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.
I mentioned in my previous post that while doing some updates to my research I felt a little mental nudge that maybe I should go back to blogging. I’m not sure why exactly that was. The work I was doing was fairly routine. I spent a day last week adding citations to the facts about … Read more