Amos Hunt

28 February 1819–8 September 1904 (Age 85)
Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Amos

When Amos Hunt was born on 28 February 1819, in Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Hunt Jr, was 33 and his mother, Jane Coats, was 32. He married Nancy Garrett Welborn on 20 December 1840, in Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Election Precinct 4 Bicknell, Wayne, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 8 September 1904, in Teasdale, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Teasdale Cemetery, Teasdale, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Hunt
1819–1904
Nancy Garrett Welborn
1823–1895
Marriage: 20 December 1840
Mary Jane Hunt
1842–1842
James Wilson Hunt
1843–1885
Jonathan Hunt
1845–1922
Alfred Hunt
1847–1852
Emeline Hunt
1849–1929
Jefferson Hunt
1852–1928
Amos Pratt Hunt
1855–1907
Malinda Hunt
1857–1934
Nancy Jane Hunt
1859–1944
Sarah Francis Hunt
1862–1884
John Dudley Hunt
1865–1865
Angeline Hunt
1869–1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1840Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    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.
    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens
    Age 11
    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
    1846
    Age 27
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hunter
    Huntley
    Fenton
    Huntington
    Hunte

    Story Highlight

    Overland Trail Excerpt, Benjamin Gardner Company. 1852

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Source of Trail Excerpt: Layne, Jonathan Ellis, Autobiography, 1897, 10-18. In the summer of 1851, nearly all of our people in Pottawattomie County pr …

    Sources (54)

    • Amos Hunt in household of John A Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Amos Hunt in entry for Elias Hunt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Hunt, "United States Census, 1870"

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