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Thomas Huntington was born 18 March 1664 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States to Christopher Huntington (1624-1691) and Ruth Rockwell (1633-1683) and died 7 November 1732 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Backus (1670-1728) 10 February 1687 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States.

The Huntington family in America says:

1. 2. 5. Thomas Huntington, born in Norwich, Conn., March 18, 1664; must have attained some distinction since he appears on the record, toward the close of his life with that title, which in those days had significance, Thomas Huntington, Esq., he being a Justice of the Peace.
He married February 10, 1686-7, Elizabeth, second daughter of Lieut. William and Elizabeth (Pratt) Backus, one of the most enterprising of the Norwich settlers. He was a professed Christian, and as appears from contemporary records, an active and successful business man. In the Fall after his marriage he removed with his cousin Joseph, (1. 3. 4.) to aid in laying the foundations of the new town of Windham. Here his name occurs often in the early records, and always honorably. He received from his father a tract of land, lying to the north of the town of Windham; now lying in the towns of Windham and Mansfield, his own house lot lying in the latter town. Accordingly, at the organization of the Mansfield church, October 18, 1710, Thomas Huntington enters his name with ten others to constitute the new church. His wife's name is recorded among the members, on the 25th of the same month and year. He was ordained deacon, February 20, 1714-15, and is in the record styled Capt. Thomas Huntington. In his will, dated October 31, 1732, he divides his "lands and meadows, in and about the Nauchang Cedar Swamps," to his three sons, Thomas, Jedidiah and Eleazer. His tombstone bears this inscription : "After he had served God and his people, Boath in Church and State, he fell asleep in Jesus, November 7, 1732."
His wife died, December 29, 1728, and was also buried in the Windham burying ground.
Thos. Huntington, as appears from the Windham records, under date of May 13, 1699, "grants to Mr. Samuel Whiting the one-half of a parcel of wilderness land, in the county of Hartford, bounded east by Nipmuc path, northerly, Windham bounds, southerly with Norwich town bounds, and westerly with Shetucket river, the above north bounds to begin at Windham southeast corner."



Children



Offspring of Thomas Huntington and Elizabeth Backus (1670-1728)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Huntington (1688-1755)
Jedediah Huntington (1692-1780)
Elizabeth Hutchinson (1695-1774)
Eleazer Huntington (1697-1748)
Ruth Huntington (1699-1757)
Lydia Huntington (1701-aft1744)
William Huntington (1705-1949)
Christopher Huntington (1707-1714)
Simon Huntington (1710-1764) 16 July 1710 Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States 1764 Scotland, Windham County, Connecticut, United States Amy Standish (1711-1798)
















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