Samuel A. Houchens1,2

b. 10 June 1832, d. 29 July 1903
Father*Robert Houchens1,2 b. 1786
Mother*Frances Jane Britt1,2 b. 1796, d. 22 Nov 1850
Birth*10 June 1832Samuel A. Houchens was born on 10 June 1832 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*21 November 1855He married first Martha J. Wheeler, daughter of Joshua Wheeler and Rachel Kinslow, on 21 November 1855 in Barren County, Kentucky.3
(Husband) DeathApril 1870Samuel became a widower when Martha J. (Wheeler) Houchens died of consumption at age 31.4
Marriage*after 8 September 1870He married second Martha E. Wood, daughter of Anderson T. Wood and Nancy Britt, after 8 September 1870, the date he was enumerated on the 1870 census with his five children, and no wife, in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. Elizabeth was enumerated that year with her mother and stepfather in the next pervious household on the same census page.5,6,7,8
Death*29 July 1903He died on 29 July 1903 at age 716
Burial* and was buried in Powell-Britt Cemetery, Lucas, Barren County.6

Family 1

Martha J. Wheeler b. 1839, d. Apr 1870
Children1.James H. Houchens9,6 b. 22 Jul 1857, d. 6 Jun 1936
2.Ellen Houchens10,6 b. 4 Jan 1861, d. 10 May 1899

Family 2

Martha E. Wood b. 10 Mar 1850, d. 16 Jan 1929

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 80, Family Group Sheet for Frances Britt and Robert Houchens. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Robert and Frances Houchens, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 347a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 November 1855 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Martha J Wheeler, age 16, and Samuel A. Houchens, age 23, citing FHL Film# 000216816. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S1691] U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Martha J Houchins, from Consumption in April 1870, age 31, Married, born about 1839 in Kentucky, USA, referencing the 1870 Mortality Census for Tracy, Barren, Kentucky, USA, Line 19, citing National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C., Archive Collection: T655, Roll Number: 15, census year 1870, Tracy, Barren, Kentucky, page 37. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Elizabeth (Wood) Houchens, Memorial# 133087839. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel A. Houchens, Memorial# 113148130.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel A. Houchens, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 731A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ellison P. and Nancy Coates, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 731A.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Hardin Houchens, Memorial# 96727907.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ellen “Ella” (Houchens) Britt, Memorial# 137026581.

William N. Houchens1

b. 9 January 1825, d. 21 December 1911
Father*Robert Houchens2 b. 1786
Mother*Frances Jane Britt1 b. 1796, d. 22 Nov 1850
Birth*9 January 1825William N. Houchens was born on 9 January 1825 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
Name VariationHis full name was William Nelson Houchens.1
Marriage*26 December 1848He married Elizabeth Britt, daughter of Obadiah Britt Jr. and Jane L. Powell, on 26 December 1848 in Barren County, Kentucky.3,4,5,1
(Husband) Death20 April 1909William became a widower when Elizabeth (Britt) Houchens died on 20 April 1909 at age 77.5
Death*21 December 1911He died on 21 December 1911 in Rocky Hill, Barren County, at age 861
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Houchens Cemetery, Lucas, Barren County.1,5

Family

Elizabeth Britt b. 29 Apr 1831, d. 20 Apr 1909
Child1.William S. Houchens1 b. 1862, d. 14 Sep 1875

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Nelson Houchens, Memorial# 100372092. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Robert and Frances Houchens, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 347a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  4. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 December 1848 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of William N. Houchens and Elizabeth Britt, citing FHL Film# 000209756. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth “Betsy” (Britt) Houchens, Memorial# 100372879.

William S. Houchens1

b. 1862, d. 14 September 1875
Father*William N. Houchens2 b. 9 Jan 1825, d. 21 Dec 1911
Mother*Elizabeth Britt3,4 b. 29 Apr 1831, d. 20 Apr 1909
Birth*1862William S. Houchens was born in 18624
Death*14 September 1875 and died on 14 September 1875 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 13.1,5,4
Burial*He was buried in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow.4

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Nelson Houchens, Memorial# 100372092. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth “Betsy” (Britt) Houchens, Memorial# 100372879.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William S Houchens, Memorial# 39470079.
  5. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt.

______ Houchens1

Marriage*He married Susan E. Kinslow, daughter of Aaron Kinslow and Mary Kinslow.1

Family

Susan E. Kinslow b. 1846

Citations

  1. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, will dated 1 April 1891 of Aaron Kinslow of Barren, Kentucky, proved 18 January 1904 in Barren, Kentucky, USA, referencing Wills, Vol 5-8, 1884-1943, Wills and Inventories, 1865-1943, Barren County (Kentucky). Clerk of the County Court, Barren, Kentucky, image# 250 of 1119. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.

