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251 Nicknamed "Mattie".
Name may have been Mattie F. Moore 
Moore, Martha Y. (I0405)
252 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Davis, Frederick (I8139)
253 NOTE: There was an Elmley Castle in both Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, England
De Marisco, Sir Jordan I (I9347)
254 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)
256 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)
257 Notes for John Bennington Boggs:

First cousin of the wife of President Ulysses S. Grant, Julia Boggs Dent.
Boggs, John Bennington (I1207)
258 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)
259 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)
260 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)
261 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)
262 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)
263 Notice name change, from Moore to Morris, or, in some spellings show, Morres. Copied: The name Morris in Ireland is of Norman origin from the names de Maries and de Marisco. The name is also used interchangeably with Morrissey and Fitzmaurice. The main Sept bearing this name was originallly based in County Galway in the West of the country. A Sept is an English word for a division of a family, especially of a Scottish or Irish. The word may derive from the Latin saeptum, meaning "enclosure" or "fold", or via an alteration of "sect". The term is used in both Ireland and Scotland, where it may be translated as sliocht, meaning "progeny".  Moore, Charles Edward (I9284)
264 Notice name change, from Moore to Morris, or, in some spellings show, Morres. Copied: The name Morris in Ireland is of Norman origin from the names de Maries and de Marisco. The name is also used interchangeably with Morrissey and Fitzmaurice. The main Sept bearing this name was originallly based in County Galway in the West of the country. A Sept is an English word for a division of a family, especially of a Scottish or Irish. The word may derive from the Latin saeptum, meaning "enclosure" or "fold", or via an alteration of "sect". The term is used in both Ireland and Scotland, where it may be translated as sliocht, meaning "progeny".  Morris, Anthony (I9286)
265 Occupation: nurse Dunlop, Patti D'Lane (I5987)
266 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)
267 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)
268 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)
269 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)
270 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)
271 Osburh or Osburga was the first wife of King ?thelwulf of Wessex and mother of Alfred the Great. Alfred's biographer, Asser, described her as "a most religious woman, noble in character and noble by birth".

Osburh's existence is known only from Asser's Life of King Alfred. She is not named as witness to any charters, nor is her death reported in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. So far as is known, she was the mother of all ?thelwulf's children, his five sons ?thelstan, ?thelbald, ?thelberht, ?thelred and Alfred the Great, and his daughter ?thelswith, wife of King Burgred of Mercia.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osburh
?, Osburh (I9403)
272 Owned a hotel in Houston, Heard County, GA. Houston, James B. (I0682)
273 Owned a large peach orchard.
Also owned the F. H. Arnold Dry Goods Store in Newnan. 
Arnold, Fred H. (I2099)
274 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)
275 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)
276 Owned Martin Dry Cleaners which caught fire and burned him to death. Martin, Evitt T. (I3852)
277 Owned Newnan Hardware Store Cook, Sam Leigh (I3280)
278 Physician Moon, Arthur Earnest (I8026)
279 Possible from Prince Edward County, VA Robertson, Zechariah (I4718)
280 Possible spelling Shreve. Schreve, Mattie Belle (I1403)
281 Possible was Frances instead of Fannie.
Gladney, Sally Fannie (I1720)
282 Possibly born September 05, 1796. Have two dates, 1796 and 1801.

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Re: Wiley or Wylie Robertson in GA & AL
Posted by: Nancy Sales Date: May 19, 2001 at 19:53:15
In Reply to: Re: Wiley or Wylie Robertson in GA & AL by Sherry of 5231

Thank you for your message about Wiley Robertson. Wiley and Elizabeth Dawkins Robertson's son John Wilson Robertson is said to be my grandfather's father. We would appreciate the list of the other children of Wiley and Elizabeth. We understand Wiley died in Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama but have never been able to confirm this or the date of his or Elizabeth's death. We have been told of a different birth date for Wiley (Wylie?) Robertson's birth (9-15-1801) from a family Bible we have never seen but he definitely did marry Elizabeth Dawkins by all acounts. We have no certain information on her date and place of birth or parents. We're excited to find somebody with information and we will gladly share what we have as well.


Re: Wiley or Wylie Robertson in GA & AL Sherry 5/20/01
Re: Wiley or Wylie Robertson in GA & AL Mildred Dunn Freeman 8/16/01
Robertson, Wiley (I0417)
283 Possibly died 1863 according to tombstone in the Darian Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery east of Daviston in Tallapoosa County, AL. Robertson, Martha Jane (I5947)
284 Possibly spelled James Heustin or Hewston in his time.

Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 16:45:53 -0400
From: pcsmith@hom.net (Percy Smith)
To: dean@telemail.com.py (Joseph Dean Moore)

Hi Dean,

Long time since I've heard from you and the way the market has been acting
the past few days made me think of you. Hope you didn't get hurt too bad
or not at all.
I'm forwarding some something my son has been working on.
Good luck,
Percy (Smith)

Hewstons 1
I have found some interesting items on the Hewston Family in
Georgia and South Carolina. I feel pretty strongly that the early Hewstons
were an extended family. We know that the Smiths are descendants of the
James/John Hewston clan which settled in Morgan County in the early 1800s.
My great-great-great grandfather Young Gresham Houston is identified in the
will of his father, James Hewston in 1838 in Morgan County, Georgia.*
James Hewston, Senior left Newberry County, South Carolina in 1798
to move to Greene County, Georgia. There are three reasons why we know he
left South Carolina around 1798. First, he sold his land in Newberry
County to James Wright August 7, 1798.* Next , during the late 1700s
and early 1800s county roads are maintained byS teams of land owners who
live within 10 miles of a road.* The country court would choose prominent
citizens in the area to supervise or oversee the maintenance of the road.
The county court is similar to todays county commissioners. James Hewston
is chosen with Hugh Boyd to oversee a road that passes from Newberry to
Kings Creek to Enoree River to the Tyger river. They must of made a good
team because they are repeatedly chosen from the October term of 1795 till
July term of 1798.* Boyd is again chosen in 1798 but someone replaces
James Hewston.* Finally, James Hewston does not appear on the 1800 census
of Newberry County or of South Carolina. David, Samuel and John Jamess
brothers however do appear on the 1800 Newberry census.*
The Georgia Tax Digest for Greene County in the year 1801 lists a
James Hughston on page 42.* From land records in Greene County, we know
that he settled in an area of the county along Fishing Creek called
Greshamville.* No record of its incorporation as a town or village can be
found. It derived its name from the many Greshams who settled in the area.
Many Gresham went held important posts in Greene Countys government. The
Postmasters office was held by two generations of Greshams. Coincidental
they were named Young Gresham.* Also Young Gresham, Sr. is mentioned as
being a Physician. One can find Greshamville marked on some current maps.
By 1805 Jamess brothers have joined him in Georgia. On the 1805
Tax Digest for Georgia, Samuel and David have joined James in Greene
County.* John and his son Alexander are in nearby Clarke County.* Nephews
John Jr. and Benjamin Hughson have joined the family in Greene county by
1810.* In 1806, James Hewston buys over 200 acres across the Oconee River
in the new Morgan County. In the deed to his new land, James lists his
children as the future beneficiaries of the purchase.* This land is on the
Cherokee Indian frontier having just been ceded to the settlers. The new
Indian border was within a couple of miles of Hewstons land. As late as
1813 a massacre of settlers by Indians occurred within a few miles of the
Hewston farm. There were several deaths along with the kidnapping of two
females.* Living this close to danger it was important to have family
nearby in times of need. In 1817 John Y. Hughston, James Hewstons oldest
son has bought his own farm and has settled within a couple of miles of his
By the 1820s, James brother John has moved his family to nearby
Jasper (then called Irwin) County. In the 1826 Georgia Land Lottery, John
won large tracks of land in Fayette, Troup and Coweta County.* He moves
his family of grown sons John Jr., Hugh, Samuel, and Oliver to the area to
manage his farms.* This is a fine example of the Hewstons clannish nature.
A similar situation happened with Jamess family. In the 1826
Georgia Land Lottery, James Jr., David Ross, Young Gresham and James Sr.
enter the lottery together.* James Jr. is the only winner. He remains in
Morgan County and sells his land in Troup County.* James Seniors
son-in-laws John Hargrove, Julius Skinner and Posey Johnston also won land
in previous lotteries but they remain in Morgan County till after the death
of their father-in-law, James in 1837.*
From the will of James Hewston we know his children were: Polly,
David, Prudy, Peggy, Nicy, Luicinda, James, John and Young Gresham. Mary
Polly Houston marries Isaac Culberson. David Ross Huston marries Ann F.
A. Ellington and Mary O Kelly. Prudence Prudy Hewston marries Posey
Johnson. Margaret Peggy Hewston marries Benjamin Auberry. Eunice Nicy
Houston marries John R. Hargroves. Lucinda Houston marries Julius Skinner.
Young Gresham Houston marries Harriet Amend Haynes. It is unclear who
James Hewston, Jr. and John Y. Houston marry.
Listed in the will of John Hewston, father of our James Hewston we
find the names of his brothers and sisters. John, David, Ross, William
and Samuel are his brothers. His sisters are listed as Mary Hopper
(Harper) wife of John Hopper and Elizabeth (Peggy) McCrackin wife of James
McCrackin Jr. John Hewston died in 1808. Most of the clan has moved to
Georgia except for Mary Hewston the widow, Mary Hoppers, Peggy McCrackins,
Rosss and Williams families. A rift develops in the administration of the
will. By 23 February 1811 a full blown civil case has arisen. John and
