I found the following information
on a Meridith Hurt from the
Washington Co. - Wythe Co. area that could possibly be this Meridith.
The Hurts have been in Virginia since 1623. However, I am stuck here
with Zachariah - This File comes from Sally Hurt
From Revolutionary War Pension Files.
Hurt, Zachariah, wife Francis, R5434, Va line, sol m Frances "Fanny"
Mitchell on 8 June 1787 in Prince Edward Co Va
From DAR submission 118120 Zachariah served as private in
Robert Hughes company under General Lawson Virginia militia. He was
born in Powhatan County and died in Wythe Co VA
From the above we find that Zachariah Hurt had a brother named Meridith and one named George Washington, but as I read it no son by that name mentioned.
There is an entry in Lee
Count Marriage Register 2 transcribed by Elizabeth Carpenter
7-23-1858 M C Hurt age 46 widow b Wythe County Va parents S & H Hurt Helen M Cole age 37 single b Lee Co Va paents John & Lucy Kirk
This might indicate that Meridith Hurt born near 1811 could be the son of Stephen Hurt, a son of Zachariah.
|In the 1810 U.S. Federal Census for Wythe Co., Va we find:
Zachariah Hurt 3 males under 10, 2 males 10-1,5 one
male 10-25 and one male 45
and over. One female under 10 one female 10-15, one female 15-25 and
female 45 and over.
I have very little information on
the Hurt line.
I know the following about Meridith Hurt, thanks to Jeanne T. Hurt of Bristol, Tennessee. and a much more up to date comprehensive file from Betty Swanson in 2004.
Meridith HURT- 1811 born Wythe
--SPOUSE-- Lucinda COWEN-733 born 11811
1 James HURT 1833
2-Francis HURT 1838
3-Mariah HURT 1842
4-Robert HURT 1843
5-Eliza HURT 1845
6-Elisabeth HURT 1846
7-Benjamin HURT 1847
8- Harriet Lenora HURT 1851
(1)James Hurt (Meridith HURT) married Catherine "Kate" Burke b. 1838 in Va.
1 Elisabeth HURT 1854 Claiborne Co. TN
2. Meridith HURT 1860 Claiborne Co. TN
(7)Benjamin HURT (Meridith
HURT) was born 1848 in , Lee County,
Virginia. He married Frances M. "Fannie" HYDEN 20 APR 1874 in , Lee
County, Virginia, daughter of Isaac HYDEN and Mary "Polly"
(Hall??). She was born 7 MAY 1839 in , Lee County, Virginia.
Rootsweb on Benjamin HURT
1. Margaret HURT was born 1873 in , Lee County, Virginia.
2. Mary HURT was born 1875 in , Lee County, Virginia.
(3)Aunt Mariah Hurt married Benjamin Newby and after her husband's death lived in a small house at the corner of T.W. Stone's property, just under a large oak, that later became my parents front yard. She was said to have hidden a large amount of Confederate money in a knot in that tree during one of the battles that took place in Tazewell. The tree fell in Aug. 1980 and the first thing I did was look for all that money. Needless to say none was found. Well if the song, They Called the Wind Mariah ever had significance it was when that tree toppoled. I got over 50 loads of firewood just from the limbs and it left a 5 ton log laying in the yard of almost two years.
Harriet Lenora Hurt was the second wife of Thomas Wesley Stone
They were said to have adopted
Birdie May Stone.
If you have any information on the Hurt family please email me Joe Payne
Some interest in a Hurt Family DNA study has been given. You can find a post regarding this interest on the Hurt Family DNA Project along with lots of Genform Posts HERE
(My mother, Betty Lenora Phillips Payne was named for her)
Sallie Hurt writes:
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