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201 Martha was the third wife of Young Gresham Houston, as listed in the 1860 Holmes County census. Alexander, Martha (I2079)
202 Mary was a first cousin, once removed, of John Camp Tarpley, Mary (I8648)
203 Mary's maiden name Jordan or Smith. Not sure. Jordan, Mary (I5869)
204 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Glass, Margaret Alice (I0439)
205 Mattie Ruth Dial, daughter of Franklin Jackson Dial, born Aug. 20,1889,
Coweta County, Georgia, died July 4,1979, Morgan County, Alabama. She
married Jesse Moses Philpot ( brother of Aunt Carry's husband, Calvin L.
Philpot ) Their children were: Frank and Joe (twins)
My Great Aunt Mattie was always the lady. According to family stories her
husband had a bit of a drinking problem so she ran him off and he died not
many years after. She owned a lovely old home in Decatur that she converted
to a boarding house, today it would be a bed and breakfast. She made a good
living for herself and her sons. Frank and Joe both earned Doctorate degrees
in Education. Joe worked at the state capitol in Montgomery in some capacity
and Frank became President of Memphis State University. 
Dial, Mattie Ruth (I3837)
206 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Moore, Melanie Catrine (I0003)
207 Melinda passed about 4 PM Hawaii Standard Time on October 4, 2014 after a long struggle with cancer. She was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and by early 2013 it had spread to other parts of her body including her lungs. Moore, Melinda Frances (I0005)
208 Middle name spelling was possibly Parolle. Martin, Malita Paralee (I6145)
209 Miss Robertson attended Denver University and is a graduate of Texas University. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Reagan Literary Society. Her fiance attended Rice Institute and will graduate from tl United States Naval Academy in Annapolis this June. He has been appointed to Flight Training School in Pensacela, Florida. Robertson, Eugenia Lenore (I8446)
210 Missionary in Bolivia in 2010. Email: xavierlopez@fbmi.org
Lopez, Xavier (I8916)
211 Mother of Thomas M. Moore was possibly a Cherokee Indian. Harper, Cynthia B. (I8910)
212 Moved from South Carolina to Brunswick, Ga in 1852
Waters, Mary Ann Elizabeth (I1244)
213 Moved to Arizona

Ollie Davis, our beloved Mother and Grandmother, age 93, has joined our Father, Onis Davis on October 25, 2005. Born Ollie Louise Sims on October 12, 1912 in Shawmut, Alabama, Ollie moved to Arizona in 1945 as a war bride. She raised two daughters, was a lifetime member of the Church of Beatitudes and was involved in the Horseless Carriage Club for many years. Ollie always had a smile on her face and loved everyone she met. She was a wonderful grandmother to her two grandkids and a loving aunt to many. Survived by her daughters, Sharon Watkins (Clif) and Dianna Piles (Larry), two grandchildren, Heather and Brandon Watkins, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, October 28th from 5-8:00PM at Greenwood Memory Lawn Chapel, 719 N. 27th Ave. Funeral Ceremony will be held Saturday, October 29th, 3:00PM at Greenwood Memory Lawn Serenity Chapel, 719 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. Burial will follow.  
Sims, Ollie Louise (I4677)
214 Moved to Troup County. Arnold, Mary (I2051)
215 Moved to Utah and became a Mormon.

Social Security No. 403-09-9481

Worked overseas in Saudi Arabia for the Arabian American Oil Company (Standard Oil of California) until 1947. 
Houston, Herman Alexander (I0030)
216 Name could be Lupsy Wickers

Name could be Lupsy Wickers 
Wicker, Martha Jane Terpsichore (I4848)
217 Name may have been Hooper instead of Hopper.

Ref: http://www.chouston.f2s.com/Alltrees/dat2295.html#7 
Hopper, John (I0599)
218 Name may have been Martha Ruth Leonard Beavers, Martha Ruth (I1970)
219 Name spelled Venoner on 1920 US Census Deering, Venaler E. (I8148)
220 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Robertson, Emma Jean (I4900)
221 Never Married.
Co. G, 7th Ga. Infantry (Confederate).
Lt. J. W. Houston died at Culpepper, VA, of wound received in the battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861. 
Houston, James W. (I2020)
222 Never married.
Died from cancer.

Never married.
Died from cancer. 
Robertson, Marian Elizabeth (I0189)
223 Never Married.

