Biographical Sketches

Source: History of Warren County,Ohio

( as it appeared in the book)

JOHN HUNT, farmer; P. O. Dodds. We find that the HUNT family decended from two brothers, who came from England to America prior to the Revolution and settled in New Jersey, when these States were colonies of England, and of their decendants, RALPH HUNT was the grandfather of our subject and was born and raised in New Jersey and married RACHEL CAMPBELL, a lady of Scotch descent, but born and raised in New Jersey. In 1765, they removed into Pennsylvania; thence about 1772, removed to Union District, South Carolina, where he died in 1803; his wife died several years prior to his death. They had six sons, and four daughters, all now deceased, of whom JOHN,the second son and third child, was the father of our subject,and was born in Pennsylvania,SEPT.27,1768, hence was four years of age when they moved to South Carolina, and there he grew to manhood and married JANE LITTLE. In NOVEMBER 1805, they came to Ohio, crossing the mountains to Kentucky, thence to Ohio and located on Sec. 15, Wayne Township, Warren Co, making the entire trip with wagons. They arrived here Dec.3, and opened out right in the Woods, and at once erected a temporary structure in shape of a shed for immediate shelter; then as soon as possible cut down timber and erected a primitive round-log cabin with puncheon floor, and thus commenced in true pioneer style to make a home and a farm. Here they toiled and labored, gradually opening out the forest and making visible some degree of progress, when in JULY,1811 Mr. Hunt was called to mourn the death of his wife. By her he had five children -three grew to maturity -all now deceased. REBECCA, and RACHEL died in childhood; RALPH married MARY WOLF, had five children, all deceased; JANA married Vatchel Tharp, both deceased; and ANNA married Thomas Wilgus -left two children, who married and resided in Miami Co. Ohio. On Jan 15,1815, Mr.HUNT married for his second wife, MRS. RACHEL MOREY, whose maiden name was JONES, a native of Pennsylvania and came to Ohio in 1798. She by Mr. Morey, had one son, Carpenter, who was twice married, first to Amy Kirby, who died in 1835; his second wife was Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins. He died in 1856, leaving five children. One son and one daughter reside in Iowa, one daughter in Indiana and one daughter, Mary Harford, in Morrow, Warren Co, Ohio. Mr. HUNT by his second wife, had three children, MARY, SARAH, and JOHN. Mr. HUNT died July 20,1855; his wife died Sept.5,1858. Mr.HUNT was one of those noble pioneers whose life was made up of honesty and integrity of character- one who did a great amount of hard pioneer work, the fruts of which his children and future generations may continue to reap and enjoy for years to come. He had the full confidence of his community and held several offices in his Township; was Township Trustee and School Director. He lived and died honored and respected by all who knew him. MARY, the eldest of his last children, and JOHN, the youngest child and only son, were born and raised on the old home place, where they still reside unmarried. MARY was born Nov. 9,1815; JOHN was born Dec. 5,1819; SARAH the second daughter, was born Oct. 5,1817, married Thomas B Elsey, by whom she had one daughter and one son who grew to maturity, GEORGE and EVA. Mr. Elsey died Aug. 28,1858. Our subject like his father, is modest and reserved in his habits, never desiring office, but has by the wishes of the people, served as Township Trustee and School Director; is an execellent neighbor and a good citizen.

From the History of Warrick Spencer and Perry Counties

Biographhical Sketch of James F Tennison

From Goodspeed-1885

James F Tennison, farmer and native of the township where he now resides,(Skelton Township) was born December 16,1850,the 6th son in a family of 12 children: Mary A.,Sarah E (deceased).,Daniel J., William W.,Nancy J.,Harriet L.,George M V., Henry H (deceased)., Emily E., Elijah M (deceased)., James F & Martha L (deceased)-born to George and Emily (Wright) Tennison,natives of Indiana. The father was born September 22,1803, and died October 3,1883. The mothers birth occurred January 27,1808 and her Death January 28,1868. They located in Skelton Township in 1834, and lived there until there deaths. James F still resides on the old home farm where he was raised. He was fairly well educated, and October 21,1869, married Miss Minerva B Hook, daughter of Matthias and Sally (Tabor) Hook, and to them have been born the the following named family: Mary E.,George W.,Martin (deceased).,Charles.,Emma M.,Lula B.,Rosetta and 2 that died in infancy. Mrs Tennison's birth occurred June 7,1851. Mr Tennison turns his attention principally to stock-raising and farming, owning 223 acres of land adjoining the town of Tennison. He is an esteemed and worthy citizen, a Republican in politics and a member of the I.O.O.F.

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