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Old 08-14-2006, 03:37 PM
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I am looking for information on my greatgrandfather. I have his widow's (Callie R. Hunt) pension application and one affidavit is from the undertaker who officatited at his burrial. "James D Hunt died on the 10th of March 1888 and burried on the 11th day March 1888 in our Raymond cemetery."

Signed by A. C. Culp Raymond IL. This document was witnessed by Joseph W Potts N.P. on May 1st 1888.

I also have a note that shows an male infant born Jan 27, 1888 and died Jan 31, 1888 and burried near Raymond IL. That was given by Nancy C Sharpe and Olive S Crump.

We are unable to move beyond James D. Hunt in our family history and hope to confirm his death and burrial - then we can look for his parents.
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Old 08-17-2006, 08:03 PM
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Smile Hunt info

Hi Pam, I just saw your posting, I am just starting research myself. My grandmother left me tons of pictures, stories and historical papers on all her family. She was a 1 room school house teacher in Port Byron, IL, her father was the post master there and later her husband was. The family writings tell of the Hunt families which hooked into the Haak, Rathbun and later became a Yolton. I believe your Hunt Family is mine, as the first names are some I have in papers. I have pictures, postcards from 1900 and other cool things.
I am a daughter of the American Revolution, my grandmother has it all written down for us, as well as the story of how we got to Illinois. The great family Deacon came from the east with his family on an oxen wagon, they stopped for 2 days in Chicago when he decided it was a sinful city, they moved on to Port Byron. The cemetary there has many relatives. I moved here to Michigan from Illinois with my family in 1963 and have been here since.
Many close ties to Moline etc, my great-grandfather was the school mastor at the Port Byron Accademy, I have my great Uncles Diploma. Their historical society was looking for info on the school, I have a picture of it as well as other documents. My great grandfather was Myron Yolton, my great grandmother Angeline Haak (Rathbun) came from the Hunt side. Once I get everything in order I'm sending them my copies to include.
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:23 AM
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I will be interested to see what you have. Callie moved to Decatur, where her pension application is filed. They were married in Decatur and my grandfather also James Dudley was born in Niantic. James came from IND, he served in the Civil War with the 7th IND Calvary.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:27 AM
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Default New Information: Hunts in Port Byron Illinois

Hi Nancy and Pam

I am Bette Strandgard (Ernst) from Port Byron....now living in Florida. I have new information for you on the Hunts. My Grandfather was a Hunt (His father was also George, 1850-1928)was from Much Hoole England, near the city of Preston. He came to the US in 1869)) Here is what I have on them.

You mentioned a teacher named Hunt. Grace Yolton (Hunt) 1876 to 1966 was a sister of George Hunt (and she was a teacher) , my grandfather. (1890 to 1950) Also a sister Jessie was a teacher. There were 7 kids in the Hunt family (Also a sister Jessie 1844-1922 a school teacher who's name remained Hunt because she never married). The 7 kids were (oldest to youngest) Grace (1876-1966) Thomas (1880-1906), Annie (1882-we don't know death), Jessie (1884-1922), Olive (1887-not sure of death), George (1890-1950), Margaret (1896-197?). We also think Thomas Hunt was never married.

Anyhow..........I pass this along for your information. If this jives with what you have....or doesn't........please let me know.

Thank you. Bette
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:56 AM
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Default James Dudly Hunt in Raymond IL

Through the widows pension records I have found James parents:
Mary Booher b. abt 1813 in VA and James Hunt b. abt 1809 in KY d. bdf 1860
1840 census James in in Newport Vermillion Co IN with Sam age 4, Margaret age 2, Harriet age <1, Elizbeth age 6
married 10-28-1832 in Shelby Co IN.
Their children were:
1) Douglas Hunt b. abt 1832
2) Elizabeth S Hunt b. 1/7/1834 Shelby IN d. 4/6/1912 Indianapolis IN
3) Sargent Samuel O Hunt b. abt 1836 IN, d. 6/28/1864 Civial War near Kenesaw GA
4) Margaret E Hunt b. abt 1838 IN
5) Harriett Francis Hunt b. abt 1840 IN
6) Mary H Hunt b. abt 1844 IN
*7) James Dudley Hunt b. abt 1846 IN d. 3/10/1888 IL of Lung fever
8 Martha Hunt b. abt 1848 IN m. Henry Soshraughmyer 5-11-1869 Vermillion Co IN.
9) Anne Belle Hunt b. abt 1854 IN

My ancester is James Dudley

1870 Census in Terre Haute IN
married Helen Spears 12/1/1870 In Terre Haute IN
male infant Hunt died 1873 Terre Haute IN
Helen died 2/2/1872 in Terre Haute IN

married Clarissa Ruth Rice 4/30/1874 in Decatur Macon CO IL by J.A. Bonham
she was born 9/23/1850 in Lancaster OH and d. 1/6/1924 In Decatur IL, burried in Harristown Cemetery 1900 Census living in Macon CO, 1920 census
living with Roy in Decatur IL
their children:
1) Harry H Hunt b. 4/6/1876 Maroa IL, d. 9/29/1939 Macon CO
2) Mary Elizabeth b. 4/16/1878 in Niantic IL d. 6/23/1961 in St Louis MO
3) Roy A Hunt b. 11/16/1880 in Decatur IL
4) Earl D Hunt b. 4/25/1882 d. 3/27/1883
5) James Dudley Hunt b. 2/17/1884 in Niantic, Macon CO IL d. 2/23/1929 Wichita KS
6) male Hunt b. 1/28/1888 d. 1/31/1888 Raymond IL
7 Theodore F Hunt b. 4/1890 in IL ( could not have been James son by date of death)

James Dudley Hunt b. 2/17/1884 d. 2/23/1929
married Lois Edna Horsely 1913 in Wichita KS b. 10/20/1890 in Hepler Crawford CO KS d. 3/12/1955 in Wichita KS burried in Wichita Park Cem.
their children:
1) Clarissa Jewel Hunt b. 10/12/1913 Wichita KS d. 11/11/1993 Newton KS
2) Jack Dudley Hunt b. 9/17/1918 Wichita KS d. 7/10/1998 Bullhead City AZ
3) living Hunt b. 9/17/1918 Wichita KS
4) living Hunt b. 9/24/1922 Wichita KS
5) livng Hunt b. 10/10/1928 Wichita KS
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:23 PM
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Hunt #3 Bruce Parish Hunt died 8/14/2008 Sun Lakes AZ, creamted on the 16th.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:35 AM
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Hi Pam! Wow, that was very helpful information as I am feeling out my family tree! Do you know who James Hunt and Mary Boohers parents were? Thanks for ant help you can give! Mike
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:48 AM
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Default Hunt - Booher


Wish I did have their parents - that seems to be my sticking point. How do you relate the James Hunt?

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Old 03-07-2009, 11:15 AM
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Default Hunt Family Linage Info

Hi Pam,

I have to tell you I am blown away. I have been researching for months on my Great, Great, Grandpa Dudley Hunt. I couldn’t find any information. Then by some random search I saw this discussion board and you were having the very same question. WOW! I am in a state shock.

Then to see not only did you have the same question but you found all the detail related to my great, great grandpa and his wife Clarissa! I am so thankful to find this information. I beyond elated! Thank you for posting it. My family has all passed away and I was having a really tough time finding out the information.

Do you have more linage information on who James Hunt’s parents/grandparents were and Clarissa Ruth Rice parents/grandparents were?

I praying you do! This will be such a great gift to give my kids.Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Old 03-07-2009, 11:28 AM
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Hi Pam,

By the way, how are you related?

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