Saturday, June 28, 2014


Fellow geneablogger Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small has issued the
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Basically, we have to post something every
week on a different ancestor, whether a story, picture, or research problem. For
this prompt I've tried to concentrate on ancestors I haven't researched as much
as I have others in my family tree. For this entry( the halfway point of the Challenge)
the subject is John Hunting, my 11x great grandfather.

I found this  from old reliable William Richard Cutter on Google Books:

"John Hunting, the first of HUNTING this family of whom there is record in America, was born in England in 1597. He came to New England in the spring of 1638 and settled at Dedham, where he was admitted a freeman March l3' 1639. He was one of the founders of the church at Dedham and was its first ruling elder. Previous to coming to this country he was a "ruling elder." and his living was in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, England. The first authentic record of him is on the Dedham Register, under date of August 28. 1638. when he "entertayned to purchase John Boledges lot." From the church records he seems to have taken an active part in religious affairs. He died April 12, 1689. buried at Dedham. He married Hester Seaborne, second cousin of John Rogers, about 1617. Children: 1. John, see forward. 2. Samuel, born July 22. 1640: married, December 24, 1662, Hannah Hackborne. 3. Nathaniel, born December 15. 1643, died in infancy. 4. Matthew, born March 6. 1648. 5. Margaret, born in England, married Robert Ware. 6. Mary, married Buckner. 7. Hester, married Nathaniel Fisher, December 26, 1649. 8. Elizabeth, married John Peck." -p1389

Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 3 (Google eBook) Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908 - Boston (Mass.)

Here's the descent from John Hunting to my grandfather Floyd E West Sr:

I also found a transcription of John Hunting's will, and I'll discuss that in another 

To be continued.

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