John Hunter1

ID # 923, (1839-)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     John Hunter was born in 1839 at Jersey.1 He married Geraldine Vrooman, daughter of Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman, on 28 November 1866 at Dundas, Wentworth County, Ontario. (notes: The marriage of Geraldine Vrooman Unger and John Hunter was performedby Rev'd J.L. Osler of the Church of England, apparently in Dundas. John Hunter is shown as age 27, residing Harrisburgh and born in Jersey. This may have been the Island of Jersey, though we have no way to confirm that. His parents are shown as Jno. Hunter and Eliz. Carey. It should be said here that what is written in the Wentworth County Marriage registration book is a transcription of the form sent in by the presiding clergyman. It is subject to error. The original form, most likely, no longer exists. For Geraldine's portion of the registration there are errors on two points. It reads: Geraldine Auger (rather than Unger), age 52! Age 30 would be about right. In census reporters in later years, Geraldine was a little light in the statement of her age and, most certainly, she did not err in this direction. Geraldine is shown as residing in Harrisburg and as being born in Dumfries. Her parents are shown as Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman. The names of the witnesses are difficult to read, but one is Sarah Bell and the given name of the second witness is illegible, but the surname is also Bell. The marriage was performed at Dundas on November 28, 1866.).1 To this point, no death date for John Hunter has been found, nor is it known where he is buried.1

Last Edited=1 Dec 2008


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.