Hunt Family Cemetery



I visited this cemetery for the first time on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001. He is my GGG-Grandfather, a veteran of the War of 1812. The background music is our national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner.” Francis Scott Key composed the words during the War of 1812



The cemetery contains two dozen or more graves marked with stones, members of the Hunt family. There is a footstone locating a Wade family area. Aunt Zip (Ziporah Hunt Wade) is supposed to be buried here. The family cemetery was on Ryland Hunt's land and his will preserves it in the family to this day.



There are just two other carved grave markers here, those of son Ryland Logan Hunt, my GG-Grandfather, a veteran of the Civil War, and his wife, my GG-Grandmother Emily A. Winfree Hunt.


All Pictures by the Author

I would guess that this neat little semi-halo of milk quartz stones marks the head of the grave of an infant. It is about 18 inches wide. Neither man, nor beast, nor the forces of nature have disturbed the grave or its markers for upwards to 200 years. In November 2001 the depression has been decorated with red leaves of autumn.