Houghton, Charles

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.