Cathy, I do not have a direct answer to your queston, But my great,great great great grandfather was a Henry Hunter and may have been a brother to your Jacob Hunter. He was born about 1747 on North Carolina about died 1810 Jessamine county Kentucky.He was married twice anda son from his first marraige William Hunter born 1768 in North Carolina married Sarah Boone in 1787 in Kentucky. Sarah Boone was the neice of Daniel Boone.Her father EDWARD bOONE WAS WAS KILLED BY iNDIANS. I have a book about the early history of Jessamine county Kentucky that says the following.
John Hunter,Samuel Hunter, Jacob Hunter came to Jessamine county Kentuckyin the spring of 1779. Jacob was the oldest and was born about 1753. They first stopped at Boonesboro in 1778,and were employed by Elias Hite son of Abraham Hite who was at that time engaged in surveying the lands of Kentucky. The father of these young men died at Boonesboro. They had two sister. They had been employed by Elias Hite as chain carriers and they all settled close to each other on Hickam creek. The following letter shows when they were dismissed.
Dear Father dismiss the chain carriers John Hunter, Samuel Hunter and Jacob Hunter pay them six schillings per day for three months services on Boone and Hickam creek.
Tell Mr. Douglas to go at once to Boonesboro.
Here in 1780 was born Joseph Hunter who was the first white child born in the present boundary of Jessamine county. Joseph Hunter lived to be quite an old man. He died in 1858.
Jacob Hunter left Jessamine county and went to Owen county where he died after attaining the extreme old age of 100 years.
Samuel Hunter settled some miles above these other two brothers on Hickem Creek. These were the first white white men who ever under took a permanent settlement in Jessamine County. They did not build forts or block houses and were doubtless driven in about 1782 when the Indians were so determined in their assaults on the Kentucky settlers.