McFarland/Hunt Orange Co, NC
It has been revealed by dna that 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. It is not known if this Thomas Hunt has or does not have any links to other Hunts of Rutherford Co, NC. The actual named familial link to the McFarlands is also 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.