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Tamar Hunt (Tyner)

Also Known As: "Mary Tamer"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Elbert County, Georgia, United States
Death: June 06, 1839 (70-71)
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
Place of Burial: Dewy Rose, Elbert County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Richard Tyner, Sr and Elizabeth Jane Tyner
Wife of Moses Hunt
Mother of Tamar A. Hasty; Henry Hunt; Mary "Polly" Adams; George W. Hunt; James Hunt and 5 others
Sister of Elijah Tyner; Samuel Tyner; Mary Manack Riley; Joshua E. Tyner, I; Benskin Tyner and 2 others
Half sister of Elizabeth Lyles Boatright; Frances McGuire; Abigail Crittenden; Richard Tyner; Agnes Crump and 2 others

Managed by: Deborah Anne Genoway
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About Tamar Hunt

It was in the early morning in the county of Elbert, in the state of Georgia, Richard Tyner left his home to go hunting. After he left, the cabin, with his wife and children, was attacked by Indians. Mrs. Tyner was killed, along with her infant child whose head was bashed against a tree. Noah, a son, hid in a hollow tree which was thereafter known as Noah's Ark. Another son jumped in a creek and hid. Two young, teenaged daughers, Tamar and Mary, were taken captive.

The two young girls were taken to a Coweta town and became slaves to the Indians. One day, a French trapper, John Manack, came to trade with the Indians. He saw the two white girls, and instantly recognized them as the missing Tyner girls. He offered to buy them. The Indians sold Mary to him, but because she was such a hard worker, refused to sell Tamar. He took Mary back to Elbert County where she mourned for her lost sister. Manack went back to the village and insisted he be allowed to buy Tamar, telling them he would bring soldiers back to take her. They refused and made plans to murder Tamar. An old Indian woman with whom Tamar lived, provided her with provisions and a canoe. Tamar escaped down Tallauga Falls under the cover of darkness. All night she floated down the river and hid in the brush by day. After many days, she came to the Gulf of Mexico and was picked up by a passing freighter. She was taken to Savannah, Georgia and transported back home to Elbert County.

Daughter of Richard (Rev. War Sol.) and Elizabeth Jane Tyner

Wife of Moses Hunt (Rev. War Sol.)

Moses Hunt and Tamar Tyner's children were ...

  1. Henry Hunt (m. Elizabeth Robeson)
  2. Mary Ann Hunt (m. James A. Adams)
  3. George Hunt (m. Elizabeth Priscilla Adams)
  4. James "Jim" Hunt
  5. John Singleton Hunt (m. Mary A. Gaines)
  6. Joel (m. Virginia Sidney Crawford)
  7. Joshua T. Hunt
  8. Richard Tyner Hunt
  9. Nancy Hunt (m. Lawrence M. Adams)
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Tamar Hunt's Timeline

1768
1768
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1790
1790
1792
1792
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1799
February 5, 1799
Hart County, Georgia, United States
1800
July 27, 1800
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1800
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1802
1802
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1806
March 14, 1806
Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1810
1810
Elbert County, Georgia, United States