"Thomas Hunt was born January 1, 1723 at Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He was a son of William Hunt and Mary Woolman Hunt. His sister, Esther, married John Beals III.
"The family moved to North Carolina and was connected to the New Garden Meeting (Quaker). The family lived 2 miles north of the Meeting House in New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina.
"Thomas Hunt died September 15, 1763 and his will was proved in Guilford County on October 13, 1763. Another source indicates the will was dated October 13, 1763 with the mix up coming in the old style/new style changes."
Thomas Hunt died when he was only about 40. According to Quaker records at New Garden, Thomas
Hunt died the 15th of the 9th month 1763, which would been September using the new calendar which
should have been in use for eleven years by this time. But this date is obviously in error since Thomas
left a will dated 13 October 1763. The will is interesting:
"In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Hunt of Rowan County in the Province of North Carolina, planter, being very sick & weak of body but of perfect memory & understanding, Thanks be to God for the same, Do make this my last Will & Testament in manner and form as follows, viz: First and principally I commit my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that give it & my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named.
Item. I given unto my eldest son Abner Hunt the one-half of the tract of land whereon I now live, beginning on the south end of the said tract of land & running north for the sd -----.
Item. I give unto my son Thomas Hunt the remaining half of the said tract of land whereon I now live except only that my wife Ann Hunt shall have the benefit of willing the same land as long as she continues my widow.
Item. I give unto my wife Ann Hunt all of my working tools and two horses (to wit) a bay horse known by the name of Buck & a gray horse which I purchased of Isaac Thomas, the gray horse to be hers to dispose of as she sees fit, the bay horse to be hers as long as she continues to be my widow, but provided she marry the one half of the working tools to be divided amongst all my sons, the other half to the said widow & the sayd bay horse to be sold and the money equally divided among my daughters.
Item. I give unto my wife Ann Hunt four cows (to Wit) Alphin, Cherry, Browney, and Blackey and the rest of my stock of cattle to be divided equally amongst my children by my Executors.
Item. I give unto my daughter Sarah Hunt one young bay mare which has usually been called hers.
Item. I give unto my daughter Ruth Hunt one black mare & young colt running at Peter Kings.
Item. I give unto my son Jacob Hunt one young bay mare running at Peter Kings.
Item. I give unto my daughter Jemima Hunt one young mare running with a mare at Richard Williams.
Item. I give unto my son William Hunt one brown mare running at the Great Lick.
Item. Provided my wife be with child I give to that child one year old colt running at Great Lick with aforesaid brown mare.
Item. I give unto my son Isham Hunt the first colt that the bay mare given to my daughter Sarah Hunt raises, and I desire that two horses (to wit) a gray horse I purchased from William Robinson and a black horse I purchased of John Hoggatt be sold & the money to be equally divided between my three sons Jacob Hunt, William Hunt and Isham Hunt.
Item. I give unto my daughter Mary Robinson, wife of William Robinson, one ewe and the rest of my stock of sheep & likewise my stock of hogs to be for the family’s use.
Item. I given unto my wife Ann Hunt the one-half of my household goods and the other half I give to be divided amongst my daughters, by my Executors.
Item. I give my wearing clothes to be disposed of amongst my sons as my wife sees proper.
Item. I desire that my still & wagon be sold and the money to be given to my wife to dispose of as she sees fit, and I do hereby constitute and appoint my brother Eleazar Hunt and my friend Nathan Dicks and my loving wife Ann Hunt whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other former Wills, Legacies, or Testaments by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this thirteenth day of October A.D. 1763."
- Thomas Hunt
Date: SEP 1763
Place: Westfield Mm, Surry, North Carolina
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Ancestry.com., "North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998," Database Online, Rowan > Will Books, Vol A-B, 1757-1793, Pages 65-67; Will dated October 13, 1763.
William Wade Hinshaw, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN QUAKER GENEALOGY, VOLUME I (Gen. Pub. Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD 1969), Also Found on Ancestry.com., Volume 1, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Page # 503.
Hunt - Thomas and Mary Ann Beals Hunt Family, Internet Site: freepages.rootsweb.com/~mygermanfamilies/family/Hunt/Thomas.htm., Linked to the Woodward Home Page.
Ancestry.com., "U.S., Quaker Meeting Records -1681-1935," Record Book Online, North Carolina > Guildord > New Garden Monthly Meeting > Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, Page 72; Thomas Hunt Deceased ye 15 of ye 9 mo 1763.
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