NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
This is an old New England family especially identified with Connecticut in the early generations, but now distributed througout the United States. It has borne part in the settlement of northern New York and many other states.
(I) Simon Huntington, a native of England, sailed for New England in 1633 with his wife and children, but was taken ill and died of smallpox on the voyage. His widow, Margaret (Barrett) Huntington, settled with her children at Roxbury, Mass., where she married (second) in 1635-36, Thomas Stoughton, of Dorchester. They subsequently located in Widsor, Connecticut. Margaret Barrett was probably born in Norwich, England. Practically nothing is known of her first husband, Simon Hungtington, and even his name was a mystery to the early genealogists of the family.
Their children were:
William, Thomas, Christopher, Simon (mentioned below) and Ann.
(II) Simon (2), fourth son of Simon (1) and Margaret (Barrett) Huntington, was born about 1630 in England, and was about three years old when he came to America. He settled in Norwich, Conn., where he was a member of Mr. Fitch's church, and was a deacon until 1696, when his son succeeded him. He was a member of the general assembly in 1674, had a grant of land in 1686, and was a townsman (selectman) in 1690-96. In 1694 he was a member of a committee to search out and report the deficiencies of the public records. He served on the committee to seat the meeting house in 1697, a delicate and difficult service, as the relative rank of all the church members was thus fixed. In 1700 he was on a committee to give deeds and fix titles of land in dispute or with defective title.
He married, in October, 1653, Sarah, daughter of Joseph Clark, of Windsor. She died in 1721, aged eighty-eight years, having survived him about fifteen years. He died at Norwich, June 28, 1706, aged seventy-seven years.
Sarah, Mary, Simon, Joseph, Elizabeth (died young), Samuel (mentioned below), Elizabeth, Nathaniel and Daniel.
(III) Samuel, third son of Simon (2) and Sarah (Clark) Huntington, was born March 1, 1665, in Norwich, and was a constable of that town in 1692, and subsequently held the office of townsman. About 1700 he settled at Lebanon, Conn.., where he died May 10, 1717. He owned extensive tracts of land and was an influential citizen, being lieutenant of the military company and serving on a committee to choose a site for the new meeting house at Norwich. This site was not then adopted by the town, but subsequently the church was built there and the committee's good judgment demonstrated.
He married, Oct. 29, 1686, Mary Clark, of Wethersfield, who died Oct. 5, 1743.
Elizabeth, Samuel, Caleb (mentioned below), Mary, Rebecca, Sarah, John and Simon.
(IV) Caleb, second son of Samuel and Mary (Clark) Huntington, was born Feb. 8, 1694, in Norwich, and resided in that part of the town now Lebanon, where all his children were born. He married, Jan. 28, 1720, Lydia Griswold, born May 28, 1696.
Caleb, Lydia and Elijah (twins), Abner (mentioned below), James, Susanna, Ezekiel and Daniel.
(V) Abner, third son of Caleb and Lydia (Griswold) Huntington, was born March 6, 1726, in Lebanon, Conn., where he resided in Windham and Mansfield, Conn., and removed in 1801 to New Haven, Vermont, where he died in 1816.
He married, in Lebanon, Nov. 14, 1749, Mary Whitman, of Norwich.
David, Abner, Silas, Susanna, Nathan, James, Whitman, Mary, Daniel and Sabry (mentioned below).
Several of the sons were soldiers in the revolution.
(VI) Sabry, youngest child of Abner and Mary (Whitman) Huntington, was born Dec. 2, 1772, in Windham, Conn., and became the wife of Jonathan Fuller (see Fuller, V.) She survived him nearly thirty years, dying at Moira, New York, Sept. 22, 1861.
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