Webpage by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.
DAVID C. & CATHERINE (STEWART) HUNT
[Photo provided by SHELLEY HUNTER, gr-gr-gr-granddaughter.]
CIVIL WAR MEDAL OF DAVID C. HUNT
[Owned by SHELLEY HUNTER.]
Most of the information about David C. Hunt was found on the Marshall County WVGenWeb site.
David C. Hunt, born 12 Apr 1822 in Brooke County, (W) Virginia, was the son of Wylie Hunt, born in Maryland, and Sarah Curtis, born in Ohio County, (W) Virginia.
On 10 Apr 1845, in Marshall County, (W) Virginia, David C. Hunt and Katherine Steward [Catherine Stewart] were married by married by Rev. David Anguish.
1850 Census Marshall County, W. Va.
HUNT (1054) David...Farmer...25-M...VA
1860 Census Marshall County, W. Va.
At the age of 39, David Hunt mustered into service 7 July 1861 to serve in Company "B" 7th West Virginia Infantry. The 7th was called the "Bloody Seventh" because of the many battles and the abundance of casualties incurred during the war.
According to his discharge papers, provided by Shelley Hunter: "This soldier was wounded at the battle of Hatchers Run in Va on March 31, 1865 by a mini ball, which so shattered the right arm that is was amputated near the shoulder joint on the evening of the same day." Signed by John Kirker A.A. Surgeon USA General Hospital, Wheeling, WV. dated June 10, 1865."
1870 Census Marshall County, W. Va.
HUNT, 299 David...48...Farmer...1500...500...West Virginia
Catherine...45...West Virginia...Father of foreign birth
July A...15...West Virginia
John A...11...West Virginia
Florence C...9...West Virginia
Sarah M...3...West Virginia
1880 Census, Liberty District, Marshall County, W. Va.
David...58...Farmer...Left Arm Broken...WV MD WV
Catherine...55...Virginia, Ireland, Virginia
John A...21...Virginia, Virginia, Virginia
Florence C...18...West Virginia, Virginia, Virginia
Sarah M...13...West Virginia, Virginia, Virginia
1890 Census, Liberty District, Marshall County, W. Va.
HUNT, David, Private, Company "B", 7th WV Infantry. Enlisted 8/7/1861; Discharged 6/15/1865. Length of Service: three years, ten months, eight days. Address: Cameron, WV. Disability Incurred: Right arm amputated at shoulder, gunshot in ? and ?. Remarks: Pension $45. for month.
1900 Census, Webster District, Marshall County, W. Va.
David...78...Head...Farmer...b Apr 1822...M-55 years...VA, MD, VA
Catherine...Wife...75...b Jul 1824...8 children/6 living...WV Ire WV
Elizabeth MILLER...Aunt...b June 1812...88...Wd...WV GER GER
Flora WOODS...Daughter...b Apr 1861...M-16 years...3 children/3 living...WV WV WV
Olive WOODS... G-Dau...15...b Apr 1885...WV WV WV
Clara B. WOODS... G-Dau...2...b Jan 1898...WV WV WV
DAVID HUNT DEAD
Moundsville Echo - Weekly Edition - Friday, March 30, 1906 - Page Seven
Veteran Of the Civil War, Having Lost An Arm
Submitted by Marguerite Howard.
David C. Hunt died at his home on Birch avenue at 5:30 o'clock this morning of pneumonia. Interment will take place at Beelers Station Sunday. The funeral procession will leave the residence at eight o'clock Sunday morning and the services will be held in the Christian church at Beelers Station at eleven o'clock and interment immediately thereafter.
The deceased was born in Brooke county, April 12th, 1822, and was therefore almost eighty-four years old. He served through the civil war and lost an arm in the service.
He married Catherine Stewart on the tenth of April, 1845, and leaves his wife and several children living. Their names are, Mary Jane Hadsall [m. John E. Hadsall], of North Carolina; Fanny Bonar [Frances - m. Jasper S. Bonar], of near Cameron; Julia Clark, of near Bannen; John Hunt, near Littleton; Flora Woods, of Wheeling and Sallie Rine [m. Theodore W. Rine] of Anthem, Wetzel county.
The deceased was a resident of this county over sixty years and quite well known.
Photos provided by SHELLEY HUNTER:
GRAVES OF DAVID C. & CATHERINE (STEWART) HUNT
Beeler Station Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia.
Shown in the picture with the headstone are great-grandsons, DOUGLAS HUNT and CHARLES B. HUNT.
JOHN A. HUNT FAMILY
Back row from L - R: Joseph, Ostie, Clyde, Edna, David, and Harvey.
Front row: Harry (Shelley's gr-grandfather), John A. Hunt, Mary Elizabeth (Knapp) Hunt and sitting on her lap, Edith.
Mary Knapp Hunt's parents were William Elder Knapp and Julia A. (Lowe) Knapp. William was a Private in Company H, 17th WV Infantry during the Civil War. William's brothers: John Robert, Co. C, 12th WVI; Alva, Co. C, 12th WVI; Andrew, Co. B, 12th WVI; and Benjamin Stewart, Co. C, 12th WVI all served as well. They all were from Marshall County.