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IICAPTAIN CHARLES JEFFERSON HUNT 1803-1879
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 CAPTAIN CHARLES JEFFERSON HUNT

Born: January 20, 1803 at Bracken County (then Mason), Kentucky
Died: May 11, 1879, buried at the Hunt Ranch, Red Rock, Oxford, Bannock, Idaho

U.S. Mormon Battalion Mexican War 1846-1848

Charles Jefferson Hunt is the son of John Hunt and Martha Jenkins Hunt.

In 1821, Illinois moved the county seat of Edwards County from Palmyra, to Albion. Residents of Mt. Carmel felt the county seat should be in Mt. Carmel and not Albion. Four companies of militia marched from Mt. Carmel toward Albion to obtain the county documents stored in the courthouse. The situation was resolved by separating Wabash County from Edwards County at the Bon Pas Creek in 1824. The divided counties remain two of the smallest in Illinois.

Charles Jefferson Hunt married Celia Mounts.on December 1, 1823 at Albion, Edwards County, Illinois.

Charles Hunt married Matilda Nease on the 7th of February 1846 at Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

Celia Mounts Hunt
Captain Charles Jefferson Hunt and his first wife, Celia Mounts Hunt

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Matilda Nease Hunt 1828-1865
Second wife of Captain Hunt, Matilda Nease Hunt

One of their children is Mary Hunt Black, wife of George David Black, half-brother of Orson Pratt Brown. Mary was two years old, and George was five years old, when they were taken by their parents on the Mormon Battalion Trek and spent the winter of 1846-1847 in Pueblo, CO.


Sgt. Major James Ferguson, Captain Jefferson Hunt of Company A, Sgt. Nathaniel Vary Jones Company A
of the U.S. Mormon Battalion

Mexican War Claim for Captain Jefferson Hunt's Pension:

Claim made by Celia Hunt, written by Frank B. Daley, her attorney (and son of Almeda Wilson Daley, who is the daughter of Lewis Dunbar Wilson.)

Celia M. Hunt, age 82 yrs., resident of San Bernardino, State of California, widow of Jefferson Hunt deceased who served under the name of Jefferson Hunt, Reg. of Mormon Battalion, volunteered at Council Bluff, Iowa July 16th 1846 for 1 yr, continued in service 1 yr, service terminated at Los Angeles California July 1847.

Celia Hunt states full description of her husband at time of enlistment: 6 ft. tall, light complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, age 42 yrs, 180 lbs weight. She married Jefferson Hunt in Albion, Edwards Co. Ill. Dec. 1823, by Allen Emmerson, Justice of the Peace, that her name before said marriage was Celia Mounts and that she had not remarried since death of Jefferson Hunt and that neither she nor husband had been previously married. Said her husband Jefferson Hunt died at Oxford, Territory Idaho May 11, 1879. Place of residence of herself and Jefferson Hunt since date of discharge from Army: Utah, California, Idaho.

Mrs. Hunt's sister Jane Mounts Morse and her daughter Harriet Hunt Mayfield signed her claim. Celia Hunt's own signature to the claim appeared thus:


This Monument is in memory of Captain Charles Jefferson Hunt who served in the Mormon Battalion. He is buried behind Red Rock in a small cemetery along with his family and other pioneers.

The following inscription appears on the plaque of this monument:

"Captain Jefferson Hunt, soldier, pioneer, and churchman. Born January 20, 1804 in Kentucky. Died May 11, 1879 in Idaho. Charles Jefferson Hunt served in the Mormon Battalion as captain of company A and as assistant executive officer in its historic march from Council Bluffs Iowa to San Diego, California 1846-1847. His service on the commendation of all whom served with him. Under appointment by President Brigham Young in 1851, Captain Hunt was guide for the pioneers to San Bernardino, California. His pioneering services also included Provo, Parawan, and Huntsville {which bears his name} in Utah and Oxford, Idaho. A convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he was loyal, obedient, and faithful to the end."

