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Posted by: William Mode (ID *****5340) Date: June 20, 2006 at 05:32:57
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Looking for information on the James R. Houston family which included his wife Martha Buchanan, daughter Nancy Jane Houston Herron, and son William Jasper Houston who married Margaret Ann Fox. She is the daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Goodman Fox. Do not know the parentage of Martha Buchanan. Anyone?

James R. Houston was born in 1811, possibly in Washington Co. William Jasper Houston was born in 1838 in Washington Co. and in 1850 the family is found at 7 Mile Ford in Smyth Co. James R. Houston and Martha are in Union Co. Tn in 1860 and Claibore Co., Tn in 1870. William Jasper died 23 Nov. 1863/Missionary Ridge.

There is a William J. Houston in the 48th Virginia that is the same age as my William Jasper and from 7 Mile Ford as well. This William J. Houston is found in the John F. Oury family in Smyth Co. in 1860. The Houstons and Ourys were neighbors in 1850 in Smyth Co. I think the two are the same as my William Jasper Houston lost his wife, Margaret Ann Fox, in 1859. Left his daughter, Margaret Ann Houston, with her maternal grandparents Abraham Fox and Elizabeth Goodman who were living in Claiborne Co. TN. in 1860.

I believe Elizabeth Goodman's father is John Goodman and Abraham Foxes father is Peter Fox. There is a William Houston living close to James R. Houston in the 1840 Washington Co. census which may be his father. Sure would like to find a will and find parentage of James R. Houston.
Have a few more specific birth and marriage dates if needed.

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