Hunt, Silas

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Silas Hunt was born in Westerlo on January 12, 1825, a son of Oliver Hunt and Betsey Knowles. [1]

Marriage & Children

Silas married in Greenville at about 1848, Sarah M.______. They had the following known children:

  • Amanda Hunt born at about 1849
  • David E. Hunt born at about 1852
  • Franklin I. Hunt born at about 1854
  • Cassie E. Hunt born at about 1859

Military Service

Residence: Greenville, Greene Co., NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 12 Sept 1864[2]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private [2]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 15th Engineers[2]
Company: Company F [2]
Muster Out Date: 13 June 1865[2]
Muster Out Place: Fort Barry, VA[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 28 to serve 1 year. [2]

Born Westerlo, NY, Age 28, Farmer, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Dark complexion, 6’ tall. [3]

Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York; military databases


At sometime between 1870 and 1880, Silas, his wife and their son Franklin, moved to Knox County, Nebraska where Silas died in 1907 (1908[4]). His wife, Sarah, died in 1916. Both are buried at the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Knox Co., Nebraska.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  3. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  4. Civil War Pension Records @