Mary Carter

F, #1711, b. 17 February 1730/31
Father*Samuel Carter Jr. b. 1703, d. 1761
Mother*Jemimah Houghton

Biography

BirthFeb 17, 1730/31Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageDec 5, 1753

Family

Benjamin Osgood
Marriage*Mary Carter married Benjamin Osgood on Dec 5, 1753. 

Dinah Carter

F, #1712, b. 1 February 1734/35
Father*Samuel Carter Jr. b. 1703, d. 1761
Mother*Jemimah Houghton

Biography

BirthFeb 1, 1734/35Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family

Mathew Knight
MarriageDinah Carter married Mathew Knight on Mar 18, 1762. 

Samuel Carter

M, #1713, b. 7 January 1736/37, d. 22 August 1738
Father*Samuel Carter Jr. b. 1703, d. 1761
Mother*Jemimah Houghton

Biography

BirthJan 7, 1736/37Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
DeathAug 22, 1738Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Marriagew/1
Marriagew/2
Milit-BegPrivate, MA (DAR, 1966, Index)
ProblemLancaster MA VRs give death at age 2; MLM gives 2 marriages and children

Family 1

Charity Van Nostrand
Marriage*Samuel Carter married Charity Van Nostrand w/1. 
Children

Family 2

Mary Briggs
Marriage*Samuel Carter married Mary Briggs w/2. 

Stanton Carter

M, #1714, b. 15 February 1738/39, d. 1823
Father*Samuel Carter Jr. b. 1703, d. 1761
Mother*Jemimah Houghton

Family

Peninah Albert b. 8 May 1741, d. 18 Jun 1824
Marriage*Stanton Carter married Peninah Albert, daughter of Daniel Albert and Abigail Houghton, on May 27, 1762 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Silas Carter

M, #1715, b. 16 January 1739/40
Father*Samuel Carter Jr. b. 1703, d. 1761
Mother*Jemimah Houghton

Biography

BirthJan 16, 1739/40Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageJan 12, 1768Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageJun 11, 1816

Family 1

Lucy Sawyer b. 1 Oct 1749, d. 1815
Marriage*Silas Carter married Lucy Sawyer, daughter of Josiah Sawyer and Abigail Sawyer, on Jan 12, 1768 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family 2

Mary Ray
Marriage*Silas Carter married Mary Ray on Jun 11, 1816. 

Prudence Carter

F, #1716, b. 15 April 1743, d. 8 July 1828
Father*Samuel Carter Jr. b. 1703, d. 1761
Mother*Jemimah Houghton

Biography

BirthApr 15, 1743Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, NEGHR: Apr 18
Marriagecirca 1765
DeathJul 8, 1828Keene, NH, USA, MLM: Aug. 28, 1833

Family

Ebenezer Carpenter d. 28 Aug 1803
Marriage*Prudence Carter married Ebenezer Carpenter on circa 1765. 
Children

Jonas Carter

M, #1717, b. 4 July 1745
Father*Samuel Carter Jr. b. 1703, d. 1761
Mother*Jemimah Houghton

Biography

BirthJul 4, 1745Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Milit-Begin the Revol. War
Marriageand had two children

Family

Rachel Wadsworth
Marriage*Jonas Carter married Rachel Wadsworth and had two children. 

Jemima Carter

F, #1718, b. 15 September 1747
Father*Samuel Carter Jr. b. 1703, d. 1761
Mother*Jemimah Houghton

Biography

BirthSep 15, 1747Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageJan 12, 1768Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Nourse: p. 100 Mar;p. 40 Int

Family

David Nims Jr
Marriage*Jemima Carter married David Nims Jr on Jan 12, 1768 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Nourse: p. 100 Mar;p. 40 Int. 
Children