Erected by descendants of Captain Hunt and the
Utah Pioneers Trails and Landmarks Association


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The following speech was given at the dedication of this monument by his great grandson, Jesse A. Udall on October 2, 1950:









This twice life-size monument celebrate Capt Jefferson Hunt negotiating for supplies with Ramirez, the Tucson Mexican merchant. The monument is where the negotiations more or less took place in the Presidio. A grandson of the original Ramirez modeled for the sculptor. The Mormon private behind is getting ready to post the American Colors for the first time in Arizona in 1846. The Mexicans were out manned by the Mormons and the encounter was peaceful. The statue symbolizes the peacefulness of the two cultures coming together in wartime. The Mormons respected the property and rights of the Mexicans and avoided unnecessary bloodshed. In the foreground is the branches of an olive tree, the symbol of peace. ---Mormon Battalion Monument 7 in Tucson

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Sources:

PAF - Archer files = Captain James Brown + (6) Mary McRee Black : Mary McRee + George Black > George David Black + Mary Hunt < Charles Jefferson Hunt + Celia Mounts.

PAF - Archer files = Orson Pratt Brown + (5) Angela Gabaldon > Pauly Brown + Lilia Gonzalez > Lilly Sue Brown + Timothy Kay Bond < Deward Ellis Bond + Gloria Gay Davis < Clarence A. Davis + Jessie Rose Clawson < Henry Albert Clawson + Lois Hunt < Marshall Hunt + Sarah Ann Runyon < Captain Charles Jefferson Hunt + Celia Mounts.

Photos and letters from http://www.ccp.arizona.edu/branches/spc/jaudall/speeches1/speechpagepages/speech2.html

Letter from http://www.library.arizona.edu/exhibits/jaudall/speeches1/speechpagepages/speech2.html

Histories from http://home.comcast.net/~robbob54/jefferson-hunt/histories.htm

"Captain Jefferson Hunt of the Mormon Battalion," by Pauline Udall Smith, 1958, assisted by Alison Cornish Thorne, Ph.D. The Nicholas G. Morgan, Sr., Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT.

Many thanks to Alene Evans King and Larry King, both are Executive Directors of the Mormon History Association, and have encouraged me in my work on this website. Alene is a descendant of Captain Jefferson Hunt.

A History Of Edwards County, Illinois, Volume One, 1980 Library of Congress Card number 80-70649 .

Additions, bold, [bracketed], some photos, etc., added by Lucy Brown Archer

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... Published 2012:
"Finding Refuge in El Paso"
By Fred E. Woods [ISBN: 978-1-4621-1153-4]
Includes O.P Brown's activities as Special Church Agent in El Paso
and the Juarez Stake Relief Committee Minutes of 1912.


...Published 2012:
"Colonia Morelos: Un ejemplo de ética mormona
junto al río Bavispe (1900-1912)"
By Irene Ríos Figueroa [ISBN: 978-607-7775-27-0]
Includes O.P. Brown's works as Bishop of Morelos. Written in Spanish.

...Published 2014:
"The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins 1875 - 1932"
By Elizabeth Oberdick Anderson [ISBN: 978-156085-226-1]
Mentions O.P. Brown more than 30 times as Ivins' companion.

... To be Published Soon:
"CAPTAIN JAMES BROWN 1801-1863:
TEMPER BY NATURE, TEMPERED BY FAITH"

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ORSON PRATT BROWN 1863-1946

...... Wives and 35 Children Photo Chart
...... Chronology
...... Photo Gallery of OPB
...... Letters

ORSON'S JOURNALS AND BIOGRAPHIES

...... Biographical Sketch of the Life Orson Pratt Brown
...... History of Orson Pratt Brown by Orson P. Brown
...... Journal & Reminiscences of Capt. Orson P. Brown
...... Memories of Orson P. Brown by C. Weiler Brown
...... Orson Pratt Brown by "Hattie" Critchlow Jensen
...... Orson Pratt Brown by Nelle Spilsbury Hatch
...... Orson Pratt Brown by W. Ayrd Macdonald


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S PARENTS
- Captain James Brown 1801-1863

