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TO ALL INTERESTED HURT DESCENDENTS: <p> 

Four years ago as a hobby and something interesting to do, and prompted by a desire to try to fill a vacuum that existed in the annals of the Hurt family, I took up this work of research in an effort to compile a decent record of our family from the first immigrant to the Virginia Colony down to date.  My work in many libraries, including the Library of Congress at Washington and the Virginia State Library at Richmond, has made me feel more keenly the need for this work. I have found books on many families, but nothing on the Hurt family. <p> 

If someone had started this work some time ago, even just fifty years ago, the task would have been much easier.  Many people living then could have contributed much that may now be lost. But we can not go back and start this work. We must start from here, if it is done at all. Four years work on it has shown me what a tough job it is. Destroyed public records and lost family records have plagued me from the beginning.  Many court houses, especially in Virginia, and/or the records in them were destroyed during the Civil War. The records in King William County, Virginia where the first Hurts in this country lived, were lost by fire in 1885.  The records, all but the order books and a few scraps, of Caroline County, Virginia, which adjoins King William County, were destroyed during the Civil War.  Caroline County was, next to King William County, where the earliest Hurt families lived in this country. <p> 

I believe that there may be sufficient material in existence, in family records and in court houses in places unknown to me that, if gotten together, might provide much of the material that is now missing. <p> 

The following 20 pages, styled "The Early Hurt Family of Virginia” is my idea of the early Hurt family in Virginia and is mostly based on the 102 pages of "Early Hurt Records” immediately following "The Early Hurt Family of Virginia" under this same cover. The "Early Hurt Records are mostly public records but some are private records, such as old Bible and other family records. These "Early Hurt Records” are numbered consecutively from 1 to 659 and each appropriate supporting record in the “Early Hurt Records” is referred to in "The Early Hurt Family of Virginia" by number, like this, (125).  Some of my setup of "The Early Hurt Family of Virginia" shown in the following 20 pages is frankly speculative, which speculative part I have tried to clearly show as speculative so that there would be no misunderstanding about it.  Also I have tried to explain the basis for each speculative assignment. <p> 

Some may object to the inclusion of any speculatively matter, preferring to set down the records as found and await new findings before trying to build the respective families. But I have found that it is a great help to build the families from the records as far as they will go and then fill out on a speculative basis and gradually replace the speculative part with authentic new findings.  The frame work, including the speculative matter (when shown as such) helps to keep the picture before our eyes. <p> 

The following setup of “The Early Hurt Family of Virginia", shown in the following 20 pages, and the next following 102 pages of the "Early Hurt Records", cover only down to around the year 1800, and is not intended to be the finished work. The finished work, if it ever comes, must come after sufficient authentic material is in hand, if it ever is, to enable me, or some one following me, to do even a fair job of finishing the work on any kind of satisfactory basis.  But it is intended to be a foundation on which to anchor each later line that branches off of this foundation. This foundation work, obviously, will make it easier to bring each later line down to the present time.  I have a number of later branch lines already in various stages of completion. For instance, I have my own line just about 100 percent complete.  I call it the Lewelling Hurt line as it comes down from Lewelling Hurt (1776 to 1847) who was a son of Absalom Hurt (c. 1750 to 1327) youngest son of Moses Hurt, Sr. (d. 1783) of Amelia County, Virginia. <p> 

I shall be most happy to cooperate with any of the interested Hurt descendants who would like to see their lines securely tied into this early "foundation" and brought down to date.  It would help this work a great deal if the interested Hurt descendants would carefully read those "Early Hurt Records” and my setup of "The Early Hurt Family of Virginia" (which is mostly based on the "Early Hurt Records") and give me any suggestions that may come to mind, including any correction of errors noted and the addition of any data known to any of them. And if any have not already given me all the data that they have, or know where to get, on their own lines, father and mother, grandparents etc.,  plus dates, places, etc., it would be a great help in bringing down to date as many lines as possible, if they would send this data to me. <p> 

All interested Hurt descendants are welcome to any of my data on the family and gratis. <p> 

Revised September 15, 1958. <p>

        

Oscar H. Hurt<br>

Memphis, Tennessee<p>

          
 

The Early Hurt Family of Virginia. <p> 

The earliest record that I have found of the Hurt family is in the year of 1273. In that year I find three Hurt names on the Hundred Rolls of 0xfordshire, England as follows: <p> 

1.  Amicia le Hurt, Co. Oxf. 1273.<br>

2.  Hugh le Hurt, Co. Oxf. 1273.<br>

  1. Thomas le Hurt, Co, Oxf. 1273.<br>
 

Reference: Page 410, “A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames”, by Charles Waring Bardsley, MA, Worcester College, published London, 1901.  This Hurt record is headed: "Hurt-Hurtt-Nick.  Probably a form of Hart-q.v. A. S. heart".<p>

        

The "Hundred Roll" is explained as a unit of government composed of 100 families, which was later expanded into a county or shire government. <p> 

It is well known that the Hurt family is of old English stock.  See "Homes of Family Names in Great Britain", by H. B. Guppy, from which I quote:  <I>"The distinguished name of Hurt is an ancient Nottingham England) name.  An ancient and distinguished, opulent family of this name resided at; Ashbourne, Derbyshire, from the 15th to the 17th century.  The Hurts of Kniveton, Casterne and Alderwashley, in that county were younger branches of the same. In the reign of Edward I (1274 – 1307) Hurt was a common name in Oxfordshire and it was also represented then in Lincolnshire and Devonshire.  Richard Hurt was Mayor of Nottingham, England, between 1595-1602 and also in 1609.  John Hurt was Vicar of St. Mary's Church (in England) in 1461."</I><p>

        

The very first Hurt that I have found living in Virginia was Toby Hurt who was on a list of those living at Elizabeth Cittie on February 16, 1623.  See "The Original Lists of Persons of Quality", page 184, edited by John Camden Hotten in 1874. <p>

        

Also see page 256 of said book by Hotten, which tells of a Tobias Hurst, aged 22, coming over to Virginia from England in 1618 in "The Treasurer”, and as being on the "Muster of the inhabitants of Virginia on January 23, 1624. <p>

        

Were Toby Hurt and Tobias Hurst one and the same person and was his correct name Hurt or Hurst?  I do not know.  If there were a Toby Hurt, what became of him? Did he succumb to one of the common illnesses of his times, or perhaps to an Indian’s tomahawk, as so many others did?  At any rate, if he left any descendants, I can find no trace of them.<p>

        

In 1650, Edward Hurt (See 65),was among a group of 23 immigrants brought to Virginia from England by James Williamson for which Williamson, on May 22, 1650, was granted 1150 acres of land on

the north side of the Rappahannock River.  This, by the way, was the way many settlers came to early America. The Government gave land bounties to those with the means and facilities for bringing settlers to the American Colonies. The Government gave 50 acres of land for each settler brought in.  I do not find any further reference to Edward Hurt, or to any of his descendants, if he left any, unless by some chance the early Maryland Hurts were his descendants.  See record numbers 224 and 226.  (See page 190, “Cavaliers and Pioneers”, by Mrs. Nell Nugent). 
 

In 1653 Thomas Hurt (520) was among 12 immigrants brought to Virginia from England by Nicholas Meriwether, for which Meriwether received a land grant on November 16, 1653, of 600 acres of land in  Northumberland County, Virginia.  (Page 252, “Cavaliers and Pioneers”, by Mrs. Nell Nugent.)<p>

        

I can find no further reference to this Thomas Hurt, unless he was the same Thomas Hurt who arrived in the Cooper River vicinity in South Carolina in August 1671.  He received a land grant of 370 acres of land in that vicinity on September 7, 1672.  His wife was Mary Hurt. (533-534).<p>

        

In 1650, William Hurt was among 25 immigrants brought to Virginia from England by Stephen Hamlin for which Hamlin received 1,250 acres of land by grant in Charles City County, Virginia, on October 26, 1650. This 1,250 acres of land was upon the head of Wionoke (South), Matsheis Creek and the land of Mr. Cantrell (East), Old Man’s Creek, Queen’s Creek (West) and into the Woods (North).  (572) (Land Book 2, page 266).<p>

        

William Hurt, on February 18, 1673/4, received a land grant of 213 acres in New Kent County, Virginia.  (For full wording and comments see 573.)<p>

        

On October 24th, 1701, William Hurt Senior received a land grant of 298 acres in Pamunkey Neck, then in King and Queen County Virginia, but after 1702 was in King William County.  (See 574 for full wording and comments.)<p>

        

Compare the date October 24, 1701, of this land grant to William Hurt Sen'r, as well as the number of acres, 298, with what we can read in the July 18, 1722, fragment of deed wherein James Hurt conveyed 74 ½ acres of land (exactly ¼ of the 298 acres) in King William County, Virginia, to his brother, William Hurt.  Also note that the record states that William Hurt, Sen'r, was given this 298 acres of land for transporting six persons to Virginia, including himself and Margaret Hurt.  (574).<p> 

The James and William Hurt of the July 18, 1722, deed fragment were sons of John Hurt (d. 1723) and grandsons of William Hurt, Sen'r of the October 24, 1701, land grant.  Inasmuch as William Hurt, Sen’r left 74 1/2 acres, exactly 1/4 of the whole 298 acres  to one of his grandsons, James Hurt, in his will, it is very probable that he split the whole 298 acres into four parts and left it to four grandchildren, James, "John Hurt son of John", William (d. 1749) and possibly Joseph Hurt. <p> 

The King William County records were almost totally destroyed by fire in 1885.  After the fire a few fragmentary portions of various records, mostly deed records, were fished from the debris. These were gotten together as well as could be done and photostatic copies made.  A set of these copies is on file at the Virginia State Library at Richmond. Another set of these copies may be found at the courthouse at King William, the county seat of King William County. They are called the "King William Fragments".<p> 

Practically all of the early Virginia Hurts lived in the Pamunkey Neck, which is a strip of land lying between the Pamunkey River on the South and the Mattaponi River on the North, and is situated in the upper part of present day King William County and the lower part of Caroline County.  Almost all of the Caroline County records were destroyed during the Civil War.  The Court Order Books are still intact in Caroline County and are almost our sole source of information of Caroline County families older than the Civil War.  These order books are not indexed and it is a tremendous job to glean data from these hard-to-read order books.<p> 

Among the "King William Fragments", we find a portion of a deed

dated July 18, 1722, that was recorded in Deed Book 2, page 107 and is found on pages 45 and 46 of the 1721-1722 part of Book 2 at the Virginia State Library at Richmond.  The following is a copy of what the fire left:<p> 

Page 45:<br>

<center>ne these presents shall come be it known that I James Hurt<br>

for divers good causes & considerations me thereunto movin<br>

consideration of ye naturall love & affection which I have<br>    

Wm Hurt have given granted bargained sold Enf<br>

bargain sell En--& confirm unto my said Brother<br>

certain parcell of land lying & being in the parish of<br>

enty four acres a half part of a tract of<br>

date the 24th day of October 1701<br>

said grandfather's last will & Testament<br>

John Hurt son of John<p></center>                   

Page 46: <p>

<center>Same belonging or in any wise appertaining with<br>

my said Brother Wm Hurt to his heirs & assigns forever & to<br>

to be held free & clare without any disturbance until<br>

James Hurt my heirs, Exrs Admrs or assigns or any other per<br>

Seal ye 18th day of July Anno Dom 1722.<br>

Ja<br></center>

Signed Sealed & Delivered<br>

in ye presence of<br>

John Harris<br>

Henry Harris<br>

His<br>

John X Smith<br>

Mark<br>

<center>Memorandum<br>

That on ye 18th day of July Anno Dom<br>

Seizen by turfe & twigg part & parcell of land<br>

seventy four acres & a halfe of land was given<br>       

named James Hurt to his Brother Wm Hurt<br>        

of ye witness hereunto subscribed &<br>

ye said James ye same day doth hereunto<br>

VII 265</center><br>

Witness:<br>

John<br>

Henry Harris<br>

His<br>

John Smith<br>

Mark<br>

<center>Court held for King Wm County on ye 19th day of July<br>

acknowledged the within deed & above memorandum<br>

Hurt & Hannah wife to ye said James Hurt Rel<br>

by ye said Deed unto ye said Wm Hurt<br>

to record. <br>

Test—Wm Aylett</center><p>

        

On April 1, 1702, William Hurt, Jun'r was given a land grant in Pamunkey Neck of 98 acres. This land was then in King and Queen County, Virginia, but after 1702 was in the new county of King William which was created out of King and Queen County in 1702. (See 575 for the full wording of this grant and comments) (Land Book 9, page 440).<p> 
 

In 1704, the following were on the Virginia Quit Rent Rolls in King William County:<p> 

William Hurt, Sen'r  250 acres<br>

William Hurt, Jun'r  90 acres<br>

John Hurt    500 acres<br>

Hans Hendrick   700 acres<br>

Anthony Arnold   100 acres<br>

Benjamin Arnold   1000 acres<br>

Nick Meriwether   600 acres<br>

Robert Napier   100 acres<br>

John Yarbrough   150 acres<br>

Richard Yarbrough  300 acres<br>

(Volume 32, page 71, Virginia Historical Magazine) <p> 

In 1691 John Hurt bought land from Arnold in King and Queen County, Virginia, which Arnold had bought from the Indians.  Deed was acknowledged in King and Queen County on November 12, 1691.  (See 217).  (Virginia Historical Magazine, Volume 2, page 392.) <p> 

In 1705, Sarah Hurtt, wife of John Hurtt, gave a power of attorney to Henry Webber to act and sign for her in the sale and of land to John Yarbrough in King William County, Virginia.  (See 515).  (Virginia Historical Magazine, Volume 25, pages 175-176.) <p> 

Under date of May 2nd, 1706, John Hurt was given a land grant of 546 acres in King William County, Virginia.  (Land Book 9, page 734.)  (See 223 for full wording of this land grant.  It tells us exactly where he and many of the other early Hurts lived.) <p> 

Under date of February 20, 1723, John Hurt patented 400 acres of land in St. John's Parish, King William County, Virginia. He died a few days before receiving title on February 20, 1723, On December 11, 1724, this same 400 acres was granted to William Hurt, the eldest son and heir of John Hurt.  (Land Book 11, page 330, Land Book 12, pages 124-125.)  (For full wording of all three of these records see 227-581-582.) <p> 

Under date of August 17, 1725, James Hurt patented 368 acres of land on Polecat Creek and Reedy Swamp in St. John's Parish in King William County, Virginia, adjoining William Eubanks.  (Land Book 12, page 253.)  (See 100.) <p> 

Under date of September 8, 1736, James Hurt patented 1263 acres of land on the lower south fork of Stocks Creek, near the Appomattox River in the north part of Amelia County, Virginia.  This record shows that James Hurt was then living in King William County, Virginia.  (See 101.)  (Land Book 16, page 178.) <p> 

Under date of December 1, 1740, Joseph Hurt patented 300 acres of land on both sides of the Great Bent Run in Amelia County, Virginia.  (See 317 and 323.) (Land Book 19, page 879.) <p> 

I will now try to assign the various names to their respective families. Some of it, of course, will be purely speculative. About some, I will not even try to guess.  I will try to state why I make such assignment in each case and if I am guessing or speculating, I will say so.  I am basing most of the assignments on the appended 659 "Early Hurt Records".  These records are numbered consecutively from 1 to 659.  I will make reference to an appropriate record by number, like this:  (67).  This gives a quick and easy reference.  It is noted that these 659 early Hurt records come down to about 1800 and in a few cases to a little later. <p> 

Page 5 

In that July 18th, 1722, King William County deed, a copy of a fragmentary part of which is shown above, James3 Hurt appears to have stated that the 74 ¼ acres conveyed to his brother, William Hurt, was part of the 298 acres (exactly ¼) granted to his grandfather, William Hurt Senior, on October 24th, 1701.  (99-227-574-580-582.) <p> 

A setup of the early Hurt families of Virginia would be about like this: <p> 

  1. William1 Hurt, Senior.  It is highly probable that he was the same William Hurt as the William Hurt who was one of 25 immigrants brought over from England to the Virginia Colony in 1650 by Stephen HamIin (see record 572) and the same as the William Hurt who patented 213 acres of land in St. Stephen's Parish in New Kent County, Virginia in 1673/4.  (Record 573.)  King William County was a part of New Kent County then.  King and Queen County was cut off of New Kent County in 1691 and King William County was cut off of King and Queen County in 1702.  William Hurt was a very young man when he came to Virginia in1650 and was probably not yet 21 years of age at that time. <p>
 

Record No. 217 on page 33 states that John Hurt (son of William Hurt Sr.) was living in St. Stephens Parish in King and Queen County, Va. on November12, 1691. This proves that the 213 acres of land in St. Stephens Parish in New Kent County, patented by William Hurt in 1673/4 was in the same vicinity as where William Hurt Senior was living in 1701.  St. Stephen's Parish was in that part of New Kent County that was cut off of New Kent County in 1691 (but before November 12, 1691) and made into the new County of King and Queen. <p> 

I identify two sons for certain and possibly a daughter, viz: <br>

  1. John Hurt. He died in February 1723. See below. <br>
  2. William Hurt, Junior.  (575-577.)  I do not know the names of his children if he had any.  Nor do I know the name of his wife. <br>
  3. Isabella Hurt.  (97.)  She married Phillip Pendleton in 1682.  They had seven children.  It is pure speculation to say that she was a daughter of William Hurt, Senior.  But she was of the right age and appeared to have been living in the same county. Then, who else in those parts, at that time could have been her father? <p>
 

I estimate that William Hurt, Senior, was born in England in about 1630 and died in King William County, Virginia after 1704.  I figure it this way.  He was the father of John2 Hurt who died in 1723.  John Hurt was the father of William Hurt, the elder, who died in Caroline County in 1749.  William Hurt, the elder, had children who were born in the first decade of the 1700s.  He, the elder, therefore, could not have been born later than about 1680.  John Hurt (d. I723) in order to have been the father of a son born not later than 1680, must have been born not later than the middle 1650's.  Then William Hurt, Senior, to have been the father of a son born in about 1655 could not have been born later than the very first part of the 1630s. If he was born in 1630 he would have been 20 years old when he came to Virginia in 1650 and 47 years of age in 1704, which is the last record we have on him. <p> 

  1. John2 Hurt.  (William Senior1).  His wife was Sarah Hurt (515.) He was born in about 1655 and died in King William County, Virginia in 1723.  He was a son of William Hurt Senior.  (217-218-219-220-221-222-223-225 and 227.)  I identify three sons and possibly a fourth, viz: <p>
 

*****

The three known sons, and possibly a fourth son, of John2 Hurt (d. 1723) were as follows: <br>

  1. William Hurt, the eIder.  He died in Caroline County, Virginia in 1749. <br>
  2. James Hurt of the July 18th, 1722 deed.  (99-100-101-108-109). <br>
  3. John Hurt, the son in the “John Hurt son of John” in the 1722 deed.<BR>
  4. Joseph Hurt.  (See records No. 317 to 325 inclusive).  Putting down Joseph as a son of John (d. 1723), is pure speculation.  I figure that William Hurt Senior, in his will, split his 298 acre place into four equal parts and left a fourth part to each of four grandsons.  We know that he left a fourth part to his grandson, James Hurt.  In that 1722 deed James was telling us the story but, unfortunately, the fire of 1885 robbed us of it.<P>
 