Hannah Hough1

b. 31 July 1646, d. 1682
Father*William Hough1
Mother*Sarah Calkins1
Birth*31 July 1646Hannah Hough was born on 31 July 1646 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*11 February 1661/62She married John Borden, son of John Borden and Joanna Hooker, on 11 February 1661/62 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1
Death*1682She died in 1682.1

Family

John Borden b. 24 Jun 1635, d. b 10 Apr 1684

Citations

  1. [S1248] Eklon Wilson Gay and Christopher Challender Child, "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 164, pages 114-120 (April 2010). This thoroughly researched and completely sourced article is excellent as it examines and proves that Joanna Hooker was the wife of both John Borden and John Gay. Hereinafter cited as "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay."

William Hough1

Marriage*He married Sarah Calkins.1

Family

Sarah Calkins
Child1.Hannah Hough1 b. 31 Jul 1646, d. 1682

Citations

  1. [S1248] Eklon Wilson Gay and Christopher Challender Child, "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 164, pages 114-120 (April 2010). This thoroughly researched and completely sourced article is excellent as it examines and proves that Joanna Hooker was the wife of both John Borden and John Gay. Hereinafter cited as "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay."

Mary Houghton1

d. 1785
Marriage*She married Richard Clayton.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 30 September 1773Mary became a widow when Richard Clayton died.1
Marriage*30 September 1773She married second, as his second wife, Harman Yerkes, son of Herman Yerkes and Elizabeth Watts, on 30 September 1773.2,1
Death*1785She died in 1785.1

Family 1

Richard Clayton d. b 30 Sep 1773

Family 2

Harman Yerkes b. 18 Jan 1720, d. 29 Nov 1804

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #8. Harman Yerkes, pages 17-19. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.
  2. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family, #2. Herman Yerkes, pages 9-11.

John Houlston1

Family

Child1.Sarah Houlston+1

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 163-165. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Sarah Houlston1

Father*John Houlston1
Marriage*1685She married Peter Taylor in 1685.1
Relocation*28 April 1712About the same time as their son Peter's marriage on 28 April 1712, Sarah and Peter Taylor moved to the township of Caln, Chester County.2

Family

Peter Taylor d. 15 Nov 1720
Child1.Peter Taylor+1 b. 20 May 1686, d. Mar 1739/40

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 163-165. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "2 mo. 28, 1712" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.

Earl William House1

b. 15 March 1875, d. 25 February 1967
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Oscar F. House2,1 b. 24 Aug 1849, d. 9 May 1925
Mother*Mary Hannah McClure3,1 b. 1 Oct 1854, d. 8 Aug 1934
Birth*15 March 1875Earl William House was born on 15 March 1875 in Missouri.1
Marriage*4 March 1896He married Margaret Burgdorf, daughter of John Henry Burgdorf and Emaline Heaton, on 4 March 1896 in Audrain County, Missouri.1,4,5
Census US 1900*7 June 1900Margaret and Earl William House were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 7 June 1900 in Cuivre, Audrain County, Missouri. Earl was 25 years of age, a farmer, and owned his home free of mortgage. Margaret was 24. The couple had been married for four years. Margaret had given birth to one child, a daughter, Ione House, who lived with her parents and was one year old. Also residing with the family in 1900 was Margaret's widowed mother, Emaline (Heaton) Burgdorf.4
(Husband) Death16 June 1955Earl became a widower when Margaret (Burgdorf) House died on 16 June 1955 at age 79.6
Death*25 February 1967He died on 25 February 1967 in Fort Morgan, Morgan County, Colorado, at age 911
Burial* and was buried in Mount Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Vandalia, Audrain County, Missouri.1

Family

Margaret Burgdorf b. 13 Nov 1875, d. 16 Jun 1955

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Earl William House, Memorial# 94189055. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Oscar F. House, Memorial ID# 94168873.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Hannah (McClure) House, Memorial# 94168924.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Earl W. and Margaret House, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0001; FHL microfilm: 1240837. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, Earle House and Maggie "Burgdof", Audrain County, 4 March 1896. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret "Maggie" (Burgdorf) House, Memorial# 94189235.

Ella Alma House1

b. 7 November 1876, d. 28 December 1958
Birth*7 November 1876Ella Alma House was born on 7 November 1876 in Missouri.1
Marriage*31 July 1898She married, as his second wife, Jasper Marion Womack, son of Abner Womack and Polly Ann __?__, on 31 July 1898.1,2
(Wife) Death8 July 1957Ella became a widow when Jasper Marion Womack died on 8 July 1957 at age 90.2
Death*28 December 1958She died on 28 December 1958 in Van Buren, Carter County, Missouri, at age 821
Burial* and was buried in Van Buren City Cemetery, Van Buren.1

Family

Jasper Marion Womack b. 13 May 1867, d. 8 Jul 1957

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ella Alma (House) Womack, Memorial# 92128541. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jasper Marion Womack, Memorial# 92128352.

