Semantha Adams Houghton

F, #22981, b. 30 July 1809

Biography

     Semantha Adams Houghton married Weston A. Fisher in Nov 28, 1833 at Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA.

Family

Weston A. Fisher
Marriage*She married Weston A. Fisher in Nov 28, 1833 at Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA
Father*Sylvanus Houghton b. 21 Jun 1765, d. 7 Feb 1816
Mother*Betsy Holbrook b. 24 Oct 1774, d. 27 Sep 1820
ChartsDesc. Chart Ralph Houghton
     Semantha Adams Houghton was baptized on Jul 30, 1809 at Dudley, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Silve Houghton

F, #22982, b. 13 July 1800
Father*Sylvanus Houghton b. 21 Jun 1765, d. 7 Feb 1816
Mother*Betsy Holbrook b. 24 Oct 1774, d. 27 Sep 1820
ChartsDesc. Chart Ralph Houghton
     Silve Houghton was baptized on Jul 13, 1800 at Dudley, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Solomon Bradford Clark

M, #22986, b. 21 July 1793, d. 6 May 1872

Biography

     Solomon Bradford Clark was born on Jul 21, 1793 in Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, USA. He was in military service in 1812 War of 1812: U.S. Army. He married Clarissa Houghton, daughter of Daniel Houghton and Susannah Pierce, in Mar 24, 1819 at Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, USA. Solomon Bradford Clark died 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
Marriage*He married Clarissa Houghton, daughter of Daniel Houghton and Susannah Pierce, in Mar 24, 1819 at Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, USA
Children

Thomas Reed

M, #22987

Biography

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

Family

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

Betsy Houghton

F, #22988

Biography

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

Family

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

Enoch Pearse

M, #22989

Biography

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

Family

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

Robert Houghton

M, #22990

Rowland Houghton

M, #22993, b. 1678, d. 7 August 1744

Biography

     Rowland Houghton was born in 1678 dd calc. 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. He married Ann (?) 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. Rowland Houghton 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 (?)
Marriage*He married Ann (?) 
Children

John Hooten

M, #22994

Margaret Houghton

F, #23005, b. 4 April 1695
     Margaret Houghton was baptized on Apr 4, 1695 at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, 1st Church.