  1. William3 Hurt, the elder. (John2, William Senior1).  He was the oldest son John2 Hurt (d. 1723) (501) and a grandson of William Hurt, Senior.  He was born in about 1680 and died in Caroline County, Virginia in 1749.  His was Ann Hurt, (16-17-585-588-589-592).  Executors named in his will dated April 11th, 1748 were: Ann Hurt, William Hurt, and Joel Hurt.  Witnesses to his will were: Joel Hurt, Elisha Hurt, and Moses Hurt (588-589). His will and the record of it, like almost all Caroline County records, except the order books, were destroyed during the CiviI War.  That is the reason we are unable to identity all of his chiIdren.  I believe that he had ten or more children. I am unable to identify any of his daughters but feel sure of five sons and possibly a sixth.  That may be all of his sons, viz:<P>
 
  1. John Hurt.  He was born in King William County, Virginia, in the first decade of the 1700s and died in Amelia County, Virginia, before May 23rd, 1754. The old custom in the early Hurt family of naming the first born son for the papa’s father would suggest that John was the oldest son.  (232-235-246-247-249-250-251-251-254-255-256-257-261-266). <br>

(2)  Elisha Hurt.  He died before 1768 and left no children (67-69).<br>

(3)  Joel Hurt I.  Wife was Hannah Hurt (175). He undoubtedly was the same Joel Hurt who moved to that part of Edgecombe County, North Carolina that became Halifax County in 1758, before June 27, 1758 (177) and the father of (1) William Hurt (1756-1812), (2) Elisha Hurt (d. 1829), (3) Mary Hurt Gamble; (4) the wife of William Burt of Halifax County, North Carolina, who probably was Elizabeth Burt (211) and (5) very likely of a Joel Hurt, Junior (192). Joel Hurt I (or Senior) died after 1798 in Hancock County, Georgia.<br>

  1. William Hurt, Junior (d.1796) (639).<br>
  2. Moses Hurt, Senior, of Amelia County, Virginia (d. 1783) (408).<br>
  3. James Hurt. I am speculating on this one.<p>
 
  1. John4 Hurt.  (William, the elder3,John2, William Senior1).  He was probably the oldest son of William Hurt, the elder. His wife, was Margaret Hurt (252).  He was born in King William County, Virginia in the first decade of the 1700’s and died in Amelia County, Va. Before May 25, 1754.  (See 171A.)  We know that; he was the father of a John Hurt, Junior and Joel Hurt II (266). There was a John Hurt living on Buffalow Creek in Halifax County, Virginia, as early as 1764 (268).  Joel Hurt II joined him there and acquired land there adjoining him in 1768 (189). They both lived there until 1778 when they both sold out (200-286).  John went to Surry County, North Carolina and Joel went to Wilkes County, Georgia where we find him in 1778.  He bought land on Little River in that part of Wilkes County that became Greene County in 1786.<P>
 

(Page 7)<P> 

Because Joel Hurt II followed John Hurt to Halifax County, Virginia, and lived on adjoining places and sold out the same year, I am convinced that they were the brothers of the 1761 deed in AmeIia County (266).  The very first Hurt that I have found living in Amelia County, Virginia, was a John Hurt being sued in Amelia County on January 14, 1736. (232).  On March 11, 1736, John Hurt was living near the fork of Stocks Creek in Amelia County (235).  He had son, John Hurt, Junior, who was a minor over 14 years old on March 27, 1755.  (261).<P> 

In July 1962, Miss Mary Tyler Louthan of Richmond, Virginia, found the following order book record in Amelia County, Virginia:<P> 

At a Court held for Amelia County, Virginia, on May 23, 1754.

“Joel Hurt came into Court and chose George Booker for his guardian who together with Nicholas Gillingtine his security enter into and acknowledge Bond ordt to be recorded." (Order Book 3, page 176, Amelia County, Virginia.)<P> 

Record No. 261 shows that John Hurt, Junior, was a child living in Amelia County in 1755. The finding of the above record shows that Joel Hurt II, the brother of John Hurt, Junior, was also living in Amelia County as a child in 1754.  It is just about certain that the family of these two children was also living in Amelia County.  We know that their father was John Hurt (261-266).  It therefore appears certain that the John Hurt who we find in Amelia County as early as 1736 was their father and was the oldest son of William Hurt, the eIder (d. 1749).  Joel Hurt II in record No.188 said that William Hurt, the elder, was his grandfather.<P> 

I can identify only two sons of subject John Hurt, son of William Hurt, the elder, for sure, John Hurt Junior and Joel Hurt II (266) but am speculating that Moses Hurt (d.1806) of Bedford County, Virginia, was one of his sons, and probably one daughter, viz:<P> 

  1. John Hurt, Junior.  I figure that he was the same John Hurt who moved to Halifax County, Va. before 1764 (268) and to Surry County North Carolina, where we find him in 1782 (282).  He died there in 1796.  He was probably born in about 1740. <br>
  2. Joel Hurt II. He was a minor over 14 years of age on May 23, 1754 when a guardian was appointed for him in Amelia County. <br>
  3. Moses Hurt (d.1806) of Bedford County, Virginia.  This one is speculation. <br>
  4. Tabitha Hurt.  She married John Hendrick, son of Hans Hendrick who was living on Flat Creek in Amelia County, Va. on February 19, 1741. Hans Hendrick patented 400 acres of land on Flat Creek on the north side of Mayo's Branch on June 16, 1738. (Land Book 17, page 529) and died there in 1773. (Will Book 2 page 97, Amelia County, Virginia.)  Hans Hendrick, probably the father of this Hans Hendrick, was a next farm neighbor to William Hurt Senior and John Hurt (d.1723) in King William County, Va. In 1704.  Hans Hendrick Sr., William Hurt,Sr., William Hurt, Jr., and John Hurt (d.1723) lived on the south side of the Mattaponi River near where Herring Creek empties into the river and about a couple of miles upstream from the present town of Aylett.  It is still in King William County but is only a few miles southeast of the present Caroline County line.<P>
 

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on February 19, 1741.  “Hans Hendrick appointed surveyor of the road from Crofford’s home unto Burton's road over Fistt Creek.  John Harris, William Williams, William Brumfield, Wm Farley, Jr., John Hendrick, Hance Hendrick, Jr., &

Philemon Childress to be employed thereon.”  (Order Book 1, page 189, Amelia County, Virginia.)<P> 

(page 8)<P>

The February 19th 1741 order book record quoted above proves that John Hendrick was living in Amelia County, Va. as early as 1741.  He was undoubtedly a very young man in 1741.  If he married a daughter of a John Hurt, as he is said to have done it must have been a daughter of a John Hurt who was living in Amelia County at the time. John Hurt of Stocks Creek was the only known John Hurt living in Amelia County at that time, especially a John Hurt who would have been old enough to have been the father of the wife of John Hendrick.  This John Hurt of Amelia County was the oldest son of William Hurt, the elder.<P> 

  1. John5 Hurt, Junior. (John4, William, the elder3, John2, William Sr.1.)  He was a son of John Hurt, who in turn, was a son of William Hurt the elder (d.1749).  He was probably born in about 1740, and probably in Amelia County, Virginia.  I am identifying the John Hurt who was living on Stocks Creek in Amelia County, Va. (235), and whose wife was Margaret Hurt (252), as being a son of William Hurt, the elder (d. 1749).  Then the Stocks Creek John Hurt was the father of subject John Hurt Jr., which would mean that John Jr. was born in Amelia County for the  Stocks Creek John Hurt was living in Amelia County as early as 1736. (232.)<P>
 

John Hurt Junior moved to Halifax County, Va. before 1764.  (259.)  He sold out there in 1778 (277) and moved to Surry County, N.C. where we find him in 1782 (282).  He died there in 1796.<P> 

Will Book A, page 12, August Court (Superior Court) 1796, of Surry County, North Carolina, gives a 1796 inventory of the Estate of John Hurt by Mary Hurt, Admrx. John Hurt's wife was Mary Hurt who was called Polly.  I do not know the family name of Polly but because they named a son Robert King Hurt, I have a hunch that she was a daughter of Robert King (wife Mary) who died in Halifax County Va. in 1757 (277).  I have the following as the children of John and Polly Hurt of Surry County, N.C., viz:<P> 

  1. Joel Hurt.  He married Anny Hawkins Kerby by marriage bond in Surry County, N.C. dated May 13, 1793. (See 207).<BR>

(2) William Hurt.  He married Frances Cockerhan?) by bond in Surry County, N.C. dated March 8, 1807.<BR>

(3)  John Hurt of Rowan County N.C.   On January 20, 1808, he conveyed to the children of his brother, Charles Hurt, 469 acres of land in Surry County, N.C.  (Deed Book R, page 319, Surry County, N.C.  (See 197-284-609 for the Revolutionary War records of Joel, John and William Hurt who were probably sons of John and Polly Hurt. <br>

  1.   Robert King Hurt. He married Elizabeth Phillips by bond in Surry County N. C. dated September 11, 1803.  He died in Surry County, N.C. in 1832.  His will dated January 30, 1831, probated in 1832 and recorded in Will Book 4, page 39, Surry County, N.C. names six children. <br>

(5) Charles Hurt. I do not know the name of his wife, but have the names of four children. <br>

(6) Elizabeth (Betsy) Hurt.  She married Cornelius Woodruff by bond in Surry County, N.C. dated December 29, 1809. <br>

(7) James Hurt.  He was possibly the same James Hurt who married

Elizabeth Morris by bond in Halifax County, Va., dated December 6, 1786.  (See 156.) <br>

(8)  Sara Hurt. <br>

  1. Martha Hurt. <br>
  2. Thomas Hurt.<P>
 

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  1. Joel5 Hurt II. (John, William, the elder3, John, William Sr1)

He was a son of John Hurt of Amelia County, VA and a grandson of William Hurt, the elder (d.1749).  He was probably born in about 1738 in Amelia County, Va.  Joel sold out in Amelia County in JuIy 1768 (187-188) and in August of that year, he moved to Halifax County Va,  He acquired land there adjoining John Hurt, who was undoubtedly his brother John Hurt, Jr,  on Buffalow Creek.  Joel's first wife was Mary Hurt who died in Amelia County in 1767 (184-186).  He married a second time to Tabitha Collins, daughter of James Collins of Halifax County, Va.  in 1768 (89).  Record No. 188 shows that he was a grandson of William Hurt the elder (d. 1749) and a nephew of Elisha Hurt and WilIiam Hurt.  He soId out in Halifax County Va, in 1778 (200). We find him in Wilke County, Georgia the same year, 1778 (198).  In 1785 and 1788 we find him still in Wilkes County (201-204).  In 1798 and 1799 we find him in  Greene County, Ga which was created in 1786 out of Wilkes County (212-213-214). It appears that Joel Hurt II settled on Little River in that part of Wilkes County that became Greene County in 1786.  I know of one child by his first wife Mary, viz: Sarah Anderson Hurt; and one child by his second wife  Tabitha, viz: William Hurt (189-213). For more on Joel Hurt II see above under heading of John(4) Hurt, his father and under the heading of John(5) Hurt, Junior, his brother. <P> 

  1. Moses (5) Hurt of Bedford County, Virginia.  (John(4), William, the elder(3), John(2), William Sr.(1)).  In putting down Moses Hurt of Bedford County, Virginia, (d. 1806) down as a son of John Hurt (son of William Hurt, the elder), I am frankly speculating, or even guessing, But I feel sure that he was either a son or a grandson of William Hurt the elder (d.1749). The names of his children and grandchildren tell me that.  William Hurt, the eIder, had a son named Moses Hurt, but due to the tradition in the Lewelling Hurt (1776-1847), grandson of Moses Hurt (d. 1783), line that that line descended from William Hurt and Moses Hurt, and further due to record No. 383, I am putting down Moses Hurt of Amelia County (d.1783) as a son of William Hurt, the elder. This leaves Moses Hurt of Bedford County (d. 1806) as a grandson. It appears that John Hurt, oldest son of William Hurt, the elder, was the only one of the sons of the elder who could have been old enough to have been the father of Moses Hurt of Bedford County.  Of course I can be completely wrong about this, although the names of the chiIdren and grandchildren of Moses Hurt of Bedford County mark him strongly as of the William Hurt, the elder line. <P>
 

The wilI of Moses Hurt of Bedford County was dated February 1, 1802, probated July 28, 1806, and recorded in Bedford County, Virginia, in Will Book 3, page 121.  His wife was Ruth Hurt, daughter of James Turner.  He named seven children in his will, viz:<BR>

  1. James Hurt. (2) Elisha Hurt. (3) Nathan Hurt. (4) WilIiam Hurt.  (5) Littleberry Hurt. (6) Apphia Hurt Stone. (7) Mary Hurt.<BR>
 

For more details about these children, see record No. 415. <P> 

If my record (166) of the sworn statement of James Hurt, oldest son of Moses Hurt of Bedford County, is correct, then this Moses Hurt must have been born in the middle 1720’s in order to have been old enough to have had a son born as early as 1749. However, that statement of James Hurt came to me through someone else, second hand so to speak, and I have not seen the original record of it. It could be that the date is wrong. The fact that this Moses Hurt named his first born son James might suggest that Moses Hurt’s father was James Hurt.  But we might go wrong on that because the father of his mother, Ruth Turner Hurt, was named James, from whom the name may have come. <P>

James Hurt, son of Moses Hurt of Bedford County, moved to Maury County, Tennessee. His brothers, Nathan and William, moved to Kentucky.  Littleberry Hurt went to Louisiana. <P>

        

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(3) Joel [4] Hurt I.  (William, the elder [3], John [2], William Sr. [1])

His wife was Hannah Hurt (175).  He appears to have been one of the youngest sons of William Hurt, the elder (d. 1749) and his wife, Ann Hurt.  He was probably born in that part of King William County, Virginia, that became part of Caroline County in 1727.  He lived in Caroline County, Virginia, until at least 1756 (174, 175, 176).  I am confident that he was the Halifax County, North Carolina, Joel Hurt.  He shows up in 1758 in that part of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, that became Halifax County in 1758.  He bought land there on June 27, 1758, and said that he was then living in Edgecombe County (177) (Deed Book 6, page 312, Halifax County, North Carolina).  He sold out in Halifax County, North Carolina, by deed dated July 24, 1789 (Deed Book 17, page 186, Halifax County, North Carolina).  He then moved to Hancock County, Georgia, in the 1790’s and died there after 1798.  I identify four children for certain and possible a fifth child, viz: <P> 
 

3. Joel(4) Hurt I. (William(3), the elder, John(2), William(1), Senior). His wife was Hannah Hurt (175). He appears to have been one of the youngest sons of William Hurt, the elder (d.1749) and his wife Ann Hurt. He was probably born in that part of King William County, Va. that became part of Caroline County in 1727. He lived in Caroline County, Va. until at least 1756 (174-5-6). I feel confident that he was the Halifax County N.C. Joel Hurt. he shows up in 1758 in that part of Edgecombe County, N.C. that become Halifax County in 1758. he bought land there on 6-27-1758 and said that he was then living in Edgecombe County (177) (Deed Book 6, page 312, Halifax County, N.C.). He sold out in Halifax County, N.C. by deed dated 7-27-1789. (Deed Book 17, page 186, Halifax County, N.C.). He then moved to Hancock County, Georgia in the 1790s and died there after 1798. I identify 4 children for certain and possibly a 5th child, viz: <p>

(1) William(5) Hurt. He was born in 1756, and probably in Caroline County, Va. He died in Hancock County, Ga. on 10-1-1812. He married Frances Yancey, daughter of Jeconias Yancey of Halifax County, N.C., on 1-16-1777 (612). She died on 9-9-1790. He married a second time to Mary Hunnicut on 6-28-1794. There were 5 children by his first wife, viz: <p>

      (1) Henry(6) Hurt, born 9-1-1778 and died in 1850.<br>

      (2) Elizabeth(6) Hurt, born 11-1-1780. <br>

      (3) Mary(6) Hurt, born 8-29-1782. <br>

      (4) Joel(6) Hurt, born 3-9-1784 and died 1843. <br>

      (5) Sarah(6) Hurt, born 6-25-1786. She married Charles S. Hurt on 2-22-1802. Charles S. Hurt was born on 7-28-1775 and died 10-2-1846. <br>

William(5) Hurt had five children  by his second wife, Mary Hunnicut, viz: <br>

      (6) William(6) Hurt, born on 6-17-1795 and died 10-14-1849. (This death date is probably an error, as his Will was probated in Russell County, Ala. on 9-26-1848). <br>

      (7) Martha(6) Hurt, born 5-18-1797. <br>

      (8) Ann(6) Hurt died young. She never married. <br>

      (9) Rebecca(6) Hurt, born 4-26-1802. <br>

      (10) Caroline(6) Hurt, born 10-28-1807. <br>

(2) Elisha(5) Hurt. I do not know the year of his birth, but he probably was born in the latter part of the 1750s. He died in Warren County, Ga. in 1829. He married Priscilla Brinkley, daughter of Judith Brinkley of Halifax County, N.C. and had three children, viz: <br>

      (1) Benjamin(6) Hurt. <br>

      (2) William(6) Hurt. <br>

      (3) Polly(6) Hurt, who married Austin Baker (68). <br>

(3) Mary(5) Hurt. She married Captain Edmund Gamble of Halifax County, N.C. <br>

(4) Elizabeth(?)(5) Hurt. She married William Burt of Halifax County, N.C. (See record No. 211). <br>

(5) Joel(6) Hurt, Junior. I am speculating on this one. The fact that Joel Hurt, Senior, of Hancock County, Ga. signed those four deeds of gift in 1798, as “Joel Hurt, Senior”, indicates that there was a Joel Hurt, Junior. (208-209-210-211). This Joel Hurt, Junior may have been the father of Joel, John, Joseph and William Hurt who were living in Spartanburg County, S.C. in the very first part of the 1800s. (216-313-341-642. He may have been the Joel Hurt who was shown by the 1790 U.S. Census as living in Spartanburg County, S.C. in 1790. <p> 

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4. William(4) Hurt. (William(3), the elder, John(2), William(1), Senior). He was a younger son of William(3) Hurt, the elder (d.1749) and his wife Ann Hurt. I do not know the year of his birth, but believe that he was born somewhere around 1720; probably in King William County, Va., probably in that part that became of Caroline County in 1727. I believe that William(3), the elder, was living near where Herring Creek runs into the Mattaponi River in the upper part of present day King William County and near the present town of Aylett, until after the death of his father, John(2) Hurt, in 1723. He then appears to have moved to the 400 acre tract between Polecat Creek and Reedy Swamp, south of the Mattaponi River in the lower part of present day Caroline County, where he lived until his death in 1749. (581-582-589). This subject William(4) Hurt, son of the elder, appears to have moved to Amelia County, Va. in the early, to the middle, part of the 1750s and established his residence on the upper courses of Flat Creek on land patented by his father in 1734 and 1738 and in the same vicinity as where Hans Hendrick lived. This land was in Nottoway County when that county was created in 1788. William(4) Hurt lived there until his death in 1796. <p> 

This subject William(4) Hurt, son of the elder, married twice. I do not know the name of his first wife, but it may have been Rachel Hurt, (502). His second wife was Charity Hurt. According to his Will dated 6-31-1789, probated in December 1796 and recorded in Nottoway County, Va., Will Book 1, page 247, he had six children, all by his first wife, except John(5) Hurt who was a son of his second wife, Charity Hurt. The children were, viz: <br>

      (1) Benjamin(5) Hurt. His wife was Judith Forrest Hurt, daughter of Abraham and Judith Forrest of Nottoway County, Va. He died in Prince Edward County, Va. in 1776, the same year in which his father died. (49). <br>

