52:3 John Hunter

John Hunter is my 3xGreat-grandfather. He was born in Yorkshire, England and the family had a history of being stone masons.  While John listed several occupations throughout his life (he owned a mill at one point, was a farmer, and even a “publican”), his primary occupation was that of stone mason (and later, in the US, brick maker). The family immigrated in 1853 with the exception of John’s oldest son, who remained in Yorkshire. John and his family initially settled in Ohio, near several brothers of his wife, Elizabeth Wardell. Between 1857 and about 1862, the Hunter family, including grown sons, all moved to Greene County, Indiana, following their daughter Mary Hunter and her husband George Adamson. Here is the outline of John Hunter.

John Hunter was born on 13 April 1813 in Silpho, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.[1] John’s grave marker provides a birth date of 13 Apr 1812. However, baptismal records provide a baptism date of 16 Apr 1813. A full year between birth and baptism seems unlikely (though not out of the question). However, in 1835, his marriage license in August 1835 states his age as 22, supporting an 1813 birth date instead of 1812. For these reasons, I am using 13 Apr 1813 as his birth date.

He was baptized on 16 April 1813 at Hackness Parish in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.[2] image transcription: 16 Apr 1813, John, son of John & Elizabeth HUNTER, Abode: Sylpho, Occupation: Mason.

John Hunter and Elizabeth Wardell obtained a marriage license on 3 August 1835 in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.[3] transcription: 3rd August 1835; John Hunter of Hackness parish, Mason, bachelor, age 22 and Elizabeth Wardell of Wykeham parish, spinster, age 19. Intended marriage place: Hackness Parish Church. “The said John Hunter further made oath that the consent of Mary Wardell, widow, the surviving parent of the said Elizabeth Wardell has been obtained for such marriage.” Thomas Irvin, Surrogate. comment: contains the signature of John Hunter.

They were married on 5 September 1835 in Hackness, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.[4] image abstraction: John Hunter of Hackness to Elizabeth Wardell of Wykeham, by license, at Hackness Parish Church, on 05 September 1835, by Tho. Irwin, Minister. Signed by John Hunter, Elizabeth made her mark. Witnesses: Mary Hunter and Joseph Wardell.

He lived at Harwood Dale Mill in Harwood Dale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in the 1841 census.[5] image abstract : Harwood-dale Mill : John Hunter, m, 25, Stone Mason, Yks; Elizabeth, f, 25, Yks; Mary, f, 5, Yks; John, m, 3, Yks; Francis Hunter, m, 1 month, Yks.

John lived in Harwood Dale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in the 1851 census.[6] image abstraction : John Hunter, head, married, m, 37, Miller & farmer of 17 acres (employing 1 lab), born Silpho, Yorkshire; other household members: Elizabeth, wife, 35, born Malton, Yks; John, son, 12, b. Harwood-dale; Francis, son, 9, b. Harwood-dale; William, son, 6, b. Harwood-dale; Joseph, son, 4, b. Harwood-dale; Elizabeth, daughter, 2, b. Harwood-dale; Alexander Bell, Lodger, unmarried, Male, 53, Miller, born Holme Church Hill, Yks.

He emigrated from Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom (departing from Liverpool) aboard the ship “Orleans” in July 1853.

He arrived on 24 August 1853 in New York City.[7] image transcription:  ship “Orleans” arrived 24 August 1853 at New York City, lines 21-26: John Hunker [Hunter], 35; Mrs “, 35; Mary “, 18; Wm “, 12; Frank, 10; Joseph, 8. The 2 youngest children, Elizabeth and Reuben are not listed.

He lived in Marion Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States in the 1860 census.[8] image abstract: John Hunter, 47, Brickmaker, b. England; Elizabeth Hunter, 44, b. England; Elizabeth Hunter, 11, b. England; Reuben Hunter, 7, b. England.

