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This is my first post, I hope someone can help.
I have been in search of records connecting Hiel to his father, Jonathan Hunt. I have searched the Barbour collection, but Hiel seems non-existant. He was to have been born in Lebanon, CT to Jonathan Hunt and ___ (Hannah?)___ Church, 29 January 1782. I also have a family register that places birth on that date in East Hadam, CT.
Jonathan and Hiel (father and son), moved to Bennington, VT where Hiel married Anna Blanchard (d. of Lemuel Blanchard) in 1805. Most of their children were born there with no town records of their birth. There are town records for voting and paying taxes, but none for the birth of their children.
Interesting in Hiel's obituary was the story that he was apprenticed at about the age of 18 to a "Mr. Smith" to pay a debt of Jonathan's. I have found no record of this, nor do I know if there would be a record of this.
Jonathan and Hiel then moved to Ohio via NY in 1815-1816 where both lived out their days.
The other family mystery is Jonathan's father. Some records connect Jonathan to a father named Jonathan, but a family record states Jonathan's father was Thomas.
I should have added that I may have more information that might help with a family connection. It's the paper trail that gives me a headache! I have been fortunate to learn loads about Hiel, but the connection to his father and past generations that is so elusive.
I will try adding more information that may help.
Those are some of the basics of what I have. Is there anyone who can help?