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Hunt & Butler and Tillman & Pierce Families.
I am a descendant of Hunt & Butler line through my mother and of Tillman & Pierce line through my father.
Also included are individuals from Mastin & Holbert families of my husband's ancestors to provide information for my daughter.
For the Butler and Hunt families, a wealth of information was passed down from my Grandmother (Loie 'Ione' Butler Hunt) and her Sister (Alice Butler Bradshaw) through books they wrote of family history. I have done extensive research on Ancestry.com and expanded my tree to more than 2,300 individual names.
Notable Ancestors ...
This website includes stories, special notes on individuals, photographs, copies of ship manifests, and copies of census records, birth & death dates, and burial information.
Colored markers can be seen on each individual's profile page next to their name designating the bloodline they belong to (please note the bloodline key at the bottom of each profile page). Some common surnames such as “Hunt” and “Pierce” exist either as true ancestors sharing a bloodline or by marriage to individuals that do not share bloodlines. For a quick glance when viewing a profile, refer to color codes for bloodline identification.
I have further identified individuals in Mastin-Holbert bloodline with a citation "Mastin-Pfuntner & Holbert-Burns" shown at the bottom of each individual's profile page. Other citations have been included on all profiles to note and validate where information was found on individuals. I have flagged profiles using colors to identify and separate descendants according to their bloodline key as follows:
- James B. Hickock (Wild Bill Hickock) - James Butler Hickok, better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok,was a folk hero of the American Old West known for his work across the frontier as a drover, wagon master, soldier, spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. (Individuals flagged with Aqua marks on profile pages are related by blood to James B. Hickock)
- Presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush. (Individuals flagged with Lime marks on
profile pages are related by blood to both Presidents Bush)
- General Benjamin Butler - politician, lawyer and businessman from Massachusetts. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Butler is best known as a political major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War, and for his leadership role in the impeachment of U.S. President Andrew Johnson. He was a colorful and often controversial figure on the national stage and in the Massachusetts political scene, during his one term as Governor (Individuals flagged with Yellow marks on profile are related by blood to Benjamin Butler)
- Deliverance Haseltine. According to life sketch found on Familysearch.org, “Deliverance was one of several members of the family of (her father-in-law) Reverend Francis Dane who were involved in the Salem Witch Trials. Deliverance was arrested and questioned. She confessed and implicated Francis, though he was never arrested or tried. Unfortunately, the records of her arrest and examinations have been lost. Deliverance and her husband Nathaniel were used as characters in the fictionalized account of the trials found in Katherine Howes novel The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, though the story in the novel does not match the known details of Deliverance's life.” (Individuals flagged with White marks on profile pages are related by blood to Deliverance Haseltine)
Many thanks to Susanna Bradshaw, Jenny Hunt Ray, and Jackie Tillman Crocker for collaboration and sharing of information to assist in building this family tree. Thanks to Gene Mastin for research done on the Mastin-Holbert families.
The first census began more than a year after the inauguration of President Washington and shortly before the second session of the first Congress ended. Congress assigned responsibility for the 1790 census to the marshals of the U.S. judicial districts under an act which, with minor modifications and extensions, governed census taking through 1840. The law required that every household be visited, that completed census schedules be posted in "two of the most public places within [each jurisdiction], there to remain for the inspection of all concerned..." and that "the aggregate amount of each description of persons" for every district be transmitted to the president. For more on census years and overviews go to Census.gov
Early ship passenger lists, known generally as “customs manifests,” was not regulated. Formats varied widely and a specific place of origin was not always listed. In 1883, the federal government mandated the creation of ship manifests, which included columns for an exact birthplace or last residence. This information was also kept on passenger arrival lists of later periods.. The lists consist of large sheets of paper divided into columns and rows. Earlier lists are handwritten, while most after 1917 are typewritten. Lists after 1906 usually occupy two pages. These collections also include a card index to passengers arriving in New York City from 1820 through 1846. Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. However, the first official emigration station for New York was Castle Garden, located at the tip of lower Manhattan. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. After January 1892, passengers arriving in New York debarked at Ellis Island, located east of Manhattan in the New York Harbor. From 1892 to 1924, almost all immigrants entered the United States through the port of New York.
- Purple represents Hunt ancestors (of Tillman-Pierce line),
- Red represents Hunt ancestors (of Hunt-Butler line),
- Blue represents Pearce/Pierce ancestors (of Tillman-Pierce line),
- Green and Olive represents Hunt and Pierce ancestors from Holbert-Mastin bloodline.
- Aqua represents individuals related to Wild Bill Hickock by blood.
- Lime Green represents individuals related to Presidents Bush by blood.
- Yellow represents individuals related to General Benjamin Butler by blood.
- White represents individuals related to Deliverance Haseltine (Dane).
To Mom and Dad now living in Heaven
Love and Miss you Both so very much
† † † †
Lois 'Gene' Hunt Tillman
(9/14/1926 - 4/26/2015)
Lawrence 'Larry' Tillman
(7/4/1931 - 10/5/2015)
"Remembrance in life's passing
is the truest form of love one can give,
for a memory should never die
and a love should live forever
in the heart of another"
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.