Samuel S Huntington

Male18 July 1814–12 July 1899

Brief Life History of Samuel S

When Samuel S Huntington was born on 18 July 1814, in Vergennes, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Jonathan Huntington, was 35 and his mother, Sally Hickox, was 31. He married Eliza Hannah Walker on 1 October 1839, in Bangor, Franklin, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 July 1899, in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel S Huntington
1814–1899
Eliza Hannah Walker
1813–1879
Marriage: 1 October 1839
Samuel Huntington
1842–1842
Samuel Huntington
1851–1901
Sarah Ann Eliza Huntington
1846–1913
Lucy Abby Huntington
1849–1939

Sources (17)

  • Saml Huntington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Saml Huntington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Huntington in entry for Sarah A, E. Huntington, "Vermont, Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1839Bangor, Franklin, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    Age 20

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

    1846

    Age 32

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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