HUNT, Samuel (1765-1807)

HUNT, SAMUEL, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Charlestown, Sullivan County, N.H., July 8, 1765; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Alstead, N.H.; moved to Keene, N.H., the same year and in 1795 abandoned the practice of law; moved to Charlestown, N.H., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1802 and 1803; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Peirce; reelected to the Eighth Congress and served from December 6, 1802, to March 3, 1805; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1804; founded a colony in Ohio; died in Gallipolis, Ohio, July 7, 1807; interment in Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio.

Vermont State Archives
Montpelier, VT
Papers: In the Henry Stevens Collection, 1790-1806, unknown quantity.
The papers of Samuel Hunt, Jr. consist mainly of correspondence dealing with his law practice in Keene, New Hampshire in the 1790s. There is also personal correspondence mainly between Samuel Hunt and his mother. The papers are important for they reveal in part the way legal matters were undertaken in the late 1700s. A guide to the collection is available in the repository.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Microfilm: In the Henry Stevens Collection, 1790-1806, 1 reel.
Original documents are at the Vermont State Archives.