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James Houston
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Birth: 1775
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 26, 1840
Marshall County
Tennessee, USA

James Houston was born and raised on his father's farm near what is now Houstonville in Iredell County, North Carolina. He ran a farm and mill on Hunting Creek until about 1810 but left North Carolina and settled near Lewisburg, Tennessee where he carved a new farm out of wilderness. He wrote several letters back home which persuaded his father, Christopher Houston, to leave his large estate and make a new place on a portion of James' land in 1815. After his father's death, James was traveling on horseback to settle the estate when he was caught in a storm. He was unable to find shelter to get dry. He made it home but caught pneumonia and died several days later.

The Houston Cemetery is on James' farm which is still an active farm today.


Husband of Patience Bills -m- 12 September 1797

Father of:
Alfred Moore Houston
Eliza Marshall "Betsy" Houston McConnell
Cynthia Hartshorn Houston Wilkes
Christopher Columbus Houston
Benjamin Franklin Houston
Jonathan Milton Houston
Sally Martha Houston Hill
Lillias Louisa Houston Hague
Joel Houston
Samuel Patton Houston
Marinda Caroline Houston Perkins
James Bills Houston
Patience Olivia Bills Houston Orr 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Christopher Houston (1744 - 1837)
  Sarah Mitchell Houston (1742 - 1821)
 
 Spouse:
  Patience Bills Houston (1780 - 1859)
 
 Children:
  Alfred Moore Houston (1798 - 1881)*
  Eliza Marshall Houston McConnell (1799 - 1884)*
  Cynthia Hartshorn Houston Wilkes (1801 - 1888)*
  Christopher Columbus Houston (1804 - 1902)*
  Benjamin Franklin Houston (1805 - 1862)*
  Jonathan Milton Houston (1809 - 1893)*
  Sally Martha Houston Hill (1812 - 1891)*
  Lillis Louisa Houston Hague (1814 - 1887)*
  Samuel Patton Houston (1815 - 1905)*
  James Bills Houston (1821 - 1912)*
  Patience Olivia Bills Houston Orr (1823 - 1854)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Houston London (1770 - 1837)*
  Lillias Houston Bills (1773 - 1850)*
  James Houston (1775 - 1840)
  Placebo Houston (1779 - 1859)*
  Sarah Houston Young (1784 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HOUSTON
JAMES
1775 - 1840
MARRIED
SEPT. 12,
1797
PATIENCE BILLS
1780 - 1859
 
Note: Only had foot stone till just a few years back. The new stone was placed by James Eaton.
 
Burial:
Houston Cemetery
Marshall County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Dan Woodruff
Originally Created by: James Houston
Record added: Sep 16, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6780324
James Houston
Added by: Dan Woodruff
 
James Houston
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Added by: Dan Woodruff
 
 
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- Margaret Lynn Ondrusek-Vajsar
 Added: Oct. 26, 2016

- Madelyn Carroll
 Added: Oct. 15, 2015

- Neil B (John 3:16)
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