      (2) William(5) Hurt, Jr. I believe that his wife, Sarah Hurt, was a daughter of Abraham and Judith Forrest of Nottoway County and a sister of Judith Hurt, wife of William’s brother, Benjamin Hurt, (49). <br>

      (3) John(5) Hurt. He was born on 9-8-1773 in that part of Amelia County that became Nottoway County in 1788 and died there on 9-18-1822. He inherited his father’s home place on Flat Creek in the Northwestern corner of present day Nottoway County and lived there all his life. He married Nancy (Ann) Newman, daughter of Rice Newman, in Amelia County, Va. by bond dated 4-13-1795. They had 11 children. <br>

      (4) Obadiah(5) Hurt. He married twice. He first married Winnie Beasley, in Prince Edward County, Va. by bond dated 5-19-1783. He married a second time to Nancy Davenport in Prince Edward County, Va. by bond dated 2-18-1802. He died in Prince Edward County in 1812 and left six children. (For the names of his children, etc., see 474). <br>

      (5) Elizabeth(5) Hurt. She married Matthew Robertson by bond in Amelia County, Va. dated 5-5-1785. She died in Amelia County in 1810, (80). <br>

      (6) Ann(5) Hurt. She married William Beasley. I do not know the date. She was already dead when her father made his Will in 1789. She had four children. <p> 

5. Moses(4) Hurt Senior. (William(3), the elder, John(2), William(1), Senior). That he was the son of William(3) Hurt, the elder, (d.1749) fits the tradition handed down in the Lewelling Hurt (1776-1847) (son of Moses Hurt’s son Abselom Hurt) line (my line) and the 5-10-1751 order book record in Caroline County (383) seems to confirm this. I believe that this Moses Hurt, Senior was the Moses Hurt, who witnessed the Will of William(3) Hurt, the elder, dated 4-11-1748, (381). The wife of Moses Hurt, Sr. was  

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Ann Hurt who predeceased him. (See 408 for more details). He was probably born in King William County, Va. in the first decade of the 1700s and died in Amelia County (Nottoway County after 1788) in 1783. His Will dated November 7, 1783 and recorded in Will Book 3, page 230 in Amelia County, Va. indicates seven children, viz: <p>

      (1) Millicent(5) Hurt. She married Thomas Chambers before 1752 (387) (For their 14 children see 370). <br>

      (2) Moses(5) Hurt, Junior. His wife was Elizabeth Hurt. (For family and details see 89-412-413). <br>

      (3) Elizabeth(5) Hurt. Her husband was John White. (For family and details see 79). <br>

      (4) Sarah(5) Hurt. She married twice. (For family and details see 517). <br>

      (5) Zacheus Hurt. For family and details see 650-659. <br>

      (6) Absalom(5) Hurt. For family and details see (9-10-11-12). <br>

      (7) A son whose name I do not know. He was the father of Martha(6) Hurt, who was called his granddaughter by Moses(4) Hurt, Sr. in his 1783 will. her father was dead then. Martha married David Thomas in Amelia County, Va. by bond dated November 27, 1784.<p>

   

6. James(4) Hurt. (William(3), the elder, John(2), William(1), Sen’r.). I am speculating that this James Hurt shown in 112-113 and 114, wife Ann Hurt, although before 1756 he lived in King William County, in the upper part near the Caroline County line was the a son of William(3) Hurt, the elder (d.1749). These two tracts of land that James(4) Hurt sold in 1756, “adjoining William Hurt’s tract” are not exactly located because there are two William Hurts living in Amelia County at that time. One, a son of William(3) Hurt, the elder, lived in the southwest part of Amelia County on Flat Creek which was in the northwestern corner of Nottoway County after 1788. The other William Hurt, I believe was a son of James(3) Hurt (brother of William(3), the elder) and lived in the northern part of Amelia County in the Stocks Creek area where James(3) Hurt patented that 1263 acres of land in 1736. The location and how he acquired this land described in those 1756 deeds (112-113-114) will have some bearing on any speculating that he was a son of William(3) Hurt, the elder. <p> 

No. 114 shows that James(4) Hurt and wife, Ann, appeared in Court in Amelia County, Va. on 2-26-1756. This shows that they were in Amelia County at that time. Although, in No. 113 they say that they lived in St. David’s Parish, King William County. Number 116-117-118-119 show James(4) Hurt and James(5) Hurt, Jr. in the Amelia County militia in 1756. Although 6-7-124 shows a James Hurt, who I believe was a son of Abraham Hurt, he could not have been old enough to have had a son in the militia in 1758. Therefore, I am speculating that James(4) Hurt in 114 stayed in Amelia County and was the James Hurt in the 1758 militia in Amelia County and that he was the father of James(5) Hurt, Jr. also in the 1758 militia in Amelia County. <p> 

2. James(3) Hurt of the July 18th, 1722 deed. (John(2), William(1), Sen’r.).He was probably born in the 1690s. I do not know when he died. He lived in the upper (northwest) part of the present day King William County, Va. Probably in the vicinity of where his father John(2) (d.1723), lived. We know that John(2) (d.1723) lived on the south side of the Mattaponi River where Herring Creek runs into the river, which is about two miles upstream from the present town of Aylett. James(3) patented 1263 acres of land on September 8th, 1736 in the northern part of Amelia County, Va. on Stocks Creek and near the Appomattox River. But it does not appear that he lived in Amelia County (101). His wife Hannah Hurt was named in that 1722 deed. <p> 

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I am not able to identify any of the children of James(3) Hurt for certain, but assign the following to him on a speculative basis as they seem to fit better that way, viz: <p>

      (1) Mary(4) Hurt. She married John Bickley on April 14th, 1736 (358) and had 12 children. 5 sons and 7 daughters as named in the old John Bickley’s Bible record of which I Have a photostat copy. The Bickley family lived in King William County, Va. before they moved to Louisa County, Va. John Bickley probably married Mary Hurt before they moved from King William County. <br>

      (2) James(4) Hurt. He married Jane Bickley, probably a sister of John Bickley, who was a son of Joseph and Sarah Shelton Bickley, of King William County, Va. (The fact that the Bickley’s lived in the same county with James(4) Hurt supports my speculation that Mary Hurt Bickley and James Hurt (husband of Jane Bickley) were children of James(3) Hurt). Jane Bickley married James Hurt before 3-26-1737, for on that day was born Humphrey Bickley of Mary Hurt Bickley and on which day James(4) and Jane Bickley Hurt were sureties of some nature. James and Jane Bickley Hurt had an only child, John(5) Hurt, the celebrated Revolutionary War Chaplain who was born in about 1738 and died in Louisa County, Va. in 1801. In Vol. 10, pages 126 etseq, Series 1, William and Mary Historical Magazine, Mr. Thomas H. Ellis (before 1902) quotes from a letter he received in 1879 from Mrs. Caroline E. Eubanks of Lynchburg, Va. about date found among her mothers papers after her mother’s death, from which date Mrs. Eubanks quoted the following: “John Bickley married Mary Hurt. They had 12 children, 5 sons and 7 daughters. Jane Bickley married Mary Hurt’s brother, they had one child, the ‘Parson’.” <br>

      (3) Joshua(?)(4) Hurt. (342) The photostat copy of the old Bible record of the John and Mary(4) Hurt Bickley family, which I have, shows a Hurt, which I and some others read as “Joshua Hurt” though the “Joshua” (?) is very hard to read, was a surety of some nature at the birth of Hannah Bickley on January 8th 1744/5. He was probably a brother of Mary(4) Hurt Bickley.  <br>

      (4) Abraham(4) Hurt. The first record shown in my “Early Hurt Records” as No. 1, shows Abraham and his wife, Mary Hurt, as witnesses in a case at Court in Amelia County, Va. on July 17, 1741. However, Abraham Hurt was in Amelia County earlier than that. In July 1962, Miss Tyler Louthan of Richmond, Va., found a record in Order Book 1, page 37, Amelia County, Va. where Abraham Hurt was on the jury in that county on October 14th, 1737. The last record that I have on him, also in Amelia County, was in 1768 (8). I estimate that he was born somewhere around 1710 and died after 1768. I speculate that he was a son of James(3) Hurt because of where he lived and close associations. His wife was Mary Hurt (5). I believe the James(5) Hurt of No. 6 in 1764 and No. 7 in 1765 and numbers 124 and 125 was a son of Abraham, named for Abraham’s father. I think that James Hurt of numbers 130 (1768) and 158 (1787) was the same person as this James Hurt, who I think was a son of Abraham(4) Hurt. <br> 

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      (5) William(4) Hurt (d.1795). I am speculating that he was a son of James(3) Hurt who was a son of John(2) Hurt and a brother of William(3) Hurt, the elder (d.1749). He was the James(3) Hurt of the 1722 King William County deed. <p> 

In July 1962, Miss Mary Tyler Louthan of Richmond, Va. found a number of interesting records in the oldest Amelia County, Va. order books, but undiscovered before. These make a valuable contribution to our store of early Hurt records. A number of these old records concern Abraham Hurt. One of these I quote as follows: <p> 

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on December 21, 1744. “In the action of debt between James Taylor and Mary his wife Ex & Exec of John Aylett deed plt and Abraham Hurt Deft the Sherif having returned the Deft not to be found and he failing to appear an attachment is ordered to issue against his estate for xx    pounds currt money returnable to the next court.” (Order Book 1, page 292, Amelia County, Va. <br>

The issuing of an attachment against the “estate” of Abraham Hurt might suggest that he may be dead, and that the subsequent records about Abraham Hurt, down as far as 1768, must refer to another man by the name of Abraham Hurt. But I do not believe that was the case. Proof that Abraham(4) Hurt was not dead on December 21,1744 is provided in my records 1 and 5, on page 1 of my “Early Hurt Records”. In No. 1 dated July 17, 1741, the wife is given as “Mary Hurt”. In record No. 5, his wife is still “Mary Hurt” and that record is dated November 8, 1750. <p> 

It is noted that I have speculated that Abraham Hurt was a son of James(3) Hurt. But it could be that Abraham was a brother of the Stock’s Creek John Hurt(4) Hurt who we find in Amelia County, as early as 1736. This John(4) Hurt was a son of William(3) Hurt, the elder (d.1749). Abraham went to Amelia County close to the time John(4) Hurt moved there. They lived very close together in the northern part of Amelia County. Also it is noted that John(4) Hurt helped Abraham in his suit against Thomas Prewitt (See record 3). <p> 

There was another John Hurt in Amelia County, Va. for whom we have records from 1755 to 1770 (See records 260-261-270-272-275 and 277). It is just possible he was a son of Abraham Hurt. The time and place would support this guess. The last record in Amelia County that we have on him is dated in 1770. He may have moved across the Appomattox River into Powhatan County after 1770 (277) and became the John Hurt of the 7-31-1777 record (283) and possibly the father of Zachariah Hurt, the Revolutionary War soldier, who is said to have been born in Pawhatan County. <p> 

I do not know the family name of Mary Hurt, the wife of Abraham Hurt. Record No. 359 gives a Mary Hurt in Amelia County in 1755, who was a daughter of John Wingo of Amelia County. Of course, I do not know, but she fits exactly as to place and time. And I do not know of any other Hurt in Amelia County that could have been her husband. <p> 

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5. William(4) Hurt. (James(3), John(2), William(1), Senior). I am speculating that he was a son of James(3) Hurt of the 1722 deed. I do not know when this William Hurt was born. He was probably a grown man when he was a surety of some nature at the birth of Mary Bickley on 2-3-1746/7. He died in Amelia County, Va. in 1795. I know that this was the same William Hurt who was a surety at the birth of Mary Bickley because John(5) Hurt, the Revolutionary War Chaplain, who we know was a son of James(4) and Jane Bickley Hurt, named this William Hurt’s oldest son, Anderson (Anson) Hurt, as a beneficiary under his will dated in 1801. John Hurt, the Chaplain, called him Anderson Hurt. Anson was probably a nickname, short for Anderson (22). He was called Anderson Hurt in several Amelia County Court records. William Hurt’s wife was not named in his will dated 10-25-1793, probated on 10-22-1795 and recorded in Amelia County, Va. in Will Book 5, page 210. She, no doubt, was dead by then. This William Hurt lived in the northern par of Amelia County, Va., in the Stocks Creek section close to the 1263 acre grant to James(3) Hurt in 1736. He may have lived on part of that grant. <p> 

There was another William Hurt living in Amelia County at the same time as our subject William(4) (d.1795). This other William Hurt was a son of William(3), the elder (d.1749) and died in that part of Amelia County that was cut off of Amelia County in 1788 and made into the new County of Nottoway. He died in 1796. I do not know the name of the wife of our subject William(4) Hurt (d.1795). It may have been Caroline. The U.S. 1790 Census has the word Caroline after his name. His wife may have been an Anderson. William Hurt named his oldest son Anderson (Anson). There was an Anderson family living near where William Hurt lived in the Stocks Creek section in the northern part of Amelia County. He signed his name to his will and to several deeds at different times by mark. He named ten children in his will, as follows: <p>

(1) Anson(5) Hurt. His real name was undoubtedly Anderson Hurt (22). He was a first cousin of John(5) Hurt, the Revolutionary War Chaplain, and was named as a beneficiary under the 1801 will of the Chaplain. He was called Anderson Hurt in that will and in several Amelia County order book records. He married Winnefred Dunnavant, daughter of Hodges Dunnavant in Amelia County, Va. by bond dated 5-25-1789. Winnefred died in 1853. I do not know when Anson was born. He died in Amelia County in 1820. (Order Book 31, pages 144-145, Amelia County, Va.) I have identified nine children of Anson and Winnefred Hurt. Eight of them from Order Book 40, page 350, dated 5-28-1840, Amelia County, Va. The nine children are as follows: <br>

      (1) John(6) Beckley Hurt, born 6-25-1798 and died 7-7-1868. <br>

      (2) William(6) C. Hurt, died in Amelia County about 1833. <br>

      (3) Martha(6) P. Hurt, married Allen Wingo. <br>

      (4) Nancy(6) J. Hurt, married Thomas M. Cobb. <br>

      (5) Elizabeth(6) W. Hurt, married John W. Sadler. <br>

      (6) Caroline(6) M. Hurt, married Nathan S. Seay. <br>

      (7) Emiline(6) Hurt, married James R. Colby. <br>

      (8) Purifee(6) H. Hurt, married Joseph H. Clay. <br>

      (9) Samuel(6) A. Hurt, married Mary Alice Nunnally in Amelia County, Va. by bond dated 8-27-1838. The order of the births of the nine children is not known to me. <br>

  1. Cary(5) Hurt. I have been unable to trace him (34-55). October 24th, 1799, Cary Hurt vs James Robertson etal, is the last record that I have found on him. (Order Book 22, page 410, Amelia County, Va.)<br>
 

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(3) John(5) Hurt. He married Elizabeth Allen, daughter of Samuel Allen, in Amelia County, Va. by bond dated January 8, 1801. See will of Samuel Allen dated 5-6-1817 in Will Book 42, page 170, Amelia County, Va. <br>

(4) Hannah(5) Hurt. <br>

(5) Owney(5) Hurt. <br>

(6) Metiley(5) Hurt. She married James Sadler in Amelia County, Va. by bond dated 12-31-1783. The marriage record gives her name as “Matilda Hurt”, daughter of William(4) Hurt. <br>

(7) Lovina(5) Hurt. <br>

(8) Mary(5) Hurt. She married Samuel Sadler in Amelia County, Va. by bond dated 12-23-1789. <br>

(9) Sally(5) Hurt. <br>

(10) Jenny(5) Hurt. <p> 

3. John(3) Hurt. (John(2), William(1), Sr.). This was the John Hurt, son of the July 18th, 1722 fragmentary part of deed record that was salvaged from the 1885 fire in King William County, Va. in which James(3) Hurt conveyed 74 1/2 acres of land to his brother, William(3) Hurt. He was probably born in the 1680’s. I am unable to estimate the date of his death. He was a son of John(2) Hurt (d.1723). So far, I have not learned the name of his wife. Numerous references to a John Hurt (probably our subject, John(3) Hurt) in the 1732-1740 Caroline County order book makes no mention of his wife. I have found nothing, other than family tradition, about any children. I am speculating, with some support from family tradition, that the following were his children, viz: <p>

      (1) John(4) Hurt. Record no. 229 shows a John Hurt as constable in Caroline County as early as December 14, 1732.  This may have been the father who was around 50 years of age at that time. But a constable’s job would be more of a young man’s job. Moza Hurt was constable in Caroline County in 1752 when he was in his early twenties. A John Hurt was constable in Caroline County for 1733 (233-234), 1739 (236), 1743 (253),1752 (258) and 1753 (259). The father may have been constable during the earlier of these years and the son took over thereafter. Then there was John(4) Hurt, father of John(5) Hurt, Jr. and Joel(5) Hurt II, and oldest son of William(3) Hurt, the elder (d.1749), who moved to Amelia County from Caroline County before 1736. <p> 

Before continuing with the suppose children of “John(3) Hurt, son of John(2)”, lets see if we can get a little more light on these elusive John Hurts. they have haunted me ever since I started this work. <p> 

In 1760 it was “Ordered John(3) Hurt, Sen. be levy free” (264). That was in Caroline County. I have been told on good authority that in those days, when the County Court ordered a person free from paying taxes it was because the person was old and/or infirm. Now if this John Hurt, Sen. was old enough and/or infirm enough to be freed from paying taxes in 1761, how old was he? I have estimated that “John(3) Hurt, son of John(2) was born in the first part of the 1680s. if he were the 1760 John Hurt, Sen., he would have been nearly 80 years old then. Then he apparently was still living in 1765 (269) when he would have been over 80. That of course, could have been, but was John Hurt, Sen. the same person as “John Hurt, son of John? If he were a son, then in 1760 he could not have been older than in the middle fifties. Then would he have been classed as old and/or infirmed and be free from paying taxes? <p> 

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If the 1760 John Hurt, Sen. was not this “John Hurt, son of John”, then who was he? Could he have been John Hurt, the oldest son of William(3) Hurt, the elder (d.1749). This could hardly be for the 1760 John Hurt, Sen. of Caroline County had a son John Hurt, Jr. who was still in Caroline County in 1765 (271), whereas John Hurt, Jr., grandson of William Hurt, the elder (d.1749)  was living in Halifax County, Va. in 1764 (268) and lived there until 1778 when he moved to Surry County, N.C. (268-291). So the identity of that 1760 John Hurt, Sen. still eludes us. His son, John Hurt, Junior (262-267-271 and maybe 276) may have been the father of Garland Hurt (d.1818), John Hurt (1766-1853), William O. Hurt (d.1819) and George Hurt, brothers of Bedford County, Va. who were born in Caroline County, Va. in the 1760s and whose father in known to have been a John Hurt of Caroline County, Va. <p> 

Now to continue the supposed children of “John(4) Hurt son of John”: <br>

      (2) Benjamin(4) Hurt. He was born in the first decade of the 1700s and died in Caroline County, Va. in 1769 (34). <br>

      (3) Philemon(4) Hurt. He was born in the first decade of the 1700s and died in Caroline County, Va. in 1739 (486). <br>

      (4) Moses(4) Hurt. He was born in the first decade of the 1700s. Unless by some chance he was Moses Hurt, Senior. <br>

      (d.1783) of Amelia County, Va. and it appears that the Moses Hurt, Senior (d.1783) of Amelia County was a son of William(3), the elder (d.1749), I do not know what became of him. <br>

