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The Descendants of John HOUCHINS and Mary COSBY

Fourth Generation


25. Francis HOUCHINS (Francis HOUCHINS , Edward HOUCHINS , Edward ) was born 17 Feb 1764 in , Goochland, Virginia and was christened 1 Apr 1764 in , Goochland, Virginia. He died.

BIRTH: The book "The Douglas Register", page 216-217.

CHRISTENING: IGI Virginia for "Ffrancis".

CHRISTENING: He was christened at St. James Northham Parish.

MARRIAGE: Book "Marriages of Goochland County, Virginia", page __: 28 June 1782 Francis Houchin and Mary Jones, married by Reverend Reuben Ford.  Goochland Co. Minister's Returns page 392.

CHILDREN: Information from the book "History of the Houchin Family in the United States", page 101 through 108.

Francis married Mary JONES, daughter of Harrison JONES and Ruth ADDISON, on 28 Jun 1782 in , Goochland, Virginia. Mary was born 23 Nov 1761 and was christened 14 Feb 1764. She died.

BIRTH: http://rentsv1.ouhsc.edu/bbonner/hhdocs/86marhh.htm
FROM THE DOUGLAS REGISTER PP 29, 229, 339
 "HARRISON JONES AND RUTH ADDISON MARRIED 24 AUG 1759
 A DAUGHTER, MARY BORN 23 NOV 1761, TO HARRISON JONES AND RUTH ADDISON. Baptized 14 Feb 1764.
 RUTH ADDISON, WIFE OF HARRISON JONES DIED 9 MAY 1769, GOOCHLAND CO. VIRGINIA
 Mary JONES, daughter of Harrison JONES married Francis HOUCHINS, Goochland Co.
, Virginia, 28 June 1782.
Harrison Heritage Vol VI, No. 1 March 1986 p. 673

They had the following children:

  38 M i Wilson M. HOUCHINS was born 1791 in , Goochland, Virginia. He died 1858 in , Goochland, Virginia.
        Wilson married (1) Sarah V. QUIGG on Mar 1816 in , Goochland, Virginia. Sarah died 1816/1820.
        Wilson also married (2) Ann HERNDON, daughter of Thomas HERNDON, on 30 Oct 1820 in , Goochland, Virginia. Ann died 1866 in , Goochland, Virginia.
  39 M ii Francis A. HOUCHINS was born in , Goochland, Virginia. He died.

BIOGRAPHY: Francis lived in Goochland county, Virginia in 1821 according to various Louisa County deed book records.  By 1825, he was living in Louisa county, Virginia according to deed book "Q", page 423 dated 9 July 1825: "Francis A. Houchins and Ann, his wife, of Louisa...".  He apparently decided to move west in 1829 according to the following entry in Louisa county deed book "S" on page 133: "I Francis A. Houchins of Louisa County being about to move to the western country appoint William F. Toler my lawful attorney to transact all business I may have left in Virginia.  Recorded Louisa 9 November 1829 and this was the date he swore it was his act."  He may have moved to Kentucky where his sister Elizabeth was already living.
        Francis married Ann TRICE, daughter of Dabney TRICE, on 3 Oct 1821 in , Louisa, Virginia. Ann died.
  40 F iii Nancy HOUCHINS died.
        Nancy married Lewis THOMASSON on 22 Aug 1829 in , Louisa, Virginia. Lewis died.
  41 M iv Walter J. HOUCHINS was born 21 Jan 1804. He died in Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio.

BIOGRAPHY: Walter and his wife Lucy lived in Louisa county.  He and his second wife Elizabeth moved from Louisa county to Ross county, Ohio and then later to Circleville, Ohio.
        Walter married (1) Lucy C. on 17 Dec 1821 in , Goochland, Virginia. Lucy died about 1825 in , Louisa, Virginia.
        Walter also married (2) Elizabeth S. KENNY on 23 May 1826 in , Louisa, Virginia. Elizabeth was born 4 May 1806. She died 22 Sep 1874 in , , Illinois and was buried in Emden, , Illinois, Bethel Cem.
  42 M v Henry A. HOUCHINS died.

