John Hunt

John Hunt (1787 - 1829)

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John Hunt
Born in Pickens County, SCmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Dacusville, Greenville County, South Carolinamap
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Notes for JOHN HUNT[1]

File 14, Pg. 2, Pickens, SC, Estate administered by brother Esli Hunt, Jr., Bond was signed by Samuel Looper and Joseph P. Evatt. The Citation was read at "New Hope Meeting House" 14 September 1829 by Allen Robinson. Inventory made by Joseph Williams, Joeseph P. Evatt, William Hunt, and Samuel Cooper - Justice of the Peace -

Buyers at sale were:

Hewlett Hunt Lacey Hunt Esli Hunt, Sr.
Westley Hunt William Hunt Esli Hunt, Jr.
Larkin Hunt Martin Hunt Nicholas Hunt
Chesley Davis Thomas Boyd Edward Hooper
Micheal Whitmere James Hagood Joseph Hagood
John Crittenden William Hester Henry Williams
Henry Findley John Lathem

All the heirs not mentioned,

the Widow Margaret Bowen hunt
Hewlett Hunts share pd to his guardian Esli Hunt
Wesley Hunts share pd to his guardian Esli Hunt
Thomas Boyd was pd share for his wife Mary Boyd

All these amounts paid November 15, 1830. H.C. Hunt and W. T. Hunt were heirs and received their shares November 29, 1843 and August 10, 1848 respectively.

Pickens County Court of Equity - Summons July 2, 1876 to meet at Greenville County Court House: Mrs. Mary Boyd, Rebecca, Widow of Hewlett Hunt, Harvey C. Hunt, Robert G. Hunt and Other Heirs of John hunt.

More About JOHN HUNT:

October 05, 1829, Estate Administered
January 14, 1839, Deed from Widow to her Sons, Hewlett and Wesley.
July 02, 1876, Pickens Co. Court of Equity Summons - Estate of John Hunt

Notes From Howard Waldrop

Notes on John Hunt:

DAR application of Mrs Sadie Hunt Culp, 717070 has evidence that John is a son of Esli Hunt sr.

Pendleton Co., Deed Book L, p 14 25 Apr 1805 John Hunt witnessed deed if Burrell Green to David Guest.

Pendleton Co., SC Deed Book P, 229. 26 Dec 1807. John Hunt to David Guest for ___ ( blank) dollars 240 acres on waters of Little beaverdam Creek; part of grant in 1797 by Gov, Charles Pinckney to James Swan; except 1 acre not sold by Elizabeth Thrasher to me and whatever is lost by falling into Mot's survey. Signed John Hunt. Witness: Daniel Willis and Isaac Land.

Pendlton Co., SC Deed Book K, p 268 5 Jan 1810. John Hunt of Pendelton to Stephen Roberts of same; sold for $35 sold 35 acres. Witness: Man Finley and Daniel Harris. Recorded 12 Nov 1810.Portwoods Branch, In middle of of 490 acres granted 7 Oct 1793 by Gov. William Moultrie to Charles Hunt. witness: Daniel Willis and James Blackstock.

Pendleton Co., SC Deed Book Q, p 12 7 Nov 1818. JOhn Hunt of Pendleton of Caleb Fields of same. For $200 sold 174 acres on West Frk of Ingrams or

Pendleton Co., SC Deed Book O, p 522 19 Aug 1819. Samuel Taylor to John Prater. 361 acres on Garvins creek waters of Saluda River. Witness: John Edmondson, Jacob W Brooks, John Hunt.

Pendleton Co., SC Deed Book O, p 419 14 Aug 1819. John Harris to John Kimbell for $224 for 80 acres and improvements on the ridge between Big and Little BeaverDam Creek waters of Tugaloo River. NW corner of 300 acres granted 6 Mar 1797 by Gov, Charles Pinckney to James Swann who sold to Elizabeth Thrasher who sold to John Hunt who sold to William Davis who sold to James McClure who sold to said Davis again who sold to John Harris. Where Adam Clement now lives.

State Of South Carolina Pickens District

Personally appeared william l. keith before me and made oath that he saw Thomas Boyd sign seal and deliver the within deed or assignment of his part in the said Estate of John Hunt dec'd. To Esli Hunt to satisfy a confession of a Judgement in favor of said Esli Hunt for the use and purposes within named mentioned Sworn to the 6th day of May 1833 Before Boon I.L.

