Lafayette Houghton Bunnell M.D.

M, #58231, b. 1824, d. 1903

Family: Sarah H. Smith b. Mar 1824, d. 1902

  • Marriage*: Lafayette Houghton Bunnell M.D. married Sarah H. Smith on 1859.

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Birth1824Rochester, NY, USA2
Marriage1859
Mil. EnlsWI, USA, of the Mariposa Battalion, one of the discoverers of the Yosemite Valley; late surgeon 36th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers
Author1880Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA, Author:      Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton, 1824-1903.
Title:      Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian War of 1851, which led to that event / by Lafayette Houghton Bunnell.
Imprint:      Chicago : Fleming H. Revell, [1880]
Description:      331 p. : ill; 21 cm.

Discovery of the Yosemite and the Indian War of 1851 with led to that event, G.W. Gerlicher, 1911

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1880-1892, by L. H. BUNNELL,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

This reprint of the single most important original source regarding the early history of Yosemite Valley was long out of print. Written by the medical officer of the Mariposa Battalion, the first group of Euro-Americans ever to enter Yosemite Valley, the book chronicles a number of key historical events beginning in 1851 including discovery, the Yosemite Indian conflicts, the naming of various landmarks and more. And what makes it so valuable is Dr. Bunnell's first-person perspective.2
Death1903Homer, MN, USA2
BiographyDiscovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian war of 1851, which led to that event. By Lafayette Houghton Bunnell. Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (1824-1903) was a member of the Mariposa Battalion that became the white discoverers of the Yosemite Valley in 1851 when they rode out in search of Native American tribal leaders involved in recent raids on American settlements. Dr. Bunnell later served as a surgeon in the Civil War. Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian war of 1851 (originally published 1880) contains his account of that event, beginning with the history of the battalion and the tribal unrest that inspired its creation. He goes on to chronicle the unit's march from its camp near Agua Fria into the mountains down the South Fork of the Merced River. Bunnell recalls his comrades' reactions to the natural grandeur they encountered in the Yosemite Valley as well as the trivia of camp life and encounters with the native tribes they were sent to pacify. The book concludes with chapters of the Valley's history after 1851, discussions of the region's flora and fauna, and a chapter on the discovery of the sequoias and their later exploitation.

From introduction:
Born in Rochester, New York, in 1824, and carried to Western wilds in 1833, the writer's opportunities for culture were limited; and in this,
his first attempt at authorship, he has found that the experiences of frontier life are not the best preparations for literary effort. Beside
this, he had mainly to rely upon his own resources, for nothing could be obtained in the archives of California that could aid him. It was not
deemed just that California should forget the deeds of men who had subdued her savages, and discovered her most sublime scenery. Having been a member of the "Mariposa Battalion," and with it when the Yosemite was discovered, having suggested its name, and named many of the principal objects of interest in and near the valley, it seemed a duty that the writer owed his comrades and himself, to give the full history of these events. Many of
the facts incident thereto have already been given to the public by the author at various times since 1851, but these have been so mutilated or
blended with fiction, that a renewed and full statement of facts concerning that remarkable locality seems desirable.

While engaged upon this work, the writer was aided by the scientific researches of Prof. J. D. Whitney, and by the "acute and helpful
criticism" of Doctor James M. Cole of Winona, Minnesota.

Since the publication of the second edition of this book, and an article from the author's pen in the Century Magazine for September, 1890,
numerous letters of approval from old comrades have been received, and a few dates obtained from old official correspondence that will now be
introduced.

In addition to what may properly belong to this history, there have been introduced a few remarks concerning the habits and character of the
Indians. This subject is not entirely new, but the opinions expressed are the results of many years acquaintance with various tribes, and may be
useful.

The incidental remarks about game will probably interest some. To the author, the study of nature in all its aspects has been interesting.

The author's views regarding the gold deposits and glaciers of the Sierras are given simply as suggestions.

His especial efforts have been directed to the placing on record events connected with the discovery of the Yosemite, for description of its
scenery he feels to be impossible. In reverent acknowledgment of this, there are submitted as a prologue, some lines written while contemplating
the grandeur of his subject.

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"Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (1824-1903) proposed the name of Yosemite Valley and also named many other features in and near the valley. Bunnell was born in Rochester, NY, served in the Mexican War, and came to California in 1849. As a member of the Mariposa Battalion, he was one of the first white men to enter Yosemite Valley, on March 27, 1851. Bunnell's book, Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian War of 1851, which led to that event, went through four editions between 1889 and 1911.

Bunnell Point was formerly called 'Sugarbowl Dome;' it was renamed shortly before 1920. (Hall, 82. The unnamed dome 0.7 mile west, on the other side of the Merced River, has also been known as 'Sugarbowl Dome.') The BGN approved the names 'Bunnell Point' and 'Bunnell Cliff' in 1912. The latter name has not been used on maps. Bunnell Cascade (mistakenly spelled with on 'l' on the Merced Peak quad), on the Merced River at the head of Lost Valley, also had earlier names: 'Washburn Cascade,' 'Diamond Shower Fall,' and 'Little Grizzly Falls.' The present name was approved by a BGN decision in 1932."
- Peter Browning, Yosemite Place Names



LAFAYETTE HOUGHTON BUNNELL
Several correspondents have asked me about Lafayette Houghton Bunnell, one of the discoverers of the Yosemite Valley. He was
descended from William Bunnell, the immigrant, through Benjamin, Benjamin, Gershom, and Job to his father Dr. Bradley Bunnell, who
married Charlotte Houghton. Although Lafayette has no direct
descendants, since he never had any children of his own, his career was
so interesting as to warrant including an account of it in the
Newsletter.
His father was a physician, a native of Fairfield co, CT; his mother
was born in Vermont. They married in Vermont and began to raise a
family there. They are said to have had twelve children, six of whom
grew to adulthood. By 1814 they had moved to Homer, Cortland co, NY,
where Lafayette's older brother Willard Bradley was born. The 1820
census found them in Barre, Genesee (now Orleans) co, NY. Their next
move took them to Rochester, Monroe co, NY. Lafayette Houghton Bunnell
was born there 13 March 1824.
They were still living in Rochester when the 1830 census was taken, but
two or three years later Dr. Bunnell removed his family to Detroit, MI.
Here, on the edge of the frontier, Lafayette grew up, acquiring, along
with an education in the classics, a useful knowledge of the customs
and language of the Chippewa Indians.
Bradley Bunnell wanted Lafayette to follow in his own footsteps and
become a doctor. When he was 16 years old, after a short experience
working as a salesman and collector for a pharmaceutical company,
Lafayette reluctantly began to study medicine in his father's office.
He endured this for a couple of years, then followed his trader brother
Willard to Wisconsin, and took up 160 acres at Lacrosse.
He came back to Detroit in 1844 and entered the office of a Dr.
Scoville, to continue the study of medicine. His studies were
interrupted by the Mexican War. On 2 November 1847 he enlisted in
Company B, First Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and was
mustered in as a Hospital Steward. The DETROIT SOCIETY OF GENEALOGICAL
RESEARCH MAGAZINE, Vol. 41, #1, Fall 1977, has the following:
"Descriptive Roll of the First Regiment of Michigan Volunteers 1847-
1848: Lafayette H. age 25 years. Height 5'10". Light complexion,
dark eyes and hair. Born in Rochester, N. Y. Druggest. Appointed
Hospital Steward 12 Nov. 1847."
Lafayette did not participate in any of the engagements of the war,
since he did not enlist until after the termination of hostilities.
The American forces were in complete control of all Mexican strong
points by the end of October 1847. The War Department records show
that Lafayette Bunnell was a hospital steward at Cordova. One account
states, "During the illness of the doctors, he had entire charge of the
hospital at Cordova, Mexico, for a time, and at the close of the war he
had medical charge of one battalion." I have not found confirmation
for this statement, but a comment on page 357 of THE MEXICAN WAR, by
Edward D. Mansfield, 10th edition, 1849, lends credence to it: "Fifty
thousand men remained in service, chiefly in Mexico, from the 1st of
January, 1848, till the 1st of July, 1848. In this time, the hospitals
were full of the sick, many of whom died."
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Lafayette Bunnell was mustered out of the service with his company on
26 July 1848. He later demonstrated a working knowledge of the Spanish
language, which was probably acquired during his service in Mexico.
In January 1848, while Lafayette was in Mexico, gold was discovered at
Sutter's Mill in California. As soon as he was mustered out, he
traveled on to California to begin placer mining in the creeks and
rivers in Mariposa co, CA. The 1850 census found him there and listed
him as age 27, born in New York. (An Isaac B. Bonnell, age 27, born in
Pennsylvania, is also listed in the 1850 census in Mariposa co, but I
have not been able to determine who he was.)
During the year 1850 the miners in Mariposa co were exposed more and
more to the depredations of the Indians. Resenting the steady takeover
of their lands by the white gold hunters and settlers, the Indians