Lucinda House1

b. 1815
Father*Simeon House2
Birth*1815Lucinda House was born about 1815 in Kentucky.1
Marriage*18 June 1834She married Samuel Murphy on 18 June 1834 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.1,2

Family

Samuel Murphy b. 1806
Child1.Emily Murphy+3,1 b. 1850, d. 28 Oct 1877

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel and Lucinda Murphy, Year: 1870; Census Place: Nations Precinct, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M593_499; Page: 155B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 18 June 1834 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA, of Samuel Murphy and Lucinda House, daughter of Simeon House who certified his consent, citing FHL Film# 000482706. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  3. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Nancy E. Langford, age 25, married, of flux (dysentery) on 28 October 1877 in Spencer County, Kentucky, born in Spencer County to Samuel Murphy, born in Anderson County, Kentucky, and Lucinda Murphy, born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.

Oscar F. House1

b. 24 August 1849, d. 9 May 1925
Father*Rockwell W. House2,1 b. 2 Sep 1808, d. 16 Feb 1897
Mother*Sally Maria Trask2,1
Birth*24 August 1849Oscar F. House was born on 24 August 1849 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Mary Hannah McClure, daughter of Granville McClure and Rachael Mannen.3
Death*9 May 1925He died on 9 May 1925 in Audrain County, Missouri, at age 751
Burial* and was buried in Mount Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Vandalia, Audrain County.1

Family

Mary Hannah McClure b. 1 Oct 1854, d. 8 Aug 1934
Child1.Earl William House1,4 b. 15 Mar 1875, d. 25 Feb 1967

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Oscar F. House, Memorial ID# 94168873. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rockwell W. House, Memorial# 94169038.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Hannah (McClure) House, Memorial# 94168924.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Earl William House, Memorial# 94189055.

Rockwell W. House1

b. 2 September 1808, d. 16 February 1897
Birth*2 September 1808Rockwell W. House was born on 2 September 1808 in Connecticut.1
Marriage*He married Sally Maria Trask.1
Death*16 February 1897He died on 16 February 1897 in Audrain County, Missouri, at age 881
Burial* and was buried in Mount Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Vandalia, Audrain County.1

Family

Sally Maria Trask
Child1.Oscar F. House+1,2 b. 24 Aug 1849, d. 9 May 1925

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rockwell W. House, Memorial# 94169038. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Oscar F. House, Memorial ID# 94168873.

Simeon House1

Family

Child1.Lucinda House+1 b. 1815

Citations

  1. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 18 June 1834 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA, of Samuel Murphy and Lucinda House, daughter of Simeon House who certified his consent, citing FHL Film# 000482706. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Mary Elizabeth (__?__) Housman1

Marriage*8 May 1898She married as her fourth husband, and as his second wife, William Adolphus Gillham, son of Thomas Milton Gillham and Eliza MaryAnn Funk, on 8 May 1898 in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.1

Family

William Adolphus Gillham b. 9 Jun 1838, d. 11 Jan 1909

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Adolphus Gillham, Memorial# 8364992. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Cora Ann Houston1,2

b. 28 January 1881, d. 19 January 1963
Father*John W. Houston3,2 b. 18 Sep 1859, d. 24 Aug 1934
Mother*Laura Ophelia Saunders2,4 b. 25 Apr 1859, d. 1 Jan 1931
Birth*28 January 1881Cora Ann Houston was born on 28 January 1881 in Union Star, DeKalb County, Missouri.2
Marriage*4 October 1899She married Willis Chapman, son of Thomas J. Chapman and Hannah R. Smith, on 4 October 1899 in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri. They were married by a Judge of Probate.1
Census US 1950*14 April 1950Cora and Willis Chapman were enumerated on the 1950 census taken on 14 April 1950 on Maple Street, Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri. Willis was 72 years of age and no longer working, and Cora was 69 years of age and doing the housework. Their house was not on a farm, although it was on a place of three or more acres.5
(Aunt) Death18 November 1950Cora's husband's niece, Viola Irene Cooper, younger daughter of Willis Chapman's brother, Price Chapman, shot and killed her husband, Whitney Logan Cooper, during an argument on 18 November 1950 in their home near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri. Price's granddaughter, Dolores J. (Walker) Buck, and her husband, James A. Buck, who had been staying with the Coopers for about six weeks, witnessed the killing. Whitney Logan Cooper was 66 years of age.6,7,8,9
(Aunt) Murder18 November 1950Coverage of Cooper's murder appeared in newspapers in Stanberry and Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, and as far south as Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, with much of the reporting overlapping with the same information, especially in Gentry County. We've selected two articles that, in spite of some duplicate information, appear to provide as much of the complete story as we've found. Our transcriptions of those two articles follow:


Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Missouri, Monday, 20 November 1950, page 11


Woman Faces Murder Charge
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Shoots Her Husband Following Argument


OSCEOLA. November 20 (Special) -- A 46-year old farm wife is being held in St. Clair County jail here today, accused of the gun slaying of her 58-year-old husband during a Saturday night argument in their home seven miles west of Collins.

