Seth Houghton

M, #91, b. 13 March 1757, d. 4 May 1815

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BirthMar 13, 1757Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Uran, p. 155, MLM, p. 37: of Ashby, MA;p. 21, Braintree, MA
Marriage BannMay 18, 1781Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Asby
MarriageJun 12, 1781Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Ashby VR & E. Cole: 12 Jun 1781, Ashby; married by Rev. Sam'l Whitman;Great granddaughter Lydia May Houghton gave Oct. 4, 1781 in DAR application.
1790 Census1790Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, 6 Total: 1 male 16+, 3 males under 16, 2 females; next door to father Elijah
1800 Census1800Baltimore, Windsor Co., VT, USA, 12 Total; 32101-31001; 3 male 1-9, 2 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45+; 3 female 1-9, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 45+
1810 Census1810Baltimore, Windsor Co., VT, USA, 9 Total; 21101-02101; 2 male <10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45+//2 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25,1 female 45+
DeathMay 4, 1815Baltimore, Windsor Co., VT, USA, "age 69"; Pollard: 4 May 1813; DAR: 1815 NSDAR; Thompson, Uran: 4 May 1815; MLM: May 5, 1815; [Baltimore was a village near North Springfield.]; Uran: He dropped dead while he was working at his cobbling bench in his 59th year.
BurialBaltimore Cemetery, Baltimore, Windsor Co., VT, USA, A plain slate slab

Family: Sarah Cole Wheeler b. 24 Oct 1765, d. 25 Jul 1833

Seth Houghton and Sarah Cole Wheeler declared their intentions of marriage on May 18, 1781 Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA; MLM: Asby. Seth Houghton married Sarah Cole Wheeler in Jun 12, 1781 at Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Ashby VR & E. Cole: 12 Jun 1781, Ashby; married by Rev. Sam'l Whitman;Great granddaughter Lydia May Houghton gave Oct. 4, 1781 in DAR application.
Father*Elijah Houghton b. 14 Feb 1730, d. 16 Feb 1822
Mother*Mary Andrews b. 1 Oct 1734, d. 21 Sep 1800

Sarah Cole Wheeler

F, #92, b. 24 October 1765, d. 25 July 1833

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BirthOct 24, 1765Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Houghton: Plainfield CT, 24 Oct 1765; Uran (quoting letter from Elbert C. Cole, of Williamstown, MA): Plainfield CT ; E. Cole & Pollard: 24 Oct 1760
Marriage BannMay 18, 1781Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Asby
MarriageJun 12, 1781Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Ashby VR & E. Cole: 12 Jun 1781, Ashby; married by Rev. Sam'l Whitman;Great granddaughter Lydia May Houghton gave Oct. 4, 1781 in DAR application.
DeathJul 25, 1833Jay, Essex, NY, USA
BurialJay Cemetery, Jay, Essex, NY, USA

Family: Seth Houghton b. 13 Mar 1757, d. 4 May 1815

Sarah Cole Wheeler and Seth Houghton declared their intentions of marriage on May 18, 1781 Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA; MLM: Asby. Sarah Cole Wheeler married Seth Houghton, son of Elijah Houghton and Mary Andrews, in Jun 12, 1781 at Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Ashby VR & E. Cole: 12 Jun 1781, Ashby; married by Rev. Sam'l Whitman;Great granddaughter Lydia May Houghton gave Oct. 4, 1781 in DAR application.

Elijah Houghton

M, #93, b. 14 February 1730, d. 16 February 1822

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BirthJun 16, 1728Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Date doubtful [prob. Elijah Houghton of Lancaster's bd]: Vose: Braintree; DAR Index gives bp as Boston, MA, 1729; Dar, Vol. 143, 58: Boston, 1729; Uran: 1732, Church record, 1710 [error, given parent's md in 1722]; DAR Pat. Index, 6-16-1728, MA;FWH, JWH, MLM, Milton town clerk in 1855: 1732
Marriage BannAug 21, 1756Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA
Marriage BannAug 25, 1756Milton, MA, USA
MarriageSep 9, 1756Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA
1790 Census1790Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, 1 male 16+ and 1 female
1800 Census1800Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, 00001-0001: 1 male 45+; 1 female 45+
1810 Census1810Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, 1 male 45+
DeathFeb 16, 1822Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, FWH, JWH, MLM, 1823; DAR Patriot: 2-17-1822, MA; Dar Lineage: 1822;
BurialVillage Cemetery, Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
DuplicatePossible duplicate; born in MA, age 51 in 1773

