Lloyd Cromwell Houston

Brief Life History of Lloyd Cromwell

Lloyd Cromwell Houston was born about 1840, in Maryland, United States. He married Rosana Johnson on 21 December 1867, in Pike, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Calumet, Pike, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died in 1899, in Paynesville, Pike, Missouri, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Lloyd Cromwell Houston
1840–1899
Rosana Johnson
1831–1917
Marriage: 21 December 1867
Monroe Houston
1860–
Birdillia Houston
1863–
Sylvester G Houston
1864–1938
Madera Houston
1868–
Lorenzo Dove ‘Ramsall’ Houston
1871–1953
Hallonor Houston
1873–
John Wesley Howard Houston
1875–1941
Effie May Houston
1878–1968

Sources (5)

  • Lloyd Houston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mr Loyd Houston, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Loyd Houstin in entry for Jacob Wheeler, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

World Events (7)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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