People of Detroit:
Henry Jackson Hunt
Henry Jackson Hunt was the son of Colonel Thomas Hunt of the Revolutionary Army and later the United States Army. After Colonel Hunt's death in St. Louis, Hunt was left to raise his syblings.
Shortly after Detroit fell to the Americans, Hunt arrived there from New York. From 1800 to 1813, he was a Colonel in the Militia. In addition to serving in various offices, Hunt worked as a merchant. In 1815, he served as a Judge in the County Court. In 1817, he became City Assessor. In 1821, he became Trustee of the University. In 1823, he became one of the Trustees of the Corporation of Detroit. In 1826, his became the second mayor of the CITY of Detroit.
Hunt died on September 15, 1826, while still Mayor of Detroit.