Name: John Craig Hunter
Birth: 9 NOV 1856 in Bothwell, Lanark 1
Death: 29 JUL 1936
Burial: Lewinsville Presbyterian Cemetery, McLean, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Residence: 1880 Providence, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Occupation: Farmer 1880 2
Cause: After a long illness
MEM: Lewinsville Presbyterian Cemetery, McLean, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Change Date: 21 OCT 2012
Vienna appears to be in Providence District?
In 1871, Dr. James Hunter of Banff, Scotland sent his sons James and John Craig to find a new home in the United States. In 1874, they purchased Moorefield, which until 2003, stood on land adjacent to Nottoway Park. The family settled into the Moorefield House. In 1890, John C Hunter constructed a home for himself: Hunter House (9601 Courthouse Road, Nottoway Park, Vienna) .
The original house was a typical turn-of-the-century frame farm house. The two-story building had two chimneys on the outside of the north and south walls, a wood shingle roof and beveled siding. The first floor contained an entry stair hall, a living room with a fireplace, a large kitchen and a pantry. The two second floor bedrooms were probably heated by fireplaces or stoves. The original house had no plumbing, electricity or central heating. A 110-foot deep well was dug outside, close to the south wall of the kitchen.
By 1920 it had had improvements by several other owners.
?J C Hunter of Bothwell Farm? is referred to in some newspaper of 10 Dec 1905.
The Washington Post
30 July 1936
HUNTER, JOHN C. On Wednesday, July 29, 1936, after long illness, JOHN C. HUNTER, of Vienna, Va., beloved husband of the late Lucy Stuart Terrett Hunter and father of Craig Hunter. Funeral services at the Church of the Holy Comforter, Vienna, Va., Friday, July 31, at 3:30 p. m. Interment Lewinsville, Va.
Father: James Hunter b: 9 JUN 1818 in Thornhill, Morton, Dumfriesshire
Mother: Grace Hamilton Craig b: 25 JAN 1826 in Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Lucy Stuart Terrett b: 1861
- Type: Vital Record
Title: 1861 Census of Scotland
- Type: Census
Title: US Census