Blount County, (East) Tennessee.Marriages Polly Odear, m. 27 Jan 1837 to John Hunt Francis Alexander (son of O'Dair / Adair) m. 14 Oct 1836 Margaret Vickers ------- Rusk County, Texas. Thomas Hunt, Sr. was bc.1787 in North Carolina, and was on the 1820 census of Rutherford County, North Carolina at the southern edge of the Great Smokey Mountains (N.C. & Tennessee).
About 1821, he took his family on the westward movement from the Carolinas through the mountains to Blount County, Tennessee.
Thomas Hunt, Sr. left his Cloyd’s Creek area farmlands in 1851 and brought his wife and four or five sons and their families to Rusk County, TX where he died in 1857.
The Hunt families stayed close to the land with most early children and grandchildren involved in farming or allied activities, such as the cotton gin owned by the John Hunt family.
John Hunt, bc. 1815 NC (son of Thomas Hunt, Sr.), died in Rusk County TX. Evidently John Hunt had three wives, all of whom he married while he was living in Blount Co Tennessee. They were Nancy Patrick, Polly O’Dear (O'Dair / Adair), and Lisa Goforth, the latter listed on the (Rusk Co TX ?) 1860 census. Children included: William, James, John, Miles, Samuel, George, and William.