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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Amos  HUNTINGTON

  (b. 4 September 1739Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut   d. 2 July 1822Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA )  

Amos HUNTINGTON was born 4 September 1739 in Norwich, Crown Colony of Connecticut. Amos 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  Peace CLARK 4 February 1767 .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Peace CLARK  was born 17 December 1740 in Plainfield, Connecticut, USA .  She died 14 February 1825 in Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA . 

Amos HUNTINGTON died 2 July 1822 in Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA.
The name Connecticut originates from the Algonquian word 'Quinnehtukqut' (beside the long tidal river). (

Prior to 1638 - Connecticut, New England
1638 - 1662 - New Haven Colony
1662 - 1687 - Connecticut Colony
1688 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1787 - Crown Colony of Connecticut
January 5, 1788 - Connecticut becomes 5th U.S. state

Did You Know?America - Did you know? Inches, Teaspoons and a Ton of Bricks: It's perfectly acceptable to use the metric system in the United States - Congress originally authorized it in 1866 and has repeated those sentiments in the years since - but tradition tells a whole other tale. Although the government now requires metric use in some public sectors and strongly encourages it in many private industries, the American public never really took to the system and largely dismissed it, making the United States the only industrialized nation where that's the case. In an effort to move the matter along, Congress even passed a Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and set up a U.S. Metric Board to take care of all the planning for the desired transition, but they apparently didn't empower the board with enough authority, and the American people essentially said, 'meh' to adopting metric and continued on with their miles, pounds, ounces and all the rest. Similarly lackluster efforts since then have done little to get Americans to change their ways.


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Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - Old Mill at Shaftsbury, Vermont (1910)
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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

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Amos HUNTINGTON married flag Peace CLARK-- Date: 4 February 1767 Place: 
Amos married Peace Clark, February 4, 1767 -- NOTE: He went to Shaftsbury, Vermont., where he became a man of some distinction in civil and military life. Captain Amos Huntington, Shaftsbury Company in Colonel Moses Robinson's regiment, Vermont Militia Infantry, called into continental service on June 29, 1777, by Major General Arthur St. Clair, for the defence of Fort Ticonderoga during the northern invasion of Lieut.-Gen. John Burgoyne's army.

flag Amos HUNTINGTON (b.21 August 1768, Shaftsbury, Vermont, New England  d. 24 September 1848, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

flag Elias HUNTINGTON (b.31 October 1774, Shaftsbury, Vermont, New England  d. 8 September 1854, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

Events During the Lifetime of Amos HUNTINGTON

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1739 - Norwich, Connecticut
1739 HUNTINGTON Amos ye Son of matthew Huntington & of his wife Lydia was born the 4th day of...Read MORE...

Amos, born Sept. 4, 1739. He married, 1767, Peace Clark. He went to Shaftesbury, Vt., where he...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...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.

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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...Read MORE...

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper,...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...Read MORE...

1767 Marriage / Partner
Amos HUNTINGTON and Peace CLARK 4 February 1767,
1768 Birth of Child
Amos HUNTINGTON was born 21 August 1768, Shaftsbury, Vermont, 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...Read MORE...

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
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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 ...Read MORE...

1774 Birth of Child
Elias HUNTINGTON was born 31 October 1774, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
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 ...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 ...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...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”
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USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole...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...Read MORE...

USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
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World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

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
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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...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 ...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,...Read MORE...

News 1784 Flood (Norwich)
Jan. 8, 1784, was distinguished by a yet greater and more sweeping freshet, which affected both the ...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 ...Read MORE...

USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1789 - April 30 - George Washington (1732–1799) became 1st President of the United States
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News 1789 Flood (Norwich)
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USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
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USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
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News 1791 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,999

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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.
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Invention 1793 - The cotton gin is invented (Eli Whitney, United States)
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News 1795 - First insurance company incorporated as the Mutual Assurance Company of the City of Norwich.
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World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

News 1796 - The Norwich Courier was founded by Thomas Hubbard, November 30, 1796
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U.S. Presidents 1797 - March 4 - John Adams (1735-1826) becomes 2nd President of the United States
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News 1797 Flood (Norwich)
Jan. 29, 1797, was marked by a peculiar freshet resulting from a January thaw. The smaller rivers...Read MORE...

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

News 1800 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,895

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Invention 1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
...Probably the most important developments in the science of electricity started with the...Read MORE...

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

U.S. Presidents 1801 - March 4 - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) becomes 3rd President of the United States
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News 1801 - Patriotic Ceremony
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USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
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World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
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News 1807 Flood and Fire (Norwich)
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U.S. Presidents 1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States
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News 1810 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,973

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World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

News 1814 - Steel carpenter's square was invented by Silas Hawes of Shaftsbury in 1814. resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html -

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding...Read MORE...

Invention 1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1817 - March 4 - James Monroe (1758-1831) becomes 5th President of the United States
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News 1820 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,022

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name: Amos Huntington
event: Death
event date: 02 Jul 1822
event place: Shaftsbury, ,...

Research Research Death of Amos HUNTINGTON

Buried at:
Shaftsbury Center Cemetery

(near Baptist church)
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

HUNTINGTON Esq. AMOS, emigrated from Norwich, Ct., lived in Shaftsbury 52 years
blameless as any, d. July 2, 1822, in 83d y.
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