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Christopher Houston

Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Houston and Margaret Houston
Husband of Martha (Walker) Houston
Father of Robert Houston; Samuel L Houston; Ann Walker; Margaret Linn; Jennet Jean Linn and 1 other

Managed by: <private> Sauer (Schomer)
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About Christopher Houston

1. CHRISTOPHER1 HOUSTON was born before 1675 in Scotland.


  1. Name Unknown (JAMES) HOUSTON b. abt. 1698 d. bef 1726
  2. SAMUEL HOUSTON b. abt 1702 d. 1740
  3. MARGARET HOUSTON b. abt 1704 married HUGH LINN
  4. JENNETT "JEAN HOUSTON b. abt 1706
  5. MARTHA HOUSTON b. abt 1708
  6. ROBERT HOUSTON, b. Abt. 1712, Scotland; d. Probably Lancaster Co., Pa..
  7. ANN HOUSTON b. 1714 married on 20 March 1733 to JOHN WALKER (17 Mar 1704 - 17 Nov 1778)
  8. PLACEBO2 HOUSTON. (Name unproven. No document found to date lists this person. He is, however, listed in the book of Fiction, "Courageous Houstons").
  9. JONATHAN HOUSTON. (ficticious person taken from the Fiction novel "Courageous Houstons").


Children info from: &

DOB & DOD from:


For copy of will & other info, See:



Will of Christopher Houston, 1726, Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co. DE fide Jerry Penley, personal communication, 20 August 2000

  • December the 6th 1726 Mill Creek Hundred In New Castle County (Delaware)

The last will and testament of Christopher HUSTON.

  • I leave my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried where my friends think fitt.
  • I Bequeath and leave to my wife the little house which is now a shope to Dwell in and one third part of all my movables Excepting one horse out of the whole which I leave to my son Samuell.
  • I Leave to my son Robert two pounds ten shillings.
  • I Bequeath to my son Samuel the plantation and the horse before excepted with the plow and Takling and to enter to possess next March.
  • I apoint and order that Samuel shall pay to his sisters the sums of fifteen pounds current money of this government that is to say
  • Jean Four pounds
  • to Martha five pounds
  • and to Ann Six pounds
  • all to be paid within four years after the Date here of in
  • Every year of the four one fourth part of the sd fifteen pounds I leave to my son-in-law Hugh LINN Ten Shillings which is owing to me of John Porter BAKER.
  • I do appoint and order that Samuell my son Shall maintain and keep one cow Summer and Winter for the use of his mother enduring her life time and shall give to his mother yearly six Bushell of wheat and Ry.
  • I do leave my son Samuell to pay to his Brother Robert the above sd two pounds ten shillings.
  • I do Leave to my grandchildren Christopher and James HUSTON a bond which I have of Charles SIMONS of three pounds.
  • I do Leave my wife and my son Samuell to be my executors of this my last will and testament being in the perfect use of my Reason as witness my hand and seal the Day and year above written.
  • Signed and sealed in the presence of William McDOWELL Hugh CLARK; Probated January 6, 1726/7. Christopher HUSTON (seal)


  • 'This will identifies Ann Houston as the daughter of Christopher Houston.
  • A Samuel Houston is identified as his son.
  • Samuel died and left a will identifying some of his immediate relations that are also identified in his father's will, showing that he is indeed the son of Christopher.
  • He identifies his sister Ann as "Ann Walker" indicating that she had married by the date of his death, and that her husbands last name was "Walker.

Will of Samuel Houston, 1739, From Wills of Chester County, PA, extracts:

  • Will of Samuel Houston Chester CO., Pa, E. Nottingham farmer
    • listing wife Esther, Mother Martha, with his personal estate later going to Robert, Christopher and James Houston, ANNE WALKER, Margaret Linn, Jennet Linn, and Martha Linn.

Commentary: This is from an extract of Chester County wills. [Check original, and add to references]. The Anne Walker mentioned is believed to be Anne Houston Walker, wife of John III. This seems to be the only record referring to any of the Wigton Walker line in this area.



  • This will identifies Ann as Christopher's daughter.
  • He identifies other daughters under their married names, but Ann is not so identified indicating that at the time of his will Ann was not married.
  • This is consistent with her marriage to John Walker III in 1734.


DOB: c1676 or earlier; See Christopher Houston (c1676-c1726)/Child DOB Analysis

DOD: after December the 6th 1726, but before January 6, 1726/7; Date of Will, and probate date

POD: Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware

Based on Will:

  • Spouse: Martha -- Not named in Will, but identified as mother of son Samuel Houston in his will.
  • Child List:
    • Samuel Houston (c1699-c1736);
    • Robert Houston (c1701-?);
    • Jean Houston - Spouse: ? Linn aka Jeannette;
    • Martha Houston - Spouse: ? Linn;
    • Ann Houston (c1705-c1765) - Spouse: John Walker III (1705-c1776);
    • Margaret Houston (?-?) - Spouse: Hugh Linn (c1705-1785).
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Christopher Houston's Timeline

Age 29
Age 30
Orange County, North Carolina, Colonial America
Age 30
Age 37
January 6, 1726
Age 51
Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, Colonial America
January 6, 1726
Age 51
Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, United States