The Hunt Family was well-known in Hunterdon County from its earliest years, both in the county as it is known today, and in the part of it that was divided off to become Mercer County. For proof of that, just check out the index for Dr. Eli F. Cooley’s Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing “Old Hunterdon County” New Jersey. You will find Hunt names filling two pages there.

The Index to James P. Snell’s History of Hunterdon County shows about as many Hunts as in the Cooley book. I have chosen to limit myself to residents of Hunterdon County as we know it now, beginning with:

First Generation:

(1)  Thomas Hunt (c.1700 – 1790) & Abigail Wood (c.1715 – ?)

Thomas Hunt was the son of Samuel Hunt and Mary Burroughs. He was born in the town of Maidenhead (now Lawrence, NJ). In the 1730s he acquired land in Hunterdon County, where he spent the rest of his life. Note that he was about 90 years old when he died. His first wife may have been Hannah Pierson of Long Island, whose adopted daughter Margaret married Adam Ege. I’m not sure about that. It appears that his second wife was Mary Heath, possibly the daughter of John Heath. By 1735 he was married to Abigail Wood, whose family is not known to me.

In fact, many of these Hunts are not known to me. It is really only the family of Samuel Hunt (1755 – 1825) & Mary Reeder (1752 – 1839) who were significant in Amwell Township, Hunterdon County. Abigail Hunt and husband Charles Reading also lived in Hunterdon County, but it will be necessary to check on the Reading family tree for their descendants.

I will list the children of female Hunts, but not their grandchildren, as this is a Hunt family tree and none other. Please add additions and corrections in the comments section below.

Second Generation:

|     (2) Rebecca Hunt (c.1735 – 1821) & Gershom Lee (c.1735 – 1821), left Hunterdon Co.
|     (2) Mary Hunt (c.1740 – ) & William Robins (c.1740 – 1811)
|     (2) Edward Hunt (1744 – 1786) & Mary Shewell (c.1738 – ?), ), left Hunterdon Co.
|     (2) Abigail Hunt (c.1755 – c.1800) & Maj. Charles Reading (1753 – 1820)
|     (2) Samuel Hunt (1755 – 1825) & Mary Reeder (1752 – 1839)
|     (2) John Hunt (c.1760 – bef. 1789)

Third Generation:

|     (2) Rebecca Hunt & Gershom Lee
|     |     (3) Rebecca Lee (c.1756 – ?) & Wheldrin Rouze (c.1755 – bef. 1797), left Hunterdon
|     |     (3) Mary Lee (c.1757 – ?) & Nathaniel Lowrey (c.1755 – ?), left Hunterdon
|     |     (3) John Lee (1760 – 1837) & Margaret Lowrey (1762 – ?), left Hunterdon
|     |     (3) Thomas Lee (c.1761 – ?), no information
|     |     (3) Joseph Lee (1762 – 1837) & Eleanor Davidson (1770 – ?), left Hunterdon
|     |     (3) Levi Lee (c.1768 – 1827), left Hunterdon
|     |     (3) Gershom Lee (1770 – 1851), left Hunterdon
|     |     (3) Nathan Lee (1771 – 1860), left Hunterdon
|     |     (3) Hannah Lee (1778 – ?) & Elias Smith (c.1775 – ?), left Hunterdon

|     (2) Mary Hunt & William Robins
|     |     (3) Mary Robins (1785 – ?)
|     |     (3) Elizabeth Robins (c.1785 – ?)

|     (2) Edward Hunt & Mary Shewell
|     |     (3) Ann Hunt (c.1763 – 1780) & Benjamin McCullough (1734-1789)
|     |     (3) Rebecca Hunt (c.1764 – 1805?) & Andrew Sproul (c.1762 – ?), left Hunterdon
|     |     (3) Edward Hunt (c.1765 – c.1800?)
|     |     (3) Keturah Hunt (c.1767 – 1788) & Lt. Daniel Vaughn (c.1763 – ?)
|     |     (3) Hannah Hunt (1769 – 1851) & John Empy (c.1765 – 1850)
|     |     (3) William Hunt (1771 – 1820) & Rebecca Beavers (1771 – 1833)
|     |     (3) John Hunt (1773 – 1851) & Ann Taylor (1775 – 1846)
|     |     (3) Mary Hunt
|     |     (3) Amelia Hunt (c.1780 – ?) & Peter Creveling (c.1775 – ?)