      (5) Titus(4) Hurt. He had a son, Titus(5) Hurt, Jr. who died in 1763 (562). <br>

      (6) James(4) Hurt. (103-104-105-106-107-110-111-115-132-136-147-152). This was probably the same James Hurt who was in Spottsylvania County, Va. in 1756 (115) and in Culpeper County, Va. in 1769 (132) and until his death in 1789 (152 for family). <p> 

1. John(4) Hurt.  (John Hurt, son of John(3), John(2), William(1), Senior). He may have been the father of the John Hurt who lived in Caroline County, Va., who was in turn, the father of John Hurt who was born in Caroline County in 1766 and died in Bedford County, Va. on 4-2-1853 with pneumonia at the age of 87 (273) and his brothers, Garland Hurt (d.1818), William O. (d.1819) and George Hurt. Considerable more research work must be done on these various John Hurts in order to ever get them into their respective families, if it is ever done at all. <p>

Editors Note: John and Garland, sons of this John Hurt is my line.  The following is what I have on this family. <br>

      (1) John(5) Hurt, born in 1766 in Caroline County, Va. Died 2 Apr 1853 in Bedford County, Va. First wife was Polly Chaffin, they were married 30 Dec 1803 in Bedford County, Va. They had

      10 children. His second wife was Sarah, they had no children. <br>

      (2) Garland(5) Hurt, born in 1768 in Franklin County, Va.  Died in 1818 in Bedford County, Va. He married Betsy Ann Tucker on 4 Feb 1788 in Amherst County, Va. They had 6 children. <br>

      (3) Sarah(5) Hurt, born about 1770 in Franklin County, Va.  She married James Dudley on 12 Mar 1790 in Albemarle County, VA. <br>

      (4) William(5) O. Hurt, born about 1772 in Franklin County, Va. Died in 1819, place of death is unknown. He married Rittoi (Rittie) Page on 5 jun 1792 in Albemarle County, Va. <br>

      (5) Nancy(5) Hurt, born ca 1774. She married Moses Moore on 4 Jan 1796. <br>

      (6) George(5) Hurt. Date of birth and death is unknown. He married Polly Mobley on 15 Oct 1798 in Albemarle County, Va. <br>

      (7) Mary(5) Hurt, born about 1778. she married John Dudley on  29 Dec 1798. <br>

      (8) James(5) Hurt, born about 1780 in Franklin County, Va. He  married Mary Patterson on 1 sep 1806 in Albemarle County, Va.  They had 7 children. <br>

      (9) Catherine(5) (Catey) Hurt. I have no information on this person. <p> 

2. Benjamin(4) Hurt. (John(3), John(2), William(1), Sr.). He was born in the first decade of the 1700s and died in Carolina County, Va. in 1769 (34). His son James(5) Hurt was executor of his estate. He left a will but the record of it was lost during the Civil War along with most of the Caroline County records, except the order books. I do not know the name of his wife. I can identify two children, viz: <p>

      (1) Benjamin(5) Hurt, Jr. (d.1781). <br>

  1. James (5) Hurt. (120-121-122-123-126-127-131-133-134-135-137-138-139). His wife was Clara Hurt who is thought to have been a daughter of Robert Sale. James Hurt died in 1772. They had two children, viz: 1. Agnes (6) Hurt, married Richard Peatross on 5-3-1787 (14). 2. Elizabeth(6) Hurt, married Thomas Ellis 5-3-1787 (82). It is noted that Agnes and Elizabeth married on the same day in Spottsylvania County, Va. <p>
 

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1. Benjamin(5) Hurt, Jr. (Benjamin(4), John(3), John(2), William(1), Sr.). He was a son of Benjamin(4) Hurt who died in Caroline County, Va. in 1769 (34). It is hard to estimate the year of his birth, but it was probably in the 1720s. I do not know the name of his first wife. She died, probably in the middle 1750s. He married a second time to Ann (Nancy), but I do not know her family name. Her oldest son, and probably her oldest child, was born in 1759. With this as a guide, it is likely that they married in about 1757 or 1758. This Benjamin Hurt, Jr. died in Caroline County, Va. in 1781. In his will dated January 19, 1781, probated in Caroline County on February 8, 1781 ( Caroline County, Va.   wills, 1742, 1762, 1830, plats 1777-1840, page 29), he named his wife, Ann Hurt, who survived him and nine children, viz: (39) <br>

      (1) William(6) Hurt was a son by his first wife. We call him “Beaver Hat” to distinguish him from the other William Hurts, because his father left him a beaver hat in his will. The other eight children were the children of his second wife, Ann Hurt. <br>

      (2) Benjamin(6) Hurt. He was born in 1759 and died in 1835.  He was an officer in the Commissary Dept. in the Revolutionary War. <br>

      (3) Ann(6) Hurt. She married Matthew Peatress. <br>

      (4) John(6) Hurt. <br>

      (5) Rebecca(6) Hurt. She married William Venable in Caroline County, Va. by bond dated 12-14-1794. <br>

      (6) Titus(6) Hurt. <br>

      (7) Molly Hurt. As Polly Hurt she married Wilson Turner in Caroline County, Va. by bond dated 5-3-1797. <br>

      (8) Frances(6) Hurt. <br>

      (9) James(6) Hurt. <p> 

Ann (Nancy) Hurt survived her husband for nearly 40 years and died in about the year 1818. Her husband in his 1781 will left her practically all of his estate for her life. At her death in about 1818 the estate was then distributed to the children as his will directed (19). <p> 

2. Benjamin(6) Hurt III. (Benjamin(5), Benjamin(4), John(3), John(2), William(1), Sr.). He was the son of Benjamin(5) Hurt, Jr. (d.1781) and his second wife, Ann Hurt. He was born in Caroline County, Va. in 1759 and died in 1835. He was an officer in the American Army of the Revolution. He married Frances Richeson by in Caroline County, Va. by bond dated 1-16-1795 (48). Family records show the exact date of his death was July 27, 1835 (ILI2). There were four children by his first wife, Frances Richeson Hurt, viz. <p>

      (1) James(7) Hurt. He was born in July 1796 and died 1-23-1842, age 45 years and six months. <br>

      (2) Thomas(7) Hurt. He was born 9-13-1798 and died 2-16-1870.  He married Mary Margaret Croughton Peatress, widow of William  D.Peatress who died on 2-6-1829, by bond dated 12-21-1829.  Her family name was Croughton. <br>

      (3) Jane(7) R. Hurt. She was born in November 1804 and died on July 6, 1839, age 34 years and 8 months. She married Henry Stuart (No relation to Mary Stuart, 2nd wife of Benjamin Hurt (1759-1835)) on March 10, 1823. <br>

      (4) Benjamin(7) Hurt. He was born in 1802 and died May 9, 1850, age 48 years. <p> 

The first wife of Benjamin(6) Hurt (1759-1835), Frances Richeson Hurt died and he married a second time to Mary Stuart on 11-13-1815. There were three children by this second marriage, viz: <br>

      (5) William(7) Y. Hurt. He married Laura Seay. <br>

      (6) Rebecca(7) S. Hurt. She married Reubin Chapman, by bond dated 8-10-1843. <br>

      (7) Mary(7) Frances Hurt. She married Joseph P. Sutton in Caroline County, Va. by bond dated 10-11-1841. <p> 

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Mary Stuart Hurt died in Haywood County, Tn. in 1860. (Will Book 30, page 627, Caroline County, Va. refers to her will dated 3-7-1854, probated in Haywood County, Tn. on 3-7-1860 (5B40). I inspected the record of this will at Brownsville, Haywood County, Tn. but it was so badly faded that it was impossible to read it. <p> 

3. Philemon(4) Hurt. (John(3), John(2), William(1), Sr.). I am speculating that he was a son of “John Hurt son of John”. He was probably born in the first decade of the 1700s and died in Caroline County, Va. in 1739 (See 486). He left no will. His wife was probably Elizabeth Hurt. (See 75-78-484 for records and comments). Griggs Yarbrough was appointed administrator of his estate on December 14th 1739 (486). Philemon Hurt was in his thirties when he died in 1739. I do not have direct proof as to any children, but have good circumstantial evidence that the following two were his children, viz: <br>

      (1) Moza(5) Hurt. <br>

      (2) Philemon(5) Hurt of Mecklenburg, Va. <p> 

1. Moza(5) Hurt. (Philemon(4), John(3), John(2), William(1), Sr.). I believe that Moza Hurt was a son of Philemon Hurt (d.1739) whose wife was probably Elizabeth Hurt who was probably a daughter of Richard Pond of Caroline County, Va. He was born in Caroline County, Va. somewhere around 1730 and died in Halifax County, Va. in 1793. He was married twice. Family papers of some of his descendants show that his first wife and mother of his children was Mary Hurt. (487 seems to support their claim, 487 also helps support my claim that Philemon Hurt (d.1809) of Mecklenburg County, Va. was a brother of Moza Hurt). Moza Hurt moved from Caroline County, Va. to the part of Bedford County, Va. that was created from Bedford County and made into Campbell County in 1781. This move was before July 1768 (450). He moved across the Staunton River into Halifax County, Va. between 1780 and 1782 and died there in 1793. He married a second time to Phebe Mann, widow of Robert Mann who died in 1780, in Halifax County, Va. by bond dated 4-18-1782 (461). She died in 1795. His will dated 12-15-1791,  probated on 1-28-1793 and recorded in Halifax County, Va. in Will Book 3, page 35, names seven children, all by his first wife, viz: (466). <p>

(1) Philemon(6) Hurt, born in Caroline County, Va. on Oct. 6th 1758 and died in Carroll County, Tn. in the 1830s. He married Elizabeth Mann, daughter of Robert Mann, on 12-11-1780. <br>

(2) Jane(6) Hurt. She married John Adams. She was dead in 1791 when Moza Hurt made his will. <br>

(3) Bettie(6) Hurt. She married Michael Prewitt. <br>

(4) Sarah(6) Ellen Hurt. She married Benjamin Byrd Prewitt in Halifax County Va.by bond dated 1-30-1782. <br>

(5) James(6) Hurt. He was born in 1763, probably in Caroline County, Va. and died in Campbell County, Va.in 1819. He married Agnes Mann Harrison, a widow and daughter of Robert Mann of Halifax County, Va. in that county by bond dated  1-30-1782. <br>

(6) Patience(6) Hurt. She married Samuel Hubbard in Halifax County, Va. by bond dated 10-31-1791. <br>

(7) Prudence(6) Hurt. She supposedly was a twin to Patience. <p> 

(1). Philemon (6) Hurt. (Moza(5), Philemon(4), John(3), John(2), William(1), Sr.). He was born in Caroline County, Va. on Oct. 6th 1758. He was the son of Moza(5) Hurt and his first wife who is said to have been Mary. He moved from his home in Halifax County, Va. in 1827 and settled in Carroll County, Tn. where he died sometime in the 1830s. He married Elizabeth Mann, daughter of Robert Mann of Halifax County, Va. on 12-11-1780.<p> 

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This Philemon(6) Hurt, son of Moza(5) Hurt, was a Baptist preacher.  I can identify four children, viz: <br>

1. Robert(7) Hurt. He was born in Halifax County, Va. on 8-2-1781 and died in Carroll County, Tn. on 12-26-1841 and is buried in family burial plot at his old home place near McLemoresville, his old Carroll County, Tn. These figures were taken from his grave marker there. He was a Baptist Minister. I can identify eight children. <br>                                 

      (2) Sarah(7) (Sally) Hurt. She married John Robin Hall in Halifax County, Va. by bond dated 8-18-1800. They moved to Carrol County, Tn. <br>

      (3) Martha(7) “Patsy” Hurt. She married Nathaniel Barksdale in Halifax County, Va. by bond dated 11-14-1803. They moved  to Carroll County, Tn. <br>

      (4) James(7) Mann Hurt. He was born in Halifax County, Va. in  1797 and died at Milan, Tn. on 4-3-187, (9A134). He married Martha “Patsy” Marshall in Wilson County, Tn. on March 14, 1817 and moved to Carrol County, Tn. They moved to Milan, Tn. in 1868 where he died. He was buried in his family burial plot at his old home place near McLemoresville, Tn. His wife died in 1876. They had twelve children. <p> 

1. James(6) Hurt. (Moza(5), Philemon(4), John(3), John(2), William(1), Sr.). He was son of Moza(5) Hurt and his first wife whose name is said to have been Mary. He was born in Caroline County, Va. in 1763 and died in Campbell County, Va. in 1819. He, like his brother Philemon Hurt, was a Baptist Minister. He married Agnes Mann Harrison, a widow and daughter of Robert Mann of Halifax County, Va. in that county by bond dated 6-20-1782, His will dated 4-9-1819, probated on 11-8-1819, is recorded in Will Book 4, page 211, in Campbell County, Va. His wife, Agnes Hurt, survived him. His will names the following children, viz: <p>

      (1) John(7) Mann Hurt. He was born in Campbell County, Va.in  1784  and died there. He married Elizabeth Demaris Cocke, daughter of George Cocke, in Campbell County, Va. by bond dated 3-19-1805. I have, so far, identified three children. <br>

      (2) Harrison(7) Henry Hurt. He was born in Campbell County, Va died in Jackson County, Al. in 1866. He was a captain in the War of 1812. He married Sally Baker Smith, daughter of William H. Smith. She was born in 1783 and died in 1855. They had eleven children. <br>

      (3) William(7) C. Hurt. He married Sarah Smith Devin, daughter of Robert Devin, on 9-25-1810. His first cousin, Robert(7) Hurt, was the Minister. <br>

      (4) Matilda(7) Hurt. She married Clement Clark in Campbell County, Va. by bond dated 3-22-1821. <br>

      (5) Lucinda(7) L. Hurt. She married Sterling McDearman. <br>

      (6) Polly(7) Hurt. She married John A. Maddox. <br>

      (7) Patience(7) P. Hurt. She married Cornelius McHandy in Campbell County, Va. by bond dated 1-21-1811. <p> 

James Hurt, in his will, mentioned a granddaughter, Martha M, Hurt. She may have been a daughter of one of his sons named above. But more likely, she may have been a daughter of a son who was dead when James Hurt made his will in 1819. <p> 

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2. Philemon(5) of Mecklenburg County, Va. (Philemon(4), John(3), John(2), William(1), Sr.).He was a brother of Moza and both were undoubtedly sons of Philemon(4) Hurt who died in Caroline County, Va. in 1739. (See 486-487-488-489-490-494-497). I do not know the exact year that this Philemon Hurt moved from Caroline County, where he was born in the 1730s to Mecklenburg County, but it was after the 6-15-1765 Court order in Caroline County (489-490). He married Mary Wagstaff, daughter of Bazzle Wagstaff and his wife Sarah Wagstaff. The year and place of this marriage I do not exactly know. I believe they married in Mecklenburg County, Va. sometime in the later part of  the 1760s (487). Philemon Hurt was still in Caroline County in 1765 (See 488-489). He died in Mecklenburg County, Va. in 1809, or possibly in the very first part of 1810. See 497 which gives us the names of nine children, viz: <br>

      (1) William(6) Hurt. He married Bety Hudson in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 7-27-1790. Minister’s return. <br>

      (2) Philemon(6) Hurt, Jr. He married Mary Hudson in Mecklenburg, County, Va. on 6-15-1818. The Mecklenburg County records show him living in Tennessee in 1812, when the estate of his father was being settled. He undoubtedly returned to his old home in Mecklenburg County because he married there in 1818. However, they all appeared to have moved away for the marriage records are the last records I can find on any of them in Mecklenburg County. <br>

      (3) James(6) Hurt. He died in 1810. He married Ermine Vaughn in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 9-11-1809. <br>

      (4) Moza(6) Hurt. He married Sally Overton, daughter of John Overton, in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 11-27-1800. <br>

      (5) Wagstaff(6) Hurt. <br>

      (6) Sarah(6) Hurt. She married Lewis Gregg. <br>

      (7) Anna(6) Hurt. She married James Jones in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 4-19-1804. She was born in Mecklenburg County, Va. in 1784 and died in Davidson County, Tn on January 27,   1858. <br>

      (8) Polly(6) Hurt. She married James E. Elam in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 10-28-1812. <br>

      (9) Patience(6) Hurt. She married William Elam. <p> 

4. Joseph(3) Hurt. (John(2), William(1), Sr.). I am speculating that this Joseph Hurt was a son of John(2) Hurt (d.1723) and his wife, Sarah Hurt, instead of being a grandson, as well as he may have been. His home was in King William County, Va. He appears to have lived in Amelia County, Va. for a while, at least. Then he appears to have moved back to King William County. He patented land in Amelia County in 1740 (317). In the order book record shown in 320, it might be interpreted that Joseph Hurt was dead in 1742. However, he sold the land he patented in 1740, by deed dated 5-18-1744. He said in that 1744 deed that he was then living in King William County (See 317-318-320-321-322-323-324 and 325). There was a Joseph Hurt living in Caroline County, Va. according to records shown as 326 to 335 inclusive from 1752 to 1762. I am not able to even speculate as to who his family was. If this subject Joseph(3) Hurt left any children, I am not able, so far, to identify any of them. <p> 

Revised August 15, 1963. <br> 

Oscar H. Hurt  <br> 

216 Buena Vista, <br>

Memphis 12, Tenn. <p>         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

        

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  1. James6 Hurt.  (Moza5, Philemon4, John3, John2, William, Sr.1).  He was a son of Moza Hurt and his first wife whose name is said to have been Mary.  He was born in Caroline County, Virginia, in 1763 an died in Campbell County, Virginia in 1819.  He, like his brother, Philemon Hurt, was a Baptist minister.  He married Agnes Mann Harrison, a widow and daughter of Robert Mann of Halifax County, Virginia, by bond in that county date June 20, 1782.  His will dated April 9, 1819, probated on November 8, 1819, is recorded in Will Book 4, page 211, in Campbell County, Virginia.  His wife, Agnes Hurt, survived him.  His will names the following children, viz:
 

James Hurt, in his will, mentioned a granddaughter, Martha M. Hurt.  She may have been a daughter of one of his sons named above.  But more likely, she may have been a daughter of a son who was dead when James Hurt made his will in 1819. <p>

 
 

2. Philemon(5) of Mecklenburg County, Va. (Philemon(4), John(3), John(2), William(1), Sr.).He was a brother of Moza and both were undoubtedly sons of Philemon(4) Hurt who died in Caroline County, Va. in 1739. (See 486-487-488-489-490-494-497). I do not know the exact year that this Philemon Hurt moved from Caroline County, where he was born in the 1730s to Mecklenburg County, but it was after the 6-15-1765 Court order in Caroline County (489-490). He married Mary Wagstaff, daughter of Bazzle Wagstaff and his wife Sarah Wagstaff. The year and place of this marriage I do not exactly know. I believe they married in Mecklenburg County, Va. sometime in the later part of  the 1760s (487). Philemon Hurt was still in Caroline County in 1765 (See 488-489). He died in Mecklenburg County, Va. in 1809, or possibly in the very first part of 1810. See 497 which gives us the names of nine children, viz:

(1) William(6) Hurt. He married Bety Hudson in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 7-27-1790. Minister’s return.                    

(2) Philemon(6) Hurt, Jr. He married Mary Hudson in Mecklenburg, County, Va. on 6-15-1818. The Mecklenburg County records show him living in Tennessee in 1812, when the estate of his father was being settled. He undoubtedly returned to his old home in Mecklenburg County because he married there in 1818. However, they all appeared to have moved away for the marriage records are the last records I can find on any of them in Mecklenburg County.

