Served as a commissary of brigade in the Revolutionary War. Clerk of probate court (1786-89); probate judge (1790-1816). Also interested in paper manufacturing.
Son of Jabez and Elizabeth (Backus) Huntington of Norwich, Connecticut. A distant cousin of Samuel Huntington, president of the Continental Congress. Married Lucy Coit in 1766; two children. Married Hannah Phelps in 1777; two children.