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 14 years.

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.

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