Cortland County
Genealogies - Asa
Hunt and Family



Asa Hunt and his Descendants

(1) Asa Hunt, son of John and Asenath (Jennings) Hunt, was born 28 Feb 1802 in Windham, Windham Co., CT, and married 9 Sep 1827 in Cortland Co. NY, (2) Sarah (Sally) Johnson, daughter of Abner and Lovisa (Clark) Johnson, who was born 13 Feb 1806 in Broome Co., NY. Asa died 29 Jul 1889 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY. Sarah (Sally) died 8 Sep 1878 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY.

Census info:

1830 census index Virgil Cortland Co. p96
1835 census Virgil Cortland Co. Book 2 page 8
Asa Hunt 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

--- first 2 positions indicate number of males/females in the household. At this point, there should only be 2 males (Asa and William) and 3 females (Sarah, Lucretia and Louisa). One of the extra males is of military and voting age according to the next 2 fields. How these males connect to the family is unknown at this time.

1840 census index Virgil Cortland Co. p15
1850 census Lapeer Cortland Co. p 418
Asa Hunt age 48 CT
Sally " age 43 NY
Loesa " age 19 NY
William " age 17 NY
Barnham " age 13 NY
Francis " age 11 NY

1855 census Lapeer Cortland Co. NY f/h 1-1
Asa Hunt age 53 b. CT there 27 years
Sarah " age 48 b. Broome Co. There 42 years
Burnam " age 17 b. Cortland Co.
Francis " age 16 b. Cortland Co.

1860 census - Cortland co, NY - Marathon p 508
Asa Hunt household taken June 30, 1860 f/h 386-380
(Lots of different families in 1 house) -
Asa Hunt 58 b. CT Merchant
Sarah " 53 b. ny
Burnam " 22 b. ny
Francis " 20 b. NY
Lewis Swift 38 b. NY Traveling lecturer
Lucretia " 32 b. NY
Charlie " 8 b. NY
Mary " 6 b. NY
Margaret Cusic 30 b. NY
Delevan Spoor 20 b. ny
John Young. 19 b. ny -

1865 Census - Marathon. (page num hard to read).
house 131-fam 165
Asa Hunt age 63 b. CT
Sarah Hunt age 58 b. Broome 5 children.
Sarah Simond age 69 b. Chenango widow 1 child (not listed with her).
-fam 166
Hiram Todd age 37 b. Delaware, marr 2 times
Ellie/Elsie age 30 b. Delaware, marr 1 time 1 child
Emma age 19/13 b. Delaware
Melvin age 14/11 b. Cortland -

pseudo-census info:
1869 Directory of Cortland County: Marathon -
Hunt, Asa (Marathon)(Hunt, Swift & Co)., farmer, 200
Hunt, Burnham, (Marathon) (Hunt, Swift & Co.)
Hunt, Swift & Co. (Marathon),
(Asa and Burnham Hunt and Lewis Swift) Hardware Merchants -

The 1876 Map of the Town of Marathon shows a A. Hunt farm, 150 acres, just out side of the S. E. corner of the Village of Marathon, about 1/2 mile north of farm owned by A. Johnson. (this is important, as the IGI lists Sarah Johnson as Asa's wife - this is most probably Abner Johnson who was living in Cortland Co at the time.)

Family proof
Asa Hunt had 5 children
Lucretia b. 1828 Louisa b. 1832 Burnam b. 1838 and Francis b. 1840 are identifiable in the 1860 and 65 census. The 5th child, William E. Hunt is only on 1850, but is identified by Asa's will, written in 1880 and proved in 1889.

Probate info: Asa Hunts will (dated Jan 15, 1880) mentions son William E. Hunt and wife, Burnam A. Hunt, grandchildren Charles H. Swift and Mary Brink, also children of son Burnam A, and Louisa (Hunt) Swift. It also mentions, by "my two daughters" Louisa Swift and Francis S. Peck of Marathon. - I suspect that Charles and Mary are the children of Lewis and Lucretia (Hunt) Swift mentioned in the 1860 census. (They are also listed in 1865, but by this time, Lewis has a different wife, Caroline). - The will was proved Sep 23, 1889 by M.B. Aldrich and William J. Mantanye.

Children:
3*Hannah Lucretia Hunt b. 18 Jun 1828 d. 6 Sep 1863
4*Louisa Hunt b. 16 Apr 1831 d. 1919
5*William E. Hunt b. 9 Mar 1833 d. 14 Jan 1907
6*Burnham A. Hunt b. 26 Jul 1837 d. 16 Oct 1889
7*Francis S. Hunt b. 26 Jul 1837

 

(3) Hannah Lucretia Hunt, daughter of Asa and Sarah (Sally) (Johnson) Hunt, was born 18 Jun 1828 in Cortland Co. NY, and married 26 Jun 1850, (8) Lewis Swift who was born 1820 in Monroe Co. NY. Hannah Lucretia died 6 Sep 1863 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY. Lewis died 15 Jan 1913 and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY. Lewis was also married to Caroline Topping.

