Elijah Hunt

1818–
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Hunt was born in 1818, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Hunt, was 47 and his mother, Mrs Jesse Hunt, was 55. He married Julia Bryant on 16 August 1837. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Hunt
1818–
Jane Graves
1812–
Marriage: 5 November 1839
William Hunt
1838–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 November 1839
Wilson, Tennessee, United States
children

(1)

    William Hunt

    Male1838–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1771–1865Male

    Mrs Jesse Hunt

    Female1763–Female

siblings

(6)

    John Hunt

    Male1797–Male

    Benjamin B Hunt

    Male1801–1861Male

    Male1802–1860Male

    Thomas Hunt

    Male1810–1836Male

    Mr Hunt

    Male1812–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 17

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.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 44

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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