Abijah Houghton Jr.

M, #3547, b. 22 October 1749, d. 22 December 1831
Father*Trumpeter Abijah Houghton Sr b. 23 Sep 1723, d. 23 Jan 1802
Mother*Alice Joslin b. 25 Sep 1726, d. 5 Feb 1808

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: Abijah Houghton Jr (1749-1831) was one of the original Minutemen in Rev. War and was wounded at Bunker Hill.

Biography

BirthOct 22, 1749Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, DAR: 1747; MLM: 1749, Sterling
MarriageOct 5, 1769Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Milit-Beg1775Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Pvt MA PNSR; JWH, p. 332: 'In the Revolutionary War he was with a company in Capt. Benj. Houghton's regiment, Col. John Whitcomb of Boston, Gen. Artemus Ward, stationed at Cambridge. He was wounded in knee at Bunker Hill and was permanently disabled.';

JWH, p. 408: 'Abijah Houghton was one of the minute men of Lexington and Concord. He received a bullet wound at the battle of Bunker Hill.';

SAR: "Pvt. Capt. Benjamin Houghton's Co., Col. John Whitcomb's MA Reg., marching on alarm of April 19, 1775 to Cambridge, service 9 1/2 days; pvt. Capt Andrew Haskell's Co., Col Asa Whitcomb's Reg. April 30-Oct. 16 1775. Wounded battle of Bunker Hill; pvt. Jul 28 1777, capt John White's Co., Col. Job Cushing's Reg. service 28 days on alarm at Bennington.";

Marvin: "The company of minute men, under Capt. Benjamin Houghton, marched without delay, to Lexington...regiment of Col. John Whitcomb...including Elisha Houghton and Abijah Houghton...In June, Andrew Haskell became captain of the minute men under Col. Asa Whitcomb 3 months, 14 days, Capt. Benjamin Houghton, Abijah Houghton."

MLM: He turned in for the alarm at Lexington and served in the Revol. like his father. Enlisted Apr., 1775, under Capt. Benjamin Houghton's Co., Col. John Whitcomb's Reg. He responded to the call to arms and was stationed at Cambridge under Capt. Haskell (Andrew), same Reg., under Gen. Artemas Ward at the seige of Boston. Her was wounded in the knee at Bunker Hill, receiving both bullett and bayonet wounds. The soldiers had less than 20 rounds of powder per man for the seige of 10 months
1790 Census1790Sterling, MA, USA, 1 male 16+, 2 males under 16, 5 females
1800 Census1800Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, USA, 11001-11001; 1 male 1-9, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 45+, 1 female 1-9, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 45+
1820 Census1820Hancock, Addison Co., VT, USA, 3 Individuals: 1 male 45+; 1 female 10-16, 1 female 45+
DeathDec 22, 1831Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, USA, "84y., lacking 2m."; DAR: 15 Dec 1831; Rev. War: 15 Dec 1832; Surry NH Hx: 83 y 10 m
BurialBradford Road Cemetery, Keene, NH, USA

Family

Mary Sawyer b. 13 Dec 1751, d. 9 Oct 1824
Marriage*Abijah Houghton Jr. married Mary Sawyer on Oct 5, 1769 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Mary Sawyer

F, #3548, b. 13 December 1751, d. 9 October 1824

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: Not the Mary of "Mary had a little Lamb."

Biography

BirthDec 13, 1751Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
DeathOct 9, 1824Derby, Orleans Co., VT, USA, age 71 y 10 m
BurialDerby Centre Cemetery, Derby, Orleans Co., VT, USA, 71 y 10 m

Family

Abijah Houghton Jr. b. 22 Oct 1749, d. 22 Dec 1831
MarriageMary Sawyer married Abijah Houghton Jr., son of Trumpeter Abijah Houghton Sr and Alice Joslin, on Oct 5, 1769 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Katharine Sparhawk

F, #3549, b. 16 December 1739, d. 4 July 1762

Biography

BirthDec 16, 1739Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
DeathJul 4, 1762Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, [MLM: age 36]?

Family

Capt. Elijah Houghton b. 16 Jun 1728, d. 7 Jul 1810
MarriageKatharine Sparhawk married Capt. Elijah Houghton, son of Benjamin Houghton Jr and Ruth Wheelock, on Nov 27, 1760 at Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Child

Phebe (?)

F, #3550

Biography

Marriagew/1

Family

Joab Houghton Jr b. bt 1755 - 1756, d. 17 Jan 1844
Marriage*Phebe (?) married Joab Houghton Jr, son of Col. Joab Houghton and Catharine Runyan, w/1. 
Children

Abigail Wood

F, #3551, b. 1788, d. 17 August 1844

Biography

Birth1788Fleming Co., KY, USA
MarriageNov 13, 1809Mason Co., KY, USA, w/2
DeathAug 17, 1844CJV: same dd as Joab

Family

Joab Houghton Jr b. bt 1755 - 1756, d. 17 Jan 1844
Marriage*Abigail Wood married Joab Houghton Jr, son of Col. Joab Houghton and Catharine Runyan, on Nov 13, 1809 at Mason Co., KY, USA, w/2. 
Children