George Limon Houghton

M, #8491, b. 24 March 1823

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BirthMar 24, 1823St. Stephen's Anglican, Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, JWH: St. Stephen's Anglican
Father*Capt. Levi Whitcomb Houghton b. 2 Jun 1778, d. 31 Dec 1862
Mother*Abigail Verge

Daniel Wambolt

M, #8492

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MarriageNov 19, 1837Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Family: Caroline Elizabeth Houghton b. 24 Feb 1810, d. 25 Apr 1885

Theodore H. Verge

M, #8493

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MarriageMay 16, 1853Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, Keizer, JWH: May 16, 1852

Family: Abigail Cecillia Houghton b. 15 May 1815

Theodore H. Verge married Abigail Cecillia Houghton, daughter of Capt. Levi Whitcomb Houghton and Abigail Verge, in May 16, 1853 at Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, Keizer, JWH: May 16, 1852.

William G. Verge

M, #8494

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MarriageApr 26, 1840Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada

Family: Eunice Whitcomb Houghton b. 10 Jan 1818

Laura Houghton

F, #8495, b. 14 April 1805, d. 17 September 1893

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BirthApr 14, 1805Dummerston, Windham Co., VT, USA, p. 301, Newfane; JWH, MLM: Putney, VT; Putney TR: Putney, VT
MarriageSep 22, 1832Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA
DeathSep 17, 1893Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA, 88-5-13, widow
BurialMt. Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA, ae 88; with both parents

Family: James Keyes b. 28 Jul 1793, d. 14 Sep 1862

Laura Houghton married James Keyes in Sep 22, 1832 at Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA.
Father*Asa Houghton Esq. b. 3 Feb 1775, d. 10 Sep 1829
Mother*Sally Negus b. 27 Aug 1772, d. 2 Oct 1838

Catherine Houghton

F, #8496, b. 15 April 1807

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BirthApr 15, 1807Dummerston, Windham Co., VT, USA
Deathas an infant
Father*Asa Houghton Esq. b. 3 Feb 1775, d. 10 Sep 1829
Mother*Sally Negus b. 27 Aug 1772, d. 2 Oct 1838

Asa Stearns Houghton

M, #8497, b. 28 September 1811, d. 10 April 1844

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BirthSep 28, 1811Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA, MLM: 1795
Marriagecirca Apr 27, 1842New York, New York Co., NY, USA, Stearns A. Houghton and Virginia Clark
DeathApr 10, 1844Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA, NY Post: Apri 9, 1844; MLM: 1875, aged 80 years

Family: Virginia Clark b. c 1824

Asa Stearns Houghton married Virginia Clark in circa Apr 27, 1842 at New York, New York Co., NY, USA, Stearns A. Houghton and Virginia Clark.
Father*Asa Houghton Esq. b. 3 Feb 1775, d. 10 Sep 1829
Mother*Sally Negus b. 27 Aug 1772, d. 2 Oct 1838

James Keyes

M, #8498, b. 28 July 1793, d. 14 September 1862

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BirthJul 28, 1793Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA
Census1810Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA
MarriageSep 22, 1832Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA
Census1840Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA
DeathSep 14, 1862Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA, ae 68
BurialMt. Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA

Family: Laura Houghton b. 14 Apr 1805, d. 17 Sep 1893

James Keyes married Laura Houghton, daughter of Asa Houghton Esq. and Sally Negus, in Sep 22, 1832 at Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA.

