Robert P. Hunt is a native of Johnson County, Ind., born where Wasson McCaslin now resides, September 6, 1836, son of Joseph and Nancy (Garshwiler) Hunt, natives of Kentucky, the former born in 1802, and died in this county in 1872; the latter born in 1805, and died in this county in 1876. They were among the early pioneers, having removed from their native state to Johnson County in 1828. His paternal grandfather, Simeon Hunt, a native of North Carolina, died in this county, about 1847. The boyhood of our subject was spent on the farm. In 1861 he enlisted in Company I, Eighteenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged in February 1862, on account of physical disability. Returning home he engaged in farming in Nineveh Township, and there resided until 1882, when he removed to his present farm, which consists of eighty acres of well-improved land. He was married in 1865 to Miss Mary L. Mullikin, born in this county, in 1843. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt are the parents of these children: William F., born in 1866; Georgia B., 1874, and Frank R., 1876. In politics, Mr. Hunt is a democrat, and Mrs. Hunt is a member of the Baptist Church.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 617.