Rebecca Gates

F, #7201, b. 31 July 1740, d. 15 February 1766

Biography

     Rebecca Gates was born on Jul 31, 1740 in Harvard, Worcester Co., MA, USA. She married Philemon Houghton, son of Benjamin Houghton Jr and Ruth Wheelock, in Feb 23, 1758 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. Rebecca Gates died on Feb 15, 1766 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, childbirth; JWH: 2,15,1756. She was buried at Old Settlers' BF Cemetery/ Old Burying Yard, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, #111, In Memory of Mrs. Rebekah ye Wife of Mr. Philimon Houghton Who died Febr'y ye 15th, A.D. 1766 Aetatis 26
'Now sleeps, God rest her Soul; A vertuous wife Her hapless Husband's only Pride in Life. Triumphant mount where Happy Plannets role, And open Paradise to her Immortal Soul.'

Family

Philemon Houghton b. 3 Jun 1731, d. 15 Feb 1788
Marriage*She married Philemon Houghton, son of Benjamin Houghton Jr and Ruth Wheelock, in Feb 23, 1758 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Dinah Osgood

F, #7202, b. 10 March 1738

Biography

     Dinah Osgood was born on Mar 10, 1738 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. She married Lemuel Houghton, son of Benjamin Houghton Jr and Ruth Wheelock, in May 1, 1758 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Family

Lemuel Houghton b. 25 Sep 1735, d. bt 1810 - 1811
Marriage*Dinah Osgood married Lemuel Houghton, son of Benjamin Houghton Jr and Ruth Wheelock, in May 1, 1758 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Olive Houghton

F, #7203, b. 13 April 1760

Biography

     Olive Houghton probably died young.
Father*Lemuel Houghton b. 25 Sep 1735, d. bt 1810 - 1811
Mother*Dinah Osgood b. 10 Mar 1738
     Olive Houghton was baptized on Apr 13, 1760 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Elijah Houghton

M, #7204, b. 8 June 1760, d. November 1842

Biography

     Elijah Houghton was born in 1758 in probably, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Benj. Meritt gives this date from Houghton Bible but disputes it, because it appears to precede parents marriage; Michael Houghton: 1763. He was born in 1758 in CT, USA, B. Meritt gives this date, but disputes it because it is same year as his parent's marriage; Knights family history; CT according to sons Arad and Levi's 1880 census. He married Martha Oaks. Elijah Houghton appeared in the census of 1810 of Worcester, Otsego Co., NY, USA 10 Total: 33001-20010; 3 males 0-10, 3 males 10-16, one male 45+, two females 0-10, 1 female 26-45. He appeared in the census of 1820 of Russia, NY, USA Elijah Hoten, with John Smith as neighbor. He appeared in the census of 1830 of Russia, Herkimer Co., NY, USA 5 Total: 2 male 20 to 30 (1801-1810), 1 male 70 to 80 (1751-1760)// 2 female 20 to 30 (1801-1810.) He appeared in the census of 1840 of Russia, Herkimer Co., NY, USA 6 Total: 1 male 40 to 50 (1790-1799), 1 male 80 to 90 (1750-1759) // 1 female 10 to 15 (1825-1830), 2 female 15 to 20 (1820-1825), 1 female 40 to 50 (1790-1799.) He died in Nov, 1842 at Russia, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, at age 84.

Family

Martha Oaks b. c 1768, d. 28 May 1824
Marriage*He married Martha Oaks
Children
Father*Lemuel Houghton b. 25 Sep 1735, d. bt 1810 - 1811
Mother*Dinah Osgood b. 10 Mar 1738
     Elijah Houghton was baptized on Jun 8, 1760 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Priscilla Wilder

F, #7205, b. 11 April 1729, d. 18 January 1814

Biography

     Priscilla Wilder was born on Apr 11, 1729 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. She married Benjamin Houghton 3d, son of Benjamin Houghton Sr and Zeruiah Moore, in Aug 11, 1757 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Benjamin, 3d, by John Mellen. Priscilla Wilder married Seth Harrington in Nov 13, 1760 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. Priscilla Wilder died on Jan 18, 1814 at Westminster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Family 1

