||Robert Hunt settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.|
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Robert was born in 1568. Robert Hunt ... He passed away in 1608. 
Education: Oxford, Trinity College.
That is how Captain John Smith described the first church services of the Virginia company. The settlers arrived at the new world on April 29. "The nine and twentieth day, we set up a cross at Chesepeake Bay, and named that place Cape Henry." Reverend Robert Hunt led them in a service there.
The company did not settle ashore just yet. "Until the 13 of May they sought a place to plant in; then the council was sworn, Master Wingfield was chosen president, and an oration made, why Captain Smith was not admitted of the council as the rest." They decided to settle in Jamestown. On that Sunday, May 13, 1607, Robert Hunt led them in church services.
Under Hunt, the group continued to have daily prayer morning and evening. He preached them two sermons each Sunday, and they partook of communion every three months.
Finding Reverend Robert Hunt Published on Jul 28, 2015 This short film explores the historical, archaeological, and forensic evidence behind the discovery of Robert Hunt, the first reverend at Jamestown. Reverend Hunt arrived with the first group of colonists in May of 1607, and he was by all accounts well respected in the colony. He passed away in early 1608 at Jamestown, and his remains are believed to be those found in the north end of the chancel in Jamestown's first church. To learn more please visit https://historicjamestowne.org and https://3D.si.edu to see a digital model of the burial site.
Husband of Elizabeth (Edwards) Hunt ~ married March 09, 1597, Bredin, Canterbury, England
Find a Grave has another child attributed to Robert and Elizabeth, however there were only two Children as evidenced by his Will and numerous other sources. There is also no evidence that either of his children made their way to the Colonies, therefore claims of an American descendancy is sketchy.
"He made his Will 20 Dec 1606 in anticipation of his embarkment on the voyage to Virginia...mentioning a brother Stephen, a wife Elizabeth, son Thomas who was not yet 21, and a dau. Elizabeth"  His will, probated in July 14, 1608, is the only documented evidence of his death.
Jamestown Historic Anglican Church Cemetery Jamestown James City County Virginia, USA Plot: Chancel Grave "A"
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On 28 Jan 2019 at 19:29 GMT Renee Malloy Esq wrote:
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Freespace transcript only 2 children as mentioned in profile. Seemed to think his wife might not remain faithful to him
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On 1 Aug 2015 at 23:31 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
This fellow has gotten some great press in the last few days. A few of the Southern Colonies folks, myself included, have stopped-by to do some updating.