• WELCOME to the Jacob Hunter Trust Blog! (6/20/2010) by Rich
    Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you contribute to our family history by logging on to our blog and submitting information.  Please review our Newsletters and consider submitting articles for future publication. If you have old family pictures to share, please send them in either digitally or mail photographs to either Rich Hunter or David Lee.  We will scan them and return all pictures to you. We hope you enjoy visiting this site and appreciate any support you can provide to the Trust so we can continue to maintain our historic family cemeteries and share information about our ancestors.
  • Donations Needed for William Hunter Cemetery Monument (8/14/2019) by Rich

    A monument has been designed for the William Hunter Cemetery to honor the first Hunter family cemetery in America.  The Jacob Hunter Trust will authorize the production and installation of this monument (stele) at the original William Hunter Cemetery near Sunbury, NC when adequate funds have been received.  

    We are requesting donations to the Trust, a tax-exempt organization, to cover the costs of the monument and other future renovations and maintenance of this historic cemetery.

    Please join your Hunter relatives in supporting this important initiative.

             An image of the monument is attached. Please click on the Download button to see an image of the monument.

             Thank you for your support of the work of the Jacob Hunter Trust.

  • Special Issue of The Jacob Hunter Trust Newsletter published (6/1/2019) by Rich

    A special issue of The Jacob Hunter Trust Newsletter (Vol. 28, No 2, 2019) was published to announce the discovery of the original William Hunter Family Cemetery in America. The Trust will provide oversight of this cemetery near Sunbury, NC and the Theophilus Hunter Cemetery in Raleigh, NC as part of its expanded responsibilities.  

  • William Hunter Cemetery Discovered! (6/1/2019) by Rich

    In April 2019 a team of Still Hunter, Jr., Belle Long, Josh Price, and Rich Hunter visited our immigrant, William Hunter’s home place and surveyed the original Hunter family cemetery in America. See the June 2019 issue of the Jacob Hunter Trust Newsletter for details.  The Jacob Hunter Trust will oversee improvements and maintenance of this historic cemetery.

  • Raymond Hunter publishes new book (1/21/2018) by Rich

    Descendants of Job Hunter of Dobbs Co., NC and Lincoln Co., GA” published by Kilbrae Enterprises, Royston, GA (2016) is available from Lynn Hunter Palmer, 2739 Freeman Rd, Royston, GA 30662. This book extends Job’s family and includes other sir names Butler and Richardson. Job was the 3rd Great grandson of William (weaver) our immigrant. Family pictures are included. Raymond’s email address is: [email protected].

  • 2018 Jacob Hunter Trust Newsletter now available. (1/4/2018) by Rich
  • 2016 Jacob Hunter Trust Newsletter now available (12/29/2015) by Rich

    The January 2065 issue of the Jacob Hunter Trust newsletter has been posted–download it at!

  • New book on the William Sanders family of Robertson Co., TN (7/6/2015) by Rich

    New Book!
    The Genealogy Record of William Sanders Died 1803 Robertson County, TN: And Many of His Descendants

    By Charla Schroeder Murphy – 2015

    Contents of the book are in the form of a modified register report with extensive notes added for many of the early Sanders family of Robertson County, TN and others. The family of William Sanders born about 1736 and died 1803 arrived in the Robertson County, TN area by 1796 from evidence of deeds recorded there. They came from Camden District, Richland County, South Carolina with many other families of that area such as the Hunters, Moakes, Simmons and several others.

    Many of William Sanders’ grandchildren and one son, Gabriel Sanders, moved to Franklin County, IL by 1830. Williamson County, IL was formed from the southern part of Franklin County, IL in 1839. One great grandson, Richmond Sanders moved to Scott County, MO and his descendants still live there today. Children and grandchildren of Andrew Sanders, son of William Sanders d. 1803 also moved to Missouri as well, one being Lawson Sanders who moved first to Williamson County, IL, then Johnson County, IL then to Reynolds County,  MO. A grandson of Andrew Sanders, Andrew Jackson Sanders b. 1 April 1836 moved from Cheatham County, TN to Piney, Oregon County, MO with his family and died there in 1913.

    Several of the Sanders family stayed in Robertson County, TN.  Today their land is now located in Cheatham County, TN which was formed from Robertson, Davidson and Dickson County, TN in 1856. Many of their descendants still live near the area the original Sanders pioneers called home in 1796 during the early settlement of State of Tennessee.

    The book is spiral bound with laminated covers and a total of 578 pages including the index and sources. Cost is $65.00 plus $4.00 if mailed, per book.

    Order from Charla Schroeder Murphy, 2 Laurel Court, Taylorville, IL 62568. Email [email protected] for any other information.

  • 2015 Jacob Hunter Trust Newsletter now available (1/20/2015) by Rich

    The January 2015 issue of the Jacob Hunter Trust newsletter has been posted–download it at!

  • 2014 Jacob Hunter Trust Newsletter now available (1/21/2014) by Julie

    The January 2014 issue of the Jacob Hunter Trust newsletter has been posted–download it at!

  • New Book on William Hunter (weaver) of Nansemond Co. VA (12/6/2013) by Rich

    William Hunter of Nansemond County

    and His Early Descendants

    A genealogical study of an early American family of Virginia and North Carolina

    By the Hunter Family Research Group

    In the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century records of Nansemond County, Virginia, William Hunter is documented as an immigrant, a weaver, a militia captain, a judge of the quorum, and a prosperous freeholder. Although evidence of his exact origins has not been proved, he seems to have come out of one of the shires of northern England, likely Northumberland, Durham, or Yorkshire, where the Hunter surname and William’s profession of weaving were prominent in the sixteenth century and earlier.

    In America the Hunters initially were identified as Virginians, but after the refiguring of the state’s southern boundary in 1728, their lands lay in North Carolina. Thus the Hunters of Nansemond  became North Carolinians of Chowan County. William Hunter’s descendants are legion. His children left many heirs, and this book traces them through five or more generations as they migrated to other counties of North Carolina, to South Carolina, to Georgia, and beyond.

    Teeming with family names and identifications, this work, researched and compiled by the Hunter Family Research Group, is an essential resource for descendants wishing to know and understand their Hunter ancestry. It features meticulous documentation, citing wills, land records, military records, census records, and family papers. Included also are genealogical trees and an index of names.

    The Hunter Family Research Group, headed by Raymond Hunter, is composed of descendants of William Hunter’s sons. The group members are Raymond Hunter, Still Hunter, Rob Hunter, Richard Hunter, Thomas Hunter, Tony Hunter, Martha Rester,  and Hunter Cole.

    8 1/2 x 11 in., 214 pages, 60 family charts, index.

    Book plus shipping cost for 1 book at $34 and for 2 books at $62, and for 3 or more to contact Lynn.

    Order by U. S. mail, write, phone, or email:

    Lynn Hunter Palmer, 2739 Freeman Road, Royston, GA 30662, 678-644-5953, [email protected]

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