Mary Houghton

F, #1471, b. circa 1701, d. 23 October 1726
Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Biography

Birthcirca 1701Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, dd calc; not in Lancaster VRs; JWH: 6, 30, 1695; Burr & Gage, Weis, MLM: ca. 1702
MarriageDec 9, 1725Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
DeathOct 23, 1726Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 24 & 25: Lancaster VRs: in a Houghton section of the graveyard; Burr: probably s.p., in her 25th year; MLM: Oct. 13, 1723, age 23
BurialOld Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 25th year

Family

Daniel Albert b. 1701, d. 28 Jan 1769
Marriage*Mary Houghton married Daniel Albert on Dec 9, 1725 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Thomas Houghton Sr

M, #1472, b. before 1695
Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Biography

Birthbefore 1695Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Middlesex Co. Probate: "fourth son"; Burr: b. 1695; JWH: 12, 3, 1705; Weis: c. 1699
MarriageNov 22, 1722Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, by Justice Minott; Baily: mp and Dec 22, 1722
Milit-Beg1758Col. Timothy Ruggles, Lake George
ProblemThis identity is incorrect

Family

Joanna Joslin b. 1702, d. Jun 1792
Marriage*Thomas Houghton Sr married Joanna Joslin on Nov 22, 1722 at Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, by Justice Minott; Baily: mp and Dec 22, 1722. 
Children

Mary Burbeen

F, #1473, b. 2 July 1661, d. 31 December 1720

Biography

BirthJul 2, 1661Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, BT: Jul 1, 1661
MarriageFeb 15, 1680/81Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 16 Feb 1681, 1680/1; Woburn, Lancaster; Clemens: Woburn, MA
DeathDec 31, 1720Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 60
BurialOld Common BG Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Here Lyes the
Body of Ms. Mary
Houghton, Wife to
Mr. Jonas Houghton
Senr. Dedd. Decmbr
31st 1720 in ye 60th
Year of her Age

Family

Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Marriage*Mary Burbeen married Jonas Houghton, son of John Houghton and Beatrix (?), on Feb 15, 1680/81 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 16 Feb 1681, 1680/1; Woburn, Lancaster; Clemens: Woburn, MA. 
Children

Josiah Houghton

M, #1474, b. October 1698, d. 29 September 1723
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

BirthOct, 1698Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, p. 15: "Josiah, Sonne of Josiah & Mary Houghton, July 2, 82" (corrected on p. 5 "read Jonas" for both father and son); This VRs citation has been the ongoing source of a birthday error (i. e. JWH); see Burr & Gage: 1698;Lancaster VRs gravestone "24 years, 11 months", dd calc: Oct. 1698; Josiah's baptism circa 18 years of age, makes 1698 date more probable; JWH, BT: 7,2, 1682; MLM: Jul. 21, 1698
Marriage
DeathSep 29, 1723Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, Burr & Gage: "aged 24 years, 11 months" (gravestone at Lancaster)
BurialOld Common BG Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Aged 24 years & 11 m

Family

Mehitable Warner
Marriage*Josiah Houghton married Mehitable Warner
Child

John Houghton

M, #1475, b. 24 January 1683
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

BirthJan 24, 1683Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, p. 15 states "John, sonne of Josiah and Mary Haughton" corrected p. 5, "read Jonas for Josiah"; not in Burr & Gage, nor in estate; BT: 1-24-1684

Benjamin Houghton Sr

M, #1476, b. 1690, d. 28 February 1764
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

Birth1690Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Cutter, JWH, BT: 1690; Burr & Gage, Weis, MLM: "b. 1691 (calc. from GS at Chockesett Burial Ground, Lancaster)"; dd calc = 1690
MarriageJul 28, 1720Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Benjamin Houghton Senr., by Justice John Houghton; "sd marriage entered at Lancaster & ye list brought & exhibited for Registering Augst. 30th, 1720 by Jno. Houghton, Town Clerk."
DeathFeb 28, 1764Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 74th year
BurialChocksett Burial Ground Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA, ae 74; Plot S; "When death unto you calls | Your soul Resine you must | to God that judgeth all | Both Wicked and the just | Death is a Debt to Nature Due | Which I have paid & so must you."

