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Henry J. Hunt

Henry Jackson Hunt (frequently called "Henry I. Hunt")[1] was a politician and businessman from Detroit, Michigan.

Henry Jackson Hunt was born in Watertown, New York in 1786, the first son of American Revolutionary Warcolonel Thomas Hunt.[2][1] He arrived in Detroit around 1800 and went into the mercantile and[1] real estate business, in some cases in partnership with Lewis Cass.[3] In 1811,[3] he married Ann MacIntosh, daughter of Angus MacIntosh, a well-to-do fur trader[4] and "Earl of Moy."[3] The couple had no children,[5] but Hunt's brother Samuel named his son after Henry.[6] The younger Henry Jackson Hunt went on to become a brigadier general in the American Civil War.

The elder Henry Jackson Hunt held various political offices in the city, including Colonel of the militia (1800- 1815), County Court Judge (1815), City Assessor (1817), Trustee of the University of Michigan (1821), and in 1826 Mayor of Detroit.[1] Hunt died while in office, on September 15, 1826.[7]