Benjamin Houghton 3d b. 17 Nov 1732, d. 25 Apr 1759
MarriageShe married Benjamin Houghton 3d, son of Benjamin Houghton Sr and Zeruiah Moore, in Aug 11, 1757 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Benjamin, 3d, by John Mellen. 
Child

Family 2

Seth Harrington b. 15 Sep 1729, d. 25 Nov 1815
Marriage*Priscilla Wilder married Seth Harrington in Nov 13, 1760 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Ephraim Houghton

M, #7206, b. 1742, d. 12 April 1777

Biography

     Ephraim Houghton was born in 1742 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, This Ephraim is listed in Lancaster VRs after long list of children of Benjamin and Ruth Houghton, with no identification except name; MLM: 1752. He died on Apr 12, 1777.
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Abraham Houghton

M, #7207, b. 27 November 1725, d. 7 March 1813

Biography

     Abraham Houghton was born on Nov 27, 1725 in Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, p. 55: 27-11-1725, p. 125, [Henry Houghton's erroneous data: 11-27-1735]; DAR Lineage: 11-27-1925; JWH, Love: 11-27-1726. Soc. Col. War: "Houghton, Abraham, 1725-1815, Bolton. Soldier in Capt. Jonathan Whiting's Co., Col. Samuel Willard's Regt."; MLM: He was among the reinforcements to adi General Johnson July 1748; petitioned for reimbursement made necessary when taken ill at Kanter Hook in Captain Daniel Fletcher's company. He was in military service in between 1748 and 1776 MLM: He was in the Lexington Alarm from Leominster, in the roll of men who went into the woods in command of Capt. Jonathan Whitney, July 23, 1748 as rangers (Mil. Annals of Lancaster..; was in King George's war, at the Battle of Lake George, and in a scouting party sent out from Harvard by Col. Samuel Willard for a week's scouting tour during Jul. 1748. Soldier in the French and Indian War o 1744; present at Braddock's Defeat, and a Revol. War soldier; Mass. Soldiers: "Houghton, Abraham. Private, Capt. Abijah Ban's co., Col. Dike's regt; muster roll for Dec., 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 15, 1776; credited to town of Boston; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777."; DAR 'Abram: b 11-27-1725 MA d 3-7-1813 VT m Sarah Divol Pvt MA VT.' He married Caroline Houghton, daughter of Jonathan Houghton Jr and Mary Houghton, in Nov 21, 1754 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 11, 21, 1759. Abraham Houghton married Sarah Divol in Oct 8, 1764 at Leominster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VR: Aug 11, 1750, no mp; Houghton: Bolton, 8,11,1750. Abraham Houghton died on Mar 7, 1813 at Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA, of fever, age 87 ; DAR: 3-7-1813, VT; Hoghton, Love: 3-7-1815; Marvin: 1815, Leyden, VT; Houghton: Linden, VT; MLM: Mar. 7, 1815, Bolton.

Family 1

Caroline Houghton b. 21 Sep 1735
Marriage*He married Caroline Houghton, daughter of Jonathan Houghton Jr and Mary Houghton, in Nov 21, 1754 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 11, 21, 1759. 
Child

Family 2

Child

Family 3

Sarah Divol b. 22 Mar 1733/34, d. 11 Dec 1824
Marriage*Abraham Houghton married Sarah Divol in Oct 8, 1764 at Leominster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VR: Aug 11, 1750, no mp; Houghton: Bolton, 8,11,1750. 
Children
Father*Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr b. 1 Apr 1696, d. 26 Jan 1780
Mother*Mary Willard b. 6 Apr 1705
     Abraham Houghton was baptized on Oct 23, 1726 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Capt. Timothy Houghton

