Alexander Houston

about 1763–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

Alexander Houston was born about 1763, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Janet Campbell on 25 December 1788. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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Alexander Houston
1763–
Janet Campbell
1767–
Marriage: 25 December 1788
Elizabeth Houston
1789–
Agnes Houston
1793–1860
John Houston
1797–
Margaret Houston
1799–
James Houston
1803–
William Houston
1805–
Robert Houston
1810–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1788
children

(7)

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World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 39

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 52

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 67

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Northern Irish:1. habitational name from a place near Glasgow, Scotland, named with the genitive case of the medieval personal name Hugh + Middle English tune, toun ‘settlement’, ‘village’ (Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’). The landlord in question is a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c.1160 . The Scottish surname is common in Ulster. 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uisdein , Mac Uistein ( see McCutcheon ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Alexander Houston in entry for John Houston, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Houstoun, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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