Family

Zeruiah Moore b. 1700
Marriage*Benjamin Houghton Sr married Zeruiah Moore on Jul 28, 1720 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Benjamin Houghton Senr., by Justice John Houghton; "sd marriage entered at Lancaster & ye list brought & exhibited for Registering Augst. 30th, 1720 by Jno. Houghton, Town Clerk." 
Children

James Houghton Jr

M, #1477, b. circa 1700, d. 9 August 1770
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

Birthcirca 1700Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Cutter, JWH, BT, MLM: 'b. about 1700, either in Woburn or Lancaster'; Bailey: Lancaster
Milit-Begbetween 1724 and 1735He served in Queen Anne's War under Captain Lovewell, and Captain John White.
MarriageOct 8, 1725Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: 1724, Concord Records; JWH: 10,8,1725; Concord VR & Bailey 8 Oct 1725
DeathAug 9, 1770Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family

Mary Jones b. 8 Mar 1700, d. a 1760
Marriage*James Houghton Jr married Mary Jones on Oct 8, 1725 at Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: 1724, Concord Records; JWH: 10,8,1725; Concord VR & Bailey 8 Oct 1725. 
Children

Capt. Jonas Houghton Jr

M, #1478, b. 2 September 1682, d. 15 August 1739
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

BirthSep 2, 1682Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, p. 15: "Josiah, sonne of Josiah and Mary Haughton, borne July 2, 1682 [corrected on p. 5, "read Jonas & for Josiah&"]; [CJV: 2, 7 m 1682?];
Marlborough VR: 1683; Nourse, Early Rec.: Jul 2, 1682; Burr: 2, 7 mo. 1682; JWH 7,2, 1682;
John F. Chandler: "Observe that the Lancaster VR have "Josiah" son of "Josiah" and Mary born 1682 "Jul" 2! I'd say that one original record has to be the source of both of these people. This takes the pressure off the seeming double identity of Jonas[2]'s son Josiah[3], whose gravestone extrapolates to a birth date in 1698 Oct."
John Chandler: "> p. 15, " in the 12th and 13th entry, read Jonas & for Josiah &" it applies only to the father's name in those two entries. I still feel that the son's name probably should also be corrected, but the only way to be sure is to go to the original Middlesex County court records and check again. I think it quite possible that Nourse relied on someone else's (erroneous) transcription of those records to extract the ones relevant to Lancaster and was given the correction by a third party. The July/September issue is disturbing and suggests that all the other months on p.15 may be wrong as well."
MarriageJun 30, 1710Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
DeathAug 15, 1739Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, in his 57th year (gravestone); MLM: Bolton MA
BurialOld Common Burying Ground Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, "Here lies buried ye body of Capt. Jonas Houghton, who departed this life, August ye 15, A.D. 1739, in ye 57th year of his age"

Family

Mary Brigham b. 26 Oct 1687, d. c 20 May 1749
Marriage*Capt. Jonas Houghton Jr married Mary Brigham on Jun 30, 1710 at Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Children

Stephen Houghton

M, #1479, b. circa 1702, d. before June 1762
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

Birthcirca 1702Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Milit-Beg1725Nourse, p. 242: listed in Lancaster men in Joseph Blanchard's muster roll, August to October 1725. (Mass. Archives, XCI, 173-7). Lovewell's war.
Marriage
Deathbefore Jun, 1762Stow, MA, USA, Will probated in June 1762

Family

Abigail (?) d. 31 Jul 1804
Marriage*Stephen Houghton married Abigail (?) 
Children

Jemimah Houghton

F, #1480
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

BirthLancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageFeb 14, 1724/25Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton

Family

Samuel Carter Jr. b. 1703, d. 1761
Marriage*Jemimah Houghton married Samuel Carter Jr., son of Samuel Carter and Dorothy Wilder, on Feb 14, 1724/25 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton. 
Children

Daniel Houghton

M, #1481, b. circa 1694, d. 25 June 1764
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

Birthcirca 1694Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, not in VR; Packard: 1688; MLM: ca. 1693
Marriagecirca 1713
DeathJun 25, 1764Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family

Lydia (?)
Marriage*Daniel Houghton married Lydia (?) on circa 1713. 
Children

Eunice Houghton

F, #1482, b. 1 March 1695/96, d. 24 June 1748
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

BirthMar 1, 1695/96Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, BT: Feb. 28, 1696
MarriageMar 4, 1719/20Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, 1st wife; by Justice Minott
DeathJun 24, 1748Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: "aged 52 years, 3 months, 24 days (gravestone at Lancaster)"
BurialChocksett Burial Ground Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA, jBT: "Inscription on stone in Chocksett (now Sterling) Burial Ground, Lancaster, reads: "Here lies buried ye Body of Mrs. Eunice Sawyer ye wife of Lieut. Ephraim Sawyer, who died June 24, A.D. 1748, aged 52 years, 3 m.24ds."

