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The Hunt Family Line


Our thanks go to cousins Laura Certer-Wasielewski  and her sister Tami Sherrill for their information and assistance.

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In England

Thomas Hunt was born at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England in 1580.  We find inconsistent information regarding 3 marriages and a number of children born in England.

In America 

Generation 1 

John Hunt (1611-1661) & Mary Webster (1623-1687)

 John Hunt was apparently born at Northampton, Hampshire, England in 1611 and came to America with his widowed father, his wife, Mary Webster. Mary, was born 30 Mar 1623 at Essex, Cambridgeshire, England, the daughter of John Webster 1590-1661) and Agnes Smith (1589-1655) who also made the trip possibly at the same time with their 9 children. The four children of Jonathan Hunt and Mary Webster also made the same voyage. They were:

  • Jahnathan

  • Mary

  • Ann

  • Katherin

John died 05 Apr 1661 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts and Mary Webster 12 Apr 1687 at the same place. They were my 9th great grandparents.


Generation 2

Jonathan Hunt(1637-1691) & Clemence Hosmer 1643-1695)

Jonathan Hunt , the first child of John Hunt & Mary Webster, was born 04 Jun 1637 at Thrapstone, Northamptonshire, England and was brought to America with his family. At Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, on 03 Sep 1662 he was married to Clemence Hosmer, the daughter of Thomas Hosme and Frances Bushness and born 03 Sep 1643 at Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. We have no information regarding her parents.

Jonathan and Clemence returned to Massachusetts and set up their home at Northampton in Hamshire county where they raised a family of 12:

  • Thomas b 22 Jan 1663

  • Jonathan Born & Died 1764

  • Jonathan b 1665

  • John b 1667 - Died as a child

  • Hannah b 1669

  • Clemence b 1671

  • Ebenezer b 1673

  • Mary b 1679

  • Sarah b 1682

  • John b 1682

  • Sammuel b 1684

The date of death for the first John has been listed as 1721 but that is an obvious error. He must have died before the birth of his sibling John was born in 1682.

Jonathan Sr. died 29 Sep 1691 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Clemence followed in death on 20 Sep 1695 at Milford, Middlesex, Connecticut. She apparently moved back to Connecticut after her husband's death. They were my 8th great grandparents.

3rd Generation 

Thomas Hunt (1683-1746) & Mary Verde (1668-1709)

Thomas Hunt, the first child of Jonathan and Clemence, was born 23 Jan 1663 at Northampton, Hamshire, Massachusetts. He married Mary Verde, probably about 1689. She was born in 1668 at Lebanon, New London, Connecticut The daughter of Pierre Verde and Marie Jaquette "Rozette" Bosteaux.

Pierre Verde was reportedly born at Lebanon, New London, Connecticut in 1644, the son of Ennemond Verd who was originally from Marne, Loire, Rhone-Alpes, France. Pierre's mother was Antoinette Archimbaud of Bussières, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France. However, she supposedly died 05 May 1701 in France which would lead us to believe that Pierre must have been born in France, not in Connecticut.

Mary's mother was Marie Jaquette "Rozette" Bosteaux and she was also from Marne, Loire, Rhone-Alpes, France. Marie's parents were born and died in France.  One has to wonder if she was brought to the American colony Pierre's father to be his son's bride. In any case, it introduces some French heritage into this otherwise English line.

See Mary Verde Pedigree Chart


In any case, Thomas Hunt and his wife, Mary Verde, apparently lived most, if not all their lives in Connecticut where they raised a family of 9:

  • Clemence b 1690

  • Elizabeth b 1692

  • Mary b 1694

  • Thomas Jr b 1697

  • Gidion b 1700

  • Anna b 1702

  • Hannah b 1702

  • Jonathan b 1708

  • John b 1708

It is in doubt that Anna and Hannah were twins as one may have been born early and the other late in 1702. But Jonathan & John do seem to have been twins.

Marry died 23 Feb 1709 at Lebanon, New London, Connecticut while Thomas survived  until 04 Apr 1746 dying at Colchester, New London, Connecticut,   Mothering of the infant children was probably left to the oldest girls who would have been approaching their teens at the time of their mother's death.

    Thomas & Mary were my 7th great grandparents.



4th Generation

Jonathan Hunt (1708-1798) & Ruth Cushman (1708-1799)

Jonathan Hunt was born in 1708 at Lebanon, New London, CT. He married Ruth Cushman, born 09 Jan 1708 also at Lebanon, New London,  She was the daughter of Thomas Cushman and Sarah Strong. The couple lived all their lives at New London and raised 7 children:

  • Hilda b 26 Jan 1733

  • Love b 16 Nov 1738

  • Luther b 20 Jan 1743

  • Jasper b 02 June 1745

  • Sarah b 11 July 1747

  • Jonathan b 09 Feb 1749

  • Theodora b 17 Jan 1755

Jonathan died 05 May 1789 followed in death by Ruth on 05 May 1799. They were my 8th great grandparents.


5th Generation

Jasper Hunt (1745-1792) & Sarah Frink (1750-1783)

Jasper, 4th child of Jonathan and Ruth was born at Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut on 02 Jun 1745. On 08 Nov 1770 at  Lebanon, CT he married Sarah Frink who had been born at Norwich, New London, Connecticut in 1750, the daughter of William and Abigail Frink.

After the birth of their first child the family relocated to Vermont. Their children were:

  • Salmon b 30 June 1772

  • Timothy b 02 Nov 1778

  • William b 1780

  • Polly b 18 Non 1781

Sarah died on 21 Feb 1783 at the age of 33 and on 09 Jul 1783 Jasper married Silvene Davis. There were young children who needed the care of a mother. Nothing is known of Silvene's birth, parentage or death. The children of this marriage were:

  • Hosea b 25 Apr 1784

  • Demis b Feb 1789

  • Jasper b 18 Dec 1791

Jasper, Sr. died 01 Jun 1792 at the age of 46. I am surmising that he had been Ill at the time of the birth of his last son and that son was named after him in order to carry on the name. In any case, Silvene was left with young children but we know nothing of her or their fate.

Jasper and Sarah were my 5th great grandparents.


5th Generation

William Hunt (1780-?) & Abigail Nash (1777-1847)

William Hunt was born in 1780 at Waterbury, Washington, Vermont. He was only 3 when he lost his mother and but 12 when his father died. The date of his marriage to Abigail Nash is unknown. She was born in 1777 at Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts to Daniel Nash and Anne Atherton. The family settled at Greenfield where they raised 5 children:

  • Jasper b 29 Jul 1800

  • Anne Elvira b 03 Aug 1803

  • Eliza Sally b 03 July 1807

  • Melinda b 05 May 1909

  • William Hennery b 24 Jan 1811

It is apparent that the family had relocated to southern Ohio when the territory opened up after the Revolutionary War. Abigail died in 1847 but William's date of death is unknown. They were my 4th great grandparents.


6th Generation

Eliza Hunt (1807) & Cyrus Stacy Carpenter (1798-1868)

Eliza S Hunt, born 03 July 1807 at Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, married Cyrus Carpenter on 22 Feb 1824 at Franklin, Ohio. After her early death in 1835 at the age of  27, Cyrus remaried, divorced and then married Eliza's sister, (Anne) Elvira. Cyrus subsequently divorced her and married fo a fourth time, For that story and a continuation of the line see the Carpenter Family.


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