Ezekial Houghton

M, #29071

Biography

1800 Census1800Ballston, Saratoga Co., NY, USA, 30010-10101; 3 male 1-9,1 male 26-44; 1 female 1-9, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 45+

Alexander Alpheus Houghton

M, #29072, b. 15 March 1831, d. 8 October 1900
Father*Job Reuben Houghton b. 19 Feb 1796, d. 1870
Mother*Lucy Sims b. 20 Feb 1796, d. c 1872

Biography

BirthMar 15, 1831Lewis Co., VA, USA, age 19, VA, in 1850 census; age 29, VA, in 1860 census; age 39, VA, in 1870 census; age 49 in 1880 census; Heeter: Lewis Co., WV
MarriageMar 5, 1853Lewis Co., VA, USA, Marriage Notes for Alexander Houghton and Elizabeth Wilson:
Bk.7, pg.6
Married by J. Holt, minister of Methodist Episcopal Church, Lewis County, WV.
MarriageDec 31, 1859Upshur Co., WV, USA, LDS Film #1903882
1860 Census1860Lewis Co., VA, USA, age 29, farmer; 2 houses from brother James W.
Mil. EnlsJun 2, 1861Skin Creek, VA, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. I, 31st Virginia Infantry, a private, age 30, wounded
1870 Census1870Meade, Upshur Co., WV, USA, age 39, a farmer, personal property $250; next door to David Phillips Jr
1880 Census1880Meads Dist., Upshur Co., WV, USA
MarriageAug 4, 1886Upshur Co., WV, USA
1900 Census1900age 69, farmer; 6 children born, 4 living; mar 13 y
DeathOct 8, 1900Laurel Fork, Upshur Co., WV, USA

Family 1

Elizabeth Jane Wilson b. 21 Apr 1831, d. 26 Mar 1857
Marriage*Alexander Alpheus Houghton married Elizabeth Jane Wilson on Mar 5, 1853 at Lewis Co., VA, USA, Marriage Notes for Alexander Houghton and Elizabeth Wilson:
Bk.7, pg.6
Married by J. Holt, minister of Methodist Episcopal Church, Lewis County, WV. 
Children

Family 2

Annie Scott Phillips b. c 1843, d. 3 Jun 1883
Marriage*Alexander Alpheus Houghton married Annie Scott Phillips on Dec 31, 1859 at Upshur Co., WV, USA, LDS Film #1903882. 
Children

Family 3

Melvina Maddox Smith b. c 1846
Marriage*Alexander Alpheus Houghton married Melvina Maddox Smith on Aug 4, 1886 at Upshur Co., WV, USA
Children

B. F. Houghton

M, #29073

Biography

Mil. EnlsMar 4, 1862Schley Co., GA, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. G, B., 46th GA Infantry, a private

Charles Houghton

M, #29074

Biography

Milit-BegLA, USA, Confederate Army, LA, 7th Inf. Co. G, Cpl

Charles Henry Houghton

M, #29075, b. 18 March 1845, d. 13 August 1910
Father*Elijah Houghton b. 5 Jan 1806, d. 7 Mar 1890
Mother*Sarah Reynolds Compton b. c 1808, d. 1862

Biography

BirthMar 18, 1845Rappahannock Co., VA, USA, age 5 in 1850 census; age 12 in 1860 census; age 27 in 1870 census; age 36 in 1880 census; Sep 1844, age 56 in 1900 census; age 67 in 1910 census
Milit-Beg1863On September 1, 1863, he enlisted in Company B of the 6th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate Army. He was wounded on Octrober 11, 1863 and paroled at Winchester on May 18, 1865.
MarriageDec 19, 1867
1870 Census1870Hampton, Rappanhannock Co., VA, USA, age 27, farm labor
1880 Census1880Piedmont Dist., Rappahannock Co., VA, USA, age 36, in a tannery
1900 Census1900Hartwood, Stafford Co., VA, USA, age 31, single, teamster; father Charles, 56, farmer
DeathAug 13, 1910Stafford Co., VA, USA

