George W. Houghtaling

George W. Houghtaling

Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death 8 Feb 1931 (aged 85–86)
Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Burial Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 121153552 · View Source
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Family name is spelled "Houghtling" in some records. George's gravestone is engraved with 1845 as the year of his birth. Transcripts of his Vermont death record indicate he was born July 2, 1843. It was also suggested that he was born Jul y 2, 1842.

Transcripts of Vermont death records suggest George's middle name was Washington. George used the name "George Williams" as an alias; some sources believe his middle name was William.

Transcripts of Pownal town marriage records list George's parents as Mathew and Sally Houghtaling. A transcript of George's Vermont death record lists his parents as Martin Houghtaling and Sarah Babcock, and his place of birth as Nassau County, New York. New York State census records indicate his parents may have been Mathias and Sarah Houghtaling. Mathias and Sarah moved from Stephenstown, New York to Nassau County, New York a few years after the birth of their son, George W.

During the Civil War, George served as a Landsman in the US Navy. He enlisted on August 24, 1863 as George Williams, and mustered out August 23,1864 at Point Lookout, Virginia. During his time in the Navy, George served aboard the North Carolina, and the Commodore Read.

George was living in Chatham, New York when he married Augusta A Bates on March 28, 1866 in Pownal, Vermont. The couple settled in Vermont, where their children were born.

George was a blacksmith.

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Augusta A
his wife
1848 - 19??

George W
1845 - 1931
Served in U.S.Navy
during Civil War.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Houghtaling (1845–8 Feb 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 121153552, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by DebL (contributor 47462502) .