Friday, October 3, 2014

Sarah Alice Huntington of Amesbury Massachusetts

Sarah Alice Huntington was daughter of Daniel Huntington and Sarah Whitridge Huntington. Donated her ancestral home to the Quaker Society of Friends. See 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 
Daniel Huntington son of  Moses Huntington and Hannah Page was born March 1806 married December 17 January 1844 in North Berwick Me Sarah Whitridge daughter of Jedediah and Esther Osborne Estes She was born in North Berwick Me May 29 1809.
Daniel was a farmer and belonged to the Society of Friends. He died in Amesbury Mass January 24 1887 His wife died on August 25 1902 Mr Huntington Purchased in 1845 the homestead of Captain Valentine Baglev the hero of the Captain's Well by John G Whittier The old well is still to be seen on the place The house is now called The Huntington Home and is a home for the New England Friends or Quakers a portion of it being occupied by Miss Sarah Alice only daughter of Daniel She Gives This property at her death to the Quakers Association
See The Huntington Family in America: A Genealogical Memoir of the Known Descendants of Simon Huntington from 1633 to 1915, Including Those who Have Retained the Family Name, and Many Bearing Other Surnames 
Children of Daniel and Sarah: George Franklin born August 24 d February 1846 Sarah Alice born May 29, 1850 d May 3 Daniel Edwin born in March 1852
October 19, 1961 Article

From Chronological Record of the Principal Events that Have Occurred in Amesbury, Massachusetts: From the Organization of the Township of Merrimac in 1638 to 1900 
Wingate's ministry 1785 Two companies of Militia formed Mills Capt Nathaniel White Ferry Capt John Barnard Mr Bell's parsonage built afterwards Capt Valentine Bagley's tavern now Mr Daniel Huntington's homestead Rocky Hill meeting house built by Palmer & Spofford  September 6 1924 Boston Herald

The house was at one time Amesbury Animal hospital.

Report of Board of Care and Relief
The Board of Care and Relief of New England Yearly Meeting soon after its organization in Providence Sixth Month 1904 began considering some central location in the Yearly Meeting with a view to establishing a Boarding Home At its meeting in Eighth Month in Lynn Alice Huntington offered her ancestral home in Amesbury for that use on conditions the Board thought worthy of its careful consideration The property was visited by every member but one and its advantages and disadvantages thoroughly discussed Other localities were still kept in mind but Amesbury has all the time seemed the most central and in many ways more desirable than any other locality brought to the notice of the Board.
In the winter a printed letter was sent to all the Monthly Meetings and to many individuals requesting that it be read in the Monthly Meetings and called to the attention of the membership at large This letter stated the fact that this home had been offered us and solicited contributions great or small to enable the Board to proceed to put the place in order for occupancy should it decide to accept it At a meeting of the Board in Boston in First Month a gift of five hundred dollars was received for this object making seventeen hundred dollars subscribed At a recent meeting in Amesbury the property was again visited and after much deliberation it was the unanimous feeling of the members present that it better be accepted Two others have since expressed in writing their hearty approval of the action Alice Huntington contemplates an addition to the house for her own use and the Board thinks it would be good economy to join her in making the addition and thus secure some conveniences necessary for the comfort of those who may wish to avail themselves of such a home Plans are being prepared and cost estimated

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! Such an interesting piece of Friends history. Such a shame the home had to be demolished. But that's what they did in the sixties, isn't it?