John M Hunt

Male31 March 1797–30 October 1885

Brief Life History of John M

When John M Hunt was born on 31 March 1797, in Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Israel Hunt, was 38 and his mother, Catharine Nowell, was 31. He married Mary Ann Munroe on 28 January 1833, in Dunstable, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 30 October 1885, in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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John M Hunt
Mary Ann Munroe
Marriage: 28 January 1833
Lestina Gilson
Mary Elizabeth Hunt

Sources (23)

  • John M Hunt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Hunt, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • John M. Hunt, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1833Dunstable, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

    Age 11

    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 23

    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.

    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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