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Rev Daniel Clay Houghton
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1815
Lyndon
Caledonia County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1860
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Rev. Dr. Daniel Clay Houghton was the son of Capt. William and Marilla (Clay) Houghton. Rosanna H. (Corliss) Houghton was his 1st wife. They were married December 15, 1840 and she died October 6, 1841. Juliana (Alton) Houghton was his 2nd wife. They were married in 1842 and she died in 1858. He was a minister in the Genesee (now Western New York) Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He served LeRoy, Genesee Co., Genesee District., New York 1845-1846 - Batavia, Genesee Co., Buffalo Dist., New York 1847 - Financial Agent of Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, Livingston Co., New York 1848 - Professor of moral and intellectual philosophy at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary 1848-1851 - Supernumerary 1852 - Located 1853 - Shortly thereafter he entered the ministry of the Presbyterian Church.

Presbyterian Church In The United States
The Presbyterian Historical Almanac, And Annual Remembrances Of--For 1861, Volume 3, Page 160
Rev. Dr. Daniel Clay Houghton was born in Lyndon, Vermont. during his ministry he learned the printer's trade, under Dr. Luther Jewett of St. Johnsbury, and was fitted for college at Bradford, Vermont. He graduated at the University of Vermont in 1840, and subsequently taught a few years in Western New York, and then entered the ministry in connection with the Methodist Episcopal church. If not the originator, he was one of the earliest and most active instruments in founding and endowing Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima, New York, raising most of the funds by his own efforts. He was offered the Presidency in this college, but declined it and accepted the Professorship of moral and intellectual philosophy and at the same time acted as Financial Agent. He subsequently transferred his church relationship from the Methodist Episcopal Church to the Presbyterian Church, joining Ontario Presbytery in 1853. In 1854 he became pastor of East Penbroke Church in the Genesee Presbytery; he was appointed Editor of the Genesee Evangelist, published in Rochester, New York. Meanwhile the American Presbyterian had been established in Philadelphia, and the editors found the Genesee Evangelist took views almost identical with theirs as to questions before the church. The idea arose in the minds of Dr. Houghton and one of the editors of the American Presbyterian, that two papers might be advantageously united. This was accomplished late in the year of 1857, and Dr. Houghton became the responsible editor. He evinced much talent for business, and was an excellent financier. He understood well how business ought to be managed and his own affairs and those intrusted to him, were conducted with skill. He was unwearied, punctual, industrious, economical and faithful to the truest that were commited to his charge. He was acute in regard to his judgments of character, keen in his estimate of motives; perhaps too candid in his exposure of all charlatanism in religion. He had a very tenacious will. his views were very decided, and clearly expressed. This grew our of the honesty of his own nature, and his sincerity in advocating what he deemed right and expedient. His habits and tastes, apart from his public life, were rather retiring. He loved his study and his family, and the quest of his own domestic fireside. He was attacked by a severe pain in his right foot, which gradually developed itself as a gangrene. For the first weeks of his attack he was able to be in his office, and it was with great reluctance that his active and energetic nature submitted to the necessity of entire rest from labor. After suffering a few weeks, on Sabbath, July 8, 1860, he was suddenly taken ill. One of his physicians, Rev. Mr. Butler, and Judge Allison, an Elder, were sent for, and on arriving they found that he was able to recognize his children for only about five minutes after his seizure. In fifteen minutes he had passed that mysterious barrier which separates time and eternity. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Houghton (1774 - 1863)
  Marilla Clay Houghton (1780 - 1858)
 
 Spouses:
  Rosannah C Corliss Houghton (____ - 1841)
  Juliana Alton Houghton (1820 - 1858)
 
 Children:
  William Alton Houghton (1845 - 1891)*
  Stella C Houghton (1847 - 1869)*
  Rosa Elizabeth HOUGHTON Goss (1854 - 1922)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Houghton (1808 - 1874)*
  Daniel Clay Houghton (1815 - 1860)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlands Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: C 597
 
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Jul 02, 2011
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