John lived in Stafford Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in the 1870 census.[9] image transcription: John Hunter, 50, m, w, Farmer, real estate 2400, personal 1000; Elizabeth, 44, f, w, keeping house; William, 26, m, w, works on farm; Ruben, 17, m, 2, works on farm. All residents  born England, father & mother of foreign birth.

He lived in Marco, Greene, Indiana, United States with his sons Frank and William Hunter in the 1880 census.[10] image transcription: [head of house] Frank Hunter, 38, widowed, works in grist mill, Yorkshire/Yorkshire/Yorkshire; [father] John Hunter, 68, widower, brick mason, born Yorkshire; [brother] William Hunter, 36, single, engineer in grist mill, Yorkshire/Yorkshire/Yorkshire.  Household also includes Annie, daughter of Frank; John Adamson, nephew of Frank [grandson of John]; 2 servants and 3 boarders.

He died on 21 November 1883 at the age of 70 in Marco, Greene, Indiana, United States.[11] John was buried at Marco Cemetery in Marco, Greene, Indiana, United States.[12] He does have a memorial on the Find a Grave website. The memorial ID is 16969648.[13]

Citations:

[1]. Find A Grave, database with images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 Mar 2016), memorial #16969648, John Hunter, Marco Cemetery, Marco, Greene County, Indiana; gravestone photo by Susan (Haldeman) Fowler.

[2]. Hackness Parish (Yorkshire, England), Parish Register Transcripts [Bishop’s Transcripts], unnumbered loose papers arranged chronologically in dated files, John Hunter baptism, 16 Apr 1813; accessed as “Yorkshire, Bishop’s Transcripts of Baptisms,” database with images, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : accessed 26 Mar 2016); original files held at York Diocesan Archive, Borthwick Institute for Archives, York, England.

[3]. Marriage allegation,  John Hunter and Elizabeth Wardell, 03 August 1835, record sequence number 14, page 180; Marriage bonds (to 1823) and allegations [MB] 1660-1998, Matrimonial Records; York Diocesan Archive: Records of the Archbishop: Ecclesiastical Courts; Reference group GB 193EC, Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York; Heslington (York), England.

[4]. Hackness Parish Register Transcripts, John Hunter and Elizabeth Wardell marriage, 05 September 1835.

[5]. “1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census,” database with images, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : viewed 06 November 2015), entry for John Hunter [household], Harwood Dale, Yorkshire; citing [The National Archives of the UK] HO107/1265/4, folio 3, pg. 1 (stamped), lines 19-23.

[6]. “1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census,” database with images, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : viewed 03 Feb 2015), entry for John Hunter [household], Harwood Dale, Yorkshire; citing [The National Archives of the UK] HO107/2368, folio 620, pg. 2 (stamped), lines 4-11.

[7]. “New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891,” images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 November 2015), entry for John Hunker [Hunter], age 35, arrived New York, New York, 24 August 1853 aboard the SS Orleans.

[8]. 1860 U.S. census, Fayette County, Ohio, population schedule, Marion Township, pp. 125-126 (penned), dwelling 882, family 883, John Hunter [household]; image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 26 Mar 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 959.

[9]. 1870 U.S. census, Greene County, Indiana, population schedule, Stafford Township, p. 3 (penned), dwelling 20, family 20, John Hunter [household]; image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 26 Mar 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 318.

[10]. 1880 U.S. census, Greene County, Indiana, population schedule, Marco (village), ED 312, p. 22 (penned), p. 245-B (stamped), dwelling 199, family 201, Frank Hunter [household]; image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 22 Mar 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 281.

[11]. Find A Grave, memorial #16969648, John Hunter, Marco Cemetery, Marco, Greene County, Indiana.

[12]. Marco Cemetery (Greene County, Indiana; 1/3rd mile E of Marco on Co. Rd. 610 S), John Hunter marker; personally read and photographed by Trina Adamson, 28 June 2012.

[13]. Find A Grave, memorial #16969648, John Hunter, Marco Cemetery, Marco, Greene County, Indiana.

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