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Hunter was born in Ireland and came to America at age four with his widowed mother. They settled on a farm near Charlotte. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he joined the army and during the war was recognized as one of the state's outstanding soldiers. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister after the war in 1789 and in the same year married Jane Ross, the daughter of a physician. For the next thirty-eight years he established Presbyterian churches in the North Carolina Piedmont and also practiced his needed medical skills in the backcountry.
As a representative of Presbyterian Church USA, Robert Wharton encouraged the coalition of the laborer masses to work together for the betterment of Cuba. During his three decades’ missionary work, he inspired initiatives such as the construction of schools, colleges, and community centers, as well as the improvement of the nation’s infrastructure.