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Ancestors of George William Paul Green

      50. Jacob "Jake" Hunter, Jr., born 04 Mar 1753 in Rowan Co, NC; died 21 Mar 1856 in Owenton, Owen Co, KY. He was the son of 100. Jacob Hunter, Sr. and 101. Mary Susanna Smith. He married 51. Sophia "Sophie" ???? Bef. 1791.

      51. Sophia "Sophie" ????, died Bet. 1820 - 1821 in Gallatin Co, KY.

Notes for Jacob "Jake" Hunter, Jr.:
HUNTER Cemetery #168...originally 2 miles past Salem Church, removed to Owenton IOOF in 1983

"A History of Jessamine County, Kentucky, First Settlers": John Hunter, Jacob Hunter and Samuel Hunter came to Jessamine County in the spring of 1779. Jacob was the oldest and was born in 1753. They first stopped in Boonesboro in 1778 and were employed by Elias Hite, son of Abraham Hite, who was at that time engaged in the surveying of lands in Kentucky. The father of these young men died at Boonesboro. They had two sisters. They had been employed by Mr. Hite as chain carriers, and they all settled close to each other on Hickman creek. The following letter shows when they were dismissed.
"Thursday, April 1, 1779: Dear Father: Dismiss the chain carriers, John Hunter, Samuel Hunter and Jacob Hunter; pay them six shillings per day for three months' service on Boone and Hickman creeks. s/Isaac Hite Tell Mr. Douglas to go at once to Boonesboro"
      < (pg 180) Know all men by these presents that we Henry Hunter and Jacob Hunter of the commonwealth of Kentucky and county of Jessamine and John Hunter of the county of Shelby & Commonwealth aforesaid do by these presents nominate & appoint William Hunter of the aforesaid Commonwealth & County of Jessamine our true & lawful attorney in fact for us & in our names to ask for sue and demand of the heirs & Executors, or, administrators, of Michael Beam decd. of North Carolina and county of Roan all and every part & parcel of land or lands that we the said Henry Hunter, Jacob Hunter and John Hunter may be entitled to as heirs at law of to the said Michael Beam & we do for ourselves & for our heirs ratify & confirm all & every act or acts of our said attorney in fact, William Hunter, for us and in our names to give or receive a ded or deeds of conveyances to receive money to give powers of attorneys & to do such further acts that he our said atty. shall deem required & right of all whose acting's and doings shall be as effective allas if we ourselves were personally present.
      In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hand & affixed our seals this 17th day of November 1800. S/Henry Hunter (seal) (mark), John Hunter (seal) (mark), Jacob Hunter (seal) (mark)
      State of Kentucky, Jessamine County to wit: The within Power of Attorney from Henry Hunter, Jacob Hunter & John Hunter to William Hunter was produced before me acknowledged by the said Henry, Jacob & John to be there act & deed & is duly recorded in my office In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of my office this 17th day of November 1800. S/Sam. H. Woodson
Name: Jacob Hunter Given Name: Jacob Surname: Hunter NSFX: Sr. Title: Sr. Sex: M Birth: ABT 1736 Death: AFT 1799 in Fort Boonesborough, Jessamine Co,KY
Note: The following is from "History of Owen County, Kentucky, "Sweet Owen", by Houchens, Marian S., LDS FHL US/CAN book 976.9393H2 Page 3:

