- HUNTINGTON, Ebenezer, representative, was born in Norwich, Conn., Dec. 26, 1754; son of Gen. Jabez and Hannah (Williams) Huntington; grandson of Joshua and Hannah (Perkins) Huntington; great grandson of Deacon Simon and Lydia (Gager) Huntington, and of Jabez and Hannah (Lathrop) Perkins; great2 grandson of Deacon Simon and Sarah (Clark) Huntington, and great3 grandson of Simon and Margaret (Baret) Huntington. He was a student at Yale, but left college to serve in the American army, first as a lieutenant in Col. Samuel Wyllis's regiment. He received the degree of A.B. from Yale and from Harvard in 1775, and that of A.M. from both colleges in 1785. In 1776 he was promoted to the rank of captain, and was brigade [p.446] major under General Parsons, subsequently serving as deputy adjutant-general and deputy-pay-master to the troops under General Heath on the Hudson. In 1777-78 he was major of Col. Samuel B. Webb's regiment, being stationed in Rhode Island in 1778. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel, joined the main army, and commanded a battalion of light troops at Yorktown, and was then made volunteer aide to General Lincoln, continuing with that commander to the time of the surrender Of Cornwallis. He was made major-general of the state militia in 1792, and in 1799, when war was threatened with France, General Washington named him as brigadier-general in the U.S. Army of Defence. He was a representative from Connecticut in the 11th and 15th congresses, 1809-11 and 1817-19. He died in Norwich, Conn., Juue 17, 1834.