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William G Hunter

Birthplace: Sharon, CT, USA
Death: Died in Windsor, VT, USA
Place of Burial: Sheddsville Cemetery Sheddsville Windsor County Vermont
Immediate Family:

Son of David Hunter and Rebecca Hunter
Husband of Mary Hunter
Father of William G Hunter, (A); Mary Hunter, (A); Lucy Churchill; Mary Cutting; Sarah Hunter and 1 other

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About William Hunter, US Congress


William Hunter (January 3, 1754 – November 30, 1827) was an American judge and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Hunter was born in Sharon, Connecticut to David Hunter and Rebecca Marvin Hunter.[5] He attended the common schools. He resided near Fort Edward, New York from 1763 until 1775, when he moved to Windsor, Vermont. He served in the Revolutionary War as a sergeant and lieutenant under General Montgomery.[6]

He served as member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1795, 1807, and 1808.[7] He was the register of probate from 1798 until 1801, and judge of probate for the district of Windsor from 1801 until 1816.[8] He also served as Justice of the Peace in Windsor.[9] He was the Presidential Elector for Vermont in 1804.[10]

Hunter was the assistant judge of the Windsor County, Vermont court from 1805 until 1816, and was a member of the Vermont council of censors in 1806 and 1820.[11] He was a member of the executive council from 1810 until 1813 and in 1815.[12]

Hunter was elected as a Democratic-Republican candidate to the Fifteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1817 until March 3, 1819. [13] He was not a candidate for reelection to the Sixteenth Congress. Personal life

Hunter was married to Mary Newell Hunter on January 30, 1777.[14] They had three children together, all who died very young; William Hunter, [15] Mary Hunter[16] and Jonathan Hunter. [17] Death

Hunter died in Windsor, Vermont on November 30, 1827. He is interred at Sheddsville Cemetery in West Windsor.

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William Hunter, US Congress's Timeline

January 3, 1754
Sharon, CT, USA
Age 26
Sharon, CT
Age 27
Age 31
Windsor, VT, USA
February 28, 1788
Age 34
Windsor, VT, USA
Age 39
Windsor, VT, USA
September 27, 1798
Age 44
Windsor, VT, USA
November 3, 1827
Age 73
Windsor, VT, USA
Sheddsville Cemetery Sheddsville Windsor County Vermont