Dimick Baker Huntington

26 May 1808–1 February 1879 (Age 70)
Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Dimick Baker

When Dimick Baker Huntington was born on 26 May 1808, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, William Huntington Jr., was 24 and his mother, Zina Baker, was 22. He married Fanny Maria Allen on 28 April 1830, in Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 1 February 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Dimick Baker Huntington
Fanny Maria Allen
Marriage: 28 April 1830
Clark Allen Huntington
Lot Elisha Huntington
Maryett Huntington
Fannie Maria Huntington
Martha Zina Huntington
Betsy Prescinda Huntington
John P Huntington
Julia Caroline Huntington
Sarah Adaline Huntington

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  • Marriage
    28 April 1830Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 4
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 19
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    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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    Oliver Boardman Huntington - Autobiography

    Oliver B. Huntington, 1823-1909 Autobiography (1823-1839) Typescript, HBLL HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF OLIVER B. HUNTINGTON ALSO HIS TRAVELS AND TROUBLES WRITTEN BY HIMSELF I was born in Watertown, …

    Sources (77)

    • Dimic Huntington, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Dimmick in entry for Sarah A Huntingdon, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Dimick Huntington, "United States Census, 1860"

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