Signed William L. Keith Clerk of Court & R.M.C. Office

Recorded the 6th day of May 1833 and examined by me. Signed again William L. Keith

State of South Carolina County Of Pickens I J.J. Lewis, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas & Register of mense of Conveyance for the the County of Pickens hereby certify that the above is a true copy of a deed on record in my office in Record Book B. page 330 now of record in my office. Given under my hand and seal this 5th day of January 1882

J.J. Lewis Clerk of Common pleas & RM

Roll No. 915

Thomas Boyd and Mary Boyd To Esli Hunt

The State Of South Carolina Pickens District

I Thomas Boyd having an interest in the estate of John Hunt dec'd by marriage of his real and personal estate or the part which I'm entitled to by marriage. I asign over to Esli Hunt admr. Of the estate of the said John Hunt dec'd. All my part of the estate both real and personal to go to satisfy a certain judgement to the said Esli Hunt admir. For the sum of one hundred and forty three dollars & 87½ cents and also the sum of four dollars & twenty five cents cost and charges which hath been expended in recovering the said judgement by the said Esli Hunt admir.. And also small crib of corn say 8 or ten barrels and two cows and calves and a sow and seven Shots? And also whatever Jesse Rackley is due me I assign over to said Esli Hunt to go to satisfy the said judgement which he has against me. For the above mentioned sum.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of William L. Keith Dated Nov 15,1830 Signed Thomas Boyd

Also on same page November 20th 1830 For the value received I hereby assign all my interest in the estate real and personal of my father John Hunt to Esli Hunt signed by Harvey C. Hunt & Mary Boyd

State Of South Carolina} In Common Pleas County Of Pickens} Complaint For Relief Mary Boyd Plantiff Against Harvey C. Hunt etal Defendants

In purrsurance of an order of Reference made in the above case by the Hon. T.B. Fraser presiding Judge on the 29th day of september 1881. directing me to take testamony including that has already been taken and report the same to this court at the next term thereof”. A reference was held this 5th day of January 1882, at which were prent J.H. Whitner Esq attorney for the defendants & R.A. Child Esq. Attorneys for the defendants whereas being present the following testamony was taken whereas Mr. Whitner & Childs attys for the defendants whom they represent, object to the reference on the grounds that attonerys for the defendants introduced as evidence the record from the Probate Court, Estate of John Hunt, Label 2. No 14. - also No Roll 139 John S. Edwards Vs. Thomas Boyd, and Roll 140 John S. Edwards Vs. Thomas Boyd from the C – also Schedule No. 24 Label 1Common Pleas Court.


Evans A. Kelly sworn I knew Mrs Margaret Hunt – do not remember when she died but several years ago. - I was in Habersham Co.,Ga. And was trying to trade with harvey C. Hunt, and asked her about the title – this was about the lands in Ga.. - she said there would be no doubt about the title because her husbands estate in So. Car. Was settled and Hulet and Wesley had the lands in SC. And her younger sons Harvey & Waddy had the lands in Ga., and Mrs Mary Boyd had received her share of her fathers estate in money. This conversation took place in 1847. - she said that Wesley & hulet had not got as much as the two younger sons Harvey & Waddy and Mrs Boyd, but that it was all settled.

George McAdams Sworn I knew Thomas Boyd, husband of Mary Boyd – he left here 40 years ago – perhaps more than 40 years since. - he married Mary Hunt – the plantiff in this action – Boyd left Cass Co.,Ga. Over 30 years ago but the information I had of him was in Habersham Co.,Ga he left there over 30 years ago, and I have never heard of him since. This was over 30 years since. Mrs Margaret Hunt sold a family of negros before she left this county, to Sam Hunt for 2,600.00 (this had a line drawn thru it) this was after the death of John Hunt – they were sold after Sam Hunt's death and bought by Esley Hunt – I saw the negros in Mrs. Hunts possession after the death of her husband John Hunt – I then saw them in possesion of Sam Hunt

Henry Hester Sworn I lived with Wesley Hunt in 1844 – Harvey Hunt lived with him also. - Harvey Hunt bought a horse from Wesley, for $100.00 and was to pay for it in land the part of the land belonging to John hunts estate – it was Harveys interest in his fathers estate – Wesley & Hulet divided off the land of John John 6 or 7 years before I went there to live on it. - each on his own part.

Attys for the defendants introduced a certified copy of a deed from Thomas Boyd to Esli Hunt for their interest in the estate of John Hunt – and a copy of the last will and testament of Wesley Hunt dec'd Reference adjourns until ------- oclock Monday 9th of January 1882 Signed J.J. Lewis Anderson Co., SC Deed Book F, p 166

Bennet Combs to John Hunt

Anderson Co., SC Deed Book I , p 178 John Bruland to John Hunt

Anderson Co., SC Deed Book H, p 206 Robert Stephens to John Hunt.

Pickens Co., SC John Hunt estate Numner 2 - 14. 1829.

South Carolina. Perkins District. Know all men by these presents that we Esli Hunt, Samuel Looper & Joseph G. Evetts are holders and firmly bound unto James H. Daidy, Esquire Ordinary for the District of Perkins in the full and just sum of Three thousand dollars to be paid to the said James H. Dendy, or his successor, Ordinaries of this district or to their certain Attorney or assigns. To which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves & every of us our & every of our heirs, executors & Adm'ns for the whole jointly & severally; firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dates the Fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Twenty nine and in the fifty fourth year of American Independence. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above ?named? Esli Hunt Administrator of the goods, chattels & credits of John Hunt, deceased, do make a true and perfect inventory of all & singular the Goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said Esli Hunt or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him, and the same so made, do exhibit into the said court of Ordinary for Pickens District when he shall be thereunto required, and such goods Chattels and credits do well and truly administer according to Law, and do make a just and true account of all his actings & doings therein when required by the said court; and all the rest of the said Goods, Chattels & credits which shall be forever remaining upon the account of the said administration, the same being first allowed by the said Court shall deliver and pay unto such persons respectively, as are written to the same by laws. And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will & testament was made by the said deceased and the same be proven in court and the executor obtain a certificate of the probate thereof and the said Esli Hunt…do in such case of required under and deliver up the said Letters of Administration, then this obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force. Esli Hunt (Seal). Samuel Looper (Seal). Joseph G. Evett (Seal) Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Geo Dilworth. James H. Edmondson.

Dr Esli Hunt in Acct. Current with the Estate of John Hunt Dec'd. Ca 1830 Sep 29 To amount of sale of Personal Estate $1924.53 ¼ Cash on hand $2.00 Cash Collected (John S. Edwards) $7.00 Total - 1931.63 ¼

By cash paid. Sundry as paid ?Chars? account $447.57 By cash paid Sundrey as pd Second year acct. $163.62 ½ By Cash paid Sundrey as pd 3 year account $158.11 Total - 769.30 ½ Co. by Commissions on 1931.63 ¼ at 2 ½ pct. $48.29 Co. by Commission on $769.30 ½ at 2 ½ $19.23 Total - 836.82 ½

State of South Carolina. Pickens District. By James H. Dendy, Esquire Ordinary. Whereas Esli Hunt has applied to me for Letters of Administration on all and singular the goods, chattels & credits of John Hunt late of the District aforesaid deceased. These are therefore to cite & admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of the said deceased to be and appear before me at the court of Ordinary to be holders on the third Monday in the present month to show cause if any why the said administration should not be granted. Given under my hand and seal the 14th day of September in the year of our Lord 1829 & Fifty fourth of American Independence. Jas. H. Dendy.

Esli Hunt Administrator of John Hunt Estate. November the 2nd 1832. Paid Henry Findley on proven account. $3.50 Paid Henry Springfield on proven account. $4.32 Paid Michael Whitmire on proven account. $3.00 Paid William Hester on proven account. $4.00 Paid R. W. Altom for schooling $3.50 Paid W. Thompson on ?fies? of suit between him and John S. Edwards $20.00 Paid W. L. Keith on a judgement $7.16 Paid to court officers and witnesses $105.63 Paid Joseph Williams for attendance at court as a witness in Edward lease $4.00 Paid William Hunt for attendance. $2.00 Paid Ordinary 3rd Year account. $1.00 Total - $158.11 The above is a just & true return of the Receipts & expenditures in relation to the Estate of John Hunt dec'd sworn to the 4th February 1833. Esli Hunt, Admin.

To James H. Dendy Ordinary. Pickens District. Petition of Esli Hunt humbly shewith that He is desirous of selling all the personal Estate of his Brother John Hunt for the purpose of paying his debts & paying off 2 or three legatees. He is desirous of selling on the second Friday of November on a credit of twelve months. Esli Hunt. Ordered that the above Petition be granted Ordinarys office October 5th 1829. James H. Dendy O.P.D.