James are fighting with Ross and William over the dispersion of the
proceeds of the estate. The interesting point is that the Georgia part of
the family has aligned itself against the South Carolina family.*
When William leaves South Carolina to move west in the late 1820s
he skips Georgia and goes straight to Alabama.* Evidently the animosity
ran deep. Before William Hewston leaves South Carolina, he serves a stint
as Postmaster of a station called Houstons Store in 1827. The store is
left to be administered by a nephew Andrew Turner when William leaves the
state.* Andrews mother is Mary Hewston which is not the aunt married to
John Hopper but another aunt. The name of the station changes to McMorries
Store and later to Popular Grove before being discontinued after the Civil
James and Samuel Hewston must have been pig farmers before they
left South Carolina. They are in court in the 1790s charging someone with
rustling pigs. After a year at trial the court rules it was only a case of
mistakenly branding the wrong pigs. A cash settlement was made.* James
stayed busy because he was involved in owning a tavern with the Goodman
family. Something ran a foul because James winds up suing the Goodmans for
a cash settlement.* There was a criminal case pending against James right
before he left for Georgia that was eventually dismissed.*
Religion must have been very important to the Hewston Family. The
closest Presbyterian church was in Newberry eight to ten miles away. The
Reverend Robert McClintock, a local circuit rider, had been preaching in
the area before the war, but he must flee South Carolina when the
Revolutionary War starts. He was stuck in Ireland till after the war.
After The Revolution War, James Hewstons father wants a church nearby. He
donates one acre of land to the Reverend McClintock to build a church and
cemetery.* The church was named Guilders Creek Presbyterian Church. It
was also known as Kings Creek and Indian Creek Presbyterian. The church
had a strong following with some of the family being buried there.* Ross
A. Houston preaches there on occasion before becoming a circuit rider. He
serves as a circuit rider in Georgia, South Carolina and retires to preach
in Alabama.* His name appears on on many marriage certificates, especially
in Greene County, Georgia.*
Moses Waddell is a Presbyterian minister from Willington South
Carolina. He preaches on a circuit which takes him to Newberry South
Carolina.* He later preaches in Greene County, Georgia. The Goshen
Presbyterian Church is very close to Greshamville where he occasionally
preaches. He soon begins preaching in Greensboro, Georgia. He becomes
instrumental in starting a college in Greensboro. Later, he is chosen to
be The University of Georgias first president at Athens in Clarke County.
This is the same time that Young Houston should be appearing on
the tax digest in Morgan County. It is unclear exactly when Young was born
but he appears on the deed in 1806, which means he should be 18 years old
by 1824. Georgia Law said that all males 18 or older should appear on the
counties tax digest. There is a Houston studying at the University at the
time but it is unclear if he is related . Could Young Houston have gone to
college. He does hold the position of plantation overseer in later life.
His first three sons, William H., James D., and John Scott could read and
write according to the census reports.* James Decatur lists his occupation
as a teacher in 1860 census.* Living with a wealthy landlord in town,
William H. Houston and his cousin William Haynes lists their occupations as
clerks in 1860 census.* Could he had been a law clerk studying law? John
Scott Houston is listed as a plantation overseer for his grandmother
Elizabeth Haynes and uncle Malcolm Haynes.*
The pioneers on the frontier of South Carolina took politics very
seriously in 1776. Living on the Indian frontier protection from the
Indians was very important as well as protection from the Spanish in
Florida. Many of the cash crops grown in South Carolina were sold in Great
Britain. The issue of taxation without representation was at the heart of
a major uprising that had occurred when The Stamp Act was implemented in
nearby Savannah.* The Hewstons were of Scot-Irish descent arriving from
County Tyronne Ireland after 1760. Immigrants were required by British law
to take an oath of allegiance to Britain before land grants were given.
John Hewston had received a land grant in 1771.* Perhaps this is why his
son John served in the Continental Army in his fathers place. John served
several tours enlisting in 1776 and serving till 1782 as a private. He
applies for a pension in Coweta County, Georgia in 1835. James Hewston and
his other brothers served in the South Carolina Militia. The militia
members would work their vocations till a need to fight arose. The 96
District of South Carolina which included Newberry County was the scene of
many skirmishes between Whigs and Tories. The politics of Newberry County
were dividing families down the middle between Whigs and Tories. The
Turner family, which Mary Hewston becomes part of by marriage, has
brothers-in-law fighting as Tories and Whigs. One of the brothers is killed
while fighting as a Tory, forcing another Tory brother and his family to
move to Florida after the war. On a visit back to South Carolina an
assassin wounds him. He is smuggled back to Florida in a coffin playing

