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Hunter, Jesse Devine


5 July 1806–27/29 Aug. 1877. Farmer, carpenter, Indian agent. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky. Son of Samuel Hunter and Lydia Devinney. Married Keziah Brown, Dec. 1827, in St. Louis. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Jan. 1839. Ordained a seventy, 5 Jan. 1839, in Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Served missions to Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi, Jan.–Dec. 1839; and to Tennessee, Jan.–Apr. 1845. Member of Nauvoo Legion, 1843. Ordained a high priest, 8 Oct. 1844, in Nauvoo. Member of Mormon Battalion. After discharge from battalion, settled in San Diego, by 1850. Moved to Los Angeles, by 1860. Died in Los Angeles.