Bio: Hunter, Thomas Perry (1853 - ?)



Surnames: Hunter, Taylor, McPherson


----Source: Biographical History of, Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin, Lewis Publishing Company., Chicago, 1891.


THOMAS PERRY HUNTER, one of the most widely and favorably known farmers of Jackson County, Wisconsin was born on the banks of the Mississippi River in Arkansas, December 12, 1853. His parents, William and Eliza J. Hunter, are natives of Ireland; the mother died in Mississippi in 1855, and the father is now one of the representative farmers of Jackson County, where he has lived since 1800.

Thomas Perry is the only child born who lived to maturity. He was but seven years of age when his father removed to Jackson County, and there he grew to man's estate, receiving his education in the common schools. In 1872 he went to Kane County, Illinois, but after one year he came back to Jackson County. Two years later he went to Europe, and traveled extensively through England, Scotland and Ireland, hut came back to America and settled on the farm where be has since resided. He has 260 acres of land, 100 of which he has under cultivation, In the season of 1890 he raised 1,700 bushels of small grain and 400 bushels of potatoes. He has given considerable attention to the raising of live stock, and has met with very good success in this line of farming. He has erected good, substantial buildings, fashioned after modern styles of architecture, and has wade many valuable improvements.

In politics he has until the past year been identified with the Republican party; but in 1890 he was nominated by the Farmers' Alliance party for Assemblyman, and made a strong race, but was defeated. He organized the Farmers' Alliance in Jackson County, and takes a deep interest in all their movements. He has represented the people of his township in different offices, and has exhibited unusual capacity in the discharge of his duties. In his church relations he is connected with the Methodist Episcopal society.

Mr. Hunter was united in marriage, June 29, 1875, to Miss Anna Jane Taylor. a native of Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland, She was born April 4, 1859, and is a daughter of William and Margaret (McPherson) Taylor, natives of Ireland. Her parents emigrated to America in the year 1879, and settled in Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin, where they still reside.

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter have had five children born to them: Eliza J., Maggie M., Edith C., Raymond L. and William T.


1880 Federal Census, Manchester, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 407


Thomas Hunter, white, married, American male
occupation : Farmer
spouse's birthplace : Ireland
father's birthplace : Ireland
mother's birthplace : Ireland

Household Members
self Thomas Hunter M 21 (1959 Arkansas, United States)
wife Annie Hunter F 21 Ireland
daughter Eliza J. Hunter F 2 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Margaret Hunter F 1 Wisconsin, United States
other William Taylor M 40 Ireland
other Margaret Taylor F 40 Ireland
other William Taylor M 14 Ireland
other David Taylor M 12 Ireland
other Robert Taylor M 10 Ireland
other Margaret Taylor F 7 Ireland


Wisconsin Births


Edith Carolyn Hunter
gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 03 Oct 1880
birthplace: Manchester, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Thomas R. Hunter
father's birthplace: Arkansas
mother's name: Anna Jane Taylor
mother's birthplace: Ireland, Landundary


Margaret Mae Hunter
gender: Female
birth date: 30 Jun 1878
birthplace: Manchester, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Thomas Hunter
mother's name: Anna Taylor


Wisconsin Deaths


Raymond L. Hunter
gender: Male
death date: 26 Nov 1888
death place: Manchester, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 5
birth date: Jun 1883
birthplace: Samrock
race: White
father's name: Thomas Hunter
mother's name: A. J. Taylor



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