Posted By:Constance Shotts
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Subject:James Houston-Wm & Polly Allender, Matilda Eubanks, Ann Suiter, Priscilla Davis
Post Date:June 23, 2007 at 14:21:28
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/in/daviess/messages/388.html
Forum:Daviess County, IN Genealogy Forum
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I am looking for further information on James Houston who resided in Daviess County in the 1840s, 1850s and 1860s. The 1850 census lists him as a "magistrate" and I have found reference to him as a Justice of the Peace performing marriages. I believe he may have been the illegitimate son of Mary/Polly (Staley) Allender. I know that Mary/Polly Staley had a son born in Monongalia County Virginia (now West Virginia) about 1800 based on court records. I know that she and her husband William Allender were living in Daviess County IN from at least 1830 on, and in a deposition from 1836 she identifies a James Houston as her son. Census records show that James Houston, the magistrate, lived near an Allender family in 1850 and I am trying to determine if this James Houston is indeed Mary/Polly (Staley) Allender's son. It appears that this James Houston who was a JP was married at least three times in Daviess County: to Matilda Eubanks 10 Oct 1831, to Mrs. Ann Suiter 20 Dec 1841 and to Mrs. Priscilla Davis 18 Mar 1846 who appears with him in the 1850 census.

I would appreciate having any information that someone could share on the Allenders, James Houston or any of his wives.
Thanks,
Connie Shotts
NC