JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


BUEL HOUGH PIONEER FAMILY


1. EBENEZER HOUGH was born 22 January 1726 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, son of JAMES HOUGH and SARAH MITCHELL, and died 27 October 1782. Ebenezer Hough is mentioned in a company raised by Captain John Couch in Meriden, CT in July, 1776. He is a proven DAR Patriot.

He married (1) on 29 October 1746 at Killingworth

LYDIA BUELL, daughter of SAMUEL BUELL and ABIGAIL CHITTENDON, who were married on 3 May 1711 in Killingworth. LYDIA was born 27 Oct. 1722 in Killingworth, Middlesex, CT, and died 20 July 1757 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.

EBENEZER married (2) on 17 November 1757 in Wallingford, CT.

ABIGAIL BACON PLUMB, a widow, having married first JOSEPH PLUMB.

Children of EBENEZER HOUGH and LYDIA BUELL:

            2          i        BUEL HOUGH b 1748, d 1835

            3          ii        LYDIA HOUGH b1749, d 1759

            4         iii       ANNE HOUGH b 1751

            5          iv        DAVID HOUGH b 1752

            6         v        EUNICE HOUGH b 1754

            7          vi        LUCY HOUGH b 1756

Children of EBENEZER HOUGH and ABIGAIL BACON PLUMB:

            8         i        EBENEZER HOUGH II b 1758, d 1839

            9         ii        ELIZABETH HOUGH b 1762

           10         iii        ABIGAIL HOUGH b 14 Mar 1773

2. BUEL HOUGH, the son of EBENEZER HOUGH and LYDIA BUELLof Litchfield, CT, was born 25 March 1748 in New London, CT. was baptized on 27 March 1748 by the Rev. T. Hall, at the 1st Congregational Church in Meriden, New Haven, CT. It is claimed that BUEL HOUGH died in Jefferson County, NY, Alexandria Township, in 1835; however, there is no further information.

He married on 5 September 1770 at Roxbury, CT.

ELIZABETH TORRANCE, who was born 12 June 1748 in Woodbury, Litchfield, CT. She was a daughter of Samuel Torrence and Jemima Parke. Samuel Torrence came to America from Ireland with his father, Albert, in about 1740. Samuel married Jemima Parke in July 1741. Samuel went to Woodbury, CT. and bought a few acres in 1747, that included a dwelling. He died 14 January 1788 in Woodbury, CT and Buel Hough, as his son-in-law, was asked to administer the estate as Jemima refused to do so. Buel was appointed administrator to the estate on 12 February 1788. As administrator of Samuel's estate, Buel deeded the homestead, subject to dower rights to Samuel Torrance, brother of Elizabeth.

It is recorded in the History of Woodbury that one Samuel Torrence served as a Captain in the Revolutionary War.

Children of BUEL HOUGH and ELIZABETH TORRENCE

            11         i        LYDIA HOUGH born 1772 Roxbury, Litchfield, CT

            12         ii        POLLY HOUGH born 1774, Roxbury

            13         iii        BETSEY HOUGH born 1776, Roxbury

            14         iv        AMOS HOUGH born 1782 Roxbury

            15         v        POLLY HOUGH born 1782 Roxbury

            16         vi        BETSEY HOUGH born 1784 Roxbury

            17         vii        JOEL HOUGH born 28 Dec 1785 Mericlia, CT

            18         viii       AMOS HOUGH born 1788 Roxbury

            19         ix        DAVID HOUGH born 9 April 1790 Roxbury – married Sarah Filkins

            20         x        ASEL/ASAHEL HOUGH born 12 August 1792 Roxbury – married Susannah Carpenter Russel, daughter of Joseph and Polly Russel; resided Alexandria Bay, NY.

            21         xi        ALVA HOUGH born 1794

                          Sources: census records, vital records, county histories in New York and Connecticut, family history of the Torrance family; cemetery records; DAR records 3/2011       


Return to Jefferson County Genweb Page

Copyright 2011 Jefferson County NYGenWeb — a member of the NYGenWeb Project




Return to Jefferson County Genweb Page

Return to Town of Alexandria


Copyright 2011 Jefferson County NYGenWeb — a member of the NYGenWeb Project