The Hunters and the Nelsons

James Buchanan HUNTER was born to Willie and Nancy (GARDENER) HUNTER in Meridian, Mississippi in August of 1856; died 14 May 1932 in Travis County Texas.  “JB” married Cornelia Ann “Nealie” RUTLEDGE in Travis County Texas on 1 November 1885.  Cornelia was born in Texas 18 November 1865, died in Travis County Texas 5 February 1933.  Cornelia was the daughter of Edward and Mary (YOUNG) RUTLEDGE.  Both James and Cornelia are buried Pond Springs Cemetery.

Known children of James B. and Cornelia Ann (RUTLEDGE) HUNTER:

i.  Viola HUNTER, born in Texas 25 November 1887, died in Travis County Texas 10 February 1910.  Viola never married.  Buried Pond Springs Cemetery.

ii.  Floyd Willis HUNTER born in Texas 30 April 1889, died in Travis County Texas 20 June 1946.  Floyd was a bus driver.  He married Cecil Annis SHROPSHIRE 11 November 1913 in Coke County Texas.  Cecil A. SHROPSHIRE was born in Texas 19 November 1892, died Travis County Texas 22 March 1986.  Both Floyd and Cecil are buried in Pond Springs Cemetery.  They had seven known children.

iii.  Walter “Buck” HUNTER born in Texas 21 September 1891, died Bell County Texas 10 November 1975.  Appears to have never married.  Buried Pond Springs Cemetery.

iv.  Clara M. HUNTER born in Texas 7 October 1894, died Travis County Texas 18 February 1965.  Clara, a school teacher, never married.  Buried Pond Springs Cemetery.

v.  Alexander HUNTER, twin of Clara, born in Texas 7 October 1894, died 25 August 1981 in Travis County Texas.  Married GESSWEIN.

vi.  Victor H. HUNTER born in Texas 2 December 1900, died in San Antonio, Bexar County,Texas 4 March 1966.  Victor was a soldier.  He is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

vii.  Vera HUNTER, born in Texas 3 August 1903, died 7 April 1977.  Married William “Willie” Joe NELSON, born 13 May 1906, died 6 May 1966.  Willie worked in the Williamson County Texas Sheriff’s Department.  Both Vera and Willie are buried in Pond Springs Cemetery.  A Baby Boy NELSON (27 August 1933) is also buried in Pond Springs Cemetery, in the Hunter/Nelson family plot; relationship unknown.

viii.  Verna HUNTER, born in Texas 24 February 1906.  Per family researchers, she died in Missoula Montana 19 June 1994.

Another child is buried in this family plot:  Baby Boy CAROTHERS.  His mother was Bernice HUNTER.

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