John M Hunt

31 March 1797–30 October 1885 (Age 88)
Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary 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

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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

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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Sources (23)

  • John M Hunt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John M Hunt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John M Hunt, "United States Census, 1880"

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