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Descendants of William Huntington

Generation One

HUNTINGTONW.JPG (3356 bytes)1. William1 Huntington was born on 1 February 1816 at Monroe County, New York.1,2,3 He married Eliza Jane Koontz on 24 June 1839 at Delaware County, Indiana.4,2 He died on 19 April 1894 at Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington, at age 78.5,6 He was buried in 1894 at Jackson Cemetery, Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington.6

He resided between 1819 and 1825 at North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio.7 He was employed by in a tannery before 1836.7 He resided between 1839 and 1852 at Brown County, Indiana.2 He was became identified with the Gospel ministry of the Christian, or Diciples' Church. He never preached for a salary or pay, but rather as his services were required. He was a one of 7 charter members of the first congregation of the Christain Church organized in Washington Territory. And became a ruling Elder in 1857. He donated a plat of land in the town of Castle Rock on which a church was eventually built.7 He emigrated between 21 May 1852 and 25 October 1852 from Oregon Trail; He returned east from his year in the mines of California, and with his brothers and families, and $11,000, left for Oregon. There were 8 families, including 4 married children of James', and they made up one train.

The trip was made from St. Joseph, Missouri by ox team. On October 25th, they reached the Dalles of Columbia, where the wagons and teams were left for the winter, the stock to be herded on the range while the families were brought in rowboats to the mouth of the Cowlitz River.

When crossing the Missouri River, William had had 187 head of cattle, and five fine brood mares and a stallion. After the trip out and the infamous "winter of 1852," he had lost all but one three-year-old heifer.7 He was as an Elder of the Christian Church, he performed the marriage of Isaac Spencer and Eliza Hunter, both of Columbia co on 1 January 1860 at Rainier, Columbia County, Oregon.8 He appeared on a census of 3 August 1870 at Cowlitz County, Indiana; He is a farmer, has $2000 in real estate, and $1000 in personal property.9 Senator Dolph, of Oregon, took up the matter of legal demands Mr. Huntington made against the U.S. Government amounting to $1,264, for claims stemming during his tenure as US Marshall, which ran two terms, commencing in 1861. It was finally paid him in 1886.7

Eliza Jane Koontz was born on 2 October 1823 at Alpine, Fayette County, Indiana.10 She died on 12 January 1896 at Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington, at age 72.2 She was buried on 12 January 1896 at Jackson Cemetery, Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington.6 She resided before 1852 at Brown County, Indiana.2

Children of William1 Huntington and Eliza Jane Koontz were as follows:

bullet2.    i. Annette May2, born 26 March 1841 at Delaware County, Indiana; married Jason Fry.
bullet      ii. Jacob was born on 3 October 1843 at Delaware County, Indiana.2,11 He died on 3 July 1861 at Cowlitz County, Washington, at age 17.2,11
bullet     iii. William was born on 13 February 1846 at Delaware County, Indiana.2,11 He died on 19 January 1848 at Delaware County, Indiana, at age 1.2,11
bullet3.   iv. Benjamin Franklin, born 30 March 1849 at Georgetown, Delaware County, Indiana; married Euphemia Josephine Brewer.
bullet4.    v. Susan Rebecca, born 15 January 1853 at Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington; married Oliver Henry Shear.
bullet      vi. Albert Minor was born on 27 March 1855 at Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington.2 He died in November 1876 at Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington, at age 21.2
bullet5.  vii. Mary Emily, born 19 April 1857 at Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington; married David Clare Newman.
bullet6. viii. Charles Alvin, born 28 April 1860 at Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington; married Octavia Naomi Goodnight.
bullet7.   ix. George C., born 27 April 1862 at Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington; married Luella Dunbar; married Tolbert Mountjoy.

 

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