Josephus Cephus Hunter (1867 - 1939) Parents need connecting. Civil War ?

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We have Josephus “Joseph” Joe Cephus Hunter who was born September 7, 1867 just after the U.S. Civil War in Cypress Chapel, Virginia (per death record) however birth record shows Southampton, Va. The son of Edward Hunter and Amanda or Mary Hunter. It’s possible the mothers maiden name is “Hunter” and a cousin marriage? Joseph married Ida Willie Pierce on December 22, 1897 in Holly Grove Township, Gates, North Carolina. He died April 30, 1939 in Portsmouth, Va.

we need help with adding sources for his parents such as the date of birth and death of his father Edward. Was Edward a Civil War Veteran? Who were Joseph’s siblings?

Any help is appreciated getting him connected

Thank you
WikiTree profile: Joe Hunter
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (165k points)
edited by Andrew Simpier
sending you Edward's military record
1870 census has the family in Nansemond VA, so record sent is your Edward
1860 census Nansemond

Edward born about 1846, son of Charles and Catherine - has older brother Joseph, probably named his son after his brother - Catherine's maiden name BROTHERS-

Thank you Eddie smiley

This is the  NPS for Edward Hunter 41st Co. I

I must now eat a fried catfish sammich on sourdough bread as my reward to me - catfish will be coated in flour and brown sugar egg batter - you can't have any - I am greedy cheeky

Birth record, I'm reading the image as Nansemond County, it's incorrectly transcribed:  

"Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch ( : 28 January 2020), Josephus Hunter, 1867

1870 census:  

"United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 January 2021), Josephus Hunter in entry for Edward Hunter, 1870.

This is correct. It also seems to fit 1860 census. Do we have a link to?

I added the 1900 census

I believe this is the 1860 census

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 February 2021), Charles Hunter, 1860.

Sounds great!laugh

I think that's correct, too.  The 1850 census lists Edward F, which is how he's recorded later. And Joe's wife Ida was from Gates County, so that's another connection.   "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 December 2020), Charles Hunter, Gates, Gates, North Carolina, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

And Nansemond County VA and Gates County NC are contiguous so the family might have moved very little.
Added Edward as father. The 1850 and 1860 census is the same family with Charles and Catherine as parents.

There is a death record attached to Edward Hunter on family search having passed away in Texas. This seems not to fit but possible?

"Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 February 2021), Edword Hunter, 21 Oct 1925; citing certificate number 34687, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,977.

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