Never Married. 
Robinson, Mary Foster (I4864)
224 Never married. Camp, Victoria Elizabeth (I0326)
225 Never married. Allen, Virginia Auville (I1299)
226 Never married. Allen, Cornelia Morgan (I1305)
227 Never married. Conder, Margaret M. (I4617)
228 Nickname: Hattie. Houston, Harriet Elizabeth (I2016)
229 Nicknamed "Mattie".
Name may have been Mattie F. Moore 
Moore, Martha Francis "Mattie" (I0405)
230 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Davis, Frederick (I8139)
231 Notes about my Grandfather, Thomas M. Moore..... (Name was thought from one source to be Thomas Tifton Moore)

One story says he was born at Rome, GA and then adopted by an Aunt and Uncle living there.

1880 Census shows Thomas living in Shelby County, Alabama
Head of Household: Robert C. Wilson
Wife: Sarah E (Moore)
Newborn Daughter: Mary
Nephew: Thomas Moore, age approx. 11

Parents of Sarah, born 1848:

William Henry Moore (our Great-great Grandfather) b 2-19-1803, GA; died 2-28-1889, AL
Buried in Moore's Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama
Catherine McElroy, b 1808, GA; died 1868 AL
Buried in Moore's Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama
(McElroy has been spelled various ways, including Mackelroy and Muckleroy)
Parents of Catherine: Andrew McElroy, b 1750 NC; d 2-16-1823, Huntsville, AL
Home in 1850: Shelby, Alabama Household Members: Name, Age Andrew Moore 13 Catherine Moore 41 Joannah Moore 6 John Moore 14 Martin Moore 4 Mary Moore 7 Sarah Moore 2 Thomas Moore 10 William Moore 47

John T. Moore (our Great Grandfather) b 12-3-1835, AL; died 8-27-1879 Mississippi
Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi. Inscription ongrave reads: Son of William H. and Catherine Moore. John served as Confederate soldier 1861, 1862, 1863, PVT, Co A, 30th MS Inf.
Cynthia Harper, b 12-2-1837, York, SC; died 3-20-1871, in Rome, GA
Buried in Moore's Cemetery, Shelby County, AL
Parents of Cynthia: Matthew Harper, Martha Harper
John married Cynthia Harper 7-29-1869, Shelby, AL
Tom (our Grandfather) born approximately 5-1870

Thomas M. Moore was buried at Hickman Cemetery at Sylacauga, Alabama according to Mom's family Bible. No gravestone was found during a personal visit by me, Joseph Dean Moore, about 1998.

1920 U.S. CENSUS lists him as T. M. Moore age 52, indicating an approx. birth year of 1868...............Wife Ramsey misspelled. Pansy is correct.

1920 United States Federal Census
about Clarence Moore
Name: Clarence Moore
Home in 1920: Childersburg, Talladega, Alabama
Age: 8 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: T M
Father's Birth Place: Alabama
Mother's name: Ramsey
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Image: 202
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
T M Moore 52
Ramsey Moore 41
Lonnie Moore 19
Clara Moore 16
Oliver Moore 14
Eugene Moore 12
Clifton Moore 10
Clarence Moore 8
Virgel Moore 5
Ellie Moore 3
Florence Moore 1

New Information from my sister Martha in 2014.......about Thomas M. Moore

Baby born 1869, or early 1870. At any rate, she was pregnant when they got married.

As I recall, the 1870 census showed an infant boy, not yet named at that time. This in itself is strange.

Cynthia B. Harper, baby's mother, was born in York, SC.


