Hunt, John a Congregational minister, was born at Northampton Nov. 20,1744, and was educated at Harvard (class of 1764). From 1765-69 he taught a grammar School at his native place. While in this position he was converted, and having pursued a theological course in his last years of teaching, he was licensed to preach in 1769. Only two years later he was called to the old South Church, Boston, as associate of the Rev. John Bacon (q.v.). In 1775, while on a visit to his home, he died (Dec. 20). Though young even when he died, Hunt had already acquired a great reputation as a ready Speaker and a superior thinker. He published two of his sermons (1771). — Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, i, 686 sq.