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John Houghton Family  



Rev. Dr. John W. Houghton says of he family and properties:

    James and John Houghton, who were pioneers in southern Indiana, then came up here with the first wave of settlement in Marshall County in the 1830s. John's son-in-law, Bayless Dixon (he was married to Emma Houghton) founded Union Town in the south-west part of his farm in 1844, then sold it to John's son, Thomas K. Houghton, which is when the name was changed to Marmont.

    Then Thomas K. Houghton sold the north part of the farm the part that wasn't in the village of Marmont to my own great-great-grandfather, James's son, Thomas Houghton. That chunk adjoined grandfather Thomas's main farm, on the northwest corner of 17th Road and Highway 17, across from the old Three Sisters. Over the years slices of what grandfather Thomas bought from his cousin have been gradually added back on to the north edge of town, most recently my great-aunt Ethel's land across from the high school.


John Houghton Birth: Dec 11 1754 Burleson (Bishop's Waltham), Hants, England Death: June 4 1828 Swanwick (Botley), Hants, England Marriage: Marriage to: Rachel Houghton (born Mears) Sep 11 1788 Bishop's Waltham, England son of Thomas Houghton & Ann Hewatt

married Sep 11 1788 Bishop's Waltham, England Rachel Mears Birth: June 28 1769 - Durley (Bishop's Waltham), Hants, England Death: June 3 1960 - Botley, Hants, England They had:
    1 Rachel Houghton,

    2 John Houghton Birth: Dec. 12, 1790 {20 Jan 1791} Titchfield, Hampshire, England Death: Feb. 26, 1877 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

    3 Elizabeth Houghton,

    4 Thomas Houghton,

    5 JAMES HOUGHTON was one of the pioneers of '36. Born in England in 1797
      JAMES HOUGHTON was one of the pioneers of '36. Born in England in 1797, he came to the United States when a young man and settled in Rush County, Indiana, where lie located on a farm and continued the avocation to which he had been trained. For some time he followed his trade of coach and wagon making, at which he was an expert. While in Rush County, he married HANNAH MORRIS, who was born in Ohio, December 8, 1800. James and Hannah Houghton came to Union Township in 1836. He had entered 160 acres of government land, and immediately began its improvement, developing in the course of time a most excellent farm. After clearing and putting under the plow a large portion of this tract, he sold the property and purchased a farm near Culver, which remained his homestead until his death.


    6 Edwin Houghton


1 John Houghton Birth: Dec. 12, 1790 {20 Jan 1791} Titchfield, Hampshire, England Death: Feb. 26, 1877 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall Indiana, John Houghton bought land in this township (Union twp. Rush county Indiana) on the first day of the land sale in October, 1820

married Rachel Logan Birth: Sep. 22, 1797 Cincinnati, Hamilton/Butler county, Ohio, Death: Jan. 22, 1842 Marshall, Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery dau. of Patrick Logan & Sally Nancy Harper

They had:
    2 Emma Houghton Dickson Birth: Nov 6 1822 Death: June 3 1917

    3 John Houghton (1824-1825)

    4 Zenobia Houghton Russell Birth: Apr. 23, 1826 Rush/Fayette County Indiana, Death: Jan. 1, 1904 Marshall Co., Indiana

    5 Thomas Knight Houghton Birth: 2 February 1828 - Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, Death: 15 September 1903 - Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana

    6 Elizabeth R. Houghton Brooke (1829 - 1855)25 Oct 1852, Elizabeth married John K. Brooke. They had:
      John Houghton Brooke (1853 - 1922) married 23 Apr 1878, Marshall, Indiana Barbara Grether (sp?). It was a second marriage for Barbara. She had previously married Jefferson Houghton, a cousin of John's.


    7 Catherine Houghton Birth: Jul. 7, 1832 Death: Sep. 16, 1899 {1900}

    8 Rachel Houghton Birth: Aug 4 1835 Death: Sep 5 1844 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Indiana

    9 John William Houghton Birth: August 4, 1835 Indiana, Death: October 25, 1902 burial October 25. 1902 Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana married 2 Jun 1865 Abbie/Abbey Jennie Ewing Birth: September 15, 1842 Ohio Death: October 31, 1916 Summit County, Ohio Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana

    10 Eliza Houghton (1838 - 1838)

    11 James E Houghton (1839 - 1903) Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana married Rebecca Sevina Baxter (1844 - ____)


married 2nd 14 Apr 1844 in Marshall County Indiana Elizabeth McLaughlin. Birth: 1804 Death: Sep. 12, 1876 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall Indiana,

Genereation Two

2 Emma Houghton Dickson Birth: Nov 6 1822 Death: June 3 1917 Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Maple Grove Cemetery enear Argos Walnut Twp, Marshall, Indiana

married Aug 17 1843 - Marshall, Indiana Bayless Lewis Dickson son of Platt Bayless Dickson & Elizabeth Brownlee

They had:
    Adelaide Rachel [Rachel Adelaide] Dickson Birth: June 1 1844 - Marshall County Indiana Death: Aug 6 1866 - Marshall County Indiana Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery enear Argos Walnut Twp, Marshall, Indiana

    Zenobia Eveline Dickson Birth: July 21, 1848 Marshall County Indiana Death: September 11, 1849 Marshall County Indiana Burial: McDonald/Bucklew, Union tpw. (Rutland), Marshall County, Indiana

    Oriella Katherine "Kate" Dickson Birth: Apr 12 1852 - Marshall, Indiana Death: Sep 13 1918 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Maple Grove Cemetery near Argos Walnut Twp, Marshall, Indiana married Jasper Newton Hess Birth: Aug. 15, 1844 Death: Nov. 1, 1913 Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Maple Grove Cemetery near Argos Walnut Twp, Marshall, Indiana Elias Hess & Lucinda Wright
      Jasper N Hess was born in Elkhart county Ind August 15 1844 and was reared on a farm and was given a liberal education in the schools of Goshen In 1866 he graduated from the Eastman National business college of Chicago and for two years following was traveling salesman for the Studebaker Bros manufacturers of wagons and carriages at South Bend Ind

      In 1868 he joined his father on a farm near Argos and four years later became book keeper for a lumber company of Windfall Ind From 1874 to 1876 he was engaged in the grain and lumber trade at Argos

      In 1876 he embarked in the hardware and furniture business at the same place which he continued for four years During this period he was for four years postmaster of Argos resigning the office in 1879 Since abandoning merchandising he has mainly been engaged in the lumber business in Arkansas Michigan and Indiana

      September 15 1874 he wedded Oriella K Dickson daughter of Bayless L and Emma Houghton Dickson both natives of Indiana the former born in 1818 and died in 1874 the latter born in 1822 The father was a minister of the gospel in the Christian church Mrs Hess was born in this county April 12 1852 and the mother of one daughter namely Lu Emma

      Mr and Mrs Hess are members of the Christian church He is a member of the Argos lodge No 399 F & AM and in politics a staunch republican He is one of the progressive citizens of Argos and enjoys the esteem of a host of friends In 1886 he made an unsuccessful race as the republican candidate for county auditor of Marshall being beaten by a majority of 180 votes while two years before Blaine was beaten in the county by a majority of 761 This gives evidence of the high position in the esteem and respect of his fellow citizens that Mr Hess occupies - -pg. 254-5 - History of Indiana: Containing a History of Indiana and Biographical Sketches of Governors and Other Leading Men. Also a Statement of the Growth and Prosperity of Marshall County, Together with a Personal and Family History of Many of Its Citizens, Volume 2 Brant, Fuller, 1890


    Pheobe [Phebe] Elizabeth Dickson Birth: Aug 1 1854 - Indian Death: 1908 Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery enear Argos Walnut Twp, Marshall, Indiana married Sep 8 1877 Marshall, Indiana John B. Weimer Birth: 1852 ? Marshall Cty? Indiiana Death: 1916 Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Marshall County, Indiana

    Rosetta J Dickson Birth: Oct 1864 - Marshall, Parke, Indian Death: May 8 1936 - Bakersfield, Kern, California Burial: Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern County, California married Jan 5 1886 Argos Marshall county Indiana Charles Herbert Wilmarth Birth: Feb 3 1864 - Sandwich, De Kalb, Illinois Death: January 20, 1953 Contra Costa, California, Burial: Bakersfield, Kern, California son of Leander Wilmarth and Louisa Streeter Wilmarth (Van Buskirk)