Cynthia Harper is buried in Moore's Cemetery, Shelby, Alabama.  
Moore, Thomas M. (I0120)
Social Security Death Index; SSN: 455-62-1824
Name: Annie Good; Born: 16 Sep 1899; Died: Jan 1976
Last Residence: 76673 Mount Calm, Hill, Texas, United States of America
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (1956)
Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name: Annie Good
Death Date: 18 Jan 1976
Death County: Hill
Gender: Female 
Scott, Annie Elizabeth (I1767)
233 Notes for Frances Houston:
State of Georgia, Coweta County: ... March ... Eighteen hundred and fifty five ... Elijah A. Davis Admr and Martha A. Houston admx upon the Estate of Oliver Houston late of said State & County deceased $6.91 dollars in full & entire & complete satisfaction of all the right title interest property claim or demand I might have in the right of of my wife in & upon the estate real & personal of said Oliver Houston deceased my Father in law ; and Elijah A. Davis Admr and Martha A. Houston admx as aforesaid is hereby fully and Entirely discharged & acquitted of any and all further claims arising paid upon said Estate as aforesaid in the right of my wife.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of ....
Samuel Houston
Children of Frances Houston and Samuel Houston are:
56 i. Georgia Houston, born 1846.
57 ii. Irvin Houston, born 1848.
58 iii. Elizabeth Houston, born 1852.
59 iv. Frances Houston, born 1854.
60 v. William Houston, born 1856.
61 vi. Charles Houston, born 1858.
62 vii. Newton Houston, born 1860.
63 viii. Emma Houston, born 1862.
64 ix. Samuel Houston, born 1862.
65 x. Dovie Houston, born 1867.
66 xi. James Robert Houston, born 28 Feb 1870 in Fayette Co., GA; died 21 Dec 1945 in Fayette Co., GA. He married Nancy Thomas 23 Oct 1895 in Coweta Co., GA; born 1879 in Fayette Co., GA; died 21 Sep 1936 in Fayette Co., GA. 
Houston, Frances (I0680)
234 Notes for John Bennington Boggs:

First cousin of the wife of President Ulysses S. Grant, Julia Boggs Dent.
Boggs, John Bennington (I1207)
235 Notes for John Houston III:
Georgia, Coweta County - I John Houston of the County and State aforesaid living at this time of Sound & disponing mind and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make this my last will and testament giving bequeathing and distributing all my estate both real and personal with which I have been blessed by a kind providence in the manner and form mentioned in the following items.
Item 1st It is my desire that all my just debts be paid
Item 2nd It is my desire that the balance of my property after paying all my just debts be kept together for the benefit of my wife & children.
Item 3rd It is my desire that each one of my children now with me Shall when they marry or become of age draw from my Estate one Negro equal in value to the one given by me to my daughter Elizabeth Rollins when she married.
Item 4th It is my desire whenever my youngest child shall become of age and draw in proportions to the rest that my wife shall then draw one Negroe of the same value as those drawn by each of my children which Negro shall be for her own separate use to be disposed of as she may think proper.
Item 5th It is my desire that the residue of my property be equally divided between my wife and my children.
Item 6th It is my desire that my wife shall not be held accountable for any of the proceeds resulting from the property belonging to my Estate It being my m ... that said proceeds shall be used by my wife as she may think proper in maintaining and educating my children.
Item 7th I do hereby Constitue and appoint my son in law James Rollins sole Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me. John Houston
2 Mar 1851 (witnessed by John ..., P. A. White, ...) 
Houston, John III (I0176)
236 Notes for Mary Houston:

An old record say that she was "posses with a high order of intellectual endowments, and afforded educational and social advantages suitable thereto, she became noted in her early womanhood for excellence in the attainments of a liberal education in general literature, arts and history."

The same record says, "During the life of her distinguished brother, Hon. George S. Houston, as a member of Congress, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Governor of Alabama, later U.S. Senator, she spent much time in our state and national capitals. She thus occupied prominent places in the social life of those great centers, becoming meanwhile an ardent and apt student of political history, state and national."

Notes for Ambrose Bourland Gilbert:

Ambrose Barker Gilbert. His middle name, and his mother's surname, uncertain. 
Houston, Mary Alsis Charlotte (I0616)
237 Notes for Russell Houston

Attorney, Judge, chief counsel of the Louisville & Nashville RR
(L&N) for over 25 years, later President of the same company.
Also, later Judge, Supreme Court of TN

Russell Houston

from Lawyers and Lawmakers of Kentucky, pp. 190-191: Home More

RUSSELL HOUSTON, one of the eminent law practitioners of
Kentucky, was born in Williamson county, Tennessee, January 20, 1810,
and died in Louisville October 1, 1895, The family of which he was a
representative removed from South Carolina to Tennessee in 1795.
Russell Houston was educated in Georgetown College, Kentucky, studied
law under the direction of James Clark, in Nashville, Tennessee, and
entered on the practice in 1835, at Columbia, Tennessee. He took an
active part in the Indian war in Florida, and after returning therefrom in
1847, settled in Nashville, where he was associated in the active practice with Colonel Cahal, Judge
A. O. P. Nicholson, Judge Nathaniel Baxter and Neil S. Brown, all distinguished members of that
bar. He was without political ambition and filled but one office, that of representative in the
Tennessee legislature in 1851-2

Mr. Houston took an active interest in the developments of his native state and in the building of the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad, was one of the first directors of the company in Tennessee and was
thenceforth continuously connected with the corporation. In 1864 be removed to Louisville and filled
the office of vice-president of the road until the death of Hon. James Guthrie, when he became
president. In the establishment of the law department as a separate branch of the railroad service he
was tendered and accepted the position of chief counsel, which he held until his death.

