National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #218
Subject/Title: Hunt, David
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1820
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:37 x 31.5
Image Dimensions:29 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:1/13/2004
Condition:Good

Description:Three-quarters left profile of a man in early middle age, dressed in a white shirt with raised collar and white tie, a black vest, and black topcoat. Vest and topcoat are fully buttoned. His medium brown hair is fine and combed back from his high forehead. He has sideburns below his ears. His eyes are brown and he appears to be seated in a red chair, visible slightly on the right.
History: Copy of a copy of an original still in Kentucky.
Notes:"King David" was one of 12 millionaires living in Natchez, MS when the toal number of U.S. millionaires was 35. Born in 1779 in New Jersey, he died on May 18, 1861 in Woodlawn MS near Natchez. Ultimately he owned 1,700 slaves and 25 separate plantations. His brother was Anderson Hunt, portrait #219. More infromation on file at TSM.

David Hunt's first wife was Mary Calvit and his second wife was Ann Jane Ferguson. He has descendants by his second wife Ann. He is a descendant of Ralph Hunt. David was a resident of Hunterdon County, New Jersey before moving to Mississippi.


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