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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


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.

Abraham Hunsaker was the son of Jacob Hunsaker and Polly Luce. He married Eliza Collins, January 3, 1833, in Quincy, Illinois. He married Harriet Vernisha Beckstead November 15, 1850, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Margaret Sweeten May 5, 1854, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Ane Cathrine Jensen November 13, 1858, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Mary Luckham March 14, 1863, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He had at least 52 children with his five wives. SOURCE: Find A Grave.com.

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Abraham Hunsaker's Timeline

1812
November 29, 1812
Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, USA
1833
October 22, 1833
Age 20
Payson, Adams, Il
1835
December 3, 1835
Age 23
Payson, Adams, Il, USA
1837
November 17, 1837
Age 24
Payson, Adams, Illinois
1839
April 6, 1839
Age 26
Near Payson, Adams, Il
1840
July 9, 1840
Age 27
Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
1842
August 31, 1842
Age 29
Nauvoo, Hancock, Il
1844
December 11, 1844
Age 32
Nauvoo, Hnck, Il
1845
1845
Age 32