Alfred Huntington of St. Albans, Vermont.

Alfred Henry Huntington was born in Addison, Vermont on April 25th, 1805. He was the son of Dea. Jonathan Huntington. It is reported that he trained as an apprentice to Curtis and Dunning of Burlington for a 4 year indenture beginning in 1821 at the age of 16. In 1825, Alfred moved to St. Albans and worked as a journeyman, watch repairer and jeweler for Hiram Eaton. It appears Eaton owned and operated a retail shop. In October of 1834, Huntington begins to advertise on his own. His shop was located one door north of J.R. Danforth’s hotel. He advertised that he could repair clocks and watches, as well as jewelry and most other articles of this nature. In 1842, he took on a Mr. Ames as a partner. This relationship lasted only two years. In 1847 Huntington hired Charles Wyman as a journeyman. Wyman had considerable watchmaking experience. With in two years they became partners in Huntington & Wyman. This business last seven years or until Huntington retired in 1856 A. H. Huntington died in February 16th, 1872.