Children:
9*Charles Swift b. 10 Dec 1851
10*Mary L. Swift b. 6 Jun 1854 d. 20 Mar 1946

 

(4) Louisa Hunt, daughter of Asa and Sarah (Sally) (Johnson) Hunt, was born 16 Apr 1831 in Cortland Co. NY, and married 20 Feb 1855 in Cortland Co. NY, (11) George Lucien Swift, son of Heman and Althea (Thornton) Swift, who was born 3 Sep 1827 in DeRuyter, Madison Co. NY. Louisa died 1919 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY. George Lucien died 1900 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY.

census info:
1850 census, Cortland Co. NY p 507
George Swift - age 31(2?) b. NY.
Louisa b. 28
Frederick 1 and
Dean 15.

1865 census, Cortland Co. NY
house 133-fam 168
Lewis Swift 46 Monroe Co. married twice currently married Carrie Swift 27 Suffolk Married once no children
Children Charles 14 and Mary 11 both born Cortland

Children:
12*Hiram Swift b. 5 Oct 1857 d. 10 Jan 1858
13*Ella Lucretia Swift b. 12 Jan 1861
14*Georginia Swift b. 3 Jan 1864 d. 23 Aug 1865
15 George Wm Swift b. 7 Mar 1869

 

(5) William E. Hunt, son of Asa and Sarah (Sally) (Johnson) Hunt, was born 9 Mar 1833 in Cortland Co. NY, and married (16) Lucretia P. Lake, daughter of Jedediah and Patience (Church) Lake, who was born 4 Jul 1833 in Cortland Co. NY. William E. died 14 Jan 1907 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY.

Location file - Described as "of Lapeer, NY" in his father's will, dated Jan 15, 1880. The will also indicated he had children at the time, so later generations might live there also.

census info -
1860 census, Lapeer, Cortland Co. NY p551
1870 census, Lapeer, Cortland Co. NY p3
house 25 family 25
Hunt William 37 M W Farmer 10,000 2000 New York
L. P. 37 F W Keeping House *
Satie 14 F W at Home New York
Asa 11 M W at Home *
Lewis 10 M W at Home *
George 8 M W * *
Mary 4 F W * *
Henry 3 M W at Home New York
Thompson Patience 71 F W Boarder Vermont(really his mother in law-vht)

marr info Wife's name and parents according to Dar Application 33502, submitted by William and Lucretia's dau, Sarah (Hunt) Stockwell, and from Hunt Bible records

birth date and location from 1855 census of Lapeer.

Patience's parents info from Lucretia's daughters DAR application. She is listed as a grand dau of: Jedediah Lake (1795-1833) and Patience Church (1799-1876) his wife, m. 1824. Dar records indicate that Patience may have married again in 1839, to Zenus Thompson (Dar ID 97858).

Children:
17*Satie P Hunt b. 21 Dec 1855
18*Asa L. Hunt b. 10 Nov 1858 d. 24 Jul 1915
19*Lewis W. Hunt b. 5 Jun 1860 d. 23 Jul 1880
20 George Hunt b. 11 Nov 1861
21*Mary L. Hunt b. 27 Mar 1866
22*Henry M. Hunt b. 7 Jun 1867 d. 12 Oct 1930
23 Mabel Hunt b. 24 Sep 1876

 

(6) Burnham A. Hunt, son of Asa and Sarah (Sally) (Johnson) Hunt, was born 26 Jul 1837 in Cortland Co. NY, and married 2 Jan 1861 in Cortland Co. NY, (24) Annette Haynes who was born 27 Mar 1843 in Broome Co., NY. Burnham A. died 16 Oct 1889 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY.

1865 census, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY p14
house 101 family 1105
Burnham Hunt 26 M Cortland 1mar now mar - Merchant
Anettie Hunt 21 F wife b. Broome 2k 1mar now mar
Hattie Hunt 3 F child b. Cortland
Willie Hunt 11/12 M child b. Cortland

Children:
25 Hattie Hunt b. 17 Nov 1861
26 Willie Hunt b. 14 Jul 1864

 

(7) Francis S. Hunt, daughter of Asa and Sarah (Sally) (Johnson) Hunt, was born 26 Jul 1837 in Cortland Co. NY, and married (27) George Peck who was born 17 Mar 1836.

 

(9) Charles Swift, son of Lewis and Hannah Lucretia (Hunt) Swift, was born 10 Dec 1851 and married 12 Oct 1876, (28) Hattie E. Rankin.

 

(10) Mary L. Swift, daughter of Lewis and Hannah Lucretia (Hunt) Swift, was born 6 Jun 1854 in Cortland Co. NY, and married before 1878, (29) Walter A Brink, son of Charles and Mary A. (Unknown) Brink, who was born 1852. Mary L. died 20 Mar 1946 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY. Walter A died 3 Jan 1916 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY.

