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Descendants of Mathias Hunsinger

Generation No. 1

1. MATHIAS1 HUNSINGER was born Abt. 1757 in Palantine Region, Germany, and died November 21, 1805 in Muhlenberg CO. KY. He married MARY GEARS Bef. 1783. She was born Bet. 1752 - 1862, and died August 21, 1861 in Burnt Prairie, Wayne CO. IL.

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Mathias is said to have come to America from Germany with his brother Jacob Hunsinger somewhere around the year 1780. They are said to be the sons of Mathias Huntzinger.

Jacob Hunsinger was born ca 1766 in Germany. He married in 1784, ary Burkett, daughter of Jehu Burkett.
Jacob is thought to have been in NC for awhile. He died in 1840, Mishawake, IN.
Mrs. V.C. Elms, Kevil, KY is a descendant of this family working on their genealogy.

Mathias is first recorded in Rowan CO. NC where he was granted 222 acres on both sides of Reedy Creek on 4 Nov 1784.

Mahtias sold his land 1 May 1788 to Adam Winkler (Rowan CO. NC Deed Book 10, page 139; Book 11, pages 439 and 441)

Mathias moved with his family to Fayette CO. KY and is found in the 1790 Census enumerated on 11 Jan 1790.

Mathias went from Fayette County to Muhlenberg CO. KY where he received a grant of 200 acres for land south of the Green River. His Land Patent #3122 is dated 14 Jan 1805. Recorded in S.G.R. Book 2, page 263.

Mathias died intestate on 21 Nov 1805 (Will Book 1, page 56)

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After the death of Mathias Mary married Charles Grigsby and moved to White County, Illinois to be near her sons, Adam, Jacob, and Samuel.

Mary is shown as 88 years old in the 1850 Census of Edgar CO. IL. which shows her birth place as Maryland.

Mathias and Mary are said to have had 14 children.
Children of M
2. i.   JACOB2 HUNSINGER, b. March 31, 1783, NC; d. December 19, 1862, White CO. IL.
3. ii.   ADAM HUNSINGER, b. 1785, NC; d. January 09, 1873, White CO. IL.
  iii.   CATHERINE HUNSINGER, b. Abt. 1786, Prob. NC; d. Unknown; m. MICHAEL HENSLEY, December 1806, Muhlenberg CO. KY; d. Unknown.
  iv.   GEORGE HUNSINGER, d. Unknown.
  v.   DAVID HUNSINGER, d. Unknown.
  vi.   SUSAN HUNSINGER, d. Unknown; m. PHILIP GRAVES, April 06, 1812, Muhlenberg CO. KY; d. Unknown.
4. vii.   SAMUEL HUNSINGER, d. Unknown.
5. viii.   MARY HUNSINGER, b. Abt. 1796, Edgar CO. IL; d. Unknown.
6. ix.   DANIEL HUNSINGER, b. 1798, Prob. KY; d. Unknown.
7. x.   ELIZABETH HUNSINGER, b. March 08, 1801; d. Unknown.
8. xi.   SARAH HUNSINGER, b. Bet. 1802 - 1804, Muhlenberg CO. KY; d. October 08, 1884, Douglas CO. IL.

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