, born in Montgomery County, Ohio, the 22nd day of
October, 1817, son of Samuel and Nancy (Key) Huston. The former was
born in 1774, the latter in 1788. To this union there were eleven
children born, our subject being the eighth. His parents came to
this state from Ohio in 1828. The former died in 1857, and the
latter in 1861. At the age of twenty-one, Mr. Huston began the
battle of life for himself as a farmer. He entered 160 acres of
land in Jasper County, Ill., but never went to it. He then
purchased forty acres in Clark Township, on which he now resides.
He married Miss Mary A. Clark, February 27, 1840. To this union the
following children were born: Francis M., September 1, 1841;
Almira, April 9, 1842; Nancy, March 13, 1845; Mary, May 9, 1847;
James, March 22, 1856; Ellen, February 2, 1858; George W., date
unknown. Mrs. Huston died August 14, 1872. He was married to Mrs.
Ruhama Grittan, in February, 1874. This union was blessed with the
following children: Charles E., born May 11, 1875; Gracy B.,
January 1, 1878; Maude, March 11, 1880; Harry, April 4, 1883. His
second wife was born May 3, 1841. In politics, Mr. Huston is a
democrat, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.