John Hunter family

John Hunter (1839-1890) and Mary Ann Simpson Hunter (1836-1897)

John Hunter was born in 1839 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, one of eight children. John immigrated to the USA and on November 28, 1856 seventeen year old John married twenty year old Mary Anne Simpson, a local Mount Vernon woman who was born in 1836.

John was one of stonemasons working on the construction of Kenyon College. There is no record he assisted in the construction of Quarry Chapel nor that he and his family worshiped at the Chapel. However, his son John, identified as the person on the far left in the following picture of the congregation taken in 1904.

John and Mary had eleven children:

Charles Marion Hunter                    1855-1917

Sarah Elizabeth Hunter Bruce             1857-1926

William Hunter                                1858-1870

Fannie Ellen Hunter Plinkington     1861-1901

Mary Jane Hunter Pipes                   1864-1941

Nancy B Hunter Carpenter         1866-1929

Rosa May Hunter Plinkington         1868-1918

John Hunter, Jr.                                1872-1905

Silas John Hunter                         1874-1929

Jesse Hunter                                 1876-1936

Nellie Hunter                               1892-?

John served in the Civil War.

John died February 22, 1890 at the age of 51 in Gambier and Mary died December 17, 1897 in Mount Vernon. John is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier, Ohio.

Descendants of the Hunter family continue to be active with Quarry Chapel.

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