Lyman C. HUNT, an agriculturist of energy
and ability, who is residing on section15, Whitefield township,
Marshall county, was born in Putnam county, April 20, 1835,
about four miles above Magnolia, at the head of Sunday creek,
and is the son of Richard and Ruth (HORROM) HUNT, both natives
of New Jersey. The mother’s birth occurred at
On the 1st of January, 1833, Ruth HORROM became the wife of Richard HUNT, and they became the parents of the following children – Lyman C., of this review is the eldest; Mahlon L., who during the civil war became a member of Company B, Eighty-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, was wounded at Lookout Mountain, from the effects of which he died in the hospital in October, 1862, at the age of twenty-five years, and his remains were brought home and interred six months later; Timothy owns and operates a farm which belonged to his father; Sylvia is the wife of A. J. DEIHL, of Henry, Illinois; Eleanor is on a claim at Hennessey, Oklahoma; Jennie, who became the wife of R. H. DELMEDGE, died at their home in Lorimer, Iowa, July 25, 1894, at the age of forty-seven years, leaving a husband and three children to mourn her loss; Ruth is the wife of Benjamin ANDREWS, of Ford county, Illinois, and Mary is with her sister on a claim at Hennessey, Oklahoma.
It was in 1828, that Richard HUNT, the
father of our subject came to
Lyman C. HUNT, whose name introduces this
review, spent his boyhood and youth in the usual manner of
farmer’s sons, and remained under the parental roof until
thirty-five years of age, the last ten years having charge of
affairs. He first settled on land adjoining the old homestead,
which he had partly improved while at home, but since 1873 has
lived upon his present farm, which consists of five hundred
acres of valuable land. He has engaged quite extensively in
stock raising, making a specialty of horses, and has had some
imported Shire horses upon his place. He has also raised cattle
and sheep in considerable numbers. Besides his home farm he has
also invested in lands in
In 1871 was celebrated the marriage of Mr.
HUNT and Miss Mary COAN, daughter of David COAN, of Henry, and
to them were born two children, but one died in infancy. The
other, Ola Grant, is operating a farm near his father. In 1874
the wife and mother died, and on the 8th of March, 1882, Mr.
HUNT was again married, his second union being with Miss Maria
VanALLEN, who was born near
Although not taking an active part in politics, Mr. HUNT always supports the republican ticket and generally attends the county conventions. He and his estimable wife hold a prominent position in the social circles of the community and have the confidence and esteem of all who known them.
Extracted April 2011 by Norma Hass from The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois, 1896.