The Jacob Hunter Trust update 2023

7 January, 2023

The Jacob Hunter Trust newsletter 2023

Richard H. Hunter, president of the Jacob Hunter Trust, has written to us with the latest news and developments on the upkeep of and research on Hunter family cemeteries and graves. Many of you will remember reading my blog post on the Jacob Hunter Trust in January 2021. In it, Richard outlines the purpose and the importance of keeping the Trust alive for future generations. Here is an excerpt from my January 2021 blog post:

The Jacob Hunter Trust was established in October 1991 in order to restore and maintain the Hunter family cemeteries and to collate and share genealogy information of Major Jacob Hunter (ca 1720). The descendants of Jacob (a Revolutionary War soldier) and his wife, Mary “Polly” Dancer Hunter Lee are prodigious and all can trace their ancestry back to their founding forefather William Hunter. William Hunter, (Jacob’s grandfather) was thought to have been a weaver from Alnwick, Northumberland in the northeast of England. He immigrated to Nansemond County, Virginia in the latter part of the 1600s. (Now North Carolina).

I know that with the growing number of keen Hunters on our Genealogy Facebook page, that there is great interest in finding sources that link our loved ones to Clan Hunter. Perhaps the Jacob Hunter Trust can help you. This year’s newsletter includes research about the Scottish influence on Western civilization which highlights famous Scottish individuals who have pioneerd education, medicine and more. Read about the historical differences between the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland and the myth surrounding the clan tartans. References to reading material on these subjects is also given.

Latest news about The Jacob Hunter Trust

Read about the latest developments in the The Jacob Hunter Trust by clicking on the link to the newsletter of 2023 in the next paragraph.

Below is Richard’s update for us:

Dear Cousins,

New Year’s greeting to all our special people interested in and supporting the work of the Jacob Hunter Trust.  Today we posted the 2023 Jacob Hunter Trust Newsletter on our website.  You may download the pdf file at:

The Trust is continuing to advance the history of the extended Hunter family, and with your support we will begin new ventures during 2023

.Your support of the work of the Jacob Hunter Trust is deeply appreciated by many.Best wishes for a happy, healthy, prosperous, and Peace-filled new year.

Rich Hunter

Richard H. Hunter, Trustee

Jacob Hunter Trust

10202 Briggs Rd

Marion, IL 62959

(618) 521-2814

As long as we have memories, yesterday remains. As long as we have hope, tomorrow waits. As long as we have love, today is beautiful.

Do you have a Hunter story to tell? Would you like to share it with our Clan Hunter members on this blog space? Contact Lucy’s Blog at I look forward to hearing from you!


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