I am also descended from Hunter's in Dalry. They too were Irish probably Scots/Irish. I am descended from William Auld and Catherine Hunter who married in 1866 in Dalry. Both William and Catherine died in there 30's leaving their children to be brought up by Catherine's brother. Catherine's father Patrick Hunter a coal mier and her mother Jane Blackley were Irish.
James Hunter, Catherine's brother went to live in New Zealand -I have tracked down James's descendents there.
Look forward to hearing from you