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America/USA  Nathan  Huntington

  (b. 30 October 1730Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut   d. 14 November 1794Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA )  
Age: 65

Nathan Huntington was born 30 October 1730 in Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut. Nathan Huntington was the child of Matthew Huntington and Lydia Leonard and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Christopher Huntington and Sarah Adgate (maternal)  Samuel Leonard (Leonardson) and Lydia Cooke

He married  Amie Brown (Browne) 26 August 1755 in Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Amie Brown (Browne)  was born 4 October 1732 in Preston, Connecticut, USA .  She died 8 March 1796 in Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA .  She was the daughter of John Brown (Browne) and Amie (Ame) Fellows.

Nathan Huntington died 14 November 1794 in Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA.

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Nathan Huntington married America/USA Amie Brown (Browne)-- Date: 26 August 1755 Place: Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut
Amie Brown (Browne) was the daughter of John Brown (Browne) and Amie (Ame) Fellows

1755 HUNTINGTON Nathan Huntington of Norwich & Ame Brown of Preston were Married together August 26th 1755 Marriage

Vital Records of Norwich Connecticut, 1659-1848. (Online db. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.) Originally published as: Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848. Hartford, Society of colonial wars in the state of Connecticut, 1913.

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Marriage Date: 26 Aug 1755
Marriage Place: Griswold, New London, Connecticut
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M53431-1
Syst Origin: Connecticut-EASy
Source Film Number: 4374
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Collection: Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867
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America/USA Lucy Huntington (b.26 February 1756, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 31 August 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA Zeruiah (Jerusha) Huntington (b.24 September 1757, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 24 May 1804, Kingsbury, New York, USA)

American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA Samuel Huntington (b.3 June 1759, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 7 December 1823, Greensboro, Vermont, USA )

America/USA Elizabeth Huntington (b.1761, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 1761, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut)

America/USA John Huntington (b.8 October 1763, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 1840, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

America/USA Henry Huntington (b.23 September 1765, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 19 August 1846, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

America/USA Elizabeth Huntington (b.28 May 1767, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 12 March 1848, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

America/USA Eunice Huntington (b.12 February 1769, Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. November 1850, Rochester, New York, USA)

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1730 - Norwich, Connecticut
1730 HUNTINGTON Nathan Huntington Son of Matthew and his wife Lydia was Born the 30th day of October 1730 Birth

Vital Records of Norwich Connecticut, 1659-1848. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.) Originally published as: Vital Records...Read MORE...

Nathan Huntington married Amy Brown, daughter of John Brown from Preston, Connecticut, on August 26, 1755 in Preston, Connecticut. "He owned and lived on a farm on the east side of the Quinebaug, about nine miles north of Norwich, and one and one half south of Jewett City, Conn., from which place...Read MORE...

News 1737 Flood (Norwich)
A thaw and freshet of unusual power and rapidity of action occurred Jan. 16, 1737. The Shetucket above its outlet being impeded by a solid bed of ice, the rushing flood was suddenly thrown back, and...Read MORE...

News In 1751 (Norwich) the selectmen were empowered to prosecute with vigor all who should sell or convey land to strangers, and all sales of this kind were declared null and void.
Orders were given likewise that no strangers should remain in the town without the public consent, and this consent seems to have been very cautiously dispensed. Applications were frequently made for ...Read MORE...

Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...

World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

1755 Marriage / Partner
Nathan Huntington and Amie Brown (Browne) 26 August 1755, Preston, Connecticut, USA

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

1756 Birth of Child
Lucy Huntington was born 26 February 1756, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1757 Birth of Child
Zeruiah (Jerusha) Huntington was born 24 September 1757, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1759 Birth of Child
Samuel Huntington was born 3 June 1759, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1763 Birth of Child
John Huntington was born 8 October 1763, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
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News 1764 - Leffingwell's Bridge completed (Norwich)
June 20, 1764. " Leffingwell's Bridge over Shetacket river at Norwich Landing it completed. It is 124 feet in length, and 28 feet above the water. Nothing is placed between the abutments, but the...Read MORE...

1765 Birth of Child
Henry Huntington was born 23 September 1765, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of ...Read MORE...

News 1767 - 240 Acadians leave Norwich for Quebec
Norwich, as well as other towns in Connecticut, was taxed with the support of a certain number of the French Neutrals, a harmless and much-abused people, who in the year 1755 were driven from their...Read MORE...

1767 Birth of Child
Elizabeth Huntington was born 28 May 1767, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1769 Birth of Child
Eunice Huntington was born 12 February 1769, Norwich, Connecticut, USA

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

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News In 1773, the first Newspaper was established in Norwich.
The proprietors and printers were Alexander Robertson, James Robertson, and John Trumbull, under the firm of Robertsons & Trumbull. It had a flourishing head-piece inclosing the rude cut of a ship...Read MORE...

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts...Read MORE...

USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

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USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.

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USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion of his militia across the half-mile width of Lake Champlain to the base of the fort. As the sun...Read MORE...

