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Hunt, Edward, was born on the old homestead in Hounsfleld, November 6, 1850. He was educated in the district schools and is one of the town's good farmers. December 31, 1874, he married Ida A. Pike, formerly of Lewis county, and they have one son, Charles E., born July 13, 1876, and is a farmer at home with his parents. Mr. Hunt in his political choice is a thorough Democrat; the family are of New England origin. Mr. Hunt's father, John Hunt, was born in Lancaster, Mass., January 29, 1802; he was educated in the schools of that day and was a farmer. He came to this State when a boy with his parents. He married twice, first to Hannah Warren, and they had two children: John T. and Lovinia. Mrs. Hunt died in 1842, and for his second wife he married Laura Joiner, and they had four children: Emma, Asel, Hannarette and Edward. Mr. Hunt died in 1865 and his widow in 1892. Mrs. Ida A. Hunt's father, Royal Pike, was born in Bennington, Vt., in 1830. He was educated in the district schools, and was by occupation a farmer. He married Celestia Pease, and they had ten children: Ida A., Julianna, William O., Andrew J. and Albert L. (twins), Emrnarary, Lucy A., Dora, Maria and Elmer. Mrs. Pike died in 1882.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898