(3) James(6) Hurt. He died in 1810. He married Ermine Vaughn in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 9-11-1809.

(4) Moza(6) Hurt. He married Sally Overton, daughter of John Overton, in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 11-27-1800.

(5) Wagstaff(6) Hurt.

(6) Sarah(6) Hurt. She married Lewis Gregg.

(7) Anna(6) Hurt. She married James Jones in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 4-19-1804. She was born in Mecklenburg County, Va. in 1784 and died in Davidson County, Tn on January 27, 1858.

(8) Polly(6) Hurt. She married James E. Elam in Mecklenburg County, Va. on 10-28-1812.

(9) Patience(6) Hurt. She married William Elam.

 

4. Joseph(3) Hurt. (John(2), William(1), Sr.). I am speculating that this Joseph Hurt was a son of John(2) Hurt (d.1723) and his wife, Sarah Hurt, instead of being a grandson, as well as he may have been. His home was in King William County, Va. He appears to have lived in Amelia County, Va. for a while, at least. Then he appears to have moved back to King William County. He patented land in Amelia County in 1740 (317). In the order book record shown in 320, it might be interpreted that Joseph Hurt was dead in 1742. However, he sold the land he patented in 1740, by deed dated 5-18-1744. He said in that 1744 deed that he was then living in King William County (See 317-318-320-321-322-323-324 and 325). There was a Joseph Hurt living in Caroline County, Va. according to records shown as 326 to 335 inclusive from 1752 to 1762. I am not able to even speculate as to who his family was. If this subject Joseph(3) Hurt left any children, I am not able, so far, to identify any of them.

 

Revised       

August 15, 1963.     

Oscar H. Hurt

216 Buena Vista,    

Memphis 12, Tenn.

 
 
 
 
 

62-6B53-1809---Colby Hurt, Bedford County, Va.<br>

A marriage agreement with Nancy Edwards as to property rights of Nancy

Edwards children was recorded in Bedford County, Va. in Deed Book 13,

page 461, dated in 1809.<br>

(Note by O.H.: The marriage records of Bedford County, Va. gives the

marriage bond date for the marriage of Colby Hurt to Nancy Edwards as

4-7-1808.)<p>

 

63-5B71-1783---Cornelius Hurt, Charlotte County, Va.<br>

Cornelius Hurt married Edy Perrin by bond in Charlotte County, Va. dated

9-29-1783.<br>

(Page of Marriage Register of Charlotte County, Va.)<p>

 

64-1L48-1761---Dorothy Hurt, Elizabeth City County, Va.<br>

Under the will of Alexander Kennedy of 2-3-1761 in Elizabeth City

County, Va.<br>

“To Mrs. Dorothy Hurt, widow of Rev. Hurt”.<br>

(Wills & Administrations Elizabeth City County, Va., page  160).<p>

 

65-1B66-1650---Edward Hurt<br>

Under date of 5-22-1650, James Williamson received a land grant of 1150

acres on north side of Rappahannock River for bringing to the Virginia

Colony 23 persons including Edward Hurt.<br>

(Page 190, Cavaliers and Pioneers).<p>

 

66-6B55-1797---Elijah Hurt, Bedford County, Va.<br>

Elijah Hurt married Polly Overstreet, daughter of Thomas Overstreet by

bond in Bedford County, Va. dated 12-20-1797.<p>

 

67-9A41-1749---Elisha Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a court held for Caroline County, Va. on 5-12-1749. Elisha Hurt was

one of the witnesses to the will of his father, William Hurt, the Elder,

dated 4-11-1748 and probated in Caroline County, Va.on 5-12-1749.<br>

(Order Book 1746-1754, page 147, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

68-10A18-1758---Elisha Hurt, Warren County, Georgia.<br>

Elisha Hurt, son of Joel Hurt of Halifax County, N.C. and later of Hancock County, Ga., and brother of William Hurt (1756-1812) is thought to have been younger than his brother, Willaim. He was probably born in about 1758. He moved to Warren County, Ga., where we find him buying land there as early as 1756. He died there in 1829. His will date 3-24-1829, probated on 4-6-1829 and recorded in Warren County, Ga. on 5-20-1829 in Will Book 1810-1829, pages 191-194, names three children, viz: (1) Benjamin Hurt. (2) William Hurt (3) Polly Hurt, married Austin Baker. Elisha Hurt did not mention his wife in his will which seems to indicate that she had predeceased him. His wife’s name was Prescilla Brinkley Hurt, daughter of Judith Brinkley of Halifax County, N.C.  Judith Brinkley mentions Prescilla Hurt as her daughter in her will dated 6-20-1797, probated at the November 1799 Term of Court and recorded in Halifax County, N.C. in Will Book 3, page 332.(10A21).<p>

 

69-2B39-1768---Elisha Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

Elisha Hurt, deceased, lived in Caroline County, Va. and probably died there. He was mentioned as a son of William Hurt, the elder(d.1749) and uncle of Joel Hurt in a Release Deed (or instrument) signed by Joel Hurt on 6-14-1768. Elisha Hurt was dead then and appears to have recently died intestate and without children.<br>

(Deed Book 10, page 6, Amelia Co,Va.)<p>

 

70-10A20-1778---Elisha Hurt, Halifax County, N.C.<br>

Elisha Hurt of Halifax County, N.C., son of Joel Hurt, was a witness to a deed dated 6-13-1778 wherein his father, Joel Hurt of Halifax County, N.C. conveyed land in Halifax County, N.C. to William Bossman.<br>

(Deed Book 14, page 134, Halifax County, N.C.)<p>

 

71-6B52-1778---Elisha Hurt, Bedford County, Va.<br>

Elisha Hurt and wife, Milly(Mildred Stratton) Hurt conveyed 101 acres of land in Bedford County, Va. to Stephen Goggin by deed dated 1-23-1778.<br>

(Deed Book 6, page 157, Bedford County, Va.)<br>

Elisha Hurt was a son of Moses Hurt and wife, Ruth Turner Hurt. He was born in the first part of the 1750s. I do not know whether he was born in Bedford County or in Caroline County for his parents moved from Caroline County to Bedford County along about the time that Elisha was probably born. He died in Bedford County in the first part of 1810. He married Mildred Stratton before 11-23-1778(See above mentioned deed of that date). He called his wife “Milley”. They had 12 children, according to the legatees given in his estate records and her will dated 6-13-1818 probated 7-27-1835 and recorded in Bedford County, Va. Will Book 9, page 57, and from the marriage records of Bedford County, Va. Their cxxx children were as follows, but not in the order of their births:<br>

(1) John Hurt.<br>

(2) Joel L. Hurt, born 1801 and died 2-25-1881. Married Nancy Whitely by

bond in Bedford County, dated 2-13-1830.<br>

(3) Elisha Hurt Jr. He married Elizabeth Squires by bond in Bedford

County dated 10-17-1810. They moved to Maury County, Tenn.<br>

(4) Moses Hurt, wife Polly Hurt.<br>

(5) Henry Hurt, married Rhoda Wright by bond in Bedford County 12-24-179<br>

(6) Bird Hurt, Wife Susan Hurt. Moved to Maury County, Tenn.<br>

(7) William Hurt. I think he was the William Hurt who married Mary

Rucker by bond in Bedford County, Va. dated 12-24-1810.<br>

(8) Sally Hurt, married Isaac Preston in Bedford County bond 9-22-1800.<br>

(9) Jane Hurt, married Alex Smith Bedford County bond 11-17-1810.<br>

(10)Milley Hurt, married Lewis Turner, Bedford County bond

12-23-1805.<br>

(11)Jenny Hurt.<br>

(12)Polly Hurt, married William Stratton, Bedford County bond

3-28-1808<p>

 

72-5B1-1782-1787---Elisha Hurt, Bedford County, Va.<br>

Elisha Hurt was listed as a Virginia tax payer in Bedford County, Va. In 1782-1787 with ? poll.<br>

(Page 64, Virginia Tax Payers 1782-1787, other than those published by the U. S. Census Bureau.)<p>

 

73-6B28-1796---Elisha Hurt, Warren County, Ga.<br>

Elisha Hurt (son of Joel Hurt of Halifax County, N.C.) bought land from Henry Green in Warren County, Ga. by deed dated 3-31-1796.<br>

(Deed Book 17 96-1800, page 167A, Warren County, Ga.)<p>

 
 

74-8B3-1735---Elizabeth Hurt, New Kent County, Va.<br>

From Vestry Book of Blisland Parish, New Kent and Elizabeth City Counties, Va. 1721-1786, At Goodwyb Institute Library, Memphis, Tenn., on page 60, date 10-14-1735--To Elizabeth Hurt for maintaining her children-300--On page 75--At a Vestry held for Blisland Parish at the uper Church, 9-29-1740- To The. Taylor for keeping Elizabeth Hurt’s three children--400. On page 77--To Edward Linsey for burying Elizabeth Hurt. 10-15--1741--35.<p>

 

75-1K4-1737---Elizabeth Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 7-8-1737.<br>

“Suit Mary Brown vs estate Richard Pond. It is ordered Elizabeth Hurt on oath before head Lynch what part of estate of said Richard Pond she hath in her ands”.  (Order Book 1732-1740, page 435, Caroline County, Va)<br>

(Note by O.H.: See 484-1G18-1736- under heading of Philemon Hurt. In that action on 3-11-1736, like this one, mary Brown was seeking to find some of the assets of the Estate of Richard Pond to attach, except the

3-11-1736 action was seeking to find out if Philemon Hurt held any of the assets of the estate of Richard Pond. What was the relation of Pond and the wife of Philemon Hurt? Was Elizabeth a daughter of Richard Pond and the wife of Philemon Hurt? Looks that way to me. Was Mary Brown a sister of Elizabeth Hurt and they were scrapping over the estate of their father? It probably was that way.)<p>

 

76-5B54-1765---Elizabeth Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

Elizabeth Hurt, wife of Moses Hurt Jr. of Amelia County, Va. joined her husband in conveying to Jacob Davis of Amelia County, Va. 100 acres of land on Cabin Creek adjoining Wm Cross etal in Amelia County, Va.(After

1788 was in Nottoway County). This land was near the place his father, Moses Hurt Sr. on the north bank of the Great Nottoway  River.<br>

(Note by O.H.: We do not know the family name of this Elizabeth Hurt, but she is thought to have been a daughter of Stephen Cocke who owned land adjoining the place of Moses Hurt Sr. and who was one of the executors named in the will of Moses Hurt Sr. made in 1783.)<p>

 

77-   -1776---Elizabeth Hurt, Essex County, Va.<br>

Elizabeth Hurt married William Bomar of Essex County, Va. in about 1766.  I do not know the name of the family of this Elizabeth, nor the county where she lived. As Essex County borders Caroline County, she may have lived in Caroline County before she married William Bomar. Their second son, Rev. Thomas Bomar, born in Essex County in 1770 and died in Spartansburg, S.C. in 1830, was the father of Elizabeth Bomar Hurt (1819-1893), wife of Wilson Nosbitt Hurt(1812-1868). The figures are from grave markers and “The writings of Rev. Thomas Bomar” edited

and published by Wilson Nosbitt Hurt in 1837. The old book referred to is in the possession of Mrs. J.W. Frazer of Landrum, S.C. She is a daughter of Rev. Edward E. Bomar of Richmond, Va. who was a grandson of Elisha Bomar, who was a brother of of the Rev. Thomas Bomar.<p>

 

78-7B43-1769---Elizabeth Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va.<br>

Elizabeth Hurt asks leave to turn a road-Ordered.<br>

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 118, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

79-1B1-1783---Elizabeth Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

Elizabeth Hurt was a daughter of Moses Hurt Sr. and his wife, Ann Hurt and mentioned in the 1783 will of Moses Hurt Sr. as Elizabeth White. I do not have a record of her marriage but she is said to have married John White whose will is dated 12-20-1803, probated 9-6-1804 and recorded in Will Book 2, page 106 in Nottoway County, Va. The will mentions wife, Elizabeth White and seven children, viz:<br>

(1) Seanny White. (2) Purify White. (3) Polly White. (4) John White.

(5) Willis White. (6) Pleasant White. (7) Elizabeth A. Grigg.<p>

 

80-1B1-1785---Elizabeth Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

Elizabeth Hurt, daughter of William Hurt(d. 1796) and his first wife (name not now known), married Matthew Robertson by bond in Amelia County, Va. dated 5-5-1765. She died in Amelia County in 1810. Her will

dated 6-9-1809, probated on 11-22-1810 and recorded in Will Book 7, page 594 in Amelia County, Va. named a son, Lloid Robertson, (See1QA76).<p>

 

81-1K23-1787---Elizabeth Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a court held for Caroline County, Va. on 4-  -1787.<br>

Elizabeth and Agnes orphans of James Hurt, chose William Young as their guardian.<br>

(Order Book 1787-1789, page 1, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

82-10A119-1787---Elizabeth Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

Elizabeth Hurt married Thos. Ellis in Spottsylvania County, Va. on May 3, 1787.<br>

(Page 24 of Original MSS--Douglas Register, page 70).<br>

(Note by O.H.: Elizabeth Hurt was a daughter of James and Clara Hurt of Caroline County, Va. James Hurt died in Caroline County in 1772. Clara Hurt is believed to have been a daughter of Robert Sale but no x proof of this is available.)<p>

 

83-13A3-1799---Elizabeth Hurt, Halifax County, Va.<br>

The will of Samuel Pointer dated 1-19-1799 and recorded in Will Book 6, page 53, Halifax County, Va. mentions a daughter, Elizabeth Hurt. There is a Marriage bond recorded in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in Halifax County, Va. dated 7-23-1798 for Anderson I. Hurst to marry Elizabeth Pointer, witness Kemp Hurst.<br>

(Marriage Book 1, page 40, Halifax County, Va.)<br>

(Note by O.H.: The marriage bond gives the name as Hurst but the will of Samuel Pointer gives the name clearly as Hurt.)<p>

 

84-9A45-1811---Elizabeth Hurt, Culpepper County, Va.<br>

On 9-16-1811, Elizabeth Hurt, widow of Moses Hurt, deceased, was allotted dower.<br>

(Will Book F, page 240, Culpepper County, Va.)<p>

 

85-9A15-1775---Francis Hurt, Virginia.<br>

Francis Hurt, a Virginia soldier of the Revolution (not further

identified).<br>

(Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, 1775-1783, by John

Hastings Gwathmey, page 405.)<br>

(Note by O.H.: This Francis Hurt has not been identified, but he may

have been the Francis Hurt who married Peggy McTaggart in Prince Edward

County, Va. on 7-27-1785 and who may have been a son of Benjamin and

Judith Forest Hurt of Prince Edward County, Va.)<p>

 

86-5B63-1785---Francis Hurt, Prince Edward County, Va.<br>

Francis Hurt married Peggy McTaggart, daughter of Philip McTaggart, by

bond in Prince Edward County, Va. dated 7-18-1785. The xx marriage was

on 7-27-1785.<p>

 

87-1K23-1787---Garland Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a court held for Caroline County, Va, on 6-  -1787.<br>

Richard Johnston vs Garland Hurt, Plaintiff recovered.<br>

(Order Book 14, 1787-1789, page 123, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

88-8B44-1788---Garland Hurt, Amhurst County, Va.<br>

Garland Hurt, with the consent of his father, John Hurtt, married Betsy

Ann Tucker, daughter of Matthew Tucker, by bond in Amherst County, Va.

dated 2-4-1788.<br>

(Note by O.H.: They moved to Bedford County, Va. and lived there until

his death in 1818. She was living in 1843 when she said that she was 78

years old. That would place her birth in 1765. She died in 1850.)<p>

 

89-6B46-1789---Garland Hurt, Pittsylvania County, Va.<br>

Garland Hurt, son Moses Hurt, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth Hurt married

Martisha Thurston, daughter of John Thurston, by bond in Pittsylvania

County, Va. dated 9-25-1789. Surety Thomas Shelton.<br>

The following is taken from the papers of Mekin Spencer Hurt II, son of

Moses Hurt(8-4-1804--7-31-1865) who was a son of Garland and Martisha

Hurt. Mekin S. Hurt II was born in the first part of the 1840s and died

in Russell County, Va., where he lived all of his life, in 1930 Garland

Hurt and his brother, Moses Hurt(d. 1849) moved from Pittsylvania

County, Va. to Washington County, Va. in about 1796. In about 1803,

Garland Hurt moved his family to Russell County, Va. which borders

Washington County on the west. Garland settled with his family at

Barret’s Chapel on swords Creek in Russell County and lived there

the rest of a long life and died there on Nov. 7, 1839. His wife, “xxxx

“Martitia” as he called her, died there in about 1818. He married again

to Rebecca,(I do not know her family name). There were ten children(The

Mekin Hurt papers do not say if any were by his second wife. All were

probably by his first wife.) The ten children were as follows, viz:<br>

(1) William Darby Hurt. He was born in the 1790s and died in 1847.<br>

(2) John T. Hurt. Moved to Boone County, Indiana.<br>

(3) Mekin S. Hurt(Uncle of Mekin S. Hurt, author of the Mekin Hurt

paper<br>

(4) Absalom Hurt.(Signed some papers as Absalom E. Hurt.)<br>

(5) Moses Hurt, born 8-4-1804 and died 7-31-1865(Father of Mekin

Hurt).<br>

(6) Mary Hurt, married Isaac Johnson(no date given).<br>

(7) Elizabeth T. Hurt, married Martin P. Herndon. Moved to Boone

Co.Ind.<br>

(8) James Leslie Hurt, He died young.<br>

(9) Sarah (Sally) Hurt married Thomas H. Boger and moved to West Va.<br>

(10) Cynthia A. Hurt, married John Barrett.<br>

The Mekin S. Hurt papers state that Garland Hurt was an officer in the

Revolutionary War and his son, William Darby Hurt was an officer in the

War of 1812. Garland’s son, Moses Hurt, had his father’s war pistol and

saber for years but they where finally lost. “The saber was made of

silver, bright as a new silver dollar. The barrel of the pistol was of

brass. The whole pistol was about 18 inches long.”<p>

 

90-6B63-1805---Garland Hurt, Bedford County, Va.<br>

Garland Hurt was appointed constable in Bedford County, Va. on

2-25-1805.<br>

(Deed Book II, page 1207, Bedford County, Va.)<p>

 

91-13A43-1798---George Hurt, Albermarle County, Va.<br>

George Hurt married Polly Mabry by bond in Albermarle County, Va.)<p>

 

92-9A126-1843---George Hurt, Virginia.<br>

Mrs. Betsy Ann Hurt, Bedford County, Va., widow of Garland Hurt, on Oct.

