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Chancery Records Index

LocalityIndex NumberOriginal Case Number
PULASKI CO1868-002 
John W Hunter & WIFERobert M Woolwine ADMR ETC
Barnes (Enslaved)
Patsey (Enslaved)

Library of virginia

Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index – 015-1866-073

Augusta County

Plaintiff(s) ADMR OF Samuel Hunter

Defendant(s) HEIR(S) OF Samuel Hunter ETC

Addison (Enslaved)
Amey (Enslaved)
Charlotte (Enslaved)
Cyrus (Enslaved)
Daniel (Enslaved)
Darkey (Enslaved)
Dinah (Enslaved)
Harry (Enslaved)
Henry (Enslaved)
John (Enslaved)
Julia (Enslaved)
Lizzy (Enslaved)
Margaret (Enslaved)
Mary (Enslaved)
Nancy (Enslaved)
Phebe (Enslaved)
Sam (Enslaved)

hunter family legends-and-lore

Indian Kidnapping

Leona Newton White was a granddaughter of Jacob Hunter (1809-1874) and Mary Moore Duncan Hunter (1814-1896).

She recorded her memories in notebooks that were passed down in her family. They are being preserved in the library of the Jacob Hunter Trust for copying by her grandson, James Mason of Indianapolis, IN.

Her grandmother Mary Moore Duncan Hunter told her a story about the kidnapping of her grandmother by indians. This mother of her father was Rachel Warren Duncan (1734-1765).

She said her grandmother (Rachel Warren Duncan 1734-1765)and her son were at home one day.  She was not well and he was staying with her while all of the others were at work in the field.  Indians came and captured them and made them go with them.  They never followed the trails but just went across the country.  Finally, they came to a swamp and her son picked her up and carried her across the swamp.  She was of small build.

She said the Indians would look first at her and then at her son and just jabber among themselves and point at each other.  They went along and after a while came to a creek with water in it.  One of the young Indian men stepped out and he carried great-great grandmother over the creek and set her down very carefully on the other side.  After that, every creek or slough they came to one of them would carry her across.

They camped at night and her folks had seen them leave and followed them until they made camp and had stayed out of sight with the horses.  So when they went to sleep they (the Indians) put them in the center and the Indians lay all around them.

So they (family members) brought their horses up as close as they dared and waited until every one was asleep and slipped up and Grandmother and her son were looking for them.  They slipped out of the camp without waking any of them (Indians) and were almost to the horses when on of the horses neighed and awoke them.

The Indians ran after them and shot several arrows at them but they got on their horses and got away.  The next day they (family members) organized a party to hunt them (the Indians) but not an Indian could be found.  They supposed they had marched all night and got out of the settlement.

If you would like to know more about this particular Hunter family, I suggest you visit the wonderful website of the Jacob Hunter

Hunter One-Name Study newsletter ~ vol. 1 no.1, dec 2020

Family Members Buried in the Hunter Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States of America

The Hunter Cemetery was founded by James Garfield Hunter, son of Samuel Elijah Hunter and Mary Louise Abbott.

There is an old section where the graves are unmarked but we know they are:

William Hunter (1793-1862)

Barbara Lugar Hunter (1796-1870)

Samuel Elijah Hunter (1829-1894)

Mary Louise Abbott Hunter (1838-1919)

James Hunter (1859-1935)

Mary Jane Meadows Hunter (1866-1944)

The new section Hunters are as follows:

Alfred E. Hunter (1909-1984)

Arthur Leonard Hunter (1925-2013)

Bessie Anna Monday Hunter (1896-1974)

Charles Hunter (1886-1974)

Commodore Freeland Hunter (1856-1937)

Cora Slack Hunter (1881-1964)

Cordelia Day Litton Hunter (1886-1959)

Dallas Hunter (1933-2000)

Eliza Ellen Harless Hunter (1883-1958)

Enoch Alfred Hunter (1833-1923)

Enoch Nicholas Hunter (1885-1918)

Frederick Hunter (1879-1956)

Georgia Nell Shamblin Hunter (1913-1998)

Harriett Ellen Brockell Hunter (1888-1969)

Honor Nettie Herndon Hunter (1896-1980)

Infant Hunter (1945-1945)

James Garfield Hunter (1882-1966)

James Hunter (1859-1935)

John Wesley Hunter (1889-1971)

Lillian Elizabeth Hunter (1908-1951)

Margaret Hunter (1921-1924)

Mark Arthur Hunter (1965-1965)

Mary Jane Meadows Hunter (1866-1944)

Orville Luther Hunter (1877-1943)

Perry Hunter, Jr. (1908-1952)

Peter Leslie Hunter (1922-1931)

Phyllis Hunter (1936-1937)

Ralph “Buster” Hunter (1912-1914)

Seabert Hunter (1898-1917)

Stuart S Hunter (1908-1966)

Sydney Luther Hunter (1876-1943)

Thomas Hunter (1907-1961)

William Silas Hunter (1872-1946)

Wilma Joyce “Joy” Smith Hunter (1937-2012)

Woodrow Hunter (1923-1984)

Kitty & Pembroke

The end of the love story is definitely a sad one. He leaves Kitty and returns to his wife and she goes on with her life. Their son, Augustus Retnuh Reebkomp, the middle name being his mother’s surname reversed and the surname an anagram of Pembroke.

Even after the end of their relationship, she continued to associate with Pembroke. She visited his riding school at Wilton and was included in a series of paintings commissioned by Pembroke of him. The Pembrokes informally recognised the earl’s son. When he joined the navy and, upon his promotion to captain, was allowed the surname of Montgomery, one of Pembroke’s subsidiary titles. His family was well supported by the Pembrokes and even Kitty received a payment in his will, but she died the following year.

Kitty married a very handsome Captain Alured Clarke, a British army officer. They had no children.

Captain Alured Clarke

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