Captain Jefferson Hunt, Soldier, Pioneer, Churchman,
Born January 20, 1804 in Kentucky – Died May 11 1879 in Idaho
Charles Jefferson Hunt served in the Mormon Battalion as Captain of Company “A” and as assistant executive officer, in its historic march from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California, 1846-47. His service won the commendation of all who served with him.
Under appointment by President Brigham Young in 1851, Captain Hunt was guide for the pioneers to San Bernardino, California.. His pioneer service included also Provo, Parowan and Huntsville, (which bears his name) in Utah, and Oxford, Idaho.
A convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was loyal, obedient and faithful to the end.