|     (2) Abigail Hunt & Maj. Charles Reading
|     |     (3) Henry Reading (c.1776 – aft 1812) & Susan Dilts (c.1780 – ?)
|     |     (3) Sydney Reading (c.1777 – ?)
|     |     (3) Bernard Reading (c.1778 – ?)
|     |     (3) John Reading (c.1779 – ?)
|     |     (3) Thomas Reading (1780 – 1853) & Mary King (1783 – 1845)
|     |     (3) Maria Reading (c.1781 – ?) & Robert Anderson (c.1780 – ?)
|     |     (3) Charles Reading (c.1785 – ?) & Gordiana Wyckoff (c.1785 – ?), left Hunterdon
|     |     (3) Jemima Reading (1788 – 1853) & George Risler (1789 – 1826), had nine children.

|     (2) Samuel Hunt & Mary Reeder
|     |     (3) Elizabeth Hunt (1780 – 1794)
|     |     (3) Nehemiah Hunt (1782 – 1823) & Elizabeth Butterfoss (1780 – 1837)
|     |     (3) Benjamin Reeder Hunt (1784 – 1794)
|     |     (3) John P. Hunt (1787 – 1860) & Esther Hester Dilts (1794 – 1879)
|     |     (3) Wilson Hunt (1790 – 1794)
|     |     (3) Mary Hunt (1793 – 1868) & John Hunt
|     |     (3) Samuel Reeder Hunt (1795 – 1840) & Huldah P. Brown (1794 – aft 1850)
|     |     (3) Charles Hunt (1811 – bef. 1825)

|     (2) John Hunt
|     |     (3) Jane Hunt, no further information

Fourth Generation:

|     (2) Edward Hunt & Mary Shewell
|     |     (3) Keturah Hunt & Lt. Daniel Vaughn
|     |     |     (4) Edward Vaughn

|     |     (3) John Hunt & Ann Taylor
|     |     |     (4) Mary Hunt (1794 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Capt. Edward Hunt (1797 – 1874) & Catherine Young (1797 – 1879)
|     |     |     (4) George Hunt (c.1798 – 1852)
|     |     |     (4) Hannah Hunt (1802 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Permelia Hunt (1805 – 1872) & Renfrew Landis (1800 – 1849)
|     |     |     (4) Aaron V. Hunt (1808 – 1814)
|     |     |     (4) Thomas Hunt (c.1809 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Rebecca Ann Hunt (1810 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) John Hunt (1813 – aft 1850) & Elizabeth (c.1811 – aft 1850), left Hunterdon

|     (2) Samuel Hunt & Mary Reeder
|     |     (3) Nehemiah Hunt & Elizabeth Butterfoss
|     |     |     (4) Wilson Hunt (1811 – 1886) & Sarah Ann Wolverton (1821 – 1862)
|     |     |     (4) Susan Hunt (1816 – 1865) & William Mettler (c.1815 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Daniel B. Hunt (1822 – ?)

|     |     (3) John P. Hunt & Esther Hester Dilts
|     |     |     (4) Edward H. Hunt (1815 – 1881) & Elizabeth Higgins (1815 – 1882)
|     |     |     (4) Robert D. Hunt (1817 – 1881) & Sarah Sutton (1821 – 1888)
|     |     |     (4) Cornelius L. Hunt (1823 – 1884) & Mariah Salter (1824 – 1878)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Catharine Hunt (c.1826 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Samuel R. Hunt (1829 – 1897) & Mary A. Bowne (1832 – 1882)
|     |     |     (4) John L. Hunt (c.1833 – 1834)
|     |     |     (4) Hannah R. Hunt (c.1837 – 1842)
|     |     |     (4) Lambert Hunt (c.1838 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) William D. Hunt (c.1851 – 1852)

|     |     (3) Samuel Reeder Hunt & Huldah P. Brown
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Maria Hunt (c.1821 – aft 1850) & Joshua N. Carter (c1820 – aft 1850)
|     |     |     (4) Samuel B. Hunt (1824 – 1824)
|     |     |     (4) Rebekah L. Hunt (1827 – 1829)

Fifth Generation:

|     (2) Edward Hunt & Mary Shewell
|     |     (3) John Hunt & Ann Taylor
|     |     |     (4) Capt. Edward Hunt & Catherine Young
|     |     |     |     (5) Hannah Hunt (1825 – 1902) & William Boss (1824 – 1894)

|     |     |     (4) Permelia Hunt & Renfrew Landis
|     |     |     |     (5) William Landis (1830 – 1858) & unknown

|     |     |     (4) John Hunt & Elizabeth
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah M. Hunt (c.1833 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Jesse Moore Hunt (1835 – 1900) & Elizabeth Higgins (1833 – 1908)
|     |     |     |     (5) Robert W. Hunt (c.1841 – ?)

