John Houston, II (1689 - 1754) MP

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Birthplace: Ulster, Ireland
Death: Died in Timber Ridge, Rockbridge/Augusta, Virginia, United States
Occupation: 1730, landed at New Castle, DE; settled in Lancaster Cty, PA; 1747, moved to Augusta County, VA; family became largest landholders in county; helped found Liberty (Wash & Lee)
Managed by: Tim Stamps
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About John Houston, II

  • another source claimed birthdate as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The following is copied from a manuscript found among the papers of Rev. Samuel Houston, of Rockbridge County, Va, the father of the writer:

  • "John Houston, my grandfather came from Ireland with is family when my father was nine years of age, about seventeen hundred and thirty-five (1735), bringing with him his mother, and wife, and all his childrn excepting the oldest son (James), who had received an education and was studing divinity, but died soon after the family left him of consumption. ... He remained after landing, in Pennsylvania, until his three oldest chilren were married; then removed to Virginia, and settled on 'Burden's Land;' and, with his son (and son-in-law-, John Montgomery), was a principal founder of the congregation of 'New Providence' to which he gave the name. In the cemetery of the dame, his mother, aged nienty seven (97), his wife, and himself, with several of his descendants, lie entombed.
  • "My grandfatherwas killed by a limb falling from a burning tree, as he walked under it, which with its point foremost, penetrated his skull, and in a moment dispatched his life."

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John Houston, II's Timeline

1689
1689
Ulster, Ireland
1710
1710
Age 21
Dauphin, PA, USA
1715
1715
Age 26
1717
1717
Age 28
Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
1717
Age 28
1719
1719
Age 30
Antrim, County Antrim, UK
1720
1720
Age 31
Ireland
1722
1722
Age 33
Ireland
1723
1723
Age 34
Ulster, Ireland
1727
1727
Age 38
Londonderry, Temlplemore, Ulster, Ireland