Susan Jane Hunt

14 October 1828–22 April 1908 (Age 79)
Smith, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Susan Jane

When Susan Jane Hunt was born on 14 October 1828, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, her father, Daniel Durham Hunt, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Davis, was 28. She married Joseph Morehead Thomas about January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Clover Valley, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1900. She died on 22 April 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Montello Cemetery, Montello, Elko, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Cooley
Susan Jane Hunt
Marriage: 1849
Maryetta Cooley
Samuel William Cooley
Nancy Jane Cooley
Marinda Cooley
Juliette Cooley
John W. Cooley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1849Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 11
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 22
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • Susan Cooley in household of John M Cooley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jane Hunt in entry for Nettie Ward, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Susan J Cooley in household of John W Cooley, "United States Census, 1900"

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