Family

Capt. Ephraim Sawyer b. c 1698, d. 8 May 1759
Marriage*Eunice Houghton married Capt. Ephraim Sawyer on Mar 4, 1719/20 at Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, 1st wife; by Justice Minott. 
Children

Mary Houghton

F, #1483, b. circa 1684
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

Birthcirca 1684Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, not in VRs
Marriagecirca 1705Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Middlesex Probate

Family

Gamaliel T. Beaman b. 29 Feb 1683/84, d. 26 Oct 1745
Marriage*Mary Houghton married Gamaliel T. Beaman on circa 1705 at Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Middlesex Probate. 
Children

Dorcas Houghton

F, #1484, b. 1706
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

Birth1706Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, not in Lancaster VRs
MarriageJan 11, 1724/25Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton

Family

Ebenezer Polley b. 27 Jun 1725
Marriage*Dorcas Houghton married Ebenezer Polley on Jan 11, 1724/25 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton. 
Children

Sarah Houghton

F, #1485, b. circa 1680/81, d. 27 June 1770
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

Birthcirca 1680/81Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, not in VR; MLM: ca. 1794 (typo for 1694)
MarriageJul 7, 1708Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA, USA
DeathJun 27, 1770Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA, USA
BurialOld Kirk Yard, Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA, USA, GS: In Memory of Sarah Richardson Wife of Francis Richardson Died Jan. 27, 1770 Aged 90 yrs. old

Family

Francis Richardson b. 15 Jan 1680/81, d. 31 Dec 1755
Marriage*Sarah Houghton married Francis Richardson on Jul 7, 1708 at Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA, USA
Children

Ruth Houghton

F, #1486, b. circa 1700
Father*Jonas Houghton b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
Mother*Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Biography

Birthcirca 1700Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageMar 2, 1721/22Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton

Family

Richard Wilds
Marriage*Ruth Houghton married Richard Wilds on Mar 2, 1721/22 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton. 
Children

Jacob Houghton

M, #1488, b. 1696

Biography

Birth1696

Josiah Houghton

M, #1489, b. 1698, d. 29 September 1723

Biography

Birth1698
DeathSep 29, 1723

Benjamin Houghton

M, #1490, d. 28 February 1764

Biography

DeathFeb 28, 1764Boston Transcript: Feb 28, 1764; JWH: 1774

Lt. Silas Houghton

M, #1491, b. 7 October 1742, d. 9 January 1797
Father*Benjamin Houghton Sr b. 1690, d. 28 Feb 1764
Mother*Zeruiah Moore b. 1700

Biography

BirthOct 7, 1742Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Sterling
MarriageOct 26, 1768Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Milit-Beg1774DAR: 2Lt MA; enlisted in 1775 as a private and served at siege of Boston; a lieutenant in 1777 in Col. Job Cushing's reg. in the Northern Dept; Whitecomb: Money raised in Capt Nurse's Co. for 3 yrs L5.

REF: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol. 8, pg. 309.
Silas Houghton, 2nd Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Sargent’s (6th) Company, Col. Josiah Whitney’s (2nd Worcester Co.) Regt. List of officers chosen in said regiment, dated Lancaster, March 18, 1776, ordered in Council, March 20, 1776, that said officers be commissioned. Reported commissioned on March 20, 1776.
Also 2nd Lieutenant in a company commanded by Lt. Amos Fairbanks, Col. Job Cushing’s regt; entered service September 6, 1776, marched Sept. 8, 1777; furloughed Nov. 29, 1977; service, 2 months 29 days, under Brig. General Spencer, including travel (212 miles) home. Company drafted from militia and marched to join Continental Army at the Northward.
Also, pay abstracts dated Scaresdeal, Nov. 30, 1777, and sworn to in Worcester Co. [year not given], respectively for rations due the officers of Col. Job Cushing’s regt. In Continental Service in Northern department; said Houghton credited with rations from Sept. 1 [1777] to Nov. 29 [1777], 90 rations.
MarriageDec, 1777Princeton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, DAR; Whitecomb: 20 May 1773 Bolton, Sarah Wyman of Harvard
MarriageMar 13, 1783Princeton, Worcester Co., MA, USA
1790 Census1790Princeton, MA, USA, 2 males 16+, 3 males under 16, 2 females
DeathJan 9, 1797Princeton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, a 55; MLM: June 9

Family 1

Eunice Sawyer b. 27 Mar 1744, d. 15 Sep 1774
Marriage*Lt. Silas Houghton married Eunice Sawyer on Oct 26, 1768 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Family 2

