Hezekiah Huntington was born 3 October 1728 in Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, to parents David Huntington and Mary Mason. He married Submit Murdock in Windham on 28 November 1754. The Barbour Collection recites his marriage with the prefix of "Maj[or]." At this time, a record of him as a major has not been located. However, during the American Revolution, he was in fact a major (see below). 
The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783 recites "Major Hezekiah Huntington [Windham] prom[oted] from Capt[ain] Oct[ober] 77." (of the Fifth Connecticut Regiment of the Continental Army. Also, he was named as Major Hezekiah Huntington in Colonel Canfield's Militia Regiment at West Point in September of 1781.
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