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Benjamin Houghton

Male 1691 - 1764  (73 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Houghton 
    Nickname Landlord Ben 
    Born 1691  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Abt Aug 1720  [1, 2
    Benjamin and Zerviah lived in the West Precinct of Lancaster, then called Chocksett. In 1781 it became Sterling, Massachusetts. 
    Military 1723 and 1724 
    His name appears on lists of soldiers from Lancaster. 
    History Abt 1760  [2
    It seems that his seven daughters were highly sought after, probably because of his land holdings. When one suitor asked for a daughter's hand, he replied, "Yes, when you show me that you can butt a log as well as she can, you may have her.
    Died 28 Feb 1764  Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Chocksett Burial Ground, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • HEAR LIES BURIED THE
      BODY OF MR BENIAMIN
      HOUGHTON WHO
      DEPARTED THIS
      LIFE FEBRUARY Ye 28.
      1764, IN Ye 74
      YEAR OF HIS AGE.
      When death unto you calls
      Your soul Resine you must to God that judgeth all
      Both Wicked and the just Death is a Debt to Nature Due
      Which I have paid & so must you.
    Person ID I354  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 

    Father Jonas Houghton,   b. Abt Apr 1663, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1723, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Berbeane,   b. 02 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 15 Feb 1681  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Zerviah Moore,   b. 1700 
    Married 28 Jul 1720  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Zerviah Houghton,   b. 26 May 1721, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1804, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     2. Mindwell Houghton,   b. 07 Mar 1722/23, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Michal Houghton,   b. 22 Jun 1725, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1816, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
     4. Dinah Houghton,   b. 8 Apr 1727, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     5. Keziah Houghton,   b. 29 Mar 1729, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1822, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [Birth]
     6. Benjamin Houghton,   b. 17 Nov 1732, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1759, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [Birth]
     7. Abigail Houghton,   b. 27 Jul 1735, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Joel Houghton,   b. 27 Sep 1737, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. Eunice Houghton,   b. 15 Oct 1739, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     10. Silas Houghton,   b. 7 Oct 1742, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1691 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jul 1720 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 1764 - Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chocksett Burial Ground, Sterling, 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. [S479] Roper, Kenneth L. The Ropers A Biographical Record from Circa 1300 to 1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    3. [S994] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Lancaster Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVI, 1862).