Henry William Huntington Bio
1789 - 1854
Henry William Huntington - the eldest child of the Hon.
Hezekiah Huntington, a distinguished lawyer of Suffield,
Connecticut, and grandson of John and Mehetabel (Steele)
Huntington, of Tolland, was born in Suffield on August 16,
1789. His mother was Susannah, daughter of Elihu and Susannah
(Lyman) Kent, of Suffield. Henry was prepared for college by his
pastor, the Rev Ebenezer Gay. During the first three years of
his college life he wrote his name William Henry Huntington.
He studied law after graduation, and in 1816 was admitted to the
bar in Hartford, but practiced there for only a few months.
He settled in Trinity, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, about twenty-
five miles west of Natchez, where he became a planter.
He married, on April 24, 1817, Helen, daughter of the late William
Dunbar, of Natchez, by whom he had six daughters and four sons.
He died in Trinity on October 12, 1854, in his 66th year.
source: Dexter, Franklin Bowditch,
Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale College : with annals of the college history
New York: H. Holt and Co., 1885-1912