HUNTLEY, Hannah - I19672

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John Huntley received a grant from the British crown for a home lot on July 12, 1666. We find that, after passing out of the Huntley family, the house served as home for some of the wealthiest people in Lyme until it was demolished in 1898. Through generations Huntleys have been prominent in Marlow town affairs, and many of their descendants still live here.

The Huntleys of Lyme, Connecticut, started their trek up the Connecticut River Valley in 1766. The Huntleys were that - they were Huntleys; but also they were the Macks, the Gees, the Tubbs, the Millers and the Lewises. All traced their ancestry to John Huntley, an early settler of Saybrook township, who, with a dozen others had set off that part of Saybrook east of the Connecticut River and called it Lyme. When the children of Aaron Huntley, II, and his wife, Deborah DeWolfe, came to Marlow township they built and settled at Marlow Hill. Aaron and Deborah's oldest child was Hannah, who married Rev. Ebenezer Mack.

Of their nine children four of them came to New Hampshire. Solomon and his wife, Lydia Gates, came to Gilsum [They came to Marlow first and had four children before moving to Gilsum. Solomon was in Marlow in 1772 to sign a petition, and later moved to Tunbridge, Vermont. He served in the Revolutionary War in General Israel Putnam's company. Samuel Mack married Lydia Brainard in Chatham, Connecticut, and they came to Marlow. He was the first person to build a dam across the Connecticut River. They are buried in the West Burying Ground. Hepsibah, a daughter of Rev. Ebenezer and Hannah (Huntley) Mack, married Abisha Tubbs, who came to Marlow shortly after their marriage. Capt. Elisha Mack married Diadama Rathburne, moved to Marlow, but in 1782 removed to Montague, Massachusetts. Aaron, III, and his wife, Mary LeachDeborah Huntly, daughter of Aaron, II, married Solomon Gee and two of their three sons joined the Marlow party. They were Stephen and Solomon Gee; Phebe, another daughter of Aaron, II, married Nichodemus Miller, and with their two daughters, Amy and Eunice, came to Marlow. Jemima, still another daughter of Aaron, II, was the wife of Eber Lewis and they were among the first residents of Marlow. Probably the person whose name appears the most in the annals of Marlow is that of Nathan or his descendants. Nathan was born in Lyme Township, June 2,1726, and died at Marlow Hill, April 31, 1798·. He was married in Lyme, October 6th, 1746, to Luce, a daughter of Quarles and Mary Smith. She was born in 1727 and died March 25, 1802. Nathan enlisted from Marlow, April 21, 1775, and served at the siege of Boston. They are buried at the old West Burying Ground. Their first child, Azubah, died young in Lyme. But Nathan and Luce, with their six sons, moved to Marlow - Rufus, Isaiah, Luman, Nathan, Russell and Elisha. Later Isaiah and his wife, [i]Eunice Church, moved to Dubxury Corners, near Waterbury, Vermont[/i]. Rufus married Esther, daughter of Asa Moore. He was a captain in the Revolutionary War; Luman married Lurena Beckwith and resided at Charlestown; Nathan, Jr., married (1st) Mary Persons, (2nd) Eunice Royce; Russell married Ama Miller, daughter of Nichodemus and Phebe (Huntley) Miller. He was a soldier in Col. Bellows Regiment at Ticonderoga. Elisha married Clarinda Gustin, daughter of John and Lydia (Mack) Gustin. He was a Brig.General of Military, and is the first of the Marlow Huntleys to spell their name with the e. All of these have been traced from John Huntly, Immigrant, through the line of Aaron. Yet, another quirk offers itself in the history of Marlow. Hannah, daughter of Benarjah, ) married first Hezikiah Huntly. Hezikiah was killed at a barn raising. The widow married Jonathan Huntly. From this line was the widow of Curtis Huntly, the last of the Huntleys living on Huntley Mountain.