Caroline Keyes

F, #8499, b. circa 1837, d. 3 August 1919

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Birthcirca 1837
DeathAug 3, 1919
BurialMt. Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, Windham Co., VT, USA, ae 82
Father*James Keyes b. 28 Jul 1793, d. 14 Sep 1862
Mother*Laura Houghton b. 14 Apr 1805, d. 17 Sep 1893

Douglas Stearnes Houghton

M, #8500, b. 1844, d. 1872

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Birth1844NY, USA, age 7, NY, in 1850 census; MLM: 1834
1850 Census1850Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, USA, age 26, none, living with parents; also a C. Hellar " (Houghton?) (ditto" mark for surname), 23, Ireland
Marriagecirca Mar 2, 1867
Death1872

Family: Mary Cordelia Scott b. c 1852

Douglas Stearnes Houghton married Mary Cordelia Scott in circa Mar 2, 1867.
Father*Asa Stearns Houghton b. 28 Sep 1811, d. 10 Apr 1844
Mother*Virginia Clark b. c 1824

Douglas Scott Houghton

M, #8501, b. 16 March 1872, d. 12 January 1944

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BirthMar 16, 1872WV, USA, age 8, VA, in 1880 census; age 47, WV, in 1920 census; age 58 in 1930 census; age 68 in 1940 census
1910 Census1910Manhattan, New York Co., NY, USA, age 38, play director
1920 Census1920South Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA, age 47, theatrical company manager; and Bess Johnson, 31, CA
1930 Census1930Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA, age 58, a theater publicity man
Marriage
1940 Census1940Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA, age 68, none
DeathJan 12, 1944Los Angeles Co., CA, USA, age 71

Family: Marian (?) b. c 1889

Douglas Scott Houghton married Marian (?)
Father*Douglas Stearnes Houghton b. 1844, d. 1872
Mother*Mary Cordelia Scott b. c 1852

Alured Houghton

M, #8502, b. 12 July 1807, d. 2 October 1829

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BirthJul 12, 1807Troy, Rensselaer, NY, USA
DeathOct 2, 1829Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, USA, of fever, age 22 (JWH: Oct 29, 1829)
Father*Judge Jacob Houghton b. 15 Feb 1777, d. 30 Jul 1861
Mother*Lydia Douglass b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 2 Jan 1872

Dr. Douglass Houghton M.D.

M, #8503, b. 21 September 1809, d. 13 October 1845

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BirthSep 21, 1809Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY, USA, Who's Who, MLM: Sept. 21, 1809; Caldwell: 21 Sep 1809, Fredonia (Troy?); his memoir: 21 Sep 1809; others 1810
MarriageOct 9, 1833Fredonia, NY, USA, MLM: Sept. 10, 1833
1840 Census1840Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, 8 Total: 1 male 10 to 15 (1825-1830), 1 male 30 to 40 (1800-1809) // 2 female under 5 (1836-1840), 1 female 15 to 20 (1820-1825), 1female 20 to 30 (1810-1819), 2 female 30 to 40 (1800-1809)
DeathOct 13, 1845Eagle River, Lake Superior, MI, USA, while traveling in a small boat along the south shore of Lake Superior near Eagle River. (MLM, Caldwell: Oct. 14)
BurialMay 15, 1846Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, MI, USA, site S-5
also:
Forest Hill Cemetery *
Fredonia
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Notablewas MI state geologist, Mayor of Detroit, physician, explorer, and a professor
NotableHoughton, Houghton, MI, USA, City of Houghton in Portage Township, Houghton Co., MI, was named after Dr. Douglas Houghton, the 1st state geologist of MI

Houghton, Michigan was named for the geologist Douglass Houghton who explored the area in the 1830s - 40s. Here is the link to the history page of our downtown website: http://downtownhoughton.com/history.php

You may already be aware of this, but there is a "Houghton Lake" in Michigan's lower peninsula with which we are often confused. I have no idea, however, of the history of its name.

Good luck with your research.

Elise Nelson
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Elise Nelson, Director (elisen@cityofhoughton.com)
Carnegie Museum (history@cityofhoughton.com)

Houghton County, MI, was named for Douglass Houghton by the MI Legislature.
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Family: Harriet Stevens b. 3 Nov 1809, d. 10 Aug 1869

Dr. Douglass Houghton M.D. married Harriet Stevens in Oct 9, 1833 at Fredonia, NY, USA, MLM: Sept. 10, 1833.
Father*Judge Jacob Houghton b. 15 Feb 1777, d. 30 Jul 1861
Mother*Lydia Douglass b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 2 Jan 1872

Richard Henry Houghton

M, #8504, b. 29 June 1812, d. 12 September 1834

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BirthJun 29, 1812Cattaraugus, Cattaraugus Co., NY, USA
DeathSep 12, 1834Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, age 23, of cholera
Father*Judge Jacob Houghton b. 15 Feb 1777, d. 30 Jul 1861
Mother*Lydia Douglass b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 2 Jan 1872

Lydia Douglass Houghton

F, #8505, b. 20 July 1815, d. 6 May 1902

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BirthJul 20, 1815Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 35 in 1850 census; age 39 in 1855 census
MarriageSep 25, 1839Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA
1855 Census1855Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 48, artist
DeathMay 6, 1902
BurialForest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, Plot: C/104

Family: Prof. Alvah Bradish b. 4 Sep 1806, d. 20 Apr 1901

Lydia Douglass Houghton married Prof. Alvah Bradish in Sep 25, 1839 at Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA.
Father*Judge Jacob Houghton b. 15 Feb 1777, d. 30 Jul 1861
Mother*Lydia Douglass b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 2 Jan 1872

Sarah Douglass Houghton

F, #8506, b. 7 December 1817, d. 30 August 1840

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BirthDec 7, 1817Mayville, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA
DeathAug 30, 1840Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, after a long illness
Burial1840Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, transferred from Fredonia Old Ground
Father*Judge Jacob Houghton b. 15 Feb 1777, d. 30 Jul 1861
Mother*Lydia Douglass b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 2 Jan 1872

Alexander Houghton

M, #8507, b. 15 July 1820, d. 22 December 1906

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BirthJul 15, 1820Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 30 in 1850 census; age 34 in 1855 census; age 40 in 1860 census; age 48 in 1870 census; age 59 in 1880 census; age 79 in 1900 census
1870 Census1870Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 89, property $16,000-2500; and Sarah Douglas, 79, CT
1880 Census1880Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 59, a farmer, single
1900 Census1900Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 79, single; a boarder.
DeathDec 22, 1906Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA
Burial1906Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA
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Father*Judge Jacob Houghton b. 15 Feb 1777, d. 30 Jul 1861
Mother*Lydia Douglass b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 2 Jan 1872

William Houghton

M, #8508

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Birth
Deathin infancy
Father*Judge Jacob Houghton b. 15 Feb 1777, d. 30 Jul 1861
Mother*Lydia Douglass b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 2 Jan 1872

Theodore Houghton

M, #8509, b. 22 June 1824, d. 29 January 1825

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BirthJun 22, 1824Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, dd calc
DeathJan 29, 1825Fredonia, NY, USA, ae 7 m
Burial1825Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, transferred from Fredonia Old Ground
Father*Judge Jacob Houghton b. 15 Feb 1777, d. 30 Jul 1861
Mother*Lydia Douglass b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 2 Jan 1872

Jacob Houghton Jr

M, #8510, b. 28 May 1827, d. 28 April 1903

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BirthMay 28, 1827Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 23 in 1850 census; age 35 in 1860 census; age 50 and 53 in 1880 census; June 1826, age 73 in 1900 census
1850 Census1850Detroit, Wayne Co., NY, USA, age 23, a civil engineer, in a boarding house
MarriageApr 28, 1853
1860 CensusJun, 1860Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, age 35, supt. water works; property $20,000-4000; and S. and Mary Gillett, 60 & 57, fisherman
1870 Census1870Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, age 42, a civil engineer, personal property $1000
1880 Census1880Park, Park Co., CO, USA, age 53, a mine superintendent; living with John Thomas
1880 CensusJun 1, 1880Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, age 50, a mining engineer
1900 Census1900Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, age 73, widower
DeathApr 28, 1903Detroit, MI, USA
BurialForest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA

Family: Theodosia Petite Gilett b. bt 1832 - 1836, d. 6 Feb 1898

Jacob Houghton Jr married Theodosia Petite Gilett in Apr 28, 1853.
Father*Judge Jacob Houghton b. 15 Feb 1777, d. 30 Jul 1861
Mother*Lydia Douglass b. 10 Dec 1780, d. 2 Jan 1872

Harriet Stevens

F, #8511, b. 3 November 1809, d. 10 August 1869

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BirthNov 3, 1809NY, USA, bp per 1920 census of Mary Houghton
MarriageOct 9, 1833Fredonia, NY, USA, MLM: Sept. 10, 1833
Marriageto Rev. R. R. Richards
Marriage
DeathAug 10, 1869Saginow Co., MI, USA

Family 1: Dr. Douglass Houghton M.D. b. 21 Sep 1809, d. 13 Oct 1845

Harriet Stevens married Dr. Douglass Houghton M.D., son of Judge Jacob Houghton and Lydia Douglass, in Oct 9, 1833 at Fredonia, NY, USA, MLM: Sept. 10, 1833.

Family 2: Rev. R. R. Richards

Harriet Stevens married Rev. R. R. Richards.

Harriet Douglass Houghton

F, #8512, b. 8 June 1837, d. 18 January 1921

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BirthJun 8, 1837Detroit, MI, USA, age 33 in 1870 census; age 42 in 1880 census
Marriage
1870 Census1870Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, USA, age 34, attorney at law; and Laura Morgan, 72, CT
1880 Census1880Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, USA, age 44, lawyer
DeathJan 18, 1921Chicago, Cook Co., IL, USA
BurialOak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, USA, Plot: 101-0136-04

Family: Franklin Embury Morgan b. 9 Jun 1836, d. 10 Jun 1918

Harriet Douglass Houghton married Franklin Embury Morgan.
Father*Dr. Douglass Houghton M.D. b. 21 Sep 1809, d. 13 Oct 1845
Mother*Harriet Stevens b. 3 Nov 1809, d. 10 Aug 1869

Mary Houghton

F, #8513, b. 30 October 1840, d. 17 June 1920

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BirthOct 30, 1840Detroit, MI, USA, age 79 in 1920 census
MarriageMay 18, 1864Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI, USA, Lena: 18 May 1864; Married
19 Oct 1864
At Ann Arbor, Mich., May 20th, by Rev R. R. Richards, WM. HARROWN, M.D., of Washington, DC to Miss MARY, youngest daughter of the late DOUGLASS HOUGHTON, MD of Detroit, Mich., and grand-daughter of the late Judge Houghton of this village
1920 Census1920Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., NM, USA, age 83, a physician
DeathJun 17, 1920Santa Fe, NM, USA
BurialFairview Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Family: Dr. William Smith Harroun b. c 1837

Mary Houghton married Dr. William Smith Harroun in May 18, 1864 at Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI, USA, Lena: 18 May 1864; Married
19 Oct 1864
At Ann Arbor, Mich., May 20th, by Rev R. R. Richards, WM. HARROWN, M.D., of Washington, DC to Miss MARY, youngest daughter of the late DOUGLASS HOUGHTON, MD of Detroit, Mich., and grand-daughter of the late Judge Houghton of this village.
Father*Dr. Douglass Houghton M.D. b. 21 Sep 1809, d. 13 Oct 1845
Mother*Harriet Stevens b. 3 Nov 1809, d. 10 Aug 1869

Catherine Houghton

F, #8514, b. 21 October 1841, d. 15 April 1842

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BirthOct 21, 1841
DeathApr 15, 18426 months after birth
Father*Dr. Douglass Houghton M.D. b. 21 Sep 1809, d. 13 Oct 1845
Mother*Harriet Stevens b. 3 Nov 1809, d. 10 Aug 1869

Prof. Alvah Bradish

M, #8515, b. 4 September 1806, d. 20 April 1901

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BirthSep 4, 1806Sherburne, Chenango Co., NY, USA, age 44 in 1850 census; age 48 in 1855 census
MarriageSep 25, 1839Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA
1855 Census1855Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 48, artist
DeathApr 20, 1901Detroit, MI, USA
BurialForest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, Plot: C/104

Family: Lydia Douglass Houghton b. 20 Jul 1815, d. 6 May 1902

Prof. Alvah Bradish married Lydia Douglass Houghton, daughter of Judge Jacob Houghton and Lydia Douglass, in Sep 25, 1839 at Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA.

