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American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA  Amos  Huntington

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

Amos Huntington was born 4 September 1739 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA. 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.


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Amos Huntington married America/USA 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.

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America/USA Amos Huntington (b.21 August 1768, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 24 September 1848, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)

America/USA Elias Huntington (b.31 October 1774, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA  d. 8 September 1854, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA)



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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 September 1739: Birth

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


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Amos, born Sept. 4, 1739. He married, 1767, Peace Clark. He went to Shaftesbury, Vt., where he became a man of some distinction in civil and military life. He had the charge, in our revolutionary war, of one of the two companies, furnished by Shaftesbury for the service, and honored his captaincy....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.


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

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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 124 feet in length, and 28 feet above the water. Nothing is placed between the abutments, but the...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, 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...


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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 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

The 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

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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...


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 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston

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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.

December 31, 1775

U.S. Revolutionary War
Service: VERMONT Rank: CAPTAIN
Birth: 9-4-1739 NORWICH CONNECTICUT
Death: 7-2-1822 SHAFTSBURY VERMONT
Service Description: 1) SHAFTSBURY REGT
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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

America the Story of Us: Declaration of Independence
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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 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


USA 1777 - September 26 - British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution

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

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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.

Still at war with Great Britain, the...Read MORE...


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.


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.

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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...


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...


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.

President George Washington commissioned French engineer...Read MORE...


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

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

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...


USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded

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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...


News 1795 - First insurance company incorporated as the Mutual Assurance Company of the City of Norwich.
...This great fire of 1793 quickened public opinion in regard to the benefits to be derived from insurance. Within twenty days after the catastrophe, the inhabitants were invited by a committee,...Read MORE...


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
The original Norwich Courier was 18 x 11 inches in size, with four pages. February 12, 1817, Theophilus R. Martin joined with Mr. Hubbard in printing the paper and continued in it for two years. In...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1797 - March 4 - John Adams (1735-1826) becomes 2nd President of the United States
The presidential election was the first contested election in the United States. When the final tabulation of votes arrived at the senate, ironically it was Adams who opened the envelope as he was...Read MORE...


News 1797 Flood (Norwich)
Jan. 29, 1797, was marked by a peculiar freshet resulting from a January thaw. The smaller rivers were broken up, and heavy blocks of ice sweeping downwards committed great havoc in their course. The ...Read MORE...


World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered


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

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

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


News The annual Thanksgiving was a day of great hilarity, although its time- honored essential characteristic was a sermon. A peculiar adjunct of this festival in Norwich was a barrel bonfire.
A lofty pole was erected, around which a pyramid of old barrels was arranged, — large at the platform, but a single barrel well tarred forming the apex. The burning of this pile constituted 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
On February 17, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected president of the United States, but there was more to it than beating his opponent. When Thomas Jefferson ran for president, he beat his opponent,...Read MORE...


News 1801 - Patriotic Ceremony
For the VERMONT GAZETTE - On Monday the 17th inst?, a very large and respectable number of inhabitants of Shaftsbury, and towns adjoining met at Major Asa Burnham's in said Shaftsbury for the purpose ...Read MORE...


USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and homesteaders eagerly moved west to start a new life in the plains, hills and mountains west of the...Read MORE...


USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

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World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire


USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

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Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite...Read MORE...


News 1807 Flood and Fire (Norwich)
After the present century came in, the first great flood was in 1807. The rivers began to break up on Saturday night, Feb. 7th. The cracking of the vast blocks of ice was like the crash of thunder....Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States
In 1809, Madison succeeded Jefferson as president, defeating Charles C. Pinckney. His wife, Dolley Payne Todd, whom he married in 1794, brought a new social sparkle to the executive mansion. In the...Read MORE...


News 1810 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,973

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

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.

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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 summers were so cold as to suggest a possible future famine. This tendency to frigidity reached its...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 horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports. Among its many drawbacks was that it was impossible...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1817 - March 4 - James Monroe (1758-1831) becomes 5th President of the United States
Elected president in 1816 over the Federalist Rufus King, and reelected without opposition in 1820, Monroe, the last of the Virginia dynasty, pursued the course of systematic tranquilization that won ...Read MORE...


USA 1819 - The Panic of 1819 - A combination of bad banking practices; too much land speculation and competition from Europe caused the United States to enter its first economic depression.
In 1819 a financial panic swept across the country. The growth in trade that followed the War of 1812 came to an abrupt halt. Unemployment mounted, banks failed, mortgages were foreclosed, and...Read MORE...


News 1820 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,022

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849 -

Death
2 July 1822
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA


name: Amos Huntington
event: Death
event date: 02 Jul 1822
event place: Shaftsbury, , Vermont, United States
gender:
age: 83
estimated birth year: 1739
father:
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spouse:
spouse's father:
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film number: 0027592
digital folder number: 004666996
image number: 02647

"Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XFV6-WS9 : accessed 11 Feb 2013), Amos Huntington, 1822.

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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