...... Wives and 29 / 43 Children Photo Chart
...... Captain James Brown's Letters & Journal
...... Brown Family Memorabilia
...... Mormon Battalion 1846-1847
...... Brown's Fort ~ then Brownsville, Utah
...... Chronology of Captain James Brown

- Phebe Abbott Brown Fife 1831-1915

- Colonel William Nicol Fife - Stepfather 1831-1915


ORSON'S GRANDPARENTS

- James Brown of Rowan County, N.C. 1757-1823

- Mary Williams of Rowan County, N.C. 1760-1832

- Stephen Joseph Abbott of, PA 1804-1843

- Abigail Smith of Williamson, N.Y. 1806-1889

- John Fife of Tulliallan, Scotland 1807-1874

- Mary Meek Nicol, Carseridge, Scotland 1809-1850 


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S 5 WIVES

- Martha "Mattie" Diana Romney Brown 1870-1943

- Jane "Jennie" Bodily Galbraith Brown 1879-1944

- Elizabeth Graham MacDonald Webb Brown 1874-1904

- Eliza Skousen Brown Abbott Burk 1882-1958

- Angela Maria Gavaldón Brown 1919-1967


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S 35 CHILDREN

- (Martha) Carrie Brown (child) 1888-1890

- (Martha) Orson Pratt Brown, Jr. (child) 1890-1892

- (Martha) Ray Romney Brown 1892-1945

- (Martha) Clyde Romney Brown 1893-1948

- (Martha) Miles Romney Brown 1897-1974

- (Martha) Dewey B. Brown 1898-1954

- (Martha) Vera Brown Foster Liddell Ray 1901-1975

- (Martha) Anthony Morelos Brown 1904-1970

- (Martha) Phoebe Brown Chido Gardiner 1906-1973

- (Martha) Orson Juarez Brown 1908-1981

- (Jane) Ronald Galbraith Brown 1898-1969

- (Jane) Grant "Duke" Galbraith Brown 1899-1992

- (Jane) Martha Elizabeth Brown Leach Moore 1901-1972

- (Jane) Pratt Orson Galbraith Brown 1905-1960

- (Jane) William Galbraith Brown (child) 1905-1912

- (Jane) Thomas Patrick Porfirio Diaz Brown 1907-1978

- (Jane) Emma Jean Galbraith Brown Hamilton 1909-1980

- (Elizabeth) (New born female) Webb 1893-1893


- (Elizabeth) Elizabeth Webb Brown Jones 1895-1982

- (Elizabeth) Marguerite Webb Brown Shill 1897-1991

- (Elizabeth) Donald MacDonald Brown 1902-1971

- (Elizabeth) James Duncan Brown 1904-1943

- (Eliza) Gwen Skousen Brown Erickson Klein 1903-1991


- (Eliza) Anna Skousen Brown Petrie Encke 1905-2001

- (Eliza) Otis Pratt Skousen Brown 1907-1987

- (Eliza) Orson Erastus Skousen Brown (infant) 1909-1910

- (Eliza) Francisco Madera Skousen Brown 1911-1912

- (Eliza) Elizabeth Skousen Brown Howell 1914-1999

- (Angela) Silvestre Gustavo Brown 1919-


- (Angela) Bertha Erma Elizabeth Brown 1922-1979

- (Angela) Pauly Gabaldón Brown 1924-1998

- (Angela) Aaron Aron Saul Brown 1925

- (Angela) Mary Angela Brown Hayden Green 1927

- (Angela) Heber Jedediah Brown (infant) 1936-1936

- (Angela) Martha Gabaldón Brown Gardner 1940


ORSON'S SIBLINGS from MOTHER PHEBE

- Stephen Abbott Brown 1851-1853

- Phoebe Adelaide Brown Snyder 1855-1930

- Cynthia Abigail Fife Layton 1867-1943

- (New born female) Fife 1870-1870

- (Toddler female) Fife 1871-1872

ORSON'S 28 SIBLINGS from JAMES BROWN

- (Martha Stephens) John Martin Brown 1824-1888

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(Martha Stephens) Alexander Brown 1826-1910

