In memory of Williams Huntley, my Paternal 5th Great-Grandfather on the HOLLENBECK branch.


  • John Huntley, immigrant of Boston & Roxbury, Massachusetts and Lyme, Connecticut, 1647-1977, and some of his descendants, by Virgil W. Huntley, 1978, p.160-161. [Link​]

  • Your Ancestors, a national magazine of genealogy and family history, by Harry Ferris Johnston, Vol. 5 p. 594.

  • 1790 U.S. Federal Census Hillsdale, Columbia, New York.

  • 1800 U.S. Federal Census Hillsdale, Columbia, New York.

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Williams Huntley

Honorable Soldier of the American Revolution

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1755/6 Feb 15

Lyme, New London, Connecticut



Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess, New York




1842 Feb 2 or 3

Marathon, Cortland, New York



Williams was born in Lyme, Connecticut, on February 15, 1755, the son of John Huntley and Lois Beckwith. He married a woman by the name of Hannah (1761-1827), "probably in Charlotte Pct., Dutchess county, New York".

Williams served in the American Revolution in Col. Peter Van Ness' 9th New York Regiment of the Militia from Albany, New York, and in the Commissary Dept. in 1781. He was counted on the census of 1790 and 1800, living in Hillsdale, Columbia county, New York, listed as William Huntley. Between 1800 and 1805, he moved to central New York. He was an early settler of Marathon, Cortland County, New York, where he was a blacksmith and prominent pioneer. He was known as "Deacon Huntley". Williams' land was located about a mile south of the village of Marathon. He bought the land in Cortland County from Ezekiel and Katherine Scott of Avon, Ontario County, New York, on March 20, 1811 [Cortland Co., N.Y. B:486]. He later deeded land to their son, Joseph, in the town of Cincinnatus on June 2, 1815 [Cortland Co., N.Y. U:493]. He died in Marathon, Cortland County, New York, on February 2nd (or 3rd), 1842.


Williams Huntley & Hannah were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Vashti Huntley (1779-1842), married Meacham and lived in PA in 1842.

  2. Joseph Huntley (1782-1847), married Susan Eggleston.

  3. Daniel Huntley (1784-1846), married Catherine Stillwell.

  4. Sabrina Ann Huntley (1786-1859), married Aaron Van Horn.

  5. Sarah Huntley (1788- ), married Gillette.

  6. John Huntley (1790-1837), died unmarried. He was a blacksmith at Marathon, NY.

  7. Silas Huntley (1793-1838), married Lucy Woods.

  8. Rufus Huntley (1796-1867), married Tammy Smith.

  9. Lois Huntley (1798-1837), unmarried.

  10. Joanna Huntley (1800-1889), married Peter Shevalier

  11. Williams Huntley Jr., lived only 4 days, from May 4-8, 1802.

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Williams Huntley:
Huntley Coat of Arms

Huntley Coat of Arms

Williams Huntley biography and genealogy

Williams Huntley biography and genealogy

Williams Huntley condensed biography and genealogy

Williams Huntley condensed biography and genealogy

Williams Huntley in the American Revolution

Williams Huntley in the American Revolution

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