Family

Alice Estes b. Dec 1846, d. b 1910
Marriage*Charles Henry Houghton married Alice Estes on Dec 19, 1867. 
Children

William Edgar Houghton

M, #29076, b. 16 September 1836, d. 9 February 1887
Father*Silas Houghton b. 28 Sep 1810, d. 11 Nov 1887
Mother*Alida Ann Waterman b. 20 Jun 1820, d. 5 Feb 1904

Biography

BirthSep 16, 1836NY, USA, age 13 in 1850 census; age 32 in 1870 census; age 43 in 1880 census; LA Soldiers: c 1839
MarriageOct 1, 1860Methodist Church, New York City, NY, USA
Mil. EnlsJun 7, 1861Tangipahoa, LA, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. A, 7th Louisiana Infantry, private. Rolls from June to Oct., 1861, Absent or present not stated. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1862, Present. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1863, Absent, sick, detailed in Hospl. at Richmond. Rolls from may, 1863, to Feb., 1864, present. Roll for April to Aug.,1864, Absent, sick, in Lynchburg, Va. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured at Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. Sent to Ft. Delaware, from Winchester, Va., March 12, 1865. Released on Oath, June 9, 1865. Record copied from Memorial Hall, new Orleans, La., by the War Dept., Washington, D.C., May, 1903. Born New York, occupation sailor. Res. new Orleans, age 22, married.
1870 Census1870New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ, USA, age 32, a machinist
DeathFeb 9, 1887New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ, USA
BurialElmwood Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ, USA, family plot

Family

Alida A. Albright b. 9 Jan 1843, d. 4 Jun 1907
Marriage*William Edgar Houghton married Alida A. Albright on Oct 1, 1860 at Methodist Church, New York City, NY, USA
Children

Dr. Edward B. Haughton MD

M, #29077, b. circa 1830
Father*Thomas Benbury Haughton b. bt 1781 - 1790, d. 1832
Mother*Elizabeth A. P. Goelet

Biography

Birthcirca 1830NC, USA, age 20 in 1850 census; age 30 in 1860 census
1850 Census1850Tyrrell Co., NC, USA, age 20, student; with Dr. Henry Lewis
1860 Census1860Washington Co., NC, USA, age 30, "Phis" [physician]
Milit-BegConfederate Army, General & Staff Officers Corps, Division and Brigade Staffs, Non-Com. Staffs and Bands, Enlisted Men, Staff Dept., Assistant Surgeon
1870 Census1870Cool Spring, Washington Co., NC, USA, age 40, white, M.D; and Mary Spruill, 72, white, NC; and 3 black servants

E. L. Houghton

M, #29078, d. 13 February 1865

Biography

Milit-BegJul 20, 1862Floyd, LA, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. B., 13th Louisiana Battalian (Partisan Rangers), a private. Rolls from Nov. 1862, to April, 1863, Present. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured, Checot, Ark., April 25, 1864. Forwd. to Vicksburg, Miss., May 3, 1863. Recd. Cairo, Ill., June 9, 1864. Transfd. to Camp Chase, Ohio, June 20, 1864.
DeathFeb 13, 1865of pnuemonia

James A. Houghton

M, #29079

James Redic Houghton

M, #29080, b. 13 September 1838, d. 7 November 1904
Father*Henry W. Houghton b. 19 Jan 1812, d. 29 Jun 1862
Mother*Martha Ann Rebecca Dolvin b. 12 Dec 1821, d. 4 Feb 1897

Biography

BirthSep 13, 1838Greene Co., GA, USA, age 11 in 1850 census; age 21 in 1860 census; age 31 in 1870 census; age 44 in 1880 census; Sep 1838, age 61 in 1900 census; 30 Sep 1829 also given
Mil. Enlsbetween 1861 and 1865Greene Co., GA, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. A, Greene Rifles, Phillips Legion, 1st corporal; residence GA
MarriageDec 18, 1866Greene Co., GA, USA
1870 Census1870White Plains, Greene Co., GA, USA, age 31, farmer
1880 Census1880District 107, Hancock Co., GA, USA, age 36, a farmer; and mother in law Cynthia Gentry, 74
1900 Census1900Fairplay, Morgan Co., GA, USA, age 61, grocery store clerk
DeathNov 7, 1904GA, USA

Family

Orphelia T. Gentry b. 29 Jan 1843, d. 13 Oct 1925
Marriage*James Redic Houghton married Orphelia T. Gentry on Dec 18, 1866 at Greene Co., GA, USA
Children

James Wade Houghton

M, #29081, b. 6 February 1819, d. 16 November 1902
Father*Job Reuben Houghton b. 19 Feb 1796, d. 1870
Mother*Lucy Sims b. 20 Feb 1796, d. c 1872

Biography

BirthFeb 6, 1819Lewis Co., VA, USA, age 30 in 1850 census; age 42 in 1860 census; age 62 in 1880 census; 1930 census of son Patrick gives WV
MarriageDec 9, 1841Lewis Co., VA, USA, Early Marriage Book, Lewis Co., VA, Book 5, p. 42:
Marriage Notes for James Houghton and Lucretia Hawkins:
Old Marriages Book 5, pg 42:Taken from Lewis county courthouse - Early Marriage Book 5, page 42 Know all
Men by these Presents, that we JAMES W HOUGHTON and ELIAS HAWKINS are held and firmly bound unto
JOHN RUTHERFORD Esquire, acting Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, for the time being, and his
successors, for the use of the said Commonwealth, in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars; to which payment
well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and
severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 6th day of December 1841. WHEREAS a
marriage is suddenly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound JAMES W HOUGHTON and
Miss LUCRETIA HAWKINS daughter of JESSE HAWKINS of Lewis County. Now the condition of the above
obligation is such, that if there be no lawful cause, or just impediment to obstruct said marriage, then the above
obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue. Signed and acknowledged in the presence of (hard to
read) JAMES W HOUGHTON ELIAS HAWKINS (his mark) JOSEPH LEWIS (his mark) TETER KUSLING
1841 Taken from Lewis county courthouse - Early Marriage Book 5, page 42 This is to sertify that JAMES W
HOUGHTON is twenty three years old the six day of Febeury next. Given from in under my hand and seal this
5th day of December signed - JOB HOUGHTON Teste JOEL SIMS AARON BENNETT ABNER SIMS
_____________________________________ MARR: Bond for HOUGHTON/HAWKINS; December 6, 1841;
Lewis Co signed - JOB HOUGHTON Teste JOEL SIMS AARON BENNETT ABNER SIMS
_____________________________________ MARR: Bond for HOUGHTON/HAWKINS; December 6, 1841;
Lewis Co
1850 Census1850Lewis Co., VA, USA, age 30, a farmer, property $500
1860 Census1860Lewis Co., VA, USA, age 42, farmer
1880 Census1880Collins Settlement, Lewis Co., WV, USA, age 62, a farmer
DeathNov 16, 1902Lewis Co., WV, USA

