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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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ABRAHAM HUNT, blacksmith, Sec. 4; P. O. Laura, Miami Co., Ohio. The subject of this sketch was born in Miami Co. Dec. 3, 1834, and is a son of Elijah and Susanna Hunt; he assisted his father in the labors of the farm till his 23d year, when he began life for himself, and chose Darke County as a proper place of settlement, as well as a suitable place for his business; he operated a thrashing machine in this county for ten years, and was very successful; he next resumed his trade (blacksmithing), which he learned in Miami County, in which business he is at present engaged. He celebrated his marriage with Miss Elizabeth, daughter of George and Nancy Funderburg, March 19, 1856; her father was born in 1802, and still resides in Miami County; Mrs. Funderburg was born in January, 1803, and died at the age of 67 years; they were the parents of eleven children, of whom seven are living—Noah, Sarah (now Mrs. Timmons), Susanna (now Mrs. Wellbaum), Henry, Elizabeth (wife of the subject of our sketch), Nancy (now Mrs. Aldridge), Catherine (now Mrs. Altic), Mary (now Mrs. Aaihart), Barbara (now Mrs. Christe). Mr. Hunt has been identified in most of the local offices of the township, having served as Justice of the Peace, Supervisor, Constable, Assessor and School Director, his constituents having elected him many times to fill the same offices, which is ample proof of his executive ability, and of giving perfect satisfaction to his fellow-townsmen; they are the parents of four children, viz.: Isaac A., born Feb. 27, 1858; Philonzo, Feb. 24, 1860; Susanna J., Feb. 26, 1871; Daniel, Aug. 24, 1865, and departed this life Dec. 13, 1865.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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