Phoebe Houston

4 June 1804–October 1861 (Age 57)
Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Phoebe

When Phoebe Houston was born on 4 June 1804, in Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Samuel Houston, was 34 and her mother, Phoebe Mayo, was 22. She married Alva Alexander on 7 May 1822, in Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died in October 1861, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alva Alexander
Phoebe Houston
Marriage: 7 May 1822
Henry Samuel Alexander
Louisa Poole Alexander
Maria Houston Alexander
Alvah Jedathan Alexander
Orpha Ann Alexander

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1822Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital
    Age 4
    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 16
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    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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    Phoebe Houston Alexander

    PHOEBE HOUSTON ALEXANDER From Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude Birth: 4 June 1804 Acworth, New Hampshire Death Oct 1861, East Mill Creek, Salt Lake, Utah Parents: Samuel Houston, Phoebe Mayo Pio …

    Sources (45)

    • Phebe Alexander in household of Alvah Alexander, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Phebe Alexander, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Phoebe Alexander in household of Alvia Alexander, "United States Census, 1850"

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