M, #7208, b. 21 August 1727, d. 10 May 1780

Biography

     Capt. Timothy Houghton was born on Aug 21, 1727 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 8,27,1727; Smith: 27 Oct 1727; MLM: Bolton. He married Eunice Whitcomb in Jan 13, 1751 JWH: 10 Dec 1738, clearly an error. Capt. Timothy Houghton was in military service in between 1756 and 1758 in Nova Scotia, Canada, Between April and Nov. 1754, he was in the eastern frontier in Capt. Osgood and Marion's Companies, Col. John Winslow's Reg. In the English and French campaign, in the Crown Point, Lake Champlain, expedition of 800 men, on Aug. 9, 1755, he was adjuctant in Col. Samuel Willard's Reg. (his uncle). He had captain's rank in 1756 in Col. Bagley's Reg. He died on May 10, 1780 at Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, of small pox. He was buried at Old Burial Ground, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Family

Eunice Whitcomb b. 10 Dec 1733, d. 8 Oct 1815
Marriage*He married Eunice Whitcomb in Jan 13, 1751 JWH: 10 Dec 1738, clearly an error. 
Children
Father*Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr b. 1 Apr 1696, d. 26 Jan 1780
Mother*Mary Willard b. 6 Apr 1705
     Capt. Timothy Houghton was baptized on Oct 1, 1727 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Jacob Houghton

M, #7209, b. 1729, d. 1790

Biography

     Jacob Houghton was born in 1729 in Bolton or Lunnenburg section of, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: also 1720. He was in military service in 1757 in a Leominster Company, Thomas Wilder's Foot company. He died in 1790 about 67 years.
Father*Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr b. 1 Apr 1696, d. 26 Jan 1780
Mother*Mary Willard b. 6 Apr 1705
     Jacob Houghton was baptized on Jun 9, 1730 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Mary Houghton

F, #7210, b. 1 October 1732, d. 30 August 1736

Biography

     Mary Houghton was born on Oct 1, 1732 JWH: 1730; Lancaster VRs: ae 3.10.29 at death. She died on Aug 30, 1736 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. She was buried at Old Common BG Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 'Here lies buried body of Mary Houghton Daughter of Ensign Jacob & Mrs Mary Houghton who died August 3oth 1736 age 3 years 10m & 29 D.'
Father*Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr b. 1 Apr 1696, d. 26 Jan 1780
Mother*Mary Willard b. 6 Apr 1705
     Mary Houghton was baptized on Nov 12, 1732 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Simon Houghton

M, #7211, b. 16 October 1737, d. 25 March 1814

Biography

     Simon Houghton was born on Oct 16, 1737 in Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, DAR: 5-16-1737; Rowena Houghton: Oct. 5, 1737, Lancaster MA (not in VR); MLM: 14 Oct 1737; Bolton Town Records: Oct 16, 1737. He married Martha Stearns in Dec 6, 1770 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, VT Gazetteer Index: Martha (Stearns), wife of Simon W. Houghton, v. pt. 2, 67. Simon Houghton was in military service in between 1775 and 1776 in MA, USA, Rev. War; Nourse: 1781; DAR: Pvt MA; Whitecomb: Lexington Alarm, Bennington Alarm 1777; Capt Hezekiah Whitney's Co 1778; MA Soldiers, p. 309: private, Capt. Hezekiah Whitney's Comp. of Bolton, Colonel Job Cushing's Regiment. Service 36 days. Company marched on the alarm at Bennington, Jul. 30, 1777; also return for equipment made by Sergt. John Townshend; p. 310: private, Bolton, MA; Capt. Benj. Hasting's Co., Col John Whitcomb's Reg. which marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775 to Cambridge MA. Service, 7 days.

DAR Patriot Index, Cent. pt 2, p. 1495: Pvt MA

DAR Lineage Book Vol. 146, p. 236; Vol. 161, p. 96: "Simon Houghton (1737-1814) served as private in Col. Job Cushing's regiment, Massachusetts troops. He was born and died in Bolton, Mass."

DAR Lineage Books, Vol. 63, p. 114 and Vol. 65, p. 303 and Vol. 72, p. 66 and Vol. 76, p. 55 and 56 and Vol. 80, p. 187: "Simon Houghton (1737-1814) responded to the Lexington Alarm in Capt. Benjamin Hasting's company, Col. John Whitcomb's regiment. He was born and died in Bolton."

