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Jabez Huntington

Jabez Huntington, American army officer, jurist. member Connecticut Assembly from Norwich, clerk, 1757; member Connecticut Council of Safety, 1775-1779.

Background

  • Huntington, Jabez was born on August 7, 1719 in Norwich, Connecticut, United States. Son of Joshua and Hannah (Perkins) Huntington.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1741.

    Career

    • Justice of peace, New London, Connecticut. Member Connecticut Assembly from Norwich, clerk, 1757. Speaker Connecticut House of Representatives, 1760.

      Commissioned captain troop of horse 3d Regiment, Connecticut Militia, 1754, Lieutenant 1st company 5th Regiment, 1760, captain, 1764. Made assistant by Connecticut Assembly, 1764. Lieutenant colonel 3rd regiment Connecticut Militia, 1765.

      Appointed probate judge for Norwich District, 1773. Moderator of large meeting assembled β€œto take into consideration the melancholy situation of our civil constitutional liberties, rights and privileges,” Norwich, June 6, 1774. Member Connecticut Council of Safety, 1775-1779.

      Appointed one of 2 major gens. from Connecticut, 1776, major general entire Connecticut Militia, 1777.

    Membership

    Member Connecticut Assembly from Norwich, clerk, 1757. Member Connecticut Council of Safety, 1775-1779.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Backus, January 20, 1742. Married second, Hannah Williams, 1746, children- Jedediah, Andrew, Joshua, Ebenezer.
    • father: Joshua Huntington
    • mother: Hannah (Perkins) Huntington
    • spouses: Elizabeth Backus
    • Hannah Williams
    • children: Jedediah Huntington
    • Andrew Huntington
    • Joshua Huntington
    • Ebenezer Huntington
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    Died October 5, 1786
    (aged 67)
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