Rebecca Whitcomb

F, #1719, b. 12 November 1671, d. 22 October 1752

Biography

BirthNov 12, 1671Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, VR: 12.9.71; Nourse, Early Rec.: 12 9m 1671; MLM: Dec. 19, 1671
MarriageFeb 16, 1694Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, No source appears to give correct md; internet date used.
Lancaster VR , Keizer, JWH: Dec 16, 1704; C.A. Torrey:"b 1696 (m 1704 is wrong); Lancaster"; BT:"Probably, however, the year of their marriage 1704, in Miss Charlotte Whitcomb's "Whitcomb Family in America" is too late. It apparently rests on the data furnished the Lancaster town clerk in 1825 by Henry Houghton of Putney, Vt., which is erroneous."; CJV: Houghton lineage document by Josiah Flagg, Lancaster MA town clerk, dated Jan. 20, 1826, gives date Dec.1 6, 1704; but it also gives Jacob as born in July 24 1680 based on Henry Houghton data which was erroneous.
Lineage: 1695
DeathOct 22, 1752Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, Burr & Gage: "aged 80 years, 10 months, 29 days (gravestone at Lancaster).";Torrey: 1750; 1752
BurialOld Common Burying Ground Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Age 80 Yers 10 M & 29 D

Family

Jacob Houghton b. 17 Apr 1674, d. 12 Jul 1750
Marriage*Rebecca Whitcomb married Jacob Houghton, son of Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr and Mary Farrar, on Feb 16, 1694 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, No source appears to give correct md; internet date used.
Lancaster VR , Keizer, JWH: Dec 16, 1704; C.A. Torrey:"b 1696 (m 1704 is wrong); Lancaster"; BT:"Probably, however, the year of their marriage 1704, in Miss Charlotte Whitcomb's "Whitcomb Family in America" is too late. It apparently rests on the data furnished the Lancaster town clerk in 1825 by Henry Houghton of Putney, Vt., which is erroneous."; CJV: Houghton lineage document by Josiah Flagg, Lancaster MA town clerk, dated Jan. 20, 1826, gives date Dec.1 6, 1704; but it also gives Jacob as born in July 24 1680 based on Henry Houghton data which was erroneous.
Lineage: 1695. 
Children

David Nims Jr

M, #1720

Biography

MarriageJan 12, 1768Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Nourse: p. 100 Mar;p. 40 Int

Family

Jemima Carter b. 15 Sep 1747
Marriage*David Nims Jr married Jemima Carter, daughter of Samuel Carter Jr. and Jemimah Houghton, on Jan 12, 1768 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Nourse: p. 100 Mar;p. 40 Int. 
Children

Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr

M, #1721, b. 1 April 1696, d. 26 January 1780
Father*Jacob Houghton b. 17 Apr 1674, d. 12 Jul 1750
Mother*Rebecca Whitcomb b. 12 Nov 1671, d. 22 Oct 1752

Biography

BirthApr 1, 1696Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage, Weis, MLM: 4 Nov. 1696; Lancaster VRs [Henry Houghton's erroneous data]]: Jan 2, 1708; MLM: Worcester and Lancaster, MA, and Apr. 1, 1696; Weis: Nov. 4, 1696
MarriageFeb 3, 1724/25Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs: p. 125, (erroneous Henry Houghton data): Apr 6, 1730; JWH: 4,6,1730
Willard: Feb. 23, 1724-5, "in 1825 at the request of Henry Houghton of Putney VT, the Lancaster town clerk made another entry, stating marriage on Apr 30, 1730. The original was correct; date of 1730 would place legitimacy of son Abraham in question as he was born Nov. 27, 1725"
Mil. Serv.VT Hx: served in militia; Col. Wars: "Lancaster, Mass. Soldier, Foot Co., under Thomas Wilder."
DeathJan 26, 1780Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family

Mary Willard b. 6 Apr 1705
Marriage*Ensign Jacob Houghton Jr married Mary Willard on Feb 3, 1724/25 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs: p. 125, (erroneous Henry Houghton data): Apr 6, 1730; JWH: 4,6,1730
Willard: Feb. 23, 1724-5, "in 1825 at the request of Henry Houghton of Putney VT, the Lancaster town clerk made another entry, stating marriage on Apr 30, 1730. The original was correct; date of 1730 would place legitimacy of son Abraham in question as he was born Nov. 27, 1725." 
Children

