RE: Padgett-POWG-2 - Sheree Robinette
Subject: RE: Padgett-POWG-2
From: Sheree Robinette
Date: December 20, 1999

Hi. Do you have any more information for the Hunters??? Keziah Hunter born
1845, daughter of David Hunter and Mary?  George Hunter  brother to Keziah
born 1840. Anything more for Meal hunter, daughter of Joseph? Would this be
Joseph Hunter born about 1779 in Barnwell District? This Joseph died in
LaFayette, County FL and was a brother to William Hunter. My line descends
From William Hunter and his wife Catherine "Katie" DeLoach. William and
Catherine died in Colquitt County, GA. Did Meal have a brother named David
who moved to Echols County, GA? Thanks for any help for these Hunters!

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PADGETT, William        1805-1855  ECHOLS

WILLIAM PADGETT was one of the early settlers of the present county of
Echols, living there in the 1830 Census while it was Ware County.  He was a
brother to Elisha, Jeremiah, James T. and John Padgett, all of whom lived
at one time in present Echols County.  The Padgetts were from Colleton
District, South Carolina, where the family is numerous and prominent.
 William Padgett was born 1805 in South Carolina, and moved to Georgia with
his parents.  He married Louisa Thomas, born 1810 in Georgia.  To William
and Louisa Padgett were born:

1. John b. 1827, Georgia, m. ______, lived near Enterprise, Florida.
2. James        b. 1829, Georgia, m ______, lived near Kissimmee, Florida.
3. Isham        b. 1834, Florida.  Killed accidentally by gun, 1863.
4. Henry W.     b. 1841, Florida, m. Eliza Petty, daughter of James.
5. Martha       b. 1843, Georgia, m. William McLain, son of John.
6. Mary Ann     b. 1846, Florida, m. William Mims.
7. Nancy        b. 1848, Florida, m. John Petty.
8. Thomas       b. 1852, Florida, m. (1) ______ Johns (2) Janie Saunders.

William Padgett and his wife moved to Ware County soon after marriage and
settled in the 719th district, a section of Ware that was cut into Clinch
County in 1850 and into, Echols County in 1858.  It appears that he lived
there four or five years, then moved over into Hamilton County, Florida,
and then back over into Georgia for two or three years, returning to
Hamilton about 1845 where he lived until his death about 1855.  His widow
and children after his death moved back to Georgia and lived in Echols
County until her death.
William Padgett served in Capt. David J. Miller's Company of Ware County
militia in the Indian War in 1838, as a private.

PADGETT, HENRY W.       1841-1891       ECHOLS

Henry W. Padgett was born in Ware (now Echols) County in 1841, son of
William Padgett (Vol. 1). He died at his home in western Echols County,
Dec. 13, 1891. He was married in 1867 to Eliza Petty, daughter of James
Petty. She was born Jan. 18, 1847, in Georgia, and died Nov. 4, 1931, To
Mr. and Mrs. Padgett were born eight children:

1. Henry W. Jr. b. 1868, died age I year.
2. John P.      b. 1869, never m.
3. Elizabeth    b. 1871, m. Abraham Jackson Allen.
4. Artemisha    b. 1873, m. Noah W. Padgett, son of James T.
5. Janie        b. 1875, m. Rev. George Taylor. Moved to Fla.
6. Norman       b. 1877, died single, July 7, 1901.
7. Victoria     b. 1880, m. Robert P. Denmark, Hamiliton Co., Fla.
8. Lula b. 1882, m. Ist. David B. Wetherington; 2nd. Rev.  T. T. Law.

Mr. Padgett served in the Confederate Army in a Hamilton County (Fla.)
company. He and his wife were buried at Bethel (Bony Bluff) Church in
western Echols County. The son, John P. Padgett, was Justice of Peace in
his (719th)
district of Echols County from January, 1891, until his death April 6,
1947, a period of 56 years - probably a record for continuous service in
the same office. He served as Representative from his county, 1898-1899. He
owned the old home place and lands of his father, and his mother lived with
him until her death.

James T. Padgett was born in Tattnall County, in 1818, a son of Hopkins and
Mary Padgett. His parents moved to Hamilton Co. Fla., in his youth, and he
was married there in 1839 to Mehala Hunter, born 1827 in Georgia, daughter
of Joseph Hunter. To them were born eleven children, viz:

1. Angeline     b. 1840, Fla., m. James Johnson.
2. Nancy        b. 1842, Fla., m. William Lee (son of James J.).
3. Mehala       b. 1844, Ga., m. Alexander Hunter.
4. Salena       b. 1846, Ga. died in childhood.
5. Thomas W.    b. 1848, Fla., m. Keziah Hunter, dau. of David.
6. Susannah     b. 1850, Ga., m. Geo. W. Hunter, son of David.
7. Hagner       b. 1853 Fla., m. (unknown). Blind.
8. Waver J.     b. 1854: Fla., m. Della Padgett (half-sister).
9. Fisher       b. 1855, Fla., m. Mary Thornton.
10. Lavina J.   b. 1857, Fla., never married. Blind.
11. Cynthia     b. 1860, Ga., m. Grant Cannon.

After the first wife's death in 1862, Mr. Padgett married Caroline Crews,
born 1839 in Ware County, daughter of Stephen Crews (Vol.I). They had the
following children:

12. Matilda     b. 1864, m. John E. Greene.
13. Noah W.     b. 1866, m. Artemisha Padgett (cousin). Moved to Perry, Fla.
14. Della       b. 1868, m. Waver J. Padgett (above).
15. Jesse       b. 1871, m. (unknown).
16. Madison     b. 1872, m. (unknown).

Mr. Padgett lived alternately in Hamilton County, Fla., until 1843, then in
Lowndes Co. Ga., (now Echols), until 1849; then in Clinch Co. Ga., (now
Echols) until about 1852; then in Hamilton until about 1857; then in Echols
County until his death. His residence in Echols was on lot of land 502,
13th district, on Tom's Creek, a lot which he owned. He also owned lands in
Hamilton County where he lived during his residences there.
Mr. Padgett served as a Justice of the Inferior Court of Echols County,
1861-63, and as a member of the Board of County Commissioners 1873-74, and
as Representative from Echols, 1875-76. In an family altercation at his
home he was shot and mortally wounded by his son-in-law, George W. Hunter,
Dec. 28, 1883.
Mr. Padgett served three terms of enlistment in the Indian War in this
section and over in North Florida, viz: Private under Lieut. William Day,
13th Regiment, Florida Regiment, June 15th to Oct. 15, 1836; Private in
Capt. Geo. W. Smith's company, 2nd Regiment, Florida militia, June 16 to
Dec. 16, 1837; and private in Capt. David R. Bryan's company of Lowndes Co.
Ga., militia, July 1st to Oct. 15, 1838.

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