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Hunter Cemetery is a Family burial site for all those related to the William Hunter family lines. William Hunter was born in Giles County ca. 1793. His parents were Robert Hunter and Millie Atkins. William Hunter married Barbara Lugar, daughter of Adam Lugar (revolutionary) and Anna Margaret Clapp, on May 5, 1823. They moved to Kanawha County ca. 1830 after the birth of their son Samuel. William set up a saw mill on the property at Elk-Two Mile. William died December 17, 1862 and Barbara subsequent to that date. Both are buried at the original family plot now known as "old Hunter cemetery". This site rests at the foot of Hunter Hill. The markers are now illegible and the plots in undergrowth and saplings. The grandson of William, James Garfield Hunter, also known as Garfield, set up a new burial site atop Hunter Hill for family members and their families. Hunter cemetery can be seen by taking Greenbriar Road (toward the airport) to Rutledge Road. Make a right turn on Rutledge Road and continue to Hunter Road. Make a left turn onto Hunter Road and continue until you go up the hill to a stop sign. The road either goes left or right. The cemetery rests beyond that intersection on the right. There were twelve children born to Samuel Hunter and Mary Louise Abbott and the children with (#) indicates the order of each child born.
PART A: (up to 1981) HUNTER, James Garfield (12) parents: Samuel Hunter and Mary Louise Abbott born: 10/2/1882 died: 7/15/1996 spouse:Harriett Ellen Brockell BROCKELL, Harriett Ellen born: 4/17/1888 died: 3/12/1969 spouse: James Garfield Hunter GORDON, Milton Swanson born: 9/27/1909 died: 12/2/1983 spouse: Maria Hunter GORDON, Maria parents: James Garfield Hunter and Harriett Ellen Brockell born: 1/20/1914 died: 12/13/1993 spouse: Milton Swanson Gordon GORDON, Donna Lee parents: Milton Swanson Gordon and Maria HUNTER born: 1933 died: 7/19/1961 (from a flood) spouse: Clyde Wooten WOOTEN, Kay Larue parents: Donna Lee Gordon and Clyde Wooten born: 1959 died: 7/19/1961 BABER, Kathleen L. parents: Barbara Jane HUNTER and Don Baber born: 12/10/1952 died: 11/25/1977 spouse: Steve Moore FLOWERS, Alwilda (1) parents: Samuel HUNTER and Mary Louise Abbott born: 6/2/1856 died: 6/6/1905 spouse: Nathan Flowers MCBRIDE, Carrie parents: Alwilda Hunter and Nathan Flowers born: 1879 died: 1957 spouse: McBride MCBRIDE, Allen Streeder parents: Carrie Flowers and McBride born: 1911 died: 1942 spouse: DAMRON, Effie parents: Alwilda Hunter and Nathan Flowers born: 1876 died: 1960 spouse: Damron STONE, Esther parents: Alwilda Hunter and Nathan Flowers born: 1874 died: 1952 spouse: John STONE STONE, John parents: born: 1869 died: 1960 spouse: Esther FLOWERS CROWDER, Nellar parents: Esther Flowers and John Stone born: 1905 died: 1929 spouse: Crowder WENTZ, George Washington parents: born: 1/7/1880 died: 8/22/1972 spouse: Oretha Ethel FLOWERS WENTZ, Oretha Ethel parents: Alwilda Hunter and Nathan Flowers born: 4/15/1884 died: 10/24/1962 spouse: Geeorge Washington Wentz WENTZ, Harold Lee parents: George W. Wentz and Oretha E. Flowers born: 1933 died: 1979 spouse: (Private US Army - Korea) WENTZ, William Jeffrey parents: Harold Lee Wentz born: 1961 died: 1967 spouse: KOZAK, Lucy Ellen parents: born: 1912 died: 1961 spouse: Frank Kozak KOZAK, Frank parents: born: 1891 died: 1979 spouse: Lucy Ellen ???? Myers, Ruby Elizabeth parents: born: 6/30/1922 died: 7/7/1973 spouse: (believed to be mother of James Myers, husband of Kimberly Dawn Hunter) NORMAN, Wilmina W. parents: James Samuel Hunter and Mary Jane Meadows born: 7/27/1902 died: 8/23/1980 marriage: 12/26/1922 spouse: Arnold E. Norman NORMAN, Arnold E. parents: born: 5/30/1900 died: 8/15/1981 spouse: Wilmina HUNTER HUNTER, James Samuel (3) parents: Samuel HUNTER and Mary Louise Abbott born: 8/14/1859 died: 1935 spouse: Mary Jane MEADOWS HUNTER, Mary Jane parents: Harvey E. MEADOWS and Sarah BOONE born: 9/10/1866 died: 4/4/1944 spouse: James Samuel HUNTER HUNTER, Charles parents: James Samuel Hunter and Mary Jane Meadows born: 12/1886 died: 1974 spouse: Bessie Anna Monday HUNTER, Bessie Anna parents: born: 1896 died: 1974 spouse: Charles HUNTER HUNTER, John Wesley parents: James Samuel Hunter and Mary Jane Meadows born: 6/15/1889 died: 6/16/1971 spouse: Honor Nettie HERNDON HUNTER, Honor Nettie parents: Charles R. Herndon and Isabelle Foster born: 7/30/1896 died: 5/18/1980 spouse: John Wesley HUNTER HUNTER, Peter Leslie parents: John Wesley Hunter and Honor Nettie Herndon born: 1923 died: 1931 spouse: HUNTER, Margaret parents: John Wesley Hunter and Honor Nettie Herndon born: 1921 died: 1924 (accidental gunshot) spouse: HUNTER, Woodrow parents: John Wesley Hunter and Honor Nettie Herndon born: 12/25/1922 died: 10/9/1984 spouse: Pauline McClure military: Cpl U.S. Army - WWII McCLURE, Pauline parents: [surname - McClure] born: died: spouse: Woodrow Hunter HUNTER, Dallas parents: John Wesley Hunter and Honor Nettie Herndon born: 3/12/1933 died: 5/4/2000 spouse: Wilma Joyce Smith military: Pvt U.S. Army - Korea SMITH, Wilma Joyce parents: [surname - Smith] born: 9/28/1935 died: spouse: Dallas Hunter HUNTER, Phyliss parents: Charles Hunter and Bessie Monday born: 1936 died: 1937 (whooping cough) spouse: HUNTER, Mark Arthur parents: born: 8/1965 died: 11/1965 spouse: HUNTER, Ralph "Buster" parents: James Garfield Hunter and Ella Brockell born: 12/14/1912 died: 4/4/1914 spouse: HUNTER, Stewart Sawyer parents: James Garfield Hunter and Ella Brockell born: 2/14/1908 died: 12/17/1966 spouse: Pauline Sillings WHITE, Belinda Jane parents: Greenway White and Mary Belle Hunter born: died: 8/4/1950 spouse: (Mary Belle Hunter, daughter of James Garfield Hunter) ADAMS, Oscar J. parents: born: 2/19/1918 died: 12/26/1991 spouse: Eloise Hunter HUNTER, Eloise parents: James Garfield Hunter and Harriett Ellen Brockell born: 12/29/1929 died: 5/27/1997 spouse: Oscar J. Adams ADAMS, Michael parents: Oscar Adams and Eloise HUNTER born: 1949 died: 1/20/1951 spouse: (Eloise Hunter, the daughter of James Garfield Hunter) HUNTER, Seabert parents: James Samuel Hunter and Mary Jane Meadows born: 8/1898 died: 1917 spouse: single HUNTER, Thomas parents: James Samuel Hunter and Mary Jane Meadows born: 1907 died: 1951 spouse: single HUNTER, Pauline parents: John Wesley Hunter and Honor Nettie Herndon born: 3/23/1931 died: 7/9/1972 spouse: Donald SKILES CANTERBERY, Carl C. parents: born: 11/18/1921 died: 2/21/1991 spouse: Jackie Hunter military: Tech Sergeant WWII HUNTER, Jackie parents: James Garfield Hunter and Harriett Ellen Brockell born: 3/7/1923 died: spouse: Carl C. Canterbery BROCKELL, Stanley Dewey parents: born: 6/30/1899 died: 8/13/1949 spouse: BROCKELL, Anna parents: born: 6/29/1897 died: 11/7/1979 spouse: MARTIN, Earl C. parents: born: 5/17/1928 died: 10/19/1986 spouse: PHALEN, Roy E. parents: born: died: 9/25/1963 spouse: Addie Macel ???? PHALEN, Addie Macel. parents: born: 1906 died: 1970 spouse: Roy E. Phalen HOLSTINE, Alfred parents: born: 1899 died: 1967 spouse: HOLSTINE, Mae parents: born: 1901 died: 1973 spouse: HOLSTINE, William Ralph parents: Alfred and Mae Holstine born: 1930 died: 1999 spouse: FERRELL, Genevieve parents: born: 1924 died: 1925 spouse: MORRISSON, Anna Maria parents: born: 1964 died: 4/4/1964 spouse: ESTEP, Jasper parents: born: 1883 died: 1959 spouse: PERRINE, Alexander parents: born: 1865 died: 1930 spouse: CAMPBELL, Ollie Ellen parents: born: 1886 died: 1957 spouse: William David Campbell CAMPBELL, William David parents: born: 1868 died: 1941 spouse: Ollie Ellen ????
I visited the site of this small family cemetery in 1981, and took all the information given to me. The cemetery rests at the foot of Hunter Hill on the left hand side of Hunter road as you would approach the ascent. Many Hunter descendants still live in the area. I had the pleasure to talk to two daughters of James Garfield Hunter, Maria Hunter Gordon and Jackie Hunter. They had some records of those buried there, but due to the lack of those who visited the old cemetery, some of the records were misplaced. Of those I obtained, I received from these ladies. The site has been covered with undergrowth as well as trees, and the old stones were then nearly unreadable. I hope my efforts have at least preserved the site of those buried there. The new cemetery was the replacement, a better site, and finally all Hunters were interred at the new site. The following is the known buried at Old Hunter Cemetery:
HUNTER, William parents: Robert Hunter and Millie Atkins (Giles County, Virginia) born: ca. 1793 (Giles County) died: December 17, 1862 Kanawha County, West Virginia spouse: Barbara Lugar HUNTER, Barbara parents: Adam Lugar and Anna Margaret Clapp (Giles County, Virginia) born: 1796 (Giles County, Virginia) died: (Kanawha County, WV) spouse: William Hunter HUNTER, William Ernest (or Ernest William) parents: Samuel Hunter and Mary Louise Abbott born: August 1875 (Kanawha County, WV) died: after 1903 (Kanawha County, WV) spouse: Bertha Keeney (*married 11-26,1902) HUNTER, Samuel parents: William Hunter and Barbara Lugar born: 1829 (Giles County) died: 1895 (Kanawha County) spouse: Mary Louise Abbott HUNTER, Mary Louise parents: John Abbott and Elizabeth born: December 1840 (Kanawha County) died: January 15, 1920 spouse: Samuel Hunter Leftwich, (infant) parents: Charles Gilbert Leftwich and Burnice Rose Hunter born: died: spouse: (infant) parents: Uncle Kunes (?) born: died: spouse: (infant) parents: Uncle Kunes (?) born: died: spouse: (infant) parents: Uncle Kunes (?) born: died: spouse: WINFREE, Phillip parents: Peter Field Trent Winfree and Sophia Hunter (dau of Samuel) born: November 1894 (Kanawha County, West Virginia) died: 1918 spouse:
Because several older Hunters would have likely been buried here are not listed, it is due only since I have not gotten positive information. As for "Uncle Kunes", it was an uncle of my sources (Maria and Jackie) and therefore, could be one of several relatives. One possibility is that of Sydney Luther Hunter's infant child (female) who died on March 24, 1917. Again, because I have not documented this, I cannot add it to this list.