Jefferson Hunt
Mormon Battalion

He lead the Mormon Battalion from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California in 1846.  In 1848, he lead a group of settlers from Salt Lake City to established a Mormon colony in San Bernardino.  In 1853, he was elected to represent San Bernardino in the state legislature where he successfully divided San Bernardino county from Los Angeles county, thus earning him the title of “father” of San Bernardino county.  In 1856 he was made brigadier general in the California militia
Sources: San Bernardino County History

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