Note: n this town." Born, thus, during the first year of the history of his native town, and destined to grow up in its infancy, and spend his manly vigor and mature age in its forming period, he was also designed and used by Providence, as a prominent contributor to the prosperity of its most vital secular interests, and a marked pillar of support to those of religion. His character, molded, mainly, by the very best of all influences, those of a quiet home, in which every day piety hallows everyday toil, and over which a sense of duty rules as the deepest incentive to its labors and its pastimes alike, unfolded early with every element of consistency and strength. In a period of exposure and calling oftenfor extreme adventure, he became resolute and fearless. In an age devoted to the revival of a simple and primitive piety, he became a humble, inflexible Christian; and with the best and amplest means at his disposal, trained himself to the most intelligent and effective discharge of every duty, either to God or the world. He married, for his first wife, May 26, 1681, Sarah, born January, 1663, daughter of deacon Thomas Adgate, by his second wife, Mrs. Mary Bushnell, widow of Richard Bushnell, of Saybrook. She was the mother ofhis first eight children, and died in Norwich, in Feb. 1705-6, aged 42. He married for his second wife, in Oct. 1706, Mrs. Judith (Stevens)Brewster, widow of Jonathan Brewster, a great grandson of the venerable elder Brewster, the spiritual guide and teacher of Mayflower pilgrims. She became the mother of four children. In 1684 the town grant him a parcel of land on a small plain near the mouth of Crane brook. In each of the years 1691, 1705 and 1709, he is on the record as the first townsman. He succeeded Richard Bushnell, as town clerk, which office he transmitted, in due time, to his son Isaac. In 1695 or '96 he was appointed deacon, and in this office served with marked ability to the close of his life. He appears to have been apractical surveyor; and his decision on a dispute regarding land titles,was in those early days an end of all strife. He was, accordingly, on the commission with his uncle Simon, to re-deed the lands whose titles were in dispute. He had become an extensive land holder, as the early records abundantly show. In 1705, July 21, he and his brother Thomas deed to John Elderkin, "all that our one hundred acres of upland and meadows, which we hold in partnership, as it was given to us by our honored father, Christopher Huntington, as by his last will and testament." He died in Norwich, April 24, 1735, and his remains were interred, as his venerable headstone shows, on the brow of the hill in the southeast corner of the up-town burying lot in Norwich. He married second Sarah Adgate May 26, 1681 in Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut. Sarah was born January 1663/1664 in Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Adgate and Mary Marvin. Sarah died February 1706/1707 in Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut, at age 43. He married Judith Stephens October 1706 in Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut. Judith was born circa 1673. He was a Deputy to the General Assembly of Connecticut in 1710, and had the distinction of being the first male child born in Norwich. In Trilogy, reference is made to the four old ladies Huntington: Nancy, Sarah, Emily, and Louise, who lived at Huntington House in Norwich. Though the exact relationship is unclear, the are almost certainly related to these Huntingtons.
Note: !Christopher Huntington, born in Norwich, Nov. 1, 1660, being "the first born of of males i
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