Memories From the Past

Anna Clapp(Clap, Klop), Carol’s German Grandmother

Schloss Klop Anna Clapp (1757-1854) is another favorite ancestral grandmother I like to write about.  She married my DAR patriot, Adam Lugar. Her family roots are Germany.  Their story is very well documented on their journey to America.  These place studies are as follows: Germany, Pennsylvania & North Carolina. My ancestors from this lineage founded… Continue reading Anna Clapp(Clap, Klop), Carol’s German Grandmother

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Elizabeth Cuningham, Carol’s Scottish Grandmother

As many of you know I am very into researching my Scottish ancestors.  This particular grandmother is no exception.  She married William Hunter c1710.  She was the daughter of Alexander and Mary Cuningham.  There were four children born to this couple and John their third son was my lineage. William and Elizabeth emigrated from Scotland… Continue reading Elizabeth Cuningham, Carol’s Scottish Grandmother

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Frances Mortimer, Carol’s Ancestral English Grandmother

Frances Mortimer was born 1725 in Devon, England .  She married my Scottish ancestral grandfather, John Hunter in c1750. They had six children: Frances, Thomas, Martha, Henry, Robert (my 5xggf) and John Jr. This particular study I have found many, many documents thanks to belonging to the Augusta County Genealogy Society.  His will is a… Continue reading Frances Mortimer, Carol’s Ancestral English Grandmother

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Mildred Lewis, Carol’s Ancestral Grandmother’s link to Meriwether Lewis

Being a travel agent since 1991 I plan a lot of our travels around our family history.  Ralph & I enjoy visiting museums, national parks, cemeteries and such, but especially when our ancestors are a big part of that history.  My lineage through my ancestral grandparents from Augusta and Giles counties in Virginia are a… Continue reading Mildred Lewis, Carol’s Ancestral Grandmother’s link to Meriwether Lewis

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Barbara Lugar, Carol’s Ancestral Grandmother’s link to DAR

Barbara Lugar (1796-1862) was the daughter of my DAR Ancestor Adam Lugar.  This family research has been very easy for me because there is so much data already done on the life of Adam Lugar.  The story goes he deserted his Germany regiment and followed George Washington.  I love the story I read that he… Continue reading Barbara Lugar, Carol’s Ancestral Grandmother’s link to DAR

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Mary Louise Abbott, Carol’s Great Great Grandmother

Mary Louise Abbott (1840-1914) (Parents John Allen Abbott & Elizabeth Scott) Mary Louise 'Polly" Abbott married  Samuel Elijah Hunter May 3, 1855 and they had twelve children.  One of their sons founded the Hunter Cemetery in Charleston, West Virginia where there is an old and new part.  My paternal grandparents William & Barbara, Samuel &… Continue reading Mary Louise Abbott, Carol’s Great Great Grandmother

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Mary Jane Meadows, Carol’s Great Grandmother

I never met my great grandmother Mary Jane 'Janie" Meadows Hunter. I have so many questions I wish I knew for sure. Often it is very hard to find the facts, and in this particular family research I have seen her name as Mary Jane but on a document recently I see her name as… Continue reading Mary Jane Meadows, Carol’s Great Grandmother

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Honor Nettie Herndon, Carol’s Grandmother

Memories are so important to remember.  This is my aunt Nira Gertrude Hunter Vaughan and grandmother Honor Herndon Hunter. I remember my aunt Nira and uncle Clyde taking me out on Sundays for brunch.  Every time she came she always had a present for me.  I wish I still had the pretty little muff and… Continue reading Honor Nettie Herndon, Carol’s Grandmother

Famous Hunters

William Hunter

William (1718-1783) Hunter, younger brother of John Hunter (1728-1793) was also a very famous Hunter.  He was a Scottish anatomist and physician.  He was a leading teacher of anatomy, and the outstanding obstetrician of his day. Born: May 23, 1718, Calderwood, East Kilbride, Scotland Died:  March 30, 1783, London, England William Hunter bequeathed his collections… Continue reading William Hunter