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Thomas Huntley, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gulledge Township, Anson, NC
Death: Died in Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Aaron Huntley, II and Deborah Huntley
Husband of Zilphia Sarah Drucilla Huntley
Father of Thomas Huntley, Jr.; Robert S. Huntley; Zilphia Huntley; Lavina Huntley; Isaac Stephen Huntley and 3 others
Brother of Hannah Mack; Aaron Huntley, III; Solomon Huntley; Deborah Gee; Ruth Huntley and 7 others

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About Thomas Huntley, Sr.

Thomas Huntley Sr. was a Revolutionary War veteran.

It is believed the first known Huntley in the Carolina's, Thomas Huntley, Sr., came with his wife, Zilpha Meadows Huntley, from southern Virginia in about 1761; but it should be noted that in his will of January 1800, his wife's name is listed as Sarah. Thomas's birth year is listed as 1745, but he most likely was born around 1730. Thomas acquired a land grant of 200 acres in Anson County, NC, in 1769, and during his lifetime acquired an additional 650 acres. The Thomas Huntley, Sr. and (Sarah) Ziphia Meadows Huntley grave-site is on their farm. The grave-site was originally a brick style mausoleum marked with a metal plaque. During the shortages of WWII, the site was broken into and the marker was taken and apparently sold for scrap value. A man was charged with the crime but the marker was never recovered. In the early 80's several Huntley's (Wilbert, Lawson, Robert, and Roger, led by an enthusiastic Baxter Huntley), mounted a search for the missing marker, searching in the general vicinity along and in Jones creek with a metal detector, with hopes of restoring the missing marker to the grave-site. Once again the marker was not recovered. Joe Huntley, of Troy, NC, owner of the property, has placed a granite marker at the site depicting Thomas's service in the Revolutionary War. The marker records Thomas's birth date as 1745, and his wife's name as Zilpha. A picture of the grave is listed on page 10 of the Huntley book. This cemetery is on private property.

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Thomas Huntley, Sr.'s Timeline

1745
May 15, 1745
Gulledge Township, Anson, NC
1756
1756
Age 10
Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina, USA
1762
December 8, 1762
Age 17
Anson, North Carolina, USA
1767
1767
Age 21
Anson, NC
1770
1770
Age 24
Anson, North Carolina, USA
1771
1771
Age 25
1773
1773
Age 27
Anson, North Carolina, USA
1780
1780
Age 34
Anson, North Carolina, USA