Alice Theodosia Bradish

F, #8516, b. 23 February 1854

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BirthFeb 23, 1854Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 7 in 1855 census
Father*Prof. Alvah Bradish b. 4 Sep 1806, d. 20 Apr 1901
Mother*Lydia Douglass Houghton b. 20 Jul 1815, d. 6 May 1902

Sarah Houghton Bradish

F, #8517, b. 19 July 1840, d. 17 May 1912

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BirthJul 19, 1840Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 10 in 1850 census; age 14 in 1855 census; MLM: 1806
MarriageApr 24, 1867MLM: 1839
DeathMay 17, 1912Moravia, NY, USA

Family: Edward Swart

Sarah Houghton Bradish married Edward Swart in Apr 24, 1867 MLM: 1839.
Father*Prof. Alvah Bradish b. 4 Sep 1806, d. 20 Apr 1901
Mother*Lydia Douglass Houghton b. 20 Jul 1815, d. 6 May 1902

Theodosia Petite Gilett

F, #8518, b. between 1832 and 1836, d. 6 February 1898

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Birthbetween 1832 and 1836MI, USA, dd calc; age 28 in 1860 census; age 36 in 1870 census; age 44 in 1880 census; 1920 census of son Douglass gives NY
MarriageApr 28, 1853
1860 CensusJun, 1860Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, age 35, supt. water works; property $20,000-4000; and S. and Mary Gillett, 60 & 57, fisherman
1870 Census1870Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, age 42, a civil engineer, personal property $1000
1880 CensusJun 1, 1880Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, age 50, a mining engineer
DeathFeb 6, 1898Detroit, MI, USA, ae 65

Family: Jacob Houghton Jr b. 28 May 1827, d. 28 Apr 1903

Theodosia Petite Gilett married Jacob Houghton Jr, son of Judge Jacob Houghton and Lydia Douglass, in Apr 28, 1853.

Jane Catherine Billings

F, #8519, b. 31 May 1821, d. 28 November 1863

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BirthMay 31, 1821Moron, Saratoga Co., NY, USA, age 29 in 1850 census; age 39 in 1860 census
MarriageDec 26, 1841Vicksburg, MS, USA, MLM, Chapman, Hargis: Dec. 29
1850 Census1850Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS, USA, age 35, a gen. agent; next door to E. S. & Lavinia Billings
1860 Census1860Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS, USA, age 45, judge probate; property $1800-1500; and "Lucy Weed " [Houghton]", 79, VT
DeathNov 28, 1863Vicksburg, MS, USA, ae 42, after the siege
BurialVicksburg, MS, USA

Family: Lawrence Stearns Houghton b. 28 Jan 1815, d. 15 Dec 1865

Jane Catherine Billings married Lawrence Stearns Houghton, son of Daniel Stearns Houghton and Lydia Cook Cushing, in Dec 26, 1841 at Vicksburg, MS, USA, MLM, Chapman, Hargis: Dec. 29.

Laurens Green Risley

M, #8520, b. 27 March 1819, d. January 1893

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BirthMar 27, 1819Fitzwilliam, NH, USA, age 41, NY, in 1860 census
MarriageJun 7, 1842w/2
1860 Census1860Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 41, liquor merchant, property $7750-$5000; and niece Fredonia Houghton
DeathJan, 1893

Family: Henrietta Elizabeth Houghton b. 8 Jul 1821, d. 6 Feb 1897

Laurens Green Risley married Henrietta Elizabeth Houghton, daughter of Daniel Stearns Houghton and Lydia Cook Cushing, in Jun 7, 1842 w/2.