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Generation No. 8


      13. John8 Houston (Samuel (John)7, James6 Housenson, Robert5 Houseson, Alfred4 Housenson, Samuel3 Hoseson, John2 Houseson, Unknown1) was born Abt. 1703 in Ireland, and died 1754 in Augusta Co, VA. He married Margaret Cunningham Abt. 1721 in Augusta Co, VA. She was born 1703 in Ulster,Ireland, and died 1754 in Rockbridge Co, VA.

Notes for John Houston:
"In the year 1704, during the reign of Queen Anne, of England, contemporaneous with the early life of the American Colonies, there was passed in England an act called the "Test Act", which imposed upon certain loyal citizens an obligation quite unbearable to them. This Act required the Scotch people living in the North of Ireland to swear allegiance to the established Church of England, a requirement most obnoxious to our Scotch Presbyterian forebears, and proved to be a short sighted policy on the part of England, for the result was a migration in large numbers of exceptionally high type of men and women from the North of Ireland to the New World." (From the Booklet "McFaddin, 1730-1930.)
                                                                                                Information supplied by Bertie Maudsley, August 1997, compiled by Mr. G Bernie Houston, deceased. The John Houston family immigrated to America after 1730. We all have a touch of Irish blood!

Bertie Maudsley, a relative of Bernie Houston, lives: 2250 East Bendamere Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Subj:      Re: HOUSTON CONNECTION
Date:      6/28/99 11:34:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:      wwclpn@att.net
To:      BBrown7152@AOL.COM

Byron,
So I guess we're really cousins! I don't understand the
"once removed" stuff either. Just say cousins! It is
really neat that we met on the Net. What would our
ancestors have to say about that?
Regarding your question on my proof....I got some of my
info from the Mormon's family search page
@www.familysearch.org
Several other of my family members have info too. My
aunt, who lives in Mountain City, has it a little
different than what I have. She says we are direct
descendants of General Samuel Houston. I could never
make the connection. Although, we are related to him,
by my studies. John & Margaret Cunningham Houston had a
son, names Robert. Robert was General Sam Houston's
grandfather. This is the only connection I could make
with the General after years of trying. My proof
existed basically on family documents up to Alexander
Houston. Then the Mormon page gave me the rest. I
think it's really neat that we can go all the way back
to the 1600's in Ireland. Wouldn't you love to know
more about them? How they died and how they lived?
I'm not quite sure how to add info to my Houston web
page yet. I think you can add your Gedcom file to mine
through this page. I sent you an invitation so you
could be a member, and I think as a member you have
access to add info. Try it out and see, if you like.
It's all kind of new to me.
On to the next message.

ubj:      General Sam Houston
Date:      09/06/1999 12:46:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:      baker1058@uswest.net (Don Baker)
To:      bbrown7152@aol.com

Byron, I think I hit gold here. I was looking for information on Gen
Sam at the "Houston" home page and found something I think is fairly
conclusive. Let me know what you think. What I found:

In Reply to: Sam Houston posted by Deena Collins on July 01, 1999 at
19:41:09:

Gen. Sam's grandfather was Robert Houston, one of six children who came
here from Ireland (abt 1735)with their father and widowed grandmother.
The 6 children were Robert (the Gen's ancestor), Isabella (m. Geo.
Henderson, then Wm. Gillespie), Esther (m. John Montgomery), John,
Samuel and Matthew.
All of Gen. Sam's numerous cousins that can be easily documented came
from these folks.
Look for Rev. Samuel B. Rutherford's "Brief Biographical Sketches of
Some Members of the Houston Family," pub. 1882, as a starting place.
A number of libraries have it and several people here have it as well.
How many generations back into your possible Houston connections can you
get?

Byron, all of these are under John Houston and Margaret Cunningham.
There is also Mary which would make 7. Maybe she was the baby or just
missed.

Regards,
Don

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Byron, I think I hit gold here.  I was looking for information on
Gen Sam at the "Houston" home page and found something I think is fairly
conclusive.  Let me know what you think.  What I found:

In Reply to: Sam Houston posted by Deena Collins on July 01, 1999 at
19:41:09:

Gen. Sam's grandfather was Robert Houston, one of six children who came
here from Ireland (abt 1735)with their father and widowed grandmother.

