Ira T. Hunter

Brief Life History of Ira T.

When Ira T. Hunter was born on 12 February 1812, in Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Hunter, was 27 and his mother, Roena Townsend, was 23. He married Lydia Boardman about 1844, in Hartland, Niagara, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Carlton Township, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Jefferson, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. He died on 25 March 1864, at the age of 52.

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Ira T. Hunter
1812–1864
Lydia Boardman
1831–
Marriage: about 1844
Boardman Ira T C Hunter
1854–

Sources (4)

  • Ira T Hunter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ira Hunter en el registro de Bordman J Hunter y Margaret Ann Miller, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Ira Hunter, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1820 · Making States Equal

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.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ).

Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’.

History: A Scottish family of this name (see 1 above) has been established at Hunterston (Ayrshire) since the 13th century.

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

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