Jonas Houghton

Male Abt 1663 - 1723  (~ 60 years)


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  • Born Abt Apr 1663  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Moved to 15 Apr 1676  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    John, Beatrix and their children moved from Lancaster, Massachusetts during King Philip's War. 
    History 1704 
    He was one of the petitioners in 1704 to the Massachusetts General Assembly for relief after the destruction of Lancaster. During this raid, Jonas lost one ox. 
    History 1704  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In the 1704 list of garrisons, Jonas was assigned to Capt. Thomas Wilder's garrison house. 
    Offices Held say 1704 
    He was a surveyor for the town of Lancaster. 
    Religion 1708 
    Jonas was a member of the First Church of Lancaster when the covenant was renewed in 1708. 
    Died 20 Sep 1723  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Here lyes ye Body
      of MR JONAS
      HOUGHTON Who
      Died Sept. 20th, 1723
      Aged 60 Years & 5 Mo.
    • Here lyes ye Body
      of MR JONAS
      HOUGHTON Who
      Died Sept. 20th, 1723
      Aged 60 Years & 5 Mo.
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Person ID I353  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2018 

    Father John Houghton,   b. 1624, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1684, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Beatrix,   b. 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1711, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Berbeane,   b. 2 Jul 1661, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1720, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1681  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Jonas Houghton,   b. 2 Sep 1682, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1739, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. John Houghton,   b. 24 Jan 1683, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Houghton
    +4. Benjamin "Landlord Ben" Houghton,   b. 1691, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1764, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Daniel Houghton
     6. Eunice Houghton,   b. 1 Mar 1698, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1748, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     7. Josiah Houghton,   b. Oct 1698, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1723, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     8. Ruth Houghton
     9. Stephen Houghton
     10. James Houghton
     11. Dorcus Houghton
     12. Jemima Houghton
     13. Dinah Houghton,   b. Apr 1711, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1723, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [1
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Apr 1663 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - John, Beatrix and their children moved from Lancaster, Massachusetts during King Philip's War. - 15 Apr 1676 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Feb 1681 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - In the 1704 list of garrisons, Jonas was assigned to Capt. Thomas Wilder's garrison house. - 1704 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Sep 1723 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1105] Burr, Annie Lane and Thomas Hovey Gage. "John Houghton of Lancaster, Mass., and Some of His Descendants", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Registe, volume LXXIX, 1925).

    2. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879).

    3. [S1094] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Lancaster Records" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVII, 1863).



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