Person:James Houston (47)

m. 23 April 1767
  1. Lillias Houston1773 - 1850
  2. James Houston1775 - 1840
m. 12 September 1797
  1. Benjamin Franklin Houston1805 - 1862
Facts and Events
Name James Houston
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1775 Iredell County, North Carolina
Marriage 12 September 1797 to Patience Bills
Death[1] 1840 Marshall County, Tennessee
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    James Houston
    Birth: 1775
    Iredell County
    North Carolina, USA
    Death: 1840
    Marshall County
    Tennessee, USA

    James Houston was born and raised on his father's farm near what is now Houstonville in Iredell County, North Carolina. He ran a farm and mill on Hunting Creek until about 1810 but left North Carolina and settled near Lewisburg, Tennessee where he carved a new farm out of wilderness. He wrote several letters back home which persuaded his father, Christopher Houston, to leave his large estate and make a new place on a portion of James' land in 1815. After his father's death, James was traveling on horseback to settle the estate when he was caught in a storm. He was unable to find shelter to get dry. He made it home but caught pneumonia and died several days later.

    The Houston Cemetery is on James' farm which is still an active farm today.

    Husband of Patience Bills -m- 12 September 1797

    Father of:
    Alfred Moore Houston
    Eliza Marshall "Betsy" Houston McConnell
    Cynthia Hartshorn Houston Wilkes
    Christopher Columbus Houston
    Benjamin Franklin Houston
    Jonathan Milton Houston
    Sally Martha Houston Hill
    Lillias Louisa Houston Hague
    Joel Houston
    Samuel Patton Houston
    Marinda Caroline Houston Perkins
    James Bills Houston
    Patience Olivia Bills Houston Orr

    Family links:
    Christopher Houston (1744 - 1837)
    Sarah Mitchell Houston (1742 - 1821)

    Patience Bills Houston (1780 - 1859)

    Alfred Moore Houston (1798 - 1881)*
    Eliza Marshall Houston McConnell (1799 - 1884)*
    Cynthia Hartshorn Houston Wilkes (1801 - 1888)*
    Christopher Columbus Houston (1804 - 1902)*
    Benjamin Franklin Houston (1805 - 1862)*
    Jonathan Milton Houston (1809 - 1893)*
    Sally Martha Houston Hill (1812 - 1891)*
    Samuel Patton Houston (1816 - 1905)*
    James Bills Houston (1821 - 1912)*
    Patience Olivia Bills Houston Orr (1823 - 1854)*

    *Calculated relationship

    1775 - 1840
    SEPT. 12,
    1780 - 1859