Hunters of Abbotshill and Barjarg

A branch of the Hunter surname in Ayrshire, Scotland once a seat of the Hunter family is located about four miles south of the town of Ayr. James Hunter acquired the lands by a charter dated May 9, 1569.

Rev. Andrew Hunter, D.D. was the last of the Hunter family to reside here. He sold the property in 1772 and purchased Barjarg Tower in Dummfriesshire. Dr. Hunter was born February 15, 1774 in Edinburgh, and married April 14, 1779 to the Hon. Mainie Schaw, eldest daughter of William, sixth Lord Napier of Ettrick . She died October 9, 1806.

Andrew Jackson “Jack”Hunter of Pennsylvania

Andrew Jackson “Jack” Hunter was born 11 Nov 1815 and died 2 Jan 1907 (aged 91).

He married Sarah Pardee in 1843. Children: Jesse W (1844-1894), Sarah (1846-1927), Isabelle Jane (1848-1926), Mary (1850-1936), James Smith (1852-1938), John Henry (1854-1940), William C. (1856-1933), Emeline Florinda (1858-134), Ella Florence (1860-1947), Perry Lincoln (1861-1918), and Anna Adella (1865-1930).

A.J. Hunter was buried in the Kiser Hill Cemetery, Crawford County, Pennslvania, USA.

Sarah was born 29 Dec 1822 and died 7 Apr 1889 (aged 66) She is also buried in the Kiser Hill Cemetery.

Mary Keene Fountleroy Hunter

Mary Keene (Fountleroy) married, second, Capt. Robert Hunter and they had two children:

  1. Dr. Robert Hunter, married Nannie Payne.
  2. Mary Hunter, married B. H. Herndon of Georgetown, Kentucky.

Books for the Hunter ONS

  • The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register by James Robert Bent Hathaway
  • Genealogy of the Dickson Family by William Brown Dickson
  • Genealogy of Dunwoody and Hood Families: And Collateral Branches by Gilbert Cope
  • A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain by Sir Bernard Burke
  • Harris Genealogy
  • Keene Family History and Genealogy