Children:
30*Arthur Brink b.c 1878 d. 3 Apr 1949

 

(12) Hiram Swift, son of George Lucien and Louisa (Hunt) Swift, was born 5 Oct 1857 in Cortland Co. NY. Hiram died 10 Jan 1858 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY.

 

(13) Ella Lucretia Swift, daughter of George Lucien and Louisa (Hunt) Swift, was born 12 Jan 1861 in Cortland Co. NY, and married 31 Dec 1881 in Cortland Co. NY, (31) Gage Eli Tarbell who was born 20 Sep 1856 in Smithville Flats, Chenango Co., NY.

Children:
32 Swift Tarbell b. 30 Nov 1882
33 Louise Tarbell b. 18 Feb 1886

 

(14) Georginia Swift, daughter of George Lucien and Louisa (Hunt) Swift, was born 3 Jan 1864 in Cortland Co. NY. Georginia died 23 Aug 1865 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY.

 

(17) Satie P Hunt, daughter of William E. and Lucretia P. (Lake) Hunt, was born 21 Dec 1855 and married (34) William A. Stockwell, son of William E and Susan (Unknown) Stockwell.

Dar records Volume 34 Page 180 show she possibly went by Sarah later in life:
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Mrs. Sarah Hunt Stockwell. DAR ID Number: 33502
Born in Lapeer, New York.
Wife of W. A. Stockwell.
Descendant of Henry Lake, Malachi Church and Capt. James Blakeslee.
Daughter of William E. Hunt and Lucretia Lake, his wife, m. 1855.
Granddaughter of Jedediah Lake (1795-1833) and Patience Church (1799-1876) his wife, m. 1824. ****1
Gr.-granddaughter of Henry Lake and Jemima Waldo, his wife;
Malichi Church, Jr. (1769-1846) and Lucy Blakeslee (1768-1849), his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Thomas Lake; Malichi Church and Elizabeth Miller, his wife, m. 1756; James Blakeslee and Anna Blakeslee, his wife.
Henry Lake, (1761-1851), served in the Burgoyne campaign 1777 and was in the classed militia for short tours, once in the place of his father. He received a pension 1832, for over one years actual service as private, New York line.
Malachi Church, (1732-85), was a patriot. He was born in Hadley, Mass.
James Blakeslee, (1735-82), was lieutenant 1776 of the Brattleboro company and commanded a company in the campaign of 1781. He was born in West Haven, Conn., died in Brattleboro, Vt.

NOTE: ****1 -The IGI has this marriage listed as occuring in Plainfield, Otsego Co. NY Mar 4, 1824 and that Jedediah was born there on 28 Oct 1795. His dau Lucretia Patience Lake was born in Lapeer, Cortland Co. on July 4, 1833, possibly named after Jedediah's sister Lucretia b. in 1800.

 

(18) Asa L. Hunt, son of William E. and Lucretia P. (Lake) Hunt, was born 10 Nov 1858 in Cortland Co. NY, spouse unknown. Asa L. died 24 Jul 1915 in Binghamton, Broome County, NY.

In Asa's obit, son William is "of Albany" and Harry and George are "of Killawog" (Broome County). Three sisters survived him: "Mrs. W.E. Stockwell of Cortland, Mrs. Mary Slater of Ridley Park, Pa., and Mrs. E. E. Hults of this place; also two brothers, George Hunt of Oswego and Henry Hunt of Hunt's Corners"

Children:
35 William Hunt
36 Harry Hunt
37*George Asa Hunt b. 21 Mar 1892 d. 12 Aug 1959

 

(19) Lewis W. Hunt, son of William E. and Lucretia P. (Lake) Hunt, was born 5 Jun 1860 in Cortland Co. NY. Lewis W. died 23 Jul 1880 in Cortland Co. NY.

 

(21) Mary L. Hunt, daughter of William E. and Lucretia P. (Lake) Hunt, was born 27 Mar 1866 and married (38) Howard Slater.

 

(22) Henry M. Hunt, son of William E. and Lucretia P. (Lake) Hunt, was born 7 Jun 1867 in Cortland Co. NY. Henry M. died 12 Oct 1930 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY.

 

(30) Arthur Brink, son of Walter A and Mary L. (Swift) Brink, was born about 1878. Arthur died 3 Apr 1949 in Cortland Co. NY and was buried in Marathon Village, Marathon, Cortland Co. NY.

 

(37) George Asa Hunt, son of Asa L. Hunt, was born 21 Mar 1892 in Hunts Corners, Cortland Co. NY, and married 9 May 1917, (39) Mary Richardson who was born 2 Dec 1900. George Asa died 12 Aug 1959 in Hunts Corners, Cortland Co. NY. Mary died 16 Jul 1935.

*** Many thanks to   Mary Holcomb,   a desc. of George Asa and Mary (Richardson) Hunt who submitted most of the primary source Hunt data to the Cortland Co. GenWeb site.

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Created on or before Aug 20, 2000

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