Creator

Date Original

circa 1860-1880

Description

This is a photograph of the Reverend Andrew J. Hunter. In this sepia-tone image Hunter is looking straight toward the camera.

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Hunter was born in Antrim, Ireland on December 26, 1913, and while he was still a child, his family immigrated to Pennsylvania. Hunter was Presbyterian until the death of his father, soon after which his family converted to Methodism in 1833. Hunter attend college in Missouri for a short time and soon after, he started teaching school in St. Louis. He moved to Indian Territory in 1835 to teach and preach to school children. Hunter ended up living in Batesville, Arkansas, were he was admitted to the ministry in November 1836. Hunter was active in the Methodist Church for 55 years. He was elected to the Arkansas State Senate for Bradley and Dallas counties and served as president of the Senate. Hunter passed away on July 3, 1902, in Little Rock, where he was buried in Oakland Memorial Cemetery.

Physical Description

Image, 6" x 8.5"

Subjects

Missionaries; Ireland; Irish; Methodist churches

Geographical Area

Bradley County (Ark.); Dallas County (Ark.).

Language

English

Identifier

PHC photo file, PHC3162

Collection

PHC photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Reverend Andrew J. Hunter, PHC photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6901 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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