Silve Houghton

F, #22981, b. 13 July 1800

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Father*Sylvanus Houghton b. 21 Jun 1765, d. 7 Feb 1816
Mother*Betsy Holbrook b. 24 Oct 1774, d. 27 Sep 1820

Solomon Bradford Clark

M, #22985, b. 21 July 1793, d. 6 May 1872

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BirthJul 21, 1793Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, USA
MarriageMar 24, 1819Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, USA
DeathMay 6, 1872Waddham's Mills, NY, USA, at the old "Brad Clark place" 3 miles from Waddham's Mills and Nine Miles from Esses, Essex Co., NY, where he removed to a few years after mg.

Family: Clarissa Houghton b. 20 Jun 1796, d. 22 Nov 1872

Solomon Bradford Clark married Clarissa Houghton, daughter of Daniel Houghton and Susannah Pierce, in Mar 24, 1819 at Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, USA.

Thomas Reed

M, #22986

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MarriageJan 3, 1827Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, USA

Family: Mrs. Lydia Steele

Thomas Reed married Mrs. Lydia Steele in Jan 3, 1827 at Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, USA.

Betsy Houghton

F, #22987

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Marriage1804Georgia, VT, USA

Family: Enoch Pearse

Betsy Houghton married Enoch Pearse in 1804 at Georgia, VT, USA.

Enoch Pearse

M, #22988

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Marriage1804Georgia, VT, USA

Family: Betsy Houghton

Enoch Pearse married Betsy Houghton in 1804 at Georgia, VT, USA.

Robert Houghton

M, #22989

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Rowland Houghton

M, #22992, b. 1678, d. 7 August 1744

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NotableRowland Houghton (1678-1744) was a Boston mechanic who designed a new “theodolate,” a brass surveying instrument. He received a patent from the General Court of the Colony of Massachusetts in 1735. This was only the second patent for a mechanical invention issued in the British colonies of North America. It is the earliest brass surveying instrument to be patented and documented. One of only two extant is an incomplete version that is housed in the Smithsonian.
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Census1735NH, USA
Notable1735"Rowland Houghton’s “theodolate,” patented in 1735 in Massachusetts, is the earliest brass surveying instrument to be patented and documented. In his book With Compass and Chain, historian Silvio Bedini traces the history of the patent given to Houghton in 1735/36 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. According to the Act recorded in its Acts and Resolves II, Houghton’s instrument was designed “for surveying of lands … with greater ease and dispatch than any surveying instrument heretofore projected or made within this province.” There were many circumferentors and semi-circumferentors primarily constructed of wood during this early period, but Houghton was able to obtain a patent due to the accurate simplicity of the design of his instrument. Rowland Houghton surveyed in Maine and in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Based on an announcement of Dabney’s arrival that appeared in the Boston Gazette in July of 1739, Bedini points out that Houghton engaged the English-trained instrument maker, John Dabney, who worked with Houghton in 1739 - 1740, for some of his instrument work. The announcement stated, “Arriv’d here ... from London John Dabney, junr. who serv’d his time to Mr. Johathan Sisson, Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. Makes and sells all sorts of Mathematical Instruments ... at Mr. Rowland Houghton’s shop ... in Boston...To this date there are only two known examples of this Houghton “theodolate.” One is an incomplete version that is housed in the Smithsonian collection, and the other is the one that has been used for the photos in this article.
DeathAug 7, 1744Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 66
BurialGranary Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Rowland Houghton, aged 66 years, died August ye 7th 1744.

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John Hooten

M, #22993

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Margaret Houghton

F, #23004, b. 4 April 1695

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