Jefferson Hunt

20 January 1803–11 May 1879 (Age 76)
Bracken, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jefferson

When Jefferson Hunt was born on 20 January 1803, in Bracken, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Hunt, was 47 and his mother, Martha Jenkins, was 42. He married Celia Mounts on 1 December 1823, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States in 1860 and Cache, Utah Territory, United States in 1870. He died on 11 May 1879, in Oxford, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Downey, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Hunt
1803–1879
Celia Mounts
1805–1897
Marriage: 1 December 1823
Gilbert Hunt
1825–1858
Jefferson Hunt
1839–1839
Nancy Ann Hunt
1827–1920
Marshall Hunt
1829–1915
Jane Hunt
1831–1899
John Hunt
1833–1917
Harriet Hunt
1835–1918
Joseph Hunt
1837–1916
Hyrum Hunt
1840–1880
Parley Hunt
1845–1847
Mary Hunt
1845–1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 December 1823
Macoupin, Illinois, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1804

Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 9

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 22

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

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Story Highlight

A Biographical Sketch of Jefferson Hunt

04 January 1804 to 11 May 1879 By Norma L. Elliott This is a story of a colorful character that helped to blaze the trails in several of these United States. He was one of the few in his day that …

Sources (3)

  • Jefferson Hunt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jefferson Hunt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jefferson Hunt, "United States Census, 1870"

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