James T. Houston

5 August 1844–13 June 1883 (Age 38)
Pike, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of James T.

When James T. Houston was born on 5 August 1844, in Pike, Missouri, United States, his father, Franklin R Houston, was 20 and his mother, Mary Polly Barbee, was 18. He married Lydia H. Lyon on 5 August 1871, in Centralia, Wood, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. In 1883, his occupation is listed as accountant, blacksmith, machinist. He died on 13 June 1883, in Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Forest Cemetery, Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States.

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James T. Houston
Lydia H. Lyon
Marriage: 5 August 1871
Frank Reuben Houston
Mary Lorena Houston
Laura Houston
Arthur Houston
Florence Houston
LT. George R. Houston
Robert Braxton Houston

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  • Marriage
    5 August 1871Centralia, Wood, Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 10
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 16
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Houston (Renfrewshire), from the genitive case of the personal name Hugh + Middle English, Older Scots ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’). The landlord in question was a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c. 1160. The Scottish surname is also common in Ulster.Irish: variant of McCutcheon from Mac Uisdein or Mac Uistein.History: In 1836 the newly founded city of Houston, TX, was named in honor of Sam Houston (1793–1863), soldier and statesman. As commander in chief of the Texan army he achieved Texas independence from Mexico by routing the army of the Mexican general Santa Anna. His ancestors were Ulster Scots who had emigrated to Philadelphia, PA, in the 18th century.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Janus T Houston in household of Franklin R Houston, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James T Houston, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James T Houston in entry for Robert Braxton Houston, "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

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