Brig. Gen. Ebenezer Huntington

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Ebenezer Huntington

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: June 17, 1834 (79)
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. General Jabez Huntington (Colonial Militia) and Hannah Huntington
Husband of Lucretia Mary Huntington and Sarah Huntington
Father of Sarah Young and Alfred Huntington
Brother of Jabez Huntington, Jr.; Hannah Huntington; Elizabeth Chester (Huntington); Mary Strong; Zachariah Huntington and 4 others
Half brother of Brevet Maj. Gen. Jedediah Huntington (Continental Army); Andrew Huntington and Elizabeth Huntington

Occupation: served throughout the Revolution War
Managed by: David Russell Romine
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About Brig. Gen. Ebenezer Huntington

Ebenezer Huntington (December 26, 1754 – June 17, 1834) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Norwich, Connecticut. He pursued academic studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1775. He served as a soldier during the American Revolutionary War, first in the Lexington alarm in April 1775 and later with the 3rd and 1st Connecticut Regiments. As a lieutenant colonel, he commanded troops at Yorktown.

He was promoted to brigadier general in the United States Army, July 19, 1798 when war with France was threatened, and was honorably discharged June 15, 1800.

Huntington was elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel W. Dana and served from October 11, 1810, to March 3, 1811. He was elected to the Fifteenth Congress (1817–1819). He died in Norwich, Connecticut in 1834 and was buried in Old Colony Cemetery.


The second occupant of this house Gen Ebenezer Huntington b 1754 was the son of Gen Jabez Huntington and his second wife Hannah daughter of Rev Ebenezer Williams of Pomfret Ct He was at Yale College and within two months of graduation when the war commenced With several other students he asked permission to enter the army was refused ran off in the night to Wethersfield enlisted and left at once for Boston He continued firm throughout the contest and rose through the different grades of command to that of Lieut Colonel in 1778 while yet in the early stages of manhood He was at the surrender of Cornwallis and his portrait figures in the painting of that scene by Col John Trumbull He served through the whole war until the troops were disbanded in 1783 After the war in 1792 he was appointed Major General of the State militia which office he held for thirty years In 1799 when a war with France was anticipated he received from President Adams the appointment of Brigadier General in the US army He served also in the war of 1812 In 1810 and in 1817 he was elected a member of Congress He died in 1834 Mrs Sigourney describes him as having a fine figure with military carriage and a countenance which was considered a model of manly beauty She speaks of the elegant manners and decision of character which were conspicuous in him and unimpaired by age He married 1 in 1791 Sarah daughter of Joseph Isham of Colchester Ct She died in 1793 and he married 2 in 1795 Mary Lucretia daughter of Gen Samuel McClellan of Woodstock Ct who died in 1819 His son Wolcott Huntington lived in Norwich his other sons settled in New Orleans La One daughter married the late George Perkins a well known lawyer of Norwich another became the wife of Gabriel Denton of New Orleans The four remaining daughters who are well remembered as the Ladies Huntington lived for many years in the old family mansion The last of the sisters died in 1885 and in 1886 the house was sold to its present owner William H Fitch

source: Old Houses of the Antient Town of Norwich [Conn.] 1660-1800

By Mary Elizabeth Perkins  p 228

Ebenezer Huntington was married twice. He first married Sarah Isham of Colchester on December 10, 1791 with whom he had one son, Alfred Isham Huntington. Sarah died in 1793.

Ebenezer married Lucretia Mary McClellan of Woodstock on October 7, 1795.

They had nine children: Wolcott (b. August 20, 1796), Louisa Mary (b. February 20, 1798), George Washington (b, November 22, 1799), Nancy (b. April 6, 1803), Walter (b. November 11, 1804), Sarah (b. May 1, 1806), Elizabeth (b. August 24, 1808) and Maria (b. December 13, 1810). Lucretia died on November 5, 1819.

General Huntington died on June 17, 1834.

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Brig. Gen. Ebenezer Huntington's Timeline

December 26, 1754
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
June 2, 1793
Age 38
Norwich, Connecticut, United States
November 16, 1809
Age 54
June 17, 1834
Age 79
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States