Hunter of Nansemond

A Roster of Ten “Nansemond Hunters” Named Isaac

  1. Isaac Hunter of Chowan Co., N. C., d. 1753
    • Son of William Hunter of Nansemond Co., Va., and the first Isaac in this lineage
    • Husband of Elizabeth Parker
    • Father of Elisha, Jacob, Jesse, Isaac of Warren Co., N. C., Daniel, Hannah, Jane (Joan), Elizabeth, Rachel, Sarah
    • Brother of Nicholas, William, Robert, Joan, and Alice
    • Owner of a tract on southeastern side of Bennett’s Creek, near Costen’s Chapel (See Edward Moseley’s map of North Carolina 1733, which designates the location of the Hunter property, and see the Mouzon map, which locates Costen’s, or Constant’s Chapel.)
    • Vestryman and church warden of St. Paul’s Parish and reader at Costen’s Chapel
    • Will, Chowan Co., N. C., 1752-53
    • Estate papers of Isaac’s son Daniel (d. Granville Co., N. C., 1797), which provide genealogical history
  2. Isaac Hunter of Bute and Warren Co., N. C., d. 1815
    • Son of Isaac of Chowan
    • Husband of Martha Alston and son-in-law of Solomon Alston and Ann Nancy Hinton
    • Father of Solomon Alston Hunter, James Alston Hunter, Jacob Hunter, Ann Alston Hunter, Martha (Patsy) Hunter, Sacky Clark Hunter, and Sarah (Sallie) Alston Hunter
    • Migrated to Bute County from Chowan County with brothers Jesse and Daniel ca. 1756
    • Owner of a plantation located along Shocco Creek in Bute/Warren County
    • Signer of the N. C. Oath of Allegiance, 1778, Bute Co., N. C.
    • Militia captain, Bute County, 1771
    • Will, Warren County, signed in 1811, recorded in 1815
  3. Isaac Hunter of Northampton Co., N. C., d. between 1742 and 1749
    • Son of Nicholas Hunter, who d. 1749, Carteret Co., N. C. (Isaac d. before his father and thus is not mentioned in the father’s will, 1749)
    • Called “Isaac Jun.” in a deed transfer to “Isaac Sen.”(his uncle, Isaac Hunter of Chowan), 26 March 1723, Chowan Deed Book C2, p. 338
    • Brother of Stephen, Ezekiel, Lebbeus, William, Joab, E. (sister), Zillah, Kisiah, Elizabeth, Ruth, Rachel, and Sarah
    • Identified as Justice of the Northampton County court, will of John Cotton, 1742
    • Father of “Tavern Isaac” Hunter of Wake County, Theophilus Hunter of Wake County, Reuben Hunter of Northampton County, and Ferribe Hunter
  4. Isaac Hunter of Wake Co., N. C. (“Tavern Isaac”)
    • Son of Isaac Hunter of Northampton Co., N. C.
    • Grandson of Nicholas Hunter of Carteret
    • Owner of the popular tavern near Raleigh favored by state legislators
    • Brother of Col. Theophilus Hunter, whose gravestone is said to the oldest in Wake County
    • Husband of Rebecca Hart
  5. Isaac Hunter of Duplin Co., N. C., d. 1789
    • Son of Job Hunter, whose father, William Hunter of the Virginia House of Burgesses, died in 1749
    • A great-grandson of Nicholas Hunter I
    • Husband of Priscilla Burton
    • Father of Isaac Hunter II, who m. Patience Williams and d. in 1822
    • Listed in N. C. state census of 1786, Duplin County (1 M 21-60, 2 M 21 & over 60, 4 females, 3 blacks 12-50, 4 blacks under 12 and over 50)
    • Soldier in militia company of Captain Gillespie, 1786
  6. Rev. Isaac Hunter of Gates Co., N. C., 1759-1816
    • Son of Jacob Hunter and Sarah Hill Pugh
    • Grandson of Isaac Hunter and Elizabeth Parker of Chowan County
    • Husband of Sophia Riddick (m. 8 June 1785), then of two wives named Mary Gordon
    • Father of Isaac Riddick Hunter, Jacob, Edward R., Sophia, John Omega, Jacob Benjamin, Sarah, Edna, Adeline, and Barsha E.
    • Private in Revolutionary War
    • Called “Captain Isaac Hunter” in Gates County tax list of 1789
    • Resident of Gates Co., N. C., on old Hunter tracts along Bennett’s Creek
    • Sheriff in Gates County (formerly part of Chowan)
  7. Isaac Riddick Hunter, b. 1791
    • Son of Rev. Isaac Hunter and Sophia Riddick
  8. Rev. Isaac Riddick Hunter II, b. ca. 1817 Gates County
    • Grandson of Rev. Isaac Hunter of Gates County
    • Moved from Gates to Huntersville, Va.
    • Is described negatively in the slave narrative of Armaci Adams (Weevils in the Wheat)
    • Enumerated in Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk, Va., 1860 U. S. census
    • Enumerated in Tanners Creek Township, Norfolk, Va., 1870 U. S. census
  9. Isaac Hunter of Wilson Co., Tenn.
    • Son of James Alston Hunter and Ann Walker of Warren Co., N. C., and Wilson Co., Tenn.
    • Grandson of Isaac Hunter of Warren Co., N. C., and Martha Alston
    • Great-grandson of Isaac Hunter of Chowan Co., N. C.
  10. Isaac Hunter of Gates Co., N. C.
    • Son of Thomas Hunter and his first wife Sarah Gordon
    • Grandson of Elisha Hunter and Ann Walton of Gates Co., N. C.

This interpretation by Hunter McKelva Cole and Martha Cole Rester, 2004 – 2007, is their attempt to filter genealogical information from wills and estate records, land records, military records, census reports, and family histories.

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