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John Hunt
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1833
Albion
Edwards County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1917
Snowflake
Navajo County
Arizona, USA

Son of Charles Jefferson Hunt and Celia Mounts

Married Lois Barnes Pratt, 4 Jul 1857, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California

Married Sarah Jane Crosby, 18 Mar 1883, St. George, Washington, Utah

Married Hapalona Sanford, 19 Mar 1887, St. George, Washington, Utah

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p. 417

Hunt, John, a Patriarch in the Snowflake Stake of Zion and a resident of Snowflake, Arizona, was born March 9, 1833, near Albion, Edwards county, Illinois, the son of Jefferson Hunt and Celia Mounts. He was baptized in 1844 by his father and participated in the exodus from Nauvoo in 1846, and when his father enlisted in the Mormon Battalion at Council Bluffs and took part of his family with him, John as one of the children wintered at Pueblo, Colorado, during the winter of 18461847, and arrived in Great Salt Lake Valley July 29, 1847. That same fall he accompanied his father and a few others to California, going after provisions, cattle, seed grain, etc. They lived on horseflesh part of the journey. Subsequently John Hunt became one of the first settlers of Provo and afterwards became one of the early pioneer settlers of San Bernardino, Southern California. He carried the mail from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City two years (1856 and 1857). In 1857 (July 4th) he married Lois B. Pratt, a daughter of the famous missionary Addison Pratt, and moved to Beaver, Utah, in 1858. He served as sheriff of Beaver county twelve years and also acted as counselor to Bishop M. L. Shepherd. For several years he acted as a captain in a company of Utah militia. In 1877 he moved to Sevoia, now Ramah, in New Mexico, where he acted as a presiding Elder. He was called to Snowflake, Arizona, by Apostle Erastus Snow in September, 1878, to act as Bishop, to which office he was ordained June 29, 1879, by Wilford Woodruff. He held that position till Jan. 1, 1910, having been ordained a Patriarch by Rudger Clawson in November, 1909. His wife Lois died March 9, 1885. On March 18, 1883, he married Sarah Jane Crosby and also married Hapelona Sanford, March 19, 1887. His wife Lois bore him eight children (Ida, May, Anna, Belle, Lewis, John A., Nettie and Lois). His wife Sarah had nine children (Martha, Eva, J. Taylor, Sheldon Ross, Ita, Sanford, Frances, Georgia and Ambrose). His children were all living in 1916 except Ida who died April 26, 1915, as the wife of President David K. Udall of the St. Johns Stake. In 1916 Bishop Hunt could boast of 66 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. His son Lewis served as a missionary in Great Britain in 18881890, another son (J. Taylor) filled a mission in the Central States in 19111912, and a third son (Sheldon Ross) was laboring in the Central States mission in 1916. Bishop Hunt died in Snowflake, June 1, 1917.

Mormon Battalion, Company A 
 
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 Parents:
  Jefferson Hunt (1803 - 1879)
  Celia Mounts Mounts Hunt (1805 - 1897)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Jane Crosby Hunt (1862 - 1941)
  Hapalona Sanford Hunt (1855 - 1927)
  Lois Barnes Pratt Hunt (1837 - 1885)*
 
 Children:
  Ida Frances Hunt Udall (1858 - 1915)*
  May Louise Hunt Larson (1860 - 1943)*
  Annella Hunt Kartchner (1862 - 1946)*
  Christabell Hunt Flake (1864 - 1934)*
  Lewis Ammon Hunt (1866 - 1947)*
  John Addison Hunt (1869 - 1958)*
  Nettie Hunt Rencher (1872 - 1966)*
  Martha Hunt (1883 - 1952)*
  Jefferson Taylor Hunt (1887 - 1958)*
  Sheldon Ross Hunt (1889 - 1958)*
  Ita Hunt Turley (1890 - 1981)*
  Arthur Sanford Hunt (1892 - 1954)*
  Georgia Hunt Jackson (1896 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gilbert Hunt (1825 - 1858)*
  Marshall Hunt (1829 - 1915)*
  Jane Hunt Stoddard (1831 - 1899)**
  John Hunt (1833 - 1917)
  Harriett Hunt Mayfield (1835 - 1918)**
  Joseph Hunt (1837 - 1916)*
  Nancy Ann Hunt Daley (1837 - 1920)**
  Hyrum Hunt (1840 - 1880)*
  Mary H. Hunt Black (1845 - 1930)*
  Parley Hunt (1845 - 1847)*
  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:
R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery
Snowflake
Navajo County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Oct 01, 2007
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John Hunt
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John Hunt
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