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Gurdon HUNTINGTON
Mary __?__
Husband:  Gurdon HUNTINGTON
Birth:  24 Mar 1783, Willington Twp., Tolland Co., CT
Baptism:  May 1784, Church at Willington, Tolland Co., CT
Death:  in or aft. 1860
Father:  Abel HUNTINGTON
Mother:  Sarah TUTTLE
Marriage:
Wife:  Mary "Polly" __?__
Birth:  1789/90, VT

While it is possible that the Polly in the 1850 census was Gurdon's only wife, it is also possible that Gurdon had more than one spouse, the likelihood of which is suggested by there being a ten-year gap between the births of Joshua and Morris.  The date of Gurdon's marriage to Polly would answer this question, so we greatly need their marriage record.

Children:
Polly may not be the mother of the first three children.
.  (Daughter A) HUNTINGTON, b. 1800-10; d. bef. 1820
.  (Son A) HUNTINGTON, b. 1804-10
Sarah HUNTINGTON, b. 1804-10
Joshua HUNTINGTON, b. 1811/2, NY
Ten-year gap.
.  Morris HUNTINGTON, b. 1821/2, NY
.  Gurdon HUNTINGTON, Jr., b. 1825, NY
?  (Daughter B) HUNTINGTON, b. 1820-25
.  (Daughter C) HUNTINGTON, b. 1825-30
.  George HUNTINGTON, b. 1830/1, NY
Abigail appears not to be their daughter, but if not, who is she?
?  Abigail HUNTINGTON, b. 1831/2
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Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Gurdon HUNTINGTON
Spouse: Mary BROWN
Marriage: 19 Dec 1802, <windham>, Windham, Connecticut
Source: LDS, sealings for the dead... (i.e., patron submission)
While this record looks promising, there is a Gurdon HUNTINGTON in the 1820 and 1830 censuses of Windham Co., CT, so he would appear to be a different Gurdon.  Also, Polly was a bit young to have married in 1802.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):  not found.  There were no HUNTINGTONs in Ontario Co., NY (n.b., Genesee Co. was formed from Ontario Co. in 1802/3, then Niagara Co. was formed from Genesee Co. in 1808). 

3a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313).  Please see my WARNINGS regarding use of these CDs.  In this case, Gurdon's data have undergone what's called, in database parlance, a "frame shift."  The data are shifted one digit to the left of where they should be.  See next source for the correct data. 
1810 Huntington, Gurden NY Genesee Co. p. 106 00102-01000
1810 Huntington, John NY Genesee Co. p. 108 50010-00010

3b.  Family Quest Archives:  New York Federal Census 1820:  Essex, Franklin, Genesee, Greene, and Herkimer Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M252-27 (Image #65; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 NY Genesee Co. p. 106 Gurden Huntington 00010-20100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = Gurdon (b. 1783)
2 females 9 or under 1800-1810 = Sarah (b. 1804-10)
= Daughter A
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Polly (b. 1789/90)

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):
1820 Huntington, Garden NY Genesee Co. Batavia p. 17
1820 Huntington, Samuel NY Genesee Co. Pembroke p. 219
1820 Huntington, Charles NY Genesee Co. Perry p. 231
These are all the HUNTINGTONs in the county.

4b.  M33-72.
1820 NY Genesee Co. Batavia p. 19 Gurden Huntington 110210-01010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Joshua (b. 1811/2)
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Son A
2 males 19-25* 1794-1801 = ?
= ?
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Gurdon (b. 1783)
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Sarah
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Polly (b. 1789/90)
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
The two males age 19-25 are too old to be their sons; they could be hired help, boarders, or kin.

5a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Huntington, Gurdon NY Genesee Co. Batavia p. 328
1830 Huntington, Abner NY Genesee Co. Covington p. 173
1830 Huntington, Samuel NY Genesee Co. Pembroke p. 248
1830 Huntington, Charles NY Genesee Co. Bethany p. 352
1830 Huntington, Josiah NY Genesee Co. Le Roy p. 405
These are all the HUNTINGTONs in the county.

5b.  Heritage Quest CD M19-90.
1830 NY Genesee Co. Batavia p. 328A Gurdon Huntington 110 110 100 - 100 000 100
This film is so scratchy, I haven't a great deal of confidence that I've extracted the numbers correctly.  These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Gurdon Jr. (b. 1825)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Morris (b. 1821/2)
1 male 15-19 1810-1815 = Joshua (b. 1811/2)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Son A
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Gurdon (b. 1783) 
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter C
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Polly (b. 1789/90) 
Living next door to Daniel HOLT, whose wife is their daughter, Sarah. 

6a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Huntington, Gardner* NY Niagara Co. Somerset p. 149
*"For the first name in this entry, the person who indexed the record was uncertain about the transcription due to difficulties in deciphering the original records."

6b.  Family Quest Archives:  New York Federal Census 1840:  Niagara County.  Heritage Quest CD M704-311:
1840 NY Niagara Co. Somerset p. 149 Gurd__ Huntington 011 100 010 - 001 100 100
There's a piece of tape over part of the name that, on this image, completely blacks out what's underneath it.  These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = George (b. 1830/1)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Gurdon Jr. (b. 1825)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Morris (b. 1821/2)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Gurdon (b. 1783)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter C
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter? B
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Polly (b. 1789/90)
The older teenage girl was not in the household in 1830, so either the census-taker made a mistake (by missing her in 1830) or she is not their daughter.  Also in the county:  son, Joshua HUNTINGTON, and son-in-law, Daniel HOLT, whose wife if their daughter, Sarah. 

7a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1850 (Broderbund CD-317):
1850 Huntington, Gurdon NY Niagara Co. Somerset p. 349
1850 Huntington, Gurdon, Jr. NY Niagara Co. Somerset p. 349
Living eight doors down from son, Joshua HUNTINGTON

7b.  Family Quest Archives:  New York Federal Census 1850: Niagara County (part).  Heritage Quest CD M432-561:  Somerset, Niagara Co., NY, p. 349A, enumerated 9 Jul 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
60 60 Gurdon Huntington 66 M Farmer 8000 Conn
    Polly      " 60 F     VT
    George     " 19 M   F   NY
    Morris     " 28 M Sailor   "
60 61 Gurdon     "   Jr 25 M   F   "
    Sally      " 24 M (sic)     "
    Frances    "  4 F      
    Henry      "  1 M      
    Abagail    " 18 F      
    Charles Bloomer 16 M   F   "
There's not a lot of logic to how this record is organized.  Certainly, Gurdon is their son and, presumably, George and Morris are also their children.  Abigail's position in the record indicates she is not their daughter, and her absence from the household in 1840 strengthens that conclusion.  Sally would appear to be Gurdon Jr.'s wife, and Frances and Henry their children.  Charles BLOOMER is likely a hired hand or boarder, though he could be kin.  "F" presumably means "farmer."  The cells were blank for the birthplaces of Frances, Henry, and Abigail.

8.  1790-1870 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):
1860 HUNTINGTON GURDON NY Niagara Co. Somerset p. 410
1860 HUNTINGTON GURDON NY Niagara Co. Somerset p. 441

9.  Anon.  1915.  The Huntington Family in America: a Genealogical Memoir of the Known Descendants of Simon Huntington from 1633 to 1915.  Huntington Family Assn., Hartford, CT (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).  See full excerpt.  On p. 159: 
GURDON HUNTINGTON, left Conn. with a very small amount of money in 1802 and worked his way into what was then the Western wilderness as far as Batavia, N.Y.  He had a family and acquired considerable wealth and influence.  He lived at one time in Rochester, N.Y.
CHILD.
  1.  GURDON.

10.  Daniel S. Durrie  1864.  A Genealogical History of the Holt Family in the United States: more particularly, Descendants of Nicholas Holt of Newbury and Andover, Mass., 1634-1644.  Munsell, Albany.
p. 136 1. DANIEL7 P. (3327) b. Brandon, Vt.; m. Nov. 24, 1824, Sarah, daughter of Gurdon Huntington of Batavia, N.Y.; removed to Somerset, Niagara county, N.Y...

11.  NARA.  Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, M603, 234 Rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC (digitized by Direct Data Capture, Provo, UT; online at Ancestry.com; missing columns were blank):
Surname Given
Name
Company Rank-
Induction
Rank-
Discharge
Roll-
Box
Roll-
Exct
Huntington Gurdon Cap. Ellicott's Co., Art'y, New York Mil. Private Private 106 602
This could be our subject, but there were two Gurdon HUNTINGTON's the right age in NY at the time, so it could be the other one.

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