J. C. Hunt, who is engaged in general farming in Morning Sun township, was born on the farm where he is now
living on the 3d of April, 1860. His father, S. G. Hunt, was a native of Wayne county, Indiana, while his mother,
who prior to her marriage was Josephine Curran, was born in Maryland. They came to Iowa during pioneer days and
located on a farm where they resided continuously until they passed away. Unto them were born nine children, five
of whom are still living, as follows: M. G., now residing in Aurora, Illinois; Caroline, the wife of D. D. Hamilton;
J. C., our subject; W. P.; and Sophronia, who became the wife of S. C. Bell, of Missouri.
In the acquirement of his education J. C. Hunt attended the district schools and continued at home with his parents
until he was twenty one years of age, then went to Henry county, Iowa, where he farmed for three years. At the
expiration of that period he decided to go west and removed to Kansas, where he remained for ten years. From there
he went to Oregon, of which state he was a resident for two years. In 1892 he returned to Henry county, where he
again spent three years, and then came to Louisa county. After residing here for six years he removed to Sedalia,
Missouri, where he spent three years. Returning to Louisa county at the end of that time, he bought his present
homestead, containing one hundred and ten acres of land, upon which he has made quite extensive improvements, including
some fine buildings.
Mr. Hunt was married December 23, 1887, to Miss Kate Hall, who was born near Prairie City in Fulton county, Illinois,
a daughter of John D. and Margaret (Virden) Hall, Her father, who was a native of Somerset county, New Jersey,
and a farmer by occupation, died in Kansas, December 22, 1901, but the mother is still living. She was born in
Illinois and is now living on the old homestead in that state. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt had two children: Hazel, who died
in infancy; and Margaret J., who is now attending high school.
The family attend the Methodist Episcopal church, of which the parents are members, and fraternally Mr. Hunt is
affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America. His political support he gives to the candidates of the democratic
party, considering that the policy of that party is best adapted to subserve the interests of the majority. He
never actively participates in township affairs, however, always preferring to give his undivided attention to
the direction and supervision of his personal interests.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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