Published by Pierre Menard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Petersburg,, Illinois Imogene Weaver Vogt, Chapter Regent
610 No. 9th
Petersburg, Il
1976
Compiled by Lois D. Forden
Historian and Librarian
415 S. 9th
Petersburg, Il 62675


Transcribed by: Jeanie Lowe.

HOUGHTON, AARON

Born: April 15, 1761

Died: October 8, 1835 in Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.
Buried: In Rock Creek Cemetery, Rock Creek Precinct, south of Petersburg, Illinois.
Married: (1) ______________ (2) Elizabeth Sexton, February 23, 1780. She was born in the year 1761, died November 16, 1835 in Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.

He enlisted June 1776, serving until April 1777, in his fathers Company Captain Joab Houghton, and Colonel James Johnsons Regiment. In the fall of the same year he served one month in Lieutenant Williams Parks Company and Colonel Joab Houghton's Regiment (his father). He removed to Kentucky, and from there to Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois in 1824. He was allowed pension.
His grave was marked by Pierre Menard Chapter DAR, Petersburg Illinois.

Children of Aaron and 1st Wife Unknown Houghton
John:
Alfred G.:
Susan: married John G. Cownover.

Children of Aaron and Elizabeth Houghton
Elijah: born October 11, 1782, died October 7, 1852; married, (1) Name Unknown, (2) Catherine Merrill in Mason County, KY., January 3, 1821.
William: born 1783, died 1833; married Celia Ann McKay in 1803.
Charles Pickeral: born 1789, died 1833; married Elizabeth VanDeventer, she was born 1795 died 1836.
Sarah: born 1790, died 1876; married Abraham Golden. He was born in 1780 and died in 1866.

References: Pioneers of Old Hopewell, by Ralph Ege. Dar Patriot Index, Illinois State Archives Honor Roll, NSDAR Report, Illinois DAR Report, Walker Book in Illinois State Archives, Revolutionary War Pension Claim in Washington, D.C., National Numbers No. 386909, No. 186779, No. 68783 add 120.


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