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John Tipton Hunt (b. Abt. 1763, d. March 15, 1829)John Tipton Hunt (son of John Hunt and Mary Overall) was born Abt. 1763 in Old Frederick, now Shenandoah County, Virginia, and died March 15, 1829 in Fleming County, Kentucky665.He married Mary (Polly) Denton on Abt. 1787 in Washington District, Tennessee666, daughter of James Denton and Elizabeth ?.
Notes for John Tipton Hunt:
John Tipton Hunt was called "colonel" because he fought in the home guard during the War of 1812, according to family tradition.His wife's obit. calls him Col. John Hunt.He raised his family on the banks of the Licking River in Fleming Co. KY.He was named after John Tipton who was a friend of his father's.
In many earlydocuments he was called John Hunt Jr.Peggy Sartain says that in a 1809 Bourbon Co. KY deed book he is called John Tipton Hunt.His tombstone says Col. John Hunt; he signed his will John Hunt, Sr.
1783-Shenandoah Co. VA.-John Hunt Sr. and John Hunt Jr. were involved in a lawsuit in which they owed a debt.
1787-Washington District, TN-Petition of the western country of NC-signed by John Hunt, Jr.
1787-His wife's obit. said they married when she was 18 and that she was born in 1769.
Perhaps they were married in Jonesboro or Johnson City, Washington District, TN.
Individual bonds filed with the county clerk are the only marriage record in TN before 1838.
1791-Sullivan Co. TN-Mason Co. KY deed record book, A, p. 119 and 142-John Hunt Sr. of Bourbon Co. KY to John Hunt Jr. and Basil Hunt of Sullivan Co. of the new territory.
1799-John Hunt, Fleming Co. KY was a capt. in the militia. Clift-Corn Stalk militia of Kentucky, 1791-1811; he was listed as an officer.He was a farmer and justice of the peace.
1808-Fleming Co. KY-John Hunt Jr. was listed as the son of John Hunt Sr. in a lawsuit involving land owned by John Hunt Sr.
1810 Fleming Co. KY census
4 males under 10 (Howard, William, Joshua, Benjamin)
3 males 10-16 (Reuben, Absolom, John)
3 males 16-26 (Lemuel, Basil, James)
2 (?) number is hard to read-males over 47 (John was about 47)
3 females under 10 (Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah)
1 female 26-45 (Mary was 41)
1820 Poplar Place (Plains?), Fleming Co. KY census
2 males 10-16
1 male 16-26
2 males over 45
1 female under 10
1 female over 45
3 people in agriculture
1829-died Mar. 15th in Fleming Co.According to his daughter, Sarah Hunt Markwell, he died sitting at the breakfast table; just pushed back his chair and passed away (James Hunt book).
Will of John Hunt:
In the name of God, Amen, I, John Hunt, Sr. of Fleming County, Kentucky being frail in body yet in my perfect senses do make this my last will and testament.First, it is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid and I do will and bequeath to my wife, Polly Hunt, the plantation where we now live with all my estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood except 50 dollars in gold or silver or a horse least worth that much to be paid by my executors or administrators which I do will and bequeath to my youngest son, Benjamin N. Hunt, and I do give to Elizabeth, my daughter one (?) and I do will and bequeath after my wife Polly Hunt has enjoyed my estate agreeable to the foregoing provisions of this will that my estate be equally divided amoungst all my children to wit, Lemuel Hunt, Reuben Hunt, John Hunt, Howard Hunt, William D. Hunt, Joshua Hunt, Benjamin N. Hunt, Elizabeth Hunt, and Sally Hunt, and I also by these presents leave and appoint Bazel Hunt and Absolom Hunt, my sons administrators to this my last will and testament and executors of my estate signed and sealed this first day of August, 1825.Recorded at a court held in Fleming Co. KY on the 6th of April, 1829.
More About John Tipton Hunt:
Burial: Unknown, Crain Cemetery, Fleming County, KY.
More About John Tipton Hunt and Mary (Polly) Denton:
Marriage: Abt. 1787, Washington District, Tennessee.666
Children of John Tipton Hunt and Mary (Polly) Denton are:
- +Basil Hunt, b. March 26, 1790, Washington District, Tennessee667, d. October 31, 1869, Huntsville, Randolph County, Indiana667.