Collis Potter Huntington was born in Harwinton, Connecticut, in 1821.
CollisHuntington was the adopted father of Clara Elizabeth Prentice, born in Sacramento, in 1860.
CollisHuntington was also the adopted father of renowned hispanist Archer M. Huntington, son of Collis P. Huntington's second wife, by her first husband, who founded a Spanish museum and rare books library The Hispanic Society of America in upper Manhattan, which is still free and open to the public.
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