Prosecuting attorney E. W. Mills said a second degree murder charge had been filed against Mrs. Viola Irene Cooper in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband, Whitney Logan Cooper.

The charge was drawn against Mrs. Cooper, Mills said, after the woman signed a statement admitting the slaying.

An inquest has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. tomorrow in the courthouse. Mills said Mrs. Cooper won’t be arraigned until after the inquest.
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According to Sheriff Logan Perry, the shooting occurred about 11:15 p.m. Saturday after the Coopers and Mr. and Mrs. James Buck, (James A. Buck and Dolores J. (Walker) Buck), son-in-law and daughter of Mrs. Cooper, returned to their 80-acre hill farm after a drinking party in Humansville and nearby Collins.

Perry said the Coopers and Bucks drove to Humansville early Saturday evening and spent some time in a tavern there. They also stopped in Collins for more drinks, Mrs. Cooper told the sheriff.

Mrs. Cooper, authorities added, said her husband became jealous over a man she was talking to at one of the taverns.
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And after they returned to their farm home, Cooper allegedly threatened to kill his wife. Mrs. Cooper then related she ran into a bedroom to get her husband’s .38 caliber revolver. When Cooper, the woman said “came at her” threateningly she pulled the trigger. The bullet went through the left side of his chest and out his back. Cooper died instantly.

The Bucks, who had lived with the Coopers for the past six weeks, confirmed Mrs. Cooper’s account of the slaying.

Surviving Cooper, who had lived near Collins “for a couple of years”, Perry said, are a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Lester, of Kansas City, and a sister.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Goodrich of Osceola.
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The Albany Ledger, Albany, Missouri, Thursday, 30 November 1950, page 1


Whit Cooper Was Buried Here Last Friday Afternoon
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Remains Brought to Albany for Interment Following Inquest
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Funeral services for Whitney Logan Cooper, a former citizen of this community, were held here last Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Brooks Funeral Home. The service was conducted by the Rev. A. Lee Hughes, pastor of the Albany Methodist Church, and interment was in the Grandview cemetery.

The remains reached Albany last Thursday morning from Collins, Missouri, where Mr. Cooper had lived. The body was held there pending an inquest held on Tuesday of last week.

Mr. Cooper was shot in the chest at 11:15 o’clock on Saturday night, November 18. The shooting took place in his home and he was killed instantly. His wife, Mrs. Viola Irene Cooper, who formerly lived near Stanberry, gave herself up to St. Clair County authorities.

Members of the family knew little of the murder. Some of the relatives who were there for the funeral knew that Mrs. Cooper had surrendered but none of them knew the circumstances leading up to the fatal shooting. It was said that Mrs. Cooper refused to testify at the inquest.

Mr. Cooper will be remembered by many persons here. He had lived in this vicinity over a period of several years. He was associated with his brother, Walter V. Cooper, Charles E. Buck and Lewis Deloyd Buck, who now lives in Denver, Colorado.

The two brothers had worked over a period of several years at the time the Cousins Lumber Company was in operation here. Whit Cooper had charge of the construction of the present Gentry County jail here and, as far as his brother knew, it was about his last construction work in this vicinity.

The following obituary was read at the funeral here last Friday:

Whitney Logan Cooper, the son of the late Coleman and Josephine Cooper, was born on December 12, 1883 in Appleton City, Missouri, and departed this life at his home near Collins, Missouri, on November 18, 1950. He was past 65 years of age.

He lived in and near Albany the early part of his life, leaving here about 25 years ago. Most of that time since he has lived in the southern part of Missouri.

He was converted when a young man at a revival at the old Gentryville church and was baptised, taking membership in the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, by one daughter born to that marriage, by one brother, Walter V. Cooper, Charles E. Buck and Lewis Deloyd Buck of Denver, Colorado, and by two sisters, Ida, Merle, Gertrude, Thelma, Docia, Luella and Ethyl, wives of Leslie R. Griffith, Walter E. Smith, John Pleasant Warden, Thomas Arthur Johnson and Fred C. Cox, respectively, of Englewood, Colorado, and Maryville. There are other relatives and friends left to morn his tragic death.
____________.10,11
Death*19 January 1963She died on 19 January 1963 at her home in Union Star, DeKalb County, Missouri, at age 812,12
Burial* and was buried in High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Gentry County.2

