Munson, Calvin, and Sarah Hungerford

Calvin Munson: Pioneer, Shoemaker, Farmer, War of 1812 Veteran
Birth: May 4, 1770, Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: September 2, 1846, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Dunlap Cemetery

Military Service: Calvin Munson served as a private in Captain Jedediah Burnham's Company, from August 24 to November 10, 1812, and from January 1 to February 28, 1813.[1]

Sarah Hungerford Munson: Pioneer, Farmer
Birth: circa 1760, England
Death: February 6, 1844, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio

Calvin Munson and Sarah Hungerford were married on November 27, 1794 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Four children were born to the couple before them settled in Vienna Township, sometime between 1802 and 1810, and another child was born in Vienna. The author of a family history states that the family moved to Vienna "perhaps in 1804."[2]

From History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio: H. Z. Williams & Bros., 1882), Volume 2, p. 456:

Calvin Munson was born near New Haven, Connecticut, in 1769. He came to Vienna township, Trumbull county, in September, 1804, locating on the farm now owned by his son Randil. He married miss Sarah Hungelford [Hungerford]. The fruits of this union were five children—Randil, residing in Vienna township; Rillson, dead; Lucy Scoville, dead; Didamia Reader, residing in Ashtabula county; Susanna Newbern, residing in Iowa. Randil Munson married Miss Lucinda Loveland in 1819. They have four children living—H.B., in Wisconsin; Erpi, residing in Bazetta township; H. N., in Mecca township; Charles, died in the army; and A. C. Mr. Munson has always been a farmer, and has worked on the farm where he now resides, ever since his first settlement in the county. He is the oldest settler (1881) now living in Vienna township.


[1] Adjutant General of Ohio, Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812 (Columbus, Ohio: Press of the Edward T. Miller Co., 1916).
[2] Myron Andrews Munson, The Munson Record, 1637-1887: A Genealogical and Biographical Account of Captain Thomas Munson (A Pioneer of Hartford and New Haven) and His Descendants ... Volume I (New Haven, Conn.: Published for the Munson Association, 1895), pp. 263-264.