7, 1843, gave her age as 78 and declared that George Hurt and Harry

Robinson served in the Revolutionary War with Jesse, Isaih and Dr. Drury

Tucker(Her brothers) (I believe that George Hurt was a brother of her

husband, Garland Hurt(d.1818)-O.H.<br>

(Amherst County in the Revolution, page 172, Cossitt Library, Memphis,

Tennessee.)<p>

 

93-5B71-1787---Gilbert Hurt, Charlette, Va.<br>

Gilbert Hurt married Sarah Wood in Charlotte County, Va. by bond dated

12-20-1787.<p>

 

94-5B42-1722---Hannah Hurt, King William County, Va.<br>

Hannah Hurt, wife of James Hurt, joined him in conveying 74½ acres of

land to his brother, William Hurt, by deed dated 7-18-1722.<br>

(Deed Book 2, page 107, King William County, Va.)<p>

 

95-11A9-1789---Henry Hurt, Fayette County, Ky.<br>

Henry Hurt was shown as a tax payer for Fayette County, Ky. on

2-16-1789.<br>

(Kentucky Tax Payers of 1790, page 49).<p>

 

96-6B55-1798---Henry Hurt, Bedford County, Va.<br>

Henry Hurt, son of Elisha and Milley Stratten Hurt, married Rhoda Wright

in Bedford County, Va. by bond dated 12-24-1798.<br>

Note by O.H.: Henry Hurt was probably born in Bedford County in the

1770s and died there in 1826. His wife, Rhoda Wright, died in Bedford

County in 1831. Her will dated 12-15-1830, probated 7-25-1831 and

recorded in Bedford County, Va. in Will Book 7, page 512, gives the

names of eight children, viz:<br>

(1) Elizabeth Hurt appears to have been the same Elizabeth Hurt who

married Wm. H. Brown by bond in Bedford County dated 9-27-1819.<br>

(2) Mildred Hurt, married Joseph Cambell by bond in Bedford County, Va.

dated 1-9-1827.<br>

(3) Jane Hurt. Appears to be same Jane Hurt who married Benjamin Irvine

by bond in Bedford County, Va. dated 1-23-1837.<br>

(4) John W. Hurt, married Elizabeth Beard by bond in Bedford County, Va.

dated 11-1-1831.<br>

(5) William Hurt.<br>

(6) Nancy Hurt, married Wm. L. Hatcher by bond in Bedford County, Va.

dated 11-5-1832.<br>

(7) Florentine Hurt, married Caleb Hatcher by bond in Bedford County,Va.

dated 11-3-1836. The bond gives her name as Florentine M. Hurt.<br>

(8) Patrick Henry Hurt, married Nancy Ann Duckwiler, daughter of Joseph

Duckwiler, by bond in Montgomery County, Va. dated 9-21-1844 and was

married on 10-3-1844. These children are believed to be given in the

will in the order of their births as the will says that John, William,

Nancy Florentine and Patrick Henry Hurt were the five youngest

children.<p>

 

97-9A142-1682---Isabella Hurt, King and Queen County, Va.<br>

Isabella Hurt married Philip Pendleton, son of Henry Pendleton of

Norwick, England, in 1682. They apparently lived in King and Queen Count

Va. It is possible that Isabella Hurt lived in that part of King and

Queen County that became King William County ib 1702 where we know the

earliest Hurt families lived. Philip Pendleton is said to have died in

1721. Their children were, viz:<br>

(1)Henry Pendleton, born in 1683 and died in 1721.He married Mary Taylor

daughter of James Taylor. She married a second time to Edw. Watkins.<br>

(2)Elizabeth Pendleton, born about 1685 and died about 1761. She married

Samuel Clayton.<br>

(3)Rachel Pendleton, married John Voss.<br>

(4)Philip Pendleton, married Elizabeth Rolland.<br>

(5)John Pendleton, born 1691 and died 1775.He married a Miss

Tinsley.<br>

(6)Catherine Pendleton, born 1693. She married John Taylor.<br>

(7)Isabella Pendleton. She married Richard Thomas. (William and Mary

Magazine, Vol. 24, Series 1, page 256).<p>

 

98-11A6-1705/06---James Hurt, Perquimans County, North Carolina.<br>

Perquimans Court SS. Att a Court held att the Home of Mr. Dennis

Macclendon the 6th day of January Anno Dui 1705/6/ “Upon Petition of Sam

Bond praying to prove Three Rights is admitted & proves Rights to one

Hundred & Fifty acres of land by the Importacon of Henry Grace, James

Hurt & William Bruing & assignes the Same in open Court to Isaac

Wilson”.<br>

(Colonial Records od North Carolina, page 651).<p>

 

99-10A140-1722---James Hurt, King William County, Va.<br>

By deed dated 7-18-1722, James Hurt and wife, Hannah Hurt, conveyed to

his brother, William Hurt, 74½ acres of land in King William County,

Va.(Deed Book 2, page 107, King William County, Va.)<br>

(Note by O.H.: James and William Hurt(d.1749) were sons of John Hurt

(d.1724) and grandsons of William Hurt, Sr,(d, after 1704). This 74½

acres place was ¼ of the 298 acres patented by William Hurt Sr. on

10-24-1701 and is located near where Herring Creek runs into the Matta-

poni River, on the south side of the river, about two miles upstream

(northwest) from the present day Aylett, Va.It was in St. David’s Parish

after 1744.(Colonial Caroline, page 101, also IL42). This 74½  acres

was left to James Hurt by the will of his grandfather, William Hurt

Sr.)<p>

 

100-9B68-1725---James Hurt, King William County, Va.<br>

James Hurt, on 8-17-1725, patented 368 acres of land on Polecat Creek

and Reedy Swamp in St. John’s Parish, King William County, Va. adjoining

William Eubanks(T.E. Cambell in his Colonial Caroline says it also

adjoined Hurt.<br>

(Land Book 12, page 253 or 258).<br>

(Note by O.H.: This land after 1727 was in St. Margaret’s Parish

Caroline County. On page 441 of The Colonial Churches of King and Queen

and King William Counties by G.C. Mason, it is stated that “When King

and Queen County was created in 1691, the area between the ridge and the

Pamunkey River, formerly a part of St. Peter’s Parish, was included in

St. John’s Parish, making it coterminous with Pamunkey Neck, which was

then formed into the new county of King William in 1701. The upper part

of St. John’s Parish was cut off as St. Margaret’s Parish in 1720, and a

similar division of St. Stephen’s Parish created Drysdale Parish in

1723”. I do not have the full wording of this 1725 grant to James Hurt,

but if the abstract of it is correct in placing the 368 acres on Polecat

Creek and Reedy Swamp, it appears that it was in St. Margaret’s Parish

in Caroline County after 1727. This grant was in 1725, but says that it

was in St. John’s Parish. This suggests that we may have some error in

the abstract given above of this 368 acre grant.)<p>

 

101-9B64-1736---James Hurt, King William County, Va.<br>

Under date of 9-8-1736, James Hurt of King William County, Va. patented

1263 acres of land on the lower fork of Stock’s Creek near the

Appomattox River in Amelia County, Va.(Land Book 17, page 178)<br>

(Note by O.H.: I have the full wording of this land grant, in 14A18. I

believe that this was the same James Hurt as the James Hurt who patented

368 acres of land on 8-17-1725 and was a son of John Hurt (d,1724) and a

brother of “John Hurt son of John”, William Hurt, the elder(d.1749) and

possibly Joseph Hurt.)<p>

 

102-11A100-1737---James Hurt,Louisa County, Va.<br>

James Hurt and his wife, Jane Bickley Hurt, were sureties of some nature

at the birth of Humphrey Bickley on 3-26-1737. Humphrey Bickley eas a

son of John Bickley and his wife, Mary Hurt Bickley who was a sister of

James Hurt. They appear to have been living in Louisa County, Va. at

that time. James and Jane Bickley Hurt were the father and mother of

John Hurt, the Revolutionary War Chaplain(d.1801), an only child.

William Hurt(died in Amelia County, Va. in 1795), either a bro- ther or

nephew(I believe he was a brother) of James Hurt and Mary Hurt Bickley,

was surety at the birth of Mary Bickley(daughter of John and Mary Hurt

Bickley, a photostatic copy of which I have.)<br>

(Note by O.H.: I have no proof, but I believe that this James Hur was a

son of James Hurt of King William County, Va. who was a son of John

Hurt(d.1724).<p>

 

103-1K5-1740---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 5-9-1740. Trespass Jno. S.

Nelson vs James Hurt dft not appearing attachment for 10 pounds.<br>

(Order Book 1732-1740, page 624, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

104-1G38-1740---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va. on 6-13-1740.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 6-13-1740.<br>

“In the action on the case between John S. Nelson plt and James Hurt Def

the said deft not appearing an--- is ordered to issue against him return

able to next Court”.<br>

(Order Book 1732-1740, page 617, Caroline County, Va.<p>

 

105-1K5-1740---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 8-8-1740.<br>

“Trappers Jno. S. Nelson vs Jas, Hurt Plntf having deed attachment and

attached Hunting Saddle belonging to Hurt, Jury ordered to next

Court”<br>

(Order Book 1732-1740, page 634, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 
 

106-7C7-1740---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 10-10-1740.<br>

John S. Nelson made oath to his account against James Hurt the balance

being eight pounds 12 shillings and 1 penny half penny current

money.<br>

(Order Book 1741-1746, page 17, part1, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

107-1K5-1740---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 11-14-1740.<br>

Jno. S. Nelson plntf Jas. Hurt deft-Jury to inquire of damages sustained

find for plntf 8: 12: 1½  current money.<br>

(Order Book 1741-1746, Vol. 1, page 22, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

108-13A35-1742---James Hurt, King William County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on 1-21-1742.<br>

“A deed from James Hurt to John Hurt proved by oaths of Thomas Prewett

and William Jordon two of the witnesses thereto”.<br>

(Order Book 1, page 228, Amelia County, Va.)<p>

 

109-7B3-1742---James Hurt, King William County, Va.<br>

Under the date of 1(?)-22-1742, James Hurt of King William County, Va

coveyed to John Hurt of Amelia County, Va. for 40 pounds current money

400 acres of land being part of a patent of a greater quantity bearing

date of 9-8-1742.(Note By O.H.: Meant 9-8-1736). Land Book 17, page 178)

in Amelia County, Va. and bounded by Paul Anderson, Anderson’s

commissary and Thomas Prewett. Witnesses: Henry Dawson, Thomas Prewett

and William Foster.(Deed Book 2, page 19, Amelia County, Va.)<br>

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on 2-18-1742.<br>

“A deed from James Hurt to John Hurt proved by Oaths of Thomas Prewett

and William Foster, two of the witnesses thereto”.<br>

(Order Book 1, page 228, Amelia County, Va.)<br>

(Note by O.H.: It is noted that the proof mentioned in No. 108, next

above, apparently refers to the same deed as referred to in this The

land grant to James Hurt dated 9-8-1736 was for 1263 acres on Stocks

Creek near Appomattox River in Amelia County, Va.)<p>

 

110-5B45-1747---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on   -  -1747.<br>

James Hurt was executor of the estate of John Yarbrough, deceased.<br>

(Page 472, Colonial Caroline by T. E. Cambell).<p>

 

111-9A42-1749---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 7-10-1749.<br>

“In a petition brought by Thomas Johnson against James Hurt, it is

ordered by ye Court that ye petitioner recover ag ye Deft the sum of one

pound fourteen shillings & eight pence half penny curt money which he is

ordered to pay the said plt with costs”.<br>

(Order Book 1746-1754, page 196, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 
 

112-5B53-1756---James Hurt, King William County, Va.<br>

On 2-26-1756, James Hurt and wife, Ann Hurt of St. David’s Parish in

King William County, Va. conveyed to Isaac Tinsley and Thomas Tinsley of

Rawley(Raleigh) Parish, Amelia County, Va. for 40 pounds, 200 acres of

land in Rawley Parish, Amelia County, Va., adjoining William Hurt’s

tract.<br>

(Deed Book 5, page 405, Amelia County, Va.)<p>

 

113-5B53-1756---James Hurt, King William County, Va.<br>

On 2-26-1756, James Hurt of St. David’s Parish, King William County, Va.

conveyed to Shein Cook of the Parish of Rawley(Raleigh) of Amelia

County, Va. for 40 pounds Cur. money, 200 acres of land in Rawley

Parish, Amelia County, Va. on corner of Wm.Foster & John Buttler, on

William Hurt’s line & Thomas Wingo line and Tinsley’s line. Ann Hurt

was wife of James Hurt.<br>

(Deed Book 5, page 402, Amelia County, Va.)<p>

 

114--11A67-1756---James Hurt, King William County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on 2-26-1756.<br>

“A deed from James Hurt to Shein Cook was acknowledged by the said James

and is ordered to be recorded and Ann the wife of the said Hurt

personally appeared in Court and being privily examined as the law

directs voluntarily relinquished her Right of Dower in the lands and

premises thereby conveyed”.<br>

(Order Book 4, page 33, Amelia County, Va.)<p>

 

115-9A48-1756---James Hurt, Spottsylvania County, Va.<br>

James Hurt was a witness to the will of William Waller dated 10-22-1756

and probated 5-6-1760 and recorded in Will Book B (1749-1759) page 18,

Spottsylvania County, Va.)<p>

 

116-1G40-1758---James Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

James Hurt etal were allowed 5 pounds 6 shillings each for mili- tary

service or supplies to Indians in Amelia County, Va in September

1758.<br>

(Hennings Virginia Statutes, Vol.7, page 202).<p>

 

117-1B66-1758---James Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

James Hurt in Amelia County, Va. militia in 1758.<br>

(Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776, by Crozier, pages 65-66.)<p>

 

118-1G40-1758---James Hurt Jr., Amelia County, Va.<br>

James Hurt Jr. etal were allowed 5 pounds 6 shillings each for military

services or supplies to the Indians in Amelia County, Va. in September

1758.<br>

(Hennings Virginia Statutes, Vol. 7, page 202.)<p>

 

119-1B66-1758---James Hurt Jr., Amelia County, Va.<br>

James Hurt Jr. was in Amelia County, Va. militia in 1758.<br>

(Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776, by Crozier, pages 65-66.)<p>

 

120-1K10-1762---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 1-14-1762.<br>

In the County Levy, William Johnson is mentioned as the assignee of

James Hurt.<br>

(Order Book 1759-1763, page 266, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 
 

121-1K12-1764---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 4-  -1764.<br>

Charles Crenshaw against James Hurt, Debt.<br>

(Order Book 1764-1765, page 93, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

122-1K12-1764---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 4-  -1764.<br>

Johnson against James Hurt, Judgement against Hurt.<br>

(Order Book 1764-1765, page 97, Caroline County, Va.).<p>

 

123-1K12-1764---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 4-  -1764.<br>

J. Smith vs James Hurt- Dismissed.<br>

(order Book 1764-1765, page 104, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

124-1G14-1764---James Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on 2-24-1764.<br>

Messrs John Scott & Co., merchants, pressed a suit for a debt against

James Hurt. The defendant being arrested and not appearing though solem

called on the motion of the plaintiff by their attorney it is ordered

that unless said defendant shall appear here at the next Court and answe

the plaintiff’s action that judgement shall be given for the plaintiff

against the defendant and Abraham Hurt, who is returned security fot his

appearance for the plaintiff’s debt and costs”.<br>

(Order Book 7, page 25, Amelia County, Va.)<p>

 

125-13A39-1765---James Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

At a Court held fot Amelia County, Va. on 4-26-1765.<br>

Scott & Co. vs James and Abraham Hurt.<br>

(Order Book 8page 75, Amelia Co.Va<br>

Note by O.H.: The close association of James and Abraham Hurt supports

my belief that they were closely related. James was probably a son of

Abraham.)<p>

 

126-1K14-1765---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 8-9-1765.<br>

James Hurt vs William Barnes- Debt.(Order Book 1765-7, p.121,Caroline

Co.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 9-14-1765.<br>

James Hurt vs William Bowler-Debt.<br>

(Order B. 1765-7,p.218,Caroline Co.Va)<p>

 

127-1K14-1766---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va. on 6-13-1766.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 6-13-1766.<br>

James Hurt vs William Bowler.<br>

(Order B. 1765-7,p.349,Caroline County, Va.<p>

 

128-13A58-1766---James Hurt, Jr., Prince Edward County, Va.<br>

James Hurt, Jr., born 1766 Prince George County, VA. enlisted at age 15

in Virginia Line of Continental Establishment 1781-1783. (MSS 4 War

Dept. Virginia State Library, Richmond, Va.)<br>

(Note by O.H.: See No. 129, next below. They were undoubtedly the same.

The Prince George is probably intended for Prince Edward. But, maybe

not. He was probably born before his family moved to Prince Edward

County and might have been born in Prince George County.)<p>

 

129-13A63-1766---James Hurt Jr., Lawrence County, Indiana.<br>

James Hurt Jr., Lawrence County, Indiana, born 1766, Prince Edward

County, Va., enlisted at 18 years of age in 1781(Must have meant 15),

died 10-9-1834. Buried in Ferguson Cemetery, Lawrence County, Ind. James

Hurt Jr. married Polly Womack. Had child Judith Hurt(1802-1889) married

John Hurt(1802-1848).<br>

(Page 201, Indiana in the Revolution gives other heirs)(Note by O.H.:

See No. 164)<p>

 

130-11A70-1768---James Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on 6-23-1768.<br>

“Ordered that James Levin pay unto Jas. Hurt 50 pounds tobacco for 2

days attendance as a witness for him against Anderson”.<br>

(Order Book 10, page 259, Amelia County, Va.)<p>

 

131-1K15-1768---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 8-13-1768.<br>

James Hurt vs William Bowler and James H. Lynch-Debt- Verdict for the

plt.<br>

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 236, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

132-9A47-1769---James Hurt, Culpeper County, Va.<br>

James Hurt of Culpeper County, Va. purchased a tract of land near

Robinson River in Culpeper County, Va. on 8-17-1769.<br>

(Deed Book E, page 718, Culpeper County, Va.)<p>

 

133-7B42-1769---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 10-12-1769.<br>

“James Hurt Cxor of Benjamin Hurt plf against Benjamin Robinson Dft In

Debt- Dismissed”.<br>

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 444, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

134-7B42-1769---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 10-12-1769.<br>

James Hurt Exor of Ben Phillips, Dec’d against Charles Carter and

Charles Robinson.<br>

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 469, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

135-1K16-1770---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on Feb.    1770.<br>

James Hurt vs William Byrd and uxor defts.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 3-9-1770.<br>

Henry Crutchfield paid James Hurt 125 pounds of tobacco for attending

the Courts evidence against Woolfolk.<br>

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 490, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

136-9B65-1770---James Hurt, Culpeper County, Va.<br>

Under date of 3-28-1770, James Hurt patented 269 acres of land beginning

on south side of a branch of the Great Fork Mountain adjoin- ing John

Frogg in Culpeper County, Va.<br>

(Deed Book 0, page 265, Culpeper County, Va.)<p>

 

137-1K17-1770---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 8-  -1770.<br>

Ordered the gang of James Hurt, Joseph DeJarnett, Ben Graves, James

Graves, William Hartgrove, Lucy Cook, Patrick Caffy, David Mosson, John

Sutton, Benj. Hurt, Richard Hensley, Nicholas Ware, William Sutton, wxx

work on the road whereof Nathaniel Norment was overseer.<br>

(Order Book 1770-1772, page 96, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

138-1K17-1771---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 9-  -1771.<br>

James Hurt and wife vs William Byrd and wife- Attachment.<br>

(order Book 1770-1771, page 297, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

139-1G38-1772---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 5-  -1772.<br>

“On motion of Clara Hurt(who having taken the oath prescribed by law)

certificate for obtaining letters of administration on the Estate of xx

her husband James Hurt Dec’d is granted her Bond acknowledged and

ordered to be Recorded Ordered Reuben Samuel, Benjamin Robinson, James

Munday and John Dismukes or any three of them being first sworn to

appraise the Estate of James Hurt Dec’d and return an Inventory thereof

to Court”.<br>

(Order Book 1770-1772, Vol. 2, page 456, Caroline County, Va)<p>

 

140-9A150-1775-1783---James Hurt, Bedford County, Va.<br>

James Hurt, Virginia Soldier of the Revolution. He was a son of Moses

and Ruth Turner Hurt of Bedford County, Va.<p>

 

141-13A63-1776---James Hurt, Kent County, Maryland.<br>

James and John Hurt were among a company of Minute Men from Kent County,

Maryland under command of Capt. William Henry who marched from Kent

County, Maryland on January 29,1776 and were stationed in Northampton

County, Va.<br>

(Maryland War Records, Vol.18, page 656).<p>

 

142-6B52-1779---James Hurt, Bedford County, Va. <br>

James Hurt of Bedford County, Va. and wife Anne Hurt and Moses Hurt and

wife Ruth Hurt conveyed 45 acres of land in Bedford County, Va  to John

Pidgeon.<br>

(Deed Book 8, page 218, Bedford County, Va.)<br>

(Note by O.H.: This James Hurt was a son of Moses and Ruth Turner Hurt

of Bedford County, Va.)<p>

 

143-9A156-1780---James Hurt, Charles City County, Va.<br>

James Hurt signed a petition against paper money in 1780 in Charles City

County, Va.<br>

(Tylers Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 2, page

164).<p>

 

144-9A45-1781---James Hurt Jr., Culpeper County, Va.<br>

Will of James Hurt Jr. dated 9-10-1781 and probated 11-19-1781 and

recorded in Will Book B, page 462, Culpeper County, Va. He said that he

was starting a tour in the militia. Left all to his wife, Jemima Hurt.

