10202 Briggs Road, Marion, IL 62959
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We support historical research on the line of Hunters who descend from William Hunter, who arrived in American in 1685. In 1991, when the Trust was formed, our earliest ancestor we knew at that time, was Jacob Hunter, a Revolutionary War soldier, who died in Middle Tennessee in 1806. With the coordinated research and involvement of many, the Trust now serves a much broader family which includes the descendants of our original immigrant William Hunter, who settled in Nansemond Co, VA. In addition, we restore, maintain, and oversee family cemeteries that, over the years, were forgotten, abandoned, or fell into disrepair. Read more…

Our Cemeteries
William Hunter Family Cemetery

William Hunter Family Cemetery, Est. 1695

Gates County, North Carolina

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Theophilus Hunter Cemetery

Theophilus Hunter Cemetery, Est. 1798

Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina

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Braxton Lee Cemetery

Braxton Lee Cemetery, Est. 1796

Ashland City, TN

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Jacob Hunter Cemetery

Jacob Hunter Cemetery, Est. 1838

White Ash, IL

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Allen Hunter Cemetery

Allen Hunter Cemetery, Est. 1849

Williamson County, IL

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Projects – Can You Help?

The Trust is involved in several ongoing restoration and genealogical projects, including:

  • To Erect a granite monument (a stele) to mark the William Hunter Cemetery.
  • To erect a granite monument (a stele) to mark the Braxton Lee Cemetery.
  • Proving Demcy & Unity parents of Dempsey, Jacob, Allen, & William David Hunter

Watch this space for news about these projects and ways you can help!


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Please Support the Trust

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.

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