DAR Patriot Index, Vol. 164, p. 203: ditto for Vol. 161. He appeared in the census of 1790 of Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA 3 males 16+, 4 males under 16, 5 females (listed next to Lt. John and James Houghton.) He appeared in the census of 1800 of Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA 11 Total: 12111-11201; 1 male 1-9, 2 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45+; 1 female 1-9, 1 female 10-15, 2 femalex 16-25, 1 female 45+. He appeared in the census of 1810 of Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA 9 Total: 1 male 10-15, 2 male 16-25, 1 male 45+//1 female <10, 3 female 16-25, 1 female 45+. He died on Mar 25, 1814 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, a. 76y 5m 10d; disease, paralytic and appeplictic sickness, 5 days. He was buried at Old Common Burial Ground Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, a 76y 5m 10d; DAR marker;

Nourse, Gravestone: "Sacred to the memory of Mr. Simon Houghton of Bolton, who departed this life March 25, A D: 1814, in 77th year of his age.
The dust and ruins, that remain, Are precious in our eyes:
These ruins shall be built again, And all this dust shall rise."

Only GS with Houghton Coat of Arms.

Family

Martha Stearns b. 12 Jun 1750, d. 3 Apr 1823
Marriage*He married Martha Stearns in Dec 6, 1770 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, VT Gazetteer Index: Martha (Stearns), wife of Simon W. Houghton, v. pt. 2, 67. 
Children
Father*Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr b. 1 Apr 1696, d. 26 Jan 1780
Mother*Mary Willard b. 6 Apr 1705
     Simon Houghton was baptized on Nov 13, 1737 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Sarah Divol

F, #7212, b. 22 March 1733/34, d. 11 December 1824

Biography

     Sarah Divol was born on Mar 22, 1733/34 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. She married Abraham Houghton, son of Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr and Mary Willard, in Oct 8, 1764 at Leominster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VR: Aug 11, 1750, no mp; Houghton: Bolton, 8,11,1750. Sarah Divol died on Dec 11, 1824 at Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA, age 80 [CJV: may be 1828, age 90]. She was buried at Lyndon Town Cemetery (Lyndon Center), Lyndon, Caledonia Co., VT, USA.

Family

Abraham Houghton b. 27 Nov 1725, d. 7 Mar 1813
Marriage*She married Abraham Houghton, son of Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr and Mary Willard, in Oct 8, 1764 at Leominster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VR: Aug 11, 1750, no mp; Houghton: Bolton, 8,11,1750. 
Children

Caroline Houghton

F, #7213, b. 21 September 1735

Biography

     Caroline Houghton was born on Sep 21, 1735 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. She married Abraham Houghton, son of Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr and Mary Willard, in Nov 21, 1754 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 11, 21, 1759.

Family

Abraham Houghton b. 27 Nov 1725, d. 7 Mar 1813
Marriage*She married Abraham Houghton, son of Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr and Mary Willard, in Nov 21, 1754 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 11, 21, 1759. 
Child
Father*Jonathan Houghton Jr b. 1703, d. c 1 Jan 1740/41
Mother*Mary Houghton d. 1791
     Caroline Houghton was baptized on Sep 21, 1735 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Eunice Whitcomb

F, #7214, b. 10 December 1733, d. 8 October 1815

Biography

     Eunice Whitcomb was born on Dec 10, 1733 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Smith: 10 Dec 1732. She married Capt. Timothy Houghton, son of Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr and Mary Willard, in Jan 13, 1751 JWH: 10 Dec 1738, clearly an error. Eunice Whitcomb died on Oct 8, 1815 at Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, JWH: 18 Oct.

Family

Capt. Timothy Houghton b. 21 Aug 1727, d. 10 May 1780
Marriage*She married Capt. Timothy Houghton, son of Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr and Mary Willard, in Jan 13, 1751 JWH: 10 Dec 1738, clearly an error. 
Children

Martha Stearns

F, #7215, b. 12 June 1750, d. 3 April 1823

Biography

     Martha Stearns was born on Jun 12, 1750 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. She married Simon Houghton, son of Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr and Mary Willard, in Dec 6, 1770 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, VT Gazetteer Index: Martha (Stearns), wife of Simon W. Houghton, v. pt. 2, 67. Martha Stearns died on Apr 3, 1823 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, widow, sick 18 years of Catarrhal Consumption. She was buried at Old Burial Field Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 73 y.

Family

Simon Houghton b. 16 Oct 1737, d. 25 Mar 1814
Marriage*She married Simon Houghton, son of Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr and Mary Willard, in Dec 6, 1770 at Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, VT Gazetteer Index: Martha (Stearns), wife of Simon W. Houghton, v. pt. 2, 67. 
Children

Simeon Houghton

M, #7216, b. circa 1715, d. 11 September 1791

Biography

     Simeon Houghton was born circa 1715 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, dd calc, G.S. He appeared in the census of 1790 of Petersham, MA, USA 2 males 16+, 1 male under 16, 6 females. He died on Sep 11, 1791 at Petersham, Worcester Co., MA, USA, a. 76. He was buried at Petersham Cemetery, Petersham, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Family

Jerusha Taylor b. 4 Oct 1714, d. 1758
Children
Father*Daniel Houghton b. c 1694, d. 25 Jun 1764
Mother*Lydia Bruce b. 13 Oct 1702
     Simeon Houghton was baptized on Aug 10, 1718 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Jotham Houghton

M, #7217, b. 19 December 1740, d. 1806

Biography

     Jotham Houghton was born on Dec 19, 1740 in Nichawog (Petersham), Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Jan. 31, 1742/3 (erroneously citing Harvard VRs.) He was in military service between in 1758 Weis: He served under Capt. Asa Whitcomb, in the conquest of Canada. He married Esther Taylor in Dec 19, 1759 at Harvard, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Dec. 17. Jotham Houghton married Eunice Wilder in Oct 6, 1762 at Petersham, Worcester Co., MA, USA. Jotham Houghton was in military service in circa 1776 Rev. War; Capt. under Col. Samuel Denny;
Worcester Co. Hx: Capt. Fletcher's company. He appeared in the census of 1800 of Worcester, Otsego, NY, USA 10101-11101: 1 male <10, male 16-26, male 45+; 1 female <10, female 10-16, female 16-26, female 45+. He died in 1806 at Otsego Co., NY, USA.

Family 1

Esther Taylor d. b 1762
Marriage*He married Esther Taylor in Dec 19, 1759 at Harvard, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Dec. 17. 

Family 2

Eunice Wilder b. 28 Feb 1746
Marriage*Jotham Houghton married Eunice Wilder in Oct 6, 1762 at Petersham, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children
Father*Simeon Houghton b. c 1715, d. 11 Sep 1791
Mother*Jerusha Taylor b. 4 Oct 1714, d. 1758

Thaddeus Houghton

M, #7218, b. 31 January 1742/43

Biography

     Thaddeus Houghton was born on Jan 31, 1742/43 in Nichawog (Petersham), Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Apr. 13, 1745. He married Prudence Wilder in May, 1765 at Petersham, Worcester Co., MA, USA. Thaddeus Houghton was in military service in 1775 in Petersham, MA, USA, "Houghton, Thaddeus, Petersham. Corporal, Capt. John Wheeler's co. of Minutemen, Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. jonathan Holman's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt; order for advance pay, signed by said Houghton and others, dated Cambridge, June 10, 1775; alsso, Corporal, same co. and regt; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775."

Family

Prudence Wilder b. 5 Sep 1745, d. a 1773
Marriage*He married Prudence Wilder in May, 1765 at Petersham, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Father*Simeon Houghton b. c 1715, d. 11 Sep 1791
Mother*Jerusha Taylor b. 4 Oct 1714, d. 1758

Israel Houghton

M, #7219, b. 13 December 1723

Biography

     Israel Houghton was born on Dec 13, 1723 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. He died CJV: prob. died young, given brother of same name born in 1741; Weis: d.y.

