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Isaac Hunter
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1818
Cumbria, England
Death: May 28, 1898
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Isaac was born in Heversham, Westmoreland,(Modern day Cumbria)England. The birthdate and year on his tombstone are more than likely incorrect, but also debatable. There are generally two dates given for his date of birth that came from Isaac himself; 7th & 14th. We know for sure from christening records that he was the illegitimate child (sad but apparently it happened all the time back then to) of Alice Hunter, Christened on 23 August 1818. Isaac himself through life listed his birth year all over the place from 1814 to 1820; in other words, maybe he didn't really know himself. His mother also had another illegitimate son named Mathew born in 1816, so Isaac would not have been born then. Children were usually christened on average within days, weeks and several months after they were born. But the sooner the better in case they died shortly after birth. I'm guessing he was indeed born in 1818, same month and year as his christening date. The information on the tombstone would have been from children or grandchildren who placed it. That information is NOT always correct and they didn't always know exact dates. His wife Ann was still alive when he died so she may have know the correct birth-date, just not the year for the obituary. (Or a child could have sourced the info for the newspaper.)

PUBLISHED IN DESERET NEWS February 24, 1917

"OUR GALLERY OF PIONEERS- ISAAC HUNTER; The subject of this sketch was for many years a well known resident of Salt Lake city. He was a strong determined character and a hard worker. He was born at Haversham, Westmoreland, England, August 14, 1816, and came to Utah in 1849.

Like many others in pioneer days, he engaged in various occupations. At one time he was one of President Young's guards; he was also a captain in the Territorial militia and served on the Salt Lake City police force.

By trade he was a stone-cutter, and he worked on the Salt Lake Temple, and the Salt Lake Theater, and on other early buildings. Besides, he was a successful farmer. As a plowman he was an expert- he could turn a furrow as straight as an arrow, and the rows of corn in his field, 40 rods long, were in such alignment as to enable one to look between them from one end to the other. Upon several occasions he was awarded first prize for the best plowing in contests held in connection with the Territorial Fairs in early days. His death occurred on May 28, 1898."

Note: According to the "Mormon Immigration Index", Isaac came from England in 1848 on the ship "Carnatic"; but did not come to Salt Lake City until 1850, traveling with the Warren Foote company; found in "Pioneer Mormon Overland Travel Index.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ann Lund Hunter (1817 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  Jacob Hunter (1846 - 1937)*
  Mary Ann Hunter (1849 - 1849)*
  Margaret Hunter Phelps (1851 - 1936)*
  Martha Hunter Wolstenholme (1854 - 1941)*
  Abraham Hunter (1856 - 1912)*
  Anna Hunter Clawson (1861 - 1951)*
   Ellen Hunter Ball (1864 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: F-8-10-1-W
 
Created by: Cathy Peacock
Record added: Mar 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67716940
Isaac Hunter
Added by: Cathy Peacock
 
Isaac Hunter
Added by: Cathy Peacock
 
Isaac Hunter
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- Georgie Ann Hankins
 Added: May. 26, 2013
 
 
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