Sanford M. Hunt

22 May 1820–4 January 1849 (Age 28)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Sanford M.

When Sanford M. Hunt was born on 22 May 1820, in New York, United States, his father, Sanford Hunt Sr., was 43 and his mother, Fanny Rose, was 41. He married Marilla Lucinda Currier on 31 December 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 4 January 1849, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Portage, Livingston, New York, United States.

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Sanford M. Hunt
Marilla Lucinda Currier
Marriage: 31 December 1846
Mary Rose Hunt

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World Events (5)

Age 1
On 23 February 1821, Livingston County, New York was formed from Ontario and Genesee Counties. The county was named in honor of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and negotiated the Louisiana Purchase.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 7
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 10
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley .2 Irish: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich ( see Fee ).3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sanford in entry for George Bacon Harris and Mary R. Hunt, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Sanford Hunt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sanford in entry for George Bacon Harris and Mary R. Hunt, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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