Thomas Reed

M, #22981

Biography

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

Family: Mrs. Lydia Steele

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

Betsy Houghton

F, #22982

Biography

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

Family: Enoch Pearse

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

Enoch Pearse

M, #22983

Biography

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

Family: Betsy Houghton

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

Robert Houghton

M, #22984

Rowland Houghton

M, #22987, b. 1678, d. 7 August 1744

Biography

     Rowland Houghton was born in 1678 dd calc. He married Ann (?) Rowland Houghton appeared in the census of 1735 of NH, USA. He died on Aug 7, 1744 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 66. He was buried at Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Rowland Houghton, aged 66 years, died August ye 7th 1744.

Family: Ann (?)

Rowland Houghton married Ann (?)

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: Rowland 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. Notable Houghton: "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. in 1735.

John Hooten

M, #22988

Margaret Houghton

F, #22999, b. 4 April 1695

Edmund Wright Houghton

M, #23006, b. 17 June 1839, d. 16 April 1909

Biography

     Edmund Wright Houghton was born on Jun 17, 1839 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 11 in 1850 census; age 21 in 1860 census; age 31 in 1870 census; age 41 in 1880 census; June 1839, age 60, in 1900 census; 1920 census of son Waldo gives England. He married Ellen I. Cowles on circa 1870 mar 31 years in 1900 census. Edmund Wright Houghton and Ellen I. Cowles appeared in the census of 1870 of Milton, Norfolk Co., MA, USA age 31, farmer. Edmund Wright Houghton and Ellen I. Cowles appeared in the census of 1880 of Chelsea, Suffolk Co., MA, USA age 41, a scale repairer. Edmund Wright Houghton and Ellen I. Cowles appeared in the census of 1900 of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA age 60, sign painter. Edmund Wright Houghton died on Apr 16, 1909.

Family: Ellen I. Cowles b. Oct 1847

He married Ellen I. Cowles on circa 1870 mar 31 years in 1900 census.
Father*James Houghton b. 31 Dec 1811, d. 11 Oct 1875
Mother*Merriam Carter b. c 1815

Howard Houghton

M, #23007, b. 7 October 1841

Biography

     Howard Houghton was born on Oct 7, 1841 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 8 in 1850 census; age 18 in 1860 census; age 27 in 1870 census; age 37 in 1880 census;
Oct 1843, age 56 in 1900 census; age 67 in 1910 census; age 78 in 1920 census. He married Abby F. Mowry. Howard Houghton and Abby F. Mowry appeared in the census of 1870 of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA age 27, a wholesale shoe dealer, property $1500. Howard Houghton and Abby F. Mowry appeared in the census of 1880 of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA age 37, a boot shop salesman. Howard Houghton and Frances M. Houghton appeared in the census of 1900 of Weymouth, MA, USA age 56, widower, commerical traveler, shoes; also Pauline F. Mowry, mother in law, Oct. 1809, 90, MA. Howard Houghton and Frances M. Houghton appeared in the census of 1910 of Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA, USA age 67, widowed, retail merchant, computing? scales. Howard Houghton and Frances M. Houghton appeared in the census of 1920 of Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA, USA age 78, none; Frances, 52.

Family: Abby F. Mowry b. c 1844

Howard Houghton married Abby F. Mowry.
Father*James Houghton b. 31 Dec 1811, d. 11 Oct 1875
Mother*Merriam Carter b. c 1815

Miriam C. Houghton

F, #23008, b. 22 October 1844

Biography

     Miriam C. Houghton was born on Oct 22, 1844 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 6 in 1850 census; age 16 in 1860 census; age 24 in 1870 census; age 35 in 1880 census; age 65 in 1910 census; age 75 in 1920 census. She appeared in the census of 1910 of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA age 65. She and Zebiah H. Houghton appeared in the census of 1920 of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA age 75; none; all 3 sisters single.
Father*James Houghton b. 31 Dec 1811, d. 11 Oct 1875
Mother*Merriam Carter b. c 1815

Mary E. Houghton

F, #23009, b. 15 November 1849, d. 4 December 1907

Biography

     Mary E. Houghton was born on Nov 15, 1849 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 5/12 in 1850 census; age 10 in 1860 census; age 19 in 1870 census; age 30 in 1880 census. She died on Dec 4, 1907 at 481 Blue Hill Ave., Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 58, of mitral insufficiency, 5 years, single. She was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Father*James Houghton b. 31 Dec 1811, d. 11 Oct 1875
Mother*Merriam Carter b. c 1815