William Houghton (1757 - 1835)

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Birthplace: Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey
Death: Died in Homer, Cortland, New York, USA
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About William Houghton

William Houghton, son of Col Joab Houghton and wife Catherine Runyan, was born September 25 1757. He married Margaret Sexton, who was born October 29 1775.

Margaret was the daughter of Judge Jared Sexton of Hopewell who represented Hunterdon county in the legislature 1777-1779 and filled many public offices until the time of his death, which occurred May 10 1785 at the age of 48.

Some time before 1830, William and Margaret moved to Cortland County, New York, creating a home known as Houghton's Hill, and spent the rest of their days there. William died June 29, 1835, aged 78, and his widow died March 6, 1864, aged 88. They are buried in the Atwater Cemetery near Homer, New York.

Children of William Houghton and wife Margaret Sexton:

  • Sarah, born August 7, 1794, died 1873 unmarried
  • Nancy, born January 28, 179,6 married Palmer Price
  • Caroline, born March 31, 1798, married Joseph Hart
  • William Sexton, born 1803, died 1805
  • John Sexton, born September 9, 1805, married Lucy A. Alvord, and died at Marengo, Illinois on August 28, 1865
  • Aaron, born January 22, 1807, died March 1, 1837
  • Joab, born February 25, 1810, and died at Las Vegas, New Mexico on January 31 1876, leaving a wife and six children
  • Elizabeth, born November 28, 1812, married Jeremiah Devoe
  • William, born December 26, 1816, died in Chase Co, Kansas on January 25, 1890, leaving a wife and six children

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1757
September 25, 1757
Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey
1793
1793
Age 35
Hopewell, Cumberland, NJ, USA
1794
August 7, 1794
Age 36
1796
January 28, 1796
Age 38
1798
March 31, 1798
Age 40
1803
1803
Age 45
1805
September 9, 1805
Age 47
1807
January 22, 1807
Age 49
1811
1811
Age 53
United States
1812
November 28, 1812
Age 55