Thomas Houghton

about 1789–November 1861 (Age 72)
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Houghton was born about 1789, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, his father, Rufus Houghton, was 25 and his mother, Mary Gleason, was 23. He died in November 1861, in his hometown, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Houghton
1764–1814
Mary Gleason
1766–1857
Keziah Houghton
1788–1872
Thomas Houghton
1789–1861
Luther Houghton
1793–1890
Sarah Houghton
1795–1852
Mary Houghton
1797–1842
Melinda Houghton
1799–
Olive Houghton
1803–
Rufus Houghton Jr.
1791–1865
Asa Houghton
1800–1868
Calvin Houghton
1806–1885

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World Events (8)

1789

Age 0

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 0

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
1808

Age 19

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, get the name from Old English hōh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ (literally ‘heel’) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Haughton in Nottinghamshire also has this origin, and may have contributed to the surname. A smaller group of Houghtons, with examples in Lancashire and South Yorkshire, have as their first element Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. In the case of isolated examples in Devon and East Yorkshire, the first elements appear to be unattested Old English personal names or bynames, of which the forms approximate to Huhha and Hofa respectively, but the meanings are unknown.

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

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