Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Moses Newhall Huntington of Amesbury MA

Moses Newell Huntington was born December 20, 1834. He was a collector of curiosities from all over the world. He presented his collection to the Amesbury Public Library, together with several thousand dollars. He was a much respected citizen of his native town, where he died December 23, 1907.  
From A Genealogical Memoir of the Huntington Family in this Country: Embracing All the Known Descendants of Simon and Margaret Huntington, who Have Retained the Family Name 
Library Journal, Volume 29 by Charles Ammi Cutter has Moses donating 500.00 Card catalog case periodical cases pictures and reference books valued at $500 from Moses N Huntington as a memorial to his sister Ruth A Huntington.  
Public Documents of Massachusetts: Being the Annual Reports of Various Public Officers and Institutions ..., Volume 12 The will of the late Moses Newell Huntington also a former trustee leaves to the library about 70 books a collection of engravings and his large collection of minerals relics etc and money enough to provide cases for their safe keeping.
Legendary Locals of Amesbury by Margie Walker "His estate donated $15,459.45 to the Amesbury Public Library." see page 19 and there is a wonderful picture of Moses as well. Moses was a shoemaker and worked from his home.
According to death records died of heart disease. Moses never married.

Moses father was John Huntington*, born September 7, 1797, in Amesbury, Mass.; married, in 1821, Hannah Jones, who died, and he married, second, in 1850, Abigail C. Vining, who died January 5, 1899. He was a thriving farmer in his native town, occupying a portion of the original homestead, where he died October 27, 1888.

Huntington House Amesbury Massachusetts

Moses Huntington, born May 25, 1768: married Hannah Page, and lived in Amesbury, Mass., where he died Jan. 15, 1854.
1. Enoch, born Dec. 27, 1794.
2. *John, born Sept. 7, 1797.
3.Ruth, born Sept. 9, 1799, died in 1800.
4. Jacob, born Jan. 16, 1801.
5. Phillip, born May 22, 1803.
6. Daniel, born Mar. 17, 1806.
7. Moses, born May 6, 1809.
8. Lydia Jones, born May 14, 1812.
9. Ephraim Morrel, born July 16, 1816.

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