James Henry Gunter

Brief Life History of James Henry

When James Henry Gunter was born on 10 August 1857, in Ouachita, Arkansas, United States, his father, James Benjamin Gunter, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Ann Laseter, was 22. He married Martha Frances W Buffington on 1 February 1877, in Columbia Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Boone Township, Columbia, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Columbia, Arkansas, United States in 1877. He died on 10 June 1898, at the age of 40, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Lamartine, Columbia, Arkansas, United States.

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James Henry Gunter
Martha Frances W Buffington
Marriage: 1 February 1877
Lizzie Fellows Gunter
Wiley Ezra Gunter
Cora Belle Gunter
Annie Louise Gunter
Ruth Gunter
James Alfred Gunter Sr
John Ross Gunter
Warren Hartsfield Gunter
Franklin Pierce "Frank" Gunter
Henry Gunter

Sources (6)

  • James H Gunter in household of James B Gunter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James H Gunter, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • James H Gunter in entry for John Ross Gunter, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)


Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

German (mainly Günter) and English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gunter (Old French Gontier), composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Compare Guenter .

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

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