sporadically raided trading posts and mining camps, murdering the
occupants and carrying off as plunder whatever they found of value.
They developed a strong taste for the flesh of horses and mules, and
Lafayette, himself, lost all of his animals to one of their raids. "No
horse was considered too valuable for them to eat," was his comment.
In response, aid was requested of the State, and the governor issued a
proclamation calling for the enrollment of first 100, then 200, ablebodied
volunteers. Most of the miners in Mariposa co, including
Lafayette Bunnell, enlisted in what became known as the "Mariposa
Battalion." The volunteers had to provide their own mounts and
equipment, and the state furnished camping gear and supplies. They
were mustered in on 24 January 1851 and reported for duty on 10
February. They elected their own officers, who were then commissioned
by the governor.
The brigade was placed under the direction of the United States Indian
Commissioners, who negotiated with the various tribes, offering food
and supplies if the Indians would settle peacably on lands designated
for them. The brigade was given the job of searching the mountains and
bringing in the Indians who refused to come in voluntarily.
It was on one of these missions, in late March 1851, that a selected
group of 50 or 60 of the volunteer soldiers became the first white men
to enter the Yosemite Valley. The spectacular natural beauty of the
scene which met his eyes created an impression of almost religious awe
in Lafayette Bunnell. "My devout astonishment at the supreme grandeur
of the scenery by which I was surrounded continued to engross my mind."
Although the exalted emotion of his first experience of the Valley did
not recur in the many other trips he made there, Lafayette never lost
the feeling of wondering admiration for the glorious natural beauty of
Yosemite. Many years later he published his account under the title,
"Discovery of The Yosemite, and the Indian War of 1851 Which Led to
that Event."
As the men were seated around the campfire after supper on their first
night in the Valley, Lafayette raised the question of what to call it.
Several names were proposed, but none received general approval.
Lafayette then suggested that it be named "Yosemity," the name of the
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Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (Cont'd)
local Indian tribe their troop was seeking to remove. Acclaimed by a
voice vote, the name "Yosemite" still commemorates a small Indian tribe
to whom the Valley once was home.
Many of the natural features of the Valley bear names today which were
first applied by Lafayette Bunnell. His interest in nomenclature led
him to search out the Indian names and their meanings. When he did not
feel the Indian name was appropriate in either the original or in
translation, he chose a descriptive English name.
Lafayette was known as "Doc" to his companions. Although he was not
one of the battalion surgeons (and was not an MD at all), he did
perform some medical services and received extra pay for doing so. In
his history he mentions the damage to his medical and surgical supplies
when he received a dunking in a mountain stream. He also refers to his
treating and caring for a wounded comrade.
The Battalion was mustered out on 25 July 1851 and its members returned
to their former occupations. For the next several years Lafayette
Bunnell engaged in mining and trading operations. In partnership with
E. G. Barton he established a trading post on the north side of the
Merced River above the mouth of the North Fork, from which they served
the miners from a wide area. During the winter of 1853-54, their store
was plundered by Indians, and the two employees who had been left in
charge for the winter were murdered.
During the summers of 1854, 1855 and 1856, Lafayette took part in
surveying operations testing the possibility of bringing water from the
Merced River down to mining areas in Tuolumne co. In 1856, after the
completion of his survey work, he engaged, with George W. Coulter and
others, in building "The Coultersville Free Trail," into Yosemite
Valley. Apparently he invested money in this operation, for he said he
never got any return for it.
Before the end of 1856 Lafayette wound up his affairs in California and
moved back home. On 24 August 1859, at Homer, Winona co, MN, he was
married by Rev. John Quigley to Miss Sarah A. Smith. The marriage was
witnessed by his brother and sister-in-law, Willard B. and Matilda
Bunnell.
The next period for which we have information includes the years of his
Civil War service. Hank Johnston says that he served in both the First
and Second Battles of Bull Run, and that he was present at Appomattox
