Presendia Lathrop Huntington

7 September 1810–1 February 1892 (Age 81)
Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Presendia Lathrop

When Presendia Lathrop Huntington was born on 7 September 1810, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, William Huntington Jr., was 26 and her mother, Zina Baker, was 24. She married Norman Oliver Buell on 8 January 1827, in Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 February 1892, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norman Oliver Buell
Presendia Lathrop Huntington
Marriage: 8 January 1827
George Willard Buell
Silas Dimick Buell
Thomas Jefferson Buell
Chancy Dressor Buell
Adaline Elizabeth Buell
Oliver Norman Buell
John Hyrum Buell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1827Jefferson, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 22
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Sources (29)

    • Presinda Lathrop Kimball, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Presendia Lathrop Huntington in entry for Joseph Kimball, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Presenda Huntington, "United States Census, 1860"

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