Mr. Houston was singularly vigorous in mind and body, was a dose observer of men and possessed
a retentive memory and a genial temperament. He was a Unionist throughout the war and a stanch
friend of Andrew Johnson in the administration of the affairs of his native state in the re-adjustment
during the war. By the appointment of Mr. Johnson while governor of Tennessee, Mr. Houston filled
a place on the bench of the supreme court d that state for a time, helping to bring order out of chaos.
He refused to accept any salary for the time he served, his labors being freely given for the good of
the commonwealth He held a commanding position at the bar and had the respect and confidence of
the people.

from Memorial History of Louisville, pp. 356-358: Home

RUSSELL HOUSTON, eminent as a member of the Kentucky bar for more than twenty-five years,
and for twenty-five years before that one of the leading members of the bar of Tennessee, was born
in Williamson County, Tennessee January 20, 1810 and died in Louisville, full of years and honors
October 1, 1895. His father, David Houston-who was a son of John Houston of South Carolina as
a planter, and married Hannah Reagan, of that State, in 1795. Shortly after his marriage he moved
to Tennessee, where he resided until the subject of this sketch was eight years of age at which time
having purchased a large tract of land in Alabama, he moved his family, and settled in that State. As
soon as they were settled in their new home, a teacher was engaged and his sons were there
prepared for college. Russell Houston first attended college at Georgetown, Kentucky, but
subsequently entered the University of Nashville, from which he graduated.

He studied law with Mr. James Clark, a lawyer of high standing at the Nashville bar, and began the
practice of his profession in 1835 at Columbia, Tennessee. Among his first friends and clients in his
new home was ex-President James K. Polk, whose friendship and kindness to him on the threshold
of his professional career was a recollection that he ever delighted to recall. The Florida Indian War
breaking out shortly after he commenced the practice of his profession, he was one of the first
volunteers from his State, enlisting in Colonel Cahal's regiment Colonel Cahal was so impressed by
young Houston's character and mind during the months passed together in Florida that at the close of
the war he tendered him a partnership, which was accepted.

In 1844 he married Grizelda Polk, daughter of Dr. William J. Polk, who was a brother of Bishop
Leonidas Polk, and in 1847 he moved to Nashville, where his reputation had preceded him. He soon
took high rank at the bar, which at the time numbered among its members some of the ablest lawyers
of the country. Besides Colonel Cahal, he had associated with him as partner in his practice in
Tennessee Judge A. O. P. Nicholson, of Columbia, Governor Neil S. Brown and Judge Nathaniel
Baxter, of Nashville, all of whom were lawyers of distinguished abilities. Judge Houston was wholly
without political ambition and never offered for office but once. He took great interest in the
development of his State, and to promote its development by assisting in securing liberal legislation,
he was induced to offer for the Legislature, to which he was elected, serving in the sessions of 1851
and 1852. When the Louisville & Nashville Railroad was projected, he look an active interest in it,
and contributed much toward achieving its successful consummation, taking a leading part in
obtaining such legislation in Tennessee as was necessary to enable the Kentucky corporation to
extend the line of its road into Nashville. He was one of the first directors of the company in the State
of Tennessee, and was continuously connected with the corporation in different capacities from that
time to the day of his death.

In 1864 Judge Houston moved to the city of Louisville, and at the earnest solicitation of the Hon.
James Guthrie--who was president of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad?accepted the
vice-presidency of the company, which he held until Mr. Guthrie's death, whom he succeeded as
president, filling out the former's term. Soon after this, the law department of the company was
established, and Judge Houston was tendered and accepted the position of chief counsel, which he
held continuously to the day of his death.

