TUNSTALL HUNT, a pioneer and farmer of Nineveh Township, was born February 18, 1818; he is the son of Simeon and Elizabeth (Rivers) Hunt. The father was a native of Virginia. he emigrated to Green County, Ky., where he lived until 1825, when he came to Johnson County, Ind., where his death occurred in 1848. The mother was a native of Kentucky, and departed this life about 1822. Our subject was reared on a farm in Johnson County. He received a very limited education in the old pioneer log schoolhouse. At the age of ten years, he was thrown on his own resources, and began the struggle of life as a farm hand. December 25, 1845, he was united in marriage with Sarah Ann T. Wilson, daughter of John and Rebecca (Bramwell) Wilson. This union was blessed with the following children: William J., born April 7,1847; deceased;JamesW.,June 27, 1849. The mother of these children was born August 7, 1822, and departed this life March 14, 1856. She was a good Christian woman, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. August 27, 1857, he was united in a second marriage with Matilda Parkhurst, a daughter of John and Abigail (Sellers) Parkhurst; they were both natives of Shelby County, Ky. This wife was born April 21, 1819. He has been a member of the Masonic order for over twenty years. His wife is a member of the old-school Baptist Church. In politics, he is a very ardent democrat, having cast his first vote for Van Buren, and has always been identified with that party. He now owns 240 acres of fine land in Nineveh Township. He has been a farmer all his life, and for about twenty years past, he has given a great deal of his attention to stock-raising.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.