James C. Hunt was born at Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tenn., July 28, 1839. His parents were Solomon and Ann R. (Hillyard) Hunt. The father was a native of North Carolina, and came to Tennessee about 1835. He was a prominent farmer and died in 1841. The mother was a native of Virginia. At the age of eighteen our subject was engaged as clerk at Williamsville for W. D. Balthrop, merchant, and remained with him two years, when he was married, November 17, 1859, to Serenia P. Slaydon. This union has resulted in nine children: William T., born July 23, 1860; Theodosia, born in 1862; Robert B., born in 1864, and died in his childhood; Solomon E., born February 5, 1867; Albert P., born August 20, 1869; John Franklin, born in 1871; James Morris, born in 1873; Noel Clarence, born in 1875, and Hartwell Slaydon, born in 1877. Our subject entered the Confederate Army, under Gen. Forrest, in 1861, in Company C, Tenth Tennessee Cavalry, and served throughout the war without receiving a single wound. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Yellow Creek Lodge, No. 319, and is a Democrat. He is a man of much influence in his community, and has accumulated a nice sum of money.