William Huntington Jr.

Male28 March 1784–19 August 1846

Brief Life History of William

When William Huntington Jr. was born on 28 March 1784, in Grantham, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, William Huntington Sr., was 26 and his mother, Presendia Lothrop, was 23. He married Zina Baker on 28 November 1805, in Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1830. He died on 19 August 1846, in Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Huntington Jr.
Zina Baker
Marriage: 28 November 1805
Nancy Dorcas Huntington
Chauncey Dyer Huntington
Dimick Baker Huntington
Presendia Lathrop Huntington
Mister Huntington
Adaline Elizabeth Huntington
William Dresser Huntington
Zina Diantha Huntington
Oliver Boardman Huntington
John Dickenson Huntington

Sources (60)

  • Wm Huntington, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Wm Huntington, "United States Census, 1830"
  • William Huntington, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1805Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 2

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

    Age 4

    On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land


    Age 19

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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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    Story Highlight

    William Huntington - Life Story

    The following obituary was written by William’s son, Oliver B. Huntington. “His father’s name was William Huntington; his mother’s before marriage was Presendia Lathrop. Soon after the close of th …

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