Family

George W. Chapman b. 17 Mar 1878, d. 18 Mar 1963

Citations

  1. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 4 October 1899 in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, USA, of Cora Houston, over the age of 18 years, and Willis Chapman, over the age of 21 years, both residents of Alanthus, Gentry County, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Cora Ann (Houston) Chapman, Memorial# 125699715. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John W Houston, Memorial# 53818167.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura Ophelia (Saunders) Houston, Memorial# 53818168.
  5. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Willis and Cora Chapman, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri; Roll: 4049; Sheet Number: 12; Enumeration District: 38-10. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2178] Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 18 November 1950 in St. Clair County, Missouri, USA, of Whitney Logan Cooper, age 66, carpenter, building industry, married to Irene Cooper, born 12 December 1883 in Missouri to Coleman Cooper and Josephine Logan, autopsy, cause of death homicide in home, rural Collins, Washington Township, St. Clair County, gunshot wound, gun fired by Irene Cooper, informant Merle Smith, Maryville, burial on 24 November 1950 in Albany, referencing Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, Missouri, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969, Certificate# 38190. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969.
  7. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Springfield Leader and Press, (Springfield, Greene County, Missouri), Monday, 20 November 1950, page 11, reporting the location of is death as seven miles west of Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri.
  8. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at www.newspapers.com, The Albany Ledger, (Albany, Gentry County, Missouri), Thursday, 30 November 1950, page 1, reporting his place of death as near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Whitney Logan “Leck” Cooper, Memorial# 18233247, reporting his place of death as Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri.
  10. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at www.newspapers.com, Springfield Leader and Press, (Springfield, Greene County, Missouri), Monday, 20 November 1950, page 11.
  11. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at www.newspapers.com, The Albany Ledger, (Albany, Gentry County, Missouri), Thursday, 30 November 1950, page 1.
  12. [S2346] Cora Ann (Houston) Chapman 1963 Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Maryville Daily Forum, (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, 21 Jan 1963, page 3, formerly of Stanberry, Mrs. Cora Ann Chapman, 81, died Saturday at her home in Union Star, where she and her husband had moved about two years before; survived by husband, Willis Chapman, a daughter, a sister, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Hereinafter cited as Cora Ann (Houston) Chapman 1963 Obituary.

John W. Houston1

b. 18 September 1859, d. 24 August 1934
Birth*18 September 1859John W. Houston was born on 18 September 1859.1
Marriage*15 July 1877He married Laura O. Saunders on 15 July 1877 in Andrew County, Missouri.2,3,1,4
(Husband) Death1 January 1931John became a widower when Larua Ophelia (Saunders) Houston died on 1 January 1931 at age 71.4
Death*24 August 1934He died on 24 August 1934 at age 741
Burial* and was buried with his wife in CA16 NW1/4 of High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri.1,4

Family

Laura Ophelia Saunders b. 25 Apr 1859, d. 1 Jan 1931
Child1.Cora Ann Houston1,2 b. 28 Jan 1881, d. 19 Jan 1963

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John W Houston, Memorial# 53818167. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cora Ann (Houston) Chapman, Memorial# 125699715.
  3. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 15 July 1877 in Andrew County, Missouri, USA, of John W Houston and Laura O Saunders, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura Ophelia (Saunders) Houston, Memorial# 53818168.

Edward Houts1

b. 2 March 1897
Father*William L. Houts3 b. Oct 1870
Mother*Druzella Goodwin2 b. Jul 1876, d. 1954
Birth*2 March 1897Edward Houts was born on 2 March 1897 in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio.2,4
Name VariationHis full name was Harry Edward Houts.4
(Elder Son) DivorceHe was probably an infant when his parents divorced, and less than 2 years old when his mother married a second time to William Hitchens.5
(Grandson) Census US 190014 June 1900Edward, who was recorded as "Edwin", was enumerated with his mother, stepfather and half-brother on the 1900 census taken on 14 June 1900 in the household of his maternal grandparents, Tinsey and William Goodwin, on Railroad Avenue, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Edward was 3 years old.2
(Stepson) Illness1915His stepfather, William Hitchens, became seriously ill about 1915 and was institutionalized at the Auglaize County Infirmary, Duchouquet, Ohio.6,7
(Stepson) DivorceHis mother and stepfather were divorced after his stepfather was institutionalized8,9,10
(Son) Marriage and his mother married her third husband, Russell Taylor, as his second wife, before the census was taken in January of 1920.10,11,12
Marriage*16 January 1919He married Iva Lou Reveale, daughter of John M. Reveale and Elizabeth Whetstone, on 16 January 1919 in Auglaize County, Ohio.3,13,4
(Stepson) Death10 January 1929 While an inmate of the institution, his stepfather suffered a stroke of paralysis and died four months later, on 10 January 1929, at the Auglaize County Infirmary, Duchouquet, at age 74.14,15,6,7,16
(Stepson) Obituary11 January 1929His obituary was published on 11 January 1929 in a St. Marys, Ohio, newspaper under the four-tiered headline, "William Hitchen Dies at Auglaize County Home; Five Children Survive", and telling us, in part, that William Hitchen, for many years a St. Marys citizen, had died the day before at the Auglaize county home where he had been an inmate for several years. Born in Muskingum County on 20 January 1854, he would have been 75 years old had he lived ten days longer. He was survived by five children: Charles, Fred and Walter, at home; Clara of Columbus; and Mrs. Ella Wilcox of Cleveland; and also by a stepson, Edward Houtz.6
(Stepson) Obituary12 January 1929A second obituary was published on 12 January 1929 in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, in the Wapak Daily. Under the headline, "William Hitchen Died at County Home Here", the newspaper reported that William Hitchen, 75, an inmate of the County Home for the past 19 years, had died at that institution on Thursday. He was a native of Muskingum County, and had been ill suffering from a stroke of paralysis for the past four months. He was survived by five children, and his burial was to be at St. Marys.7
Census US 1930*8 April 1930Iva and Edward Houts were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 8 April 1930 on Wapakoneta Pike, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Edward was 33 years of age and worked for wages as a fireman at a Paper Mill, and Iva was 21 years of age. Edward had been 21 years of age, and Iva age 18, when they married. They owned their house, which was not on a farm, and did not own a radio set. Four children were enumerated with them in 1930. Clarabell and Orville were ages 9 and 6 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year; Vernon was 3 years, 10 months old; and baby Charles was four months old. Edward's mother and stepfather, Zilla and Russell Taylor, were enumerated in the first previous household on the same census page.17
Census US 1950*19 April 1950Iva R. and Edward H. Houts were enumerated on the 1950 census taken on 19 April 1950 on the Highland Addition, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Edward was 53 years of age and unable to work, and Iva was 49 years of age and worked doing her home housework. Two of their children were enumerated with them in 1950. Charles E. was 20 years of age, worked as a laborer at a privately owned Cement Mixer Sales and Service Company, and had worked 40 hours the week before the census was taken; and Richard A. was 11 years old and probably attending school. Edward's mother and stepfather, Zilla and Russell Taylor, were enumerated in the next household on the same census page.18,19