In politics, Judge Houston affiliated with the Whig party as long as that party was in existence, and
after the war with the Democratic party. When the dominant political issue became union or disunion
he took a firm stand for the Union, a strong love and pride of country being one of his striking
characteristics. His commanding position at the bar and his high character as a man gave him weight
and influence with the military authorities in Nashville, which he exerted in behalf of his Southern
friends, saving many from hardships and trials they would otherwise have been subjected to. When
the Supreme Court of Tennessee was reorganized under the administration of Governor Andrew
Johnson, he appointed Mr. Houston to a position on that bench, which the latter accepted at the
urgent request of the governor consenting to serve only long enough to get the judicial machinery into
satisfactory operation. When he had accomplished this he resigned the office and refused to accept
any salary for his services. Johnson had the highest opinion of his ability as a lawyer and jurist, and
after the former became President, he again manifested his high appreciation of Judge Houston by
declaring it to be his purpose to tender him a position in the Supreme Court of the United States,
should a vacancy on that bench occur during his administration.

Vigorous physically and mentally far beyond the age at which most men succumb to the weight of
years, he was a strikingly interesting man during the latter years of his life. Acute in his observations,
rich in experiences and reminiscences, he was singularly attractive to the younger men of his
profession, who entertained for him almost a filial regard.

The esteem in which he was held by his fellow citizens was evidenced at the time of his death by the
feeling tributes of respect paid his memory by the entire press of the city, and in an eloquent
memorial by the bar.

Judge Houston left surviving him a family consisting of Mrs. Houston and their four children, Mr.
Allen P. Houston and Mrs. Lytle Buchanan of Louisville, Mrs. George H. Hull of New York, and
Mrs. Joseph L. Ferrell of Philadelphia.

Houston, Russell (I1047)
238 Notes from Sheridan C. Randolph in May, 2000.......

All the information except William Henry Robertson and his descendants came
to me from a source that appeared to have access to a Bible record. The
later deaths and marriages may not have come from that record. I do believe
that this is a complete record of John Wilson's children. According to the
family he (JWR) had feet so large that the CSA could not provide him shoes
for a uniform and instead put him in charge of a salt (saltpeter?) mine
during the War. I think he was living with his oldest daughter in Brundidge
when he died. Aunt Mary Lee Robinson told me that because he had five
daughters before he had a son, that they nearly starved to death since there
was no one to help JWR on the farm. She was given to some drama in this
regard, but I am sure that it was a struggle to support the family.[Rob12.FTW]
Robertson, John Wilson (I1742)
239 Notes:

Sorry, I have had problems solving my password to be able to post on the forum. Finally got it solved. Yes, I do believe John Y. Huston was the father of Andrew J. Huston. I believe his wife was Elizabeth "Betsy" Maddox. Have found out that Thomas Trammell and wife Mary had grandchildren in Marion Co. AL was Andrew Houston, son of Elizabeth Houston, formerly Elizabeth Maddux, deceased, of Marion County AL. This was found in the Probate Minutes of Chambers Co. AL, 1850-51 page 392.

Maddox, Elizabeth Betsy (I4608)
240 Occupation: nurse Dunlop, Patti D'Lane (I5987)
241 Occupation: Farmer

Lawrence and Alta lived in Williamson Co., TX their entire married lives until 1996, when they moved into Parkwood Healthcare Center in Bedford, TX. They drove from Williamson Co., TX to Bishop, TX in order to be married by their former pastor, Bro. Ramey. Allthough the marriage ceremony was conducted in Bishop, their marriage license is on file in Williamson Co. Lawrence served as a Deacon in the Andice Baptist Church for 60 years. He and Alta were married for 70 years.  
Dunlop, Lawrence Inman (I5972)
242 Old Newspaper article with picture of PFC. HOUSTON states....

"Pfc. Lawrence H. Houston, USMC, son of Mrs. W. O. Houston, Maplesville, was reported killed in action on Iwo Jima, Feb. 24. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two brothers, W. R. Houston, Ensley, and J. H. Houston, Georgia."

My notes: Since my tree has the names Hardy and Hayward, both apparently middle names, I do not know if PFC. Lawrence H. Houston is "Hardy" or "Hayward". Also I do not know which year in WW II did his Feb 24 death date occur. 
Houston, Lawrence Hardy (I0147)
243 Old Newspaper article with picture of PFC. HOUSTON states....

"Pfc. Lawrence H. Houston, USMC, son of Mrs. W. O. Houston, Maplesville, was reported killed in action on Iwo Jima, Feb. 24. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two brothers, W. R. Houston, Ensley, and J. H. Houston, Georgia."