"In the 1780's Jacob Hunter and Edward Jennings, veterans of the Revolutionary War, and later residents of Owen County, served as spies against the Indians in the area bounded by the Kentucky, Ohio, and Licking rivers. These and possibly other men were exploring and hunting in the area about this time since the first entries for land in what is now Owen County were filed in the Virginia Land Office in 1780. On August 19, 1782, the Kentucky settlers suffered a severe defeat at the hands of the British and Indians at Blue Licks, a salt lick near Maysville. The engagement is frequently referred to as the last battle in the Revolutionary War. Edward Jennings was a member of the defeated army, and Jacob Hunter was a member of the force that came to the relief of the defeated army. "
Fought in the Battle of Blue Licks. On "A List of Appraisements of horses & cattle lost at the Battle of Blue Licks August 19th, 1782 reed of Col. Daniel Boone" : Jacob Hunter....a Black Mare.....appraised to 30 pounds and 1 Saddle......appraised to 2 pounds.
Sept 1811: Ordered that Joshua Hudson, Jacob Creekhand, John Hunter, Jack Hunter, or any 3 of them view a road from from Hunter Hill Grist Mill to William Newberrys and report (Ref: 25160 Book B - 106)
Jacob Hunter will in Owen County. Having already made advancements to all my children by my 2 first wives except Mary Edding I give all my property and Etc. to my beloved wife Elizabeth during her life for the support of my wife and children. To my 2 sons Martin and Jyse Hunter the undevided ½ of the millproperty owned by me and W. D. Hunter to be delivered unto their possession by my said wife when they both shall become of age. I my daughters Mary Edding, Catherine Hunter, Sarah Hunter, Nancy Hunter and Milly Hunter all the residue of my personal estate to receive their shares at death of my said wife. My daughter Milly on account of her afflictions is to receive property value $200. more than the others in said division I appoint Jyse Vaughn my executor. 11 sep 1854 (s/ Jacob Hunter)
Wit: Hiram Riley; James Parr sr.; James Parr Jr. (Ref: 34766 Part 2 Book D - 609) Last will Jacob Hunter deceased proved and recorded May Court 1856 May 1856 (Ref: 34766 Part 2 Book D - 609)
From: The Smitts
Date: 08/08/04 06:41:25
To: Jae Breitweiser; Sue Butcher; Sue Willey
Subject: Owen County
Good Morning Everyone, I have a copy (actually it is probably a copy of a copy) of a Map Atlas of Owen County, Kentucky dated 1883. On the map for "New Liberty Precinct" it shows the location of the homes of "B.F Hunter"; "T.W. Hunter"; "Jas Hunter"; "Jesse Hunter"; and "W.D. Hunter". I can not find a scale on the map but they are all in a small group on or near the “Big Twin Creek”. A little ways east (Probably less than a mile) is the location of "Mrs. M. Hunter" (The M might be something else, hard to read) also near the “Big Twin Creek”. Then a little ways east from her (probably less than ½ mile) is the location of “S. Renfrow” on what appears to be a tributary of the “Big Twin Creek”. On the page titled "LIST OF PATRONS" under “New Liberty” is listed: Name: Hunter, W.D.; No. of Acres: 340; Post Office: Squiresville; Occupation: Farmer; Nativity: Owen Co. Ky.; Date of Settlement; 1820............Larry
Was reading a letter about Jacob Hunter Jr. and thought that you would enjoy one of the statements made:
I love this Jacob Hunter! His descendant, Ed Hunter of Cinn. Said his grandmother said he was the meanest son of a G___ that ever lived.


More About Jacob "Jake" Hunter, Jr.:
Census: 29 Aug 1800, Jessamine Co, KY (shows both a Jacob Jr and Jacob Sr);
Deed: 1808, Jessamine Co, KY: Book B, pg 325, 100 a Hichman Creek to William Hunter
Fact: 1819, Owen Co, KY formed
Individual Note: 1816, Owen Co, KY formed from Scott, Franklin, Gallatin & Pendleton counties
Military service: 1779, Rev. War
Tax List: 1790, Fayette Co, KY (shows a Jacob Jr and Jacob Sr.)
Will Probated: May 1856, Owen Co, KY
Children of Jacob Hunter and Sophia ???? are:
  i.   Thomas Hunter, born Bet. 1785 - 1790 in Jessamine Co, KY; married Mary "Polly" Renfro 10 Apr 1822 in Madison Co, KY; born 1790 in TN.
  More About Thomas Hunter:
Census: 02 Sep 1850, Jessamine Co, KY, div 1, pg 23, image 45, 235/235: Hunter, Thomas , 50, Farmer, KY; Mary, 51, VA; James G, 26; Richmond, 25; Thomas, 22; Mary, 19 John, 17; Jacob, 14; William, 11; Martin, 8
Deed: 1824, Owen Co, KY: Book A, pg 447; grantee; Thomas Hunter grantor; Jonathan Smith Estate - Comr D - 200 acres & 227 acres Puncheon Branch

  More About Mary "Polly" Renfro:
Marriage consent signed: Madison Co., KY: Peter Rentfroe gave consent for his daughter POLLY RENTFROE to marry Thomas Hunter. 110

  Marriage Notes for Thomas Hunter and Mary Renfro:
Marriages - Madison Co. Ky. - 1787-1851, Newberry Library 1932: 10 Apr. 1822, Thomas Hunter, Polly Rentfroe (Bond: Peter Rentfroe)

Barbara Sanders, Union, Madison Co, KY Records; date hard to read: Peter Rentfroe gave consent for his daughter, Polly Rentfroe, to marry Thomas Hunter, page was also signed by Peter Rentfroe, Jr and John ?. (Probably John Renfro, her brother)

