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Hester DeCressey (Smith) Hunt (1785 - 1862)

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Hester DeCressey Hunt formerly Smith
Born in Roseland, New Jerseymap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1807 in New Brunswick, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 7 Sep 2019 | Created 16 Dec 2018 | Last significant change: 7 Sep 2019
23:30: Ellen Gustafson edited the Biography for Hester DeCressey (Smith) Hunt (1785-1862). [Thank Ellen for this]
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Hester was born in 1785 in Roseland, NJ. Roseland was in western Essex County, NJ, it encompassed what is now Caldwell and Livingston. It was part of the ‘horseneck tract’ purchased from the Leni Lenape tribe in 1702.[1]

Hester was the second wife of Josiah and she lived 20 years after his death. She did not remarry. She died in Elizabeth, and was buried in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, NJ.

Member Sons of the American Revolution. NameHester SmithBirth PlaceRoselandDeath PlaceN, JSAR Membership98839RoleAncestorApplication Date13 Sep 1969SpouseJosiah HuntChildrenJames E Hunt. Lewis Woodruff Hunt Jennie Adelaide Quayle Archibald Woodruff Hunt Sarah Francis Lewis James E Hunt


  • US., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
  • 1860 United States Federal Census Westchester, NY

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