My notes: Since my tree has the names Hardy and Hayward, both apparently middle names, I do not know if PFC. Lawrence H. Houston is "Hardy" or "Hayward". Also I do not know which year in WW II did his Feb 24 death date occur.
Houston, Joseph Hayward (I0148)
244 On the 1930 Census, Luke M. Edmonson, son of John and Salemma, lived in Bauxite Township, Saline County, Arkansas, with his wife Cecile T. They had no children. He was 26, she was 16, and he worked as a laborer in the Bauxite mine. Edmonson, Luke M. (I8112)
245 One finds several spellings of our ancestors named Hughston such as:
Hughston, Houstoun, Houstown, Hewston, Huston, Hueston, Huson, Heuston, Houston

Pronunciation: HUGH-ston and HOUSE-ton. It seems the HOUSE-ton pronunciation
was most frequently connected to English nobility or very affluent British families.

Houston information from home page of Mark Freeman................

668. John Houston, born Abt. 1728 in County Tyrone, Ireland; died 1808 in Newberry District, SC. He married 669. Mary Ross 1751
in Ireland.

669. Mary Ross, born Bef. 1736 in prob. Ireland; died Feb 1811 in Newberry District, SC.

Notes for John Houston:
According to "Brief Biographical Accounts of Many Members of the Houston Family," by Rev. Sam'l Rutherford Houston, D.D., 1882 : "on the voyage to this country some disaster caused them to lose nearly all the property they possessed, together with the family records. The few articles of silver and the linen they saved and preserved were marked with a "crest." Tradition says "they were true 'blue stocking' Presbyterians, ingrained in the blood." The father, as described by his daugher-in-law, David's wife, was a "high-toned gentleman, strictly honest, nice and proud" of his children."

Abt. 1760 Emigrated from Ireland to S.Carolina (or 1763).
Resided South Carolina. Immigrated through Charleston, SC, had eight children, 5 born Ireland, 3 in America. Presbyterian. Connected to
Houstons of Augusta Co., VA according to General Sam Houston.
Owned grist mill on Indian Creek, Newberry District.
02 Feb 1811 will (Mary) proved 23 Feb 1811, Book E, page 142

memo: 4 generations

Notes for Mary Ross:
At least two descendants are named David Ross Houston. Was
her father's name David Ross of Ireland?

Children of John Houston and Mary Ross are:


Margaret Houston, born Aft. 1752 in Ireland; married James

Notes for James McCracken:
One James McCracken is listed in the DAR records:

James McCracken (1750-1802) served as private in Colonel
Polk's regiment, General Sumter's brigade, North Carolina Line.
He died in Mecklenburg County, N. C.

His wife is not named; his son James McCracken, Jr. married
Elizabeth Davidson
James Jr.'s daughter Margaret McCracken married Azariah


Mary Houston, born Aft. 1752 in Ireland; married John Hopper.

Notes for Mary Houston:
may have married William Turner, son Andrew Turner b 25 jul


James Houston, born Abt. 1755 in Tyrone Co., Ireland; died 1837
in Morgan Co., GA; married Mary Hughey; born Aft. 1764 in
Rowan Co., NC; died 11 Oct 1828 in Morgan Co., GA.

Notes for Mary Hughey:
Is Mary Hughey the sister of James Hughey of Rowan Co., who
was born c 1777?


Samuel Houston, born Abt. 1759 in Ireland; died Abt. 1789;
married Lydia or Mary Reagan; born 1768 in "of Rowan Co.,
NC"; died 1849.

Notes for Samuel Houston:
wife Mary may have been Reagan, sister of Hannah Pugh
moved to Ohio
also shown as Lydia Reagon

Notes for Lydia or Mary Reagan:
It is not certain that this is a Reagan / Ragan spouse to Samuel


John Houston, Jr., born 10 Apr 1760 in County Tyrone, Ireland;
died 24 May 1835 in Coweta Co., GA; married Mary Wilson
1788 in Coweta Co., GA; born Abt. 1768 in SC; died 1849 in
Coweta Co., GA.

Notes for John Houston, Jr.:
served as Private in SC Troops during Revolutionary War
served over 31 mos on nine tours 1776-1782
served under Gen. Sumter, taken prisoner, injured

According to one account, he was the first-born and never
married. "By right of primogeniture, he was entitled to an estate
valued at $50,000; but it was never obtained, in consequence of
neglect or unskillful management. The family records were in his
possession when they left Ireland. Where he made his home is
not now (1877) known." Biographical Skectches, Etc. of the
Houston Family, p. 287. by Rutherford 1882.

