John Giles Hunt

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John Giles Hunt

Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Death: October 17, 1880 (65)
Farmington, St. Francois, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Henry Hunt and Nancy Hunt
Husband of Lucinda Hunt
Father of William B. Hunt and Giles Hunt

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About John Giles Hunt

There is conflicting info about where this person was born - Kentucky or Farmington. Some of his siblings were born in Kentucky (see his father's record) and some in Missouri. In the 1880 census, the record for his son Giles says that the father of Giles was born in Kentucky (see below).

Also birth year (1815/6), most likely 1815. Same month/day for birth and death, may be accurate or a miscopy.

John G. HUNT   Self   M   Male   W   64   KY   Farmer   NC   KY  
Lucinda HUNT   Wife   M   Female   W   63   MO   Keeping House   NC   NC  
Giles HUNT   Son   M   Male   W   29   MO   Farmer   KY   MO  (our line)
Anna HUNT   DauL   M   Female   W   27   MO   At Home   NC   MO (our line) 
Lucinda HUNT   GDau   S   Female   W   4   MO      MO   MO  
John W. HUNT   GSon   S   Male   W   2   MO      MO   MO  
Pinkney L. HUNT   Son      Male   W   21   MO   Farmer   KY   NC  
Henry P. HUNT   Son      Male   W   37   MO   Laborer   KY   NC  
Margaret HARRIGAN   Niece      Female   W   32   MO   At Home   MO   NC  

1870 US census:

Name: John G Hunt

Birth: abt 1816 - location

Residence: 1870 - city, St Francois, Missouri

1870 US census: child?

Name: Jane Hunt

Birth: abt 1840 - location

Residence: 1870 - Farmington, St Francois, Missouri

1835-1836 Henry Hunt was St. Francois County Sheriff - Son?

John G. HUNT Household


Other Information:

   Birth Year <1816>  
   Birthplace KY  
   Age 64  
   Occupation Farmer  
   Marital Status M <Married>  
   Race W <White>  
   Head of Household John G. HUNT 
   Relation Self  
   Father's Birthplace NC  
   Mother's Birthplace KY  
  Source Information: 
   Census Place St. Francois, St. Francois, Missouri  
   Family History Library Film 1254714 
   NA Film Number T9-0714 
   Page Number 422D    


John Giles Hunt Compact Disc #92 Pin #128097 Pedigree

Sex:  M  



Birth:   17 Oct 1815 

 Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri  
Death:   17 Oct 1880 

 Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri  



Father:  William Henry Hunt     Disc #92     Pin #134011   
Mother:  Nancy Giles     Disc #92     Pin #134012  



Spouse:  Lucinda Alexander     Disc #92     Pin #128096  
Marriage:  2 Jun 1839  
 St. Francois County, Missouri  

A family heirloom handed down from this time is what appears to be a stationery store ledger from 1835 or so. Perhaps this John was the one who organized it. In it 30 or so pages of newspaper clippings from 1865 concerning the death of President Lincoln are pasted. My favorite quote from one of these articles:

"To a clergyman who asked him if he (Lincoln) loved his Savior, he replied, and he was too truthful for us to doubt its declaration:

'When I was first inaugurated I did not love Him; when God took my son I was greatly impressed, but I did not love Him; but when I stood upon the battlefield of Gettysburg, I gave my heart to Christ, and I can now say I do love the Savior.'"

That has been reported elsewhere, and some historians questions its historicity.

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John Giles Hunt's Timeline

October 17, 1815
Kentucky, United States
Age 28
October 2, 1850
Age 34
Missouri, United States
October 17, 1880
Age 65
Farmington, St. Francois, Missouri, United States