Biography of J. D. Hunt
Forest County, PA Biographies





J. D. Hunt (deceased) was born in West Hartford, Vt., July 3, 1811. He received a common school education, and in 1833 came to Marienville. engaging as a laborer with Cyrus Blood. In 1843 he married the eldest daughter of Mr. Blood. Miss Marien F., by whom he had two children: Clara B. (wife of Dr. S. S. Towler, of Marienville) and Cyrus F. (also of Marienville. Mr. Hunt erected and operated a saw and grist mill in connection with his farm. He was a member of the Democratic party, and served the county in the legislature in 1867. He also filled the office of county treasurer, and various other important offices. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. and helped to build the church at Marienville. He died in September, 1887. His widow still resides on the homestead in Marienville, which town was named in honor of her by her father.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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