Family

Iva Lou Reveale b. 30 Aug 1900

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Tinsey Goodwin, Year: 1900; Census Place: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 1240; Page: 19; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1241240, Edward's name was recorded as Edwin. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Tinsey Goodwin, Year: 1900; Census Place: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 1240; Page: 19; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1241240.
  3. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Harry E. Houts of St. Marys, Ohio, fireman, age 21 years on 2 March 1918, not previously married, born in St. Marys, Ohio, son of William Houts and Zella Goodwin, and Iva Reveale of Kossuth, Auglaize County, Ohio, housekeeper, age 18 years on 30 August 1918, not previously married, born in Buckland, Auglaize County, Ohio, daughter of John Reveale and Elizabeth Whetstone, married on 16 January 1919 in Auglaize County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000963061. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Harry Edward Houts, Memorial# 34922860. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George W. and America Houts, Year: 1900; Census Place: Dublin, Mercer, Ohio; Roll: 1303; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1241303.
  6. [S2516] William Martin Hitchen 1929 Obituaries, online at www.ancestry.com. The two obituaries within this source title are copies we found attached to an Ancestry public tree. We thank the researcher who made this information available, and all of our fellow researchers who share their discoveries; an obituary for William Hitchen published on 11 January 1929 in a St. Marys, Ohio newspaper, and shared originally by dandawg92 on 14 February 2015, viewed on 20 January 2023, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/…. Hereinafter cited as William Martin Hitchen 1929 Obituaries.
  7. [S2516] William Martin Hitchen 1929 Obituaries, online at www.ancestry.com, an obituary for William Hitchen published on 12 January 1929 in the Wapak Daily, Ohio newspaper, and shared originally by dandawg92 on 20 January 2015, viewed on 20 January 2023, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/…
  8. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John E. and Mary L. Whitehead, Year: 1920; Census Place: St Marys Ward 4, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: T625_1348; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 83. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mary L. Taylor of St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, house keeper, age 36 on 4 March 1917, married once before, divorced, married name was Mary L. Taylor, born in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize Township, Ohio, daughter of Samuel Burden and Isalinda "Edmiston", and John E. Whitehead of St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, laborer, age 25 on 14 May 1917, not married before, born in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, son of John Whitehead and Anna Wilkinson, married on 1 September 1917 in Auglaize County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000963061.
  10. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Russel and Zella Taylor, Year: 1920; Census Place: St Marys Ward 1, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: T625_1348; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 78.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Russell Taylor, Memorial# 28505197.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Zilla (Goodwin) Taylor, Memorial# 28505181.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Iva Lou (Reveale) Houts, Memorial# 34923175.
  14. [S1591] Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018, online at www.ancestry.com, death of William Hitchens on 10 January 1929 in Auglaize County, USA, referencing Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.
  15. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of William Hitchen as an Inmate at the Auglaize County Infirmary, Year: 1920; Census Place: Duchouquet, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: T625_1348; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 63.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Martin Hitchens, Memorial# 201604603.
  17. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edward and Iva Houts, Year: 1930; Census Place: Saint Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 2341486. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  18. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edward H. and Iva R. Houts, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 2359; Sheet Number: 16; Enumeration District: 6-33. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.
  19. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Russell and Zilla D. Taylor, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 2359; Sheet Number: 16; Enumeration District: 6-33.

