Saturday, February 13, 2010

Church History in the Family - Mormon Battalion - Gilbert Hunt

Corp. Gilbert HUNT
A member of the Sick Detachment of the Mormon Battalion.
HUNT married at Fort Pueblo, Colorado abt Mar 1847 Lydia A. GIBSON
the daughter of George Washington GIBSON. [Lydia married Mr. HUNT at Fort Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado in 1847 she was there with her parents and the Mississippi Saint her was there with the Mormon Battalion.]

Birth: Apr. 11, 1825
Edwards County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1858
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of Charles Jefferson Hunt & Celia Mounts

Married Lydia Ardelicia Elinor Gibson, 23 Apr 1847

GILBERT HUNT, Corporal. On detached service 17th of September, 1846, by order of Acting Lieutenant Colonel A.J. SMITH. Mustered out with detachment to date July 16, 1847. (This muster-out remark, and all to the same purport, are marked on the official roll with an asterisk; the footnote reads as follows: "It is not conclusively shown where this detachment was mustered out. Evidence on file indicated that it was stationed at or near Great Salt Lake at time of M.O., but travel pay has been allowed in each case from Los Angeles, so the detachment was evidently considered as having been M.O. at that place the same as the balance of the Company.' GILBERT HUNT was a son of the Captain [Jefferson Hunt] of the Company.

Family links:
Jefferson Hunt (1803 - 1879)
Celia Mounts Hunt (1805 - 1897)

Lydia Ardelicia Gibson Hunt (1826 - 1915)

Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: F_7_13_4W

… while being detained at Pueblo, Colo, she [Lydia GIBSON a teenage daughter of Mississippi Saint George Washington GIBSON] met and married to Gilbert Hunt who was also a member of the Mormon Battalion, but had been detailed to assist in taking care of some sick, who were in camp for rest, and not able to travel, but soon followed the first company westward. Soon after they were called to join a company under Chas C. Rich and Amasa Lyman to settle San Bernardino, Cal., returning to Salt Lake City after several years, when on Nov. 14, 1858, Mr. Hunt died, leaving Mrs. Hung with four young children. Four months later she gave birth to her fifth child. She had lost two children while living at Cottonwood.…

Washington County News 1915-03-18
Lydia (Ardelicia or Elenor) GIBSON HUNT

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