Josiah Hunt

about 1820–
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Josiah

When Josiah Hunt was born about 1820, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Carroll Hunt, was 24 and his mother, Jane Moore, was 23.

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Family Time Line

John Carroll Hunt
1796–1869
Jane Moore
1797–1869
Elijah Hunt
1818–
Josiah Hunt
1820–
Susan Hunt
1821–
Emily A. Hunt
1824–
Mary Jane Hunt
1826–1869
Emily A. Hunt
1841–
William C Hunt
1823–1883
Hartwell H Hunt
1831–1919
George W. Hunt
1834–1863
Mary E. Hunt
1837–
Andrew Hunt
1843–

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World Events (3)

1820 · Making States Equal
Age 0
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable
Age 0
"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1835 · The Hermitage is Built
Age 15
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 54737;2007: 115584; 2010: 158421)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 ).

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

Possible Related Names

Hunter
Huntley
Fenton
Huntington
Hunte

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