Angeline Cesty Houghton

Brief Life History of Angeline Cesty

When Angeline Cesty Houghton was born on 22 July 1818, in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, Nathan Houghton, was 22 and her mother, Kesta Walker, was 19. She married Lorenzo Hezekiah Smith in 1849, in Mansfield, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 19 January 1880, in Mansfield, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mansfield, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Hezekiah Smith
Angeline Cesty Houghton
Marriage: 1849
Ellen Louisa Smith
Eugenia Maria Smith
Elsie Amelia Smith
Edith Smith
Frank Lorenzo Smith
Ward Beecher Smith

Sources (11)

  • A C Smith in household of L H Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Angeline Houghton, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Angeline C Houghton Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning


habitational name from any of numerous places called Houghton or Hoghton. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some have different etymologies; for example, Little Houghton in Eccles (Lancashire), which derives from Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’ + tūn, and Houghton in Bigbury (Devon), which may derive from an Old English personal name Huhha + Old English tūn.

variant of Haughton .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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