(It should be noted that the Houston name had two distinct pronunciations
during this time. An early Governor of Georgia James Houstoun pronounced
his name HOUSE ton. One finds several spellings of our ancestors named HUGH
ston such as: Hewston, Huston, Hueston Huson Hughston or Heuston. It seems
that the HOUSE-ton pronunciation was more frequently connected to English
nobility or very affluent British families. The rise in Sam Houstons
popularity after the war of Texas Independence, probably did the most to
standardize the pronunciation.)
Houston, James (I0595)
285 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Moore, W. Louis (I6120)
286 Posted by Edwin T. Drew:

I am seeking information on Jane WOOTEN of Burke Co., GA, born abt. 1810; died January 1836. Jane was married to Andrew Young John ALLEN of Burke
Co., GA after 1830. Jane's husband died during 1835, shortly before her only son, Young John ALLEN was born on Jan. 03, 1836. Jane died later of child birth
fever, and her infant son was adopted and reared by her sister Nancy and her husband Wiley HUTCHINS. Any information on the WOOTEN, ALLEN, or
HUTCHINS families of Burke Co., GA would be greatly appreciated. 
Wooten, Jane (I1226)
287 Posted by Edwin T. Drew:

I am seeking information on Jane WOOTEN of Burke Co., GA, born abt. 1810; died January 1836. Jane was married to Andrew Young John ALLEN of Burke
Co., GA after 1830. Jane's husband died during 1835, shortly before her only son, Young John ALLEN was born on Jan. 03, 1836. Jane died later of child birth
fever, and her infant son was adopted and reared by her sister Nancy and her husband Wiley HUTCHINS. Any information on the WOOTEN, ALLEN, or
HUTCHINS families of Burke Co., GA would be greatly appreciated. 
Allen, Andrew Young John (I1227)
288 Posted by: Shannon Hudgins (ID *****4470) Date: November 04, 2002 at 22:13:40
In Reply to: Alexander P. Houston 1806 Coweta Co. GA by Kathy Buss of 879

Alexander P Houston married Mrs. Martha Deadwyler (Webb) on Dec 8 1829 in Elbert Co GA. The only children listed in the Coweta will book B for Alex and Martha are son Leonidias Alexander Houston and Margaret A.E. Copeland. Leonidias Houston was born in GA on 5-13-1834 and Margaret was I believe from the previous marriage of Martha Webb and Joseph Deadwyler. 
Houston, Alexander P. (I4681)
289 Present name is Laticia G. Anderson
?, Laticia (I1946)
290 Raised by a Dr. Leguer, veterinarian. Lived at Beeville, Tx. Ballard, Luke Linnis (I5632)
291 Real Estate magnate. Millionaire. Weiss, Jay (I8085)
292 Real name (spelling) possibly Cellana.

Buried in Cameron Cemetery, Saline Co. AR

Directions: From Benton, go out Congo Road to Salem, turn
right to first road and turn left. From that point go
About 1/2 mile, Cameron Cemetery is on both sides of road. 
Moore, Cellann Salemma (I0407)
293 Remained a bachelor. Never married. Deering, Stephen Frank (I8151)
294 Reportedly had a daughter out of wedlock before her marriage to Bailey, and the daughter was adopted by someone else. Houston, Anna Eliza (I0028)
295 Resided at Savannah, GA and Wilmington, NC
Houston, Benjamin Heriot (I1245)
296 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Day, Thomas Fred (I0060)
297 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Eads, Arthur Colman (I5774)
298 Retired from Strategic Air Command

Retired from Strategic Air Command 
Robertson, Leslie (I2702)
299 Retired from the U. S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant. He then owned or managed a radio and TV repair shop in Biloxi, Ms. Montgomery, Weston Wendell (I4638)
300 Reverend Joseph B. Walker, a Methodist minister in New Orleans.

The autobiography of Rev. Joseph Burch Walker includes this recollection:

"I also visited my grandfather Capt. William Powell in Hampshire Co. near Romney. These journeys took me across several rivers and over mountains. I thought in my childish mind, because I had been told grandfather lived in the country, that all "the country" was grandfathers. When leaving the City for the first time I was wonderfully struck with the largeness of the "lots," which I called the broad fields, and the great length and crookedness of the "streets" at grandfathers?, as I called the roads. Meeting some females in the rough mountain country who were shoeless in the summer weather, never having seen the like before, I exclaimed, "Oh mother, do the ladies go bare footed at grandfather?s?" My grandfather Powell was fond of singing and I learned from him several tunes, and after a lapse of sixty-five years remember and sing them still. My Grandfather came to his death from severe injuries from the fall of a tree. Two or three days terminated his sufferings. He died singing the hymn, "Oh for a closer walk with God."
Walker, Joseph Burch (I0691)

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