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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


WILLIAM HOUSTON, deceased, who was a farmer and stock-grower by occupation, was born in Ireland in 1791.  When twelve years of age he came to America and settled in Washington County, Penn., where he learned the shoemaker’s trade and followed it as a business until he came to Greene County in 1836, and bought the farm in Aleppo Township which is still in possession of the family.  Here he died in 1854.  In 1820 Mr. Houston married Esther, daughter of Captain James Dickey, of Washington County, Penn.  Their family consisted of seven children, three of whom are living.  They are W. D., a carpenter and contractor; Samuel, a carpenter and farmer; and Joseph.  The last two mentioned were soldiers of the late war, in Company H, Fifteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry.  The family are highly respected in the community in which they live.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007

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