Friday, November 14, 2014

Doctor Andrew J. Huntoon.

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Doctor Andrew J. Huntoon.

Birth: Feb. 18, 1832, Unity, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
Death: May 27, 1902, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Andrew married Elizabeth ( Lizzie ) P. Foster, daughter of Henry Prentice Foster and Elvira, on 22 Nov 1854.

27 May 1902, obituary published in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: 

Dr. Andrew Jackson Huntoon, a pioneer Kansan, formerly surgeon and captain in the army and who participated in the border troubles of Kansas, died early this morning after several months' illness, at the age of seventy years, at his home at No. 333 Harrison Street.

Dr. Huntoon was the father of a family of four children. Only one child is living, Mrs. Julia Pounds, wife of Thos. E. Pounds, a mine owner of Joplin Mo. He has a brother living, Col. George Huntoon of No. 219 Huntoon street. Charles Foster was a brother-in-law. Dr. Huntoon's wife, and Mrs. Foster were brother and sister.

Dr. Huntoon was one of twins, the twins being a boy and a girl. They were born on the 29th of February, 1832, leap year, therefore having a birthday only once every four years

Burial: Topeka Cemetery Topeka Shawnee County Kansas.

Author.  Before coming to Topeka, he settled in Williamsport Township, Shawnee County, in 1856.
Williamsport township got its name from the town where it was organized Williamsport Pennsylvania.

Wakarusa, Kansas, was laid out two years later ( 1858 ), there were twenty-five organizers who were to come and make improvements but only three came Dr. Andrew J. Huntoon was one.

During the Kansas troubles he enlisted in the Second Kansas State Militia, Captain, Co. B.

The first record I found of him in Topeka was 1871, his Doctors office was at the N. W. corner of Fourth and Harrison.  He had another business which was Livery Sale & Boarding Stables, on the corner of Jackson and Seventh street.He would keep both businesses through out his life.

He was County Treasure, was President of  Topeka Building Association and one time Secretary of the St. Ananias Club.  Ne was a Civil War Veteran.

Kansas Fifth Cavalry, Co. A.

Andrew J. Huntoon, Private, Residence Williamsport, Enlisted July 25, 1861, Mustered in same.  Promoted Assistant Surgeon.

Kansas Fifth Cavalry, Field & Staff.

Andrew J. Huntoon, Surgeon, Residence Topeka, Mustered in January 5, 1862.  Discharged March 20, 1862, Helena Arkansas.

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