Jedediah Huntington (1743 - 1818)

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Birthplace: Norwich,CT
Death: Died in New London,CT
Occupation: Revolution war including Valley Forge
Managed by: Geoffrey Trowbridge
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About Jedediah Huntington

DAR Ancestor #: A060684

Jedediah Huntington (4 August 1743 – 25 September 1818), also known as Jedidiah Huntington, was an American general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

He was born in Norwich, Connecticut, the son of Jabez Huntington (1719–1786). He graduated at Harvard in 1763, joined the American army at Cambridge, became a brigadier general in 1777, and took part in many important engagements until the close of the war, when he was brevetted major general in 1783. He was one of the organizers of the Society of the Cincinnati. He became collector of the port of New London in 1789 and held the office 26 years. In 1778 he was a member of the court-martial that tried Gen. Charles Lee and in 1780 of the one that condemned Major André.

He "fought courageously during the Battle of Bunker Hill, from which he emerged a Colonel."

The Gen. Jedidiah Huntington House in Norwichtown, Connecticut, survives and was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

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Brevet Maj. Gen. Jedediah Huntington (Continental Army)'s Timeline

August 4, 1743
May 1, 1766
Age 22
Norwich, CT
September 17, 1767
Age 24
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA
April 9, 1778
Age 34
New York,NY
June 20, 1779
Age 35
Norwich, CT, USA
October 9, 1780
Age 37
October 7, 1782
Age 39
Norwich, CT, USA
July 24, 1784
Age 40
Norwich, CT, USA
January 31, 1786
Age 42
Norwich, CT, USA
October 17, 1788
Age 45
Norwich, CT, USA