"Below are excerpts taken from page 272 of "History of Steuben County, New York, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers," by Prof. W. W. Clayton, published by Lewis, Peck & Co., Philadelphia, 1879.
The subject of this sketch is of English origin, of the 7th generation. His great-grandfather, on his father's side, was Benjamin Hungerford, son of Thomas Hungerford, of Haddam, Conn., who was born in the year 1703 and died in 1792.His grandfather on the same side was Capt. Jacob Hungerford, of Bristol, Conn., who was born July 16, 1748, and died June 23, 1812.The wife of Capt. Hungerford was Mary Newell, who was born Nov 30, 1749, and died Jan 30, 1806.She was a daughter of Rev. Samuel Newell, who was a native of Southington, and was graduated at Yale College in the year 1739.He married Mary, widow of Timothy Root, of Farmington, whose maiden name was Mary Hart.Rev. Samuel Newell was 42 years pastor of the Congregational Church at Bristol, CT.
The father of the subject of this sketch was Lot Hungerford, who was born Dec 8, 1777, and died Jan 9, 1827.His great-grandfather on his mother's side was Stephen Smith, of Goshen, Litchfield Co., Conn., who was born in the year 1710, and died in 1793.His grandfather was Heman Smith, who was born in 1753, and died in Vernon, NY, in September, 1837. Between the years 1795 and 1800 he was three times a representative in the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.His wife, Hannah Benham, was born June 15, 1754, and died in 1802.The mother of the subject of this sketch was Celinda Smith, who was born in 1783 and died in the year 1868."