Ephraim Hunt - grave 1686 10 May 2008, North Weymouth Cemetery, Weymouth, Massachusetts Photo of Ephraim Hunt's grave - died 1686
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North Weymouth Cemetery
Birth: 1610, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: February 29, 1687, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Here Layeth Buried y Body of Ephrain HuntAged About 77 years.
Deceased y 22nd of December 1682
Weymouth death record:Ephraim Hunt: February 29(sic), 1686/7 at 77 years (G.R.14)
Burial: North Weymouth Cemetery, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
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Captain was a blacksmith
Captain Ephraim Hunt
Male, born circa 1610, died 22 February 1686/87
Captain Ephraim Hunt was a blacksmith.1 He was born circa 1610 at Parish of Lee, near Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He was the son of Enoch Hunt. Captain Ephraim Hunt married Anna Richards, daughter of Thomas Richards and Wealthan Loring, circa 1645.1 Captain Ephraim Hunt died on 22 February 1686/87 at Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.1 He was buried on 24 February 1687 at Old North Cemetery.1
Major Ephraim Hunt+ born 1650, died 26 June 1713
[S7] George Walter Chamberlain, Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth, p. 313.
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(II) Ephraim, son of Enoch Hunt, was born in England, about 1610, and came to Rhode Island and later to Weymouth with his father. He was a blacksmith by trade. He gave a letter of attorney, December 5, 1646, for the collection of property in Beaconsfield, Buckshire, England, formerly of John Hunt, of Winchmore Hill, in Agmondsham parish. Perhaps this John Hunt was his grandfather. Ephraim settled at Weymouth, and married Anna, daughter of Thomas and Welthea Richards, of Ebbett Brinsmead, England. She was a sister of William Richards, of Weymouth. Her will dated April 23, 1708, proved September 9, 1712, mentions her son William, of Martha 's Vineyard; son Joseph, with whom she lived for many years, and others. She died September 9, 1711. Edmund Soper Hunt, in his "Reminiscences", says that Ephraim Hunt was a knighted cavalier of Prince Rupert's troops and that his real name was Colonel Sir William Hunt. He was a refugee from the disastrous field of Marston Moor, and changed his name to avoid detection. He received his knighthood after the siege of York, in which he distinguished himself. He died February 22, 1686-87, and is buried near the Soldier's monument in Weymouth, on Burying Hill.
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Story backing up Ephraim AKA William Hunt
Thanks to Mr. Kelly Garnett for sharing this old article from the Centralia Guard Newspaper.
"On May 21, 1838, Enoch Hunt VII, his wife (Harriet Newell Cooke) and their children had their covered wagon and oxen loaded on a flat boat at the river front at Hannibal, Missouri and crossed the Mississippi River going to their new home in Monroe County, Missouri. The children with them were Lewis Augustus Fidelia Loraine, Henry Keith, Zachariah Bates and Erastus.
Enoch Hunt VII and his family left Weymouth, Massachusetts in the late summer of 1837 but spent the winter months with relatives living in New York State. They continued on to Monroe County, Missouri as soon as the spring weather permitted them to travel. They journeyed along until they reached the Strother area in Monroe county where they were in the process of buying farm land. The children born to this couple after they came to Monroe County were Hiram Cooke, Aurelia Torrey, Angeline Matilda, Enoch Jr. and Adresia.
Enoch Hunt VII was a descendant of Sir Anthony Hunt of Titenden, Lee Parish, Buckinghamshire, England. Sir Anthony never came to America but his son, Enoch Hunt (1st) was the first of his family to come to the New World. Rev. Joseph Hull, an Episcopal clergyman of Somersetshire, England sailed from Weymouth in Dorset, England, March 20, 1635. They landed at Dorchester, Massachusetts on June 7, 1635 and went directly to Weymouth, Massachusetts. Many ministers from Europe brought their followers to this country and settled along the New England coast. Enoch Hunt (1st) and his son, Ephriam, came in 1639 to Weymouth and joined Rev. Hull. The father soon returned to England.
