Huntington, Jonathan Sr.

honorific(s): Doctor
Birth: October 7, 1695 in Windham, CT
Death: September 15, 1773 in Windham, CT
Affiliation

Colony of Connecticut

Nationality

Anglo-American

Occupation

Doctor

Residence(s)
  • Windham, CT
Marital status

Married Elizabeth Rockwell in 1734. They had five children, only one of whom (Eunice) survived infancy.

Biography

Dr. Jonathan Huntington was the first practicing physician in Windham, CT. Eleazar Wheelock hired him regularly from 1737 to 1768 to attend to the students at Moor’s Indian Charity School. Even after Wheelock moved to New Hampshire in 1770, Dr. Huntington continued to take care of Ralph Wheelock, Wheelock’s epileptic son. Dr. Huntington’s nephew, Jonathan Huntington, was also a doctor and also took care of students at Moor’s; thus, the two are sometimes referred to as Dr. Jonathan Huntington Jr. and Sr., respectively, to avoid confusion. Dr. Huntington also had a brief political career: he was on the colony council from 1754 until 1758 and he served as a local judge from 1749 until 1757.

Sources

Dartmouth College Library. A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Eleazar Wheelock. Hanover: Dartmouth College Library, 1971. Find a Grave. "Jonathan Huntington." http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46398929 Accessed 5/14. Geni.com. "Jonathan Huntington (1695-1773)." http://www.geni.com/people/Jonathan-Huntington/6000000007273425212 Accessed 5/14. Hamilton College Archives. "Samuel Kirkland Collection." http://elib.hamilton.edu/node/164. Accessed 5/14. Hoefnagel, Dick and Close, Virginia L. Eleazar Wheelock and the Adventurous Founding of Dartmouth College. Hanover: Friends of the Dartmouth Library 2006. Huntington, Elijah Baldwin. A Genealogical Memoir of the Huntington Family in this Country. Stamford: Published by the Author, 1863. Accessed via GoogleBooks. Larned, Ellen Douglas. History of Windham County, Connecticut: 1600-1760. Worchester: Charles Hamilton, 1874. Accessed via GoogleBooks.