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 Abijah Hunt

Abijah Hunt

Birth
Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 10 Apr 1852 (aged 90)
Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 42034408 · View Source
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Abijah Hunt was born Mar 17, 1762 in Newton, Sussex County, NJ. His parents are thought to have been Davis & Margrita Fulliner Hunt. According to his obituary, Abijah was one of the youngest of 7 brothers, all of whom served during the Revolutionary War; however, the obituary did not mention his parents by name. Two of his brothers are known for sure - Josiah and James Hunt. Two others are thought to be Davis and Robert Hunt.

Abijah served in the Continental Army, and was at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-1778. He was serving as a substitute for his brother Josiah who was ill. [Josiah Hunt is listed in the registry of soldiers who served at Valley Forge.] Later in the War he was in the Navy serving on 2 different ships(the Luzerne and the South Carolina) was captured by the British two different times, being imprisoned in Ireland, in England (Old Bailey Jail) and on the prison ship Skorpion in New York Harbor near the end of the War.

He married Mary Ann Dunn about 1782, probably in Albany, New York and they had at least 11 children. He lived at several locations in New York State - first in New York City immediately after the War, then in Albany, later in Sterling, Cayuga County and finally moved back to New Jersey, where he died at Belvidere in Warren County. It is unknown when & where his wife Mary Ann died.


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  • Created by: Mel Slane
  • Added: 16 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42034408
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abijah Hunt (17 Mar 1762–10 Apr 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42034408, citing Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Mel Slane (contributor 47114238) .