Mary Houston

about 1834–
Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Houston was born about 1834, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, her father, Robert Houston, was 49 and her mother, Delilah Fanning, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Robert Houston
1785–1866
Delilah Fanning
1805–1853
Mary Ann Houston
1822–
Calvin Houston
1833–
Mary Houston
1834–
George W Houston
1840–
Joseph Calvin Houston
1823–1901
John Forg Houston
1828–1904
Andrew Jackson Houston
1832–1909
Male Houston
1835–
William Isaac Houston
1835–1864
Jacob Alfred Houston
1836–1859
George Washington Houston
1837–1908
Abraham Artliss Houston
1842–1896
Anthony C Houston
1842–1860

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Houston

    Male1785–1866Male

    Female1805–1853Female

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 12

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

Name Meaning

Northern Irish:1. habitational name from a place near Glasgow, Scotland, named with the genitive case of the medieval personal name Hugh + Middle English tune, toun ‘settlement’, ‘village’ (Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’). The landlord in question is a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c.1160 . The Scottish surname is common in Ulster. 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uisdein , Mac Uistein ( see McCutcheon ).

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

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