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Sgt Abraham Hunsaker

Sgt Abraham Hunsaker

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Jan 1889 (aged 76)
Honeyville, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Burial Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Plot B-16-47-7
Memorial ID 17309406 · View Source
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Son of Jacob Hunsaker and Polly Luce

Married Eliza Collins
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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  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309406
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Abraham Hunsaker (29 Nov 1812–3 Jan 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309406, citing Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .