Sanford M. Hunt

Brief Life History of Sanford M.

When Sanford M. Hunt was born on 22 May 1820, in Portage, Livingston, 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 Hunts Hollow Cemetery, Portage, Livingston, New York, United States.

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

Sources (3)

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

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World Events (5)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.


Established on 8 March 1827.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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

English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English hunte ‘hunter, huntsman’ (Old English hunta). 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 .

Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ).

Possibly an Americanized form of German Hundt .

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

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