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Melzar Hunt
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1791
Death: Jan., 1860

Melzar was a Sea Captain and drowned possibly in Chautauqua Lake aft 1850 bef 1860 His wife was Abigail , called NABBY and they had at least 1 son Charles HUNT b ca 1829
they are in 1850 census Ellicott his wife
Marriage 1 ABIGAIL DINGLEY b: ABT 1793
Married: 4 AUG 1814

Melzer Hunt lot 230
Nabby Hunt [wife of Melzer Hunt ] d. May 2,1845 ae 54-2-10 lot 230
they probably had other children also there are several in the home in 1840 including 3 sons, Probably one is the Samuel Hunt b here
family notes say
Birth: 13 JAN 1791 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Death: JAN 1860 in Chautauqua County, New York
History of Chautauqua Co Andrew Young states he came to Gerry with his brother in law George DINGLEY in 1814 They were captains on the first steam boats on the great lakes

While I believe there's a Hunt marker for Melzar Hunt in the Evergreen Cemetery, I think he is actually buried in Fluvanna.

The following is from son, Charles Hunt's biography in the Biographical History of La Crosse, Monroe and Juneau Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company 1892

Melzar and Abigail (Dingley) Hunt were married at Duxbury, Massachusetts, in 1815 and the following year removed to Chautauqua County, New York. Both are direct descendants of the Plymouth Rock Colony. They reared a family of six children, Charles A. being the youngest. The father was a manufacturer of woolen goods. He was drowned in Lake Chautauqua in 1860, and his body was not recovered until the following spring, although a great effort was made by the members of the community, and the Masonic Fraternity especially. 
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  Abigail Dingley Hunt (1791 - 1845)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Susan Hunt Williams
Originally Created by: Dolores Davidson
Record added: Sep 22, 2011
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