at the end of the war. His regiment took part in the First Battle of
Bull Run on 21 July 1861, and Lafayette was presumably with it.
However, he was no longer in the Army when the Second Bull Run took
place on 29 August 1862. He was back in service at the time of the
surrender at Appomattox, but I have not seen evidence as to where he
was serving at the time.
He enlisted the first time on 18 April 1861, at Lacrosse, WI, in
Company B, 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, as a hospital
steward. He served until 9 May 1862, when he was discharged at
Falmouth, VA, apparently on account of bronchitis, for which he
received a pension many years later.
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Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (Cont'd)
During the summer of 1863 he was employed by Major Hatch, of Hatch's
Battalion in gathering in and removing the Winnebago Indians to the
Missouri River. The service for which he was paid included medical
attendance.
On 4 November 1863, at Lacrosse, WI, Lafayette enlisted a second time,
as a private in Company B, 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry.
The following summer he was at Vicksburg, MS, caring for and putting
sick men on board steamers to be sent north by order of the medical
officers of the department. His company commander, Capt. Thomas J.
LaFlesh, later deposed that Private Bunnell became disabled on or about
31 July 1864 from exposure to the sun and over work while in the line
of duty. He was given sick leave beginning 21 August 1864, and he
returned to Wisconsin. He returned to Vicksburg when his sick leave
terminated on 30 November 1864.
While he was home in Wisconsin, he finally received his degree as
Doctor of Medicine. It was granted on 2 October 1864 by The Lacrosse
Medical College of Lacrosse, WI. Although his diploma implies that he
took courses at the College and states that he was tested by the
professors, the Lacrosse Medical College never held any classes nor
actually graduated anyone. I suppose we would call it an honorary
degree. In Lafayette's case, however, his years of study with his
father and Dr. Scoville, combined with all his practical experience,
would seem to have justified the degree.
The new degree paid off several months after his return to the Army.
On 19 March 1865 he was promoted to Assistant Surgeon in the 36th
Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers. In that position he was mustered out
of the Army with his regiment on 12 July 1865.
Lafayette's brother Willard had died in 1861 and left him his home in
Homer, Winona co, MN, across the Mississippi from Lacrosse, WI. The
1870 census found Lafayette and Sarah living there engaged in farming.
They had no children of their own, but his 12-year-old nephew Willard
Bradley Bunnell, Jr., was living with them.
Sometime during the ensuing decade, concerned that the true story of
the Mariposa Battalion and Yosemite had not been told, he compiled his
best-known work, DISCOVERY OF THE YOSEMITE AND THE INDIAN WAR OF 1851
WHICH LED TO THAT EVENT. The book was published in 1880 and was
successful enough to call for second and third revised editions by
1892.
Lafayette Bunnell received several pensions based on his military
service. On 21 June 1881 pension #191,126 was issued providing him
$4.00 per month from 10 May 1862, when he was discharged the first time
for bronchitis, but excluding the period of his second enlistment
between 4 November 1863 and 12 July 1865.
In 1887 congress provided for pensions for veterans of the Mexican War.
Lafayette applied, and pension #8346 was approved for $8.00 per month
from 29 January 1887. His first pension was then dropped.
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Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (Concl'd)
On 20 October 1890, after Congress passed a law providing pensions for
invalid veterans of the Civil War, whether or not their disabilities
were service related, Lafayette's pension #191,126 was reinstated at
$12.00 per month. It was paid for the rest of his life.
He was still living in Homer, MN, when the 1900 census gave his
occupation as "author." Besides his book about Yosemite, he had
written a number of magazine and newspaper articles, as well as WINONA
AND ITS ENVIRONS ON THE MISSISSIPPI, almost 700 pages of information
about Winona co, MN.
Lafayette Houghton Bunnell died at his home in Homer, MN, on 22 July
1903, nearly 80 years old.
For those who would like to read his book on the discovery of the
Yosemite, it has been recently reprinted by the Yosemite Association.
It can be ordered for $12.95 from the Yosemite Bookstore, Yosemite
National Park, CA 95389. I found it well worth the money.3

