THE HUNTINGTON-MINOTT FAMILY
Schuyler, NY to Wisconsin
Contributed by BetteJo Hall-Caldwell
The Huntington Minott Family
Ilion Citizen, Friday, March 25, 1904
The Rev. Samuel Perkins Huntington was born May 20, 1811 in Mexico, N.Y. and died
in the city of Baraboo, Wis. Nov 6, 1866. His father Solomon Huntington born in
Windham, Ct. April 7, 1770 married Anna Jones of New Haven, Conn., Oct 19, 1801.
They resided in Mexico, N.Y. His grandfather, Solomon Huntington born Oct. 19, 1737 married
Anna Dennison March 28,1762. she was born 1742 and died Sept. 6, 1807. Of her it is recorded
"she sustained a most estimable character, the emblem of true pretty and love."
The Huntingtons had four ancestors who came over in the "Mayflower," John Howland and Elizabeth.
They, his wife with her father, John and his wife.
Sept. 26, 1836, Rev. Samuel P. Huntington married Sarah Ann Minott, twin sister of
Mary Ann Minott who married Daniel Pruyn of Schuyler, N.Y. They were born in
Minott March 5, 1813. Their parents were Howard [Haywood] and Martha Sabin Minott
who came from Putney, Vt. and settled in Schuyler 1797. We have the Rev. S.P.
Huntington's ministerial record only in part. He perched at Elizabethtown,
Herkimer county, in the forties where their twin daughters were born; they died
when infants at Minott. Mr. Huntingtion had a farm and engaged in the mercantile
business in Oswego county, N.Y., where four children were born, Mrs. Mary Ann
McGilva, Judge Howard J., Mrs. Emogene Huntington Cady and Samuel jr. The
Huntington family went to Baraboo, Wisconsin in 1851 where be continued in the
ministry. We copy from the Huntington book. "The Rev. Samuel P. Huntington has
been for a quarter of a century a minister of the Methodist denomination and is
now president of the Wisconsin Conference."
His first wife, Mrs. Sarah Minott Huntington died April 15, 1854. She was very
gifted and, I am told he often called on her to close the Sunday services which
she acceptably did with exhortation and prayer. Their oldest daughter, Mary Ann,
was the second wife of Seth McGilva of Baraboo, Wis., who was a substantial and
successful farmer all his life and for forty years a member of the official board
of the Methodist Episcopal church. He formerly lived in Minott going to Baraboo,
Wis. 1854, where he died Feb. 22, 1901. Mrs. McGilva died over thirty years ago. Of
their three daughters, Seviah C., Louise and Mrs. Emma McGilva Flora of Two
Harbors, Minn., Mrs. Flora is the only survivor.
Emogene, the youngest daughter of Rev. S.P. and Sarah Minott Huntington married
William Curtis Cady. They have five children, three sons. Howard, a lawyer of
Gree Bay, Wis, married Helen Baker. Earnest and wife, Ida Souttle have two little
boys, live on a farm near Baraboo. Anna, the oldest daughter married Rev.
Francis Stone Sawyer who died less than two years after. They have a daughter
Frances. Alice, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Cady is unmarried.
Samuel jr., the youngest son of Rev. S.P. and Sarah Minott Huntington was born in
Mexico, N.Y. May 29, 1846, married Mary G. Lamphere, they resided in New Bedford,
Bureau county, Ill. He was a soldier in the union army, was never well after, has
been dead some time. He is survived by his wife and son Pardie and daughter Lulle.
Judge Howard J. Huntington, the oldest son of Rev. Samuel P. and Sarah Minott
Huntington was born July 27, 1841 in Oswego county, N.Y. and died of heart
disease in Green Bay, Wis. April 24, 1902. In the early fifties he went with his
people to Baraboo, Wis., entered the army in 1861 and fought all through the war,
being a soldier and officer in the 6th Wisconsin regiment of the famous Iron
Brigade, wounded in the battle of Gettysburg and carried the bullet in his body
the remainder of his life, he was also wounded in the battle of Antietum. At the
close of the war returned to Wisconsin, entered the university of Ann Harbor,
Mich., practiced law a short time in Baraboo and Prairie du, Chien, Wis., where
he held the office of district attorney. In 1873 located at Green Bay, Wis.,
where he was prominent member of the Brown county bar, was city attorney for
Green Bay a number of years. In 1887 he was appointed county judge to fill the
unexpired term of the late M.R. Martin. He held the office four consecutive terms.
