Elizabeth Houghton

F, #14971, b. 1 January 1769, d. 18 May 1856
Father*Levi Houghton b. 1 Mar 1737/38, d. 15 Nov 1818
Mother*Anna Richardson b. 1 Mar 1737/38, d. 1814

Biography

BirthJan 1, 1769Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Holbrook Ashby VR: Jan. 4; MLM: Lunnenburg section of Lancaster
DeathMay 18, 1856Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: May 16, 1858
BurialChocksett Burial Ground Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA, ae 87 Section N

Family

Capt. Thomas Sawyer b. 15 Apr 1766, d. 16 Aug 1825
MarriageElizabeth Houghton married Capt. Thomas Sawyer on Jan 8, 1789 at Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Capt. Thomas Sawyer

M, #14972, b. 15 April 1766, d. 16 August 1825

Biography

BirthApr 15, 1766Sterling, MA, USA, MLM: also Apr. 25
MarriageJan 8, 1789Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA
DeathAug 16, 1825Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: also Aug. 16, 1879
BurialChocksett Burial Ground Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA, ae 59 Section N

Family

Elizabeth Houghton b. 1 Jan 1769, d. 18 May 1856
Marriage*Capt. Thomas Sawyer married Elizabeth Houghton, daughter of Levi Houghton and Anna Richardson, on Jan 8, 1789 at Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Joseph Wilder

M, #14973, d. 31 March 1814
Father*Jonathan Wilder Jr. b. 1744, d. 7 May 1797
Mother*Deborah Sawyer b. 11 Oct 1744, d. 8 Jul 1790

Francis Wright Willard

M, #14974, b. 13 November 1833, d. 13 September 1836
Father*Peter A. Willard b. 12 Jun 1796, d. 11 Jun 1843
Mother*Hannah Newton Wilder b. 30 Jan 1807, d. 24 Aug 1853

Anna Houghton

F, #14975, b. circa 1700, d. 10 April 1795

Biography

Birthcirca 1700
MarriageFeb 25, 1788Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA
DeathApr 10, 1795Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA
BurialChocksett Burial Ground Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA, ae 95 Section V

Family

Aaron Willard
Marriage*Anna Houghton married Aaron Willard on Feb 25, 1788 at Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Child

Aaron Willard

M, #14976

Biography

MarriageFeb 25, 1788Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family

Anna Houghton b. c 1700, d. 10 Apr 1795
Marriage*Aaron Willard married Anna Houghton on Feb 25, 1788 at Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Child

Elizabeth S. Willard

F, #14977, b. before 1795
Father*Aaron Willard
Mother*Anna Houghton b. c 1700, d. 10 Apr 1795

George W. Gifford

M, #14978, b. 1862

Biography

Birth1862
Marriage

Family

Sarah Ashton Houghton b. 1 Jan 1881, d. 11 Oct 1971
Marriage*George W. Gifford married Sarah Ashton Houghton, daughter of George Anson Houghton and Mary Abigail Holmes
Child

Beatrix Pope

F, #14981, b. circa 1686, d. 21 April 1772
Father*John Pope b. 1 Jul 1658, d. 1698
Mother*Beatrix Houghton b. 3 Dec 1665, d. a Apr 1725

Biography

Birthcirca 1686Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, CJV: Ashby incorrectly gives same bd as that of Beatrix, dau. of Robert and Esther Houghton; family hx citation not VRs
Marriage1710Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, not in Lancaster VRs
DeathApr 21, 1772Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Ashby, 1770, age 86
BurialLunenburg, MA, USA, Here lies the body of
Mrs. Beatrix Sawyer, ye
wife of Capt. Elias
Sawyer of Bolton, who
died April the 21, 1772,
in the 87th year of her
age. She was esteemed a
virtuous wife, a tender
mother, a faithful friend,
a sincere Christian.
ProblemWikitree, 2019: Name: Beatrix Pope, daughter of John Pope and Beatrix Houghton.
The Pope family of this generation is very poorly documented as the children do not appear in the vital records of Lancaster. That she was the daughter John and Beatrix Pope is apparently proven by a deed of her sister Margaret dated 3 October 1715. The original of this deed has not been found. It is confirmed, however, by a later deed dated 1 May 1730 where "Margaret Pope of Lancaster, spinster, sum of money to me in hand well and truly delivered and paid by my loving brother in law Elias Sawyer...of Lancaster... blacksmith... fifteen acres of land... in Lancaster... formerly laid out to the right of John Houghton ... and near to some land of John Prescott's."
Beatrix, the wife of Elias Sawyer, is commonly found in secondary sources and on the internet as Beatrix Houghton, daughter of Robert Houghton of Lancaster and his wife Esther Leffingwell. This is incorrect.
This Beatrix Houghton married Joseph White on 31 August 1711 in Boxford.[6] This is proven by the probate of her father Robert Houghton which names his daughter specifically as "Beatrix, wife of Joseph White." It is also not possible for the Beatrix Houghton who married Joseph White to have also married Elias Sawyer as the records for the two woman overlap.
It is also possible to find on the internet that the wife of Elias Sawyer was Beatrix Houghton, daughter of John Houghton of Lancaster (Richard's brother). Again, this is incorrect. This john Houghton did not have a daughter Beatrix as proven by his probate and the that of his son William which names all of his siblings.

