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Captain Jefferson Hunt of the mormon battalion

Pauline Udall Smith

Captain Jefferson Hunt of the mormon battalion

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Published by Nicholas G. Morgan, Sr., Foundation in Salt Lake City .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hunt, Jefferson, -- 1803-1879.,
  • Hunt family.,
  • United States. -- Army. -- Mormon Battalion.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Pauline Udall Smith assisted by Alison Comish Thorne.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination308 p.
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16972366M

    Hunt and two of his sons joined the Mormon Battalion, and after its discharge, they journeyed north to the gold fields in Colima. The battalion was a volunteer unit of at least and perhaps as many as Latter-day Saints men led by Mormon company officers, who included Hunt, and commanded by regular US army officers. Udall estate, the "Old Home" in St. Corporal to March 9,

    Swarthout died in December 27, Arden J. Cooke stated that the Battalion named this place as Box Canyon, and not with affection. In long columns they traveled, at two wagons abreast, making two roads. Hunt was born in Kentucky in

    We are in the process of updating our History Tab. Department No. He took a prominent part in the building of their fort in San Bernardino, and was the leader of their military organization. Trekking over 2, miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa down the Santa Fe Trail and across the Southwestern deserts to the Pacific Coast, they befriended Native Americans and local Californios through numerous public service projects, digging wells and building community walls, buildings, and forts. Later he guided several parties of gold prospectors from Utah to California. Twelve foot high walls protected three of the sides.


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Captain Jefferson Hunt of the mormon battalion book

He took a prominent part in the building of their fort in San Bernardino, and was the leader of their military organization.

Age requirements of 18 to 45, first specified by Lieutenant Colonel Allen, were ignored by a number of volunteers. Suddenly, Mormon Bar turned into a mother lode.

Johns which has since been remodeled and a modern auto court added. Should they enter the service, they will be paid as other volunteers, and you can allow them to designate, as far as it can properly be done, the persons to act as their officers.

The cabin is no longer there, but if one would look hard enough, they might find its old foundation. Under his direction the road through Twin Creek Canyon to the timber district was constructed and he was one of the first to engage in the lumber industry.

Inwhen the church Elders decided they needed to construct a road up what is now known as Waterman Canyon, to reach timber stands in Seeley and Huston Flats, it was Hunt who was put in charge. It is a tower of stone with a wagon wheel on top.

Mormon Battalion

The local O'odham and other Piman tribes along the march route were helpful and charitable to the American soldiers. JOHN H. Chester Mortensen ; Jesse N. John, with his family, then consisting of his wife, six daughters and two sons, temporarily settled at Cebolla near Ramah, New Mexicoand after hauling freight in New Mexico for the government for two years, where Ida learned the Spanish language, settled in Snowflake, Arizona.

Hunt was born in Kentucky in Because the church leaders had counseled the battalion members to avoid military medical treatment, they challenged the doctor's authority and unrest arose among the men.

The wagons were later reassembled on the valley floor, and they made camp is a small valley just northwest of a group slanting rock formations that are referred to today as the Mormon Rocks. Gwendolyn Vivian Pace ; Uldine b. You are desired to use all proper means to have a good understanding with them, to the end that the United States may have their cooperation in taking possession of and holding that country.

The strains from Ida's guitar accompanied by the sweet tones of the melodious voices of Ida and her sisters filled the deep, rock-walled gorge, accustomed only to the Indians' chant and the mating birds' call, with divine music never heard there before.

The names of Ida's children, with a short sketch of each of their lives, follow: 1. Hawkins ; Alice jean m. Church organizations. Smith and Sanderson continued to hold the Mormon Battalion to ordinary standards of discipline, and tensions continued.

Inside they placed their dwellings, shops and stores. Department No. If he died April 10th he could not have been mustered out July 16th. They were very successful in their mining operations, after which they continued to Salt Lake. Battle of the Bulls[ edit ] A laterth-century painting depicting the Mormon Battalion in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona The only "battle" they fought was near the San Pedro River in present-day Arizona against a sizable number of wild cattle.

It was the most delightful experience of a long, hard trip. It was no accident that Captain. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16,as Hewitt. This and all remaining members of the company were enrolled and mustered at Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 16, Swarthout reached the area later known as Swarthout Valley, where he ran scattered amount of cattle from the Swarthout Valley, now known as Wrightwood, over the ridge of Table Mountain and unto the Mohave desert floor to the outskirts of the Llano and Victorville.Captain Jefferson Hunt.

Hunt was born in in Kentucky. He and his wife joined the Mormon Church in Missouri in Hunt and two of his sons joined the Mormon Battalion, and after its discharge, they journeyed north to the gold fields in Colima.

They were very successful in their mining operations, after which they continued to Salt Lake. Major in the Nauvoo Legion, Captain in the Mormon Battalion, Frontiersman, Settler, Brigadier General in the California Militia, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Assemblyman, Freighter, Founder of Huntsville, Utah, Cache Valley Pioneer—these are the titles Jefferson Hunt held during his long, fascinating life.

Captain JEFFERSON HUNT’s Company A, of the Mormon Battalion of Foot Volunteers, to the 16th day of July,when discharge by expiration of term of service. It appears that all ‘Joined for Service and enrolled at the General Rendezvous’, July 16th, at COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA, and that all were ‘Mustered into Service’ at the same place and on the same date.

She had been born in the Church but her husband was not a member. Elder Hunt preached the gospel to him and when his wife was fully recovered he brought his family down to live in the Mormon town of Franklin, Idaho. They were fine people.” 4.

Smith, Pauline Udall. Captain Jefferson Hunt of the Mormon Battalion. Aug 04,  · Captain Jefferson Hunt Mormon Battalion () He lead the Mormon Battalion from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California in Inhe lead a group of settlers from Salt Lake City to established a Mormon colony in San Bernardino.

Inhe was elected to represent San Bernardino in the state legislature where he successfully. Mormon Battalion Historic Site located in Old Town San Diego: In Julyunder the authority of U.S. Army Captain James Allen and with the encouragement of Mormon leader Brigham Young, the Mormon Battalion was mustered in at Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory.