Huntington, George L.

Born: 1811-08-26 Northampton, Massachusetts

Died: 1873-05-26 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1840-1873 Springfield, Illinois

Huntington settled in Springfield, Illinois, in 1840. First engaged in a dry-goods store, he later became a lumber dealer. He married Hannah L. Forbes, and together they had nine children. Huntington served as a city alderman in 1856 and 1858 and was mayor from 1861 to 1862. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.

History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 566-67, 676; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 28 May 1873, 4:2.