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Houghton, Sevigna M.

Born: 1810-12-01 Kentucky

Died: 1889-01-15 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: Menard County, Illinois

By 1830, Houghton lived in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. He married Charity (known as Charry) Lemar in 1837. In 1860, they lived in northwestern Menard County, where he owned a farm valued at over $7,000.

Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 1 June 1837, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 75; Gravestone, Concord Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.