Hunt Brothers - Co. F

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In 1860, Willis & Persilla Hunt lived on a farm in Elbert County, Georgia. They had eight children living at home, ranging from a 2 year old baby to their oldest son, James, age 22 years. Willis Hunt owned $3,000 in real estate and $5,730 in personal property. The main source of the personal property consisted of of six slaves, ranging in age from 1-17 years old.

Five of Willis's sons were of age when the war began and all enlisted in the 38th Georgia Regiment, Company F. Two of the five sons would perish in the war and the three would returned home to their Elbert County farm. The five brothers were:

1. Beverly Allen Teasley Hunt - Pvt. 8/29/1862. Died from variola in General Hospital at Danville, Va. December 1, 1862. Born in Georgia about 1840, farmer, single, living with parents, Willis & Persilla Hunt, along with seven siblings.

2. James Willis Henry Hunt - Pvt. 3/10/1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. 5/18/1864. Paroled at Elmira, N. Y. March 10, 1865. Born in Elbert Co., Georgia 29 Oct 1837, farmer, single, living with parents. Died 18 July 1886.

3. Judge Middleton Barrett Hunt - Pvt. 7/4/1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. 4/9/1865. Born 18 May 1845 in Elbert Co. Ga., farmer, single, living with parents,in 1860. Died April 2, 1922, in Wise Co. Texas, buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

4. Singleton Jarrett Waters Hunt - Pvt. 3/10/1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 18, 1864. Paroled at Elmira, N. Y. for exchange March 10, 1865. (Born June 28, 1838. Died at Elbert County, Ga. April 2, 1914.)

5. Thomas Jefferson Monroe Hunt - Pvt. 5/10/1862. Died at Augusta, Ga. May 20, 1862. Born in Elbert Co., Georgia, 16 July 1841, farmer, single, living with parents, Willis & Persilla in 1860.

Sources: 1860 US Census Records: Elbert District, Elbert, Georgia; Roll: M653_120; Page: 852; Family # 776.

1860 U.S. Federal Census; 1860 U.S. Slave Schedule for Elbert County, GA.; CSA Service Records.

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