in Hopewell, Mercer, NJ, and died 1752 in Hopewell, Mercer, NJ.


At least one site says he married Sarah Ely in 1710, which might push his birth year back to the 1690 estimated by other sites.

There is interesting info on this line, later years especially, in A History of the Old Presbyterian Congregation of "The People of Maidenhead.

It is said that he owned a stone house, and that in 1778 Washington and his generals planned the battle of Monmouth there, and for that reason it is called the Hunt house, and the "house of decision". (It is now a private residence.)


File from LDS search http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=/eng/search/ancestorsearchresults.asp

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John Hunt, II of Hopewell, Mercer County, NJ's Timeline

1688
1688
New York, Queens County, New York, United States
1688
1712
1712
Age 24
Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
1714
November 9, 1714
Age 26
Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
1715
October 12, 1715
Age 27
Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
1718
1718
Age 30
1719
1719
Age 31
1724
1724
Age 36
Hunterdon Co, NJ