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 Henry Huntington

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Henry Huntington

Birth
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 15 Oct 1846 (aged 80)
Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA
Plot Section C
Memorial ID 13169282 View Source
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Henry Huntington, born May 28, 1766, in Norwich, Conn. He graduated at Dartmouth, in 1783, and entered upon the profession of law, but soon abandoned this for commercial pursuits. He established himself in business in New York city, and had also an interest in the partnership of Geo. Huntington & Co., of Rome, N. Y. Becoming largely interested in land speculation, he soon removed to Rome, where he spent the remainder of his life, in a most successful business career, lie was chosen President of the Bank of Utica, and retained the post until his resignation, a short time before his death, when his failing health hindered his weekly visits to Utica. His business career, from its beginning to its close, was marked by a high tone of honor and integrity. Avoiding all the petty meannesses to which the ambitious man of business is tempted, he still won all the business ends which the most aspiring could wish. Nor was he without frequent testimonials to the confidence which his fellow-citizens reposed in his political character. In 1805, 1806, and 1807, he was a member of the New York senate; and
in 1806, was also a member of the council of appointment. In 1816, and 1818, he was a member of the assembly. In 1821, he was a member of the convention for revising the state constitution. He was also one of the presidential electors, in the elections both of 1808 and 1812. Few men have stood fairer, for honor and integrity; and very few have won higher confidence and esteem for private and social worth. He married Catharine M. Havens. His death occurred at Rome, in October, 1846.

Source:
THE HUNTINGTON FAMILY IN AMERICA, A Genealogical Memoir of the Known Descendants of SIMON HUNTINGTON FROM 1633 to 1915



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b. Norwich, d. Rome age 81 yrs


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