4 Zenobia Houghton Russell Birth: Apr. 23, 1826 Rush/Fayette County Indiana, Death: Jan. 1, 1904 Marshall Co., Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

married Dec 25 1875 Marshall county Indiana James Hinkston Russell Birth: August 25, 1821 St. Joe Co., Indiana Death: December 25, 1875 Todd, Minnesota Son of John Russell, Jr and Sarah Hinkson

They had:
    Oriana "Ora" Kate Russell 1848-1920 married 21 Oct 1869 Marshall county Indiana WIlliam Henry SImons

    Emma Eugenia Russell 1ndiana Death: 1961 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana married William H. Richey Birth: Mar 1848 Ohio Death: 1917 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

    Frances E Russell Birth: July 13 1860 - Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana Death: June 29 1911 - Angola, Steuben, Indiana married Edward Frank Meyers Edward Frank Meyers Birth: December 26, 1858 Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, Death: December 19, 1925 Coffeyville, Montgomery, Kansas,

    Lulu Sarah Russell Birth: April 26, 1866 Indiana

    Fannie Russell Birth: April 26, 1866 Indiana


5 Thomas Knight Houghton Birth: 2 February 1828 - Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, Death: 15 September 1903 - Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana Burial: 9/15/1903 Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana

married 1) 28 Dec 1852 in St. Joseph County, Indiana. Elizabeth Fowler (1831-1854 )

They had:
    Harriete Houghton Birth: April 18, 1853 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana Death: May 2, 1854 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana


married 2) Sarah Jane Dunham Birth: Feb 2 1828 - Indiana Death: Sep 15 1903 La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana dau of William M Dunham & Mary
    John M. Houghton Birth: 1855 Death: February 7, 1860 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana

    Edmond M. Houghton Birth: December 11, 1857 Death: October 8, 1864 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana

    Harriet "Hattie" L Houghton Birth: April 18, 1860 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana Death: December 27, 1932 (72) Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana married Dec 28 1881 - Marshall, Indiana Rollo B. Oglesbee Birth: Circa 1859 - Indiana Death: Aug 1908 son of Nathan Haines Oglesbee & Parents: Lydia A Doolittle

    Luella H Houghton Birth: May 2, 1862 Death: 1920 Burial: Oak Park Cemetery Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana married John H Green

    Anna Z. Houghton Birth: Mar 10 1866 - Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana Death: May 20 1944 - Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois

    James K. Houghton Birth: December 7, 1870 Plymouth Marshall, Indiana Death: February 8, 1911 (40) Denver Colorado (self inflicted wound ) Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana married Maude May Reynolds Birth: October 1872


7 Catherine Houghton Birth: Jul. 7, 1832 Death: Sep. 16, 1899 {1900} Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

married 15 May 1855 Marshall county IndianaHorace Corbin {1824-Unknown} Birth: May 21, 1827 Death: Nov. 4, 1897 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

They had:
    Manfred Houghton Corbin Birth: April 1, 1856 Marshall, Indiana Death: 1904 Burial: Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana married Sept 1875 Elizabeth J. Logan Birth: 1849 Indiana

    Frances Zenobia Corbin Birth: Feb 17 1858 - Marshall, Indiana Death: Sep 17 1859 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

    William Knight Corbin Birth: Oct 16 1859 - Marshall, Indiana Death: Sep 5 1932 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

    James Ernest Corbin Birth: Jan 26 1862 - Marshall, Indiana Death: May 8 1869 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

    Horace Edwin Corbin Birth: Sep. 17, 1864 Death: Jan. 31, 1913 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

    John Charles Corbin [Charles E ] Corbin 4 Oct 1867 in Marshall County, Indiana ; married Circa 1893 Adaline M. [-?-] born Sep 1869 in Wisconsin

    Harcourt Cleon [Cleon H] Corbin Birth: Jan 3 1870 - Marshall, Indiana Death: Oct 4 1932 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana


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