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JEFFERSON HUNT: Captain in the Mormon Battalion
Information about his family, ancestors and descendants gathered by great-granddaughters,
Klea Bean Haynie and Elaine Perkins Walton
and links to related sites.

Jefferson Hunt figured prominently in the settlement of the American West. As captain of Company A of the Mormon Battalion, he and his sons traversed the deserts of the southwest. Upon being mustered out, at Fort Moore in Los Angeles, he made his way to Sutter's Mill and then to Salt Lake City. He acted as guide for numerous groups from Utah to Southern California. He helped settle Provo, Utah, San Bernardino, California, and Huntsville, Utah. He was a California state representative from San Bernardino, in which role he sponsored legislation forming San Bernardino County. He was twice a member of Utah's territorial legislature.

Documents and commentary regarding Jefferson Hunt.




Marriage and family with Celia Mounce

Marriage and family with Matilda Nease

Variations in his name


Travels and accomplishments

His life and ancestry are recorded differently by descendants of his various children. Clearly, better evidence exists about events after his birth than does regarding his progenitors. This site is dedicated to presenting the known points of view and the documents which support them. Emphasis is given to the conclusions drawn by Elaine.

Documents and commentary regarding Celia Mounce (Mounts).




Klea Haynie, Carma Coffin, Elaine Walton and others gathered relevant documents about the Hunt, Mounts (Mounce), Crockett, Blasingame, Montgomery and other families. In this process, documents about many, as yet undetermined, relations were acquired. Samples from these collections are also presented.

Please note that all pages are incomplete --

Jefferson Hunt portrayed in Mormon Battalion Monument at Tucson, Arizona. Photos by David l. Walton

About the Researchers:

Other Materials about Jefferson Hunt:

Other Materials about the Battalion:

Klea Bean Haynie
Elaine Perkins Walton
Carma Coffin

History of Huntsville, Utah
Historic Marker at Huntsville
Virtual Tour of Huntsville
Text of Speech given at dedication of monument at grave
Headstone at Red Rock near Oxford, Idaho
Mounce genealogy by Mike and Linda Mounce
Jefferson Hunt web site by Ben Parkinson

Links are provided for convenience and do not imply accuracy of information at these sites.

US Mormon Battalion, Inc., Home Page
Account of Mormon Battalion from Tucson to San Diego
Battalion members' role in discovery of gold, 1847.

web page created by David  L. Walton, Orem, Utah
Copyright 2002
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