Research Notes
Clue: Identification as Beatrix Pope and not Beatrix Houghton:
From Torrey: "Pope, John (1658-1698) & Beatrice/Beatrix Haughton (1665-1700+) (Dau Beatrix m Elias Sawyer); 20 Sep 1683, 30 Sep; Lancaster (Deed of Margaret Pope, 13 Oct 1715); "[1]
- Lancaster (Deed of Margaret Pope, 13 Oct 1715); Need to find this
- Charlestown page 520: Wyman, Thomas Bellows, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, 2 vols. (Boston: D. Clapp and Son, 1879). Source examined - no help.
- Houghton (#2) page 490 (sic): Burr, Annie Lane, and Thomas Hovey Gage, “John Houghton of Lancaster, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Register 79 (Oct. 1925). Source examined - no help.
- Pope pages 84, 90, 270: Pope, Charles Henry, A History of the Dorchester Pope Family, 1634–1888. With Sketches of Other Popes in England and America and Notes upon Several Intermarrying Families. (Boston: privately printed, 1888). States John Pope and Beatrix Houghton had a daughter Beatrix but does not give her marriage. P. 270 mentions the 1715 deed of Margaret Pope but gives no other details.
- Fallass page 116: Alexander, Lura (Fallas), Genealogy, Descendants of William and Dorcas Fallas of Boston, Mass.... (Kansas City, Mo.: privately printed, 1929). Source examined - no help.
- Reg 5:465, 17:70, 79:394. Source examined - no help. 79:394 gives John Pope children Susannah and Margaret and "probably other children."
Here we go... I can't find the 1715 deed which apparently says Margaret Pope had a sister Beatrix who married Elias Sawyer, but I did find this 1730 Deed:
"Margaret Pope of Lancaster, spinster, sum of money to me in hand well and truly delivered and paid by my loving brother in law Elias Sawyer...of Lancaster... blacksmith... fifteen acres of land... in Lancaster... formerly laid out to the right of John Houghton ... and near to some land of John Prescott's."[19]


Clearly not Beatrix Houghton: WikiTree: Beatrix, the wife of Elias Sawyer, is commonly found in secondary sources and on the internet as Beatrix Houghton, daughter of Robert Houghton of Lancaster and his wife Esther Leffingwell.[1][2] This is incorrect.
This Beatrix Houghton married Joseph White on 31 August 1711 in Boxford.[3] This is proven by the probate of her father Robert Houghton which names his daughter specifically as "Beatrix, wife of Joseph White."[4] It is also not possible for the Beatrix Houghton who married Joseph White to have also married Elias Sawyer as the records for the two woman overlap.
It is also possible to find on the internet that the wife of Elias Sawyer was Beatrix Houghton, daughter of John Houghton of Lancaster (Richard's brother). Again, this is incorrect. This john Houghton did not have a daughter Beatrix as proven by his probate and the that of his son William which names all of his siblings.[5]
As it stands now, we have no contemporary evidence as to the LNAB of Beatrix. the name Beatrix is relatively uncommon in early New England, but very common in the Houghton family which likely led to this error. In fact, it may be that she was a Houghton, but evidence is lacking.

Family

Elias Sawyer b. 1689, d. 20 Nov 1752
Marriage*Beatrix Pope married Elias Sawyer, son of Capt. Thomas Sawyer Jr and Hannah Lewis, on 1710 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, not in Lancaster VRs. 
Children

Elias Sawyer

M, #14982, b. 1689, d. 20 November 1752
Father*Capt. Thomas Sawyer Jr b. 2 Jul 1649, d. 5 Sep 1736
Mother*Hannah Lewis b. 18 Mar 1648/49, d. 1708

Biography

Birth1689Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Ashby: 1689; BT: 1680
Marriage1710Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, not in Lancaster VRs
DeathNov 20, 1752Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, GS: 20 Nov 1752 also; Ashby: age 63
BurialSouth Cemetery, Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA, South Cemetery
Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

Family

Beatrix Pope b. c 1686, d. 21 Apr 1772
Marriage*Elias Sawyer married Beatrix Pope, daughter of John Pope and Beatrix Houghton, on 1710 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, not in Lancaster VRs. 
Children

Abigail Houghton

F, #14983, b. 25 March 1804
Father*(?) Houghton
Mother*(?) Wells

Biography

BirthMar 25, 1804Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, USA
MarriageOtsego, NY, USA

