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Davis Hunt (abt. 1719 - 1801)

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Davis Hunt
Born about in New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and
Husband of — married 1746 in Marble Colliegate Church, New York, NY.map
Descendants descendants
Died in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 26 Sep 2019 | Created 14 Nov 2018
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Biography

Davis Hunt served during the American Revolution
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Davis was born about 1719. He was the son of Robert Hunt and Christina Christina Hunt.

He married Margrita Fulliner in 1748 in The Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan.

Children: Obijah, b 1762, Margaret Wilson, b. 1755, Davius, b 1763, Josiah b 1760, Mary Woodruff b 1770, James b 1759, and Robert b. 1750.

Davis Hunt is mentioned in the Minutes of the Common Council of New York, as being paid for work done on a jail (gaol).[1]

He fought in the New York Second Regimentt in the Revolution. Record: Name Davis Hunt Gender Male Military Date 2 Jun 1778 Military Place New York, USA State or Army Served New York EpReegiment 2d Battalion Rank Private Davis Hunt Event Type D Death Date 17 May 1801 Death Place Elizabethtown, New Jersey, USA

According to the 1790 US Census, they were living in. New York City.: 1790 United States Federal Census NameDavis Hunt Home in 1790 (City, County, State)New York City Montgomery Ward, New York, New York free White Persons - Males - 16 and over1 free White Persons - Females2. Number of Household Members 3

They lived in Manhattan for several years, in the old Montgomery Ward neighborhood on the lower east side. They moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey sometime after 1790, where he died in 1801. Davis Hunt was possibly buried in the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, New Jersey. There is no record of his burial.

Davis Hunt passed away on 15 May 1801 Find A Grave: Memorial #7420669 [2] The Record Book Of The Sextons Of The First Presbyterian Church Of Elizabeth, N. J. gives his date of death as 17 May 1801 and gives no indication of cremation or interment. (see Research Notes).[3] A small letter ‘r’ next to the name means the stone was of red sandstone. So this would indicate burial.[4]

Davis’ will was written 26 Sep 1799 when he of New Brunswick, NJ, a former resident of New York. He directs his houses, buildings and lots in Rosevelt and King Streets in New York to be rented and the proceeds to his daughter Margaret Rigby and nephew Josiah Hunt for the first year. Second year to daughter and to nieces Mary Woodruff and Elizabeth Marsh. Thereafter to daughter Margaret and until granddaughter Margaret Rigby is married, then the rents to be divided between them. Granddaughter Margaret Rigby real and personal estate after her mother dies. If the granddaughter dies without issue then to nephew Josiah Hunt and the two nieces. He names exe, one of whom is the nephew Josiah Hunt of Elizabethtown. Inventory 24 Dec 1801 taken at Elizabethtown totalled 78 pounds and consisted of silver utensils, made by Capt Benjamin Winans and Joseph L D'Anterroches. File 10057G. The will was proved June 1, 1801 at Newark, NJ. Lib 39 p 313. [5]

His wife was still living at that time.

Cemetery First Presbyterian Churchyard Burial or Cremation Place Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, US.

Research Notes

I have a feeling that Davis Hunt's Find A Grave Memorial was made to fit with information available and not created because his grave site has actually been located. So there could possibly be another Memorial for him. (Salvatore-85.) There was a burial, gravesite located. see notes above.

Sources

  1. Minutes of the Common Council of the city of New York, 1675-1776 : in eight volumes.. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1905. 1776, poss. Volume 8. Page 94.
  2. Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 11 July 2019), memorial page for Davis Hunt (unknown–15 May 1801), Find A Grave: Memorial #7420669, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Rich H. (contributor 46489213).
  3. The Record Book Of The Sextons Of The First Presbyterian Church Of Elizabeth, N. J., Vol 45 p 50 $ Subscription
  4. Wheeler, Williams Ogden, Halsey, Edmund D. Inscriptions on tombstones and monuments in the burying grounds of the First Presbyterian church and St. Johns church at Elizabeth, New Jersey. 1664-1892. 1892, New Haven. Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
  5. NJ Calendar of Wills volume XXXIX pg 233. by subscription at: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2793/32669_236580-00238/1404
  • Purple, Samuel S., editor. Marriages from 1639 to 1801 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York. Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. 1. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1890. Pg. 175.
  • Wheeler, Williams Ogden, Halsey, Edmund D. Inscriptions on tombstones and monuments in the burying grounds of the First Presbyterian church and St. Johns church at Elizabeth, New Jersey. 1664-1892. 1892, New Haven. Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
  • The Archives of the Reformed Church in America; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Collegiate Church, Ecclesiastical Records, Baptisms, Members, Marriages, 1639-1774. New U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989
  • New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971
  • U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
  • Minutes of the Common Council of the city of New York, 1675-1776 : in eight volumes.. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1905. 1776, poss. Volume 8. Page 94


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On 26 Sep 2019 at 11:53 GMT Ellen Gustafson wrote:

Someone on Ancestry.com mentions the nephew Josiah from Elizabeth, NJ who was executor of his will. Was this the Josiah, born 1760, who I’m calling his son?

On 20 Aug 2019 at 04:48 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

Ellen, I added details of his will. No mention of wife there. Note the daughter is called Margaret Rigby and the niece is a Mary Woodruff (currently linked as his daughter)

On 20 Aug 2019 at 02:37 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

Sexton Records give death as 15 May 1801

Burial First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth NJ

https://archive.org/details/inscriptionsonto03whee/page/114

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