Samuel Comstock Huntington

25 February 1846–January 1902 (Age 55)
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Samuel Comstock

When Samuel Comstock Huntington was born on 25 February 1846, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Jonathan E. Huntington, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Johnson, was 38. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1900. He died in January 1902, at the age of 55.

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Jonathan E. Huntington
Elizabeth Ann Johnson
Edward Payson Huntington
Edward Baxter Huntington
Harriet Winslow Huntington
Jonathan Henry Huntington
Sarah Johnson Huntington
Jacob Selden Huntington
Ann Eliza Huntington
Cynthia Selden Huntington
Samuel Comstock Huntington
Catherine Elizabeth Huntington

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World Events (7)


Age 1

A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.

Age 15

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so called, named with the genitive plural huntena of Old English hunta ‘hunter’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ or dūn ‘hill’ (the forms in -ton and -don having become inextricably confused). A number of bearers of this name may well derive it from Huntingdon, now in Cambridgeshire (formerly the county seat of the old county of Huntingdonshire), which is named from the genitive case of Old English hunta ‘huntsman’, perhaps used as a personal name, + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Huntington in household of Jonathan Huntington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel C Huntington in household of J E Huntington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel C Huntington in household of William E Ward, "United States Census, 1900"

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