His brother, William Hurt and his wife’s, Richard Gaines were named

executors. No children were mentioned. Probably had none.Richard Gaines

was his wife’s father.<p>

 

145--7B47-1782---James Hurt, Halifax County, Va.<br>

James Hurt, son of Moza Hurt and his first wife, thought to have been

named Mary, married Agnes Mann Harrison, a widow and daughter of Robert

Mann by bond in Halifax County, Va. dated 6-20-1782. Witnesses were Moza

Hurt and Phebe Hurt.<p>

 

146-5B1-1787---James Hurt, Charles City County, Va.<br>

James Hurt was listed as a Virginia Tax Payer in Charles City County,

Va. in 1782-1787 with 1 poll and 4 slaves.<br>

(Page 64, Virginia Ta Payers 1782-1787, other than those published by

the U. S. Census Bureau.)<p>

 

147-5B1-1782-1787---James Hurt, Culpeper County, Va.<br>

James Hurt was listed as a tax payer in Culpeper County, Va. in

1782-1787 with 1 poll and 3 slaves.<br>

(Page 64, Virginia Tax Payers in 1782-1787, other than those published

by the U. S. Census Bureau.)<p>

 

148-5B1-1782-1787---James Hurt, Bedford County, Va.<br>

James Hurt was listed as a tax payer in Bedford County, Va. in 1782-1787

with 1 poll.<br>

(Page 64, Virginia Tax Payers 1782-1787, other than those published by

the U.S. Census Bureau.)<br>

(Note by O.H.: This James Hurt was a son of Moses and Ruth Turner Hurt

of Bedford County,Va.<p>

 

149-11A148-1783---James Hurt, Powhatan County, Va.<br>

The U. S. 1790 Census shows James Hurt living in Powhatan County, Va. in

1783 with 9 in his family and no slaves.<br>

(Note by O.H.: I believe that this James Hurt was the same James Hurt

whom the U.S. 1790 Census shows living in Prince Edward County,

Va. in 1785 with 10 in his family. He was the father of James Hurt Jr.

shown in numbers 128 and 129 above.)<p>

 

150--11A148-1785---James Hurt, Prince Edward County, Va.<br>

The U. S. 1790 Census shows James Hurt living in Prince Edward County,

Va. in 1785 with 10 in his family.<p>

 

151-11A146-1785---James Hurt, Halifax County, Va.<br>

The U. S. 1790 Census show James Hurt living in Halifax Couny, Va. in

1785 with 2 in his family.(Probably son of Moza Hurt. O.H.)<p>

 

152-9A45-1785---James Hurt, Culpeper County, Va.<br>

The will of James Hurt Sr. dated 3-28-1785 and probated 6-15-1789 is

recorded in Will Book C, page 330 in Culpeper County, Va. The will shows

the name of his wife was Sarah Hurt and the following

children:<br>

(1) William Hurt.<br>

(2) Frances Grayson.<br>

(3) Anna Berry, wife of Acra Berry.<br>

(4) Mary Berry.<br>

(5) Sarah Yowell.<br>

(6) James Hurt Jr. was not mentioned in the will because he was dead.

Executors were: Sarah Hurt, William Hurt and Acra Berry.<br>

(Note by O.H.: Was this William Hurt, son of James Hurt Sr. and one of

the executors under his will, the same person as Colonel William Hurt

who married Maria Louisa Broaddus in Caroline County, Va. on 1-11-1819

and died in Culpeper County, Va. in 1852? Colonel William Hurt’s wife,

Maria Louisa Hurt died in Culpeper County on 7-15-1888. William must

have been a grown man when his father, James Hurt Sr. died as he was an

executor under the will. If the same, William must have been a very old

man when he died in 1852, around 85 or more.)<p>

 

153-1K22-1785---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 6-  -1785.<br>

James Ware guardian to the daughters of James Hurt vs Albin Sears and

Nathaniel Norment and Matthew Peatross.<br>

(Order Book 13, 1785-1787, page 58, Caroline County, Va.)<p>

 

154-5B26-1785---James Hurt, Kentucky.<br>

On 9-23-1785, James Hurt etal signed a petition to the General

Assembly of Virginia.<br>

(Kentucky Pioneers and Court Records, page 82.)<p>

 

155-1K22-1786---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 3-  -1786.<br>

Deed from James Hurt and wife to John Hurt.<br>

(Order Book 13, 1785-7 page 220, Caroline County, Va.)(Both probably

sons of Benjamin Hurt(d.1781).<p>

 

156-7B47-1786---James Hurt, Halifax County, Va.<br>

James Hurt married Elizabeth Morris, daughter of William Morris, in

Halifax County, Va. by bond dated 12-6-1786. Talman Harber and Joseph

Hix were bondsmen. He signed by mark.<br>

(Note by O.H.: Who was this James Hurt? I can not find a family in

Halifax County, Va. to which he could have belonged. He could have been

a son of the John Hurt who moved from Halifax County, Va. to Surry

County, N.C. between 1778 and 1782. That John Hurt had a son named James

and the family lived in Halifax County, Va. prior to 1778.)<p>

 

157-1K22-1787---James Hurt, Caroline County, Va.<br>

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va.  on 3-  -1787.<br>

James Ware Exor of James Hurt Dec’d vs Albin Sears and Matthew Sears

Deot.<br>

James Ware Exor James Hurt dec’d vs Albin Sears and Nathaniel Norment.

James Ware guardian of the daughters of James Hurt vs Albin Sears and

Nathaniel Norment.<br>

(ORder Book 13-1785-87, page 498, Caroline Co. Va.)<p>

 

158-2B41-1787---James Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

James Hurt was the father of John Hurt(minor) who was bound unto Thomas

Perkins Overton as an apprentice in Raleigh Parish, Amelia County Va. on

10-17-1787.<br>

(Deed Book 18, page 286, Amelia County, Va.)<p>

 

159-10A117-1792---James Hurt, Virginia.<br>

James Hurt was allotted 777 2/3 acres of land on 5-22-1792 by warrent

No. 4576 for 3 years service in the Revolutionary War as Captain in the

Virginia Line.<br>

(Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds by Williard Rouse Jillson (1926), under

Military Warrants on page 340.)<p>

 
 

160-11A71-1794---James Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

At a Count held for Amelia County, Va. on 3-  -1794...<br>

“Ordered that Peter T. Phillips pay unto James Hurt two dollars

seventy-nine cents for three days attendance and once coming and

returning fifteen miles as witness for him at the suit of Archelus

Nunnally”.<br>

(Order Book 20, page 243, Amelia County, Va.)<p>

 

161-11A71-1795---James Hurt, Amelia County, Va.<br>

James Hurt married Nancy Allen by bond in Amelia County, Va. dated

2-14-1795.<p>

 

162-9B65-1796---James Hurt, Virginia.<br>

James Hurt, on 9-7-1796, patented 45 acres of land on the waters of

Staunton River in Charlotte County, Va.<br>

(Land Book 39, page 80.)<p>

 

163-7B10-1810---James Hurt, Mecklenburg County, Va.<br>

James Hurt, son of Philemon Hurt and wife, Mary wagstaff Hurt of

Mecklenburg County, Va. died in Mecklenburg County in 1810.<br>

(Will Book 7, page 99, Mecklenburg County, Va.)<p>

 

164-11A35-1816---James Hurt, Prince Edward County, Va.<br>

The will of James Hurt, dated 9-16-1816, probated 11-18-1816 and

recorded in Will Book 5, page 133 in Prince Edward County, Va.,mentioned

no wife as she was probably dead then. He named 9 children, viz:<br>

(1) James Hurt Jr., born 1766 and died 10-9-1834, married Polly

Womack.<br>

(2) Oney Hurt. She married Absalom Rowland in 1800.<br>

(3) Hezekiah Hurt.<br>

(4) Sally Hurt.<br>

(5) Polly Hurt.<br>

(6) Betsy Hurt.                  (See numbers 128 and 129 above).<br>

(7) Edith Hurt.<br>

(8) Nancy Hurt.(9) Tabitha Hurt.<p>

 

165-6B48-1819---James Hurt, Cambell County, Va.<br>

James Hurt, son of Moza Hurt and his first wife, thought to have been

named Mary, was born in Caroline County, Va. in about 1763 and died in

Cambell County, Va. in 1819. He, like his brother, Philemon Hurt, was a

Baptist preacher. He married Agnes Mann Harrison, a widow, andxx

daughter of Robert Mann, on 6-20-1782. His will dated 4-9-1819, probated

11-8-1819, is recorded in Will Book 4, page 211, Cambell County, Va.

His wife, Agnes, survived him.  (The marriage date given was the date of

the bond,6-20-1782). The marriage was probably a few days later.

O.H.)<br>

The will named the following children:<br>

(1) John Mann Hurt. He was born in Cambell County, Va. in 1784 and died

in 1811. He married Elizabeth Demaris Cocke, daughter of George Cocke by

bond in Cambell County dated 3-19-1805.<br>

(2) Harrison Henry Hurt. He was born in Cambell Co. Va. and died in

Jackson County, Alabama in 1866. He was a Captain in the War of 1812. He

married Sally Baker Smith, daughter of William H. Smith. She was born in

1783 and died in 1855. They had 11 children .<br>

(3) William C. Hurt. He married Sarah Smith Devon, daughter of Robert

Devin on 9-25-1810. His first cousin, Robert Hurt was the minister.<br>

(4) Matilda Hurt. She married Clement Clark by bond in Cambell County,

Va. dated 3-22-1821.<br>

(5) Lucinda L. Hurt. She married Sterling McDearman.<br>

(6) Polly Hurt. She married John A. Maddox.<br>

(7) Patience P. Hurt. She married Cornelius McHaney in Cambell County,

Va. by bond dated 1-21-1811.<br>

(Note by O.H.: From the will, it appears that there was possibly another

son who died and left a daughter, named Martha M. Hurt. who married a

[?-------?]. However, she could have been a daughter of one xxxxxx of

James’ living sons, James called her his granddaughter.)<p>

 

166-9B38-1819---James Hurt, Maury County, Tennessee.<br>

James Hurt, son of Moses Hurt and wife, Ruth Turner Hurt of Bedford

County, Va., was in the Bedford County, Va. Militia during the

Revolutionary War. He applied for a pension from Maury County, Tennessee

in 1821. In a sworn statement before Judge Joseph B. Porter, one of the

judges of the Circuit Court of District of West Tennessee on 12-20-1819,

James Hurt said that he was 70 years old and that he had enlisted for a

term of 18 months on 7-30-1780 in Bedford County, Va. at Liberty Town

(now Bedford), the county seat of Bedford County, Va.)<br>

(Note by O.H.: There may be some mistake about these dates. I am going

to try to get a copy of the statement made by James Hurt.)<p>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INDEX

to the Hurt names in the foregoing twenty pages of The Early Hurt Family of Virginia.  (The Early Hurt Records [102 pages] needs no index because it is already in alphabetical order.)

 

Hurt, Abraham 12

         Absolam 10, 12

         Agnes Mann 19

         Amicia le Hurt 1

         Anderson (Anson) 14

         Ann 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 20

         Benjamin 10, 16, 17

         Benjamin, Jr. 16

         Bettie

         Caroline M. 14

         Cary 14

         Charity 10

         Charles 7

         Clara 16

         Edward 1

         Elisha 6, 8, 9

         Elizabeth 7, 9, 10, 11, 18

         Elizabeth W. 14

         Emiline 14

         Frances Richeson 17

         Frances Yancey 9

         Garland 16

         George 16

         Hannah 3, 6, 9, 11, 15

         Harrison Henry 19

         Hugh le Hurt 1

         Isabella 5

         James 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13,  14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

         James, Jr. 11, 12

         James Mann 19

         Jane 18

         Jane Bickley 14

         Jane R. 17

         Jenny 15

         Joel 7, 8

         Joel, Jr. 6, 8, 9

         Joel I 6,9

         Joel II 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15

         John I 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13,  14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20

         John, Jr. 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16

         John, Sr. 15, 16

         John Beckley 14

         John Mann 19

         Joseph 2, 4, 5, 8, 20

         Joshua 12

         Judith Forrest 10

         Lewelling 10

         Littleberry 9

         Lovina 15

         Lucinda L. 19

         Margaret 5,7

         Martha 8, 11

         Martha M. 19

        Martha P. 14

         Martha “Patsy” 19

         Mary 8, 9, 12, 15, 18

         Mary Frances 17

         Mary Stuart 17, 18

         Matilda 15, 19

         Metiley 15

         Millicent 11

         Molly 17

         Moses 7, 8, 9, 16

         Moses, Sr. 6, 8, 10, 11

         Moza 18, 19, 20

         Nancy J. 14

         Nathan 9

         Obadiah 10

         Owney 15

         Patience 20

         Patience P. 19

         Philemon 16, 18, 19, 20

         Polly 7, 17, 19, 20

         Priscilla Brinkley 9

         Prudence 18

         Purifee 14

         Rebecca 17

         Richard 1

         Robert 19

         Robert King 7

 
 
 

         Ruth Turner 9

         Sally 15

         Samuel A. 14

         Sarah 4, 8, 11, 19, 20

         Sarah Anderson 8

         Sarah Ellen 18

         Sarah Forrest 10

         Tabitha 13

         Thomas 2, 8, 17

         Thomas le Hurt 1

         Titus 16, 17

         Titus, Jr. 16

         Toby 1

         Wagstaff 20

         William 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14,  15, 16, 17, 20

         William Jr, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13

         William Sr. 2, 4, 5, 13

         William the Elder 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,  12, 13, 16

         William C. 14, 19

         William O. 16

         William Y. 17

         Winnefred 14

         Zachariah 13

         Zacheus 11

 
 
 
 

      EARLY HURT RECORDS

 

Early Hurt records, dating from the earliest American records found, mostly in Virginia,  cover to about 1800 plus a few later dates, included for the purpose of giving a better view of the situation as to the early famlies. These records are in alphebetical order first, then by year. As a result no index is provided.

 

Editors Note: To eliminate repeating the name of the Hurt family member for each record I have chosen to list them only once prior to the first record affecting that member. Also I have chosen not to repeat the state of Virginia where appropriate. All counties are in the State of Virginia unless otherwise noted. Any record in quotation marks and refences to the record have been left intact.

 

Abraham Hurt:

 

1-14A22-1741, Amelia County, Va.

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on July 17, 1741.

“On the motion of Abraham Hurt a witness for John Hill against John Burton ordered S’d Hill pay him for one day Attnd.--Mary Hurt a Witness for the same to be pd the same.”

(Order Book 1, page 167, Amelia County, Va.)

 

2-11A65-1744, Amelia County, Va. 

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on January 18, 1744.

“In the action of trespass in the case between Abraham Hurt, plt. and Thomas Prewett, Defend. for twenty pounds curr’t money Damages by reason of the Defend speaking and publishing false and scandalous words of the plt. as in the declaration setforth at this Day a jury to-wit, Richard Echols, John Willson, John Gillington, Edward Robertson, Robert Taylor, William Townes, George Burks, John Thomas, Isaac Garrott, Jacob Seay, Samuel Bentley and John Worsham were impannelled & sworn to try---enjoyn’d in this cause who on their oaths do say ‘we find for the Defend’t’ Richard Echols foreman. Whereupon it is considered by the court that the Plaintiff take nothing by his writ aforesaid that the defend’t go home without Day and that he do recover against the plaintiff his costs by him in this behalf expenses and a lawyer’s fee.”

(Order Book 1, page 296, Amelia County, Va.)

 

3-11A65-1744, Amelia County, Va.

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on January 18, 1744.

“On the motion of John Hurt, a witness for Abraham Hurt ag’t Thomas Prewett, it is ordered that the said Abraham do pay him for six Days attendance one hundred & fifty pounds of tobacco.”

(Order Book 1, page 296, Amelia County, Va.)

 

4-11A65-1744, Amelia County, Va.

At a Court held for Amelia County,  Va. on January 18, 1744.

“On a motion of Thomas Caufeld(?) a witness for Abraham Hurt against Thomas Prewitt, it is ordered that the said Hurt do pay him for seven days attendance one hundred & seventy-five pounds of tobacco.”

(Order Book 1, 296,  Amelia, County, Va.)

 
 

5-5B52-1750, Amelia County, Va.                                                                          By a deed dated November 8, 1750, Abraham Hurt of the Parish of Raleigh in Amelia County, conveyed 50 acres of land in Amelia County to William Keys of the Parish of Smitham in Cumberland County, for 20 pounds.  Wife of Abraham Hurt was given as Mary Hurt.

(Deed Book 3, page 501, Amelia County, Va.)

 

6-1G14-1764, Amelia County, Va.

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on February 24, 1764.

Abraham Hurt was on the bond of James Hurt in a suit, John Scott and Company, merchants, against James Hurt for debt in Amelia County.

(Order Book 7, page 25, Amelia County, Va.)

 

7-13A39-1765, Amelia County, Va.

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on April 26, 1765.

Scott and Co. vs James & Abraham Hurt.

(Order Book 8, page 75, Amelia County, Va.)

 

8-11A139-1765, Amelia County, Va.

Abraham Hurt was on  “Persons on Poll Lists of Amelia County on December 6, 1768 for election of Burgesses” by affidavit of Richard Jones, Sheriff, dated December 24, 1768.

(Tylers, Vol. 33, page 54-69).

 

Absalom Hurt:

 

9-11A146-1785, Amelia County, Va.

The U. S. 1790 Census shows Absalom Hurt living in Amelia County in 1785 with 6 in his family.

 

10-13A6-1791, Nottoway County, Va.

On January 17, 1791, William Ellis and wife Elizabeth Ellis of Lunenburg County conveyed to Absalom Hurt of Nottoway County, Va. 400 acres of land in Lunenburg County. Only description given was where Ellis was then living. Zacheus Hurt, brother of Absalom Hurt was one of the witnesses.

(Deed Book 16, page 107, Lunenburg County, Va.)

[Note by O.H.: This appears to have been the first land purchased by Absalom Hurt in Lunenburg, County and he probably moved there shortly thereafter. Zacheus Hurt, Brother of Absalom had moved to Lunenburg County in 1789. They lived on their father’s, Moses Hurt’s  Sr., plantation ever since they were small children.  They inherited part of the plantation when their father died in 1783. They lived on the north bank of the big Nottoway River a short distance east of the present highway 40. It was part of Amelia County until 1788 when it became part of the new county of Nottoway.]