The 6 children were Robert (the Gen's ancestor), Isabella(m. Geo. Henderson, then Wm. Gillespie), Esther (m. John Montgomery),John, Samuel and Matthew.
All of Gen. Sam's numerous cousins that can be easily documented came from these folks.
Look for Rev. Samuel B. Rutherford's "Brief Biographical Sketches of Some Members of the Houston Family," pub. 1882, as a starting place.
A number of libraries have it and several people here have it as well.
How many generations back into your possible Houston connections can you get?
Byron, all of these are under John Houston and Margaret Cunningham. There is also Mary which would make 7.  Maybe she was the baby or just missed.
Regards,
Don


Subj:      Houston
Date:      09/07/1999 9:29:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:      baker1058@uswest.net (Don Baker)
To:      bbrown7152@aol.com

Byron, I question if Mary Houston is indeed the daughter of John
Houston and Margaret Cunningham. The Sam Houston Genealogy seems to
indicate that Mary (possibly Davidson) may be the wife of Robert. This
would account for all children except one (James). According to these
facts James remained in Ireland. Some of the birth dates seem to off a
little but not much.

Regards,
Don

Subj:      Sarah Jane Houston
Date:      04/07/2000 9:49:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:      Oakiefam
To:      Keene@nctimes.net, ctlove@flash.net, JANEL36
To:      tollea@msn.com, BBrown7152

Houston story by Mrs. Lloyd Knoch
Box 423 Lawson, Missouri

#349

Matthew Neely Houston was born 18 August 1799, in Kentucky, the son of Robert and Mary Jane (Neely) Houston. Matthew's grandparents were John and Sarah (Todd) Houston. John was born cir. 1726 in Ireland migrating to America cir. 1730-35 with his parents, John and Margaret (Cunningham) Houston. John and Margaret brought their six children and his widowed mother to America. The oldest son stayed in Ireland.

The Houston family settled in Lancaster County Pennsylvania .......
Matthew's father, Robert, was born 1768 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Later migrated with his family to Tennessee. Robert fought in a campaign against the Indians at Coosa River. Alabama. His first wife was a Miss Mathews of Mankers Creek, north of Nashville, Tennessee, by whom he had two sons, John and General Alexander Houston. His second marriage was to Mary Jane Neely, and they had one son and three daughters...... Sarah Jane born 1835, married John Adam Esther; ...
This is just part of the history by Mrs. Knoch.




Bev Kendall
Home Page..
Grandma Bev
     
Children of John Houston and Margaret Cunningham are:
+ 14 i.   James9 Houston, born Bef. 1720 in Ireland; died April 18, 1820 in Houston Valley, Greene County, Tennessee.
  15 ii.   Robert Houston, born 1720. He married Mary Davidson.
  Notes for Robert Houston:
According to family history, Robert Houston, son of John & Margaret Cunningham Houston, was grandfather of General Sam Houston of the famous Alamo in Texas. See notes under father, John Houston.

Subj:      Houston Under Sara Todd
Date:      09/06/1999 1:09:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:      baker1058@uswest.net (Don Baker)
To:      bbrown7152@aol.com

The children of John Houston & Sarah Todd were:

James Houston m. Elizabeth Weir
John Houston
Rev. Samuel Houston m. 1st Mary Elizabeth ?) Hall\
2nd Margaret (Peggy) Walker
William Houston m. Margaret Williams
Robert Houston m. 1st unknown Matthews
2nd Mary Jane Neely
Matthew Houston m. Martha (Patsy) Cloyd
Alice Houston m. William Stephenson
Margaret Houston m. 1st Alexander McEwen
2nd Rev. Samuel Doak
Esther Houston m. Joel Wallace (Capt.)

Mary Jane Neely (b. 12 Dec 1782) & Robert Houston (b. 1768)had four
children (that I know of), including a daughter Nancy who was probably
born in Logan Co., KY. Could she be the one you mean?

Subj:      Re: Greene County TN
Date:      09/05/1999 6:00:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:      JANEL36
To:      BBrown7152

Byron,

My grandmother always said there was some connection to Sam Houston but she didn't know what. Said that Sam thought he was too good for our branch of the family.

Janelle

Subj:      Green County TN
Date:      09/04/1999 10:04:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:      baker1058@uswest.net (Don Baker)
To:      BBrown7152@aol.com

Byron, I was looking at a map of eastern TN and saw some interest
items. Not that they are of any basis here though. The area where it
appears the Houston's lived is very near Sam Houston's school site and
also near Davey Crockett's birthplace. I don't see any connection
between Colonel Sam Houston and John Houston, but it seems rather
coincidental that this is all within a 20 mile radius.

Regards,
Don





  16 iii.   Isobella Houston, born 1722. She married (1) George Henderson. She married (2) William Gillespie.
  17 iv.   Esther Houston, born 1724. She married John Montgomery.
+ 18 v.   John Houston Jr., born 1727 in Ireland; died Bet. 1797 - 1798 in Logan Co., KY.
  19 vi.   Samuel Houston, born 1728.
  20 vii.   Matthew Houston, born 1730.
  21 viii.   Mary Houston, born Unknown. She married Unknown Blair.


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