If I follow the tree branches back correctly his father John Gunter should be the one spoken about in the brief article below...Unfortunatley I have no information on Elizira's maiden name or information, wish I did.
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GUNTER, JohnCame from the Carolinas in 1785. He was either Welsh or Scottish by blood but was actually born in North Carolina. He then lived in South Carolina before moving to the future Guntersville. He lived among the Indians as a trader. He ran a ferry (near George Houston Bridge) in 1820 & was the first white man to settle in what became Marshall County. It was at this place where he discovered a salt deposit. Chief BUSHYHEAD, head of the Paint Clan, brought his fifteen year old daughter, Ghe-go-he-li, to exchange for salt. GUNTER agreed & changed her name to Katherine. John GUNTER died in 1835. John & Katherine had three sons and four daughters. Their son, Edward (Edmond or Ned) fought under General JACKSON at Horseshoe Bend. He started a ferry across the Tennessee River in 1818. "While Gen. Jackson was waiting for his supplies to catch up with the main army, he raised a volunteer regiment of Cherokees to go with him and fight the Creeks. Edward Gunter was given the rank of major in the company, and Richard BROWN was made colonel. When the regiment of Cherokees arrived at Horseshoe Bend, they were sent in to fight the Creeks in advance of Gen. Jackson's main army. The Cherokee regiment numbered only around 200, but inflicted a great deal of damage to the Creeks. Edward Gunter was wounded during the battle, but survived and was taken back to his home on the Tennessee River." Among his descendants was the humorist Will ROGERS