We, as children of these great mothers and fathers upon whose shoulders we stand, wish to celebrate their lives and sacrifices by unfolding their legacies and honoring the grounds where they forever lie.
The Jacob Hunter Trust was formed October 2, 1991 with the purpose to restore and maintain our family cemeteries and to preserve and distribute information about those related to, and descendants of, Jacob Hunter, the Revolutionary War soldier and his wife Mary “Polly” Dancer Hunter Lee. Since our early founding, research and involvement from family have expanded knowledge of our Hunter line to include all descendants of William Hunter, our immigrant, who settled in Nansemond County, Virginia about 1685. With the state boundary line change in 1728, William’s land is now located in Gates County, North Carolina. Read more…
Theophilus Hunter Cemetery,
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
Dr. Henry Holmes Hunter Cemetery,
Corapeake (Gates County), NC
Limited copies of the book William Hunter of Nansemond Co. And His Early Descendants (2013) are still available. This historic book covers the first three generations of our immigrant, William Hunter, who came to America around 1685 from England and settled in what was then Virginia. Contact Lynn Hunter Palmer at [email protected]. The price of the book is $34.00 that includes shipping.
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The Trust is involved in several ongoing restoration and genealogical projects, including:
Please contact us if you would like to help.
The Jacob Hunter Trust depends on individual financial contributions to support our research and the ongoing repair and maintenance of our family cemeteries. We are a Tax-Exempt, 501 (c) 13 Charitable Organization.