Family

Larkin Harrington
Marriage*Abigail Houghton married Larkin Harrington at Otsego, NY, USA

Larkin Harrington

M, #14984

Biography

BirthOtsego, NY, USA
MarriageOtsego, NY, USA

Family

Abigail Houghton b. 25 Mar 1804
Marriage*Larkin Harrington married Abigail Houghton, daughter of (?) Houghton and (?) Wells, at Otsego, NY, USA

Phineas W. Houghton

M, #14987, b. 14 July 1810, d. 16 July 1901
Father*Phineas Houghton
Mother*Anna Wells

Biography

BirthJul 14, 1810Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, USA, Obit: Jul 14, 1802; age 43, VT, in 1850 census; age 54, VT, in 1860 census; age 71, MA, in 1880 census; July 1810, age 91, VT, in 1900 census; census of son William gives NY; Lasnick: according to Obit, born in Brattleboro, VT
Marriage
1830 Census1830Leicester, Livingston Co., NY, USA, 50-60
1850 Census1850Burritt, Winnebago Co., IL, USA, age 43, a farmer
1860 Census1860Lysander, Winnebago Co., IL, USA, age 54, a farmer, personal property $600; and Henry Waddle, 14, IL
1880 Census1880age 71, a widower, farming, boarding with Benjamin Woodruff
DivorceSep 22, 1881Thayer Co., NE, USA, Legal Notice: "To Lucy Houghton, non resident of the state of Nebraska.
You are hereby notified that Phineas W. Houghton did on the 22d day of September 1881, file his petition in the district court of Thayer County, Nebraska, the object and prayer of which is to obtain a divorce from you from the bonds of matrimony, on the grounds of willful abondonment for more than two years last past. You are requested to answer said petition on or before the 31st day of October 1881:
Phineas W. Houghton
by O.H. Scorr, his attorn.
MarriageFeb 25, 1882Webster, NE, USA, she aged 45
1900 Census1900Hebron, Thayer Co., NE, USA, age 72, widow; 10 children born, 6 living; he, age 91, widower;
DeathJul 16, 1901Hebron, Thayer Co., NE, USA, at home of dauther Lucy Reed, in 100th year
BurialRose Hill Cemetery, Hebron, NE, USA

Family 1

Lucy Anne (?) b. c 1811
Marriage*Phineas W. Houghton married Lucy Anne (?) 
Divorce* Phineas W. Houghton and Lucy Anne (?) were divorced on Sep 22, 1881 at Thayer Co., NE, USA, Legal Notice: "To Lucy Houghton, non resident of the state of Nebraska.
You are hereby notified that Phineas W. Houghton did on the 22d day of September 1881, file his petition in the district court of Thayer County, Nebraska, the object and prayer of which is to obtain a divorce from you from the bonds of matrimony, on the grounds of willful abondonment for more than two years last past. You are requested to answer said petition on or before the 31st day of October 1881:
Phineas W. Houghton
by O.H. Scorr, his attorn. 
Children

Family 2

Mary J. Worden b. 1837
Marriage*Phineas W. Houghton married Mary J. Worden on Feb 25, 1882 at Webster, NE, USA, she aged 45. 

Lucy Anne (?)

F, #14988, b. circa 1811

Biography

Birthcirca 1811NY, USA, age 40 in 1850 census; age 49 in 1860 census
Marriage
1850 Census1850Burritt, Winnebago Co., IL, USA, age 43, a farmer
1860 Census1860Lysander, Winnebago Co., IL, USA, age 54, a farmer, personal property $600; and Henry Waddle, 14, IL
DivorceSep 22, 1881Thayer Co., NE, USA, Legal Notice: "To Lucy Houghton, non resident of the state of Nebraska.
You are hereby notified that Phineas W. Houghton did on the 22d day of September 1881, file his petition in the district court of Thayer County, Nebraska, the object and prayer of which is to obtain a divorce from you from the bonds of matrimony, on the grounds of willful abondonment for more than two years last past. You are requested to answer said petition on or before the 31st day of October 1881:
Phineas W. Houghton
by O.H. Scorr, his attorn.

