Zimri Hunt

Full Name: Zimri Hunt
Date of birth: October 7, 1820
Date of death: January 22, 1883

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 48 Nov 4, 1861 - Feb 2, 1863 9th (1)     Bellville / Austin   Austin
H 33 Nov 18, 1850 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (2)     Bellville / Austin   Austin, Colorado

(1) Nathan Bush, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Zimri Hunt. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Zimri Hunt, sworn 11/18/1850, succeeded William E. Crump, resigned 10/13/1850. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Judge Zimri Hunt, Dallas, pp. 100-102. Born 10/7/1820 in Guilford County, North Carolina; married Fannie L. Springfield on 11/17/1866. "In the years 1852 and 1860-61, he represented Austin county in the legislature, as he also did in the constitutional convention of 1866 . . . In the spring of 1875 Judge Hunt removed to Dallas." The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • HUNT, ZIMRI (1820-1883). Hunt "died from pneumonia sometime in the week of January 22, 1883." Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 16th Texas Infantry. "In March, 1862, he raised, and throughout the war commanded, a company in the 16th Texas infantry, of which George Flournoy was colonel, though during the last year he served as assistant adjutant-general on the staff of General Forney. He participated in the engagements at Milliken's Bend, on the Mississippi river, and in the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, and Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas . . . " The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • "Z. Hunt, Esq., is now raising a company of twelve month's troops subject to orders to march to any point in the Confederacy." The Bellville Countryman, 3/8/1862, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
    "Hunt, Zimri Hunt, has gone to the war. He is Captain of a company." The Bellville Countryman, 5/17/1862, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). March 8, 1862 May 17, 1862

Other Resources

  • Zimri Hunt, birth date 10/7/1820, death date 1/22/1883, portrait, timeline, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • Zemri Hunt, weekly mortuary report, Dallas Weekly Herald, 1/25/1883. Jim Wheat's Dallas County Texas Archives, "Obituaries 1883." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.

Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Governor's Veto Message  
Slaves and Slavery  
State Affairs (Chair) 
3rd R.S. - 1849
Claims and Accounts  
Federal Relations  
State Affairs  

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