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Daniel Huntington

October 2, 1774
Later Residences:
Hadley, Massachusetts
Biographical Notes:
Rev. Dan Huntington, son of Captain William and Bethia (Throop) Huntington, was born October 2, 1774. He graduated from Yale College in 1794,
was a tutor in Williams College the following two years, and for the next two years was a tutor at Yale. On January 1, 1801, Dan Huntington and Elizabeth Porter Phelps were married. He accepted the place of assistant minister at Litchfield and was ordained to the work in the ministry in September, 1798. He served as a minister in town from 1798 to 1809. Huntington found it difficult to exist on the salary of a minister, despite the support of Elizabeth’s parents. Their family grew eventually to number 11 children, Charles, Elizabeth, William, Bethia, Edward, John, Theophilus, Theodore, Mary, Catherine, and Frederic Dan. In 1816 he gave up the ministry and moved with his family to his wife's homestead in Hadley, Massachusetts.
"A delightful village on a fruitful hill, richly endowed with schools both professional and scientific, with its venerable governors and judges, with its learned lawyers, and senators both in the national and state departments and with a population both enlightened and respectable, Litchfield was now in its glory".

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Secondary Sources:
Correspondence between the Rev. Stanley Griswold, and the Rev. Dan Huntington

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