Elvira L Houghton

Female1 June 1805–10 January 1891

Brief Life History of Elvira L

When Elvira L Houghton was born on 1 June 1805, in West Fairlee, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, Samuel B Houghton, was 47 and her mother, Sarah Cooke, was 40. She married Stephen Weeks Fulton about 1827, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Orange, Vermont, United States in 1880. She died on 10 January 1891, in Strafford, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Weeks Fulton
1801–
Elvira L Houghton
1805–1891
Marriage: about 1827
Robert Henry Fulton
1828–
James Monroe Fulton
1830–1893
Elizabeth A. Fulton
1832–
George E Fulton
1836–1865
Sarah A Fulton
1843–1859
Charles A Fulton
1848–1866
Elijah Fulton
1848–

Sources (21)

  • Eloisa Fulton in household of James M Fulton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elvira Houghton, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Elvira Fulton in entry for George E Fulton, "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1827Vermont, United States
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808

    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812

    Age 7

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 25

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English:

    habitational name from any of numerous places called Houghton or Hoghton. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some have different etymologies; for example, Little Houghton in Eccles (Lancashire), which derives from Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’ + tūn, and Houghton in Bigbury (Devon), which may derive from an Old English personal name Huhha + Old English tūn.

    variant of Haughton .

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

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