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Was born in Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, on May 12, 1829. When six months old his parents took him to Vermillion County, in that State, and afterwards to Paris, Edgar County, Illinois.  Mr. Hunter went to Mis­souri, where he remained one year, then crossed the Plains to this State, arriving in August, 1852. He came to Co­lumbia, January 20, 1853, where be has continuously lived, and followed the occupation of a miner.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 338. 

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton