John Davidson Hunter

19 May 1842–26 May 1929 (Age 87)
Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Davidson

When John Davidson Hunter was born on 19 May 1842, in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Snadden Hunter, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Davidson, was 31. He married Elizabeth Bennett on 27 October 1863, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 26 May 1929, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Holden Cemetery, Holden, Millard, Utah, United States.

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John Davidson Hunter
Elizabeth Bennett
Marriage: 27 October 1863
John Edward Hunter
Elizabeth Jane Hunter
Catherine Bennett Hunter
Joseph Bennett Hunter
Mary Ann Hunter
Benjamin Bennett Hunter
George William Hunter
Emma Hunter
Lavinia Bennett Hunter
James Samuel Hunter

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    27 October 1863Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 1
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ).Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’.History: A Scottish family of this name (see 1 above) has been established at Hunterston (Ayrshire) since the 13th century.

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    History of John Davidson Hunter

    History of John Davidson Hunter John Davidson Hunter was born 19 May 1842 at Clackmannan, Clack, Scotland. He was the second child in the family of four children, born to Joseph Snadon Hunter and Eli …

    Sources (48)

    • Jno Hunter in household of Josh Hunter, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John D Hunter in entry for Joseph B Hunter and Nettie M Littlefield, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John D. Hunter in entry for Elizabeth Bennett Hunter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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