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Stephen Hunt (1709 - 1786)

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Stephen Hunt
Born in Westchester, Westchester, New York Provincemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 20 Sep 1733 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey Provincemap
[children unknown]
Died in Westchester, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 5 Dec 2019 | Created 29 Mar 2019
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Stephen was born in 1709. He was the son of Thomas Hunt and Rachel Arnold. He passed away in 1786 after residing in Westchester all his life.

Stephen Hunt of Westchester married Rebecca Earl of Hackensack, in Hackensack on 20 Sep 1733. in the church record, Stephen and Rebecca were labeled "y.m." and "y.d," respectively, indicating that this was the first marriage for both.[1] Cautionary note: An earlier entry called her Rebecca Hastier, but that was a different woman who married Morris Earl in 1747.

Stephen had a son Silvester/Sylvester, mentioned in the will of Stephen's father Thomas. Thomas Hunt, Esq. died in about 1758, in Westchester Village. In his will, dated 26 July 1756, proved 15 July 1758, Thomas Hunt mentions "grandson Silvester, son of Stephen."[2] No record found yet of their other children.

Stephen and Rebecca perhaps both died before 1758, since his father's will mentions his son but neither of his parents. More research needed.


  1. Holland Society of New York; Hackensack NJ, Book 62, p. 111, 19th century transcription in longhand, viewed on$)
  2. William S. Pelletreau, Early Wills of Westchester County, New York from 1664 to 1784: a careful abstract of all almost 800 wills recorded by the Surrogate Office (New York: Francis P. Harper, 1898), pages 156-157.
  • New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1950
  • U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989

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