Family: Mary Andrews b. 1 Oct 1734, d. 21 Sep 1800

Elijah Houghton and Mary Andrews declared their intentions of marriage on Aug 21, 1756 Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA. Elijah Houghton and Mary Andrews declared their intentions of marriage on Aug 25, 1756 Milton, MA, USA. Elijah Houghton married Mary Andrews in Sep 9, 1756 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA.
Father*Ebenezer Houghton b. 25 Aug 1695, d. 24 Jan 1783
Mother*Sarah Evans b. 4 Jun 1700, d. 3 Sep 1775

Mary Andrews

F, #94, b. 1 October 1734, d. 21 September 1800

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BirthOct 1, 1734Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA
Marriage BannAug 21, 1756Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA
Marriage BannAug 25, 1756Milton, MA, USA
MarriageSep 9, 1756Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA
DeathSep 21, 1800Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, not in VR

Family: Elijah Houghton b. 14 Feb 1730, d. 16 Feb 1822

Mary Andrews and Elijah Houghton declared their intentions of marriage on Aug 21, 1756 Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA. Mary Andrews and Elijah Houghton declared their intentions of marriage on Aug 25, 1756 Milton, MA, USA. Mary Andrews married Elijah Houghton, son of Ebenezer Houghton and Sarah Evans, in Sep 9, 1756 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA.

Ebenezer Houghton

M, #96, b. 25 August 1695, d. 24 January 1783

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BirthAug 25, 1695Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs: 1693 only; FWH,Teele, MLM: Aug. 25, 1695; JWH: 8,25,1695, Lancaster; Vose: bp in Milton, Oct., 1697; Jason Houghton: Aug. 25, 1695 & 1696; Edna Houghton: 8.25.1695 (Oct. 25, 1695)
MarriageSep 27, 1722Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, marriage by Mr. Peter Thacher at Milton; Teele, MLM: Sept. 17, 1722
DeathJan 24, 1783Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Milton VR: 86 years; JWH, FWH: 87 y; Jason Houghton: Jan. 24, 1783, age 87 y. 5 m.

Family: Sarah Evans b. 4 Jun 1700, d. 3 Sep 1775

Ebenezer Houghton married Sarah Evans in Sep 27, 1722 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, marriage by Mr. Peter Thacher at Milton; Teele, MLM: Sept. 17, 1722.
Father*Joseph Houghton b. 1 Jul 1657, d. 22 Mar 1736/37
Mother*Jane Vose b. 21 Nov 1668, d. 2 Oct 1707

Sarah Evans

F, #97, b. 4 June 1700, d. 3 September 1775

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BirthJun 4, 1700Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, Uran: 4 Jun 1709; Teele gives age 75 in 1775
MarriageSep 27, 1722Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, marriage by Mr. Peter Thacher at Milton; Teele, MLM: Sept. 17, 1722
DeathSep 3, 1775Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, NEHGR: a. 75

Family: Ebenezer Houghton b. 25 Aug 1695, d. 24 Jan 1783

Sarah Evans married Ebenezer Houghton, son of Joseph Houghton and Jane Vose, in Sep 27, 1722 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, marriage by Mr. Peter Thacher at Milton; Teele, MLM: Sept. 17, 1722.

Joseph Houghton

M, #98, b. 1 July 1657, d. 22 March 1736/37

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BirthJul 1, 1657Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH, MLM: 5, 1, 1657; Savage, FWH, MLM: 6 Jul 1657; Lancaster VRs: 1=5m 1657; AF: 1 May 1657 Charlestown, MA; NEGHR: May 1, 1657
MarriageOct 31, 1693Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 1/wf, 31 Oct 1693, Milton/Lancaster
MarriageDec 8, 1708Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA
DeathMar 22, 1736/37Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, JWH: 3, 22, 1737

Family 1: Jane Vose b. 21 Nov 1668, d. 2 Oct 1707

Joseph Houghton married Jane Vose in Oct 31, 1693 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 1/wf, 31 Oct 1693, Milton/Lancaster.

Family 2: Margaret Reding d. Apr 1737

Joseph Houghton married Margaret Reding in Dec 8, 1708 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA.
Father*Ralph Houghton b. 1623/24, d. 15 Apr 1705
Mother*Jane (?) b. c 1626, d. 10 Jan 1700/1

Jane Vose

F, #99, b. 21 November 1668, d. 2 October 1707

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BirthNov 21, 1668Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Milton: Jan.
MarriageOct 31, 1693Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 1/wf, 31 Oct 1693, Milton/Lancaster
DeathOct 2, 1707Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA

Family: Joseph Houghton b. 1 Jul 1657, d. 22 Mar 1736/37

Jane Vose married Joseph Houghton, son of Ralph Houghton and Jane (?), in Oct 31, 1693 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 1/wf, 31 Oct 1693, Milton/Lancaster.