Mrs. Sarah Gregory d. 18 Nov 1781
Marriage*Lt. Silas Houghton married Mrs. Sarah Gregory on Dec, 1777 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, DAR; Whitecomb: 20 May 1773 Bolton, Sarah Wyman of Harvard. 
Children

Family 3

Thankful How b. 22 Aug 1752, d. 8 May 1832
Marriage*Lt. Silas Houghton married Thankful How on Mar 13, 1783 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Daniel Lawrence

M, #1493, b. circa 1836, d. May 1853

Biography

Birthcirca 1836NY, USA, age 14 in 1850 census
DeathMay, 1853Jay, Essex, NY, USA

Helen M. Houghton

F, #1494, b. 10 November 1835, d. 6 June 1861
Father*Joseph Wheeler Houghton b. 27 Feb 1791
Mother*Sally Warner b. 25 Feb 1799, d. 27 Jul 1839

Biography

BirthNov 10, 1835NY, USA, age 20 in 1850 census
MarriageAug 4, 1857Licking Co., OH, USA
1860 CensusJun 1, 1860Newport, Vermillion, IN, USA
DeathJun 6, 1861Newport, Vermillion Co., IN, USA, in childbirth

Family

Major Robert Emmet Craig Sr b. 1831, d. 2 Apr 1864
Marriage*Helen M. Houghton married Major Robert Emmet Craig Sr on Aug 4, 1857 at Licking Co., OH, USA
Children

John Harris Jr.

M, #1497, b. August 1658, d. 16 May 1739

Biography

BirthAug, 1658Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, Harris: "He was not the John Harris born in Boston 8 Aug. 1658."
MarriageLancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 23 June 1698: JWH date for John Harris and Sarah Houghton; 1/wf; Torrey gives a Mary Houghton as wife of John Harris, but J.W. Houghton gives John Harris as husband of John Houghton the Immigrant's daughter Sarah (with 1698 date), and Mary as wife of Thomas Wilder; Torrey gives 1/wf Mary Houghton (1666-); while this is a different bd than John Houghton the Immigrant's daughter Mary, John Houghton's will of 1684 clearly gives his daughter as Mary Harris (see Burr & Gage, p. 383).
NEHGR, 105 & BT: John Harris had married Mary Houghton
NEHGR, 152: after 1684, prob. Lancaster
Marriagebefore 1717
DeathMay 16, 1739Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 1739

Family 1

Mary Houghton b. 22 Mar 1660/61, d. b 1721
Marriage*John Harris Jr. married Mary Houghton, daughter of John Houghton and Beatrix (?), at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 23 June 1698: JWH date for John Harris and Sarah Houghton; 1/wf; Torrey gives a Mary Houghton as wife of John Harris, but J.W. Houghton gives John Harris as husband of John Houghton the Immigrant's daughter Sarah (with 1698 date), and Mary as wife of Thomas Wilder; Torrey gives 1/wf Mary Houghton (1666-); while this is a different bd than John Houghton the Immigrant's daughter Mary, John Houghton's will of 1684 clearly gives his daughter as Mary Harris (see Burr & Gage, p. 383).
NEHGR, 105 & BT: John Harris had married Mary Houghton
NEHGR, 152: after 1684, prob. Lancaster. 
Children

Family 2

Alse (?)
Marriage*John Harris Jr. married Alse (?) on before 1717. 
Children

Benjamin Harris

M, #1498
Father*John Harris Jr. b. Aug 1658, d. 16 May 1739
Mother*Mary Houghton b. 22 Mar 1660/61, d. b 1721

Family

Deborah Temple
Marriage*Benjamin Harris married Deborah Temple on Nov 18, 1729 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Mary Harris

F, #1499, d. 1 December 1759
Father*John Harris Jr. b. Aug 1658, d. 16 May 1739
Mother*Mary Houghton b. 22 Mar 1660/61, d. b 1721

Biography

Birth
Marriage
DeathDec 1, 1759Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, Wesson: Lancaster, MA (not in VR)

Family

Philip Larkin b. c 1700
Marriage*Mary Harris married Philip Larkin
Children

Philip Larkin

M, #1500, b. circa 1700

Biography

Birthcirca 1700Ireland, Gladys Parker: 1696
Marriage

Family

Mary Harris d. 1 Dec 1759
Marriage*Philip Larkin married Mary Harris, daughter of John Harris Jr. and Mary Houghton
Children