Ephriam was an assumed name as he really was Col. Sir William Hunt in England but since he was a refugee from the disastrous defeat in the Battle of Marston Moor, he was constantly being hunted by Cromwell. At the siege of York, Col. Hunt became the hero of the day and the dignity of Knighthood was conferred upon him by Prince Rupert. After the defeat, Colonel Hunt fled to America. Quite a contrast to the once artillery officer and dashing Tory. He became a quiet citizen of the new country. He cropped his long hair and laid aside his fine dress as well as his title. He took the assumed name of Ephriam which really belonged to his cousin. Ephriam's lineage descendants were Captain Ephriam Hunt, Captain Ebenezer Hunt (Revolutionary Soldier), Enoch Hunt V, Asa Hunt, and then Enoch Hunt VII in the descendants of Sir Anthony Hunt. This last Enoch was the one who crossed the Mississippi River on May 21, 1838 with his family in the covered wagon drawn by four oxen. Enoch Hunt VII's youngest son., Enoch Hunt Jr. was in the Battle of Centralia (Civil War), Fought September 29, 1864. He fought with the Federal Soldiers, There is a letter from him encased under glass in a descendant's home near Mexico, Missouri which reads:
Dear Ones at home,
We had a fight at Centralia yesterday, with Anderson and we all got killed except 15. That we know of. We run to Sturgeon. We had 150 killed. They scalped all the officers. You may think that I want to get home but I do not care. I am doing well. I stopped at Mr. Conger's as we came up there and all the folks was well. The rebels was at there house the night before. I have seen more dead men than a few. I was not afraid even when I saw the men failing. I am in a hurry to help tend to things. I suppose that you had heard of it. I thought that you all fretting about me and so I thought I would write to let you know whether I was killed or not. You must excuse my bad writing. I must close so goodbye.
Enoch Jr. returned home to Monroe County and later moved to Centralia. He became a part-time Holiness minister.
Harriet Newell Cooke Hunt has a distinguished background of ancestors. Her lineage went back to the Mayflower. Thirteen people, including the men, women and children who came on that boat were her ancestors. All of the seven men were signers of the Mayflower Compact. They were Francis Cooke, Stephen Hopkins, James Chilton, Richard Warren, Myles Standish, John Alden and William Mullins. Robert Crump Fields Jr., Attorney at Springfield, Missouri is a member of the Mayflower Society and has all this lineage certified.
Enoch Hunt VII, died in 1876 at Strother Monroe County, Missouri and was buried in the New Hope Cemetery there. Harriet, his wife, went to live with her youngest son, Enoch Jr. in Centralia. She died in 1896 there and was buried in the Centralia City Cemetery. In those days embalming was not known and so they were buried wherever they died. Her stone is also the marker for their eldest son, Lewis Augustus Hunt, who owned a flour mill in Centralia when he lived there.
To complete the lineage, Lewis Augustus Hunt and Susan Mary Crump Hunt's youngest daughter, Emma Amanda, married Thomas Wilson Fields and the lived in the Pleasant Hill area in Monroe county. They had three children, Robert Crump Fields, Mary Edna Fields Francis and Earl Dean Fields. Edna Francis, lives in Independence, Missouri. Earl Dean Fields died in 1942 leaving two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Smith (Emma Jane Fields) and Mrs. Charles Lee Garnett (Bula Dean Fields) living in Paris. Robert Crump Fields was a prominent attorney and businessman in Lebanon, Missouri when he passed away in 1953. He and Frances Reynolds Fields had one son, Robert Crump Fields, Jr. who is an attorney in Springfield, Missouri and was Missouri Department Secretary of State for almost three years. He has two children. Lee and Leslie Fields.
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More history of William Hunt
1644 and on, England and beyond
1. Enoch1 Hunt (1) married Sarah Palmer (2) circa 1609. He married Dorothy _____ (3) before 1639. He died before 1652 at England.
From Noel D Patterson
1644 and on, England to America
From "Records of traditions and biological sketches of the Hunt family, by J. L. Weisse, privately printed in 1866. "A.D. 1644 Colonel William Hunt was Chief of Artillery in the Royal Army, York, England. He was knighted by Prince Rupert for gallant conduct, in defence of the city of York; he was then 33 years old. After the defeat of the royalists at Martson Moor, he escaped from Cromwell, under the assumed name of a deceased cousin, Ephriam hunt; he came to America and settles in Weymouth Massachusetts. There he married Anna, the only daughter of Thomas and Weltrean Richards; she became the mother of 3 sons, who inherited large estates from their grandfather Richards. After the death of his wife Anna, Colonel Hunt married Ebbett Brimsmead, who bore him three other sons."
This story is as related by Samuel Hunt, born 1689 concerning the activities of his grandfather, Enoch Hunt. This is from the book, "A Hunt Family from 1610 in England via Massachusetts" by Noel D. Patterson.
"Prince Rupert conferred the dignity of knighthood upon him and directed that his Coat of Arms should bear in a shield and a cannon, in addition to the Wolf's Head, the crest of the Hunt family, this was in 1644."
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Captain of the Colonial Army 1690, Canada
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