Family

Lucretia Hawkins b. 11 Feb 1818, d. 7 Mar 1895
Marriage*James Wade Houghton married Lucretia Hawkins on Dec 9, 1841 at Lewis Co., VA, USA, Early Marriage Book, Lewis Co., VA, Book 5, p. 42:
Marriage Notes for James Houghton and Lucretia Hawkins:
Old Marriages Book 5, pg 42:Taken from Lewis county courthouse - Early Marriage Book 5, page 42 Know all
Men by these Presents, that we JAMES W HOUGHTON and ELIAS HAWKINS are held and firmly bound unto
JOHN RUTHERFORD Esquire, acting Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, for the time being, and his
successors, for the use of the said Commonwealth, in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars; to which payment
well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and
severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 6th day of December 1841. WHEREAS a
marriage is suddenly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound JAMES W HOUGHTON and
Miss LUCRETIA HAWKINS daughter of JESSE HAWKINS of Lewis County. Now the condition of the above
obligation is such, that if there be no lawful cause, or just impediment to obstruct said marriage, then the above
obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue. Signed and acknowledged in the presence of (hard to
read) JAMES W HOUGHTON ELIAS HAWKINS (his mark) JOSEPH LEWIS (his mark) TETER KUSLING
1841 Taken from Lewis county courthouse - Early Marriage Book 5, page 42 This is to sertify that JAMES W
HOUGHTON is twenty three years old the six day of Febeury next. Given from in under my hand and seal this
5th day of December signed - JOB HOUGHTON Teste JOEL SIMS AARON BENNETT ABNER SIMS
_____________________________________ MARR: Bond for HOUGHTON/HAWKINS; December 6, 1841;
Lewis Co signed - JOB HOUGHTON Teste JOEL SIMS AARON BENNETT ABNER SIMS
_____________________________________ MARR: Bond for HOUGHTON/HAWKINS; December 6, 1841;
Lewis Co. 
Children

J. C. Houghton

M, #29082, b. circa 1841

Biography

Birthcirca 1841
Milit-BegMar 13, 1862Greenville, AL, USA, Age 21, in the Confederate Army, Comp. K, 33rd AL Infantry Regiment, a private and sergeant major; Authority: Muster in Roll dated March 13, 1862

J. D. Houghton

M, #29083

Biography

Milit-BegTX, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. D, 11th TX Cavalry, a private

Jesse M. Houghton

M, #29084, b. 1843, d. 1 October 1863
Father*James Wade Houghton b. 6 Feb 1819, d. 16 Nov 1902
Mother*Lucretia Hawkins b. 11 Feb 1818, d. 7 Mar 1895

Biography

Birth1843Lewis Co., VA, USA, age 7 in 1850 census; age 16 in 1860 census
Milit-BegMay 8, 1863Skin Creek Co., VA, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp I, 31st VA Infantry, a private, a POW: Jesse enlisted as a Private on May 8, 1863 in Skin Creek, Virginia. He was in Company I, 31st Infantry Regiment, Virginia, Confederate Army. He was reported missing on July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and listed as a Prisoner of War on July 9, 1863 at Fort McHenry, Maryland. Being confined on July 12, 1863 at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Different sources say he was sent to Fort Delaware on October 1st and was to be sent to Pt Lookout on October 26th when he was found to be dead.
DeathOct 1, 1863Fort Delaware, DE, USA, in the Civil War
BurialFinn's Point National Cemetery, Pennsville, NJ, USA

J. H. Houghton

M, #29085

Biography

Milit-BegMO, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. A, Coleman's Regt., MO Cavalry, a private

John M. Houghton

M, #29086, b. circa 1813

Biography

Birthcirca 1813GA, USA, age 43 in 1860 census; age 57 in 1870 census
1860 Census1860Talladega, Talladega Co., AL, USA, age 43, a jointer
Milit-BegAug 11, 1864Talladega Co., AL, USA, Confederate Army, private, AL, Talladega County Reserves. J. Henderson's Co. (Janet B. Hewett, ed. Roster of Confederate Soldiers, p. 174);
Muster roll 1865/01/05: Mounted infantry, Home Guard; Capt. T. H. Reynolds' Company; private, age 48
1870 Census1870Talladega, Talladega Co., AL, USA, age 57, a painter, property $800-200

Family

Caroline Davis b. c 1832
MarriageJohn M. Houghton married Caroline Davis on Dec 29, 1853 at Autauga Co., AL, USA
Children

