Category: Timelines

Colonial Timelines

Historic Insight

Andrew Hunter (1750-1823) lived in York, Pennsylvania in 1750 as American colonists created the foundation of a burgeoning new country.

Before the start of the Revolutionary War the population of the thirteen colonies was estimated to be about 2.1 million.  1775

Tensions often boiled over as the English, French, and Spanish tried to divide the territory with Native Americans.  The cultural differences between the groups made many Americans began reconsidering their place within the British Empire. 1757

Colonial women mostly worked inside the home, preparing meals and raising children.  During the period, many also participated in cottage industry, spinning yarn that would be woven into textiles.  About 1790

In general, American colonists used the English system of currency: pounds, shillings, and pence.  The U.S. dollar didn’t come into being until 1785 when the Continental Congress made it the new country’s official money.  December 31, 1763.




Hunters in Virginia

Historical Insight

Capt. David Hunter lived in Virginia in 1776 as American colonists created the foundation of a burgeoning new county.

In the years leading up to the Revolution, colonists in America enjoyed relative prosperity under the protection of the British Crown.



Hunters in Ireland

Historical Insights

During the early 18th century, Sir Robert Walpole created the role of “prime minister” before the title became official.

In 1731, Capt. David Hunter was living in Ballykelly, Londonderry when the British government was administered by Robert Walpole, the first prime minister.