George W. Houts1

b. September 1843
Birth*September 1843George W. Houts was born in September 1843 in Ohio.1
Marriage*7 June 1868He married America Piper on 7 June 1868 in Mercer County, Ohio.1,2
Census US 1900*11 June 1900America and George W. Houts were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in Dublin, Mercer County, Ohio. George was 56 years of age, had been unemployed for all 12 months of the census year, and had no occupation recorded. America was 48 years of age. They were both able to read, write and to speak English. They owned their house with a mortgage, had been married for 31 years, and America had given birth to nine children, eight of whom were living. Three of their sons were enumerated with them in 1900. William L. was 29 years of age, divorced, worked as a day laborer, and was not able to read or write, although he was able to speak English. Harry was 23 years of age, single, rented a farm, and worked as a day laborer. He was able to read, write and to speak English. Thomas O. was 17 years old, single, able to read, write and to speak English, and had attended school for three months within the census year.1

Family

America Piper b. May 1852
Children1.William L. Houts+1 b. Oct 1870
2.Harry Houts1 b. Mar 1877
3.Thomas O. Houts1 b. Feb 1883

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George W. and America Houts, Year: 1900; Census Place: Dublin, Mercer, Ohio; Roll: 1303; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1241303. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George W. Houts and America Piper on 7 June 1868 in Mercer County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000914956. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.

Harry Houts1

b. March 1877
Father*George W. Houts1 b. Sep 1843
Mother*America Piper1 b. May 1852
Birth*March 1877Harry Houts was born in March 1877 in Ohio.1
(Son) Census US 190011 June 1900Harry was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Dublin, Mercer County, Ohio. He was 23 years of age, single, rented a farm, and worked as a day laborer. He was able to read, write and to speak English.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George W. and America Houts, Year: 1900; Census Place: Dublin, Mercer, Ohio; Roll: 1303; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1241303. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Thomas O. Houts1

b. February 1883
Father*George W. Houts1 b. Sep 1843
Mother*America Piper1 b. May 1852
Birth*February 1883Thomas O. Houts was born in February 1883 in Ohio.1
(Son) Census US 190011 June 1900Thomas O. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Dublin, Mercer County, Ohio. He was 17 years old, single, able to read, write and to speak English, and had attended school for three months within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George W. and America Houts, Year: 1900; Census Place: Dublin, Mercer, Ohio; Roll: 1303; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1241303. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

William L. Houts1,2

b. October 1870
Father*George W. Houts2 b. Sep 1843
Mother*America Piper2 b. May 1852
Birth*October 1870William L. Houts was born in October 1870 in Ohio.2
Marriage*1896He married, as her first husband, Druzella Goodwin, daughter of William Goodwin and Hortense Denney, about 1896.1,3,4,2
Divorce*William L. Houts and Zella (Goodwin) Houts were divorced not long after their marriage. On the 1900 census taken on 11 April, William was enumerated as divorced and was living with his parents in Mercer County, Ohio, and on the census of 14 June 1900, Druzella, who had remarried, was living with her parents in Auglaize County, Ohio. Zella's son from her first marriage, Harry Edward Houts, her second husband, William Hitchens, and their young son, Charles R. Hitchen, were all enumerated with her in 1900 in her parents' household.2
(Son) Census US 190011 June 1900William L. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Dublin, Mercer County, Ohio. He was 29 years of age, divorced, worked as a day laborer, and was not able to read or write, although he was able to speak English.2

Family

Druzella Goodwin b. Jul 1876, d. 1954
Child1.Edward Houts1 b. 2 Mar 1897

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Harry E. Houts of St. Marys, Ohio, fireman, age 21 years on 2 March 1918, not previously married, born in St. Marys, Ohio, son of William Houts and Zella Goodwin, and Iva Reveale of Kossuth, Auglaize County, Ohio, housekeeper, age 18 years on 30 August 1918, not previously married, born in Buckland, Auglaize County, Ohio, daughter of John Reveale and Elizabeth Whetstone, married on 16 January 1919 in Auglaize County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000963061. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George W. and America Houts, Year: 1900; Census Place: Dublin, Mercer, Ohio; Roll: 1303; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1241303. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S223] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, draft registration card for Charles Robert Hitchen, age 19, born on 22 February 1899, residence in 1917-1918 in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA, nearest relative his father, William Hutchin, of Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, registered on 12 September 1918 in Auglaize County, Ohio; his physical build was Medium, height was Short, hair was Dark Brown, eyes were Dark Brown, referencing U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Auglaize County, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  4. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, christening of Charley Hitchens on 28 September 1899 in St. Marys, Ohio, parents, William Hitchens and Zella Goodwin, referencing FHL Film# 0963053. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973.

