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Henry Jackson Hunt (Mayor of Detroit)


Henry Jackson Hunt frequently called "Henry I Hunt"1 was a politician and businessman from Detroit, Michigan

Henry Jackson Hunt was born in New York, the first son of American Revolutionary War colonel Thomas Hunt1 He arrived in Detroit around 1800 and went into the mercantile and1 real estate business, in some cases in partnership with Lewis Cass2 In 1811,2 he married Ann MacIntosh, daughter of Angus MacIntosh, a well-to-do fur trader3 and "Earl of Moy"2 The couple had no children,4 but Hunt's brother Samuel named his son after Henry5 The younger Henry Jackson Hunt went on to become a brigadier general in the American Civil War

The elder Henry Jackson Hunt held various political offices in the city, including Colonel of the militia 1800- 1815, County Court Judge 1815, City Assessor 1817, Trustee of the University of Michigan 1821, and in 1826 Mayor of Detroit1 Hunt died while in office, on September 15, 18266

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c d Silas Farmer 1889, THE HISTORY OF DETROIT AND MICHIGAN, p 1032 
  2. ^ a b c William Stocking; Gordon K Miller 1922, Clarence Monroe Burton, ed, The city of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922, Volume 2, The S J Clarke publishing company, pp 1382, 1444 
  3. ^ Robert B Ross 1907, The early bench and bar of Detroit from 1805 to the end of 1850, p 10 
  4. ^ Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan 1884, Pioneer collections, Volume 5, The Society, p 558 
  5. ^ "Henry Jackson Hunt" FindAGravecom Retrieved September 9, 2010 
  6. ^ The government of the city of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan: 1701 to 1907, historical and biographical, 1907, p 28 
Political offices
Preceded by
John R Williams
Mayor of Detroit
1826
Succeeded by
Jonathan Kearsley


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