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Margaret Hunter Receipt July 5, 1831


Received of John Logan Eighteen Dollars in full of all demands against him up to this date.
July 5th 1831                  Margaret Hunter

Margaret Hunter is listed in the 1830 census as being head of the household. She was between 40 and 49 at the time of the census and had a 10 to 14 year old female living with her. By the time the 1840 census came around, she was still head of the household and listed as age 50-59. She also had a 20-29 year old female (perhaps the same from the previous census) as well as a female under the age of 5.

I wish I could find out more about Margaret Hunter. Was she a widow or did she have a child out of wedlock? Is the female under 5 in 1840 a granddaughter?

If you can find any additional information about Margaret Hunter, please share in the comments below. 

About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. You are welcome to download them for personal use. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission. If you would like to start reading them from the first document, you can start here.



Jonathan Medford is an experienced genealogist who specializes in researching North Carolina records. Contact him at

4 thoughts on “Margaret Hunter Receipt July 5, 1831

  1. There is a Margaret H. Walker Hunter born 1795 died March 7 1869, buried at Back Creek ARP Church Graveyard , Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Could this be the Margaret Hunter that you have?

  2. I will be in Rutherford in June 2017. The free color descendants of Griffin, Morris, plus ex slave families of Cox and Carson will be visiting the plantations and having lunch at Green River. If you hear of others that wish to join us, let me know. This is a very integrated group due to Morris DNA cousins which includes one Eaves branch.

    1. Thank you for letting me know about this event. I was thinking about adding an event calendar to the blog. Could you send me some more details on date and location so that I can add it?

      I was listening to the Genealogy Guys podcast and they were talking about how FamilySearch presented historic Freedmen’s Bureau Database records to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. I did some searches of these records and found some really fascinating stuff related to Rutherford County and the Logans. It’s inspiring a new blog post that I will appropriately release on MLK Day! Stay tuned.

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