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Eunice "Unicy" Hunt

Female 1767 - Abt 1850  (82 years)


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  • Name Eunice "Unicy" Hunt  [1, 2
    Alternate birth 21 Nov 1766  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born 21 Nov 1767  [4
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1850  Gibson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Eldad Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I1963  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 31 May 2022 

    Father Henry Hunt,   b. 28 Nov 1744,   d. 16 Jun 1825, Wilson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Ann Taylor,   b. 2 Feb 1745, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Jan 1766  Bute County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F22135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jesse Adams,   b. 1753, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1835, Humphreys County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 26 May 1782  Franklin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Martha Mourning Adams,   b. 2 Oct 1806, Franklin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1893, Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 31 May 2022 
    Family ID F3591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Find a Grave page for Eunice "Unicy" Hunt Adams (citation details below):

      Eunice "Unicy" Hunt married Jesse Adams 5/26/1782 in Franklin County, NC
      Unicy became entitled to a widow's pension after Jesse's death 12/6/1835 in Benton County, Tennessee.

      An affidavit by son-in-law Jesse Hammonds dated 1/12/1844 said she was "77 on the 21st of November last". Another statement said she was "74 on the 21st of November last" so we can be confident of her birthday.

      On the 1850 census NICA ADAMS age 83 resided with her daughter & son-in-law Mourning & Jesse Hammonds. Her parents married in 1766 and she was the 2nd child which along with the census record would place her dob as 11/21/1767. She presumably died in Gibson Co, TN during that decade but I do not know her precise date of death.

      On June 18, 1840 in Benton County Tennessee, Unicy Adams, 74, filed for a widow's pension under the 1836 act stating that she is the widow of Jesse Adams who was a pensioner at the rate of $26.66 per annum for his service in the revolution; that she married him May 26, 1782; that he died December 6 1835 and that she remains his widow.

      [Said on the aforementioned Find a Grave page to have been transcribed from a family record:]

      Nancy Adams was born November 20, 1782
      Polley Adams was born April 4th 1784
      Henry Adams was born April 14 1786
      Alsey Adams was born July 31 1788
      Elizza Adams was born January 1, 1791
      Unicy Adams was born February 3, 1794
      Milley Adams was born March 28 1795
      Tabitha Adams was born October 16th 1797
      Jesse Adams was born April 30 1802
      Gillum Adams was born June 14 1804
      Morning Adams was born October 2, 1806
      Young Adams was born April 25 1809
      Rote by Gillum Adams June 11, 1822

      Document transcribed on the "Hammons & Garvin Family Tree" on ancestry.com:

      Declaration

      In order to obtain the benefit of act of Congress of the 7 of July 1838 entitled An act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows

      State of Tennessee

      Benton County

      On this thirty first day of October one thousand eight hundred and forty personally appeared before me JESSE HAMMONDS as acting Justice of the peace in and for Benton County band state aforesaid UNICY ADAMS a resident of the State of Tennessee in the county of Benton aged seventy three years November 21st 1839.

      Who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath made the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7 1838, entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows: That she is the widow of JESSE ADAMS who was a private in the militia in the revolutionary war having a certificate of pension from the War department for twenty six dollars and sixty six cents per annulment during his natural life.

      She farther declares that she was married to JESSE ADAMS on the 26th day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty two.  That her husband, the aforesaid JESSE ADAMS died on the 6th day of Dec one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.  That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the services, but the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety four.

      viz: at the time above stated sworn to and subscribed to on the day and year above.

      Written before

      JESSE HAMMONDS, Justice

      of the peace for Benton County

      UNICY x ADAMS

      her mark 

  • Sources 
    1. [S237] Jesse and Mourning Adams Family Bible.

    2. [S1048] Findagrave.com page for Elizabeth Mourning "Martha" Adams Hammonds.

    3. [S1047] U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, on ancestry.com.

    4. [S6273] Find a Grave page for Eunice "Unicy" Hunt Adams.

    5. [S6274] Find a Grave page for Ann Taylor Hunt.