Angeline Cesty Houghton

22 July 1818–19 January 1880 (Age 61)
Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life 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. 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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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

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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

Age 9

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

Age 18

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

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, get the name from Old English hōh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ (literally ‘heel’) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Haughton in Nottinghamshire also has this origin, and may have contributed to the surname. A smaller group of Houghtons, with examples in Lancashire and South Yorkshire, have as their first element Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. In the case of isolated examples in Devon and East Yorkshire, the first elements appear to be unattested Old English personal names or bynames, of which the forms approximate to Huhha and Hofa respectively, but the meanings are unknown.

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

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Sources (3)

  • A C Smith in household of L H Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Angeline C Smith in household of Lorenzo H Smith, "New York, State Census, 1875"
  • Angeline Smith in household of Lorenzo H Smith, "New York, State Census, 1865"

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