129. Anna Eliza Rutledge
was born on 20 Mar 1849 in Washington County, Texas. She died on 3 Oct
1917 in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas.(335)
She was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas.
From the San Angelo Daily Standard, October 4, 1917, p. 5
AGED WOMAN DIES AT HER ANGELO HOME
Mrs. Annie E. Houghton, age sixty seven years, six months and thirteen days,
died Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at her home, 24 West Seventh street.
Surviving are a son, F. C. Houghton, a daughter and another son. Mr. Houghton,
husband of the deceased, died here about thirteen months ago.
Interment will be made in Fairmount cemetery Thursday afternoon, after services
at the house at 5 o'clock conducted by Rev. W. H. Wrye, minister of the Church
Mrs. Houghton was born in Washington, Texas, in 1840 and had resided here for
a number of years.
She was married to Theodore Mortimer Houghton (son of
William Mortimer Houghton and Mary F. Doney) on 23 Jun 1867
in Williamson County, Texas.(336)
Theodore Mortimer Houghton was born on 11 Mar 1844 in Sumter County,
Georgia. He appeared on the census in 1870 in P. O. Pond Springs, Williamson
County, Texas.(337) He appeared on the
census on 4 Jun 1880 in JP #2, Williamson County, Texas.
(338) He appeared on the census on 26 Jun 1900 in Precinct #8, Williamson
County, Texas.(339) He appeared on the
census on 18 Apr 1910 in 24 West 7th Street, Precinct #1, San Angelo, Tom Green
Co., TX.(340) He died on 4 Sep 1916
in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical
History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties
Chicago, Lewis, 1893
T. M. HOUGHTON, a prominent farmer of Williamson county, is a son of' W. M. S.
and Mary F. (Doney) Houghton, of Scotch-Irish descent. The paternal family came
to this country before the Revolutionary war, in which the great-grandfather
of our subject was a soldier. He is said to have been wounded in the side by
a band of Tories, but succeeded in escaping, having hid in a thicket and staunched
the wound with a silk handkerchief. He lived many years afterward. The grandfather,
Lucius L., was a merchant of Sumter county, Georgia, for many years and died
in Liverpool, England, while there to buy goods. W. M. S. Houghton, the father
of our subject, was born in Sumter county, Georgia, February 28, 1800; was reared
to manhood there; was engaged in the mercantile business in different towns in
Georgia for twenty-five years; in 1846 located on a farm in Titus county, Texas,
and in 1863 came to Florence, Williamson county, where he died in 1868. He was
a member of the Legislature in both Georgia and Texas, and, although not a public
speaker, was a good writer of articles on State questions. Mr. Houghton was
not a member of any church. He was first married to a Miss Mayo, and they had
two children, both now deceased. In 1840, in Dooly county, Georgia, he married
Mary F. Doney. They were the parents of seven children, viz.: Theodore M., the
subject of this sketch; Ann L., wife of James F. Robinson, of Williamson county;
Laura A., wife of Jones Webb, of Runnels county, Texas; Pamelia H., now Mrs.
J. J. Robinson, and a resident of Georgetown; Dora D., wife of William Smith,
of Jones county, this State; John H., of Austin; and Fannie O., wife of William
Pfaeffle, of Fort Worth, Texas. The wife and mother died in 1860, and the father
afterward married Mary Standifer. They had two children.
T. M. Houghton, our subject, was born in Sumter county, Georgia, March 11, 1844.
In 1862 he left school in Titus county to enlist in the late war, entering Company
D., Eleventh Texas Infantry, served three years in the Trans-Mississippi Department,
and took part in the battles of Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, and Jenkins' Ferry.
After the close of hostilities he returned to his father's home in Williamson
county, Texas, and shortly afterward located in the same neighborhood on his
present farm consisting of 204 acres, with fifty acres under cultivation. He
is independent in his political views, but votes principally with the Democratic
Mr. Houghton was married in this county, June 23, 1867, to Anna E. Rutledge,
a native of Washington county, Texas, who came to Williamson county when eight
years of age. She is a daughter of' Captain W. P. Rutledge, an old Texas pioneer,
who commanded a company in the Mexican war. He resided in Williamson county
from 1858 to his death, which occurred April 26, 1890. Mr. Rutledge was a well-read
and intelligent gentleman, and was respected by all who knew him; and was a prominent
fruitgrower. Mr. and Mrs. Houghton have had eight children, namely: William
M., a teacher in Williamson county; Annie D., wife of J. W. Johnson, Hembrie,
Crockett county, Texas; Louis E., at home; Theodore F., a teacher in this county;
and Irene, Edna, Jesse T. and Freddie, at home. Mr. and Mrs. Houghton are both
members of the Christian Church.
From the San Angelo Daily Standard, Tuesday, September 5, 1916, p. 6:
MORTUARY - T. M. HOUGHTON
T. M. Houghton, age 72 years, 5 months and 24 days, died Monday afternoon at
1 o'clock at his residence, 38 West Sixth street. Funeral services were to have
been conducted at the home this Tuesday, afternoon at 4 o'cock by Rev. Jewell
Matthews, minister of the Church of Christ. Interment will be made in Fairmount
Mr. Houghton came to San Angelo from Williamson county in 1903, and until his
health failed him, he was connected with the Elk Horn Feed & Wagon Yard.
Surviving are the wife, three sons and two daughters, as follows: Dr. W. M. Houghton
of Blanco county, T. F. Houghton of Floydada, Tex.; Fred C. Houghton of Maryneal,
Tex.; Mrs. C. R. Robinson of Lioan Flat, and Mrs. A. D. Johnson, who resides
two miles north of town.
Anna Eliza Rutledge and Theodore Mortimer Houghton had the following children:
William Mortimer Houghton.
Annie Dee Houghton.
Louis Eugene Houghton was born on 27 May 1873 in Pond Springs, Williamson
County, Texas. He died on 20 Jun 1894 in Pond Springs, Williamson County, Texas.
He was buried in Pond Springs Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas.
Theodore Franklin Houghton.
Irene Susan Houghton.
Edna Houghton was born in 1881 in Pond Springs, Williamson County, Texas.
She died in 1894 in Pond Springs, Williamson County, Texas.
Jesse Toliver Houghton was born in 1883 in Pond Springs, Williamson County,
Texas. He died in 1895 in Pond Springs, Williamson County, Texas.
Frederick Camp Houghton.