Person:James Houston (20)

Maj. James Houston
d.22 March 1840 Tennessee
m. 1753
  1. Maj. James Houston1757 - 1840
  2. Robert Houston1760 - 1835
  3. John Houston
  4. William Houston1767 -
  • HMaj. James Houston1757 - 1840
  • WEsther HoustonAFT 1758 - BEF 1796
m. ABT 1776
  1. Polly Houston1776-1789 -
  2. Samuel F. Houston1776-1789 -
  3. Martha G.'Patsy' Houston1783 - 1805
  4. Melinda Houston1786 - 1809
  5. Robert Houston1788 - 1815
  6. Esther "Hettie" Jane HoustonABT 1793 -
m. 6 October 1796
  1. Lucinda Houston1796 - 1850
  2. Phoebe Houston1800 - 1888
  3. Martha Gillespie 'Patsie' Houston1803 -
  4. Malinda Gillespie Houston1805 - 1879
  5. Elizabeth Gillespie 'Betsy' Houston1806 -
  6. Sydney Neal Houston1819 - 1892
Facts and Events
Name Maj. James Houston
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][4] 12 NOV 1757 Augusta County, Virginia
Census[3] 1776 enlisted and was in King's Mountain under Gen. Campbell
Marriage ABT 1776 to Esther Houston
Marriage 6 October 1796 Blount County, Tennesseeto Mary "Polly" Gillespie
Burial[4] 1840 New Providence Cemetery, Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States
Death[4] 22 March 1840 Tennessee

James Houston was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Sources

Source:Moss, 1990:128 provides Rev. War Service documentation.
Transcript:James Houston (1757-1840) Family Bible, Maryville, Blount County, TN

Notes

From:Clan Houston

James Houston, born November 12, 1757 in Augusta County, VA, died 1839 in Tennessee; married 1791 in Blount Co. TN to Pollie Gillespie, a second wife; born 1770; his first wife was Esther Houston. Patriot and served as Ensign. In January 1796, elected delegate from Blount County to Constitutional Convention which formed first constitution of TN. Also served as Senator and circuit court clerk. Called "Major" out of respect. Children: Esther Jane G., m. Sam'l Cowan; Hette, m. James Gallager; Phebe, m. Robert Tedford; Polly, m. Hilary Patrick; Sam'l F.; Patsey G., m. Wm. Woods; Betsey, m. James Tedford; Malinda, m. Ralph E. Tedford; Sydney, m. John S. Craig.

Posted by Teresa Topolewski on August 14, 1999 at 00:41:52:

Isobella b.1722 and Samuel b. 1728 were brother and sister - children of John Houston (b.1689?) and Margaret Cunningham (b. 1703) of Ireland. Looking for ancestors of their's. Also looking for info on Hettie Houston/ Cowan of TN who married Andrew Cowan. She was born ca. 1793 and was daughter of James Houston b.1757 and Pollie Gillespie b.1764. Appreciate any help!


FromHouston Message Board

James Houston, b. 1757 in Augusta Co, VA, d. 1839 in Tennessee;

m. 1stly Esther.
m.2dly 1791 in Blount Co. TN to Pollie Gillespie, b. 1770;
Houston. Patriot and served as Ensign.
In January 1796, elected delegate from Blount County to Constitutional Convention which formed first constitution of TN.
Also served as Senator and circuit court clerk.
Called "Major" out of respect.
Children: Esther Jane G., m. Sam'l Cowan;
Hette, m. James Gallager;
Phebe, m. Robert Tedford;
Polly, m. Hilary Patrick;
Sam'l F.;
Patsey G., m. Wm. Woods;
Betsey, m. James Tedford;
Malinda, m. Ralph E. Tedford;
Sydney, m. John S. Craig.
References
  1. Clan Houston Web Page (http://clanhuston.com/husterly.htm).
  2. Katherine Keogh White. The King's Mountain Men, The Story of the Battle, with Sketches of the Amercian Soldiers who took part, by Katherine Keogh White. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1985), p. 239-240.

    James Houston, born in Augusta county, Virginia, 1757 was pensioned in Blount County, Tennessee, 1832. Enlisted 1776, was at King's Mountain under Campbell, moved to Tennessee, and was a member of its first constutitional convention. Built Houston Station on little river, six miles north of Maryville. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth (McCroskey) Houston. First wife, Esther, daughter of Matthew, an uncle. Second wife Polly Gillespie.

  3. Katherine Keogh White. The King's Mountain Men, The Story of the Battle, with Sketches of the Amercian Soldiers who took part, by Katherine Keogh White. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1985), p. 239-240.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Find A Grave.

    Maj James Houston

    Birth: Nov. 11, 1757
    Rockbridge County [note: was then Augusta County]
    Virginia, USA
    Death: Mar. 22, 1840
    Maryville
    Blount County
    Tennessee, USA

    Ensign in Virginia Militia and a Major in Tennessee Militia. Served in Revolution as Ensign and private, Virginia and Tennessee. Pensioned with # S-1914.
    In January 1796, he was elected a delegate from Blount County to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention. Subsequently elected state senator. Served as Clerk of Court, Blount County TN 1796-1817.
    A copy of James' will of March 7, 1839 is in the James Houston file at the DAR Library, Washington DC.
    Included in it is the gift of one tenth of the proceeds of sale of his lands to" James Gallaher and his heirs"
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=HOU&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=45&GScntry=4&GSsr=2761&GRid=50147285&

  5.   Lyle, Oscar K. Lyle family : the ancestry and posterity of Matthew John, Daniel and Samuel Lyle, pioneer settlers in Virginia. (New York: Lecouver Press, 1912), Page 189.

    Esther Houston, ex 1578, b ab’t 1773, m Major James Houston, a cousin. Issue:

    1. Patsey. (see 1797)
    2. Betsey. (see 1803)
    3. Robert died unmarried.
    4. Malinda, b 1786 d 1809

    By a second wife (Gillespie), James Houston had nine issue, all girls. Six of these girls married Presbyterian Preachers.