Person:Mark Huston (1)

Mark Elliott Huston
m. 7 APR 1776
  1. Mark Elliott Huston1801 - 1873
m. 7 FEB 1843
  1. William M. Huston1844 -
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Name Mark Elliott Huston
Gender Male
Birth? 12 APR 1801 Logan County, Kentucky
Marriage 7 FEB 1843 to Martha A. Murphy
Death? 23 MAR 1873 Near Taylorsville, Kentucky

Kentucky: A History of the State. Perrin, Battle & Kniffin, 6th ed.,1887, Spencer Co.

MARK ELLIOTT HUSTON was born in Logan County, Ky., April 12, 1801. His father, William Huston, was the son of James Huston, who immigrated to the United States from Wales with two brother, John and William Huston. James settled in Delaware, John in Virginia and William in North Carolina. James Huston afterward moved to the State of Pennsylvania, where William, the father of Mark E. Huston, was born. William afterward moved to the State of Kentucky in the year 1792, and there died September 8, 1808. William Huston married Nancy McClarty, daughter of Archibald McClarty, a Scotchman. Her mother, Rachel Dougherty, of Irish descent, was born in Pennsylvania April 7, 1776 (Note: this date is NOT the date of birth for Rachel Dougherty. it is the marriage date of William Huston and Nancy McClarty. Nancy died in Ralls County, Mo., January 16, 1836. Mark E. Huston's grandmother, on his father's side, was an English lady of a prominent family, named Jane Elliott, a relation of Col. Elliott, an officer in the war of 1812. His grandmother, Rachel Dougherty, was highly connected, well educated, accomplished and unusually intelligent. In fact on both sides the subject of this sketch came of good blood, noted for their intrinsic worth and integrity of character. The family, immigrating to this country in its early settlement, pushed westward with the opening of the country, until now its collateral branches are scattered throughout the Western and Southern States. John Huston, uncle of Mark E. Huston, represented Nelson County in the Legislature of Kentucky. Another uncle, Joseph Huston, represented Breckinridge County in the same State. Samuel Huston, an uncle by the second marriage of his grandfather with Abigail Brown, was judge of Washington County, Ind., for a number of years, and Alexander Huston, another uncle, represented the same county for many years in the Legislature of Indiana. Isabel Huston, his aunt, married John Milroy, at one time surveyor-general of the State of Indiana. Patsey Huston, another aunt married Samuel Milroy, a member of Congress from Indiana, receiver in the land office for many years, and father of Gen. Milroy, an officer in the Federal Army during the civil war. Joseph Huston, an uncle, married a sister of the famous Col. John Allen, who was killed at the battle of the River Raisin, in the war of 1812. Judge Eli Huston of Natchez, Miss., and Gen. Felix Huston, at one time commander in chief of the Texas army, were his cousins - the sons of his uncle Joseph Huston. Gen. Felix Huston was a lawyer of distinction, and died in Louisiana. John Boyd Huston, who was an eminent lawyer of Lexington, Ky., and speaker of the House of Representatives at one time, was his cousin, the son of his uncle, James Huston. Mark Elliott Huston received a good education, read law under the renowned Ben Hardin of Kentucky, and after his admission to the bar was a partner of Mr. Hardin for nearly thirty years. He was four times elected to the Legislature of Kentucky from Spencer County, served eight years in the Senate of Kentucky, and was a member of the convention of 1850, which framed the new constitution of the State. Mark E. Huston was a man extremely modest and unassuming in his character and disposition, but possessed of a strong natural ability and indomitable energy. In the strict sense of the word he was what is usually termed a self-made man, and entered upon the practice of law at twenty-eight years of age without other capital than good health and a sound capacity. His ready ability to judge men, to understand human nature, and to adapt himself to circumstances, rendered him particularly forcible before a jury. He was married, February 7, 1843, to Martha A. Murphy of Taylorsville, Ky. He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church as were all his ancestors. He died near Taylorsville, Ky., March 23, 1873. His only child, William M. Huston, was born May 13, 1844, and was married August 29, 1872, to Miss Sallie B. Gore, daughter of Dr. Joshua and Mary S. (Minor) Gore of Nelson County, Ky., and a niece of Hon. James Guthrie of Kentucky. There have been born to William M. and Sallie (Gore) Huston four children named Mark E., Joshua G., Mary M. and Nontie W. Huston. Mr. and Mrs. Huston are members of the Presbyterian Church, and reside at the old homestead near Taylorsville, Ky.

Huston McClarty Dougherty Elliott Brown Milroy Allen Hardin Murphy Gore Minor Guthrie = Logan Wales DE VA NC PA Ralls-MO Nelson Breckinridge Washington-IN Adams-MS LA Fayette