Seth Houghton

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

Biography

     Seth Houghton was born on Mar 13, 1757 in Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Uran, p. 155, MLM, p. 37: of Ashby, MA;p. 21, Braintree, MA. He married Sarah Cole Wheeler on 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. Seth Houghton appeared in the census of 1790 of Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA 6 Total: 1 male 16+, 3 males under 16, 2 females; next door to father Elijah. He appeared in the census of 1800 of Baltimore, 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+. He appeared in the census of 1810 of Baltimore, 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+. He died on May 4, 1815 at Baltimore, 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. He was buried at Baltimore Cemetery, Baltimore, Windsor Co., VT, USA, A plain slate slab.

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

He 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 on 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

Biography

     Sarah Cole Wheeler was born on Oct 24, 1765 in Fitchburg, 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. She married Seth Houghton, son of Elijah Houghton and Mary Andrews, on 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. Sarah Cole Wheeler died on Jul 25, 1833 at Jay, Essex, NY, USA. She was buried at Jay Cemetery, Jay, Essex, NY, USA.

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

She 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, on 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

Biography

     Elijah Houghton appeared in the census of 1790 of Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA 1 male 16+ and 1 female. He appeared in the census of 1800 of Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA 00001-0001: 1 male 45+; 1 female 45+. He appeared in the census of 1810 of Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA 1 male 45+. He died on Feb 16, 1822 at Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, FWH, JWH, MLM, 1823; DAR Patriot: 2-17-1822, MA; Dar Lineage: 1822. He was buried at Village Cemetery, Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA. He and Elijah Houghton are possible duplicates Possible 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 on 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
     Elijah Houghton and Elijah Houghton are possible duplicates Possible duplicate; born in MA, age 51 in 1773.

Mary Andrews

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

Biography

     Mary Andrews was born on Oct 1, 1734 in Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA. She married Elijah Houghton, son of Ebenezer Houghton and Sarah Evans, on Sep 9, 1756 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA. Mary Andrews died on Sep 21, 1800 at Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, not in VR.

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

She 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, on Sep 9, 1756 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA.

Ebenezer Houghton

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

Biography

     Ebenezer Houghton was born on Aug 25, 1695 in Lancaster, 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.) He married Sarah Evans on Sep 27, 1722 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, marriage by Mr. Peter Thacher at Milton; Teele, MLM: Sept. 17, 1722. Ebenezer Houghton died on Jan 24, 1783 at Milton, 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

He married Sarah Evans on 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

Biography

     Sarah Evans was born on Jun 4, 1700 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, Uran: 4 Jun 1709; Teele gives age 75 in 1775. She married Ebenezer Houghton, son of Joseph Houghton and Jane Vose, on Sep 27, 1722 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, marriage by Mr. Peter Thacher at Milton; Teele, MLM: Sept. 17, 1722. Sarah Evans died on Sep 3, 1775 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, NEHGR: a. 75.

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

She married Ebenezer Houghton, son of Joseph Houghton and Jane Vose, on 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

Biography

     Joseph Houghton was born on Jul 1, 1657 in Lancaster, 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. He married Jane Vose on Oct 31, 1693 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 1/wf, 31 Oct 1693, Milton/Lancaster. Joseph Houghton married Margaret Reding on Dec 8, 1708 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA. Joseph Houghton died on Mar 22, 1736/37 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, JWH: 3, 22, 1737.

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

He married Jane Vose on 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 on 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

Biography

     Jane Vose was born on Nov 21, 1668 in Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Milton: Jan. She married Joseph Houghton, son of Ralph Houghton and Jane (?), on Oct 31, 1693 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 1/wf, 31 Oct 1693, Milton/Lancaster. Jane Vose died on Oct 2, 1707 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA.

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

She married Joseph Houghton, son of Ralph Houghton and Jane (?), on 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

Biography

     Ralph Houghton was born in 1623/24 in England 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. He 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". " Ralph Houghton died on Apr 15, 1705 at Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, a. 82; at Milton Common per JWH. Burial 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???

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". "

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: Ralph Houghton (~1624-1705) was the founding ancestor of the Ralph Houghton line of Lancaster, MA. Genetically unrelated to John Houghton of Lancaster MA. Notable Houghton: is the original emigrant of the Ralph Houghton line of Lancaster MA.

John Houghton

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

Biography

     John Houghton was born in 1624 in England (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.") He married Beatrix (?) on 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 died on Apr 29, 1684 at Lancaster, Middlesex Co., MA, USA. He was buried at Old 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.

Family: Beatrix (?) d. 8 Jan 1720

John Houghton married Beatrix (?) on 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.)

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: John Houghton (~1624-1684) was the founding ancestor of the John Houghton line of Lancaster, MA. Notable Houghton: is the original emigrant of the John Houghton of Lancaster MA line.

John Houghton

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

Biography

     John Houghton was born before 1660 in England Primm: bef. 1660; Kunce: Aug. 28, 1655, Stoney Brook, NJ; SAR application: 4-28-1655. He married Dyna Phillips on Jun 20, 1678? Not in Torrey; The date is from Annie Schaffer's (of Sunbury, PA) DAR application (in Howard Houghton). John Houghton appeared in the census of 1684 of Burlington Co., NJ, USA John Hooton. He died in 1709 Kunce: Apr. 14, 1720, New Castle, DE or Stoney Brooke, NJ.

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

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

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: John Houghton (~1660-1709) was the founding ancestor of the John Houghton line of Stony Brooke, NJ.

Notable Houghton: is the original emigrant of the John Houghton of New Jersey line.

Elijah Houghton

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

Biography

     Elijah Houghton was born between 1746 and 1750 in VA, USA, Per his testimony of June 1826, he stated he was near 80; Carol Houghton: c 1759. He married an unknown person. He married Sarah Jackson on 1782 at VA, USA. Elijah Houghton appeared in the census of 1810 of Culpeper, 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+. He appeared in the census of 1820 of Culpeper Co., VA, USA. He died in 1830 at Culpeper Co., VA, USA.

Family 1:

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

Elijah Houghton married Sarah Jackson on 1782 at VA, USA.

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: Elijah Houghton (1746-1830) was the founding ancestor of the Elijah Houghton line of Virginia.
Father*Joseph Houton b. b 1726

Merle Elwood Wade

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

Biography

     Merle Elwood Wade was born on Nov 29, 1891 in Osceola, Clarke Co., IA, USA. He married Elouise Morgan, daughter of James Hamilton Morgan and Lydia May Houghton, on Jun 14, 1917 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, USA. Merle Elwood Wade died on Nov 19, 1970.

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