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Thomas Houghton

Birthplace: Middlesex, NJ, USA
Death: Died in Hopewell, NJ, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Houghton of New Jersey and Dyna Houghton
Husband of Maria Houghton
Father of Absolom Houghton; John Houghton; Colonel Joab Houghton, Sr; Alice Stout; Sarah Merrill and 3 others
Brother of Hannah Ann Mershon

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About Thomas Houghton

Thomas Houghton was born on Sep 14, 1700 in Stony Brook, Middlesex Co., New Jersey ["the youngest"; Primm: 1700] and  died in 1760 at Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey.  

  • Parents: John Houghton (c 1660-1709) & Dyna Phillips (1657-1748) 


  1. on 26 April 1723 at Hopewell, New Jersey to Maria Mershon b. Mar 5, 1701/2."They began their married life on the Stony Brook farm where he had been born and which he had inherited." 


  1.  Absolom Houghton+ b. 7 Jul 1723, d. 11 Oct 1798 married Rebecca Disbrow.
  2. John Houghton+ b. 1725 married Sarah ?.
  3. Col. Joab Houghton+ b. 10 Jul 1725, d. 17 Oct 1798 married Catharine Runyan.
  4. Thomas Houghton Jr b. 1727, d. 1795.  No known marriage or children.
  5. Sarah Houghton b. 1730 married John Merrill.
  6. Anne Houghton+ b. 1734 married John Smith.
  7. Elizabeth Houghton+ b. 5 Jul 1735 married Abraham Stout.
  8. Mary Houghton b. 1737 No known marriage, children or death date.
  9. Alice Houghton+ b. 1737  or 1739 d. b Oct 1775 married Abraham Stout, her sister Elizabeth's widower, in 1774. 



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Thomas Houghton's Timeline

September 14, 1700
Middlesex, NJ, USA
July 7, 1723
Age 22
Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey
July 10, 1725
Age 24
Mercer, NJ or Hopewell, Hunterdon, NJ
Age 24
Stony Brook, Middlesex, New Jersey
Age 36
Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey
Age 63
Hopewell Mercer, New Jersey, United States
Age 63
Hopewell, NJ, USA
Stony Brook, Middlesex, New Jersey