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HUNTINGTON, Benjamin, jurist, born in Norwich, Connecticut, 19 April, 1736; died there, 16 October, 1800. He was graduated at Yale in 1761, practiced law in Norwich, and was a member of the Continental Congress in 1780-'4 and 1787-'8. In 1789-'91 he served in the 1st Congress under the Constitution, and in 1781-'91 and 1791-'3 was state senator. In 1793 he became judge of the Superior Court of the state, which office he held till 1798. From 1784 till 1796 he was mayor of Norwich. Dartmouth gave him the degree of LL. B. in 1782.

 

--His son, Benjamin Huntington, born in 1777; died 3 August, 1850, was a broker of New York City, married the daughter of General Jedediah Huntington.

 

--Their son, Jedediah Vincent Huntington, author, born in New York City, 30 January, 1815; died in Paris, France, 10 March, 1862, was graduated at New York University in 1835, and in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1838. He devoted himself to literature, and was professor of mental philosophy in St. Paul's College, near Flushing, L. I., for three years.

 

He was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1841, and was rector of a church in Middlebury, Vermont. In 1846 he went to Europe, where he remained till 1849, and where he became a Roman Catholic.

 

He edited the "Metropolitan Magazine" in Baltimore from 1853 till 1854, after which he founded the "Leader" in St. Louis, and edited it from 1855 till 1857. He returned to France in 1861.

 

He published "Poems" (New York, 1843); "Lady Alice, or The New Una" (3 vols., New York and London, 1849); "Alban, or the History of a Young Puritan" (1850; 2d ed., 1853); "The Pretty Plate" (1852); "The Forest," a sequel (1853); "America Discovered" (1853); "Blonde and Brunette" (1858); and "Rosemary" (1860). Mr. Huntington translated Franchere's "Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in 1811-'14" (1854); and Segur's "Short and Familiar Answers to Objections against Religion" (1854).

 

--Another son, Daniel Huntington, artist, born in New York, 14 October, 1816, studied at Hamilton college, and while there made the acquaintance of Charles L. Elliott, from whom he imbibed a love of art. In 1835 he studied with Samuel F. B. Morse, who was then president of the National academy of design, and produced "The Bar Room Politician" and "A Toper Asleep."

 

In 1836 he spent several months in the highlands of the Hudson, and painted views near Verplanck's, the Dunderberg mountain, and Nondour creek at twilight and sunset. He went to Europe in 1839, and resided for a time in Rome. On his return to New York he painted portraits, and began to illustrate "Pilgrim's Progress," but his eyesight failed and he returned to Europe in 1844. In 1846 he again returned to New York and devoted himself chiefly to portraits, although he has executed a great number of genre and historical pieces.

 

He became an associate of the National Academy in 1839, an academician in 1840, and its president in 1862, held that office until 1869, and being re-elected in 1877.

 

His works include "The Florentine Girl" and "Early Christian Prisoners" (1839); "The Shepherd Boy of the Campagna" (1840): "The Roman Penitents" (1844); "Christiana and her Children," "Queen Mary signing the Death Warrant of Lady Jane Grey," "Lady Jane Grey and Feckenham in the Tower" (1850); "Chocorua" (1860); "Republican Court" (1861); "Sowing the Word " (1869); "St. Jerome," "Juliet on the Balcony" (1870); "The Narrows, Lake George" (1871); "Titian," "Clement VII and Charles V at Bologna," "Philosophy and Christian Art" (1878); and "Goldsmith's Daughter" (1884).

 

Among his portraits are those of President Lincoln in the Union League Club, New York city; Chancellor Ferris, of New York University; Sir Charles Eastlake, and the Earl of Carlisle, owned by the New York Historical Society; President Van Buren, in the State Library at Albany; James Lenox, in Lenox Library; Louis Agassiz (1856-'7); William Cullen Bryant (1866); John A. Dix (1880); and John Sherman (1881).

 

 

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HUNTINGTON, Benjamin, jurist, born in Norwich, Connecticut, 19 April, 1736; died there, 16 October, 1800. He was graduated at Yale in 1761, practised law in Norwich, and was a member of the Continental congress in 1780-'4 and 1787-'8. In 1789-'91 he served in the 1st congress under the constitution, and in 1781-'91 and 1791-'3 was state senator. In 1793 he became judge of the superior court of the state, which office he held till 1798. From 1784 till 1796 he was mayor of Norwich. Dartmouth gave him the degree of LL. B. in 1782.--His son, Benjamin, born in 1777; died 3 August, 1850, was a broker of New York city, married the daughter of General Jedediah Huntington.--Their son, aedediah Vincent, author, born in New York city, 90 January, 1815; died in Pan, France, 10 March, 1862, was graduated at New York university in 1835, and in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1838. He devoted himself to literature, and was professor of mental philosophy in St. Paul's college, near Flushing, L. I., for three years. He was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal church in 1841, and was rector of a church in Middlebury, Vermont In 1846 he went to Europe, where he remained till 1849, and where he became a Roman Catholic. He edited the "Metropolitan Magazine" in Baltimore from 1853 till 1854, after which he founded the "Leader" in St. Louis, and edited it from 1855 till 1857. He returned to France in 1861. He published "Poems" (New York, 1843); "Lady Alice, or The New Una" (3 vols., New York and London, 1849); "Alban, or the History of a Young Puritan" (1850; 2d ed., 1853); "The Pretty Plate" (1852); "The Forest," a sequel (1853); "America Discovered" (1853); "Blonde and Brunette" (1858); and "Rosemary" (1860). Mr. Huntington translated Franchere's "Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in 1811-'14" (1854); and Segur's "Short and Familiar Answers to Objections against Religion" (1854).--Another son, Daniel, artist, born in New York, 14 October, 1816, studied at Hamilton college, and while there made the acquaintance of Charles L. Elliott, from whom he imbibed a love of art. In 1835 he studied with Samuel F. B. Morse, who was then president of the National academy of design, and produced "The Bar Room Politician" and "A Toper Asleep." In 1836 he spent several months in the highlands of the Hudson, and painted views near Verplanck's, the Dunderberg mountain, and Nondour creek at twilight and sunset. He went to Europe in 1839, and resided for a time in Rome. On his return to New York he painted portraits, and began to illustrate "Pilgrim's Progress," but his eyesight failed and he returned to Europe in 1844. In 1846 he again returned to New York and devoted himself chiefly to portraits, although he has executed a great number of genre and historical pieces. He became an associate of the National academy in 1839, an academician in 1840, and its president in 1862, hold that office until 1869, and being re-elected in 1877 His works include "The Florentine Girl" and "Early Christian Prisoners" (1839); "The Shepherd Boy of the Campagna" (1840): "The Roman Penitents" (1844); "Christiana and her Children," "Queen Mary signing the Death Warrant of Lady Jane Grey," "Lady Jane Grey and Feckenham in the Tower" (1850); "Chocorua " (1860); "Republican Court" (1861); "Sowing the Word " (1869); "St. Jerome," "Juliet on the Balcony" (1870); "The Narrows, Lake George" (1871); "Titian," "Clement VII. and Charles V. at Bologna," "Philosophy and Christian Art" (1878); and "Goldsmith's Daughter" (1884). Among his portraits are those of President Lincoln in the Union League club, New York city; Chancellor Ferris, of New York university; Sir Charles Eastlake, and the Earl of Carlisle, owned by the New York historical society; President Van Buren, in the State library at Albany; James Lenox, in Lenox library; Louis Agassiz (1856-'7); William Cullen Bryant (1866); John A. Dix (1880); and John Sherman (1881).

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