Jabez Huntington, Sr. (1719 - 1786)

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Birthplace: Norwich, New London Co., CT
Death: Died in Norwich, New London Co., CT
Occupation: Major General over CT. Militia, Merchant, shipping (East India)
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Jabez Huntington, Sr.

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A060657
  • Service: CONNECTICUT Rank: MAJOR GENERAL
  • Birth: 7 Aug 1719 NORWICH NEW LONDON CO CONNECTICUT
  • Death: 5 Oct 1786 NORWICH NEW LONDON CO CONNECTICUT
  • Service Source: JOHNSTON, CT MEN IN THE REV, P 429
  • Service Description: 1) MAJOR GENERAL OF CT MILITIA

Jabez Huntington as born in and died in Norwich, Connecticut (1719-1786).

After graduating from college in 1741 he entered into commercial life in Norwich, Connecticut and added largely to his father’s ample fortune. Though fully aware of the risk in his business, he was an ardent participant in the War of Independence. He gave largely of his fortune for the cause.

He was elected to the General Assembly of Connecticut in 1750, and at the time of the American Revolution he was a merchant with 28 sailing ships engaged in foreign trade. In 1776 he was made one of two Major Generals and after the death of the other, David Wooster in 1777, he became the sole Major Generals commanding the Connecticut Militia. -------------------- HUNTINGTON, JABEZ DAR Ancestor #: A060657 Service: CONNECTICUT Rank: MAJOR GENERAL Birth: 7 Aug 1719 NORWICH NEW LONDON CO CONNECTICUT Death: 5 Oct 1786 NORWICH NEW LONDON CO CONNECTICUT Service Source: JOHNSTON, CT MEN IN THE REV, P 429 Service Description: 1) MAJOR GENERAL OF CT MILITIA -tcd

(f/g) Jabez Huntington Birth: Aug. 7, 1719 Death: Oct. 5, 1786


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Parents:
 Joshua Huntington (1698 - 1745)
 Hannah Perkins Huntington (1701 - 1745) 
Spouses:
 Elizabeth Backus Huntington (1720 - 1745)
 Hannah Williams Huntington (1726 - 1807) 
Children:
 Jedediah Huntington (1743 - 1818)*
 Jabez Huntington (1751 - 1821)*
 Ebenezer Huntington (1754 - 1834)*
 Elizabeth Huntington Chester (1757 - 1834)*
 Mary Strong (1760 - 1840)

Burial: Old Norwichtown Cemetery Norwich New London County Connecticut, USA Created by: Frank Grimes Record added: Nov 17, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 8095123 -tcd

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Maj. General Jabez Huntington (Colonial Militia)'s Timeline

1719
August 7, 1719
Norwich, New London Co., CT
1741
January 20, 1741
Age 21
New London,CT
1743
August 4, 1743
Age 23
Norwich,CT
1745
June 21, 1745
Age 25
New London, CT, USA
June 22, 1745
Age 25
Norwich, New London, CT, USA
1745
Age 25
1746
July 10, 1746
Age 26
1748
1748
Age 28
1749
1749
Age 29
1751
August 16, 1751
Age 32
Norwich, CT, USA