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 pioneering service included also Provo,
Parowan and Huntsfille, (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.
Erected by descendants of Captain Hunt and the
Utah Pioneers Trails and Landmarks Association