Benjamin Houghton Jr

M, #1722, b. 1700
Father*Jacob Houghton b. 17 Apr 1674, d. 12 Jul 1750
Mother*Rebecca Whitcomb b. 12 Nov 1671, d. 22 Oct 1752

Biography

Birth1700Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: "second son," also called junior."
MarriageJul 20, 1720Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Justice John Houghton; Burr & Gage: Worc. Deeds, lib. 43, p. 200
Milit-BegDec 2, 1723Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, enlisted as a soldier under Jabez Fairbanks in Lovewell's War
DeathSterling, MA, USA, Cutter, DAR correction: 1774; BT, MLM: Feb. 28, 1764; Wikitree: Athol, MA
ProblemProblem of the Benjamin's: multiple Benjamin Houghtons in Lancaster MA; also see W. G. Snow's discussion

Family

Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762
Marriage*Benjamin Houghton Jr married Ruth Wheelock on Jul 20, 1720 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Justice John Houghton; Burr & Gage: Worc. Deeds, lib. 43, p. 200. 
Children

Deacon Israel Houghton

M, #1723, b. circa 1700, d. 29 June 1777
Father*Jacob Houghton b. 17 Apr 1674, d. 12 Jul 1750
Mother*Rebecca Whitcomb b. 12 Nov 1671, d. 22 Oct 1752

Biography

Birthcirca 1700Lancaster, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VR: age 77 in 1777; "third son" in father's estate division
MarriageJul 31, 1723Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton; JWH, MLM: 7,21,1723
MarriageMar 14, 1769Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: gives marriage of Israel, son of Israel and Martha Houghton, to Elizabeth Wilder, 2,18, 1766
DeathJun 29, 1777Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 77
ProblemThere are problems with JWH's listing of children for this Israel Houghton. JWH gives 17 children, the first 3 clearly not his. Lancaster VRs gives Deacon Israel as marrying Elizabeth Wilder in 1769; JWH gives Israel's son Israel as marrying her.

Family 1

Martha Wheelock b. 31 Jul 1703, d. 1 Jan 1768
Marriage*Deacon Israel Houghton married Martha Wheelock on Jul 31, 1723 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton; JWH, MLM: 7,21,1723. 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Wilder
Marriage*Deacon Israel Houghton married Elizabeth Wilder on Mar 14, 1769 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: gives marriage of Israel, son of Israel and Martha Houghton, to Elizabeth Wilder, 2,18, 1766. 

Jonathan Houghton Jr

M, #1724, b. 1703, d. circa 1 January 1740/41
Father*Jacob Houghton b. 17 Apr 1674, d. 12 Jul 1750
Mother*Rebecca Whitcomb b. 12 Nov 1671, d. 22 Oct 1752

Biography

Birth1703Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage, p. 400: "fourth son"; MLM: c. 1702
MarriageJan 20, 1725Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, "Jonathan Houghton and Mary Houghton, both of Lancaster"by John Houghton, Just. Peace; both of Lancaster
Mil. Enls1740under Capt. John Prescott in the expedition of British Vice Admiral Edward Vernon against Cartagena, Columbia
Milit-Begcirca 1740JWH: "He was lieut. in Captain John Prescott's Company, which was sent out to aid Admiral Vernon's disastrous expedition against the Spanish West Indies, whence not more than fifty out of the five hundred from Massachusetts returned."
Deathcirca Jan 1, 1740/41Jamaica, Spanish West Indies, son Ebenezer was given a guardian in 1741; JWH: 1740; MLM: 1740, Bolton MA

Family

Mary Houghton b. c 1703, d. 1791
Marriage*Jonathan Houghton Jr married Mary Houghton on Jan 20, 1725 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, "Jonathan Houghton and Mary Houghton, both of Lancaster"by John Houghton, Just. Peace; both of Lancaster. 
Children

John Houghton

M, #1725, b. 1712, d. 23 October 1769
Father*Jacob Houghton b. 17 Apr 1674, d. 12 Jul 1750
Mother*Rebecca Whitcomb b. 12 Nov 1671, d. 22 Oct 1752

