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Zerviah Houghton

Female 1721 - 1804  (83 years)


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  • Name Zerviah Houghton 
    Born 26 May 1721  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 26 May 1721  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Nov 1804  Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I356  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 

    Father Benjamin 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Zerviah Moore,   b. 1700 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 28 Jul 1720  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jonathan Wilder,   b. 5 Oct 1710, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1794, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Marriage Intentions 25 Nov 1738  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Married 23 Feb 1738/39  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Zerviah had promised herself to another. Jonathan challenged him and was victorious. The following are from the First Book of Lancaster Records, page 15:

      "November ye 25th 1738 Then Jonathan Wilder of Lancaster Entered his Entention of mariage with Zeruiah Houghton of said Town.

      December ye 1st 1738 David Farrar of Lancaster appeared and forbid ye banes of mariage being out asked betwix ye above Said Jonath. Wilder and Zeruiah Houghton, and aledged this Reson that shee had Promised him ye said farrar marriage from whch shee cannot Losly depart.
      "
    Children 
     1. Silas Wilder,   b. 27 Feb 1747, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Martha Wilder,   b. 16 Feb 1750, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Hannah Wilder,   b. 22 Mar 1753, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1801, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
     4. Calven Wilder,   b. 12 Jun 1755, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Elihue Wilder,   b. 11 Feb 1760, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1818, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
     6. Martha Wilder,   b. 3 Nov 1761, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 May 1721 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 May 1721 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Intentions - 25 Nov 1738 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1738/39 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1804 - Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts 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. [S1049] Whitcomb, Esther K. Inscriptions from Burial Grounds of the Nashaway Towns: Lancaster, Harvard, Bolton, Leominster, Sterling, Berlin, West Boylston, and Hudson, Massachusetts , (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).

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

    4. [S464] Nourse, Henry S. The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850, (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Henry S. Nourse, 1890).