Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Semi-Weekly  Republican
Friday November 29, 1895
Page 4 column 2
          Henry Huntington, a pioneer of Shelby county, and one of the oldest residents of Sugar Creek township, died at his home Tuesday, November 26th, of paralysis, aged 79 years, 2 months and 26 days.  He was born in Connecticut August 26th 1816.  When he was yet a child, his parents emigrated to Lebanon, Ohio.  About one year later they came to this State and located at Connersville, but in the year of 1821 they removed to this county and settled in the wilds of Sugar Creek township.  He continued at the home until the time of his marriage, which occurred April 5, 1850, when  Sarah A. Edwards  became his wife.  Two years later after their marriage they located upon the farm on which they lived until the 26th of October, 1895, Mrs. Huntington having died on that date.  They were the parents of eleven children, six sons and five daughters, eight of whom survive him, five sons and three daughters.  In politics Mr. Huntington was a Democrat.  He has held the office of trustee in Sugar Creek township for thirteen years.  He was an honest, upright man, and he and his wife were among the worthy and esteemed citizens of Shelby county.  Funeral services will be held at his late residence at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 28, Rev. Guthrie officiating.  Interment in the Center cemetery.  Funeral in charge of Cummins & Edwards.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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