Luther R. Houghton

M, #25203

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Leonard Houghton

M, #25204
Father*Luther R. Houghton

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Ann (?)
Marriage*Leonard Houghton married Ann (?) on Apr 17, 1849 at Medway, Norfolk Co., MA, USA

Ann (?)

F, #25205

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BirthDublin, Ireland
MarriageApr 17, 1849Medway, Norfolk Co., MA, USA

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Leonard Houghton
Marriage*Ann (?) married Leonard Houghton, son of Luther R. Houghton, on Apr 17, 1849 at Medway, Norfolk Co., MA, USA

George Barber

M, #25208
Father*Isaac Barber b. 5 Mar 1798, d. 6 May 1843
Mother*Lucy Houghton b. 1802, d. 3 May 1835

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Martha Barber

F, #25209
Father*Isaac Barber b. 5 Mar 1798, d. 6 May 1843
Mother*Lucy Houghton b. 1802, d. 3 May 1835

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Mary Barber

F, #25210
Father*Isaac Barber b. 5 Mar 1798, d. 6 May 1843
Mother*Lucy Houghton b. 1802, d. 3 May 1835

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Charles Hillyer
Marriage*Mary Barber married Charles Hillyer

Charles Hillyer

M, #25211

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Mary Barber
Marriage*Charles Hillyer married Mary Barber, daughter of Isaac Barber and Lucy Houghton

John Barber

M, #25212, b. 1830, d. 21 April 1832
Father*Isaac Barber b. 5 Mar 1798, d. 6 May 1843
Mother*Lucy Houghton b. 1802, d. 3 May 1835

Biography

Birth1830
DeathApr 21, 1832
BurialTeeds Corners (Taunton) Cemetery, Leicester, Livingston, NY, USA

Jane Barber

F, #25213, b. 1832, d. 17 September 1843
Father*Isaac Barber b. 5 Mar 1798, d. 6 May 1843
Mother*Lucy Houghton b. 1802, d. 3 May 1835

Biography

Birth1832
DeathSep 17, 1843
BurialTeeds Corners (Taunton) Cemetery, Leicester, Livingston, NY, USA

Henry William Barber

M, #25214, b. 7 February 1828
Father*Isaac Barber b. 5 Mar 1798, d. 6 May 1843
Mother*Lucy Houghton b. 1802, d. 3 May 1835

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BirthFeb 7, 1828Livingston, NY, USA
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Cecilia Ann Dickson b. 27 Sep 1831
Marriage*Henry William Barber married Cecilia Ann Dickson

Cecilia Ann Dickson

F, #25215, b. 27 September 1831

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BirthSep 27, 1831Westfield, Chautauqua, NY, USA
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Henry William Barber b. 7 Feb 1828
Marriage*Cecilia Ann Dickson married Henry William Barber, son of Isaac Barber and Lucy Houghton

Edward J. Houghton

M, #25228, b. 1841, d. 16 July 1865
Father*Richard M. Houghton b. 1810, d. 1860
Mother*Catherine Kelley b. 1811, d. 1856

Notable Houghton

     Notable Houghton: was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for a Civil War Naval action.

Biography

Birth1841Mobile, AL, USA, age 9 in 1850 census; age 19 in 1860 census; 1843 given in AL Civil War Database
Milit-BegOct 27, 1864Medal of Honor Citation: "Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Mobile, Ala. Accredited to: Alabama. G.O. No.: 45, 31 October 1864. Citation: Houghton served on board the U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 in action, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram Albermarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded with its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost."

W. D. Houghton:

Edward J. Houghton
Edward J. Houghton also received his Medal of Honor, G.O. 45, from President Lincoln and he had a thrilling story to accompany it. Edward was born in 1843 in Mobile, Alabama, and served on a U.S. Navy torpedo boat number that was commanded by Lieutenant William B. Cushing. On the night of October 28, 1864, his torpedo boat heroically steamed upriver to Plymouth, North Carolina, to at-tack one the Confederate Navy‘s ironclad ships, the CSS Albermarle.
The Confederate Albemarle was a relatively small iron-clad ram, built at Edwards Ferry, North Carolina. She was commissioned in April 1864 under the command of Com-mander J.W. Cooke, CSN, and almost immediately went into action ramming and sinking Union ships with her iron sheathed hull. Although small in size, the Albemarle proved to be deadly against Union gunboats and threatened the Union‘s control of vital shipping lanes.
On the night of October 27, 1864, Lieutenant William B. Cushing, USN, took the small torpedo boat upriver to Plymouth and attacked the Albemarle at her berth, sinking her with a spar torpedo. In the next painting, you can see Torpedo Boat Number One on the left side of the painting crashing over Albemarle 's protective log barrier or boom to successfully deliver its torpedo against the iron-clad's hull and sink the Albemarle.
Edward Houghton received the nation‘s highest award, on December 31, 1864, and his citation reads as follows:
Houghton served on board the U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 in action, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.
Mil. Serv.Jul, 1865Gosport (Portsmouth), VA, USA, a seaman on board the United States Steamer "Chicopee"
DeathJul 16, 1865Gosport (Portsmouth), VA, USA, was murdered, when 22 years of age; Killed While On Shore Liberty In Norfolk Viginia Of A Stab Wound.
BurialOct 19, 1890Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, after being buried in a naval cemetery.