John Houghton

M, #29087

Biography

Milit-BegMS, USA, in the Union Army, Comp. I, 41st MS Infantry, a private

John H. Houghton

M, #29088

Biography

Mil. EnlsGA, USA, in the Confederate Army, GA Phillips' Legion Comp. A

John R. Houghton

M, #29089

Biography

Milit-BegApr 24, 1861Greene Co., GA, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. C, 3rd GA Infantry, a private, wounded
Deathin the Civil War

John Thomas Houghton

M, #29090, d. 15 December 1863

Biography

Milit-BegMar 4, 1862Stewart Co., GA, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. G, 46th GA Infantry, a private, a POW
DeathDec 15, 1863Cassville, GA, USA, in the Civil War

Joseph Houghton

M, #29091

Biography

Milit-BegMS, USA, in the Confederate Army, MS, 1st (Patton's) Inf. Comp. A

Joseph Houghton

M, #29092

Biography

Milit-BegMS, USA, in the Confederate Army, MS, 10th Infantry, Comp. O, New Comp. B

Joseph Houghton

M, #29093

Biography

Milit-BegConfederate Army, 3rd Conf. Eng. Troops Co. G Artif.

Joseph H. Houghton

M, #29094, b. circa 1841

Biography

Birthcirca 1841age 20 in 1861 enlistment
Milit-BegAug 16, 1861Granville Co., NC, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. G, 2nd NC Cavalry (19th St. Troops), a private, age 20
Deathin the Civil War

J. S. Houghton

M, #29095

Biography

Milit-BegAL, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. K, 12th AL Infantry, a private

Marcus Lafayette Haughton

M, #29096

Biography

Mil. EnlsMay 3, 1861Washington Co., NC, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. H, 17th NC Infantry (1st Org.) , Corporal, a POW; and Comp. G, 17th NC Infantry, a sergeant, discharged a musician

Family

Mary Pointer
MarriageMarcus Lafayette Haughton married Mary Pointer
Child

Mitchell Bennett Houghton

M, #29097, b. 14 September 1844, d. 4 November 1925
Father*Col. William Hull Houghton b. bt 1806 - 1811, d. 15 Mar 1879
Mother*Eliza Ann Bennett b. bt 1811 - 1817

Biography

BirthSep 14, 1844Franklin, Heard Co., GA, USA, age 15 in 1860 census; age 16 in 1861 enlistment; age 35 in 1880 census; age 64 in 1910 census
Mil. EnlsJan 2, 1861Newton, Dale Co., AL, USA, Comp. H., 15 th Alabama, infantry; Remarks: Rank: Private. Wounded at 2nd Manassas and again at Chickamauga. Captured at Raccoon Mountain, taken to Camp Morton, Indiana, where paroled December 1864. Authority: Personal Statement Census Tax Assessor Montgomery County 1907
Milit-EndMay 26, 1865Montgomery, AL, USA, Oath of Allegiance is dated
1880 Census1880Union Springs, Bullock Co., IL, USA, age 35, single, a merchant, with 2 servants
1910 Census1910Walkers, Montgomery Co., AL, USA, age 64, single, farmer; and nephew, W.E. Pierce, 62, AL, and M. A. Pierce, 52, AL
Author1912AL, USA, Two boys in the Civil War and after

(Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, l5th (Subject) : original published: Montgomery : Paragon Press, 1912; 242 p.)
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Includes description of infantry events in the following locations: Yorktown, Va; Seven Pines, Va; Malvern Hill, Va; 2nd Manassas, Va; Fredericksburg, Va; Gettysburg, Pa; Chickamauga, Ga; Spotsylvania, Va; Cold Harbor, Va; Petersburg Campaign; Appomattox Campaign.
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Members of the regiment were assembled together from the following counties: Barbour, Russell, Dale, Henry, Macon, and Pike.

