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Houston Families from Ireland c.1700-1780s.

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Houston Families from Ireland c.1700-1780s.

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Posted: 1164367511000
Classification: Biography
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Surnames: Houston
I am interested in any Houston / Huston families from
N. Ireland in the early - mid 1700s.
Would anyone know the places they came from in Ireland?

Various Houston families
(some may or may not have been from Ireland) :

Archibald Huston, b.prior 1723, N.Ireland, d. 1774 Augusta Co. VA.
m. Mary Ann Stephenson, dau of John Stephenson and Sarah Waite.
Lieutenant county militia French and Indian Wars.
Children: John, Nathan, James, Stephenson, George, Archibald,
Abigail, Sarah, Ann, Jane, Elizabeth.

Christopher Houston, b. 1744 in Lancaster County, PA;
d. 1837 in Marshall County, TN;
m.1stly 1767 in Statesville NC to Sarah Mitchell b. 1742
m. 2ndly 1825 Elizabeth Simpson in Marshall County, TN.
Private and Captain in North Carolina.
Served in an organization of Minute Men under Captain Richmond Pearson.
Fourth at Battle of Ramsour's Mill where brother James was killed.
He guarded Tories in Forks of Yadkin River, North Carolina on day of Battle of King's Mountain October 17, 1780.
At Battle of Shallow Ford February 6, 1781. Children (by Sarah):
Samuel, b. 1776 unmarried;
Sarah, b. 1784, m. Samuel Young;
Placebo, b. 1779, m. Elizabeth Young;
Lillias, b. 1773, m. Isaac Newton Bills;
James, b. 1775, m. Patience Bills;

David Houston, b. N. Ireland, d.1763 Anson Co. NC,
m. Mary Morrision,
Served in Captain Osbourne's Company during French and Indian War.
Children: David jnr, Archibald, William, Aaron, John,
Mary, Agness, Ann, Elizabeth, Hannah, Jane, Margaret.

James Houston, b. 1747 in Iredell Co, NC; d. 1819 in Mooresville, NC;
m. 1774 to Arseneth Brevard; b. 1755; d. 1843 in Mooresville, NC.
Captain, organized a Company during the Revolution
and as it’s Captain served from 1777 to 1781,
under Colonel Polk and Colonel Francis Loke.
He was severely wounded in the thigh in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill
from which he never fully recovered and drew a pension while he lived.
Captain Houston furnished the only Muster Roll to be found so far,
and is still preserved. Served in North Carolina.
Children: Robert, b. 1775;
William, b. 1777, m. Sarah Philfer;
Lydia, b. 1779, m. Dr. Charles Harris;
Ella, b. 1780, m. Elihu King;
Arseneth, b.1784, m. Isaac Thomas;
Sarah M., b. 1786, m. William E. McRee;
James Hiram, b. 1788, m. Sarah D.Kan;
Edward Ross, b. 1790, m. Mary Henderson;
Dr. Joel, b. 1792, m. Elizabeth McCorkie;
Richard Franklin, b. 1794, m.Elizabeth Dayer;
George Sidney, b. 1796, m. R. Johnson;
Mary Carolina, b. 1798 m. John Laurence.

James Houston, b. 1757 in Augusta Co, VA, d. 1839 in Tennessee;
m. 1stly Esther.
m.2dly 1791 in Blount Co. TN to Pollie Gillespie, b. 1770;
Houston. Patriot and served as Ensign.
In January 1796, elected delegate from Blount County to Constitutional
Convention which formed first constitution of TN.
Also served as Senator and circuit court clerk.
Called "Major" out of respect.
Children: Esther Jane
G., m. Sam'l Cowan;
Hette, m. James Gallager;
Phebe, m. Robert Tedford;
Polly, m. Hilary Patrick;
Sam'l F.;
Patsey G., m. Wm. Woods;
Betsey, m. James Tedford;
Malinda, m. Ralph E. Tedford;
Sydney, m. John S. Craig.

John Houston II, b. 1726 in Ireland; d.1795 in Logan Co, KY;
m.prior 1750 to Sarah Todd; b. 1727; d. 1795 in Maryville, Blount Co, TN.
Private and Justice in Rockbridge Co. VA.
Children: John, bc. 1750;
James, bc. 1754, m. Elizabeth Weir;
Samuel, b. 1758, m.1stly Miss Hall, m.2ndly Margaret Walker;
Matthew, m. Patsey Cloyd;
Robert, b.1768,
(?) m. William Stephenson;
Margaret, m.1stly Alexander McEwen, m.2ndly Rev Samuel Doak;
Esther, b. 1766, m. Joel Wallace;

John Huston, b. 1739, Hillsboro Co. NH, d. after 1776,
m. 1764 to Pricilla Coffin, b. 1742, d. 1839.
Private in Revolutionary War; from Hillsboro Co. NH.
Children: Pricilla, b. 1776, m. Samuel Huston.

John Houston IV, b/ 1744 in Augusta Co VA, d. 1832 in Abbeville SC,
m. 1776 to Lydia Armstrong; b. 1756 in VA.
Private in the South Carolina Line.
Children: Alexander, b. 1777, m.1stly Susan Clark,
m.2ndly Jane Birtenbistle Postell;
Joe, m. Kittie Crenshaw;
Wm. Vintner E., b. 1804, m.1stly Nancy Overstreet, m.2ndly Mary Adelia Smith.

John Houston, b.1760 in Ireland; d. 1835 in Coweta Co. GA;
m. 1788 to Mary Wilson; b. 1768, d. 1849.
Soldier and Patriot, Continental Line, Served in SC.
Children: Sam, b. 1789, m. Sarah Germany (Germaine). He d. 1848.

Samuel Huston, b.1710, Lancaster Co, PA,
d.1784, Silver Spring TWP, Cumberland Co. PA,
m. Isabella Sharon, d. Cumberland Co. PA.
Private in Captain Henry McKinley's Company, 12th PA Regiment,
commanded by Colonel William Cook, 2nd Lieutenant;
from Silver Spring TWP, Cumberland Co. PA.
Children: Isabella, b. 1744; Margaret, b. 1750, m. John Huston.
From DAR Records:
Samuel Huston was 2nd lieut in Capt. James Semple's company,
Col. Chambers' 3rd battalion, Pennsylvania militia.
He was born in Lancaster Co; d. 1784, in Cumberland County, PA.
is a 6th gr-g-dau of Samuel and Isabella Sharon Huston, through
their dau, Isabella b. 1744, d.1812, m.1765 to John Clendenin.

Samuel Houston, b. 1745 in Timber Ridge, Augusta Co, VA,
died 1807 in Bath Timber, (now Allegheny County, VA),
m. in 1783 to Elizabeth Paxton; b.1757; d.1831 in Maryville, TN.
Major, Served with Morgan's Rifle Brigade in the Continental Army
and came home a Captain; Rifleman;
Inspector General of Troops with rank of Major.
Served in VA. Children:
Samuel, b. 1793; m.1stly Eliza Allen, 2ndly Tiana Rogers,
3rdly Margaret Lea Moffitt;
Paxton, b.1784, unmarried;
Robert, b.1786;
James, b. 1788;
John, b. 1790;
William, b. 1796, m. Mary Ball;
Mary, b. 1797, m.1stly Matthew Wallace, 2ndly William Wallace;
Isabella, b. 1798;
Eliza, b. 1800.

Samuel Houston, b.1760 in South Carolina; died 1840 in SC,
m. 1784 to Anne Hamilton; b. 1765, d. 1837.
Private, Militia of South Carolina.
Children: Mary, b. 1785, m. John Donald;
Eliza, b. 1787, m. Patrick Johnson;
Griselda, b. 1790, m. William Russell;
Sarah, b. 1795;
Samuel, b. 1797, m. Jennie Wilson.

Thomas Huston, b. 1739 Bucks County, PA, d. 1824 Williamsport, PA,
m. Janet Walker.
Private, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, Captain;
enrolled in Associators of Bucks Co. August 2, 1775.
2nd Lieutenant May 6, 1776;
Captain Company 7th 3rd Battalion May 10, 1780.
Lt. Colonel Wm. Roberts commanding;
from Newtown, Bucks Co. PA.
Children: Charles; Mary, m. John Turk.

William Huston, b.prior 1760, d.after 1783,
m. Susannah Woodruff, b.1754, d. 1829.
Ensign of Hartley's Additional Cont. Regiment May, 1777;
promoted to 2nd Lt. and Adjutant June 1778, 11th PA; from PA.
Children: Sarah, b. 1779, m. Thomas Limber; Susannah; Lydia.

William Houston, bc 1762 in Augusta Co. VA.
d.prior April 3, 1843 in Green Co. TN,
m. April 17, 1796 to Hannah Sherrill; d. prior 1841 in Green Co. TN.
Enlisted and served 3 1/2 months in Capt. Abraham McCoy's Company;
2 months in Capt. Wall's Company; was at the Battle of Yorktown and
served 2 months afterward in Capt. Turner's Company guarding prisoners at
Winchester Barracks. Served in VA.
Children: Polly;
Howell, b. ca. 1798, m.Elizabeth Baker;
Orphey, m. Joseph Horton;
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