Citations

  1. [S1464] Unknown editor, Bunnell/Bonnell Newsletter, p. 16.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , American Antiquarian Society Online Catalog: http://catalog.mwa.org/
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.webroots.org/library/usahist/dotyaiw0.html

Silas Dexter May1

M, #58232, b. circa 1818

Family: Salome Houghton

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Birthcirca 18182
MarriageOct, 18652
Marriage(2) Hannah Goodwin2
ParentsSSilas May and Pamelia Wyman; lived in Salem MA and later Concord, VT, where he is buried; this May family from Bristol Co., MA3

Citations

  1. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, Sons of the Utah Pioneers-A Genealogy of the Descendants of John May Who Came from England to roxbury in America 1640, Bristol County Branch, Sep. 26, 2001, p. 133.
  2. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, Sons of the Utah Pioneers-A Genealogy of the Descendants of John May Who Came from England to roxbury in America 1640, Bristol County Branch, Sep. 26, 2001.
  3. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, Sons of the Utah Pioneers-A Genealogy of the Descendants of John May Who Came from England to roxbury in America 1640, Bristol County Branch, Sep. 26, 2001, p. 130.

Salome Houghton1

F, #58233

Family: Silas Dexter May b. c 1818

Biography

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MarriageOct, 18651
ResearchNo other Salome Houghton fits her probable birthdate circa 1818; Houghton Project has no Salome Houghton whose maiden name was Houghton; all 4 Salome Houghton were Houghtons by marriage.

Citations

  1. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, Sons of the Utah Pioneers-A Genealogy of the Descendants of John May Who Came from England to roxbury in America 1640, Bristol County Branch, Sep. 26, 2001.
  2. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, Sons of the Utah Pioneers-A Genealogy of the Descendants of John May Who Came from England to roxbury in America 1640, Bristol County Branch, Sep. 26, 2001, p. 133.

Daniel Houghton1

M, #58234

Family: Susan M. Loflin

Biography

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Corresponded with author?
Marriage18981

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Liz Moore, e-mail address, Aug. 17, 2001.

Susan M. Loflin1

F, #58235

Family: Daniel Houghton

Biography

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Widowbefore 1898of William P. Hall1
Marriage18981

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Liz Moore, e-mail address, Aug. 17, 2001.

Grace M. Houghton1

F, #58236, b. 23 August 1984

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BirthAug 23, 1984HI, USA1
Address2015[email protected]

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Joseph R. Houghton, Aug. 26, 2001.

Mary Jane Duffy1

F, #58237, b. 1845, d. November 1879

Family: Joseph Houghton b. 18 Apr 1837, d. 6 Mar 1906

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Birth1845OH, USA, age 24, OH, in 1870 census; 1920 census of son Wyman gives MI; 1930 census of son Wyman gives IL2,3
MarriageFeb 18, 1866DeKalb Co., IL, USA1,3
1870 Census1870Mayfield Twp, Grand Traverse Co., MI, USA, age 33, a farmer, property $1000-300; 3 houses from brother Jonathan4
Immigration1876Mt. Vernon, Franklin Co., TX, USA1,3
DeathNov, 1879Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX, USA, of typhoid fever3
ParentsDJames Duffy3

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Jeannine Houghton Robertson, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1930 US Census, Texas, Palo Pinto Co., Pricinct 7, District 17, Dwl 47-54, ln 19, ED 182-17, SD 8, sheet 4A.
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , www.oshelp.com/houghtonfamily.
  4. [S1228] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , Mayfield, Grand Traverse, MI, Roll 672, p. 432B, line 6, dwl 26-26.

Sarah Marie Houghton1

F, #58238, b. 3 May 1825, d. 9 February 1897

Family: George W. Crumb Jr b. c 1823

Biography

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BirthMay 3, 1825Webster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 25 in 1850 census; age 35 in 1860 census2,3
MarriageMendon, MA, USA2,3
Research18503 houses apart
1850 Census1850Webster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 27, shoemaker3
1860 Census1860Grafton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 37, hotel keeper4
DeathFeb 9, 1897Mendon, MA, USA2
Duplicate1835 birthdate not authenticated; could be 1825; note same month and day; John Houghton listed with her in 1850 census

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Nancy Burnham Sheedy, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Nancy, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  3. [S1226] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_340; Page: 86-87; line 41, dwl 7-8.
  4. [S1227] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_528; Page: 524; line 4, dwl 1356-1525.

