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Jefferson Hunt


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1852 Whig AD-02 0 Win
09-07-1853 Democratic AD-02 0 Win
09-06-1854 Democratic AD-01 0 Win
09-05-1855 Democratic AD-01 0 Win
11-04-1856 Democratic AD-01 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Charles Jefferson Hunt
Born: January 20, 1803 in Bracken County, Kentucky
Married: Celia Mounts (m. 1823), Matilda Nease (m. 1846)
Children: Gilbert, Nancy Ann, Marshal, Jane, John, Harriet, Joseph, Jefferson, Hyrum, Parley & Mary (twins), Sophronia Elizabeth, Julia Ellen, Olive Isabelle, Thomas Jefferson, James Franklin, Liberty Independence, Peter, Matilda, Jane & Janette (twins)
Military Service: Nauvoo Legion (1838 Mormon War), Mormon Battalion (Mexican-American War), California State Militia
Died: May 11, 1879 in Red Rock (now Oxford), Idaho

1844: Bodyguard, Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith
1849-1850: Commander, Fort Utah (Provo) Militia
1851: [Iron County] Representative, Utah Congress
1863-1864: Representative, Utah Territorial Legislature

  • LEGISLATION: Authored the bill (in 1853) that created San Bernardino County. Known as "Father of San Bernardino County".
  • PLACENAME: The town of Huntsville, Utah is named for Hunt, who founded it.
  • PLACENAME: The Jefferson Hunt Campground is located on the southeastern shore of Pineview Reservoir in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest near Ogden, Utah.
  • From 1823 until 1846, Hunt was married to only Celia. After 1846, Hunt was in a plural marriage with both wives.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Hunt had 21 children and 154 grandchildren. According to research by the JoinCalifornia team, that is the most children of any California legislator.

Source: Biography at Wikipedia
Source: A Biographical Sketch of Jefferson Hunt by Norma L. Elliott (1958)
Source: Territory of Utah Legislative Assembly Rosters, 1851-1894 by the Utah State Archives staff (2007)

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