 

11-1B22-1791, Lunenburg County, Va.

By deed dated May 1, 1791, Absalom Hurt and his wife, Sarah Hurt and Zacheus Hurt and wife Judith Hurt conveyed 300 acres of land to William Cross, bounded by William Cross on the north, northeast and east by Bar (Bear) Branch and on the south by the Great Nottoway River situated in Nottoway County. This land was left to them by their father Moses Hurt, Sr. in his will dated November 7, 1783.

(Deed Book 1, page 151, Nottoway County, Va.)

[Note by O.H.: The families  of both Absalom Hurt and his brother Zacheus Hurt were living in Lunenburg County when they sold this land.]

 

12-9A11-1807, Lunenburg County, Va.

By deed dated November 17, 1807, Absalom Hurt of Lunenburg County bought from Joseph and Lavina Smith two adjacent tracts of land on Juniper creek about two or three miles south of the old Pleasant grove Post Office (now gone) which was about half way between Lunenburg Courthouse and Keysville. Both tracts are in Lunenburg County, one tract of 333 acres and the other tract of 178 3/4 acres for a total of 511 3/4 acres.

(Deed Book 21, page 138A, Lunenburg County, Va.).

[Note by O.H.: It appears that Absalom Hurt and his family lived on this land until his death in 1827. In his 1827 will, Absalom left this land to his youngest son, Patrick Henry Hurt, who lived on it until his death in 1875. He is buried there.]

We do not know the exact date that Absalom Hurt married Sarah Stokes, daughter of  Allen and Ann Stokes, but it was probably in about 1775. Absalom Hurt, in his will dated January 23, 1827 and recorded in Will Book 9, page150, Lunenburg County, Va. named 11 children as follows:

(1) Lewelling Hurt, born 4-22-1776 and died 3-25-1847, (see No. 346).

(2) Nancy Hurt, she married Samuel Ussery, son of John Ussery, in Lunenburg County on 2-11-1801. They were living in Claiborne County, Ms. in 1827.

(3) Elizabeth Hurt, she married a Cole, but he is not exactly identified. I am inclined to believe that she married Joseph Cole, son of John and Mary  Cole, who lived near Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg County, and had 7 children.

(4) Sarah (Sally) Hurt, she married Lewis Featherstone in Lunenburg County on 12-20-1810.

(5) Meriwether S. Hurt. He was born in about 1782 and died in 1828. He married twice and had six children.

(6) Allen S. Hurt. According to his family Bible record, he was born 7-30-1792 and died 7-28-1837. He married Caroline Crenshaw on 12-23-1819 in Mecklenburg County. They had four children. They were: Alfred H., Emily C., Munford A., and Patrick Henry Hurt.

(7)Montfort Stephen Hurt. His death report in Lunenburg County said he died on 6-16-1867, age 75. That would place his birth year at 1792 and make him a twin to Allen. I believe that he died at about age 73, which puts his birth year about 1794. He called himself Munford, so did everybody else, including his father in his will. He married three times and had five children.

(8) Mary H. Hurt, she married John Burnett in Lunenburg County on November 22, 1821.

(9) Jane Hurt, she married Wm. F. Crenshaw, son of Matthew Crenshaw, in Lunenburg County on 3-2-1822. We know of two children.

(10) Susan C. Hurt. She never married. She lived at Willow Bottom, near the old Pleasant Grove Post Office (now gone) in Lunenburg County, and died there in 1860.

(11) Patrick Henry Hurt. He was born in 1804 and died 6-25-1875. (See No. 479)

(12) Martha W. Hurt. I am including Martha on a pure speculative basis. She was not mentioned in the 1827 will of Absalom Hurt. But who else in Lunenburg County could have been her father? She may have died without issue, before Absalom made his will in 1827. She married William Burnett in Lunenburg County by bond dated 7-2-1822 with Allen Hurt as surety on the bond. Allen was a son of Absalom Hurt and was also on the bond of his sister, Mary H. Hurt when she married John Burnett in 1821.

 
 
 

Agnes Hurt:

 

13-1K23-1787, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on April 1787.

Elizabeth and Agnes, orphans of James Hurt chose William Young as their guardian.

(Order Book 1787-1789, page 1, Caroline County, Va.)

 

14-10A119-1787, Caroline County, Va.

Agnes Hurt married Rich Peatross in Spotslvania County on May 3, 1787.

(Page 24 of Original MSS--Douglas Register, page 71).

[Note by O.H.: Agnes Hurt was a daughter of James and Clara Hurt of Caroline County. James Hurt died in Caroline County in 1772. Clara Hurt is believed to have been a daughter of Robert Sale, but no proof of this is available.]

 

Amy Hurt:

 

15-1B1-1801, Amelia County, Va.

Amy Hurt married Absalom Rowland in Amelia County, by bond dated 12-19-1801.

(Note by O.H.: Amy Hurt is likely meant for Oney Hurt, daughter of James Hurt, Sr. who died in Prince Edward County in 1816. The Prince Edward County marriage Register shows that Oney Hurt, daughter of James Hurt, deceased, married Absalom Rowland in 1800.)

[Editors Note: According to Family Tree Maker, CD #4, Marriage Index: MD, NC, Va., 1624-1915 by Broderbund Software, Inc. Oney Hurt is listed as marrying Absalom Rowland on 19 Dec 1800 in Amelia County. The information for CD #4 was extracted from original county records and not from a microfilm set.]

 

Ann Hurt:

 

16-9A41-1749, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 5-12-1749.

Ann Hurt was one of the executors for the will of her husband, William Hurt, dated 4-11-1748 and probated in Caroline County on 5-12-1749.

(Order Book 1746-1752, page 147, Caroline County, Va.)

 

17-1K6-1751, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 5-10-1751.

“Moses Hurt and Ann, his wife, and Ann Hurt the wife of William Hurt being first privately examined, acknowledged their deed indented to Thomas Dickason and admitted to record.”

(Order Book 1746-1754, page 252, Caroline County, Va.)

[Note by O.H.: This record plus the clear tradition that had been handed down in the Lewelling Hurt (son of Absalom Hurt) line that the Lewelling Hurt line descended from Moses and William Hurt convince me that Moses Hurt, Sr. who died in Amelia County in 1783, was a son of William Hurt, the elder (d.1749) and his wife Ann Hurt. Moses Hurt was a witness to the 4-11-1748 will of William Hurt, the elder.]

 

18-5B53-1756, King William County, VA

Ann Hurt, wife of James Hurt of St. David’s Parish, King William County, joined her husband in conveying, by deed dated 2-26-1756, to Shein Cook of Raleigh Parish of Amelia County, 200 acres of land in Raleigh Parish adjoining William Hurt.

(Deed Book 5, page 402, Amelia County, Va.)

In Deed Book 5, page 405, same date. 2-26-1756, James and Ann Hurt conveyed to Isaac Tinsley and Thomas Tinsley 200 acres of land adjoining William Hurt, in the same vicinity.

 

19-5B1-1787, Caroline County, Va.

Ann Hurt was listed as a tax payer in Caroline County in 1782-1787 with 2 polls and 8 slaves. ( Virginia Tax Payers 1782-1787, other than those published by the U. S. Census Bureau, page 64.)

[Note by O. H.: This Ann Hurt was undoubtedly the widow and the 2nd wife of Benjamin Hurt who died in Caroline County in 1781. She was probably born somewhere around 1740 and died in Caroline County in about 1818. She seems to have married when very young, say around 18 in about 1758, assuming that Benjamin (1759-1835) was her oldest child, which seems to have been the case. The following is a copy of a notice that appeared in a Richmond Va. paper in 1821. I have a clipping of the notice as republished in the paper (I do not know the name of the paper) in it’s “100 years ago” column in 1921. “Benjamin Hurt, executor of Benjamin Hurt deceased, gives notice that he is ready and willing to deliver the property allotted to William Hurt as his part of the dower estate held by Ann Hurt, widow of Benjamin Hurt, deceased, whenever he shall be indemnified by law.” The Benjamin deceased was Benjamin (d. 1781) and the Benjamin who was executor of the estate of Benjamin (d. 1781) deceased was Benjamin (1759-1835), the Revolutionary War Commissary Officer. Ann Hurt had recently died (about 1818) which permitted the distribution of the dower estate that she had held under the terms of her husband’s 1781 will ever since her husband died in 1781. She outlived him nearly forty years.]

 

20-10A37-1796, Lunenburg County, Va.

Ann (Nancy) Hurt married Edward Osborne Chambers in Lunenburg County, Va. on 1-13-1796, ministers return. Bond was dated 1-8-1796. William White was surety. R. Anderson was the minister.

(Will Book 5, page 51, Lunenburg County, Va.)

[Note by O. H.: I am convinced that Ann, sometimes called Nancy, Hurt was a daughter of Zacheus Hurt, Sr. and his wife, Judith Sallard Hurt. Judith was a daughter of Charles and Ann Sallard of Richmond County. Edward Osborne Chambers was a son of William Chambers who was a son of Thomas Chambers and his wife Millicent Hurt Chambers. Millicent was a daughter of Moses Hurt, Sr. and his wife, Ann Hurt. The wife of William Chambers and the mother of Edward Osborne Chambers was Sarah Osborne Chambers, daughter of Joseph and Ann Jones Osborne.]

 

21-9B39-1785, Pittsylvania County, Va.

Ann Hurt, daughter of Moses Hurt, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Hurt, married  Thomas Shelton by bond dated 1-20-1785. The name of the county is missing, but it was probably Pittsylvania, as the family was living there in 1785.

 

Anson Hurt:

 

22-1B1-1789, Amelia County, Va.

Anson Hurt, son of William Hurt, married Winifred Dunnavant, daughter of Hodges Dunnavant in Amelia County by bond dated 5-25-1789. (11A72)

(Note by O. H.: Anson’s real name was undoubtedly Anderson Hurt. He was called Anderson in the will of John Hurt, The Revolutionary War Chaplain, probated in Louisa County in 1801. They were cousins,  probably first cousins. he was called Anderson in some other records in Amelia County.  Anson’s father, William Hurt (d.1795), was either a brother or nephew (probably a brother of James Hurt who was the father of John Hurt, the Chaplain.)

 

Benjamin Hurt:

 

23-1G13-1754, Caroline County, Va.

On 11-24-1754 Hans Hendrick Sr. of Amelia County conveyed to Benjamin Hurt and Titus Hurt of St. Margaret’s Parish, Caroline County, 304 acres of land between Sandy Creek and Flat Creek in Amelia County, (now in Nottoway County since 1788) for 40 pounds sterling. Deed witnessed by Benjamin Hendrick.

(Deed Book 4, page 209-210, Amelia County, Va.)

 

24-5B54-1760 , Caroline County, Va.

On 5-22-1760, Benjamin Hurt and Titus Hurt of Caroline County conveyed to Obadiah Hendrick, of Amelia County for 40 pounds, 304 acres of land in Amelia County between the branches of Sandy Creek and Flat Creek and bounded by Abraham Bosser, Henry Isbells and Morrisses corners.

(Deed Book 7, page 351, Amelia County, Va.)

 

25-11A68-1760, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Amelia County, Va. on 6-26-1760.

“An indenture of Bargain and Sale between Benjamin Hurt and Titus of the one part & Obadiah Hendrick of the other part and an endorsement thereon were proved by the Oaths of James Hendrick and Hans Hendrick witnesses thereto.”

(Order Book 6, page 11, Amelia County, Va.)

 

26-11A113-1761, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 8-13-1761.

“Its ordered Titus Hurt, James Murry, Moza Hurt & Benjamin Hurt or any three of them being first sworn before a Justice of the Peace for this County appraise the Estate of Samuel Norment, Deceased & return their proceedings to next Court.”

(Order Book 1759-1763, page 245, Caroline County, Va.)

 

27-1L69-1762, Caroline County, Va.

David Murry on 22 day----1762 conveyed to Benjamin Hurt 97 acres of land in Caroline County. Witnesses, Nathaniel Norment, Moza Hurt, Sam’l Norment, James Murry.

(Film 01000, Caroline County Deeds 1758-1845-Charcery Court, Reel 6, Virginia State Library , Richmond, Va.)

 

28-1K10-1762, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 8-13-1762.

A petition of Archibald McCall against Benj. Hurt, debt- Verdict against Hurt.

(Order Book 1759-1763, page 341, Caroline County, Va.)

 

29-2B11-1764, Caroline County, Va.

Benjamin Hurt bought land in Caroline County, Va. by deed dated 4-13-1764.

 

30-5B45-1766, Caroline County, Va.

Benjamin Hurt was excused by the Court upon his listing land and paying penalty.

(Colonial Caroline, page 365, by T. E. Campbell.)

 

31-1K15-1767, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 8-14-1767.

John Sutton ordered to pay Benjamin Hurt 150 pounds of tobacco as evidence against Townsend.

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 35, Caroline Co., Va.)

 

32-7B40-1769, Caroline County, Va.

At a court held for Caroline County, Va. on 4-13-1769.

“On the motion of Richard West for leave to open a bridle way from his house to the Church ordered that George Gay, Jeremiah Rawlins, Nathaniel Norment and Benjamin Hurt, or any three of them (being first sworn) do waive the convenience and inconvenience that may attend the same and report to Court.”

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 313, Caroline County, Va.)

 

33-5B75-1769, Caroline County, Va.

At A Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 5-8-1769.

“The jury to view & value the land for the purpose of building a mill reported 5-8-1769.” Report signed by Ben Hurt etal.

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 362, Caroline County, Va.)

 

34-7B42-1769, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 10-12-1769.

“James Hurt Cxor of Benjamin Hurt, Plt against Benjamin Robinson Dft In Debt-Dismissed.”

(Order Book 1767-1770. page 444, Caroline County, Va.)

(Note by O. H.: This undoubtedly was the first Benjamin Hurt, born in the very first part of the 1700’s and who was a brother of Moses and Philemon Hurt (d. 1739). I believe that Titus Hurt Sr. was another brother and all four were the sons of “John Hurt son of John”. This John (father of Benjamin, Moses, Philemon and Titus) was a brother of James , William and probably of Joseph Hurt. We do not know the name of the wife of this first Benjamin Hurt at this time. We identify two sons, Benjamin Hurt, Jr. (d. 1781) and James Hurt (d. 1772). It has been said, but I have no proof or evidence to support it, that this Benjamin Hurt (d. 1769) married Rebecca Skelton, sister of Sir Meriwether Skelton, a Colonial nobleman, and a daughter Rebecca Hurt who married Rene Napier, son of Patrick Napier, on 3-28-1765. I have good authority that a Rebecca Hurt, niece of Sir Meriwether Skelton, married Rene Napier on 3-28-1765, but I do not know that she was a daughter of Benjamin Hurt.)

 

35-1K15-1769, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 11-9-1769.

Benj. Hurt was summoned among others to show cause for not attending Court as a grand juryman.

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 456, Caroline County, Va..)

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 12-14-1769.

Benj. Hurt and others, for reasons assignee were excused from attending the grandjury.

(Order Book 1767-1770, page 465, Caroline County, Va.)

 

36-1K17-1770, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 8-  -1770.

Ordered the gang of James Hurt, Joseph DeJarnett, Ben Graves, James Graves, William Hartgrave, Lucy Cook, Patrick Caffy, David Mosson, John Sutton, Benj. Hurt, Richard Hensley, Nicholas Ware, William Sutton work on road whereof Nathaniel Norment was overseer.

(Order Book 1770-1772, page 96, Caroline County, Va.)

 

37-1K18-1774, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on 1-  -1774.

Nathaniel Norment, Benj. Hurt, Thomas Barry, and Richard Edmundson, or any three appraise the estate of William Crowley, dec’d.

(Order Book 1772-1776, page 464, Caroline County, Va.)

 

38-10A101-1776-1781, Caroline County, Va.

Caroline Pensioner, Benjamin Hurt was an officer in the Commissary of the American Revolutionary Army.

(John Hastings Gwathmey, Register of Virginians in the Revolution, page 405.)

 

39-1G34-1781, Caroline County, Va.

Benjamin Hurt will dated 1-19-1781, probated in Caroline County on 2-8-1781 named his wife, Ann Hurt (his second wife) and nine children. the children were as follows:

(1) William Hurt, a son of his first wife. The other eight children by his second wife, Ann Hurt.

(2) Benjamin Hurt, born in 1759 and died in 1835. He was an officer in the Commissary Dept. of the Revolutionary Army.

(3) Ann Hurt, she married Mathew Peatross.

(4) John Hurt.

(5) Rebecca Hurt, she married William Venable in Caroline County by bond dated 12-14-1794.

(6) Titus Hurt

(7) Molly Hurt, as Polly Hurt she married Wilson Turner in Caroline County by bond dated May 3, 1797.

(8) Frances Hurt.

(9) James Hurt.

(Caroline County, Va. Wills 1742-1762-1830, Platts 1777-1840, page 29.)

[Note by O. H.: (1L10)-This was Benjamin Hurt, Jr. (d. 1781), son of Benjamin Hurt, Sr. (d.1769). He was probably born in the late 1720’s. It is hard to estimate his birth year. He married twice. The name of his first wife is not known. William Hurt (Beaver Hat) appears to have been the only child by his first wife. His second wife was named Ann. I do not know her family name. The last eight children named in Benjamin’s 1781 will appears to all have been children of his second wife, Ann. It looks like the order in which the children were named in the will may be the order of their birth. Taking the birth year of Benjamin (1759-1835) as a guide it appears that Benjamin Jr. (d. 1781) married Ann in about 1758 when she was quite young, possibly around 18. She outlived him by nearly 40 years and died in about 1818. She was left most of the estate of her husband Benjamin (d. 1781) for her life. That is the reason it was called her dower estate and was not distributed to the children until after her death in about the year 1818. (See Ann Hurt, No. 19)]

 

40-1K26-1781, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on Feb.-- 1781.

Will of Benjamin Hurt, deceased, was proved on motion of Benjamin Hurt and William Hurt and Mathew Peatross certificate is granted for obtaining a probate.

(Order Book 1774-1781, page 279, Caroline County, Va.)

41-1G38-1781, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on Nov. -- 1781.

“An inventory and appraisement of Estate of Benjamin Hurt, deceased, was returned and ordered to be recorded”.

(Order Book 1781-1785, page 27, Caroline County, Va.)

 

42-11A148-1783, Prince Edward County, Va.

The U. S. 1790 Census shows Benjamin Hurt living in Prince Edward County, Va. in 1783 with 6 in his family and 2 slaves.

(Note by O. H.: This Benjamin Hurt was a son of William Hurt ,who died in Nottoway County in 1796, and his first wife, whose name I do not know, but is thought to have been named Raxhel.)

 

43-1K20-1784, Caroline County, Va.

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on July--1784.

A petition of Benj. Hurt for leave to build a mill.

(Order Book No. 12,1781-1785, page 387, Caroline County, Va.)

At a Court held for Caroline County, Va. on Sept.-- 1785.

On a petition of Benj. Hurt to build a mill from which opinion Matthew Peatross prayed and was allowed to appeal.

(Order Book No. 12, 1781-1785, page 457, Caroline County, Va.)

 

44-11A148-1785, Prince Edward County, Va.

The U. S. 1790 census shows Benjamin Hurt living in Prince Edward County, Va. in 1785 with 7 in his family.

(Note by O. H.: This Benjamin Hurt was a son of William Hurt who died in