County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Timber Ridge (Rockbridge County)
Margaret and John Samuel were the parents of:
John McClung/1689 m. Margaret Cunningham
Came to America about 1735 with her son and six of his seven children. She died at age 97 in Rockbridge County, VA, and is buried in New Providence Cemetery.
After the death of Samuel Houston, John McClung Houston, his wife Margaret (nee Cunningham), his 80 year old mother, Margaret (McClung) Houston, and 6 of his 7 children sailed for America. They and the other emigrant passengers became suspicious that the Captain of their ship and the crew were planning to rob them and kill them, as they had sold all of their property in Ireland and had with them trunks of gold aboard. After discovering that many of the passengers knew how to sail and navigate the ship, they took over the ship and placed the Captain and crew in irons while they safely sailed the ship to Philadelphia. They settled 100 miles from Philadelphia in Lancaster, PA, and lived there for 17 years.
John Houston (1690 - 1755)*
Note: 5-11-2012, Photo Vol states: "I have photographed all the early Houstons in the cemetery. The earliest stone I have found still standing is John Houston who died in September of 1791."
New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Created by: Sue Macduff:)
Record added: May 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89959897