Biography

Birth1712MA, USA, Burr: 1712, youngest son; JWH: John, 1705; MLM: both 1705 and 1712
Milit-Begcirca 1725MLM: He was in Capt. Lovewell's third and last expedition to Pigwacket?; CJV: unclear if this John is the correct John
MarriageNov 13, 1735Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Wilder; JWH: 1,13,1735
DeathOct 23, 1769Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, John Houghton, Jr., a. 57, GS3; intestate; B.T., 1926: "John...known as John Houghton, Jr., died in 1769, aged 57."
BurialOld Bolton Cemetery, Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, a. 57; Old South Burial Ground
ProblemThe above John Houghton is consistently referred to as John Houghton Jr. in most of the vital records and all of the probate records. His son, who married Keziah Ross, is referred to as John Houghton 3rd.

Family

Hepzibah Priest b. 8 Apr 1716, d. 24 Jan 1796
Marriage*John Houghton married Hepzibah Priest, daughter of John Priest and Anna Houghton, on Nov 13, 1735 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Wilder; JWH: 1,13,1735. 
Children

Ruth Wheelock

F, #1726, b. circa 1701, d. 2 March 1762

Biography

Birthcirca 1701Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, dd calc: age 61 in 1702
MarriageJul 20, 1720Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Justice John Houghton; Burr & Gage: Worc. Deeds, lib. 43, p. 200
DeathMar 2, 1762Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, aged 61

Family

Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Marriage*Ruth Wheelock married Benjamin Houghton Jr, son of Jacob Houghton and Rebecca Whitcomb, on Jul 20, 1720 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Justice John Houghton; Burr & Gage: Worc. Deeds, lib. 43, p. 200. 
Children

Deacon Oliver Moor

M, #1727, b. 1707, d. 23 December 1774

Biography

Birth1707NEHGR, MLM: 1708; dd calc: 1707; Weis: 1706
MarriageDec 18, 1729Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Joseph Wilder
DeathDec 23, 1774Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 67
BurialChocksett Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, "Death is a Debt to Nature due, | Which I have paid & so must you."

Family

Abigail Houghton b. c 1710, d. 1800
Marriage*Deacon Oliver Moor married Abigail Houghton, daughter of Jacob Houghton and Rebecca Whitcomb, on Dec 18, 1729 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Joseph Wilder. 
Children

Abigail Houghton

F, #1728, b. circa 1710, d. 1800
Father*Jacob Houghton b. 17 Apr 1674, d. 12 Jul 1750
Mother*Rebecca Whitcomb b. 12 Nov 1671, d. 22 Oct 1752

Biography

Birthcirca 1710MA, USA, Burr: "second daughter"; JWH: 9,7,1726; MLM: c. 1716; Weis: 1710
MarriageDec 18, 1729Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Joseph Wilder
Death1800only in Weis

Family

Deacon Oliver Moor b. 1707, d. 23 Dec 1774
Marriage*Abigail Houghton married Deacon Oliver Moor on Dec 18, 1729 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Joseph Wilder. 
Children

Elizabeth Rand

F, #1729, b. circa 1697, d. 26 October 1779

Biography

Birthcirca 1697Stow, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Harvard VR: ddcalc, age 82 at death in 1779; JWH, Lancaster VRs: of Stowe, MA
MarriageNov 24, 1725Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton
DeathOct 26, 1779Harvard, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Houghton & Harvard VR: a. 82, Oct. 26, 1779;
BurialNov 10, 1779Harvard Center Burial Ground Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester Co., MA, USA, ae 82 Congreg. Church: Nov 10, 1779, a. 82 y; VR Harvard: 'Elizabeth, wid. of Henry, Nov. 10, 1779, a. 82y. G.R.I.[gravestone] (Oct. 26, 1779, a. 84y.)

Family

Henry Houghton Jr b. 1704, d. 23 Dec 1777
Marriage*Elizabeth Rand married Henry Houghton Jr, son of Henry Houghton and Abigail Barron, on Nov 24, 1725 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton. 
Children

Ezra Houghton

M, #1730, b. 2 July 1722, d. 18 July 1789
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: Ezra Houghton (1722-1789) was a Tory loyalist in the American Revolutionary War. There were only 4 Houghtons (John Houghton 3d, Solomon Houghton, Nahum Houghton, and Ezra) to stay loyal to England. All had lands confiscated. Notable Houghton: a Tory Loyalist in Rev. War.

Biography

BirthJul 2, 1722Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageJun 23, 1748Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 7, 29, 1748
Milit-Beg1757MLM: a Lieutenant in the muster roll of Capt. Asa Whitcomb's Comp. in thee Crown Point expedition of 1757
DeathJul 18, 1789Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA
BurialChocksett Burial Ground Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, USA, ae 67 section S

Family

Dinah Houghton b. 8 Apr 1727, d. 1793
Marriage*Ezra Houghton married Dinah Houghton, daughter of Benjamin Houghton Sr and Zeruiah Moore, on Jun 23, 1748 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 7, 29, 1748. 
Children

Trumpeter Abijah Houghton Sr

M, #1731, b. 23 September 1723, d. 23 January 1802
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Biography

BirthSep 23, 1723Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 1723; MLM: 1726
1790 Census1790Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 1 male 16+, 1 female
1800 Census1800Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 00001-00002; 1 male 45+; 2 female 45+
DeathJan 23, 1802Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, p. 182: died aged 78 years; p. 353: Mr. Abigail Houghton, age 79, bilious fever

Family

Alice Joslin b. 25 Sep 1726, d. 5 Feb 1808
Children

Relief Houghton

F, #1732, b. 23 October 1726, d. 29 October 1795
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Biography

BirthOct 23, 1726Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageJul 10, 1751Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
DeathOct 29, 1795Athol, Worcester Co., MA, USA, ae. 69

Family

John Fairbank b. 4 May 1731
Marriage*Relief Houghton married John Fairbank on Jul 10, 1751 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Capt. Elijah Houghton

M, #1733, b. 16 June 1728, d. 7 July 1810
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Biography

BirthJun 16, 1728Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs:, p. 47: 16 Jun 1728; p. 56, 18 Jun 1728; DAR: 6-18-1728;
MarriageNov 27, 1760Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
MarriageOct 3, 1764Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Milit-BegInfo only given in Marvin's History of Lancaster [almost certainly incorrect and actually refers to Elisha Houghton]; Rev. War: Pvt MA; Marvin: an Elisha Houghton in Capt. Benjamin minute men company;Marvin: "The company of minute men, underCapt. Benjamin Houghton, marched without delay, to Lexington...regiment of Col. John Whitcomb...including Elisha Houghton and Abijah Houghton."
1790 Census1790Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 2 males 16+; 3 females
DeathJul 7, 1810Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs: p. 182, age 82; p. 356, Captain Elisha Houghton, 83. Dropsy; DAR: Fitchburg
BurialOld Settler's Burial Ground (Middle Cemetery), Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VR: Gravestone: 'Erected In Memory of Capt. Elijah Houghton, who died July 7, 1810; Aet. 82. Around this monumental stone, Let friendship drop a scared tear; The husband kind, the parent fond, The upright man lies buried here.'

Family 1

Katharine Sparhawk b. 16 Dec 1739, d. 4 Jul 1762
Marriage*Capt. Elijah Houghton married Katharine Sparhawk on Nov 27, 1760 at Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Child

Family 2

Mary Allen b. c 1736, d. 22 May 1818
Marriage*Capt. Elijah Houghton married Mary Allen on Oct 3, 1764 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Parnee Houghton

F, #1734, b. 14 April 1730, d. 25 January 1816
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Biography

BirthApr 14, 1730Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageOct 20, 1748Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Mellen
DeathJan 25, 1816Jefferson, NY, USA

Family

John Brooks d. 1787
Marriage*Parnee Houghton married John Brooks on Oct 20, 1748 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Mellen. 
Children

Philemon Houghton

M, #1735, b. 3 June 1731, d. 15 February 1788
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Biography

BirthJun 3, 1731Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Mil. Serv.1755Weis: clerk of Captain Asa Whitcomb's company in the Crown Point Expedition
MarriageFeb 23, 1758Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
DeathFeb 15, 1788

Family

Rebecca Gates b. 31 Jul 1740, d. 15 Feb 1766
Marriage*Philemon Houghton married Rebecca Gates on Feb 23, 1758 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Nahum Houghton

M, #1736, b. 1 October 1732, d. 29 August 1802
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: a Revol. War Loyalist.

