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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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J. G. W. HUNT, real estate agent and justice of the peace, Carterville, is a native of Kentucky, born in Butler county, July 15, 1848. His parents’ names were J. D. and Rebecea R. Hunt. J. D. was born Nov. 11, 1808, in Kentucky. His father, Reuben, was a native of South Carolina, and was a member of Sumpter’s famous battalion in the Revolutionary War. He came to Kentucky with Daniel Boone on his third trip to that territory, and settled in the neighborhood of Harrodsburg, but afterwards went to Montgomery county, where J. D. was born. Being an early settler, he saw all the trials and hardships of a frontier life. Mrs. Rebecca R. Hunt was a daughter of Rev. Dr. James G. Williams, of Bath county. The subject of this sketch was raised and educated in Kentucky, attending Licking Union Academy a number of years. In 1863 he entered the Federal service, enlisting in the Second Kentucky Scouts, commanded by Col. J. C. Edwards and served throughout the rest of the war. He returned to Montgomery county after the war and remained one year, after which he came to Neosho, Mo., and engaged in teaching; came to Jasper county in 1875 and erected the third shanty that was built in Carterville and engaged in mining. In 1881 he was appointed justice of the peace, and was elected in 1889. He was married in Jasper county, Mo., June 1, 1876, to Miss Maud L Baker. They have two children: Oliver O. and Irena F. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and has held the office of N. G.; is at present lodge deputy. Is also a member of the Knights of Labor.

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