-
(Martha Stephens) Jesse Stowell Brown 1828-1905

- (Martha Stephens) Nancy Brown Davis Sanford 1830-1895


-
(Martha Stephens) Daniel Brown 1832-1864

-
(Martha Stephens) James Moorhead Brown 1834-1924

-
(Martha Stephens) William Brown 1836-1904

-
(Martha Stephens) Benjamin Franklin Brown 1838-1863

-
(Martha Stephens) Moroni Brown 1838-1916

- (Susan Foutz) Alma Foutz Brown (infant) 1842-1842

- (Esther Jones) August Brown (infant) 1843-1843

- (Esther Jones) Augusta Brown (infant) 1843-1843

- (Esther Jones) Amasa Lyman Brown (infant) 1845-1845

- (Esther Jones) Alice D. Brown Leech 1846-1865

- (Esther Jones) Esther Ellen Brown Dee 1849-1893

- (Sarah Steadwell) James Harvey Brown 1846-1912


- (Mary McRee) George David Black 1841-1913

- (Mary McRee) Mary Eliza Brown Critchlow1847-1903

- (Mary McRee) Margaret Brown 1849-1855

- (Mary McRee) Mary Brown Edwards Leonard 1852-1930

- (Mary McRee) Joseph Smith Brown 1856-1903

- (Mary McRee) Josephine Vilate Brown Newman 1858-1917

- (Phebe Abbott) Stephen Abbott Brown (child) 1851-1853

- (Phebe Abbott) Phoebe Adelaide Brown 1855-1930

- (Cecelia Cornu) Charles David Brown 1856-1926

- (Cecelia Cornu) James Fredrick Brown 1859-1923

- (Lavinia Mitchell) Sarah Brown c. 1857-

- (Lavinia Mitchell) Augustus Hezekiah Brown c. 1859

ORSON'S 17 SIBLINGS from STEPFATHER FIFE

- (Diane Davis) Sarah Jane Fife White 1855-1932

- (Diane Davis) William Wilson Fife 1857-1897

- (Diane Davis) Diana Fife Farr 1859-1904

- (Diane Davis) John Daniel Fife 1863-1944

- (Diane Davis) Walter Thompson Fife 1866-1827

- (Diane Davis) Agnes Ann "Aggie" Fife 1869-1891

- (Diane Davis ) Emma Fife (child) 1871-1874

- (Diane Davis) Robert Nicol Fife (infant) 1873-1874

- (Diane Davis) Barnard Fife (infant) 1881-1881

- (Cynthia Abbott) Mary Lucina Fife Hutchins 1868-1950

- (Cynthia Abbott) Child Fife (infant) 1869-1869

- (Cynthia Abbott) David Nicol Fife 1871-1924

- (Cynthia Abbott) Joseph Stephen Fife (child) 1873-1878

- (Cynthia Abbott) James Abbott Fife (infant) 1877-1878


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S IN-LAWS

- (Diana) Caroline Lambourne 18461979

- (Diana)  Miles Park Romney 1843-1904

- (Jane) Emma Sarah Bodily 1858-1935

- (Jane) William Wilkie Galbraith 1838-1898

- (Elizabeth) Alexander F. Macdonald 1825-1903

- (Elizabeth) Elizabeth Atkinson 1841-1922

- (Eliza) Anne Kirstine Hansen 1845-1916

- (Eliza) James Niels Skousen 1828-1912

- (Angela) Maria Durán de Holguin 1876-1955

- (Angela) José Tomás Gabaldón 1874-1915


INDEX OF MORMON COLONIES IN MEXICO

INDEX OF MORMON MEXICAN MISSION

INDEX TO POLYGAMY IN UTAH, ARIZONA, MEXICO

INDEX TO MEX. REVOLUTION & THE MORMON EXODUS

INDEX OF SURNAMES

MAPS OF THE MEXICAN COLONIES


BROWN FAMILY MAYFLOWER CONNECTION 1620

BROWN's in AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1783

BROWN's in AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

BROWN's in WARS AFTER 1865

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