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Subject: Re: Research Advice Please?
Author: M_Mongan
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hunter, Barber

Early Morgan Co. IL land grants included those to Elizabeth Hunter 1825; Colladon Hunter 1830; Edward Hunter 1830; and Francis Hunter 1839, so these persons are some possibilities for connections to your Judith Hunter who married Pleasant Barber. Re the 1830 Morgan Co. census --Judith Hunter, listed as head of household, would likely be the 60-70 year old woman in that household and not the younger Judith whom you seek. She might, however, have had a daughter or granddaughter with the same name living in or near her household. (Be aware that some parts of 1830 Morgan Co. IL were called Scott Co. in 1840 and Greene Co. IL by the 1850 census.)