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||Esli Hunt Sr. settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.|
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He lived in Bedford County, Virginia, Washington County, North Carolina (now Tennessee) and finally settled in Greenville County, South Carolina.
1776, #S-7054 Private VA and NC Militia served 15 months total from 1776 to 1782. Fought at the Battle of Kings Mt. NC, during the Revolutionary War Link to hisDAR page. Elsi is also listed in John Sevier’s Tennessee Volunteers on Battle of Kings Mtn, 07 Oct., 1780 Who Where Why How the Patriots won, Watauga Sharpshooters.
He is listed as a Revolutionary Soldier who lived in Washington County, North Carolina . 1781, Living in Washington Co. NC (now TN).
In 1832, Applied for Rev. Pension in Greenville Co., SC:
"South Carolina Greenville District: Personally came Esli Hunt and being duly sworn makes oath in due form of law - That the first tour mentioned in his application for a Pension was for eight weeks in the year 1776 at Chissell's Lead mines in Virginia under Captain Lethridge – The second Tour he volunteered himself again under Captain Lethridge in 1777 and served three months and guarding Chissels Lead mines again. The third tour he served three months under Captain Pleasant Henderson & Colonel Williams in the year 1779 in guarding the commissioners who were running the line between North Carolina & Virginia. The fourth tour he volunteered under Captain George Russell and served eight weeks in marching over to Kings Mountain and was in that battle under Colonel Sevier and in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Campbell. When he volunteered this time he lived in Washington [County] North Carolina (now Tennessee) in the year 1781. The fifth tour he volunteered and served eight weeks under Captain Bradney [?] and Colonel Sevier against the Cherokee Indians in the year 1781 the sixth tour he served three months as a volunteer under Captain Samuel Williams and under Major Walton & Colonel Sevier, in the year 1782 & marched to the High Hills of Santee and joined General Marion..."Revolutionary War Pension Application Transcription, Elsi Hunt s-7054
April 04, 1785, Book "A" page 96, 96 Dist of SC Land Grant from Wm Moultrie, 250 AC for 5 Shilling: "Wm Moultrie, Esquire, his excellency granted land to Esli Hunt, 4 April, 1785. 250 A. above the boundry line on Mush Creek. 5 shillings of sterling money.
1790 Listed in the US Census for Greenville County, South Carolina.
|Esli Hunt, 1790 Census, click for larger image.|
Between 1793 - 1794 Elsi appears in the ledger ledger of McBeths Store in Greenville County. This store was located on US highway 25, White Horse Road, near the intersection with SC Highway 253. A historical Marker marks the spot.
1800 Census of Greenville County, South Carolina.
|Esli Hunt 1800 Census, click for larger image.|
1820 Census of Greenville county, South Carolina.
|Esli in 1820 Census, click for larger image.|
"Esli Sr. is believed buried on lands now owned by Zupan. The Old cemetery is on a hill on this property across from Hunts Lake. Most of the graves have granite headstones with very little legible writing on them. There are slave graves in the back of the cemetery”. – Edkgar Hunt 
"Esli had supposedly had 18 children and it is likely 2 of them died unnamed; 4 of his children died young - Martha and Peter". - Edkgar Hunt
Bible Records of 14 Hunt siblings and their children.
Others who have tested and posted their information into the Hunt DNA project who traces their lineage through the "Hunt 14" show they are Haplogroup R1b1a2 and to a Richard HUNT 1562 Shrewsbury Shropshire England - 1656 Shrewsbury Shropshire England (age 94). At this time, there is no triangulated proof of the Genetic connections.
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On 26 Sep 2015 at 13:37 GMT Howard Waldrop wrote:
The number is 417070. Included in the documents is a handwritten transcription of the family bible record. It may be the only extant copy. DAR must be paid to make and send copies.
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