[ 1 ]      Houghton, M. B. (Mitchell Bennett), 1845?-      From the beginning until now : [essays] / M.B. Houghton.      [Montgomery, Ala. : The Author, 1914?]
Location: OFFSITE      Call Number: 973.709 H814      
[ 2 ]      Houghton, M. B. (Mitchell Bennett), 1845?-      Two boys in the civil war and after [by] W.R. Houghton [and] M. B. Houghton.      Montgomery, Ala., Paragon Press, 1912.
Location: OFFSITE      Call Number: 973.7 H814      
Author1914From The Beginning Until Now: in the beginning, two great contending forces, sectional strife and war, the federal apollyon, an invisible triumphant army, romance and reality, along life’s highway, from Dan to Beersheba.

From the Beginning Until Now appears to have been self-published in 1914. It is not so much a historical account of the war as it is retrospective reflections on the the conflict and its aftermath from a Confederate perspective. Many passages compare the tragedies of the war with biblical passages.

Houghton offers his justification for the Confederacy's right to succeed from the Union, defends the treatment of Negros in the pre-war south, and recounts the formation of the KKK. Some excerpts:

The Anglo-Saxon people of the Southern States within a few generations elevated the heathen, savage black people, the lowest and most degraded race of mankind to a pinnacle higher in the scale of civilization than did the Egyptians with all their learning and art uplift the Israelites in four hundred years of vassalage. (pp. 28-29)

The tragic and untimely death of President Lincoln was lamented by the Confederates as well as by the Northern people. The Southern people detest assassins and cowards even when they strike down their avowed enemy and greatest persecutor.
The conclusion has prevailed, that had Mr. Lincoln's life been spared, the lot of the defeated Confederates would have been more tolerable. There is nothing in his conduct of the war, or in his expressed animus toward the Southern people to justify such a verdict. (p. 64)

In June, 1866, in the little town of Pulaski, in Southern Tennessee, near the Alabama line, a few young men, finding time hanging heavily on their hands, met in a law office on night and concluded to organize a society of some kind; some one suggested that they call it 'Kukloid,' from the Greek work kuklos, meaning a circle, and some other person present said, 'Call it Ku Klux'; the work 'Klan' was then added to complete the alliteration. In order to arouse public curiosity and surround the organization with an atmosphere of mystery, various devices were resorted to; the oath bound the member to absolute secrecy in regard to everything pertaining to the order, and he was prohibited from disclosing the fact that he was a Ku Klux, or giving the name of any other member, or soliciting membership; each member was required to appear at the meetings arrayed in a long robe with a white mask and very tall hat made of white pasteboard; the meetings were held at night in the cellar of a deserted brick house standing on a hill near the town. The only business transacted at the meetings was the initiation of new members with the most fantastic of ceremonies, and the only purpose of the order was to mystify outsiders and have fun. (pp. 126-127)

This book has 276 numbered pages and a number of illustrations. It is in very good condition, with all pages and illustrations intact. There are no markings in the book. The binding is tight, with just a few loose pages near the front of the book. The cover is bright, but the spine is slightly worn and darkened.
1920 Census1920Dist 134, Walkers, Montgomery Co., AL, USA, age 75, own; 2 servants
DeathNov 4, 1925AL, USA
BurialGreenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens, Montgomery, AL, USA

R. H. Houghton

M, #29098

Biography

Milit-BegSC, USA, Confederate Army, Lt. Arty. 3rd (Palmetto) Bn. Culpeper's Co., Hosp. Stew.

Sandford Houghton

M, #29099

Biography

Mil. EnlsGA, USA, in the Confederate Army, GA, 3rd GA Reserves, Co. F, a private

S. E. Houghton

M, #29100

Biography

Mil. EnlsAL, USA, in the Confederate Army, Comp. B, 4th AL Volunteer Military, a private
Branch: Home Guard; Regimental Unit: Byrd's 1st Regiment Militia; Rank: private; Co. Unit Name: Autauga Minute Men; Authority: Muster roll 1862/03/26 Camp Shorter