James H Hunt

1826–before 1870 (Age 36)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of James H

When James H Hunt was born in 1826, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James H. Hunt Sr., was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Adkinson, was 25. He married Sarah Jane Wright on 24 December 1849, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wilson, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died before 1870, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

James H Hunt
1826–1870
Sarah Jane Wright
1827–
Marriage: 24 December 1849
John Campbell Hunt
1851–1927
William M V or Billy Hunt
1853–
Isabella Rosetta Hunt
1856–1930
Francis Hunt
1859–
James H Hunt
1863–1916

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1849Wilson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (6)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 9
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    1846
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hunter
    Huntley
    Fenton
    Huntington
    Hunte

    Sources (10)

    • James H Hunt, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James H Hunt, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Jim Hunt in entry for John Campbell Hunt, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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