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 Hiram Thompson Houghton

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Hiram Thompson Houghton

Birth
Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Death
11 Feb 1913 (aged 96)
Sheffield, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Barnes, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID
11421070 View Source

Civil War Veteran
Corporal, Co. H, 39th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (10th Pennsylvania Reserves)

Houghton, Hiram T., Sheffield p. o., was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., in the year 1816. His father died when he (Hiram) was fourteen years old, leaving his mother a widow with six children, of which he was the oldest. At the age of twenty years, with the family of Thomas Farnsworth (his uncle), he settled in Cherry Grove, formerly a part of Sheffield, where he cleared a piece of land and built a house for his widowed mother, who came about one year after. He stayed until 1842, when he settled on the Tionesta Creek, in Sheffield Township. He went to Van Buren County, Mich., in 1844, and remained there for three years, when he returned with his family to make a visit and sell his lands—between three and four hundred acres—of which he had acquired in earlier years. But not being able to dispose of them satisfactorily he has since lived in Sheffield. He served with credit in the late war for three years, in Company H, Tenth Regiment P. R. V. C. His first wife was Sally Ann Aber, by whom he had four children—Phebe I. (Mrs. John Farnsworth), William H., who served three years in the late war, in the same company with his father, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Fredericksburg, since died in Florida with yellow fever; Mary Ann (Mrs. Frank Collins), and Ann Eliza, who died at the age of eight years. For his second wife he married Jane Ann Farnsworth, who bore him three children—Ada A., married J. E. Barnes (son of Erastus Barnes), who died in Warren, Pa.; Marvil M. A., married Alonzo P. Barnes, and Asa J. The last three reside in Sheffield. Hiram T. Houghton by occupation was a carpenter. Before the war he was a Democrat, but since he has affiliated with the Republican Party.
--History of Warren County, Pennsylvania, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, page xlvI

Civil War Veteran
Corporal, Co. H, 39th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (10th Pennsylvania Reserves)

Houghton, Hiram T., Sheffield p. o., was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., in the year 1816. His father died when he (Hiram) was fourteen years old, leaving his mother a widow with six children, of which he was the oldest. At the age of twenty years, with the family of Thomas Farnsworth (his uncle), he settled in Cherry Grove, formerly a part of Sheffield, where he cleared a piece of land and built a house for his widowed mother, who came about one year after. He stayed until 1842, when he settled on the Tionesta Creek, in Sheffield Township. He went to Van Buren County, Mich., in 1844, and remained there for three years, when he returned with his family to make a visit and sell his lands—between three and four hundred acres—of which he had acquired in earlier years. But not being able to dispose of them satisfactorily he has since lived in Sheffield. He served with credit in the late war for three years, in Company H, Tenth Regiment P. R. V. C. His first wife was Sally Ann Aber, by whom he had four children—Phebe I. (Mrs. John Farnsworth), William H., who served three years in the late war, in the same company with his father, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Fredericksburg, since died in Florida with yellow fever; Mary Ann (Mrs. Frank Collins), and Ann Eliza, who died at the age of eight years. For his second wife he married Jane Ann Farnsworth, who bore him three children—Ada A., married J. E. Barnes (son of Erastus Barnes), who died in Warren, Pa.; Marvil M. A., married Alonzo P. Barnes, and Asa J. The last three reside in Sheffield. Hiram T. Houghton by occupation was a carpenter. Before the war he was a Democrat, but since he has affiliated with the Republican Party.
--History of Warren County, Pennsylvania, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, page xlvI


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