  25 ii.   Eleanor "Nelly" Hunter, born Abt. 1791 in Jessamine Co, KY; died Aft. 1866 in Owen Co, KY; married Samuel Renfro 05 Aug 1811 in Jessamine Co, KY.
  iii.   Fanny Hunter, born Abt. 1794 in Jessamine Co, KY; married Joseph Howton 11 Dec 1813.
  iv.   Elizabeth "Betsy" Hunter, born Abt. 1796 in Jessamine Co, KY; married William Cummins 03 Aug 1815.
  v.   ? Hunter, born Bet. 1797 - 1800 in Jessamine Co, KY.
  Notes for ? Hunter:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

Larry Smitt provided the following information: While searching for possible information regarding the unknown daughters of Jacob Hunter, Jr: Jacob Hunter transferred land to Robert Owen in 1835, Owen Co, KY. Robert Owen Jr. is listed in Shelby Co, KY in 1840; 1 male 30-40; ? males 15/20; 1 male 0/5; 1 fem 20/30; 1 fem 15/20; 1 fem 5/10 as well as a listing for Robert Owen. 1850 Owen Co, KY: Polly Owen, 36: Arthusia, ( f), 23; Hexia, (f), 16; Emily, 7; Allen, (m), 5; Lucy, 4; all born KY. Robert Owen Jr was not found on an 1850 census. 1860 Owen Co, KY: Polly Owens, 52; Allin, 15; Lucy, 14. It is unknown if this Polly Owen in Owen Co was the wife of the unknown Robert Owen, Jr from Shelby Co. The conclusion for this information is that this could be a good canidate for Jacob Hunter's first unknow daughter.

  vi.   Richmond Pearson Hunter, born Bet. 1797 - 1800 in Jessamine Co, KY; married Rhoda Renfro 12 Aug 1826 in Madison Co, KY; born 1800 in Madison Co, KY.
  More About Richmond Pearson Hunter:
Census: 02 Sep 1850, Jessamine Co, KY, div 1, pg 23, image 45, 324/324: Hunter, Richmond , 44, Farmer, KY; Roda, 44, KY; Joseph, 20; James C, 15; Roda, 14; Richmond, 12; Samuel, 10; Mary J, 8; William, 23; Matilda, 20
Fact: 1878, Jessamin Co., KY magistrate

  Marriage Notes for Richmond Hunter and Rhoda Renfro:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

Marriages - Madison Co. Ky. - 1787-1851, Newberry Library 1932: 12 Aug. 1826, Richmond Hunter      Rhoda Rentfroe (Bond: John Rentfroe)

  vii.   William D. Hunter, born Apr 1820 in Gallatin Co, KY; died Aft. 1900; married Louisa ???? Abt. 1847; born May 1827.
  More About William D. Hunter:
Census: 06 Sep 1850, Owen Co, KY, Dist 1, image 62, 467/467: Hunter, William, 28; Louisa, 22; Susan, 4; Thomas, 2
Deed: 1854, Owen Co, KY: Book L, pg 546; grantee William Hunter grantor: Jacob Hunter & wife - 50 acres on Twin Creek

      52. Hezekiah Barker, Sr.111,112, born 1765 in Wilkes Co, NC; died 1816 in Wilkes Co, NC. He was the son of 104. George Barker, Sr. and 105. Ann Kerr. He married 53. Susannah Sebastian 1786 in Probably Wilkes Co, NC.

      53. Susannah Sebastian113, born 1771 in NC; died 1833 in Lawrence Co, KY. She was the daughter of 106. Benjamin Sebastian and 107. Amelia Broadwater.

Notes for Hezekiah Barker, Sr.:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

Hezekiah Barker was in the American Revolution, and along with his brother, George, Jr., fought in the Battle of King's Mountain. His name appears on the rooster of Captain William Lenoir of Wilkes Couty, NC. After Hezekiah's death, his widow and older sons supposedly sold their land in Wilkes Co, then around 1825 or 26 appeared in Monroe Co, TN. Around 1827 or 28, they had purchased land "...on Little Fork, Lawrence Co, KY (present Elliott Co)". These same researchers told me, "Most of the Barkers of Elliott and Carter Counties trace back to Hezekiah and his brother, John". <>

Saturday, March 30, 2002 12:57 PM Hi, Just found this as a new subscriber am working on the BARKERS too but descend from Hezekiah and have not input any yet--just 2 quick notes-- which you may have already received from other sources.

1. Hezekiah and Susannah Sebastian were prob married in Wilkes Co, NC but not confirmed--it just could NOT have been Lawrence Co, KY since that did not exist ; in 1790 the whole Eastern KY mountain region was still Mason Co--though they might have been on a trip up there, it's iffy. An historical atlas of the US showing when counties were formed has been a godsend--found it at the local library's gen room. According to the History of Elliot Co, Susannah also had a son Hezekiah Sebastian that Hezekiah Barker raised as his own and this son used both names at times and has a another KY line in Morgan Co, KY

2. I have seen several lines listing ANN KERR as the wife of George Barker, Sr. but no one seems to have any confirmation from a reliable source or document despite much searching. Have you ever come across any evidence?

Really found your data helpful in unscrambling some cousins. Thank you so much!
Linda McDowell Swann (grdau of Virgie Barker of Elliott, Co) <>

From: Ransome, Jean
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 07:39:10 AM
Subject: ref book by William H. Sebastian

re: Title: BARKER, Hezekiah, Sr. & Susannah Sebastian: "The Chronicle of a Southern Family" by William H. Sebastian
Can you tell me how to find this book? I am related to Hezekiah Sr via - Harvey - Hardin - Lewis William (my great grandfather) - Virgil (m. Lena Fraley) - Dolpha Victor (my father).

You can e-mail me at or Thanks.

Jean L Ransome
Computer Associates
Quality Assurance Engineer
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More About Hezekiah Barker, Sr.:
Census: 1790, Wilkes Co, NC, Morgan Dist.; Hezekiah Barker, 2 m 16 & up, 6 m under 16, 2 females
Military service: Hezekiah served 40 days serv. during the Rev. War. He appears on the roster of Capt. William Lenoir of Wilkes Co., NC at the Battle of King's Mountain.
Occupation: farmer

  Notes for Susannah Sebastian:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

Susannah had a child prior to marrying Hezekiah Barker. The child's name was Hezekiah G. Sebastian born November 19, 1786 probably in Wilkes County, NC. This Hezekiah G. Sebastian aka Hezekiah Barker for the reason as mentioned in his pension record that his stepfather (Hezekiah Barker) had raised him from a child. Hezekiah Sebastian served in the War of 1812 under the name of Hezekiah Sebastian as he received a pension. Hezekiah G. Sebastian aka Hezekiah Barker died February 9, 1860 in Morgan County, Kentucky and is buried in the Pomeroyton Union Cemetery in Menifee County, Kentucky.

Mentioned in Benjamin Sebastian's will

In 1825 after the sale of 497 1/2 acres on Roaring River in Wilkes Co, NC, Susannah Sebastian Barker and most of her sons removed to Monroe Co, TN and lived there for a short time before moving to Lawrence Co, KY, where Susannah and sons, John, Solomon, and Hardin appear on the early tax lists of 1827. Lewis Barker remained in Wilkes Co, NC and married and had a family there.

More About Susannah Sebastian:
Deed: 1825, Susannah Sebastian Barker, 497 1/2 acres on the waters of Roaring River.
Tax List: 1827, Lawrence Co., KY as well as sons, John, Solomon and Hardin
Children of Hezekiah Barker and Susannah Sebastian are:
  i.   Hezakiah G. Sebastian, born 19 Nov 1786 in Wilkes Co, NC; died 09 Feb 1860 in Morgan Co, KY; married (1) Elizabeth Wilson Abt. 1803 in Wilkes Co, NC; died Bef. 1840; married (2) Rachel Bryant Abt. 1838 in Morgan Co, KY; born 1812.
  Notes for Hezakiah G. Sebastian:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

Served in the war of 1812 as Hezekiah Sebastian and received a pension. Hezekiah Barker: There is a wide space between the name of Hezekiah and his last name on the list from which I obtained my information. I cannot explain this space. He stated that he was a Pvt., in Co C, 22nd KY, Inf, and that his service began on Oct 20, 1861 and ended Jan 12,1863. In 1890 Hezekiah stated that he suffered from "diarrhea" and that his address was Whitt, KY.

