Botonee Cross

The Botonee Cross originated with heraldry. Heraldry literally means the study of rank and heritage.

The Botonee Cross has a cluster of three balls, knobs, or buttons at the end of each arm representing the Trinity.

Agony Cross

In my book on my Hunter One-Name Study I will be researching different headstones to find more about their country origin and heritage. In understanding the different symbols on the headstone will definitely help in this study.

The Agony Cross has three arms which come to a sharp point like the point of a nail. The Agony cross is symbolic of the suffering of Jesus Christ, who was nailed to a wooden cross. This type of cross is also called the Pointed Cross, the Passion Cross, or the Cross of Suffering.

Hunters in The Civil War

Hunter, Charles A.

  • Side: Union
  • Battle Unit: 34th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Citation State: Virginia

In the assault of Fort Gregg, bore the regimental flag bravely and was among the foremost to enter the work.

Cooke, Walter H.

PLACE OF BIRTH:STATE OF BIRTH:RANK:CaptainUNIT:4th Pennsylvania Infantry MilitiaCOMPANY:KCITATION PLACE:Bull RunCITATION STATE:VACITATION DATE:VACITATION:Voluntarily served as an aide on the staff of Col. David Hunter and participated in the battle, his term of service having expired on the previous day.ENTRY PLACE:ENTRY STATE:DATE ISSUED:19 May 1887.

Hunters in Aberdeenshire

James Hunter (1754-1826) married Elspet Paterson (1765-1851).

Children of James and Elspet were Adam (1801-1822), and Elizabeth (1811-1812).

James, Elspet, Adam and Elizabeth were buried in the Tullich Churchyard, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


To the memory of
JAMES HUNTER, farmer of Waterhead and Head of Inch d 13 Apr 1826 aged 72; and
ADAM his son d 21 Mar 1822 aged 21; his dau
ELIZABETH d 4 Jan 1812 aged 4 mths; his wife
ELSPET PATERSON d 17 Jul 1851 aged 86.
This stone was erected by his surviving sons, William & James Hunters

Hunter of Blackness Memorial

The Blackness Aisle, burial place of the Wedderburns, Barons of Kingennie and Baronets of Blackness, and now the property of the Hunters of Blackness. An inscription now obliterated gave the date of erection as 1615.


 Thankful HUNTER1846Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesThankful, a. 30 y., d. Solomon, and Joshua Blanchard, a. 35 y., machinist, s. Joshua and Mary, May 7, 1846.*Marriage

Hunter Roots to the Pilgrims

In searching databases for Hunter families connected to the Mayflower I did find our surname Hunter in the Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880. There were 39 records found. John Hunter p. 257 is in the image below.

Hunters in Ayr

In the National Records of Scotland marriages for Dalry, St Palladius are the following Hunters found:

Anderson-Hunter married 24/7/1921

Coyles-Hunter married 19/10/1952

Hunter-McCully married 17/6/1908

Hunter-McGennis married 4/2/1856