George W. Crumb Jr1,2

M, #58239, b. circa 1823

Family: Sarah Marie Houghton b. 3 May 1825, d. 9 Feb 1897

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Birthcirca 1823CT, USA, age 27 in 1850 census; age 37 in 1860 census2
MarriageMendon, MA, USA3,2
1850 Census1850Webster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 27, shoemaker2
1860 Census1860Grafton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 37, hotel keeper4

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Nancy Sheedy, 27 Feb 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S1226] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_340; Page: 86-87; line 41, dwl 7-8.
  3. [S415] E-mail from Nancy, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  4. [S1227] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_528; Page: 524; line 4, dwl 1356-1525.
  5. [S415] E-mail from Nancy Burnham Sheedy, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

Walter J. Houghton1

M, #58240, d. 3 January 1962

Family: Peggy Hed

  • Marriage*: Walter J. Houghton married Peggy Hed.1

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Marriage1
Residence1962Lockport, NY, USA, 6835 Akron Rd1
DeathJan 3, 19621
ObituaryJan 3, 19622
BurialGlenwood Cemetery2
DuplicateLockport, NY, USA, probable

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Carl Kalota, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Carl Kalota, 11 Jul 2001, Tonawanda News, 3 Jan 1962, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

Peggy Hed1

F, #58241

Family: Walter J. Houghton d. 3 Jan 1962

Biography

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Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Carl Kalota, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

(?) Houghton1

F, #58242

Family: Harold Sink

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Birth
Marriage1
Residence1962Saugus, CA, USA1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Carl Kalota, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

Harold Sink1

M, #58243

Family: (?) Houghton

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Marriage1
Residence1962Saugus, CA, USA1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Carl Kalota, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

(?) Houghton1

F, #58244

Family: Edward Smith

Biography

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Birth
Marriage1
Residence1962Lockport, NY, USA1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Carl Kalota, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

Edward Smith1

M, #58245

Family: (?) Houghton

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Marriage1
Residence1962Lockport, NY, USA1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Carl Kalota, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

Vincent John Houghton1

M, #58246

Family:

Biography

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BirthEngland1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Helen Houghton Suggs, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Helen Suggs, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

Isobel Houghton1

F, #58247, b. 24 April 1915

Family:

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BirthApr 24, 1915Bradford, England1
Immigrationcirca 1935Seattle, King Co., WA, USA

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Helen Suggs, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

Helen Suggs1

F, #58248

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Birth

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Helen Suggs, 11 Jul 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.

Samuel Houghton1

M, #58249, b. 6 August 1820, d. 17 January 1899

Family: Louisa Lutman b. 9 Sep 1821, d. 31 Dec 1897

Biography

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BirthAug 6, 1820Boarhunt, Hampshire, England, also 6 AUG 1821 in Boarhunt, Hampshire, England3
MarriageJun 7, 1840Boarhunt, Hampshire, England1,3
EmigrationApr 6, 1871England, to Canada1
DeathJan 17, 1899Pinkerton's Corners, Ontario, Canada, also West Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada3
BurialJan 19, 1899Newton-Robinson, Ontario, Canada3

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, Feb. 2, 2002.
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Louisa Lutman1

F, #58250, b. 9 September 1821, d. 31 December 1897

Family: Samuel Houghton b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 17 Jan 1899

Biography

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BirthSep 9, 1821Soberton, Hampshire, England2
MarriageJun 7, 1840Boarhunt, Hampshire, England1,3
EmigrationApr 6, 1871England, to Canada1
DeathDec 31, 1897Beaton, Ontario, Canada2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Jane Houghton1

F, #58251, b. 28 October 1840

Biography

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BirthOct 28, 1840Boarhunt, Hampshire, England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Emily Houghton1

F, #58252, b. 26 March 1845

Biography

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BirthMar 26, 1845Boarhunt, Hampshire, England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Samuel Houghton1

M, #58253, b. 27 November 1846

Biography

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BirthNov 27, 1846Soberton, Hampshire, England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Thirza Houghton1

F, #58254, b. 10 December 1848

Biography

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BirthDec 10, 1848Soberton, England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Uriah William Houghton1,2

M, #58255, b. April 1851

Biography

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BirthApr, 1851England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Ellen Houghton1

F, #58256, b. 6 January 1855

Biography

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BirthJan 6, 1855Boarhunt, Hampshire, England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

May Anne Houghton1

F, #58257, b. 6 December 1856

Biography

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BirthDec 6, 1856Boarhunt, Hampshire, England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Alice Houghton1

F, #58258, b. 17 October 1858

Biography

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BirthOct 17, 1858Boarhunt, Hampshire, England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Esther Houghton1

F, #58259, b. 19 June 1861

Biography

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BirthJun 19, 1861Boarhunt, Hampshire, England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Anna Marion Houghton1,2

F, #58260, b. 22 February 1864

Biography

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BirthFeb 22, 1864Boarhunt, Hampshire, England2

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Bruce A. Houghton, 13 May, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Chris Bird: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi