464. John Marshall Hunter
was born on 1 May 1863 in Williamson County, Tennessee.
(126) He appeared on the census on 1 Jun 1900 in District #24, Maury
County, Tennessee.(1032) He appeared
on the census on 20 Apr 1910 in District No. 4 (old 24), Maury County, Tennessee.
(1033) He appeared on the census on 7 Jan
1920 in District No. 4 (old 24), Maury County, Tennessee.
(1034) He appeared on the census on 7 Apr 1930 in JP #4, Maury County,
Tennessee.(1035) He died on 18 Apr
1945 in Maury County, Tennessee.(221)
He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee.
This Biography was contributed by Mrs. Bettye Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) of Columbia,
Tennessee, a descendant:
JOHN MARSHALL HUNTER
JOHN MARSHALL HUNTER, son of James Marshall Hunter, was born and reared in Williamson
County, Tennessee. At the time of his first marriage, he was working in Hickman
County, Tennessee, where his brother Isaac lived. After his marriage he came
to Maury County, Tennessee, and lived with or on the place with his in-laws.
He married Alice Tennessee Hays December 26, 1886. She was born November 6,
1865. Her parents were Davis Kilcrease and Minerva Mark Jackson Hays. Davis
K. Hays, born July 24, 1815 and died January 20, 1895, and Minerva Jackson, born
February 2, 1819, died March 18, 1891, were married November 24, 1836. David
K. Hays was the sum of James Hays, 1790-1822 and Elizabeth Kilcrease, 1796-1859.
Minerva Mark Jackson was the daughter of Mark L. Jackson, 1774-1826 and Elizabeth
In 1895, John M. Hunter bought the place that his in-laws owned from their heirs.
He lived at this place until 1920 when he purchased a place on the Bear Creek
Pike, where he lived until his death. He sold his first place to his son Robert
Lee (Bob)., and it was then owned by Andrew Harlan Hunter. Andrew Harlan Hunter
sold the farm to Michael and Beverley Brown Richardson, who own it today. The
place where he was living when he died is now owned by Elizabeth Hunter Underwood.
Alice Hunter died March 26, 1904 and was buried on the place where she lived.
The cemetery now contains four graves:- hers, Dovie Belle Hunter, the first wife
of John Norris Hunter and their infant son.
John M. Hunter married Dovie Belle Hunter Nov. 29, 1905. She was the daughter
of William Addison and Margaret Neil Hunter. William Addison Hunter, born Feb.
8, 1831, died April 2, 1909, was the son of Edwin and Clarissa Martin Hunter.
Margaret Neil, born March 30, 1834, died August 6, 1884, was the daughter of
Charles Robertson and Jane Donelson Neil. Dovie Belle was from Marshall. County
and was born Sept. 22, 1872. She was a sister to Sallie Hunter who married Gilbert
Hunter, brother of John M. Hunter. Dovie Belle died July 6, 1916.
On December 6, 1916, he married Mary Elizabeth Cathey from Marshall County. She
was born December 16, 1875 and died January. 15, 1946. She is buried in Rose
Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee.
"Pappy John", as he was known to his grandchildren, was loved by all
who ever knew him. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He read his Bible
and tried to live by it. An article that was written in the Columbia Daily Herald
by W. D. Hastings after "Pappy John's" death sums up his life:
"A GOOD MAN ANSWERS THE CALL"
"One of the best men in Maury County, Squire John M. Hunter, died at his
home on the Bear Creek Pike Wednesday at the age of eight one. Squire Hunter
was not only a good man, but was a splendid farmer in his day, and followed that
honorable industry up until a few years past. He also served on the Maury County
Quarterly Court for several terms from the Fourth District and made a splendid
official for the county.
Squire Hunter bore the distinction of rearing a large family of splendid children,
nine sons and one daughter. The sons all have proven fine businessmen and farmers
worthy of example set for them by a noble father.
Squire Hunter was deeply religious and also a deep thinker and kept posted on
the current events of the times. It has been the writer's privilege to have
known Squire Hunter for the past fifty years, and never knew a better., a fairer
or more conscientious man."
"Pappy John" died April 18, 1945 and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery
in Columbia, Tennessee.
He was married to Alice Tennessee Hays (daughter of
David Kilcrease Hays and Minerva Mark Jackson) on 26 Dec
1886 in Hickman County, Tennessee. Alice Tennessee Hays
was born on 6 Nov 1865 in Tennessee. She died on 26 Mar 1904 in Maury County,
Tennessee. She was buried in Hunter Cemetery, Maury County, Tennessee. John
Marshall Hunter and Alice Tennessee Hays had the following children:
Edgar Davis Hunter.
Harlan Hayes Hunter.
Robert Lee Hunter.
John Norris Hunter.
Willis Armstrong Hunter.
Andrew Hayes Hunter.
Allie Craig Hunter.
He was married
to Dovie Bell Hunter (daughter of William Addison Hunter
and Margaret Malicia Neil) on 29 Nov 1905 in Maury County,
Tennessee. Dovie Bell Hunter was born on 22 Sep
1872 in Marshall County, Tennessee. She died on 6 Jul 1916 in Maury County,
Tennessee.(221) She was buried in Hunter
Cemetery, Maury County, Tennessee. John Marshall Hunter and Dovie Bell Hunter
had the following children:
James Webb Hunter Sr..
Margaret Elizabeth Hunter.
Grady Marshall Hunter.
He was married
to Mary Elizabeth Cathey (daughter of M. V. Cathey and
Mary McCurdy) on 6 Dec 1916 in Maury County, Tennessee.
Mary Elizabeth Cathey was born on 16 Dec 1875 in Marshall County,
Tennessee. She died on 15 Jan 1946 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee.
(221) She was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery,
Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee.