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Thomas Jefferson "James" Hunt
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1856
San Bernardino
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Death: Jul., 1885
Pima County
Arizona, USA

SKETCH OF THOMAS JEFFERSON HUNT

Thomas Jefferson Hunt was born in San Bernardino, California. 6 April 1856. His early years were spent in Huntsville; he was a motherless lad at the age of nine. He grew up following the cattle and horses and sheep on his father's ranches in Cache Valley, Idaho. He married at the age of eighteen. He lived in Blackfoot, Idaho, and Payson, Utah. In 1885 at the age of thirty-one years, he, with his wife and two young children went into Arizona to seek a fortune in the gold mines. Leaving his family in Showlow, Ariz., he went to Tucson, Ariz., to find his fortune; but, instead, met his death. His wife, weeks later, received word that he and four other men had been attacked by Indians. Thomas and one of the four men were killed. They were buried somewhere in the mines in unknown marked graves, near Tucson, Arizona.
by: Pauline Udall Smith.

2nd Source

*Death April of 1885 and it was a mile west of Harshaw on the San Rafael Ranch. Harshaw is actually near Patagonia, not Tucson, being well over 60 miles away from it. He was killed five days after the band led by Geronimo and Naiche left with 39 members after promising General Crook the day before (March 27) that they would return to the reservation. So death would have been April 1 or 2.

Lynn Bailey's history book of the Dragoon Mountains.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jefferson Hunt (1803 - 1879)
  Matilda Jane Nease Hunt (1828 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha M Miller (1857 - 1923)
 
 Siblings:
  Gilbert Hunt (1825 - 1858)**
  Marshall Hunt (1829 - 1915)**
  John Hunt (1833 - 1917)**
  Harriett Hunt Mayfield (1835 - 1918)**
  Joseph Hunt (1837 - 1916)**
  Nancy Ann Hunt Daley (1837 - 1920)**
  Hyrum Hunt (1840 - 1880)**
  Parley Hunt (1845 - 1847)**
  Mary H. Hunt Black (1845 - 1930)**
  Sophronia Elizabeth Hunt Coffin (1849 - 1942)*
  Julia Ellen Hunt Barger (1852 - 1932)*
  Olive Isabelle Hunt Pratt (1854 - 1942)*
  Thomas Jefferson Hunt (1856 - 1885)
  James Franklin Hunt (1858 - 1917)*
  Peter Hunt (1862 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Killed by Native Americans and buried in unmarked grave in a Gold Mine near Tucson, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Dan Rollins
Record added: Nov 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80736323
Thomas Jefferson James Hunt
Added by: Dan Rollins
 
 
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