Note that in that account, John Houston was the first-born; by
information collected from more recent sources and not verified,
he was born after the emigration and is the only child with a
specific birth date recorded. It is possible that this John Houston
is mis-placed here.

John Houston, Jr. was born April 10, 1760 in Ireland, according to
his pension records. The names of his parents were not
mentioned in the records, but descendants state they were John
and Mary Ross Houston.
He enlisted in the Revolutionary War on March 01, 1776 from
Orangeburg District, South Carolina, in place of his father, in
Captain Flood's Company. From June 01, 1776 one month in
Captain John Sally's company and from July 03, 1776 one month
in Captain Fullington's company, under Major Charles Limming.
He moved to Ninety Six District late in 1779 and served several
more tours of duty up through 1782, serving as a private. During
that time he served as follows; from Mary 05, 1779, four months in
Captain Thomas Dugan's company to range on the frontier; from
March 01, 1780, three months in Captain Dugan's
companyColonel John Purvis' regiment; from in the fall of 1780
until December 15, 1781 under Captains Thomas and James
Dugan and John Virgin, Colonels Joseph Hays and Levi Gaisey;
from March 01, 1782, three months in Captain Henry Keys'
company, under Colonel Jared Smith; from Jun e 06, 1782, four
months under Lieutenant James Stark. During his service he was
in skirmishes on broad River and was wounded at Cross Roads
between Demkins Creek and Encore Rover. Taken prisoner,
remained until Christmas, released on parole, broke parole and
re-enlisted. He was at the seige of Ninety-Six and an
engagement at Bush River.
He married in the summer of 1788, Mary Wilson. She was still
living in 1843. She was allowed pension on her application
executed November, 1835 at which time she was seventy-five
years of age. It is known that in 1836 she received $80.00 per
annum pension.
About 1801 he moved to Jasper County, Georgia, and by 1827
he is found in the tax records of Fayette County, Georgia. In 1833,
he is living in Coweta County, Georgia where by sworn statement
he made application on November 15 for his pension. He died
May 24, 1835 and his will is of record, being dated March 17,
1834 and recorded July 06, 1835, Coweta County, Georgia.

Notes for Mary Wilson:
also described as Mary Hughey.


Ross Houston, born Abt. 1764 in SC; died Bef. 26 Jan 1850 in
Lauderdale Co., AL; married Mary Ann McCracken Abt. 1813 in
Newberry Dist., SC; born 1785 in SC; died Aft. 26 Jan 1850.


William Houston, born Abt. 1768 in Newberry Dist., SC; married
Mary Smith.


David Ross Houston, born Abt. 1774 in Charleston District, SC;
died 24 Sep 1836 in Lauderdale Co., AL; married Hannah Pugh
Reagan Bef. 1796 in Newberry Dist., SC.

670. Reason Reagan, born Bef. 1756 in possibly Frederick Co., VA. He was the son of 1340. [Uncertain] [Which] Ragan. He
married 671. Hannah Pugh Bef. 1776.

671. Hannah Pugh, born Abt. 1754 in poss. Frederick Co., VA. She was the daughter of 1342. [Uncertain] [Which] Pugh.

Notes for Reason Reagan:
It seems extremely likely to the compiler of this file that Rezen Ragan / Reason Reagan is descended from Timothy Ragan / Mary Lary who are
also in this file, who have at least three other Reason / Rezen / Rezin grandsons. However, most of the possible candidates have been studied,
and they are shown with spouses other than the known spouse of my ancestor. Thomas Reagan married Hannah, the widow of a Mr. Reagan -
and this now is my best bet for the right ancestor, the deceased first husband of Hannah Pugh.

Notes for Hannah Pugh:
Hannah Pugh's family likely moved to Ohio from South Carolina.
Originally Welsh. Evidence and proximity lead me to believe she
is of the family of Azariah Pugh, and she is likely his niece or
cousin once removed. WFT 14 indicates that Azariah Pugh, Sr.'s
daughter Hannah Pugh married James Coppock. Their first child
together was when she was 29 years old. She may have married
Reason Reagan first, and he may have died young.

Another theory is that a different Hannah Pugh was the first wife of
Reason Reagan that married Connell, and that she died young.

