Rev. Joshua Huntington

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Joshua Huntington

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Norwich, CT, United States
Death: September 11, 1819 (33)
Immediate Family:

Son of Brevet Major General Jedediah Huntington and Ann Channing Huntington
Husband of Susan Huntington
Brother of Elizabeth Huntington; Ann Channing Richards; Faith Trumbull Huntington; Harriet Smith DeWitt; Daniel (Rev.) Huntington and 1 other
Half brother of Jabez Huntington

Managed by: David Russell Romine
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About Rev. Joshua Huntington

Joshua Huntington (born in Norwich, Connecticut, 31 January 1786; died in Groton, Massachusetts, 11 September 1819) was a United States clergyman.


He was a son of Jedidiah Huntington, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He graduated from Yale in 1804. He was licensed to preach by the New London Association in September 1806 and ordained pastor of the Old South Church (then at the Old South Meeting House), Boston, on 18 May 1808, which charge he held until his death.

He was one of the founders of the American Educational Society in 1815, and was president of the Boston Society for the Religious and Moral Instruction of the Poor, which was founded in 1816. He was the author of Life of Abigail Waters (1817).

His wife, Susan Mansfield Huntington (born 27 January 1791; died 1823), wrote a story entitled “Little Lucy.” Her memoirs, with her letters, journal, and poetry, were published by Benjamin B. Wisner (Boston, 1829; republished in Scotland).

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Rev. Joshua Huntington's Timeline

January 31, 1786
Norwich, CT, United States
September 11, 1819
Age 33