Brevet Major General Jedediah Huntington

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Brevet Major General Jedediah Huntington

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Death: September 25, 1818 (75)
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. General Jabez Huntington (Colonial Militia) and Elizabeth Tracy Huntington
Husband of Faith Huntington and Ann Channing Huntington
Father of Jabez Huntington; Elizabeth Huntington; Ann Channing Richards; Faith Trumbull Huntington; Harriet Smith DeWitt and 3 others
Brother of Andrew Huntington and Elizabeth Huntington
Half brother of Jabez Huntington, Jr.; Hannah Huntington; Brig. Gen. Ebenezer Huntington; Elizabeth Chester (Huntington); Mary Strong and 5 others

Occupation: Continental Army
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
Last Updated:

About Brevet Major General Jedediah Huntington

Revolution War including Valley Forge


A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of BRIGADIER GENERAL. DAR Ancestor #: A060684

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedediah_Huntington

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 Major General Jedediah Huntington's Timeline

1743
April 8, 1743
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1767
September 17, 1767
Age 24
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA
1779
June 20, 1779
Age 36
Norwich, CT, United States
1780
October 9, 1780
Age 37
Norwich,CT
1782
October 7, 1782
Age 39
Norwich, CT, United States
1784
July 24, 1784
Age 41
Norwich, CT, United States
1786
January 31, 1786
Age 42
Norwich, CT, United States
1788
October 17, 1788
Age 45
Norwich, CT, United States