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
Celia Mounts
Marriage: 1 December 1823
Gilbert Hunt
Jefferson Hunt
Nancy Ann Hunt
Marshall Hunt
Jane Hunt
John Hunt
Harriet Hunt
Joseph Hunt
Hyrum Hunt
Parley Hunt
Mary Hunt

Spouse and Children

1 December 1823
Macoupin, Illinois, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (8)


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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