Mary Houghton

18 February 1808–1 January 1860 (Age 51)
St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Houghton was born on 18 February 1808, in St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Houghton, was 26 and her mother, Mary Brown, was 26. She married John Newton on 20 April 1828, in Farnworth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to New York, United States in 1851. She died on 1 January 1860, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Newton
Mary Houghton
Marriage: 20 April 1828
Margaret Newton
Margaret Newton
William Newton
Mary Newton
Rachel Newton
John Newton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1828Farnworth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 4
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    Age 15
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Thoughts and Memories of William Newton and Martha Kay by Dwayne Buxton (great grandson)

    William Newton: Many of my pioneering ancestors did not begin at Nauvoo, Kirtland, or Far West but rather in distant England and Scandinavia. Between the safety of home and the promise of Zion stoo …

    Sources (43)

    • Mary Newton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Mary Houghton in entry for John Sr. Newton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mary Midgley in household of Thos Midgley, "United States Census, 1860"

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