Benjamin Franklin Hunt

Male8 October 1844–18 October 1914

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Hunt was born on 8 October 1844, in Bath, Kentucky, United States, his father, Deaton Thomas Hunt, was 21 and his mother, Martha Ann Tincher, was 16. He married Mary Ann Craig on 8 June 1863, in Bath, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 4 White Sulphur, Bath, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 3 Wyoming, Bath, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 18 October 1914, in Wyoming, Bath, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Old Virginia Cemetery, Owingsville, Bath, Kentucky, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Hunt
Mary Ann Craig
Marriage: 8 June 1863
William T. Hunt
Lucy Mildred Hunt
John B. Hunt
Steven Douglas Hunt
Martha Ann Hunt
Rebecca Marie Hunt
Denton Deaton Hunt
Dodson Hunt
George W. Hunt
Abraham Hunt

Sources (23)

  • Franklin Hunt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Franklin Hunt, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Frank Hunt, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

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  • Marriage
    8 June 1863Bath, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 6

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


    Age 19

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

    Name Meaning

    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 ).

    Possibly an Americanized form of German Hundt .

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

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