S: Our Ancestry
FC: My Family History
1: Charles Hunt | Mary Ann Rhoney
2: My Paternal Grandmother | Bonnie Mae Hunt 1918-2002
3: My real Grandfather was Harold Newton (1912-1970). I never knew him, only my step Grandfather, Harold Laffon. Harold Newton's parents were Colen Newton (1888-1943) and Grace Moore Newton (1892-1974). Colen's parents were Frank Newton and Videlia Wortman Newton. Grace's parents were Peter Moore and Amanda Page Moore.
4: My paternal great-grandparents Harry Hunt (1893- 1955)
5: Annie Killian Hunt (back row) The tall brunette is my grandmother's older sister, Deannie, She is holding the twin sisters, Martha Margie and Mary Margaret. My grandmother, Bonnie is next to her and the little boy is either John Henry or Walter Hunt. | Annie Lee Killian Hunt (1896-1933)
6: The Hunt Family of Virginia, Tennessee & North Carolina | Peter Michael Hunt | Peter and Nancy (George) Hunt | This picture was taken between 1860 and 1874 in Tennessee. Peter and Nancy had 14 children. | George Luther Hunt and Sarah Ann Carpenter. | Reverend George Hunt served as pastor at Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Newton NC, where he is buried. This is the inscription on his tombstone: The long life of service to the master is ended, The devoted preacher who proclaimed the pure Gospel of Christ, without fear, without favor; the faithful shepherd who through long years and much labor and sacrifice gathered the lambs and sheep into the master's fold, is gone to be with Jesus. He fought a good fight, he kept the faith, he will wear the crown. Reunited with his loved one in the house of his heavenly Father.
7: Harry Hunt (1893-1955) Peter Michael Hunt (1857-1924) Reverend George Hunt (1823- 1910) --Lived in Tennessee and North Carolina Peter Hunt (1796-1878)--Lived in Virginia and Tennessee Peter Hunt's wife, Nancy George, has family that can be traced back to Virginia in the early 1600's and to Wiltshire and Dorset, England. | Charles Wesley Hunt (b. 1935) | Harry Hunt
8: From Bavaria, Germany to Catawba County 7 Generations of Killians | Andreas Killian, Jr. arrived in the United States in 1732 and settled in Pennsylvania. Along with many other German pioneers (Pennsylvania Dutch), he left and followed the Old Wagon Trail, first to Virginia and then to North Carolina circa 1747. He is among the first Europeans to settle in the Catawba Valley. There is a special monument erected in his memory at Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Newton, NC.
9: In 1952, the Catawba County Historical Society erected this monument to Andreas Killian and his family in the cemetary at Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The inscription reads: In Memory of Andreas Killian 1702-1788 His Wife Mary, and Twelve Children As Named in his will Margaret George Leonard Brina John Daniel Jean Samuel C. Crate Christiana Andrew Elizabeth Our pioneer ancestor came from Germany on the ship Adventure, landing at Philadelphia where he took The oath of allegiance September 23, 1732. He Came to North Carolina about 1747 and later Established a home about two miles northwest of here.
10: Jonas Conrad Killian served in the Civil War. He joined the North Carolina 3rd regiment of Mounted Infantry and fought for the Union. The regiment was formed in Knoxville, Tennessee.
11: Annie Lee Killian Hunt Julius Pinkney Killian(1864-1937) Jonas Conrad Killian (1827-1892) Henry Killian (1803-1891) Abraham Killian (1770-1818) Johann (John) Killian (1729-1785) Andreas Killian, Jr (1702 in Erzberg-1788) Andreas Killian Sr. from Erzberg, Germany (b. 1652)
12: Lula Mae Blackwell and J.W. Rhoney were married in 1936. They had 2 daughters who died from SIDS before my mother, Mary Ann Rhoney, was born in 1941. They also had a son, Larry Rhoney, in 1947. | My Maternal Grandparents
13: J. W. Rhoney Lula Mae Blackwell
14: Hattie and Horace had 7 children. Here, Hattie is surrounded by 12 of her grandchildren.
15: My Maternal Great-Grandparents Horace Rhoney & Hattie Reese Rhoney
16: From County Carlow, Ireland to Catawba County, NC JW Rhoney (1918-1993) Horace Rhoney (1888-1965) James Jacob Rhoney (1848-1924) William Rhoney (1819-1898) James Rhoney (1790-1869) John Roney (1764-?) James Roney (1741-1805) James Roney (1711-1765) James Roney(1678-1738) and wife, Ann Comengs left County Carlow to come to America.
17: James Jacob Rhoney and wife, Eliza Jane Huffman (1865-1928)
18: Lula Mae Blackwell Lucy Mae Workman Blackwell Barbra Workman
19: Our Ancestors | 1920-1968 1893-1937 1874-? | The House does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman. --Mexican proverb--
20: Solomon and Catherine were the parents of Barbra Workman. Solomon fought for the Confederacy and was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. Catherine lost 4 brothers in the Civil War.
21: Solomon Workman (1846-1897) and wife Susan Catherine Reinhardt Workman (1846-1925)
22: The Wortman family can be traced back to Heinrich Burchard Gabriel Wortman. He came to the United States around 1725 on board the ship "Friendship". He came from somewhere in Germany. Soloman Wortman/Workman Daniel Wortman Daniel Wortman Heinrich Burchard Gabriel Wortman | Solomon and Catherine are buried at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale, NC. On October 24, 2010, a special marker was added to Solomon's grave, honoring his service during the Civil War.
23: Catherine Reinhardt Wortman (far right) with son, William T. Wortman, his wife Ellen and their children. At this time, the family was still using Wortman instead of Workman. | Catherine Reinhardt's family can also be traced back to Germany through Daniel Reinhardt, who came from Wittenburg, Germany. David Reinhardt (1797-1861) Jacob Reinhardt Jr. (1760-c.1833) Jacob Reinhardt, Sr. (1740 in Rheinland-Pfalz-1800) Daniel Reinhardt
24: Parents | Grandparents | Great Grandparents | Charles Wesley Hunt | Mary Ann Rhoney Hunt | Harold Newton | Bonnie Mae Hunt | JW Rhoney | Lula Mae Blackwell Rhoney | Harry Hunt | Annie Lee Killian Hunt | Horace Rhoney | Hattie Reese Rhoney | Walter P. Blackwell | Lucy Mae Workman Blackwell | Colen Newton | Grace Moore Newton
25: Charles and Mary Ann Hunt | “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained” --Winston Churchill--