Ralph Houghton

M, #101, b. 1623/24, d. 15 April 1705

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NotableRalph Houghton (~1624-1705) was the founding ancestor of the Ralph Houghton line of Lancaster, MA. Genetically unrelated to John Houghton of Lancaster MA.
Birth1623/24England, dd calc; Milton VRs: age at death 82 years in 1705; deposed in 1678, he gave his age as 54; LDS: 1 May 1623; Dinsmore Gen.: 82 in 1705; Snow, McClanahan: deposed in 1671/2 at age "about 47 yeares"; Nourse, JWH: in Apr 1671, he gave his age in a deposition as about forty seven; Teele: b. Lancashire, Eng, 1628; NEHGR: age 54 in 1678; Weis: c 1623, England
Marriagecirca 1650Unclear whether the marriage took place in England or Massachusetts; Torrey: ca 1650?, b 1653; Richard Houghton: around 1646-1647; Cope: "The marriage date I have for Ralph Houghton and Jane Stowe is bef 1647 (yours is c 1650). My grandfather wrote "He came to New Eng. about 1647 and lived in Woburn until about 1651 when he moved to Lancaster where he became a 'freeman' in 1656." Further on he added the note "m. in England". "
DeathApr 15, 1705Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, a. 82; at Milton Common per JWH
BurialBurial site is currently unknown , probably in Milton; Marvin: old Burying Ground, Lancaster, MA CJV: not there in 2002 on my visit): NE corner, John and Ralph buried in old yard east of railroad as of 1877
Allan N. Houghton: As to Ralph, if anyone has an idea what town he's buried in, I'd love to hear it. For one thing, Houghtons Pond was in Braintree not Milton, until 1754. What is now the town of Braintree was only the South Parish, formed about 1716 and that is the date of the oldest burials. What is now Quincy was the North Parish, they have no record of any Houghton burials before the 19th century. Milton cemetery records date only to between 1890 and 1927. The Metropolitan District Commision, which has owned the Pond since the 19th century, knows of no burials within that property. In other words, the stone is either a. elsewhere or b. disappeared between c. 1912 and the '20s. (it's not just Ralph, it's his wife children, grandchildren, several generations). There's only a half dozen Houghton graves in Milton Cemetery. Allan searched Milton cemetary in 2002 and 2003, two cemeteries in Quincy, and the 1715 cemetary in Braintree with no luck.
In the same subject, Absolutely no sign of Ralph H, emigrant, wife Jane Stowe and a couple generations of children, either in Milton area or those that remained in Lancaster area (I've been through the Milton and oldest Quincy cemetaries stone by stone, remembering Houghton's Pond was part of Braintree, pre 1760s......what is now Quincy being the town of Braintree that Ralph knew, the present town of Braintree being the second parish, post 1715. The Pond and most land in all directions has been state owned for a century and more...there are no family plots. So where did Dr John H get the reported markings that are in the 1912 genealogy???
Notableis the original emigrant of the Ralph Houghton line of Lancaster MA

Family: Jane (?) b. c 1626, d. 10 Jan 1700/1

Ralph Houghton married Jane (?) in circa 1650; Unclear whether the marriage took place in England or Massachusetts; Torrey: ca 1650?, b 1653; Richard Houghton: around 1646-1647; Cope: "The marriage date I have for Ralph Houghton and Jane Stowe is bef 1647 (yours is c 1650). My grandfather wrote "He came to New Eng. about 1647 and lived in Woburn until about 1651 when he moved to Lancaster where he became a 'freeman' in 1656." Further on he added the note "m. in England". "

