Wednesday, October 26, 2016


WILLIAM M. HUNTER was born in Muhlenburgh (sic) County, Ky., March 22, 1826,
and is a son of Titus and Esther (Bell) Hunter, the former of whom was a native of Virginia, and the latter of Lincoln County, Ky. They were of Irish and Welsh descent, respectively. When only four or five years old, Titus Hunter removed with his parents to Green County, Ky., then almost an unbroken wilderness. Here, his father, Titus Hunter, Sr., located wild lands and improved a farm, upon which he resided until his death. Here Titus Hunter, Jr., received his early education. When a young man he removed to Muhlenburgh County, Ky., where he was afterward married, and where he bought a farm on which he resided for some twenty years. He then removed to Butler County, Ky., but after about two years he came to Ohio County, where he bought wild land near Cromwell and improved a farm, upon which he resided for some eight years. He then removed to Jackson County, Ill., where he resided until his death, which occurred August 1 7, 1864, about his seventieth year. William M. Hunter received such an education as the schools of the time afforded. He was employed on his father's farm until he was sixteen years old, after which he was employed as a laborer on a farm until he was twenty two years old. He then bought sixty-two acres of wild land near Hogg's Falls, Ohio Co., Ky., where he has since improved the farm upon which he now resides, and to which he has added from time to time, now owning a well-improved farm of some 300 acres. He was first married, 1848, to Elizabeth W. Bell, a native of Muhlenburgh County, Ky. To this union were born eleven children, six of whom — three sons and three daughters — are living. Mrs. Elizabeth W. Hunter departed this life March 25, 1875. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Hunter was next married, in August, 1876, to Mrs. Martha H. (Bell) Balls, a native of Muhlenburgh County, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Hunter are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a Republican.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  William Murrell Hunter died 21 January 1899 in Ohio County at age 73 and is buried in the Nellie Davis Cemetery, Ohio County.

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