Y., was born in Thompson, Sullivan County, December 19, 1828.He married a daughter of Captain Cortright, one of the most prominent men in Ulster County, who commanded the company in the Revolutionary War in which Henry Hunt's great-grandfather served.He then changed his abode to Summit , and from there to Worcester, Otsego County. Today, at the age of seventy-seven, he is an active man, still preaching the gospel, and doing good wherever he goes.While in the forest after wood, a falling tree struck him breaking his back. who was born December 25, 1857, and married Jennie A. Van Housen bought the Carter estate in the town of Roxbury, on the Windham turnpike. takes charge of it, carrying on a large dairy, and is a very progressive farmer. Many are the hearts that he has brought to the light and made glad by his teachings.He was but seven years of age when he removed with his parents to Sullivan County, where he assisted his parents on the home farm.There were four children; Jacob; Abraham; Allsop; and Jane, who married a German miller, Henry Dalmetch, of Binghamton.He later purchased a farm in Galilee, Pa., and there passed his last days, dying when over eighty years of age.
His grandfather, Francis Van Housen, of Dutch ancestry, was born in Hudson, Columbia County, and was a private and Sergeant in the Revolutionary army.
Levi Van Housen, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Columbia County, working with his father, until he took possession of the farm, which he afterward sold.
Moving to Richmondville, he purchased a farm on one hundred and eighteen acres, and remained thereon about eight years. Van Housen has preached eight thousand sermons and baptized about four hundred people.
Mr Hunt was Justice of the Peace for two terms in Thompson, and is a member of the East Branch Camache Tribe of Red Men.
He is a Republican in politics, having cast his first vote for John C. VAN HOUSEN, a venerated and much beloved clergyman of Roxbury, N.
Jacob Baird Van Housen was educated in Fulton Academy, and afterward learned the blacksmith's trade. Van Housen have had three children; Mary S., who married Dr. He was born in 1812, in Middletown, Delaware County, where he married Miss Elmira Kittle, the result of this union being six children, one of whom, named Josephine, was drowned in early childhood.