George Smith Houston

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George Smith Houston

  • Birth 1780 New Jersey, USA
  • Death 29 Apr 1831 Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section 66 -Lot 165
  • Memorial ID 60776198

George S. Houston, the son of William Churchill Houston, at one time professor of mathematics in Princeton College, was induced to come to Dayton about 1810, by his sister Eliza, the wife of H. G. Phillips, and was first in partnership with his brother-in-law. In 1814 he was made cashier of the Dayton Bank, holding that position until his death. He was appointed postmaster on the death of Benjamin Van Cleve, and held that office until his death. In 1820 Mr. Houston was elected recorder, and in December of that year he went into the newspaper business, as editor and proprietor of the Watchman, but sold out his interest in November, 1826, on account of ill health. There are few records of public meetings, after Mr. Houston made Dayton his home, of which he was not secretary. He was secretary of the Bachelors' Society until his marriage, president of the Moral Society, and a prominent member of the Methodist church. In 1815 Mr. Houston married Mary Foreman. He died on April 29, 1831, after a long illness. He left two children—George S., who moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Eliza, who married David K. Este, a son of Dr. Charles Este, one of the early physicians of Dayton.


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  • Created by: Gwen Taylor
  • Added: 28 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60776198
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Smith Houston (1780–29 Apr 1831), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60776198, citing Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Gwen Taylor (contributor 46883791) .