Descendants of Meridith Hurt
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I found the following information on a Meridith Hurt from the Washington Co. - Wythe Co. area that could possibly be this Meridith.
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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
Soldier d 11 Aug 1841 or 1843 in Washington Co Va having lived there for 5 years prior to his death and prior to that lived in Wythe Co Va
Soldier's widow d 30 Apr 1845 or 1846, a son George Washington applied 12 Mar 1853 in Washington Co Va for himself and other surviving children, towit; Berry & James Hurt, Rhoda wife of James Eastwood, Steven, Calvin, and John Hurt, Margaret wife of George Felty, Mary wife of Templeton Baldwin,; Meredith & George Washington Hurt, soldiers brothers Meredith Hurt made affdt in 1853 that soldier died leaving children; Washington, Frank, Stephen, Liberty, James, John, Berry, Peggy, Polly, & Rhoda, the brother stated that Frank and Liberty had since died.

From DAR submission 118120 Zachariah served as private in Capt. Robert Hughes company under General Lawson Virginia militia. He was born in Powhatan County and died in Wythe Co VA
Submitted by Mrs. Elmyra Haines Davidson Williams.

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:

Page 836.

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 one female 45 and over.
Pleasant Hurt 1 male under 10 and one male 26-24. Three females under 10 and one female 26-44.
John Hurt 2 males under 10, one male 10-15, two males 16-25 and one male 26-44. One female under 10, one female 10-15 and one female 16-25.
William Hurt one male 26-44. Two females under 10 and one female 16-25.
Absolum Hurt one male 26-44 and one female 16-25.
John Hurt two males under 10 and one male 26-44. One female under 10 and one female 16-25.

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 Co.,Virginia,USA
--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

Picture of Harriet Lenora Hurt

(My mother, Betty Lenora Phillips Payne was named for her)

Sallie Hurt writes:


I ran across the marriage of Meredith Hurt, brother of Zachariah Hurt,
today. Here's what I have found in "Virginia Marriages 1740-1850"..
Meredith married Agness Miller. Then, Meredith, son of Zachariah is
listed below his uncle, Meredith.

Descendants of Meredith Hurt

Generation No. 1

1. MEREDITH2 HURT (JOHN1) was born 1780, and died in Washington County,
VA. He married AGNESS MILLER 25 Mar 1825.


Listed in the 1840 Census of Washington County, VA

Meredith Hurt is listed in the 1860 Census of Washington County, Va, age
80,(wife?) Agness age 75, their daughter Mary 33, with her two daughters,
Mary 9 and Agness 3. Strangely, Agness and Mary are listed as paupers, but
not Meredith.

Exact Search Results - Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850

You searched for Meredith Hurt in Virginia

View Record Groom Name Bride Name Marriage Date County

View Record MEREDITH HURT AGNESS MILLER 22 March 1825 Wythe


i. MARY JANE3 HURT, b. Bet. 1825 - 1827; m. SAMUEL M. RULEY, 23 Apr 1856,
Washington County, VA; b. 1811.

THEN, MEREDITH HURT, son of Zachariah and Fanny Mitchell

1. MEREDITH3 HURT (ZACHARIAH2, JOHN1) was born 1804 in Virginia, and died
1860. He married LUCINDA COWAN 24 Mar 1833 in Wythe County, VA.


Dates of marriage from:

Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850


i. HARRIET LENORA4 HURT, b. 27 Nov 1851, Jonesville, Lee County, VA; d. 12
Jan 1929; m. THOMAS WESLEY STONE, 04 Aug 1877, Claiborne County, TN.

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