Family

Mary Vaughn
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Israel Houghton was baptized on Dec 11, 1726 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Joseph Houghton

M, #7220, b. 3 December 1724, d. 17 November 1726

Biography

     Joseph Houghton was born on Dec 3, 1724 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, twin. He died on Nov 17, 1726 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768

Benjamin Houghton

M, #7221, b. 3 December 1724, d. 27 October 1737

Biography

     Benjamin Houghton was born on Dec 3, 1724 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, twin of Joseph. He died on Oct 27, 1737 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Benjamin Houghton was baptized on Dec 11, 1726 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Phinehas Houghton

M, #7222, b. 22 September 1726, d. 10 November 1797

Biography

     Phinehas Houghton was born on Sep 22, 1726 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. He married Ruth Osgood in Jun 6, 1753 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. Phinehas Houghton was in military service in 1771 Ensign in Captain Samuel Ward's company in the colonial war. See American Ancestry by Hughes. He appeared in the census of 1790 of Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA 1 male 16+, 4 females. He died on Nov 10, 1797 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 71; Lancaster VRs, p. 352: died Nov 6, 1797, dropsy;MLM, p. 9: Nov. 26, 1764, Bolton; age 71.

Family

Ruth Osgood b. 22 Nov 1727, d. 10 Jan 1805
Marriage*He married Ruth Osgood in Jun 6, 1753 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Phinehas Houghton was baptized on Dec 11, 1726 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Lois Houghton

F, #7223, b. 1731

Biography

     Lois Houghton was born in 1731. She married Paul Sawyer in Mar 7, 1758 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Mar. 17.

Family

Paul Sawyer b. 19 May 1733, d. 2 Jul 1783
Marriage*She married Paul Sawyer in Mar 7, 1758 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Mar. 17. 
Children
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Lois Houghton was baptized on Aug 15, 1731 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Joseph Houghton

M, #7224, b. 21 May 1733, d. before 1769

Biography

     Joseph Houghton was born on May 21, 1733 in Lancaster/Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA. He married Mary Wilson in Jan 31, 1758 at Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Edward Hartwell; Leominster VR: Marcy, p. 76, no md; p. 217, md, gives Lunenburg as mp. Joseph Houghton died before 1769 at Leominister, Worcester Co., MA, USA, per 1769 will of father Israel; Leominster VRs: 10 Nov 1771,"Martha, d. wid. Mercy, child b husband Joseph, deceased"; daug. Martha bapt. in 1771, father Joseph deceased; MLM: ca. 1771. He died at Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA, 1771.

Family

Mary Wilson
Marriage*He married Mary Wilson in Jan 31, 1758 at Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Edward Hartwell; Leominster VR: Marcy, p. 76, no md; p. 217, md, gives Lunenburg as mp. 
Children
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Joseph Houghton was baptized on Aug 19, 1733 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, son of Israel.

Eunice Houghton

F, #7225, b. 31 January 1736/37

Biography

     Eunice Houghton was born on Jan 31, 1736/37 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Sterling, MA. She married Aquilla Jewett in Mar 22, 1764 at Littleton, Middlesex Co., MA, USA.

Family

Aquilla Jewett b. 26 Dec 1729
Marriage*She married Aquilla Jewett in Mar 22, 1764 at Littleton, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Children
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Eunice Houghton was baptized on Feb 13, 1736/37 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Capt. Benjamin Houghton Tert.

M, #7226, b. 5 September 1739, d. 31 July 1802

Biography

     Capt. Benjamin Houghton Tert. was born on Sep 5, 1739 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Sterling; FWH: Sep. 25; JWH: Sep 15. He was in military service in 1760 French and Indian War; MLM: drummer in the continental service; enlisted Spring of 1760, aged 20; Weis: Capt. Jonathan Butterfield's company in the conquest of Canada. He married Achsah Whitcomb, daughter of Simon Whitcomb and Thankful Houghton, in Oct 14, 1763 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, DAR Patriot Index, p.345: Benjamin: b 9-5-1739 d 7-31-1802 m Zervia Moore Capt MA; DAR Patriot Index, Cent. pt 2, p. 1494 corrects: m Achsah Whitcomb and MA for bd and dd; Princeton Hx: for diff. Benjamin, in Princeton, Oct. 14 in Princeton. Capt. Benjamin Houghton Tert. was in military service in between 1775 and 1783 in MA, USA, Capt. MA; Revol. War; 1783; Capt. Benjamin Houghton's ( of Lancaster ) company in Col. John Wetcomb's Regiment at the 19 Apr 1775 Lexington Alarm; Willard, Marvin: "The company of minute men, under Capt. Benjamin Houghton marched without delay, to Lexington...regiment of Col. John Whitcomb...." He appeared in the census of 1790 of Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA one male 16+; 2 females. He died on Jul 31, 1802 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 63; MLM: of dropsy in the head.

Family

Achsah Whitcomb b. 7 Apr 1743, d. 5 Jul 1815
Marriage*He married Achsah Whitcomb, daughter of Simon Whitcomb and Thankful Houghton, in Oct 14, 1763 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, DAR Patriot Index, p.345: Benjamin: b 9-5-1739 d 7-31-1802 m Zervia Moore Capt MA; DAR Patriot Index, Cent. pt 2, p. 1494 corrects: m Achsah Whitcomb and MA for bd and dd; Princeton Hx: for diff. Benjamin, in Princeton, Oct. 14 in Princeton. 
Child
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Capt. Benjamin Houghton Tert. was baptized on Sep 9, 1739 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Israel Houghton

M, #7227, b. 26 February 1741/42, d. 21 April 1801

Biography

     Israel Houghton was born on Feb 26, 1741/42 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Sterling; also Feb. 28, 1741-2. He was in military service in between 1776 and 1783 Pvt NH; a minute man from Keene in Capt. David Howlet's company, raised out of Col. Ashley's Reg. of militia, that marched from Keen NH at the Ticonderoga Alarm, 1777. Pay included travel home: twenty miles for one day's travel. Engaged July 3, Discharged July 11, nine days service, rate of 4-18 per month. Amount of wages, 1-7; travel 2 D. per mile: 1-6-4. Total: 2-13-4. See Revol. Rolls of NH, V. 15, p. 67. He appeared in the census of 1790 of Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, USA 1 male 16+, 1 male under 16, 3 females. He died on Apr 21, 1801 at Keene, NH, USA, see Keene VT VR: his son Israel has this dd.

Family

Alice Campbell
Children
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Israel Houghton was baptized on Mar 14, 1741/42 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Major Jonathan Houghton

M, #7228, b. 24 December 1743, d. 11 January 1840

Biography

     Major Jonathan Houghton was born on Dec 24, 1743 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, DAR: 2-28-1761. He died on Jan 11, 1840 at Waterford, Oxford, ME, USA, DAR: dd only.

Family 1

Rachel Hale b. 2 Aug 1765, d. 1821
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Major Jonathan Houghton was baptized on Dec 25, 1743 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Capt. John Houghton

M, #7229, b. 14 October 1745, d. 1818

Biography

     Capt. John Houghton was born on Oct 14, 1745 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA. He married Mary Allen. Capt. John Houghton enlisted on 1776 In consequence of the above Resolution, bf the Hon. Continental CONGRESS, and to show our Detennination in joining our American Brethren, in defending the Lives, Liberties and Properties of the Inhabitants of the UNITED COLONIES: We the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise, that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at the Risque of our Lives and Fortunes, with ARMS oppose the Hostile Proceedings of the British Fleets and Armies against the United American COLONIES....John Houghton listed. Capt. John Houghton, of Keene, commanded the 6th company in that regiment, and the enlisted men from Keene were... The regiment was mustered out early in December. He died in 1818 at Keene, NH, USA, age 72; in C.C., Aug 26, 1818.

Family

Mary Allen
Marriage*He married Mary Allen
Children
Father*Deacon Israel Houghton b. c 1700, d. 29 Jun 1777
Mother*Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
     Capt. John Houghton was baptized on Oct 27, 1745 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Jerusha Taylor

F, #7230, b. 4 October 1714, d. 1758

Biography

     Jerusha Taylor was born on Oct 4, 1714 in Stow, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, BT: The Stow records show that Jerusha, dau. of John and Esther Taylor, was born Oct. 4, 1714. She died in 1758 at MA, USA, Windsor: after 1767, Lancaster MA.

Family

Simeon Houghton b. c 1715, d. 11 Sep 1791
Children