Abraham Hunsaker (1812 - 1889)

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Birthplace: Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, USA
Death: Died in Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah, USA
Managed by: Carson Jared Wheeler
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About Abraham Hunsaker

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Levi W. Hancock/Jefferson Hunt/James Pace/Andrew Lytle Company (1847) Age 34


Departure: 25-26 August 1847 Arrival: 11,16 October 1847

Mormon Battalion Company D

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Birth: Nov. 29, 1812 Jonesboro Union County Illinois, USA

Death: Jan. 3, 1889 Honeyville Box Elder County Utah, USA

Son of Jacob Hunsaker and Polly Luce

Married Eliza Collings 3 Jan 1833, Quincy, Illinois

Married Harriet Vernisha Beckstead 15 Nov 1850, Salt Lake City, Utah

Married Margaret Sweeten 5 May 1854, Salt Lake City, Utah

Married Ane Cathrine Jensen 13 Nov 1858, Salt Lake City, Utah

Married Mary Luckham 14 Mar 1863, Salt Lake City, Utah

History - Abraham Hunsaker heard the Gospel in the vicinity of his birthplace and was baptized in November, 1840. Abraham passed through the persecutions to which the Saints were subjected and accompanied the exiles to the Missouri River where he in July, 1846, enlisted in the Mormon Battalion in Company '"D." He endured the trying march across the continent and was discharged at Los Angeles one year after enlistment.

Making his way to the Valley he reached Salt Lake City less than three months after the arrival of the Pioneers. He continued his march eastward and found his wife near Council Bluffs, Iowa. Next season, 1848, he returned to the Valley with his family. In February, 1856, the Indians killed his son, Lewis, at the south end of Utah Lake. The manner of the boy's death was never known as his remains could not be found.

At the April Conference, 1856, he was called to settle in Carson Valley, now in Nevada, which mission he filled and returned in time to participate in the Echo Canyon expedition in the fall of 1857. He resided in Brigham City several years, then located in Honeyville, where in 1877 he was chosen as bishop. He held that position until January 3, 1889, when he passed away at the age of seventy-six years.

Short Biography of Abraham Hunsaker

Mormon Battalion Company D

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel


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Parents:
 Jacob Hunsaker (1781 - 1845)
 Polly Luce Hunsaker (1790 - 1819)

Spouses:
 Eliza Collings Hunsaker (1817 - 1888)*
 Harriet Vernitia Beckstead Hunsaker (1831 - 1905)*
 Margaret Sweeten Hunsaker (1837 - 1889)*
 Mary Luckham Hunsaker (1845 - 1882)*
 Ane Cathrine Jensen Hunsaker (1843 - 1927)*

Children:
  • Jacob Hunsaker (1833 - 1833)*
  • Mary Jane Hunsaker Grant (1835 - 1914)*
  • Elizabeth Collings Hunsaker Boothe (1837 - 1894)*
  • Lewis Jones Hunsaker (1839 - 1856)*
  • Allen Collins Hunsaker (1840 - 1917)*
  • Sarah Hunsaker Trimmer (1842 - 1927)*
  • Nephi Collings Hunsaker (1844 - 1858)*
  • Lemuel Hunsaker (1847 - 1859)*
  • Abraham Hunsaker (1848 - 1917)*
  • Isaac Hunsaker (1850 - 1928)*
  • Israel Hunsaker (1852 - 1943)*
  • Alexander Hunsaker (1852 - 1910)*
  • Catharine Hunsaker Winward (1853 - 1931)*
  • Hyrum Hunsaker (1855 - 1933)*
  • Mary Ann Hunsaker Willie (1855 - 1925)*
  • Franklin Collings Hunsaker (1855 - 1900)*
  • Joseph Hunsaker (1856 - 1937)*
  • Polly Hunsaker (1857 - 1866)*
  • George Sweeten Hunsaker (1857 - 1858)*
  • Lorenzo Hunsaker (1859 - 1941)*
  • Elnore Hunsaker (1859 - 1859)*
  • Idumea Hunsaker Zundel (1860 - 1937)*
  • Enoch Hartman Hunsaker (1860 - 1930)*
  • Margaret Catherine Hunsaker Hawks (1861 - 1947)*
  • Anna Maria Hunsaker Grant (1862 - 1933)*
  • Robert Sweeten Hunsaker (1862 - 1939)*
  • Cyrus Hunsaker (1862 - 1927)*
  • John Luce Hunsaker (1864 - 1941)*
  • Julia Hunsaker Loveland (1865 - 1948)*
  • Gordon Walter Hunsaker (1866 - 1921)*
  • Susannah Hunsaker Graham (1867 - 1929)*
  • Elzarus Hunsaker (1867 - 1940)*
  • Esther Hunsaker Wagstaff (1868 - 1938)*
  • Raphael Hunsaker (1869 - 1870)*
  • Martha Hunsaker Harper (1869 - 1933)*
  • Hans Peter Hunsaker (1870 - 1912)*
  • Harriet Hunsaker Lewis (1871 - 1944)*
  • Rodger Hunsaker (1871 - 1873)*
  • Daniel William Hunsaker (1872 - 1944)*
  • Benham Hunsaker (1872 - 1957)*
  • Thomas Luckham Hunsaker (1873 - 1878)*
  • Ilah Hunsaker (1875 - 1891)*
  • Weldon Hunsaker (1875 - 1957)*
  • Walter Royal Hunsaker (1876 - 1877)*
  • Frederick Hunsaker (1877 - 1878)*
  • Minta Hunsaker (1878 - 1887)*
  • Oakham Hunsaker (1879 - 1947)*
  • Leo Hunsaker (1879 - 1981)*
  • Newman Hunsaker (1881 - 1955)*
  • Amos Hunsaker (1881 - 1881)*

Burial: Brigham City Cemetery Brigham City Box Elder County Utah, USA Plot: B-16-47-7

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Abraham Hunsaker's Timeline

1812
November 29, 1812
Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, USA
1833
January 3, 1833
Age 20
Quincy, Illinois, USA
1835
December 3, 1835
Age 23
Payson, Adams, Il, USA
1845
1845
Age 32
1850
November 15, 1850
Age 37
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1854
May 5, 1854
Age 41
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1858
November 13, 1858
Age 45
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1862
1862
Age 49
1863
March 14, 1863
Age 50
Salt lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA