Person:James Haughton (1)

  1. James Haughtonabout 1704 - after 1804
m. 28 APR 1768
  1. Philena Haughton1776 -
Facts and Events
Name James Haughton
Gender Male
Birth? about 1704 New London (town), New London, Connecticut, United States
Alt Birth? 29 Apr 1719 New London (town), New London, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 28 APR 1768 New London (town), New London, Connecticut, United Statesto Philena Whiting
Death? after Jun 1804 Montville, New London, Connecticut, United States

In March 1784,James Haughton was one of five overseers of the Mohican Tribe of Indians who advertised in the New London newspaper to lease out Indian lands.

James kept a tavern on the Mohican Turnpike in Montville. "It is supposed to have been erected about 1746, at which time Sampson Haughton bought the farm of Godfrey Milborn of Newport, and settled on it."(S3) There were numerous newspaper ads for meetings of the New London Medical Society and public sales at the tavern.

Since James was a tavernkeeper, descendants may be eligible for Flagon & Trencher, Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers (

  1.   2456. John Whiting, in Alden Kindred of America Genealogy Database.

    "9315 F ii Philena Whiting was born about 1750 in of New London, New London, Conn..
    Philena married James Houghton on 28 Apr 1768 in New London, New London, Conn.."

  2.   Baker, Henry A. History of Montville, Connecticut: formerly the north parish of New London from 1640 to 1896. (Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1896), 1896.
  3.   Americana Illustrated, American historical magazine, in New London County, Connecticut- Homes Visited by Washington and Lafayette- Stage Coaches and Taverns, 16/pg35-36, January, 1922.