It is also possible that Reason Reagan died early after the
marriage, after the birth of the first child, and that she remarried to
Thomas Reagan in Newberry Co., SC. His marriage record
indiates that he married Mrs. Hannah Reagan.

Child of Reason Reagan and Hannah Pugh is:


Hannah Pugh Reagan, born Abt. 1776 in SC; died 01 Dec 1847
in Lauderdale Co., AL; married David Ross Houston Bef. 1796 in
Newberry Dist., SC.

Ancient Houston History....

Descendants of Scotland & Ulster, Houston, Huston, Hewston, Heuston, Houstoun, and others are septs of the Scottish Clan Donald , sometimes called Clan McDonald. Regardless of the spelling, families with the name are descended from the same medieval ancestry.

Beginnings of the Huston/Houston Clan

During the reign of Malcom IV, a man named Hugh removed from the County of Paduinan and took over the lands near present-day Paisley in Renfrewshire. The year was 1160, and official records concerning the man listed his place of origin as a means of identification: Anglicized as Hugo de Paduinan .
He built a fortification for himself there, and those Scots who kept their primitive homes nearby began to seek the protection of his castle during the raids of neighboring lairds -- a somewhat frequent occurance. References to the origin of Houston generally ascribe it to Hugh's + tun, which was the word of the time that described an enclosure or place of safety.

In feudal times, a parcel of land on which a fortified structure or castle was located was known as a barony. The laird -- sometimes called Lord by the peasants within the barony -- did not carry a title of nobility as might be implied by the term baronet. Tradition says he married the daughter of a Scottish chieftain, although no record exists. According to historian Amelia Williams, quoted in the book Bold Legacy by Cleburne Huston (Texian Press 1968), Hugh led fifty of his men in the rescue of King Malcom, and bore him to safety, for which he was bestowed the rank of Scottish knight and the estate in Renfrewshire. Public records indicate the land was transferred from Baldwin of Biggar, viscount of Lanarkshire, to Hugh, and later came to be called the parish of Houston. The earliest recorded documentation of Hugh is circa 1160, as a witness to the signature of Walter Fitz-Allan, holder of the lands of Strathgryffe in the valley of Clyde.

There is also literature that indicates that Hugh of Paduinan was the son of Baldwin, viscount of Lanarkshire. William Hamilton wrote in Sherifdoms of Lanark and Renfrew (compiled circa 1710, printed Glasgow 1831, page 100) of the Houstons: "This family is come from Baldwin de Bigeris." Baldwin's landholdings included the parish of Kilpeter, which was later deeded to Hugh.

Info from Genealogy Forum....Feb 09, 2007 from an "SW" with email "Hidden".

re: Letter ( early 1900's) from Carrie Houston, Lincoln, Delaware, to Eva Houston her cousin, decendants of Robert and Priscilla Laws Houston.
c.1730 John and Mary Ross Houston emigrated from (Killymoon / Castlestewart / Castlestuart ?) co. Tyrone, Ireland to Charleston SC (or Pennsylvania ?).
They brought with them 5 children John, Margaret, James, Mary and Samuel. 3 more were born in this country David, Ross and William Churchill Houston.

John's father is Robert R. Houston, who settled in Del. and Md in 1600's.(this info from family bible)

Houston, John Sr. (I0292)
246 Oscar Burnard DeMaine, Jr., 60, known to friends and family as "Burney" passed away after a long nine year battle with cancer surrounded by his "cancer posse", May 23, 2016. He was born March 24, 1956 to Oscar and Dolores Michael DeMaine of Pine Bluff.

Died from metastatic colon cancer. 
DeMaine, Oscar Burnard Jr. (I8500)
247 Owned a hotel in Houston, Heard County, GA. Houston, James B. (I0682)
248 Owned a large peach orchard.
Also owned the F. H. Arnold Dry Goods Store in Newnan. 
Arnold, Fred H. (I2099)
249 Owned and operated a funeral home in Belton, TX, until the late 1950's.
His father, George Coleman Eads, opened the funeral home in Belton in the 1870's. 
Eads, George Coleman Jr. (I5771)
250 Owned and operated the Northside Tin Shop or the North Ft. Worth Tin Shop for over 40 years.
He was also the second Mayor of Azle, Texas.[Rob12.FTW]
Pugh, Warren Stone (I0113)

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