William Slaughter, Sr

Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Death 29 Jun 1844 (aged 88)
Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 149254478 · View Source
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This William Slaughter was a Revolutionary War soldier on the Virgina line. Family tradition says he married the family's overseer's daughter, Sarah, and subsequently was disinherited. Nothing more is known of her. His daughter, Mary (Slaughter) McAdams, appeared in court in Washington County, Tennessee] to testify in behalf of her father's application for a military veteran's pension. He was also the father of William Slaughter, Jr. He was buried in the Jesse Hunt Cemetery in Washington Co., Tennessee.
(Source: MISSOURI FARM FAMILY, a book by Stephen S. Slaughter, 1978)

It is an interesting fact that his grandson, Jonathan Mulkey Slaughter, married the widow of John Riley Hunt in Cass Co., Missouri in 1856 as John was a descendant of the Hunt family of Washington Co., Tennessee. It has been said that Rachel (Collins) Hunt, the widow of John Riley Hunt, met her 2nd husband, Jonathan Mulkey Slaughter, through his acquaintance with her father, George W. Collins.

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  • Created by: Anna Schultheis Bertram
  • Added: 14 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149254478
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Slaughter, Sr (28 Apr 1756–29 Jun 1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149254478, citing Hunt Cemetery, Washington County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Anna Schultheis Bertram (contributor 47006901) .