AMBROSE G. GAUNT, farmer, P. O. New Grand Chain, was born in Hopkins County, Ky., June 13, 1834, a son of Thomas and Maria (Mott) Gaunt (see sketch of Joseph W. Gaunt elsewhere). He obtained his early schooling in Pulaski County, his parents removing here when he was small. At the age of about twelve years, he went to Iowa, and for four or five years was engaged in farming in Delaware County, that State. He returned to Pulaski County, and has since resided here. His farm consists of 106-1/2 acres, which are given to farming in its various branches. He was married, May 20, 1855, to Sarah H. Youngblood, a daughter of Absalom and Fannie (Hall) Youngblood. Mr. and Mrs. Gaunt are the parents of seven children, six of whom are living — W. A., Thomas C., Charlie, Margaret E., Robbie and Seth F. Mr. Gaunt is a member of the K. of H., and, with his wife, of the Christian Church. He has been a Republican in politics since the war. His oldest son, W. A., was elected Justice of the Peace in November, 1881, to serve four years. He married Maggie Fellenstein, and has one child — Callie.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 305.