Deacon Simon Huntington, Jr.

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Deacon Simon Huntington, Jr.

Also Known As: "Deacon", "CT. Gen. Assembly", "Pequot War Veteran"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: St Andrews, Norwich, England
Death: June 28, 1706 (76)
Norwich, New London, CT
Place of Burial: Old Norwichtown Cemetery, Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Earl Simon Huntington, Sr. and Margaret Huntington
Husband of Sarah Huntington
Father of Lydia Tracy; Simon Huntington III; Joseph Huntington, Sr.; Elizabeth Huntington; Samuel Huntington and 6 others
Brother of William Huntington; Thomas Huntington; Christopher Huntington; Ann Measter; Henry Huntington and 2 others

Occupation: Deacon, Congregational Church, Plantation Owner/ active in revolutionary politics, Puritan, Decan, civic leader, Rep to General Court - Norwich, CT - 1674
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About Deacon Simon Huntington, Jr.

Representative from Windsor & Saybrook, settler of Norwich in 1660

There is quite a bit about Simon in the Huntington book. I will type here what I feel in the most pertinent info. Please see the above pages of the book on for more. The State library of Utah pays for our subscription to it, so check with your local library.

"Simon Huntington, like his brother Christopher, spent his youth, probably with his mother in Windsor. If the Norwich records are authority, he was born in England in the year 1629, and of course was not far from four years of age when the family came to this country.

He seems to have possessed the spirit, and to have shared the fortunes of his brother Christopher. With him he appears at Saybrook, where, in October 1653, he married Sarah, daughter of John Clarke, of Saybrook, and later of Milford. In 1660 he joins the colonists who settled Norwich, and thenceforward stands among the first of the important settlement, both in church and state.

Here his house lot was also in a central and commanding position, and the records show him to have been a large land-holder, and in wordly matters, an enterprising man.

He was chosen, soon after the removal to Norwich, deacon of Mr. Fitch's church, in which office he served with acceptance, until, in consequenses of his infirmities, he was succeeded by his son in 1696.

In 1674, he, with that other veteran and tried pioneer, Thos. Leffingwell, represented Norwich in the general court, and he again was a member of the body in 1695.

In 1686 the town granted him and his sons thirty acres of pasture, westward of Goodman Sluman.

In 1690 and again in 1696 he was the townsman. In 1694 he was appointed a committee to treat with Mr. Jabez Fitch, with respect to his helping and succeeding his father in the work of the ministry. In the same year he was also on a committee to search out and report on the deficiencies in the records.


Deacon Huntington died in Norwich, June 28, 1706, aged 87 years; and Sarah, his wife, died in Milford, in 1721, aged 88 years.


12/30/06 CB

1/4/07 I found more info on his parents, birth, & baptism in the Huntington Family SUPPLEMENT on heritagequest, on page 11.

Nelson Osgood Rhoades, ed. 1912. Colonial Families of the United States of America. Vol. VII. Grafton Press, NY (George Norbury MacKenzie edited the first six volumes; republ. 1966/1995 by Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, MD; online at

p. 315 DEACON SIMON HUNTINGTON, of Norwich, Connecticut; b. 1629, in England, d. 28th June, 1721; settled in Norwich and was a member of Mr. FETCH'S Church there; was Deacon until 1696, when his son succeeded him; was a member of the General Assembly in 1674 and had a grant of land in 1686; was townsman in 1690 and 1696; in 1694, he was on a committee to search out and reform the deficiencies in the public records; in 1700 he was on a committee to give deeds and fix titles in dispute or with defective title; m. October, 1653, in Saybrook, Connecticut, Sarah CLARK, dau. of Joseph CLARK, of Windsor, Connecticut, who d. 1721.

1 HUNTINGTON, Dea. Simon {13}, jr, Immigrant b: 06 Jul 1629 St Andrews,

    Norwich, NFK, ENG d: 28 Jun 1706 Norwich, New London, CT #: HNTN1
+  +CLARK, Sarah, Immigrant b: 24 Jun 1627 Uffington, SAL, ENG d: 04 Jan
    1720/21 Milford, New Haven, CT #: CLAR165 m: 16 Oct 1653 Saybrook, CT
    Mother: (CLARK), Elizabeth Father: CLARK, John

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Deacon Simon Huntington, Jr.'s Timeline

July 6, 1629
St Andrews, Norwich, England
July 6, 1629
St. Andrews, Norwich, Norfolk, England
July 6, 1629
Norwich, Norfolk, England
July 6, 1629
St. Andrews, Norwich, Norfolk, England
July 6, 1629
Norwich, Norfolk, England
July 6, 1629
Norwich, Norfolk, England
July 6, 1629
Norwich, Norfolk, England
August 1654
Age 25
Old Saybrook Colony
August 1657
Age 28
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA