Wesley Abel Hunt was born on February 26, 1850 in Charlestown, NH. He attended several nearby schools, including Stevens High School in Claremont, NH. Hunt worked primarily on his family's farm but also worked for other farmers, a saw mill, as sexton of his church and as a section hand of the railroad track. In 1872, he became a station agent and postmaster in North Charlestown. In 1883, Hunt set out to homestead in North Dakota. After his return he settled back into life in Charlestown. He retired from his positions as station agent and postmaster in 1915. He died in October of 1939.