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Adam Hunter

Male 1830 - 1905  (74 years)


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  • Name Adam Hunter 
    Born 4 Oct 1830  Racks,Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jul 1905  Racine Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I582  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 

    Father JAMES Hunter,   b. 2 Jul 1797, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1872, Union Grove, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane Hastie,   b. 1795, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1867, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1817 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Whitcher,   b. 10 Dec 1837, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Wisconsin? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Apr 1869  Yorkville, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William James Hunter,   b. 10 May 1869, Yorkville, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1948, Yorkville, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah Jane Hunter,   b. 28 Nov 1871, Yorkville, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1944, Lake Mills, Iowa(?) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     3. Martha Elizabeth Hunter,   b. 15 Nov 1873, Yorkville, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1959, Kenosha, Wisconsin (?) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     4. John Charles Hunter,   b. 1875,   d. 31 Dec 1917, Yorkville, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     5. Charlotte Maria Hunter,   b. 7 May 1879, Yorkville, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Apr 1869 - Yorkville, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jul 1905 - Racine Co., Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Adam Hunter 1829-1905
    Adam Hunter 1829-1905
    Adam Hunter was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland in 1833, to James & Jean (Heisty) Hunter. He came to America in July of 1853 with his sister and brother, William & Mary Hunter. His father & mother followed in Aug. of 1858. The Hunters located in Yorkville Twp just north of Union Grove. After his father's death in 1877 (ed. note: his father died in 1873), Adam sold the farm and moved to Section 35, Yorkville Twp, where he had 80 acres. Adam married Charlotte Whitcher (born Dec. 10, 1837 in London, England), daughter of John C. & Sarah Ann (Holden) Whitcher, on Apr. 10, 1869 in Yorkville. The Whitchers came to America in 1840, and also settled in Yorkville Twp. Adam & Charlotte Hunter had 5 children. He died on July 22, 1905.

  • Notes 
    • Baptised October 31, 1830.
      Immigrated to US in 1853 with his brother William and sister Mary. Parents came in 1858. (source: text added to monument inscriptions by family researcher- unconfirmed.)
      In 1877 after father's death, sold farm inYorkville and moved to Section 35 in Yorkviile where he had 80 acres.) Farm located 1/2 mile north of Union Grove.
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      From Commemorative Biographies # 325:

      ADA]\I HUNTER, late a substantial farmer and respected citizen of Racine county. Wis., residing on his fine farm in Section 35, Yorkville town- ship, was born in Dumfriesshire. Scotland, in August, 1830, son of James and Jean (Heasty) Hunter, natives of Scotland. His grandfather was a shep- herd in Scotland, and was drowned while herding his sheep. On the maternal side, the grandfather of Adam Hunter was Andrew Heasty, a weaver, who died in Scotland at an advanced age.

      Adam Hunter remained in his native country until about twenty years of age, and there received his schooling. He then came to America with a brother and sister. William and Mary, the latter of whom afterward became the wife of John Brice, a Scotchman. :\lr. Hunter located at once in York- ville township, and here remained until his death. After working out on farms for a time he and his father purchased forty-acre farms adjoining, and. on his father's death, Adam Hunter came into possession of his farm, located half a mile north of Union Grove. This farm he sold to purchase the tract of land upon which he was living at the time of his death, comprising eight acres in Section 35 upon which he spent his last twenty-eight years. He died July 22, 1905.

      On April 10, 1869, Mv. Hunter married Miss Charlotte Whitcher, daughter of John C. and Sarah Ann ( Holden ) Whitcher, and five children were born to this union: William lives at home and works the farm; Sarah Jane, who married Charles ^\'illianl Christensen, lives in Iowa, and had had children- - Charles, Clara, Henry, John, Martha Jane, and three who died ; Mar- tha Elizabeth lives at home; John Charles is the next in the family; Charlotte Maria who married Jacob Haney, lives west of Union Grove, and has five children living, Josephine, Frank. Edwin, Ruth and Lenora Frances, the last named born June 20,1905.

      Mrs. Hunter's paternal grandfather, Thomas Whitcher, was a native of England, and a carriagemaker by trade. Both he and his wife died in England. James Holden, the maternal grandfather, was also a native of England, and was a razormaker by occupation. He was a soldier in the British army during the war of 1812. and lived to an advanced age. He and his wife, Sarah, had a family of eleven children. Mrs. Hunter's father was born in Hampshire, England, and her mother in London. They had si.x chil- dren, four of whom are now living: Charlotte; Thomas, of Yorkville township; Martha, the widow of Henry Powles, an old soldier; and Charles, a farmer and butcher of Kenosha county.

      Mrs. Hunter was born in London, England, Dec. 10, 1837, the other children of her parents being born in this country. Her parents came to America in 1840, and settling in Yorkville township took up land upon which they lived until a few years before their death, when they moved into Union Grove. There Mr. Whitcher died May 12, 1893, aged eighty years, his wife having passed away fourteen months before, in her eightieth year. They were members of the Church of England. Mrs. Hunter has been a resident of Racine county for sixty-five years, having been but three years old when brought to this country. She is one of the best informed persons in the county on the early history of the section, and can recall events with remarkable accuracy.

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