|     (2) Samuel Hunt & Mary Reeder
|     |     (3) Nehemiah Hunt & Elizabeth Butterfoss
|     |     |     (4) Wilson Hunt & Sarah Ann Wolverton
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Elizabeth Hunt (1841 – 1862)
|     |     |     |     (5) Amanda Hunt (1844 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) John Holcombe Hunt (1846 – 1874)
|     |     |     |     (5) infant Hunt (c.1847 – 1850)
|     |     |     |     (5) Whitfield R. Hunt (1852 – 1870)
|     |     |     |     (5) Richard W. Hunt (1855 – aft 1900)
|     |     |     |     (5) George W. Hunt (1858 – 1859)
|     |     |     |     (5) Harriet Hunt (1862 – 1938) & Jeremiah Everitt Bowne (1856 – 1935)

|     |     (3) John P. Hunt & Esther Hester Dilts
|     |     |     (4) Edward H. Hunt & Elizabeth Higgins
                    The most tragic of these Hunt families.
|     |     |     |     (5) infant Hunt (1841 – 1841)
|     |     |     |     (5) Martha Hunt (1843 – 1844)
|     |     |     |     (5) Theodore Hunt (1844 – 1851)
|     |     |     |     (5) Jonathan B. Hunt (1846 – 1874)
|     |     |     |     (5) Esther Hunt (1848 – 1848)
|     |     |     |     (5) Hannah Hunt (1848 – 1848)
|     |     |     |     (5) John Hunt (1850 – 1851)
|     |     |     |     (5) Hannah Elizabeth Hunt (1854 – 1854)
|     |     |     |     (5) Theodore Hunt (1864 – 1888)

|     |     |     (4) Robert D. Hunt & Sarah Sutton
|     |     |     |     (5) Pembrook L. Hunt (1847 – 1917) & Rachel J. Parent (1860 – 1926)
|     |     |     |     (5) Emma Hunt (1848 – 1851)
|     |     |     |     (5) William S. Hunt (1852 – 1897)
|     |     |     |     |     m. 1) Anna L. Bosenbury (1859 – 1894)
|     |     |     |     |     m. 2) Henrietta Mattison (c.1837 – 1914)
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna Hunt (c.1856 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) Cornelius L. Hunt & Mariah Salter
|     |     |     |     (5) John E. Hunt (c.1851 – aft 1880) & Anna M.
|     |     |     |     (5) Martha E. Hunt (c.1855 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) Samuel R. Hunt & Mary A. Bowne
|     |     |     |     (5) William Dilts Hunt (1859 – 1935)

Sixth Generation:

|     (2) Edward Hunt & Mary Shewell
|     |     (3) John Hunt & Ann Taylor
|     |     |     (4) Capt. Edward Hunt & Catherine Young
|     |     |     |     (5) Hannah Hunt (1825 – 1902) & William Boss (1824 – 1894)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Elwood Hunt (c.1857 – ?) & Nettie

|     |     |     (4) Permelia Hunt & Renfrew Landis
|     |     |     |     (5) William Landis (1830 – 1858)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Renfiew Landis (1852 – 1852)

|     |     |     (4) John Hunt & Elizabeth
|     |     |     |     (5) Jesse Moore Hunt & Elizabeth Higgins
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Levi Hunt (1855 – aft 1930) & Louisa A. Lake (1851 – bef. 1930)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) John C. Hunt (c.1858 – 1933)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Sarah M. Hunt (1859 – 1921)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Israel H. Hunt (1862 – aft 1930) & Flora C.
|     |     |     |     |     (6) William H. Hunt (1864 – ?) & Harriet W.
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Georgia Hunt (c.1867 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Margaretta Hunt (c.1869 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Hattie Hunt (c.1871 – aft 1880)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Harrie T. Hunt (1875 – ?) & Mary H. Green (1876 – 1896)

|     (2) Samuel Hunt & Mary Reeder
|     |     (3) Nehemiah Hunt & Elizabeth Butterfoss
|     |     |     (4) Wilson Hunt & Sarah Ann Wolverton
|     |     |     |     (5) Harriet Hunt & Jeremiah Everitt Bowne
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Charles Wilson Bowne (1886 – 1959)

|     |     (3) John P. Hunt & Esther Hester Dilts
|     |     |     (4) Robert D. Hunt & Sarah Sutton
|     |     |     |     (5) Pembrook L. Hunt & Rachel J. Parent
|     |     |     |     |    (6) Herbert Stillwell Hunt (1881 – 1937)

|     |     |     |     (5) William S. Hunt & Anna L. Bosenbury
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Arthur Lanning Hunt (1881 – after 1920)
|     |     |     |     |    (6) George W. Hunt (1884 – after 1930)