James H Hunt

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

The Life of James H

When James H Hunt was born in 1826, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James H. Hunt Sr., was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Adkinson, was 24. 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
Sarah Jane Wright
Marriage: 24 December 1849
John Campbell Hunt
William M V or Billy Hunt
Isabella Rosetta Hunt
Francis Hunt
James H Hunt

Spouse and Children

24 December 1849
Wilson, Tennessee, United States


    John Campbell Hunt


    William M V or Billy Hunt


    Isabella Rosetta Hunt


    Francis Hunt


    James H Hunt


Parents and Siblings

    James H. Hunt Sr.





    Adolphus Hunt


    Samuel A Hunt



    Benjamin Hunt


    Joseph Hunt


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.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • James H Hunt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Hunt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James H Hunt, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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