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Margaret Houston (McClung)

Birthplace: Ulster, Northern Ireland
Death: Died in Rockbridge County, Virginia
Place of Burial: Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel McClung and Peggy Houston
Wife of Samuel 'John' Houston
Mother of Sarah Potts; Christopher Houston; Robert Houston; John Houston; Margaret Bone and 3 others

Occupation: Emigrated with son and family, 1735, -Note: From Charles Sterlings's "Ragains Website"
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About Margaret Houston

Cleburne Huston, in his book "Bold Legacy, the Story of the Houston/Huston Ancestors", cites Aimee Houston Eck's book "William Huston of Voluntown CT." In the book she states that William was the brother of John Houston, Gentleman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730 with his widowed mother, wife Margaret Cunningham, 4 sons and 2 daughters.


  1. Samuel John HOUSTON who died in Ireland before 1730.


  1. Christopher Houston,   b. 1680, Ireland ,   d. 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. John Houston, Sr,   b. 1690, Antrim, Northern Ireland ,   d. 15 May 1755, New Providence, Augusta, Virginia, USA
  3. Joseph Houston,   b. 1692, Antrim, Northern Ireland ,   d. 29 Oct 1740, Montgomery, Orange, New York, USA
  4. William Houston,   b. 1694, Strabaul, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland ,   d. 1740, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA
  5. Sarah Houston,   b. 1695, Ireland ,   d. 1742, Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA
  6. Mary Ann Houston,   b. 1698, Antrim, Northern Ireland
  7. Margaret Houston,   b. 1700, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA ,   d. 1760, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
  8. Robert Houston,   b. 1720, Ireland ,   d. May 1761, Augusta, Virginia, USA



  •, Hoffman, Susan Vaughan Montgomery, (Location: Madison, Alabama; Date: 2009;), Website posted by Susan Vaughan Montgomery Hoffman and other family collaborators, including Russ Montgomery, about the history of John Montgomery and Margaret Alexander Montgomery as it relates to John Montgomery and Esther Houston of Virginia.

Appendix section covering John Houston information

Birth: 1650 County Antrim, Northern Ireland Death: 1747 Timber Ridge Rockbridge County Virginia, USA

Margaret and John Samuel were the parents of:

Samuel/ John McClung/1689 m. Margaret Cunningham

Came to America about 1735 with her son and six of his seven children. She died at age 97 in Rockbridge County, VA, and is buried in New Providence Cemetery.

After the death of Samuel Houston, John McClung Houston, his wife Margaret (nee Cunningham), his 80 year old mother, Margaret (McClung) Houston, and 6 of his 7 children sailed for America. They and the other emigrant passengers became suspicious that the Captain of their ship and the crew were planning to rob them and kill them, as they had sold all of their property in Ireland and had with them trunks of gold aboard. After discovering that many of the passengers knew how to sail and navigate the ship, they took over the ship and placed the Captain and crew in irons while they safely sailed the ship to Philadelphia. They settled 100 miles from Philadelphia in Lancaster, PA, and lived there for 17 years.

Family links:

 John Houston (1690 - 1755)*
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Note: 5-11-2012, Photo Vol states: "I have photographed all the early Houstons in the cemetery. The earliest stone I have found still standing is John Houston who died in September of 1791."

Burial: New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery Raphine Rockbridge County Virginia, USA

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Created by: Sue McDuffe:) Record added: May 11, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 89959897

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Margaret Houston's Timeline

Ulster, Northern Ireland
Age 7
Northern Ireland
Age 7
Age 11
Age 21
Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland
Age 33
Northern Ireland
Age 79
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
Age 89
Rockbridge County, Virginia