Dr. Abiel Howard1

b. 1704
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Jonathan Howard2
Mother*Sarah Dean2
Birth*1704Dr. Abiel Howard was born in 1704.2
Marriage*He married Silence Washburn.1

Family

Silence Washburn
Child1.Jane Howard1 b. 18 Apr 1742, d. 1816

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Howard, pages 197-207. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Abraham Howard1

Residence*1767Abraham Howard Esquire was of Rahane, County Westmeath, Ireland, according to his daughter's marriage announcement in 1767.1

Citations

  1. [S344] Genealogical Department, Dublin, Ireland, Marriages from Exshaw's magazine 1741-1800 and the Hibernian magazine 1771-1800, volumes I, II, and III, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, page 55. Hereinafter cited as Irish Marriages Exshaw's & Hibernian 1741-1800.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1767; Film number 528935; Volume 259; Page 247; Deed number 166561. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Abraham Howard1

Marriage*20 September 1787He married Hannah Hayward, daughter of Elisha Hayward and Abigail Pratt, on 20 September 1787 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).2,3

Family

Hannah Hayward b. 2 Jul 1749

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190, his name spelled "Hayward."
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, pages 171 and 189 and noted that his name was "Hayward" on the intention and "Howard" in both the Bridgewater and Plymouth County marriage records. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Amy Howard1

b. 1734
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Jonathan Howard1 b. 1692
Mother*Sarah Field1 b. 7 Jan 1700
Birth*1734Amy Howard was born in 1734.1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Howard, pages 197-207. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Benjamin B. Howard

b. 2 March 1788
Father*Colonel Edward Howard1 b. 11 Mar 1723/24
Mother*Abigail Beal1 b. 1746
Birth*2 March 1788Benjamin Beal Howard was born on 2 March 1788 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2,1
(Witness to Bond) Administration4 October 1831The estate of John Bolton of West Bridgewater, who died intestate, was opened for probate on 4 October 1831 in East Bridgewater. Jonas Hartwell was appointed Administrator by Wilkes Wood Esq., Judge of the Probate of Wills, and for granting Letters of Administration, and Hartwell paid a Surety Bond of $200 with Benjamin B. Howard and Libbeus Packard as witnesses.3

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Howard, pages 191-201. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume 1, page 136, his surname recorded as "Haward". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S781] John Bolton of West Bridgewater, Probate file# 2218, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, found among "Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967", Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County) microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels. Includes Index. Papers on multiple films, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 550911, Book 61, page 440; FHL Film# 555259, Book 68, page 253; FHL Film# 555261, Book 72, pages 146-147; FHL Film# 555262, Book 74, pages 107-108. Hereinafter cited as John Bolton Probate file# 2218.

Bethiah Howard1

Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*John Howard1
Mother*Martha Hayward1
Marriage*She married Henry Kingman.2,3

Family

Henry Kingman
Children1.Bethiah Kingman+2 b. 6 Jun 1693
2.Martha Kingman+4 b. 10 Jul 1699, d. 15 Feb 1793

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Howard, pages 197-207. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I. Births, page 195, both her name and her daughter's name spelled "Bithiah". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Kingman, pages 225-229.
  4. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.

Catherine Howard1,2

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Abraham Howard1
Marriage License9 February 1767A marriage license was issued to Catherine Howard and William Hinds in Dublin, Ireland, on 9 February 1767. The license stated that William Hinds of "Currycane", County Cavan, Esq., and Catherine Howard of Dublin, a Spinster, were to be married in the Dublin parish of St. Andrews.3
Marriage*between 14 February 1767 and 28 March 1767She married William Hinds, son of Walter Hinds and Martha Faris, between 14 February 1767 and 28 March 1767.4

Family

William Hinds

Citations

  1. [S344] Genealogical Department, Dublin, Ireland, Marriages from Exshaw's magazine 1741-1800 and the Hibernian magazine 1771-1800, volumes I, II, and III, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, page 55. Hereinafter cited as Irish Marriages Exshaw's & Hibernian 1741-1800.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1767; Film number 528935; Volume 259; Page 247; Deed number 166561. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  3. [S834] Microfilm of original manuscripts in the Genealogical Office of Ireland, Dublin Consistorial Office marriage licence books, ca. 1630-1825. Includes parish where marriage is to take place, residence and marital condition of the bride, usually residence and occupation of the husband, and the date of the license. In alphabetical order by groom; includes brides' index: Volume No. 474, Volume II E-M, page 90; on FHL Film 100227, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Dublin marriage licence books.
  4. [S344] Genealogical Department, Dublin, Ireland, Irish Marriages Exshaw's & Hibernian 1741-1800, volumes I, II, and III: volume II, page 55.