Thank you for the the historical and geographical information on the Hunters of Nansemond County.
I will look up the region on the map to learn more.
These Hunters must have been some of the earliest, people with that name, to settle in North America.
My interest arises from the suggestion by Terrill Hunter, the originator of this topic, that the William Hunter, the American progenator of this line was born at Alnwick in Northumberland. Previously it had been suggested that he was born in Scotland, but no evidence has been given to support this scottish connection.
I know Alnwick well, I worked in Northumberland for 25 years before I retired. I do have some ancestors on my maternal line who lived in Northumberland, to the north of Alnwick, close to the Scottish border. I am unable to go to the Northumberland Record Office at Morpeth, to examine the parish records for Alnwick, but I have examined those available on the Family search web site. In my opinion there are close similarities in the patern of first names between the Hunters of Alnwick and the Hunters of Nansemond, but , a word of caution, there is some conflict between the assumed dates and also the source of the Family Search data is not known.
May I suggest that you post a further reply to this topic with the details of your earliest Hunter ancestors and I will check this against the pedigree data which I hold.This would help me to to identify a common ancestor., between your line and the data which I have. There may also be other people who, have an interset in this subject and can contribute to this discussion.