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 Elijah Hunt 
birt: 6- JUN 1783
plac: Halifax Co. VA
deat: 11-16-1879
plac: Halifax Co. VA burried Hunt Family Cemetery off Rt. 40 near Halifax/Pittsylvania Co. line

Lavina Carter
marr: NOVEMBER 18, 1811
plac: Halifax County, Virginia
birt: 1797
deat: 5-29-1853
plac: Halifax Co. VA
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Served with the Virginia Militia during the war of 1812 under Captain Charles Harris as a private. His pension application is available from the VA State Library over the web. The application shows that he is aged and destitute, and there are supporting papers to show that he had served long enough to earn his pension. WAR OF 1812


Served as private under Charles Harris in Virginia Militia

Bounty land warrants 30730 for 80 acres in 1850 and 10627 for 80 acres ;in 1855.

Enlisted July 5 and Oct 15 1813 and discharged July 31, 1813 and 1814. He resided 1850 in Halifax Co Va and 1855 and 1871 in Pittsylvania Co Va , and he died March 16 1879 Declaration was made 1850 in Halifax Co Va by said Elijan Hunt, states he was a private in company of Capt Cartmill in the 5th regiment of militia. Commanded by Col Ivison in the war of 1812, that he was drafted at Halifax court house, Va July 8 1813 for six months and actualy served for six months, said was discharged at Norfolk Jan 11 1814. His original discharge was filed signed Jas Cartmill Capt 1814 Jan 11th.

Declaration was made again for Bounty land 1855, March 27 by Elijah Hunt age 67 stating about the same as above.

He made another declaration 1871 April 22 in Halifax county Va age 86 a resident of Pittsylvania Co Va, states he is married, that his wife's name was Lavina Carter, to whom he was married at George Carters 1807, that he is the Identical Elijah Hunt who was a private under Capt Charles Hariss and lucGormick' s Companies 1813 and discharged at Norfolk, that he received military land warrant.

(A note in the file dated Sept 1880 from Mt Airy Pittsylvania Co Va (from R L Hunt) stating, about 3 months ago he sent in some papers asking for reimbursement in case of Elija Hunt a pensioner of war of 1312, who died Last November. That he has never heard from the Department (of Pensions) in regard to this matter and asked them to please let him hear from them as early as possible.)