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John Houston

Also Known As: ""Gentleman John""
Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: April 24, 1754 (64)
Timber Ridge Plantation, Timber Ridge, Augusta, now Rockbridge County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Raphine, Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel 'John' Houston; Robert Huston; Margaret Mary Houston and Grace Newlin Benson
Husband of Margaret "Mary" Houston
Father of Samuel Houston; Margaret Mayes; Christopher Houston; Dr. William Houston; Ann M. Young and 10 others
Brother of Anne Todd; Robert Christopher Houston; Sarah Potts; Rev. Joseph Houston; William Houston and 5 others

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: Kitt Nelson Hirasaki
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About John Houston

  • 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 grandfather was 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's Timeline

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
September 15, 1704
Age 14
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 15
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 20
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Age 25
Antrim, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Age 25
Age 27
Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
February 2, 1720
Age 30
Antrim, Northern Ireland
Age 32
Ulster, Ireland