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Nancy Gilmore Houston
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Birth: 1833
Conecuh County
Alabama, USA
Death: 1901
Garland
Butler County
Alabama, USA

Nancy Gilmore (1833-1901) was the daughter of John Gilmore (1808-04 Jan 1874) and Temperence Deen (20 Oct 1813-1901). Her husband was Isaiah Huston (1833-1870). They were married about 1853. Isaiah and Nancy had three children: Temperance "Tempy" Ann Huston Burke (Nov 1854-, William Henry Huston (11 Apr 1856-16 Oct 1927), Pinkney "Pink" Huston (01 Aug 1858-10 Oct 1926).
Isaiah Huston was the second known child of William Dawson Huson/ Huston, Sr.( 09 Aug 1802-) and Anna Bond (1812-) was born in 1833 in Garland, Butler County, AL.


The legend of ISAIAH HUSTON...as told by Donald Deen to Margarette Hall Wood, on 18 Apr 1977. .."It is said that in the Spring of 1861, ISAIAH HUSTON was plowing in the fields at his farm, which was located about three miles north of Garland, when at noontime, he dropped the trace chains from his horse, left his plow at the end of a row, climbed on his horse and headed for the house which was about a half mile away. As he neared the house, his wife NANCY glanced out the window, spied him coming and hastened to get the noon meal on the table by the time he arrived. As she hurried about the kitchen making the final preparations, ISAIAH dismounted from his horse and instead of turning the horse loose in the lot as was his custom, he simply tied it to the fence. NANCY noticed this but thought nothing of it until later. After tying his horse to the fence, he came up on the back porch, which like most houses of that day had a shelf with a wash pan on it and a bucket of water hanging just over the shelf with a dipper hanging just beside the bucket. He carefully knocked out his pipe on the steps and laid it on the end of the shelf. He then washed his face and hands in the wash pan and used the towel which was hanging on the wall to dry off before going inside. Upon entering the kitchen, ISAIAH spied his young son, PINKNEY, on a quilt pallet in one corner of the room. He walked over, picked up the baby, said a few words to him, kissed him, and put him back down on the quilt pallet, and walked out the door. He took the saddle off the hook on the end of the porch, saddled up the horse which he had left tied to the fence after removing the collar and hanes which he had left on the horse, and hanging them on the fence, he mounted up and rode off never to return. He didn't even bother to get his pipe which he had left on the shelf on the back porch. NANCY never heard from him directly again. However, during the next four or five years, different men passing through or returning from the Civil War, which was raging during this time, told her of seeing him and/or fighting with him in the same arena of war. After the war, some of the veterans who had returned told her that they thought he had survived the war and was living somewhere in south Georgia....Later, young HENRY HUSTON, after searching for several weeks found his father in south Georgia. He also found that his father had taken himself a new wife and already had several children. Henry returned home and related his story to his sister, brother, and mother. As far as it is known none of them ever heard from ISAIAH HUSTON again".....


"When Nancy could no longer manage for herself, she rotated living with one child a few months and then living in another child's home for a few months. While staying in the home of her son, Pinkney and his wife Cornelia, Nancy was stricken with typhoid fever and died at the age of 68. She is buried in the Garland Cemetery, Garland, Butler County, AL. Her marker reads simply, "NANCY HUSTON."


From The History of John Huson, From North Carolina to Alabama, His Huson/Huston/Houston Descendants, and the Allied Pioneer Families of Clepper, Robinson, Deen, and Gilmore by Margarette Hall Wood,1990, pp. 21-23.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Isaiah Huston (1833 - 1870)
 
 Children:
  William Henry Houston (1856 - 1927)*
  Pinkney Houston (1858 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Died from Typhoid fever at age 68.
 
Burial:
Garland Cemetery
Garland
Butler County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Harold W Havard
Originally Created by: Charles E. Carroll
Record added: Jan 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32824540
Nancy <i>Gilmore</i> Houston
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Nancy <i>Gilmore</i> Houston
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- Harold W Havard
 Added: May. 1, 2014

- Charles E. Carroll
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- Charles E. Carroll
 Added: Jan. 11, 2009
 
 
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