Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817

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Born in Coventry, Conn., Oct. 4,1765; adopted & educated by his uncle Samuel; (1731-1796); grad. at Yale,1785; adm. to the bar, Norwich,1793; removed to Cleveland,1801; to Painesville, Ohio, 1805; judge of court of common pleas,1802-03; of superior court, 1803; afterward chief justice member of 1st constitutional convention of Ohio,1802 & Senator in 1st legislator; Governor of Ohio, 1808-10 one the proprietors of Fairport, found 1812; district paymaster, colonel, 1812-14; died in Painesville, Ohio, June 8,1817. (Appleton. Cyclopedia of Ohio, v.1, p.141.) (blue index cards)

From the description of Samuel Huntington papers, 1777-1814. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 437033616

State legislator, jurist, and Governor of Ohio (1808-1810).

From the description of Samuel Huntington correspondence, 1801-1817 [microform]. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 48193737

From the description of Correspondence, 1801-1817. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17974916

Ohio Supreme Court Justice and Governor.

From the description of Letter and document, 18--?-1811. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 41282680

Huntington was Secretary of War.

From the description of Letter to General Alexander Knox, 1793 June 10. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 23251094

Governor and public official from Ohio and lawyer.

From the description of Letters of Samuel Huntington, 1788-1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451102

Samuel Huntington was born in Coventry, Connecticut, in 1765. His father, Reverend Joseph Huntington, was a member of a prominent New England family and brother of Samuel Huntington (1731-1796), signer of the Declaration of Independence, president of the Continental Congress, and governor of Connecticut. The elder Samuel Huntington adopted the younger when he was around 7 years old, and ensured that he had a privileged upbringing. Huntington graduated from Yale in 1785 and was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1793. He set up a practice in Connecticut and invested in land on the frontier through the Erie Company and the Connecticut Land Company.

Huntington married his cousin, Hannah Huntington, in 1791; they had six children: Francis (1793-1822), Martha D. (b. 1795), Julius C. (b.1796), Cobert (b.1797), Samuel (1799-1804), and Robert G. (1800). In 1800 he traveled to Ohio and the following year he and his family settled in the small town of Cleveland, where he owned a sizeable plot of land. They moved to a number of towns in the Western Reserve in Ohio over the next decade, and eventually founded the town of Fairport, Ohio. Huntington owned land and business interests in Ohio, including several mills in the area and over 4,000 acres along Lake Erie. Huntington also served in a number of government positions in Ohio. He was appointed lieutenant colonel of the Trumbull County militia and justice of the peace, and was elected as a delegate to the Ohio Constitutional Convention in 1802. The following year, he was elected to the state senate's first general assembly and was appointed chief justice of the state supreme court. He left his judgeship to become the third governor of Ohio, from 1808 to 1810. After his governorship, Huntington ran for United States Senate, but lost. During the War of 1812, he served as Army paymaster under William Henry Harrison. He died from an illness in 1817.

From the guide to the Samuel Huntington papers, Huntington, Samuel papers, 1768-1828, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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referencedIn Daniel Lathrop Coit and Samuel Huntington correspondence, 1800-1815. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Papers, 1776-1946. Library of Congress
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Letter to General Alexander Knox, 1793 June 10. Natural History Museum Los Angeles County Foundation, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
creatorOf Walworth family. Walworth family papers, 1774-1884. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Kirtland, Turhand, 1755-1844. Turhand Kirtland papers, 1794-1880, bulk 1794-1844. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Papers 1812-1816 Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Correspondence, 1801-1817. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Atwater, Amzi, 1776-1850. Manuscripts relating to the early history of the Connecticut Western Reserve, 1795-1869. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Clark, James. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Atwater, Amzi, 1776-1850. Manuscripts relating to the early history of the Connecticut Western Reserve, 1795-1869 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Hunt, Jesse. Letter, 1814 May 5. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Hine, Homer H., 1776-1856. Papers, 1796-1857. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Kirker, Thomas, 1760-1837. Papers, 1805-1812, 1826. Library of Congress
creatorOf Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. Papers, 1731-1908. Library of Congress
creatorOf Samuel Huntington papers, Huntington, Samuel papers, 1768-1828 William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Letter and document, 18--?-1811. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Samuel Huntington correspondence, 1801-1817 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. Papers of Thomas Worthington, 1795-1827. Library of Congress
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Letters of Samuel Huntington, 1788-1801. Library of Congress
creatorOf Vance, Joseph, d. 1824. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Samuel Huntington papers, 1768-1828. William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Walworth family. Walworth family papers, 1774-1884 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Wadsworth, Elijah, 1747-1817. Elijah Wadsworth family papers, 1792-1868 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Belt, Levin. Papers, 1810. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Wadsworth, Elijah, 1747-1817. Family papers, 1792-1868. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Huntington Family File, 1737-1898 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1825. Papers of Return Jonathan Meigs, 1801-1818. Library of Congress
creatorOf Huntington, Hannah, 1770-1818. Letters, 1791-1811 / Hannah Huntington. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Samuel Huntington papers, 1777-1814. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Rice, Charles Elmer. Papers 1735-1924. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. Papers, 1801-1818, 1826-1830, 1907-1945. Library of Congress
referencedIn Huntington collection, 1780-[185-]. Lake County Historical Society
creatorOf Kirtland, Turhand, 1755-1844. Turhand Kirtland papers, 1794-1880, bulk 1794-1844 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
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Birth 1765-10-04

Death 1817-06-08

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