John Houghton

M, #102, b. 1624, d. 29 April 1684

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NotableJohn Houghton (~1624-1684) was the founding ancestor of the John Houghton line of Lancaster, MA.
Birth1624England, (JWH, p. 69: F.W. Houghton, 1631; Immigrants: "1635...from Eaton, Bray, Bedfordshire, England: John Houghton 4"; Marvin: Lancaster, England, "a year or two before parents left old country")
Marriagebefore 1650Torrey: b 1650; Dedham/Lancaster; MLM: Beatrix Joselyn; IGI, Peterson, Anderson: a Johes Haughton married Betericiax Walker, m. 24 Feb. 1647, Elland, Yorkshire, England (Yorkshire parish records)
DeathApr 29, 1684Lancaster, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
BurialOld Burial Field Cemetery (Old Settler's Burial Yard), Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, p. 401:"John Houghton deceased April 29 day 1684"; p. 399: "The oldest date now [1890] to be found is that over the grave of the first John Houghton -- 1684."; Whitcomb: Old Burial Field; Cutter [CJV, error]: Old Granary Burying ground, Boston Common; Gravestone: April 29, 1684, aged 60; Keizer, 1898: "The oldest date (1684) now to be found is that over the grave of the first John Houghton of Lancaster." ; Marvin: as of 1879, John and Ralph Houghton; p. 740, The oldest inscribed stone in the first burying yard, bears his name ; Worcester Co. Hx: "oldest date legible is that upon a stone marking the grave of the first John Houghton - April 29, 1684."

CJV visit, 2002: personally photographed tombstones of "John Hovhton Decaesed 1684" and Memorial of son John; Louella Houghton Pringle has similar picture in 1938. It is clear that this is not the original stone given that Nourse, Marvin, and Arthur W. Clark (all pre 1950) all saw a headstone that read "John Houghton deceased April 29 day 1684", which is clearly not on the present headstone.
NotableCJV: In 1913, John Houghton Memorial in Old Settlers Burial Field was erected by L. T. Houghton. Probably Lewis T. Houghton: "In Memory of JOHN HOUGHTON Born Dec. 24, 1624 Died Apr. 28, 1684. One of the founders of Lancaster. JOHN HOUGHTON his son One of the three men who purchased the land per the deed on other side Of this memorial tablet Erected 1913 by L. T. HOUGHTON A lineal decendant of JOHN."
Notableis the original emigrant of the John Houghton of Lancaster MA line.

Family: Beatrix (?) d. 8 Jan 1720

John Houghton married Beatrix (?) in before 1650 Torrey: b 1650; Dedham/Lancaster; MLM: Beatrix Joselyn; IGI, Peterson, Anderson: a Johes Haughton married Betericiax Walker, m. 24 Feb. 1647, Elland, Yorkshire, England (Yorkshire parish records.)

John Houghton

M, #103, b. before 1660, d. 1709

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NotableJohn Houghton (~1660-1709) was the founding ancestor of the John Houghton line of Stony Brooke, NJ.
Birthbefore 1660England, Primm: bef. 1660; Kunce: Aug. 28, 1655, Stoney Brook, NJ; SAR application: 4-28-1655
MarriageJun 20, 1678?Not in Torrey; The date is from Annie Schaffer's (of Sunbury, PA) DAR application (in Howard Houghton).
Census1684Burlington Co., NJ, USA, John Hooton
Death1709Kunce: Apr. 14, 1720, New Castle, DE or Stoney Brooke, NJ
Notableis the original emigrant of the John Houghton of New Jersey line.

Family: Dyna Phillips b. 18 Sep 1657, d. Oct 1738

John Houghton married Dyna Phillips in Jun 20, 1678? Not in Torrey; The date is from Annie Schaffer's (of Sunbury, PA) DAR application (in Howard Houghton).

Elijah Houghton

M, #104, b. between 1746 and 1750, d. 1830

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Birthbetween 1746 and 1750VA, USA, Per his testimony of June 1826, he stated he was near 80; Carol Houghton: c 1759
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Marriage1782VA, USA
1810 Census1810Culpeper, Culpeper Co., VA, USA, 6 Total; 02101-01001; 2 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45+//1 female 10-15, 1 female 45+
1820 Census1820Culpeper Co., VA, USA
Death1830Culpeper Co., VA, USA
NotableElijah Houghton (1746-1830) was the founding ancestor of the Elijah Houghton line of Virginia.

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Family 2: Sarah Jackson b. 1754, d. b 1820

Elijah Houghton married Sarah Jackson in 1782 at VA, USA.
Father*Joseph Houton b. b 1726

Merle Elwood Wade

M, #116, b. 29 November 1891, d. 19 November 1970

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BirthNov 29, 1891Osceola, Clarke Co., IA, USA
MarriageJun 14, 1917Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, USA
DeathNov 19, 1970

Family: Elouise Morgan b. 14 Jun 1896, d. 1976

Merle Elwood Wade married Elouise Morgan, daughter of James Hamilton Morgan and Lydia May Houghton, in Jun 14, 1917 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, USA.