Maria Taylor, who survived him after his death in Washington on March 24, 1886.
Biographical information on Hunt is sparse. The outline of his personal and public life can be found in various obituary notices; the New York Times and New York Daily Tribune for March 25, 1886, are the most thorough. Biographies of his Supreme Court contemporaries touch on Hunt's few significant contributions to judicial history. For example, see Charles Fairman, Mr. Justice Miller and the Supreme Court, 1862-1890 ( Cambridge, Mass., 1939), and C. Peter Magrath, Morrison R. Waite: The Triumph of Character ( New York, 1953).