The Houghton Family
Descendants of Ralph and John Houghton of Lancaster MA
|Houghton Family Home||In the late 1800s, Dr. John
Wesley Houghton began work assembling information for publication of a
genealogy of the descendants of Ralph and John Houghton, early residents of
Lancaster MA. Ralph was the first Clerk of the Writs in 1653.
Descendants of John Houghton include the Houghtons of Corning Glass,
Houghton-Mifflin, Douglass Houghton (MI), and actress Katherine Houghton
Hepburn. Descendants of Ralph include many doctors, lawyers, and other
professionals. All are related to the de Hoghton core family in England
although the connections are hard to trace and, at the moment, impossible to
prove. There are members of the family in the UK who are, even now,
looking for their lost Colonial relatives.
Houghtons from Colonial times have made contributions large and small to the building of this country. This is a small part of their story.
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This site is created and maintained by Ralph H. Houghton at Albion College in Michigan. Email comments and updates anytime.