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening of the First Continental Congress. Many of the same 56 delegates who attended the first meeting...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

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USA 1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.

USA 1776 - May 2: The American revolution gains support from King Louis XVI of France

USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence

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USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole army crossed the Delaware River, which was frozen in places, on Christmas night, 1776, from...Read MORE...

USA 1777 - July 5 - St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British

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USA 1777 - October 17 - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY -

USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

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USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The winter was particularly harsh, and the army was short on food, clothing, and supplies. But they...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

"He owned land at Preston, which he sold and removed to Shaftsbury, Vt., in 1779."
Author: Cole, Ernest Byron
Description: The descendants of James Cole of Plymouth 1633 : also a record of the families of Lieutenant Thomas Burnham of Ipswich, 1635, Lieutenant Edward Winship of Cambridge, 1635, and Simon Huntington of Norwich, England, 1635 : with a complete record of the Cole, Coole, and Cowle families of America in the Revolution. The Burnham, Huntington and Winship Families Family records Index Revolutionary records Other Cole Families in America First Generation Historical Contents Front matter Title page. New York: Grafton Press, 1908.
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Nathan served as Town Treasurer for Shaftsbury, Vermont around 1779.
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World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm -

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the British. That day came on October 19, 1781, when the British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered...Read MORE...

News 1784 - Norwich Incorporated as a City
This was part of the area known as Mohegin. Several men from Saybrook began a settlement in 1659 and obtained a deed from Uncas, Sachem of the Mohegans. For several years the settlement was known as...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...

News 1784 Flood (Norwich)
Jan. 8, 1784, was distinguished by a yet greater and more sweeping freshet, which affected both the Yantic and the Shetucket. Several mills and bridges on the upper courses were swept away, and large ...Read MORE...

USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
On September 3, 1783, more than a year after the last shots were fired, a peace treaty was drawn up in Paris. Under the terms of the treaty, the United States was granted territory as far west as the ...Read MORE...

Huntington, Nathan
Petition from Shaftsbury and Sunderland that Bennington and Manchester keep the court houses and goals (jails) in repair without expense to other towns in county.
Date: 1787-03-02
Card ID: 36618 Record Series: SE-118 Volume: 17 Page: 309
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USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation. The United ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1789 - April 30 - George Washington (1732–1799) became 1st President of the United States
On April 30, 1789, in a deep, low voice, George Washington gave his first speech as president of the United States. This speech is now known as the first presidential inaugural address. He spoke to a ...Read MORE...

News 1789 Flood (Norwich)
The year 1789 was marked by a June freshet. For two days, the 10th and 11th of the month, the rains were continuous and flood-like, causing a rapid rise in all the streams that feed the Thames. The...Read MORE...

USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important topic the first representatives and senators needed to address was establishing the U.S. military....Read MORE...

1790 Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont
1.  Free white males of 16 years upward, including heads of families

2.  Free white males under 16 years of age

3.  Free white females including heads of house

4.  Total All other free persons [number of black males over 16, number of black males under 16, number of black females when...Read MORE...

USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States.

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News 1791 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,999

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"Nathan and Amos Huntington, two brothers from Norwich, Connecticut, were early settlers in Vermont..."

"Nathan Huntington, b. Oct. 30, 1730, at Preston, Ct. - d. Nov. 14, 1794, at Shaftsbury, Vt.; m. in 1756 at Preston, Amy Brown, b. there on Oct. 4, 1732 - d. March 8, 1796, at Shaftsbury,...Read MORE...

USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect

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News 1792 - First turnpike road company, New London to Norwich, incorporated.
After the American Revolution, Connecticut granted franchises for the building of ‘toll’ roads or turnpikes, and in 1792 the first turnpike in Connecticut and in New England (the second in the...Read MORE...

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Invention 1793 - The cotton gin is invented (Eli Whitney, United States)
"In 1793, Eli Whitney invented a simple machine that influenced the history of the United States. He invented a cotton gin that was popular in the South. The South became the cotton producing part...Read MORE...

"Huntington Mr. Nathan, d. November 14, 1794, in 65th y., buried Shaftsbury Center Cemetery (near Baptist Church)"
Elwell, Levi Henry, 1854-1916.
The gravestone records of Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont / copied and verified 1908-10 by Levi Henry Elwell. -- Amherst, Mass. : Composition and Press Work, 1911.
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name: Nathan Huntington
event: Death
event date: 14 Nov 1794
event place: Shaftsbury, , Vermont, United States
gender: Male
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spouse's father:
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film number: 0027592
digital folder number: 004666996
image number: 03385

"Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 Feb 2013), Nathan Huntington, 1794.

Buried at:
Shaftsbury Center Cemetery

(near Baptist church)
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

Mr. NATHAN, d. Nov. 14, 1794, in 65th y.

HUNTINGTON, Nathan Center Cem Shaftsbury Vermont 62 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.2, p. —Serial: 12556; Volume: 7

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