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 James Huntington

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James Huntington

Birth
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death
4 Aug 1885 (aged 87)
Dundee, Yates County, New York, USA
Burial
Starkey, Yates County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
51712735 View Source

James HUNTINGTON was a son of Nathaniel HUNTINTON and Mary CORNING, his wife, of Hartford, Conn., and was born at Waterford, New London County, Conn., Dec. 21, 1797. His father was born in 1763 at Scotland, Conn. And emigrated to Butternuts, Otsego county, where James spent most of his early life. While a young man he was a clerk for Ayrault & Co., at Geneva. He came to Eddytown in August 1824, a partner of AYRAULT. Sometime before AYRAULT sent a stock of goods there in charge of one HOWE, occupying the old J. J. PEASE stand. Mr. HUNTINGTON took charge of the business and continued it many years, after a short period on his own account. He was fair and correct in his dealing and became wealthy as a tradesman. He retired as a farmer living some years in and near Eddytown and subsequently moved to Dundee, where he ahs resided about 15 years, a citizen held in high esteem. He was a leading member of the Whig party, and was supervisor of Starkey several times. In 1855 he was elected to the State Senate from the district composed of Yates, Seneca and Tompkins counties. He married first in 1826, Julia, daughter of Amasa HOLDEN. They were married by Rev. Samuel WHITE. She died in 1832 and he married a second wife in 1833, Cynthia TUTTLE of Watertown, NY. She was a widow of his brother, Nathaniel and had two sons by her former marriage, Eugene and Nathaniel. She also had another son by a still previous marriage, Newman C. PORTER. James HUNTINGTON'S children were by his first marriage, George P.; by the second, Henry M., Mary P. and Cynthia.

-History & Directory of Yates Co., Vol II, Pub 1873, by Stafford C. Cleveland

James HUNTINGTON was a son of Nathaniel HUNTINTON and Mary CORNING, his wife, of Hartford, Conn., and was born at Waterford, New London County, Conn., Dec. 21, 1797. His father was born in 1763 at Scotland, Conn. And emigrated to Butternuts, Otsego county, where James spent most of his early life. While a young man he was a clerk for Ayrault & Co., at Geneva. He came to Eddytown in August 1824, a partner of AYRAULT. Sometime before AYRAULT sent a stock of goods there in charge of one HOWE, occupying the old J. J. PEASE stand. Mr. HUNTINGTON took charge of the business and continued it many years, after a short period on his own account. He was fair and correct in his dealing and became wealthy as a tradesman. He retired as a farmer living some years in and near Eddytown and subsequently moved to Dundee, where he ahs resided about 15 years, a citizen held in high esteem. He was a leading member of the Whig party, and was supervisor of Starkey several times. In 1855 he was elected to the State Senate from the district composed of Yates, Seneca and Tompkins counties. He married first in 1826, Julia, daughter of Amasa HOLDEN. They were married by Rev. Samuel WHITE. She died in 1832 and he married a second wife in 1833, Cynthia TUTTLE of Watertown, NY. She was a widow of his brother, Nathaniel and had two sons by her former marriage, Eugene and Nathaniel. She also had another son by a still previous marriage, Newman C. PORTER. James HUNTINGTON'S children were by his first marriage, George P.; by the second, Henry M., Mary P. and Cynthia.

-History & Directory of Yates Co., Vol II, Pub 1873, by Stafford C. Cleveland


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