Thomas Hunt (b. 1787) or Rutherford Co NC, Blount CO, TN, Rusk Co, TX (d.ca 1856
It has been revealed by dna that this Thomas Hunt, (of Rutherford Co NC)b. 17987 NC and died ca 1856 Rusk Co. TX (of Rutherford Co NC) is actually descended from McFarlands of which there are links to known McFarlands of Orange County North Carolina in the mid to late 1700's. It appears the Hunt name was through some form of adoption (individual or generation unknown -- perhaps Thomas or perhaps further back), etc. as told in family stories. The actual named familial link to the McFarlands is as of yet unknown as of July 2014. You can pursue this on Family Tree Tree dna McFarland, McFarlane surname studies online.Various links are available in internet searches about this family. It is not proven that he did or did not have an relationship to other Hunts of late 1700's to early 1800's and even unto this day of Rutherford Co, NC.