Biography of James A. Hunter
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JAMES A. HUNTER, one of the pioneers. of this township, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, December 21, 1817. His parents were William and Elizabeth (Reed) Hunter, the former born in Pennsylvania January 14, 1790; the latter in Delaware February 3, 1798. They were married in Pickaway County, but resided in Fairfield County about twenty years, moving to this locality in 1834. His father died June 30, 1860; his mother May 14, 1858. Their children are Mary B., James A., Elizabeth T., Zelinda M., Lydia J., Esther A., John W., Amelia R., Mahala M., Isabel B., Martha M., Margaret A. and Thomas T. The deceased are Zelinda and Margaret. James A., the subject of this notice, resided with his parents till about eighteen, and was then employed by the month at home till his twenty eighth year. He then purchased forty acres of his present farm, and located on the same in 1846, since being engaged in clearing it of its heavy growth of timber, making other improvements and adding to its area. He now owns 173 acres, all of which has been obtained by the "sweat of the brow." Mr. Hunter was married in 1846 to Lydia Sudds, daughter of James and Mary (Rush) Sudds, the former born in October, 1801, the latter November 11, 1797. Their deaths occurred December 9, 1826, and December 21, 1844, respectively. Mrs. Hunter was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, September 15, 1825. She died January 28, 1849, leaving one child, Albert, born April 30, 1848. Mr. Hunter was married, July 9, 1850, to Sarah J. Upde. graff, who was born in Carroll County, Ohio, February 19, 1830, and the children by this wife were Geanville, born March 3, 1851; Cyrus S., March 22, 1855; William and Elizabeth, August 31, 1859; Otis, January 26, 1862; Amelia A., October 12, 1863; Martha, February 27, 1868, all deceased but Granville and Cyrus. In politics, Mr. Hunter is a Republican. He has always been a hard worker and has undergone much of the perplexities and hardships incident to pioneer life.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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