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Jabez Williams Huntington was born 8 November 1788 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States to Zachariah Huntington (1764-1850) and Hannah Mumford (1767-1823) and died 1 November 1847 Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States of unspecified causes. He married Sally Ann Huntington (1811-1861) 22 May 1833 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States.

The Huntington family in America says:

[1.3.3.4.1.8.]2. Jabez Williams, born November 8, 1788, graduated at Yale, 1806, and read law at the celebrated Litchfield Law School, under those famous teachers, Judges Reeves and Gould, with the latter of whom he was himself subsequently associated in the instruction of the school. He commenced the practice of his profession in Litchfield, where he continued about thirty years.
He represented Litchfield in the state legislature in 1829; and during his residence in Litchfield he won for himself the confidence and esteem of the community, and the reputation of a sound and able lawyer. He was elected a representative to congress in 1829, and continued in that branch of congress until 1834.
He married, May 22, 1833, Sally Ann (1.3.3.4.1.2.1.9.) see page 478, and returned to his native town, which he made his permanent home during the interim of his public duties at Washington.
He was appointed judge of the superior court in 1834, and also of the supreme court of errors. On the death of the Hon. Thaddeus Betts, a senator in the United States Congress, from Connecticut, in 1840, Judge Huntington was appointed for the remainder of the unexpired term; and at the close of it, in 1845, he was elected for another term ; from which high trust he was removed, in the midst of his great labors, by his sudden death which occurred in Norwich, November 1, 1847. There were no children. His widow died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Strong, June 26, 1861.








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