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In memory of Joseph Huntley, my Paternal 7th 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.79-82. 

  • Four generations of the descendants of John and Dorcus Pearson of Rowley, Massachusetts in 1643, by Pramberg, Noreen C. (Noreen Cook). [Link]

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Genealogy is my hobby and the information provided here is a work in progress. I have loads of information to add and new finds are continually being discovered. If you have any corrections, additions, or comments to contribute, please use the comment box below. Visit the Latest Updates page to see when this Ancestor Profile page is updated. 

Joseph Huntley

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1707/8 Jan 27

Lyme, New London, Connecticut


1729 Jan 7

New London, Connecticut



1758 June 13

Lyme, New London, Connecticut


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Joseph Huntley was born in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, on January 27, 1707/8. He married on January 7, 1729, in the same county to Ruth Williams (1712-1739), daughter of Thomas Williams and Sarah Rogers. They lived in New London, on their land of 48.75 acres on the "west side of Fergoes". Their firstborn son, John Huntley, was born about 1729 and three more daughters followed before Ruth died in 1739 at the age of about 27 years. Joseph married second to Eunice Welch of Preston, Connecticut, on October 24, 1741. She was a daughter of John Welch and Susanna Emmons. Joseph had seven more children with Eunice.
On October 6, 1742, Joseph sold his land in New London to his brother, Samuel Huntley. He then "returned to Lyme where he had land by gift from his father and by purchase from Samuel on 4 Mile River adjacent to his brothers Benjamin and John."
Joseph died in Lyme on June 13, 1758. 


Joseph Huntley & Ruth Williams were the parents of my ancestor,

Children by Ruth:

  • John Huntley, b. abt. 1729

  • Mary/Marcy Huntley, b. abt. 1731

  • Lucy Huntley, b. abt. 1733, married Rufus Chapman.

  • Elizabeth Huntley, b. abt. 1735, married Ebenezer Chapman.​

Children by Eunice:​

  • Susannah Huntley, b. Dec. 18, 1742, married Stephen Ransom.

  • Hannah Huntley, b. Feb. 23, 1744/5, married Lemuel Beckwith.

  • Joseph Huntley, b. Jan 13, 1746/7

  • Eunice Huntley, b. Feb. 14, 1749/50

  • Martha Huntley, b. Mar. 10, 1752, married Ichabod Youngs.

  • Abigail Huntley, b. Dec. 8, 1753, married Stephen Ray.

  • David Huntley, b. May 8, 1756

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