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Josiah Hunt (1760 - 1841)

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Josiah Hunt
Born in Elizabeth, Union, New Jerseymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1785 in New Jerseymap
Husband of — married 1807 in New Brunswick, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 26 Sep 2019 | Created 14 Nov 2018
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Josiah was born in 1760 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He first married Sarah Miller in 1785. After Sarah died he married Hester aka Ester DeCresey Smith in 1807. They had twelve children, two died young.

Mary Mershereau Hunt baptized Jan 1, 1808 in Elizabeth, NJ

Elliott S born 1819, registered for the Civil War draft in 1863.

Josiah served in the New Jersey regiment in the Revolutionary War.

Josiah died in Elizabeth,New Jersey in 1841.buried the in First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, NJ.


  • New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Mary Mershereau Hunt, ; citing FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ELIZABETH, UNION, NEW JERSEY, reference ; FHL microfilm 503,549.
  • Presbyterian Historical Society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Accession Number: 07 0525 43D 3
  • U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970
  • U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900

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