Esli Hunt Administrator of John Hunt Deceased Estate … $8.00 Credit by 16 dollars 75 cts paid to ?Dest? Richard Harrison ?Act? … $16.75 By 4 dollars pad to O off Wells proven deat … $4.00 By Samuel Looper Sen for Midwiffen services by His wife to a negro woman … $2.00 By Hamton Hudens for 1 months work in the year 1828 proven act … $7.00 By William Hunt on note of hand … $78.50 By Robert H. Brigs on proven act … $16.75 By Roger Lovland on proven act and his note of Hand … $12.45 Total - $136.45 By Reuben ?Meosto? note hand … $9.42 By James for proven ?cow? paid … $14.72 By cash paid ordinary 2 year account … $1.00 Total - $163.62

Ordinary's Office. 4 Feb 1833. The within is a just & true account of the Receipts & expenditures of the monies belonging to the Estate of John Hunt for the time therein specified. Sworn to as above dated. Esli Hunt.

Esli Hunt Adjust in acct with the Estate of John Hunt Dec Return showing Settlements 29 Mar 1843. - By cash paid H. C. Hunt in full of his share of said Estate ?accepted? … $308.31 10 May 1846. - By cash paid W. T. Hunt his share in full ?accepted? … $350.00 Esli Hunt. Examined & posted. 4 Apr 1849. W. D. Steele O. P. C.

Admin. Dr. Esli Hunt in account current with The Estate of John Hunt Dec'd. 1830 Sep 29. To amount of Lacy Hunt notes … $415.75 To Cash on hand … $2.00 To cash collected of John S. Edwards before Esquire Rec'd … $5.00 1830 Sep 29. By Note taken up from Jeremiah Cleveland against the Estate of John Hunt for Principal $322.35; Interest up to this date $40.06; Total $362.41 1829 Nov 21. By cash paid Joel Jones on previous account … $6.00 1830 May 15. By cash paid on proven a/c Jua A. Cantrote? … $2.00 Jan 19. By cash paid John Crittenden … $1.00 Nov 1. Ditto paid John Banion … $2.50 Nov 20. By this sum paid John Love Note & Tr. … $42.65 1829 Oct 5. By cash paid Ordinary … $5.00 1830 Mar 11. By cash paid William ?Choica, Attorney ?Fois? for defending suit against Estate … $15.00 October. By cash paid William Hester on note … $1.50 1829 Apr 5. By cash paid James Farr for ??? … $1.00 By Cash paid E. Harris Tax Collector … $3.51 By cash paid Joseph T. Evatt & Samuel Looper Esq. appraisers of property … $2.00 Total - 444.57 By cash paid Ordinary for 1st year accounts up to 22nd November … $3.00 Total - $447.57 The within is a just & true account of the receipts & expenditures of the Estate of John Hunt Deceased. Febraury 4th 1833. Esli Hunt. Admin. Ordinary's office.

South Carolina. Pickens District. By James H. Dendy Esq. Or. These are to authorize and empower you or any three or four of you when names are hereunder written to repair to all such parts and places within this State as you shall be directed unto by Esli Hunt - Administrator of all and Singular the goods, rights and credits of John Hunt Farmer late of Pickens district, deceased, wheresoever any of the Goods & chattels of the said deceased are or do remain within the said parts and places and which shall be shewn unto you by the said Administrator and there view and appraise all & every the said goods & chattels, being first sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, to make a true and perfect Inventory & appraisement thereof, and to cause the same to be returned under your hand, or any three or four of you to the said Esli Hunt on or before the fourth Monday of November now next ensuing. Dated the 5th day of October Anna Domini 1829 and in the Fifty fourth year of American Independence. To Sam'l Looper, Jos G. Evetts, Joseph Williams, William Hunt, William Hester or any three or four of them. James H. Dendy O. P. D. This 14 day of November 1829 Personally appeared before me Samuel Looper, Esq'r one of the parties assigned to keep the peace in Pickens District. Joseph Evett. Samuel Looper, ?Henson? Hunt, William Hester, being of the ???? appraisors appointed to appraise the Goods and Chattels of John Hunt, deceased who being duly sworn made bond that they would make a just and true appraisment of all and singular the Goods & Chattels /ready money, receipts of John Hunt deceased and shall be produced by Esli Hunt Adm'n of the Estate of John Hunt deceased & that they would return the same certified under their hand, unto the said Esli Hunt & ?? within the time prescribed by law. Samuel Looper, J.P.

An Abstract of the sale bill of the Estate of John Hunt. Margaret Hunt Mattoc & Plough gear? … $2.50; 4 hoes … $1.00; One crib of corn … $52.00; One Grey mare … $45.00; One red heifer … $10.25; One Red cow & calf … $9.00; Two stacks fodder … $5.00; One stack oats … $2.00; One bed & furniture … $21.00; One "do" … $21.00; One cupboard … $5.00; One folding table … $3.62 ½; One sress table casters & glass … $2.75; Five chairs … $1.50; One Loom … $4.50; Two wheels … $2.25; Two ovens & one ?lid? … $2.00; One pine table … $1.00; Water pails & tin pans … $1.00; Six hogs … $26.00; Three sheep … $4.50; One Negro named Ben, his wife, Edy & child Stepny … $810.00. Total 935.87 ½. Lacy Hunt Two yearling … $10.00; One small steer … $3.45; One stack fodder … $2.00; Dapney & child … $400.00. Total $415.75 Esli Hunt, Jr. Two barrels … $.75; One Box … $.50; One doubling Key … $.75; One cart & oxen … $52.00; One log chains … $.50; One crib of corn … $66.00; One still & ?wares? … $1.00; 5 first choice sheep … $495 ¾; 2 last choice sheep … $451 ¼; 3 barrels … $4.50. Total $138.25. Thomas Boyd Two axes … $1.75; fifth lot of hogs … $5.00; 6th lot of hogs … $3.00; 7th lot of hogs … $3.37; Eight Barrel Corn … $12.00; 8 Barrel Corn … $14.25; Sorrel Horse … $45.50; One cow & calf … $9.12; 2 bed & furniture … $25.00. Total $119.00. Hulet Hunt, one of the Legatees & Esli Hunt Guardian One set gears & mattoc … $2.75; One spade & shovel … $1.12; One scythe & cradle … $2.00; 1st lot hogs … $13.00; 2nd lot hogs … $12.00; 3rd lot hogs … $10.00; 4th lot hogs $8.00; One cow & calf … $7.00; 3 sheep … $4.37; One shot gun … $2.00; One bed & furniture … $20.00. Total $82.25 William Hunt One frar … $.52 ½; One lamb … $.50; One sorrel colt … $15.50. Total $18.82 ½. Henson Hunt One gear & 2 ploughs … $2.00; One iron wedge … $.87 ½; One Bureau … $13.50; One dress table … $2.00; One coatter … 67 ½. Total $19.00 Edward Haeper One Roan mare … $15.50 William Lastley One dun cow & calf … $5.00 Larkiin Hendrick 8 Tubbs … $3.37 ½ Martin Hunt One Still … $15.00 James Haygood 2000 lbs seed cotton @2.28 per ?cent? … $45.50. Joseph Williams One grind stone … $1.87 ½ Thomas Gibson One Bed & furniture … $13.00; One shot gun … $2.37 ½. Total 15.27 ½ Chestey Davis One bed & sheet … $9.00 Henry Williams One chest … $3.12 ½ Westly Tesuinon? 3 fourth choice sheep … $4.00 Lewis Hill One ?perliece? … $.43 ¾ Nicholas Hunt One pair saddle bags … $9.28 Westley Hunt One of the legatees & Eslie Hunt Guardian One bed & furniture … $15.00; One Clay bank colored horse … $50.00; Gear & Livinery … $1.25. Total $75.25. Total $1924.52 ½ Rowland W. Attow one of the clerks Do certify that this account be true. $1924.53 ¾; To cash on hand $2.00; Cash Collected of John Edwards $5.00. Total $1931.53 ¾. November 20, 1829.

All these amounts paid November 15, 1830.

H.C. Hunt and W. T. Hunt were heirs and received their shares November 29, 1843 and August 10, 1848 respectively.

Pickens County Court of Equity - Summons July 2, 1876 to meet at Greenville County Court House: Mrs. Mary Boyd, Rebecca Widow of Hewlett Hunt, Harvey C. Hunt, Robert G. Hunt and Other Heirs of John Hunt.


  1. Hunt Papers unpublished, Gaulden-7[1], [2]. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • 1800 Census, Pendleton District, Series;M32, Roll 50, page 114.
  • 1810 Census, Pendleton District, Series;M252, Roll 61, page 261.
  • 1830 Census of Pickens District, South Carolina.
  • Personal papers and notes of Eunice L. Hunt, Family Biographical Information, unpublished. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 48778929, John Hunt, John Wesley Hunt Family Cemetery, Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA. (speculative)

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