Biography

BirthOct 1, 1732Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Milit-BegSep 11, 1754MA, USA, In command of Ensign John May under Col. Oliver Wilder for the defense of the western part of the province.
Census1766Shoreham, Addison Co., VT, USA
MarriageJan 20, 1777Concord, Merrimack Co., NH, USA
1790 Census1790Crown Point, Clinton Co., NY, USA, MLM, Meritt: Nahum Houghton: 1 male, 16 or over, head of family, 1 male under 16, 5 females (discrepancy in number of children)
DeathAug 29, 1802Bridport, Addison Co., VT, USA, also Aug 25

Family

Sarah Hazleton b. 24 Dec 1755
Marriage*Nahum Houghton married Sarah Hazleton on Jan 20, 1777 at Concord, Merrimack Co., NH, USA
Children

Ruth Houghton

F, #1737, b. 3 April 1734
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Biography

BirthApr 3, 1734Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageFeb 3, 1755Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family

Jonathan Fairbank Jr b. 12 Nov 1732
Marriage*Ruth Houghton married Jonathan Fairbank Jr on Feb 3, 1755 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Lemuel Houghton

M, #1738, b. 25 September 1735, d. between 1810 and 1811
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Biography

BirthSep 25, 1735Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Milit-Beg1757a muster of a company of foot commanded by Nathaniel Sawyer "that marched on late alarm of Ft. William Henry, as far as Springfield...as did brother Benjamin."
MarriageMay 1, 1758Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Mil. EnlsApr 19, 1775Lemuel Houghton, Westminster, Private in Capt. Noah Miles's Co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 to Cambridge, and Joined Co. John Whitcomb's regiment; service, 9 and 1/2 days.
1790 Census1790Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, Lemuel Hoten: 2 males 16+; 2 males under 16; 3 females.
B. Meritt: "But this was before the formation of Otsego County and Worcester Township, and the association of names before and after lemuel Hoten in the census of 1790 shows that in fact he was living in Worcester in that year, whither, as we believe, he had come directly from Westminister in Massachusetts during the preceding year. His family consisted of himself, a son of 16 years or older, two sons under 16, his wife, and two daughters. As the family reveals itself in successive census records it appears that the older boy was born probably more than a scant 16 years before 1790 and that he cannot have been Elijah5, because Elijah5 was already married and had children before 1790."..." We tentatively suggest that the older boy in Lemuel's family in Worcester in 1790 was born about 1771. The two girls were Dinah5 and Olive5 (bis); one of the younger sons was Lemuel5, and the other younger boy was probably Luke5 Houghton, who appears separately in the census of 1800..."
1800 Census1800Worcester, Otsego, NY, USA, 00101-00001: 1 male 16-26; 1 male 45+; 1 female 45+
1810 Census1810Worcester, Otsego Co., NY, USA, 9 Total: 11011-12011; 1 male <10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45+//1 female <10, 2 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45+
Deathbetween 1810 and 1811Worcester, Otsego Co., NY, USA, Wife a widow in 1812.

Family

Dinah Osgood b. 10 Mar 1738
Marriage*Lemuel Houghton married Dinah Osgood on May 1, 1758 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Children

Deacon Benjamin Houghton

M, #1739, b. 10 May 1740, d. 31 July 1802
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Biography

BirthMay 10, 1740Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
1800 Census1800Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, a Benjamin Houghton: 31011-11011; (10 total) 3 male 1-9, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45+; 1 female 1-9, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45+
DeathJul 31, 1802Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 63; JWH: circa 1757

Elisabeth Houghton

F, #1740, b. 24 October 1743
Father*Benjamin Houghton Jr b. 1700
Mother*Ruth Wheelock b. c 1701, d. 2 Mar 1762

Biography

BirthOct 24, 1743Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageOct 20, 1763Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family

William Brown b. 6 Jul 1741
Marriage*Elisabeth Houghton married William Brown on Oct 20, 1763 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA