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Old Hunter Cemetery


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.


Submitted by: backjudge1@centuryinter.net Hunter Researcher (John C. Dawson)
Kanawha County Cemetery Records