Born: 1789-12-13 Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Died: 1835-09-05 Menard County, Illinois
Flourished: Menard County, Illinois
In 1824, Houghton followed his brother Elijah in emigrating from Mason County, Kentucky, to settle in what is now Menard County, Illinois. He was married to Elizabeth Vandeventer.
The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 387, 751; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 135; Gravestone, Rock Creek Cemetery, Tallula, IL.