Excerpted From 1884 History of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland Counties, Illinois p.498 (Village of Newton and Wade Township)
THOMAS HUNT, son of John and Elizabeth (Brooks) Hunt, natives of Ohio, was born in Montgomery, Ohio, December 14, 1827. When a boy he went with his parents to Rush County, Ind., where he remained until the age of twenty-one. He marrried, in 1849, Miss Louisa Price, a native of Kentucky, and daughter of John and Mary (Cotney) Price, natives of the same State. Soon after the marriage they came to Jasper County, where he entered ninety acres of land, on which he now resides. Mr. Hunt started out in life without a cent, but now owns a farm of 240 acres. He has two children, viz.: John M. and Sarah J., wife of Frank Andre, a prominent young farmer. John Hunt, father of our subject, was born, reared and married in Ohio. He reared the following children, viz.: William, James, Thomas, Jane, Rachel, Amaziah, Milton and Elizabeth. James Hunt, grandfather of Mr. Hunt, was an old Revolutionary soldier under Gen. Washington. He was an Englishman, while the Brooks family are of Welsh origin. They were among the first settlers of Ohio. Mrs. Hunt's parents were natives of Fleming County, Kentucky. They were married in that State, and removed early to Rush County, Ind., when the county was yet a wilderness. They reared eleven children, viz.: Elizabeth, William T., Benjamin, Louisa, Lydia, Elihu, Elisha, Lucinda, Sarah A., Frank and Eliza. Her mother died in 1848; her father in 1875.
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