BIOGRAPHY: Henry and his wife sold their property in Goochland county in 1831 and moved to Kentucky, settling on the Green River.
        Henry married Clarisa GRAVES on 23 May 1826. Clarisa died.

27. Stephen HOUCHINS (Francis HOUCHINS , Edward HOUCHINS , Edward ) was born 19 Mar 1769 in , Goochland, Virginia and was christened 23 Apr 1769 in , Goochland, Virginia. He died 1840 in , Louisa, Virginia.

BIRTH: Book "The Douglas Register".

CHRISTENING: IGI Virginia.

CHRISTENING: He was christened at St. James Northham Parish.

MARRIAGE: Book "Marriages of Louisa County, Virginia", page 54: 7 November 1810 Stephen Houchins and Polly Chiles.  Surety John Chiles, page 141.

DEATH: Book "History of the Houchin Family in the United States", page 108.

CHILDREN: Book "History of the Houchin Family in the United States" on page 108 states that Stephen and Polly had children John Chiles Houchins (whose descendants are listed) and Mary who is not mentioned further.

Stephen married Polly CHILES on 7 Nov 1810 in , Louisa, Virginia. Polly died.

They had the following children:

  43 M i John Chiles HOUCHINS was born 16 Jan 1816. He died 20 Sep 1867.

CENSUS: Census: Virginia, Louisa Co., page 361 (back) line 35, 25 July 1850
Houchins, John C. 32 M farmer born Virginia
    "     Jane    23 F born Virginia
    "     William  3 M born Virginia
    "     John 11/12 M born Virginia
        John married Jane Smith BRAGG on 13 Dec 1845 in , Louisa, Virginia. Jane was born about 1827 in , , Virginia.

28. John HOUCHINS (Francis HOUCHINS , Edward HOUCHINS , Edward ) was born 25 Jan 1772 in , Goochland, Virginia and was christened 11 Aug 1772 in , Goochland, Virginia. He died.

CHILDREN: Deposition by John's son Robert Houchins in the settlement of the estate of James Houchins, file drawer H-5 in Logan Co., Ohio Probate Court dated 18 November 1895 states who his parents are and lists his brothers and sisters.  Book "History of the Houchin Family in the United States" by Dr.
Paul C. Houchen of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, October 1931.  See page 161.

MARRIAGE: Book "Marriages of Louisa Co., Virginia" page 54 (John Houchins and Polly Cosby).  Polly may have been a nickname for Mary at the time. Louisa county deed book "P" page 195 dated 13 November 1821 lists the children of Francis Houchins Sr. including "... John Houchins and Mary, his wife". Also, Louisa county deed book "P" page 207 dated 7 December 1821 mentions "Nancy Houchins, wife of Edward; Mary, wife of John, on deed 13 November 1821".

BIRTH: The book "The Douglas Register", page 216-217.

CHRISTENING: The book "The Douglas Register", page 216-217.

BIOGRAPHY: The book "The History of the Houchin Family of the United States" mentions John only briefly.  On page 96, it states "Joyce continued to live there [her and Francis' farm] with her son, John, and family until her death in 1821".  On page 161 is the main entry for John in the book.  It states "As has been previously stated, he and family lived with his mother Joyce, in her declining years.  He and wife, Mary, raised a family of seven boys and two girls".

John married Mary (Polly) COSBY, daughter of William COSBY, on 9 Mar 1808 in , Louisa, Virginia. Mary was born in , , Virginia. She died.

MARRIAGE: Book "Marriages of Louisa County, Virginia", page 54: "9 March 1808 John Houchins and Polly Cosby, daughter of William Cosby.  Surety William Mallory.  Witness Robert Harris, page 128".

They had the following children:

+ 44 M i Robert HOUCHINS was born 19 Nov 1810 and died 4 May 1899.
  45 M ii James HOUCHINS was born 15 Dec 1812 in , Louisa Co., Virginia. He died 24 Feb 1875 in Stokes Twp, Logan Co, Ohio and was buried 1875 in Stokes Twp., Logan Co., Ohio, Van Horn Cem.

DEATH: Logan Co. records (1-132).

CHILDREN: No children.

BIRTH: Logan county death record  (Book 1, p. 32) states age 62 at death in 1875.
Van Horn Cemetery inscription from USGenWeb site for Logan Co., Ohio.

BURIAL: Van Horn gravestone inscription:
Houchins, James, d 24 Feb 1875, ae 62y 3m 9d (born in Louisa Co., Va.)

BURIAL: Van Horn Cemetery inscription from USGenWeb site for Logan Co., Ohio.

BIRTH: His gravestone inscription states his age as 62y 3m 9d and birth in Louisa Co., Virginia.
+ 46 M iii Abner HOUCHINS was born 1813 and died.
  47 M iv Wilson HOUCHINS was born 1 1815. He died in , , Virginia.
        Wilson married 1 Elizabeth WEAN 2 on 8 May 1849 in , Rockingham Co., Virginia.
+ 48 M v Edward HOUCHINS was born 10 May 1821 and died 18 Dec 1906.
+ 49 F vi Lucinda HOUCHINS died 26 Dec 1857.
+ 50 M vii Thomas HOUCHINS was born 1825 and died 11 Feb 1906.
  51 M viii William HOUCHINS was born about 1826 in , , Virginia. He died about 1860 in Lake View, Logan, Ohio.
  52 F ix Mary HOUCHINS was born 1827 in , , Virginia. She died.

MARRIAGE: From a deposition by her brother Thomas Houchins when he was 69 years old and living in Logan county, Ohio.  He stated that Mary married Solomon Corl in Virginia.
        Mary married Solomon CORL in , , Virginia. Solomon died.

35. Joyce HOUCHINS (Francis HOUCHINS , Edward HOUCHINS , Edward ) died.

MARRIAGE: Book "Marriages of Louisa County, Virginia" page 43: "15 August 1803 Anderson Graven and Joice Houchins, daughter of Francis Houchings, surety John Houchins, witness Judith W. Smith, married by Reverend Richard Ferguson.  Page 107."

BIRTH: She is mentioned as the daughter of Francis Houchings [sic] in her marriage record.

BIRTH: The book "History of the Houchin Family in the United States" states that she is the daughter of Francis and Joyce Houchins based, apparently, on her marriage record. However, this record merely states that she is the daughter of Francis.  Might she really be the daughter of Francis Jr.?

Joyce married Anderson GRAVEN, son of Thomas GRAVEN, on 15 Aug 1803 in , Louisa, Virginia. Anderson died.

BIRTH: His surname is shown as Graves according to the Houchin history book (page 110).

BIOGRAPHY:   He was a Sergeant during the War of 1812 commanded by Capt. Reubin Chewing, of the Second Regiment Virginia Militia, with brothers John and William privates under his command.
 An excerpt from an 18th Century Virginia newspaper states: "Graven, Anderson, appr. Shoemaker, c. 17, ran away from Job mills, Manchester; he is supposed to be in the neighborhood of John Todd's mill (or Kellie's Tavern) in Louisa Co. as his father lives there."

BIRTH: Info from M. Duane Graven (dgraven@attbi.com) e-mail dated 21 Jan 2002.

They had the following children:

  53 M i Robert Thomas GRAVEN died.

BIRTH: Info from M. Duane Graven (dgraven@attbi.com) e-mail dated 21 Jan 2002.

BIOGRAPHY: He was a Private Co. B 46th Missouri Infantry (Civil War), joined 29 August 1864 at Springfield, MO and discharged 7 March 1865.

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