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William Hunt
Mallory Twp.

William Hunt, farmer, P.O. Osterdock, was a son of Jonas and Jane (Seaton) Hunt; the former, a native of New Jersey, died in Pennsylvania; the latter, a native of Pennsylvania, died in Iowa. William was born in Greene County, Pa. Sept. 13, 1817, where he was educated. He has always followed farming, and in 1850 came to Mallory Township, Ia., where he bought 130 acres of land on Sections 3 and 10, which is mostly well-imporved. In 1843 he married Delilah, daugher of Edward and Nancy (Taylor) Hartley, natives of Pennsylvania. Edward died in Ohio and Nancy in Pennsylvania. By this union there are nine children-- Nancy Jane, born Sept. 20, 1844, wife of John W. Hansel, of Mallory Township; Mary Catherine, Born April 7, 1846; Cinderella, born Oct. 2, 1847, wife of John Hansel ; Winfield (deceased), born Feb. 18, 1849; George Thomas (deceased), born Feb. 4, 1850; James Marion born Sept. 14, 1852, married; David Joshua, born June 25, 1857; Henry Melton born Sept. 12, 1859, and one who died in infancy. Mr. Hunt and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Mr. Hunt has held several of the township offices, and has discharged the duties of each with credit and ability. He votes the Democratic ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 920
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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