20. William Freman3 HUNT (Abner2 HUNT, Jacob1 HUNT) was born on 16 Mar 1823 in Summit Co., Ohio, probably near Northfield. Some references give "Fremont" and others give "Freman" as his middle name. He died on 10 Sep 1902 in Rock Creek Twp., Huntington Co., Indiana. He was buried in Sparks Cemetery, Rock Creek Twp., Huntington Co., Indiana. The biography of William F. Hunt from the History of Huntington Co., Indiana, reads as follows:
WILLIAM F. HUNT, native of Summit County, Ohio, and sixth child of Abner and Betsy (Johnson) Hunt, was born on the 16th day of March, 1823. His paternal ancestors came from England in colonial times and settled in the eastern states. His grandfather was a soldier in the War of 1776, and took an active part throughout the struggle. His ancestors on his mother's side were Irish people. Abner Hunt, subject's father, was a native of Massachusetts, which State he left about the year 1816, emigrating to Summit County, Ohio, having been one of the early pioneers of that part of the State. He was a farmer by occupation, reared a family of eleven children, and died in the fall of 1875, at a ripe old age. The subject of this sketch grew to manhood amid the rugged scenes of pioneer life, and early became accustomed to those habits of industry by which his life has always been characterized. He remained with his parents until his twentieth year, and then began working as a farm laborer for $10.00 per month, in which capacity he continued for a period of five years. He then purchased eighty acres of timber land, upon which he began making improvements, and which he sold in 1853, and moved to Huntington County, Ind. He purchased a tract of 215 acres in Rock Creek Township, and by dint of industry succeeded in a few years in clearing a good home, from what was at the time an almost unbroken forest. He purchased additional tracts of land at different times, and at one time owned 275 acres, all of which, except the original tract has been divided among his children. Miss Elizabeth Butterfield, of Medina County, Ohio, became his wife on the 22nd of September 1848. She is the daughter of Abraham and Jemima Butterfield and was born on the 30th day of January, 1830. the following are the names of children born to Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, to-wit: Alfred W., Charles E., Andrew, deceased, Calvin, Warren, deceased, Clara E., wife of C. M. [sic] Smith, Leonard A., Mary M., and Rosa M. Mr. Hunt is one of the enterprising citizens of his township, takes an active part in all movements for the public welfare, and is a member of the Republican party; takes a lively interest in politics.
He was married to Elizabeth Bridges BUTTERFIELD (daughter of
Abraham BUTTERFIELD and Jemima AVERILL) on 22 Sep 1848
in Ohio, USA. William and Betsy appeared on the 1850 U.S. Census in Northfield
Twp., Summit Co., Ohio. As William's biography indicates, they moved to Indiana
in 1853 where they appeared on the 1860 U.S. Census in Rock Creek Twp., Huntington
Co., Indiana. Elizabeth Bridges BUTTERFIELD was born
on 30 Jan 1830 in Wilton, Maine. She and her brother Abraham were twins. She
died on 12 Jan 1913 in Rock Creek Twp., Huntington Co., Indiana. She was part
Indian according to grandaughters, Chloie Smith, Freda Will and Allegra Will.
When she was old and a widow, she lived with her daughter Rillie (HUNT) WILL.
Rillie's daughters, Freda and Allegra reported that they recalled that Elizabeth
claimed to be, "half Indian and half Yankee." It is unclear at this
time who her Indian ancestor or ancestors may have been. William Freman HUNT
and Elizabeth Bridges BUTTERFIELD had the following children:
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