John Houston Sr

17 May 1816–5 July 1852 (Age 36)
Jackson Township, Stark, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Houston Sr was born on 17 May 1816, in Jackson Township, Stark, Ohio, United States, his father, James Houston, was 37 and his mother, Mary Magdalena Ettleman, was 30. He married Christena Ettleman on 15 October 1840, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 5 July 1852, in United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in United States.

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Family Time Line

John Houston Sr
Christena Ettleman
Marriage: 15 October 1840
Catherine Houston
William Huston
Lucy Ann Huston
Mary Huston
Wilson Shannon Huston
Lucy Ann Huston
John Huston Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1840Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    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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    Story Highlight

    *John Houston: Pioneer

    Notes: John marched in Zion's Camp. John crossed the plains in a handcart company, died, and was buried along the trail. John was a member of the Quorum of Seventy and ordained as such in Nauvoo. …

    Sources (17)

    • John Hurton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Huston, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • John Huston in entry for John Huston, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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