Lora Hunt

Brief Life History of Lora

When Lora Hunt was born in 1810, in Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jesse Hunt Jr, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Fuller, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Hunt Jr
1772–1850
Elizabeth Fuller
1778–1820
Josiah Fuller Hunt
1794–1843
Hannah Hunt
1797–
Experience Hunt
1801–1830
Austin Hunt
1808–1859
Sybil Hunt
1797–1845
Willard Hunt
1803–1861
Sophronia Hunt
1803–1879
Lydia Hunt
1805–1826
Clarissa Hunt
1805–1806
Lora Hunt
1810–

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    World Events (3)

    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    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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