Family

Phineas W. Houghton b. 14 Jul 1810, d. 16 Jul 1901
Marriage*Lucy Anne (?) married Phineas W. Houghton, son of Phineas Houghton and Anna Wells
Divorce* Lucy Anne (?) and Phineas W. Houghton were divorced on Sep 22, 1881 at Thayer Co., NE, USA, Legal Notice: "To Lucy Houghton, non resident of the state of Nebraska.
You are hereby notified that Phineas W. Houghton did on the 22d day of September 1881, file his petition in the district court of Thayer County, Nebraska, the object and prayer of which is to obtain a divorce from you from the bonds of matrimony, on the grounds of willful abondonment for more than two years last past. You are requested to answer said petition on or before the 31st day of October 1881:
Phineas W. Houghton
by O.H. Scorr, his attorn. 
Children

Lucy Ann Ellen Houghton

F, #14989, b. 15 June 1827, d. 1914
Father*Phineas W. Houghton b. 14 Jul 1810, d. 16 Jul 1901
Mother*Lucy Anne (?) b. c 1811

Biography

BirthJun 15, 1827Geneseo, Livingston Co., NY, USA, age 42 in 1870 census; Jun 1827, age 72 in 1900 census
MarriageFeb 17, 1848Winnebago Co., IL, USA, Book I
1870 Census1870Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA, USA, age 50., Dep. City marshall
1900 Census1900Hebron, Thayer Co., NE, USA, age 72, widow; 10 children born, 6 living; he, age 91, widower;
Death1914Hebron, NE, USA, age of 86

Family

Nelson Howard Reed b. Sep 1821, d. 6 Dec 1894
Marriage*Lucy Ann Ellen Houghton married Nelson Howard Reed on Feb 17, 1848 at Winnebago Co., IL, USA, Book I. 
Children

Nelson Howard Reed

M, #14990, b. September 1821, d. 6 December 1894

Biography

BirthSep, 1821Geneseo, NY, USA, age 50 in 1870 census
MarriageFeb 17, 1848Winnebago Co., IL, USA, Book I
1870 Census1870Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA, USA, age 50., Dep. City marshall
DeathDec 6, 1894Springfield, MO, USA

Family

Lucy Ann Ellen Houghton b. 15 Jun 1827, d. 1914
Marriage*Nelson Howard Reed married Lucy Ann Ellen Houghton, daughter of Phineas W. Houghton and Lucy Anne (?), on Feb 17, 1848 at Winnebago Co., IL, USA, Book I. 
Children

Sarah Richardson

F, #14991, b. before 1750

Biography

Birthbefore 1750Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, USA

Family

Capt. Ephraim Sawyer b. c 1698, d. 8 May 1759

Susannah Richardson

F, #14992, b. before 1752, d. after 1754

Family

Lt. Col. Ephraim Sawyer b. 20 Apr 1729, d. 1813
MarriageSusannah Richardson married Lt. Col. Ephraim Sawyer, son of Capt. Ephraim Sawyer and Eunice Houghton, on Jun 11, 1752 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 1- Boston Transcript; 2 - Int. 
Children

Abigail Houghton

F, #14993, b. circa 1758

Biography

Birthcirca 1758
Marriagecirca 1775MA/VT, USA
1790 Census1790Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, USA
1800 Census1800Halifax, VT, USA

Family

Samuel Nichols b. c 1758
Marriage*Abigail Houghton married Samuel Nichols on circa 1775 at MA/VT, USA
Children

Samuel Nichols

M, #14994, b. circa 1758

Biography

Birthcirca 1758Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, USA
Marriagecirca 1775MA/VT, USA
1790 Census1790Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, USA
1800 Census1800Halifax, VT, USA

Family

Abigail Houghton b. c 1758
Marriage*Samuel Nichols married Abigail Houghton on circa 1775 at MA/VT, USA
Children

Ephraim Sawyer

M, #14995, b. 27 May 1753
Father*Lt. Col. Ephraim Sawyer b. 20 Apr 1729, d. 1813
Mother*Susannah Richardson b. b 1752, d. a 1754

Biography

BirthMay 27, 1753Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Milit-BegRev. War
Marriagew/1
MarriageMar 6, 1775Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, w/2

Family 1

Sally Buckley
Marriage*Ephraim Sawyer married Sally Buckley w/1. 

Family 2

Mary Allen
Marriage*Ephraim Sawyer married Mary Allen on Mar 6, 1775 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, w/2. 

Mary Allen

F, #14996

Biography

MarriageMar 6, 1775Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, w/2

Family

Ephraim Sawyer b. 27 May 1753
Marriage*Mary Allen married Ephraim Sawyer, son of Lt. Col. Ephraim Sawyer and Susannah Richardson, on Mar 6, 1775 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, w/2. 

Lucy Houghton

F, #14997, b. 16 August 1800
Father*(?) Houghton
Mother*(?) Wells

Biography

BirthAug 16, 1800

(?) Houghton

M, #14998

Biography

Marriagebefore 1800

Family

(?) Wells
Marriage*(?) Houghton married (?) Wells on before 1800. 
Children

(?) Wells

F, #14999

Biography

Marriagebefore 1800

Family

(?) Houghton
Marriage*(?) Wells married (?) Houghton on before 1800. 
Children

Mary Houghton

F, #15000

Biography

Marriagebefore 17361st

Family

(?) Blackman
Marriage*Mary Houghton married (?) Blackman on before 1736 1st.