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Christopher Houston's Estate Record [7 October 2009]

Original Source:MARSHALL COUNTY, TN - COURT- Minutes SEPTEMBER 1837 SESSION, Pages 55-57
Electronic Source:Rootsweb fide Dana Hill.
TextCarey T. KELLY one of the administrators of the Estate of

Christopher HOUSTON dcest [sic; deceased] this day Exhibited in open Court an amount of sales of said Estate which was received by the Court and ordered to be entered upon the records of this Court.

Thomas ROSS and James

McCONNEL of John B. FOWLER Commissioners appointed at the August Term of this Court to set apart one years provisions for the widow of Christopher HOUSTON [deceased?]. made the following report

Viz- we the undersigned Freeholders of the County of Marshall after

being duly sworn have proceeded to set apart to Elizabeth HOUSTON widow of Christopher HOUSTON [Deceased?] so much of the Crop and provisions on hand as will be sufficient in our opinion to support and her family one year from the death of her husband as set apart to her for said purpose the following articles to wit- We have

25 Barrels of Corn 400 Bundles of oats or fodder
9 Bushels Wheat 1 lb Pepper
150 lb. Bacon 1 lb Alspice
200 lb. Beef 1 lb ginger
700 lb Pork 40 lb. soap
15 lb Lard 10 lb. Tallow
25 lb. sugar 10 lb. wool Rolls
15 lb Coffee 25 lb. Ginned Cotton
150 lb. Salt 5 pr. good shoes
Given under our hands and seals the 30th day of August 1837.
Thos. ROSS
John B. FOWLER, Commissioners.

Hi Dan, are you still working on this?

Jim Brown--Jim Brown 18:28, 7 October 2009 (EDT)

Iredell Plantation

Family Trying to Save Iredell Plantation
The LandTrust for Central North Carolina has gained another conservation coup: the 622-acre Daltonia Plantation north of Statesville.
This week, the LandTrust said that Frederick Sidney Conrad Jr. and his wife, Mary Cecelia Kennedy Conrad, along with Mary Conrad’s sister, Dr. Edmonia Amelia Kennedy, have taken steps to conserve the site, located near the community of Houstonville.
The plantation, home to hardwood forests, working farm fields and spectacular vistas, has been in the same family since Christopher Houston received it as a land grant from the state of North Carolina between 1783 and 1787.
The two-story frame plantation house, an architectural gem built in 1857, is surrounded by log and frame outbuildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
The site borders Hunting Creek and harbors the Kennedy Bog, cited as the best example of a ‘‘deep bog’’ in Iredell County.
The Conrads have donated a permanent conservation easement on 198 acres of the plantation to the LandTrust. Kennedy and Mary Conrad also have taken steps to preserve the remainder of the property as part of their estate plan.
‘‘We want to preserve the land and continue farming it,’’ Kennedy said in a written statement. ‘‘Our father was a born farmer. It is what he and my mother would have wanted ...
‘‘We can’t help but care about it. It is such a historic area, with the old stagecoach road, the log house, the plantation house, the Revolutionary War cemetery and the site of the Young Fort on Hunting Creek nearby.’’
The conservation easement placed on part of Daltonia Plantation permanently protects the property from future commercial development and from all but limited residential development. It preserves the land for use as farm and forest land and protects the rare natural areas and creek frontage.
It does not permit public access to the property and does not prevent the owners from selling it or passing it along to their heirs. This approach is often employed as an estate planning tool, enabling the owner to keep family lands instead of selling them to pay inheritance taxes. It also confers substantial state and federal income tax advantages.
Statistics show that in 1982 Iredell County had 96,830 acres in crops. By 1992, crop land had dropped to 93,292 acres.

Philadelphia Houston Marriages

Original Source: Pennsylvania Archives. Second Series. Vol. IX.
Published under direction of Matthew S. Quay, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Edited by John B. Linn and Wm. H. Egle, M.D.
Harrisburg: Lane S. Hart, State Printer, 1880.
"Marriage Record of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, 1702-1745," pp. 3-78
Fide Electronic Source:Philadelphia FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Marriages 1702-1745
May 27, 1721, Houston, James Mary Crasford. ?
November 31, 1732, Houston,Hugh Jane MearnesL.
November 23, 1732, Houston JamesMary Mahaffy. ?
January 21, 1733, Houston, George Anne FullertonL.
October 31, 1734, Houston, RobertMartha WorkL.