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Samuel Milton Hough
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1818
Williamstown
Oswego County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1881
Crescent
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA

Samuel Milton Hough,
son of Joel and Sarah Stillson Hough

Excerpt from 1907 biography of Samuel's son, Warren:

p. 1153
Samuel M. Hough, was a native of Williamstown, Oswego county, New York, born January 6, 1818, and a son of Joel and Sarah (Stillson) Hough, who were natives of Connecticut and of English lineage. Samuel M. Hough in early life learned the blacksmith's trade and in 1841 came westward to Iowa when the state was still under territorial rule. He settled in Lee county and thence came to Pottawattamie county in 1846, taking up his abode here when it was a vast unimproved region of wild and windswept prairie, giving little evidence of the development and improvement which was later to convert it into one of the most populous and prosperous districts of the state. On his arrival he purchased eighty acres of raw land, which he converted into a productive farm. Later he removed to Crawford county, Iowa, but in April, 1865, returned to Crescent and was thereafter engaged in blacksmithing and farming until his death, which occurred on the 9th of November, 1881, He was industrious and successful, winning that prosperity which always follows unremitting and intelligently directed diligence. He owned town property and also one hundred acres of valuable farm land.
p. 1154
On the 1st of January, 1840, Samuel M. Hough wedded Eliza Jane Allen, who was born in Williamstown, New York, April 15, 1824, a daughter of Zoeth and Elizabeth (Bradley) Allen, who were natives of Vermont and Connecticut respectively. The mother died in the village of Crescent in 1905. In the family were nine children: Mortimer who died in Crescent in 1873; Byran, who died in infancy; Esther, the wife of H. A. Terry, of Crescent; Adelaide, who died in infancy; Russell, who is living in Neola; Warren, of this review; Marcellus, who makes his home, in Crescent township; Herbert, living in Council Bluffs; and Denver, also a resident of Crescent.

Source:
History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 1907
By Homer H. Field and Hon. Joseph R. Reed; 1907, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company

Note
Milton Clement Hough,currently (Dec 2014) attached as son, is actually a grandson, son of Mortimer Delbert Hough. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Jane Allen Hough (1823 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Mortimer Delbert Hough (1841 - 1874)*
  Esther Jane Hough Terry (1844 - 1914)*
  Russell Morgan Hough (1847 - 1924)*
  Warren Hough (1849 - 1937)*
  Marcellus Augustus Hough (1853 - 1938)*
  Herbert Alonzo Hough (1855 - 1945)*
  Denver Deloit Hough (1861 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
S. M. HOUGH
JAN. 6, 1818-NOV 9, 1881
HIS WIFE
E. J. HOUGH
APR. 15 1823-Apr. 19, 1904
WE WILL MEET AGAIN
HOUGH (on top of headstone)
FATHER (on footstone)
 
Burial:
Crescent Cemetery
Crescent
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Plot: near the back NE corner of the cemetery
 
Created by: Stones Calling
Record added: Mar 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86699553
Samuel Milton Hough
Added by: dmeans5
 
Samuel Milton Hough
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Samuel Milton Hough
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Rest in peace.
- Marilyn Myers
 Added: Aug. 3, 2014
 
 
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