Sarah Huntington

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Huntington was born on 19 June 1777, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Lieut. Andrew Huntington, was 30 and her mother, Ruth Hyde, was 31. She married Joseph Rockwell in April 1800, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1850. She died on 9 September 1849, in Lisbon, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Joseph Rockwell
Sarah Huntington
Marriage: April 1800
Azel Rockwell
Ruth Rockwell
Phelura Rockwell
Emily Rockwell
Eunice Huntington Rockwell
Rev Elijah Frink Rockwell
Andrew Huntington Rockwell
Sarah Ann Rockwell

Sources (6)

  • Sally R Caswell in household of Ebenezer Huntington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Huntington in the North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 (Date of Birth & Where, Marriage, Date of Death, Parents)
  • Sarah Huntington Rockwell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of various places called Huntington, most of which are named with Old English huntena, the genitive plural form of hunta ‘hunter, huntsman’, + dūn ‘hill’ or tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Some, however, may have Old English hunting ‘hunting’ as the initial element, while others may derive from the Old English personal name Hunta (genitive Huntan), perhaps with Old English connective -ing-, + tūn. The surname may also arise from Huntingdon (Huntingdonshire), which derives from the Old English personal name Hunta (genitive Huntan) or Old English hunta (genitive huntan) + dūn.

History: A prominent American family of this name were founded by Simon Huntington, who himself never saw the New World, for he died in 1633 on the voyage to Boston, where his widow settled with her children. Their descendants include Jabez Huntington (1719–86), a wealthy West Indies trader, and Samuel Huntington (1731–96), who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Collis Potter Huntington (1821–1900) was an American railway magnate. Beginning with little education or money, he made a huge fortune, some of which he left to his nephew, Henry Huntington (1850–1927), who used the money to establish the Huntington library and art gallery in CA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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