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Robert Houston

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: 1761 (40)
Timber Ridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Houston and Margaret "Mary" Houston
Husband of Margaret Dunlap Davidson
Father of Esther Davidson McKee; Maj. Samuel Houston; John Davidson Houston; Margaret Houston; Mary Letcher and 3 others
Brother of Samuel Houston; Margaret Mayes; Christopher Houston; Dr. William Houston; Ann M. Young and 9 others

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About Robert Houston

See Houston, 1882:22-23

Parents: son of John Houston

Born in Ireland about (1720). He lived on "Timber Ridge," some five or six miles northeast of Lexington, the county-seat of Rockbridge County, VA., and owned the farm on which the "Timber Ridge Church" is located. The first, church called by this name, was a log building, situated about two miles from the present stone house, in the direction of New Providence Church. The building of stone was erected in the year seventeen hundred and fifty-six (1756), and the "Timber Ridge Church" was organised in the same year.


  1. Margared DAVIDSON, daughter of Samuel and Ann Dunlap.

Their children were as follows:

  1. John Houston,
  2. Sam'l Houston,
  3. Bettie Houston,
  4. Margaret Houston,
  5. Esther Houston,
  6. Mary Houston.

Their parents lived and died at their first home on Timber Ridge, and their bodies were interred in what was know as the "Blue Ball Graveyard".


Birth: 1720 County Antrim, Northern Ireland Death: 1760 Timber Ridge Rockbridge County Virginia, USA

Sept 11, 1760: Will of Robert Houston/Huston, farmer --- wife Mary; son, John (infant) 95 acres on Collier's Creek; son James (infant) 200 acres adjoining place testator lives on; son, Samuel, already provided for 307 acres; daughter, Elizabeth, 5 shillings, already provided for; daughters Ann, Esther, Margaret, Mary.

Wife Mary; son John; brother Samuel Houston, Executors.

Teste: Daniel Lyle, Moses Trimble. Samuel McCoskey.

Proved 19th May 1761 by Lyle and Trimble and executors qualified (Mary's mark) with Daniel Lyle, John Houston, Jno. Lowry.

Family links:

 John Houston (1690 - 1755)
 Margaret Mary Cunningham Houston (1694 - 1754)

 Margaret Dunlap Davidson Houston (1720 - ____)

 Elizabeth Houston McClung (1739 - ____)*
 Samuel Davidson Houston (1745 - 1807)*
 Anne Houston Barnes (1758 - 1829)*

 Robert H Houston (1720 - 1760)
 James Houston (1729 - 1802)*
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Burial: Blue Ball Lexington Rockbridge County Virginia, USA

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Created by: Sue McDuffe:) Record added: May 11, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 89966462

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Robert Houston's Timeline

February 2, 1720
Antrim, Northern Ireland
Age 22
Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Age 24
Age 28
Age 34
Age 37
Age 40
Timber Ridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Age 40
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
Age 41