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A 1793 Letter on HUNTINGTON Genealogy
Source:  Fred. S. Pease.  1847.  "Notice of the Huntington Family."  New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1(Oct): 383.
NOTICE OF THE HUNTINGTON FAMILY.
Albany, N.Y., July 10, 1847.
REV. WILLIAM COGSWELL, D.D.,
Editor of the N.E. Historical and Genealogical Register:

SIR,--Being related to the HUNTINGTON family on the maternal side, and having found a manuscript letter from Joseph Huntington to Roger Huntington, dated Coventry, Ct., March 25, 1793, giving an account of the early ancstors of the family, I send you the following extract from it in order to furnish some of the facts which may be wanted in making out a sketch for publication.

As this family has been considerably prominent, and highly respectable in this country, I have taken it for granted, that you will give it a place in your Register.

"Near the close of the reign of Charles the first, (1648,) the original stock of our family in America, who was a citizen of Norwich in England, and a Religious Puritan under persecution, with his wife and three sons, embarked for America.  His name was Simon.  He was nearly fifty years of age; his wife was some years younger.  Their three sons who were in the bloom of youth, were named Christopher, Simon, and Samuel.

They made their course for the mouth of Connecticut river, but our progenitor, being seized with a violent fever and dysentary, died within sight of the shore, whither he was brought and now lies buried in Saybrook or Lyme, as both towns were but one at first.  I have in vain enquired for his grave when I have been there, as no monument has been erected to his memory.

His widow who was a lady of a good family, piety and virtue, and had a valuable fortune left her in money; not long after his death, was married, to a gentleman in Windsor, named Stoughton, and there she finished her life in affluence and comfort.

The three sons settled first at Saybrook: but soon after, the youngest, namely, Samuel, removed to New Jersey and settled in Newark.

About the time that Samuel removed to New Jersey, the other two brothers, namely, Christopher and Simon, came to Norwich, and there lived in honor and piety to a good old age.

The sons of Christopher were Christopher, Thomas and John; the sons of Christopher last mentioned were Christopher, Isaac, Jabez, Matthew, Hezekiah, John and Jeremiah; the sons of Thomas were Thomas, Jedediah, Christopher, Eleazer, William and Simon; John left but one son bearing his own name.

The branch of Simon, the son of Simon:--His sons were Simon, Joseph, Samuel, Daniel, and James; the sons of the last mentioned Simon were Simon, Eleazer and Joshua; the sons of Joseph were Nathaniel, Jonathan, David and Solomon; the sons of Samuel were Samuel, Caleb, John and Simon; the sons of Daniel were Daniel, Jonathan and Benjamin; the sons of James were James, Peter and Nathaniel.

Samuel who removed to New Jersey left one son, Samuel, who had three sons, Thomas, Simon and Samuel.

At the time of the emigration of Simon, a brother of his, whose name was Samuel, was Captain of the king's life guard and much in his favor."

Yours,
FRED. S. PEASE.
Family Group Sheet of Simon HUNTINGTON & Margaret BARET
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