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is pleased to host and link to material related to the families that trace ancestry to David Hunter and Margaret Martin. David's ancestors are reputed to have left Hunterton, in North Aryshire, Scotland and moved to Aghadowey, Londonderry County, Ireland and from there
Margaret and David Hunter emigrated in 1769 bound for Philadelphia.  During the voyage their ship was wrecked on Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia and they were rescued by Irish emigrant ship, The Good Ship Blessing and taken to Halifax. Coming into contact with Admiral Cochrane he encouraged them to settle in Nova Scotia.

First settling near Windsor, NS they were flooded when dykes protecting their farmland broke, and thus established their home in Ardoise, Hants County near the home of Ann Allen and Rev. George Gillmore who had also come from Northern Ireland.  Eventually their son, Lodowick Hunter married Jane Gillmore, the daughter of Ann and Rev. George.  The family of the original David Hunter and Margaret Martin were:

Genealogies of descendants of David and Margaret Hunter were published in Hunter Family History, by Iola Young and Belle Smiley in 1966Do you have information that could be helpful in correcting or adding to the contents of HomePort ?  We appreciate your comments, suggestions and additions.

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