  More About Hezakiah G. Sebastian:
Burial: Pomeroyton Union Cemetery, Menifee Co, KY

  30 ii.   John Barker, Sr., born 1789 in Wilkes Co, NC; died 1856 in Lawrence Co, KY; married (1) Sarah ?; married (2) Massie Wilson 17 Sep 1835 in Carter Co, KY.
  26 iii.   William Barker, Sr., born 1795 in Wilkes Co, NC; died Bet. 1870 - 1880 in KY; married (1) Elizabeth Wheatley 20 Nov 1816 in Wilkes Co, NC; married (2) Phoebe Holbrook 20 Apr 1828 in Lawrence Co, KY.
  iv.   Lewis Barker, born Abt. 1797 in Wilkes Co, NC; died Jul 1874 in Wilkes Co, NC; married (1) Elizabeth Childers 29 Dec 1817 in Wilkes Co, NC; died Bef. 1850; married (2) Charety Lawes 02 Feb 1853 in Wilkes Co, NC; born Abt. 1810.
  v.   Hardin Barker114, born Abt. 1799 in Wilkes Co, NC114; died 1882 in Carter Co, KY; married Annis Wilson 20 Nov 1823 in Knox Co, TN; born 1805 in Wilkes Co, NC; died 20 Nov 1883 in Carter Co, KY.
  More About Hardin Barker:
Census: 20 Aug 1850, Carter Co, KY, dist 1, pg 28, image 28, 168/168: Barker, Hardin, 50; Annis, 46; Catharine, 16; Annis, 15; Harvey, 12; Sarah, 10; William, 9; Rebecca, 6

  Notes for Annis Wilson:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

1880 Census, Carter County: Annis and Hardin are living in the home of James Boggs and their daughter, Sarah

On your RootsWeb page on information on William Wilson B. 1773 married
to Catherine I have some questions concerning your sources. Where did you obtain the following Sources:
William's wife as Catherine
Death date of Annis Wilson Barker
Her birth place is Wilkes County, NC not Boyd County, KY.
William Wilson date and place of death
Thanks, Carolyn Wilson Dyer georgetown, Kentucky Carolyn Wilson Dyer <>

  More About Annis Wilson:
Census: 17 Jun 1880, Carter Co., KY, Age 80, home of daughter Sarah and husband James Boggs

  vi.   Solomon Barker, Sr., born 1800 in Wilkes Co, NC; died 1880 in Carter Co, KY; married Mary "Polly" Wilson 12 Feb 1820 in Wilkes Co, NC; born 1800 in Wilkes Co, NC; died 1880 in Carter Co, KY.
  Notes for Solomon Barker, Sr.:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

1850 Census, Carter Co., listed as 50 years of age.
Listed in P.O. Of Bruin on the 1860 Census and on the 1870 Census in the Grayson area. Both are the area that was Carter Co. at that time. 1870 Census show them living in someones elses home.

  More About Solomon Barker, Sr.:
Census: 1820, Wilkes Co, NC: Solomon Barker, 1 m 16-26, (William); 1 m 26-45 (Solomon); 1 f 16-26 (Susannah); 1 f 26-45 (Mary "Polly")
Tax List: 1825, Monroe Co, TN

  Notes for Mary "Polly" Wilson:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

1850 Census, Carter Co., listed as 50 years of age (same as Solomon).

  More About Mary "Polly" Wilson:
Census: 1870, Pct. 1, Martinsburg, Elliott Co., KY: Henderson, 30, Farmer; Lurana, 30; Powell B., 9; Solomon, 6; James H., 3; Sarah, 5 mo., Solomon, 70; Mary, 65

  vii.   Harvey Barker, Sr., born 1809 in Wilkes Co, NC; died 1872 in Elliott Co, KY; married (1) Catherine ?; born Bef. 1843; married (2) Lucinda Wilson 11 Apr 1833 in Lawrence Co, KY; born 1818 in NC; died 1883 in Elliott Co, KY.
  Notes for Harvey Barker, Sr.:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

1870 Census, Elliott Co., Shows Harvey, 64, and Lucinda, 54. Also Sarah Barker, Age 36 and Nancy Barker, age 27
1850 Lawrence Co. Census shows Harvey, 44, and Lucinda, 32 with 5 daughters and 3 sons.
Occupation: Farmer

  More About Harvey Barker, Sr.:
Census: 16 Aug 1850, Lawrence Co, KY, image 43, 273: Harvey Barker, 41, NC; Lucinda, 32, NC; Sarah, 16; Anna, 14; Hardin, 11; Lewis, 9; Nancy, 6; John, 5; Katherine, 3; Mary, 1
Tax List: 1869, Elliott Co, portion that was Lawrence Co.

  More About Lucinda Wilson:
Guardian: Elias Kezee

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