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Hunter, Edward, 1793-1883



  • Existence: 1793 - 1883


Edward Hunter (1793-1883) was an early member, missionary, and emigration agent of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Edward Hunter was born on June 22, 1793, to Hannah Maris and Edward Hunter in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He married Ann Standley on September 30, 1830, in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After being baptized he married Laura Lovina Shimer Kaufman, Susannah Wann, and Henrietta Spencer. He served in many different positions in the Church. Edward was first called to be the captain of the Edward Hunter and Joseph Horne Company and then to the Jacob Foutz and Edward Hunter Company. After that on October 19, 1849 he served a missionary in the Missouri River and helped the church as an emigration agent. Edward served again as a captain to his own pioneer company in June-October of 1850. He served again as a Bishop in the Eastern States Mission starting on November 10, 1871. Edward died on October 16, 1883, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Familysearch, Via WWW, December 15, 2022 (Edward Hunter; b. Jun. 22, 2022; d. Oct. 16, 1883; Mother Hannah Maris; Father Edward Hunter)

Church History Biographical Database, Via WWW, December 15, 2022 (Edward Hunter; b. Jun. 22, 2022; d. Oct. 16, 1883; Captain of Edward hunter and joseph horne company; baptism; marriage to Laura Lovina Shimmer Kaufmen, Susannah Wann, and Henrietta Spencer; Served in the Missouri River mission; again as captain of his own pioneer company; bishop in the eastern states)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Hunter collection of photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 1582
Scope and Contents

Collection includes ten copy prints, with corresponding acetate negatives, of photographs which belonged to Edward Hunter. The photographs are mostly portraits and include an image of himself and images of Heber C. Kimball, John Taylor, Ralph David Wann, Alice Henry, Catherine Ann Brendel, Eugene Wann, and Susanna Brendel. Dated approximately 1850-1930.

Dates: approximately 1850-1930

Edward Hunter correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1582
Scope and Contents

Photocopies and typescripts of correspondence of various Mormon bishops scattered throughout the Great Basin with Edward Hunter as Presiding Bishop of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included are miscellaneous items relating to the Hunter family.

Dates: 1725-1965

Edward Hunter letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318013]
Identifier: MSS SC 1932
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter and typescript. The letter is dated November 27, 1882 and is addressed to Nancy Kennedy. Hunter expresses concern over the disenfranchising of members of the Mormon Church by the United States government.

Dates: 1882

Edward Hunter letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233283941]
Identifier: Vault MSS 104
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated December 5, 1873, written in Salt Lake City, Utah, and addressed to J. G. Bigler. Hunter writes concerning problems with Bigler's accounts with the general tithing store of the Mormon Church because several persons handled them.

Dates: 1873 December 5

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3
Letters 3
Bishops -- Utah -- Correspondence 2
Religion 2
Acetate negatives 1