He was a member of the Union congregational church and was an energetic worker in
the ranks of the G.A.R. Judge Huntington's first wife was Clara Noyes, she died
1890. In 1897 he married Miss Ella Ryan of Baraboo who survived him, also his
five children, Samuel, Louise, Paul, Laura and Howard jr. who died May, 1903 aged
Mrs. Elizabeth Minott Huntington-Bennett a granddaughter of Haywood and Martha
Sabin Minott was born in Minott Feb. 28, 1835. Her parents were James and Nancy
Sheaf Minott. She was educated at Whitestown and Fort Plain seminaries, was a
school teacher. She was twice married, first to Rev. Samuel P. Huntington of
Baraboo, Wiconsin, second to Rev. Mathew Bennett, a congregational minister of
Kilbourn city, Wisconsin. "She having money in her own right and experience in
settling two estates [being twice a widow] developed remarkable business
qualities. She resides in Baraboo city and keeps posted through the "Citizen" of
what is doing in Herkimer county.
The children of Rev. Samuel P. and Elizabeth Minott Huntington. Four children were
born to them; Nettie, Jessie Josephine, Orie, Elizabeth and Solomon P.
Huntington. Nettie, the oldest, married Homer Lee Ray, and has three
grandchildren, Jessie, Josephine, the second daughter, unmarried. Mrs. Orie
Elizabeth Ramsey, the youngest daughter, finished her education at the University
of Wisconsin, and was a teacher in the high schools. She is an amatuer genealogist
and an active member of the D.A.R. society and greatly interested in Christian
work. She married Wm. H. Ramsey, a druggist of Reesburg, Wis. They have one
daughter, Marguerite Huntington, aged thirteen. They are prominent workers in the
Congregational church. Mr. Ramsey is a large dealer in hops which takes him to
many states. Mr. Ramsey often accompanies him. They took a delightful trip east
in 1903 visiting Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and other cities, and
spent some time in Herkimer county visiting Mrs. Ramsey's Minott relatives. Later
they spent several months in the west, having headquarters in Salem, Oregon. Mr.
Ramsey's daughter by a former marriage is instructor in Latin in a western college, has two sons in school.
Lawyer Sol P. Huntington of Green Bay, Wis. comes of a long line of American ancestry.
His parents, Rev. Samuel P. and Elizabeth Huntington, were natives of New York
state. He was born in Baraboo, Wis., Jan 22, 1866, was graduated from the high
school of that city in 1855. He at once entered the University of Wisconsin.
After his graduation in 1889, he went to Green Bay where he was appointed
register of probate and began the reading of law. At the close of his service in
the probate office he taught school for one year in Mankato, Minn., then he
returned to Baraboo and entered as a law student in the office of Grotophorst &
Buckey. In December of 1891 he took his examination before the Wisconsin State
Board and passed with higher standing than any other member of the class. Being
July admitted to the bar he once more went to Green Bay in January 1892, where he
has continued to practice law and has established an enviable reputation among
members of the local bar for thorough and complete knowledge of law. We quote
from the Green Bay Gazette of November 2, 1903; "A Wise Selection." Its selecting
Attorney Sol P. Huntington to assist the district attorney in conducting the
grand jury investigation into matters connected with city affair Judge Hastings
has shown good judgment and has undoubtedly made the best possible choice. From
his previous experience as city attorney Mr. Huntington is especially well
equipped for an investigation of city affairs and can be depended on to go to the
bottom of things.
He is a member much esteemed by the Masonite fraternity and is conspicuous for
fidelity in the discharge of his fraternal obligations. Among the working Masons,
Mr. Sol. Huntington is one of the "old reliables." He was a brother of the late
Judge Howard J. Huntington with whom he made his home for ten years. Solomon
Perkins Huntington was married June 24,1902, to Carlotta Bridgeman, of Darington, Wisconsin.