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In memory of John Huntley (3), my Paternal 6th 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.99-102.
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John Huntley (3)

3rd Connecticut Regt, Continental Army

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1729 (est.)

Lyme, New London, Connecticut


1747 Dec 13

Lyme, New London, Connecticut




Charlotte Pct., Dutchess, NY


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John Huntley was born in Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, about 1729. He married in Lyme on December 13, 1747, to Lois Beckwith, daughter of Mathew Beckwith and Elisheba Raynor. Together they had nine known children, including Williams Huntley, my paternal 5th great-grandfather, who was born in Lyme in 1755. That same year, John served in the French and Indian Wars in Capt. Joshua Abel's Co., 3rd Connecticut Regiment, from Sept. 8 to Dec. 13, 1755, to defend against the French. He also served in Capt. Jonathan Latimer's 5th Co., 3rd Connecticut Regiment from April 3 to Nov. 20, 1758, and is listed on the muster rolls of Capt. Zebulon Butler's 9th Co., 4th Connecticut Regiment, dated at Lyme, Connecticut, May 2, 1759.

John and his family left Lyme, Connecticut, soon after 1761 and removed 94 miles northwest to Charlotte Precinct (now called Washington), Dutchess County, New York, where he is found on the tax lists from February of 1763 to June of 1767.

Virgil Huntley provides a transcript of John's last will and testament in his book "John Huntley, immigrant of Boston & Roxbury, Massachusetts and Lyme, Connecticut, 1647-1977, and some of his descendants", page 99-102.


John Huntley (3) & Lois Beckwith were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Vashti Huntley, born Sept. 13, 1748, died young.

  2. Elisheba Huntley, born Aug. 24, 1751, died 1768 or later.

  3. Williams Huntley, born Feb. 15, 1755/56.

  4. Curtis Huntley, born Sept. 20, 1758.

  5. Vashti Huntley, born Sept. 13, 1760.

  6. Sabra Huntley, born Sept. 1, 1761, married James Knox, a soldier of the Revolution, and died Nov. 4, 1842.

  7. Ruth Huntley, born May 18, 1763, married Elijah Knox, a soldier of the Revolution, and died in July 1847.

  8. Raynor (or Raner) Huntley, born abt. 1765 in Dutchess County, New York.

  9. John Huntley, born Feb. 28, 1767.

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