- Shenandoah County, Marriage Bonds
Hurst, Jessee --- McCarty, Nancy. Son of John. Feb. 10, 1795
"The History of the Hurst Family", The Claiborne Progress, by Philip H. Hurst,
April 15, 1982
"Jesse Hurst, son of John Hurst II, was born in 1773 in Shenandoah County, and died in 1858 in Putnam County, Indiana. He married Nancy McCarty, a sister to Catherine McCarty Hurst. Jesse Hurst came with his brother, Absalom, to Claiborne County in about the year 1800. He married on February 17, 1795 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and soon afterward moved to Wythe County, where he resided a few years. In June 5, 1805 he purchased a tract of land on the north side of Powell's River from William Kyle. His home was at Elk's Bend, opposite the mouth of Hoop Creek.
In 1831, two of Jesse's sons, George and David, together with kinsman, Abram Hurst rode horseback from Claiborne County to Putnam County where they bought land and established homes. Abram was born in Virginia in 1787 and went from Indiana to Andrew County, Missouri.
On November 10, 1822 Jesse Hurst sold to Isaac Gabble fifty acres at the mouth of Hoop Creek, north banks of Powell's River, for the sum of $250. In the same year he sold a small tract to George Hurst for $50. He moved to Putnam County, Indiana by December 12, 1823.
Jesse Hurst' children were: 1. James who died in infancy, 2. Elizabeth who married January 6, 1829, 3. George who was born July 25, 1799 and died April 8, 1865, 4. David, who married Cynthia Johnston, 5. Pleasant, who died unmarried, 6. Burton who was born January 5, 1808 and died March 2, 1865, 7. Catherine, who was born February 4, 1810 and died September 7, 1897, 8. Lucy, who was born March 8, 1812 and died July 18 1875, 9. Pernety, who was born in 1816 and married James Hurst February 21 1851 (James was born in 1826), 10. Harmon, who was born in 1818 and married Mary Turner on December 24 1838. They moved to Arkansas."
From HGE, October 1981 - Vol. 1 No. 1
Jesse and Nancy Hurst received into the church Jan. 1824.
Absalom and Caty Hurst - March 1824
"In 1828 Absalom and Jesse Hurst had a difference evidently over rebuilding and shingling the roof. The church appointed a committee to labour with them for the special purpose of getting these brethern together. The committee reported that they laboured with them and the difficulty was not settled. The church agreed to take up the case and try the crime or crimes, if any, against the Brethren at the next meeting. They were found guilty of wounding the cause of Gion and wounding each others feelings to which the Brethern agreed and acknowledged they were sorry for the same and wished forgiveness of each other and the church forgave and restored them to their former standing in the Society.
At the same meeting the church agreed to erase out what they had done concerning shingling the meeting house and release Brethern William Hurst and William McCarty who were to super-intend the project.
In March 1830 the church dismissed a group of Brethern and Sisters [by letter] to form themselves into a new constitution. They were: Absalom Hurst, Catharine Hurst, John Sherrill, Caleb Buis, Margaret Buis, Jane Reden, Wm. Parker, Candice Parker, Martha Branham, Elizabeth Cotton and Polly Norlser.
The last abstract in this book was of July, 1830. Jesse Hurst was appointed with others to act as Trustees to get funds by subscription to repair the meeting house as far as the funds go.
This church is still active and is still attended by Hursts. It is located six miles southwest of Greencastle, Indiana.
"The Hurst Family" by Patrick Pearsey
"Jesse Hurst was born in 1773 in Shenandoah County, Virginia to John and Nancy (Nunn) Hurst. He married on February 17, 1795 in Shenandoah County, Virginia to Nancy McCarty. On January 1, 1800 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, a list of the heirs of David McCarty included Jessee Hurst of the county of (blank) and Nancy his wife.
Jesse Hurst was listed on the tax roll of Wythe County, Virginia, dated May 25, 1800. He was listed one line above John Hurst, his father. In 1802, both Jesse and wife Nancy united with the Big Spring Baptist Church of Claiborne County, Tennessee:
Minutes of Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Claiborne County, Tennessee:
July the 1st Saturday 1802. Church met at Rob camp Meeting house and opened a door for the reception of members and received by experience Nancy Hurst, Jesse Hurst, William Morgan, Hosiah Collins, Nancy Trent, Jemima Stroud, William Trent, Nancy Hurst, Joseph ??and by letter Absolum Hurst, James Hurst, William Grimes, Gainford Grimes, Catrean Hurst, Dorothy Hurst, Delilah Hurst, Betsey Morgan, Nancy Poe, Isaac Southern, James Poe, Samuel Manon and Sarah Manon.
An early Claiborne County deed which is probably associated with Jesse Hurst is dated 1805, when Jesse Hurst purchased land from William Kile. Jesse Hurst left Claiborne County with his brother Absalom in 1822, settling in Putnam County, Indiana. In January of 1824, Jesse and Nancy Hurst were received into a church in Putnam County, Indiana. In July 1830, Jesse was appointed with others to act as Trustees to get funds by subscription to repair the meeting house. Jesse Hurst entered 35 acres of land in Morgan County, Indiana, section 14, Range 2 West, Township 31, on November 6, 1832. In 1850, Jesse Hurst, age 74, born Virginia, was listed in the census of Jefferson Township, Putnam County, Indiana. He died in Putnam County, Indiana, 1853.
28. i. George Hurst b. July 25, 1799 d. April 6, 1865
ii. David Hurst b. October 5, 1803 d. 1837
m. Synthia Johnson
i. Jesse Hurst b. November 22, 1823 d. June 8, 1879
m. September 26, 1844 Mary A.M. Schafer (Putnam Co. IN.)
Jesse moved to Paris, Edgar County, Illinois by 1852 and between 1858-60 to Worth County, Missouri, where he died.
ii. Mary Hurst b. ca.1825-30
iii. James Hurst b. ca.1830-35
iv. Bradford Hurst b. ca.1830-35
v. Thomas Jefferson Hurst b. ca.1836
m. June 12, 1857 Anna M. Hann (Putnam Co. IN.)
Thomas J. Hurst resided in Marion Township of Putnam County, Indiana, 1860, living next door to Burton Hurst, age 39. Thomas Hurst, age 34, was living with his family in Allen Township of Worth County, Missouri, 1870. He settled there between 1866-69 from Illinois. Issue: Mary F. (ca.1858-
vi. David Hurst b. ca.1835-
iii. Elizabeth Hurst b. November 22, 1803 d. February 19, 1897
m. January 6, 1825 Mahlon Hibbs
Elizabeth died in Appanoose County, Iowa. She is buried in the Felkner Cemetery, Centreville, Appanoose County, Iowa.
iv. Pleasant Hurst b. December 1, 1805
Died in Indiana, unmarried. Buried at Deer Creek Cemetery.
v. Burton Hurst b. January 5, 1808 d. March 2, 1865
m. November 14, 1833 Lucinda Nosler
vi. Catherine Hurst b. February 4, 1810 d. September 7, 1897
m. 2-16-1832 Hiram Stanley
m. Caleb Buis
vii. Lucy Hurst b. March 8, 1812 d. July 13, 1875
m. May 1, 1834 H.H. Dobbs
viii Amos Hurst b.
ix. Pernety Hurst b. ca.1814 d. October 1864
m. February 21, 1851 James Hurst
m. James Poe
x. Harmon Hurst b. ca.1816
m. December 26, 1838 Mary Turner
Moved to Arkansas"
Jesse Hurst will, 1853, Putnam Co., Indiana State of Indiana Putnam County. In the name of God amen, being in my right mind and memory and knowing that I am a dying man and wishing to settle my earthly concerns, I do in the following manner and first committing my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth whence it came, wishing to be buried in a decent manner and after all burial expenses are discharged and all just debts are paid I also direct that my real and personal property shall be sold by my executors for its reasonable value in cash or on such credit and the amount secured in such manner as is usual in like cases To insure the full and punctual payment thereof, and to effutuate this my intention, I herby vest my executors with full power and authority to dispose of my real estate in fee simple in as full and ample a manner in every respect as I could myself if living. I also direct that the nett produce of my real and personal estate herein before ordered by me to be disposed of be equally divided between George Hurst, David Hurst deceased heirs, Elizabeth Hibbs, Burton Hurst, Catharine Staley, Lucy Dobbs, Pernita Hurst and Harmon Hurst, the heirs or representatives of any of my children who shall have died are to be entitled to such share or shares as their respective ancestor would have been etitled to receive if living. I wish Burton Hurst and Hugh N. Dobbs to act as my executors. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this the eighth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three. Jesse Hurst (Seal) Attest: Elijah McCarty Isaac Cotton State of Indiana Putnam County Before me Jacob McGinnis clerk of the court of Common Pleas of said county on this 17th day of December 1853 personally appeared Elijah McCarty and Isaac Cotton the subscribing witnesses to the within last will of Jesse Hurst deceased who being by me duly sworn upon their oaths depose and say that the within last will was duly executed by said testator that at the time of executing the same the said testator was of full age to devise his property & of sound mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint whereon, that said testator subscribed the same in the presence of these deponents and that these deponents subscribed the same as witnesses in the presence of and at the request of said testator and in the presence of each other, Elijah McCarty Isaac Cotton. Subscribed and sworn to before me the date above. Witness my hand and seal of said and hereby affixed at Greencastle. Jacob McGinnis Clerk State of Indiana Putnam County I Jacob McGinnis clerk of the court of common pleas of said county, certify that the foregoing is a full true and complete record of the last will of Jesse Hurst, late of said county, deceased, and of the proofs and examinations of Elijah McCarty and Isaac Cotton, the subscribing witnesses thereto, by whom the same was proven. Witness my hand this December 17th 1853. Jacob McGinnis Clk. (Putnam County, Indiana Wills I:113-114).