Jane Houston

Female25 December 1720–2 February 1812

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Houston was born on 25 December 1720, her father, James Huston, was 30 and her mother, Mary Sloss, was 23. She married John Stinson about 1741, in Ireland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 2 February 1812, in Arrowsic, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Arrowsic, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Stinson
Jane Houston
Marriage: about 1741
Mary Stinson
James Stinson
Jane Stinson
Ann Stinson
John Stinson
Elizabeth Stinson
Margaret Stinson
James Stinson
William Stinson
William Stinson
Rachel Stinson

Sources (33)

  • Jane Huston in entry for James Stinson, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Jane Stinson, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"
  • Jane Stinson, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1741Ireland
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 56

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 56

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""


    Age 71

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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