Hough Family Genealogy
Hough Family Genealogy

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1. Jacob Hough - was born about 1747 and died about 1803 in Jacobs Creek, Pa .
Jacob married Charlote Smith. Charlote was born about 1747. She died about 1827 .

Jacob - settled in South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pa. on the watershed of Jacob's Creek, formerly known as Salt Creek. They are reputed to be the first Hough family settling west of the Alleghany Mountains. Jacob Hough recorded his deed (4-28-1782) for 140 acres bought from John Main.
 
He was in the Revolutionary War, Capt. Ezekial Ross Co., Westmoreland Co. Militia (Pg 39 Pa. Archives, 6th series Volume Two) in the same company as Absalom Hough and Mathias Hough. During the Sandusky expedition, the British kept inciting the Indians into scalping and burning attacks against the settlers of eastern Ohio and western Pa. This company joined Col. Wm. Crawford's attempts to put down these indians. In 1782, Crawford led a combined force of Virginians and Pennsylvanians in an attack on Mingo Indians and Delaware Indians along the Sandusky River. Crawford and his men fought off the natives and their British allies at the Battle of the Olentangy on June 6, 1782, but the following day the American forces were divided and Crawford and a number of his men were captured. The natives tortured and killed Crawford.
 
Jacob HOUGH and his sons were successful in farming, milling, and distilling. To market what they were able to grow, they found it advantageous to convert their corn to whiskey. This caused conflict with authorities, and Jacob and his sons were involved in the Whiskey Rebellion. By family tradition, there were nine children, but only eight were mentioned in the Jacob Hough will:


 
Looking at a map of South Huntingdon Twp. Westmoreland,PA published in 1873, in An Atlas of Westmoreland County, we find :

 
D. Hough, two dwellings near town of Port Royal on the Youghiogheny between Smithton and West Newton; P. Hough occupying 122 acres a mile or two to the east of Port Royal; a mile and a half to the south of the 122 acres a group of homes/bldgs. labeled W. Hough (2), Wm. Hough, M.Hough (2), and Mrs. Hough;
 
in the town of Jacob's Creek on the Yough a dwelling labeled W. Hough ; on a small creek leading into Jacobs Creek a mile to the southeast from the town of Jacob's Creek labeled J. Hough a sawmill and gristmill; a single building labeled J.Hough in the center south of the Township ; and finally on the border between South and East Huntingdon a piece labeled 25 and J.Hough.
 
(email from Allen McCrady - 11/2004)

 


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Port Royal and Jacobs Creek

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Will Abstracts Westmoreland County,Will Book 1

 
Jacob Hough of East Huntington Twp. "Sick and weak", Wife,,Sharlota, Sons: Jacob,John,Paul,David,Peter,Joseph,and Salomon,Daugther:Eva Snider,Executors:sons,Jacob and Paul.Witnesses: Nicholas Swope and David (X) Weaver. Will dated -- --- ----; proved 19 Mar 1803. Testator signed with his mark. (page 176)


Orphans Court Abstracts Westmoreland County,Docket A

 
22 Sept 1806,Jacob Hough and Paul Hough,exectors of the estate of Jacob Hough dec'd exhibited their account. Personal estate: $962,91.Disbursments,including $30 as allowance to the executors for their trouble and expense,are $307.41. Balance after deducting $1.75 ( cost of entry,Copy,and Certificate) is $653,75 to be distributed to the will of the deceased. (page 202)
(Sources: - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jacob Hough

Jacob - settled on a nearby farm to his father's.
ii.  John Hough

John - also settled on a nearby farm to his father's.
iii.  Paul Hough was born on 16 Nov 1771 in Jacobs Creek, Pa.
Paul married Catherine Wygle. Catherine was born on 11 Jan 1779 in Holland. She died on 16 Dec 1862 and was buried in Zion Cemetery . (Sources: - 6)

Paul - also settled on a nearby farm to his father's, on Jacob's Creek at Paul's Run.
iv.  David Hough was born on 27 Feb 1774 in Jacobs Creek, Pa and died on 3 Mar 1858 . See #2. below.
v.  Joseph Hough was born on 29 Mar 1780 in Westmoreland Co., PA and died on 7 Dec 1846 in South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA and was buried in Hoffman Cemetery - Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania . See #3. below.
vi.  Eva Hough was born on 6 Nov 1781 and died on 30 Nov 1870 and was buried in East Salem Churchyard .
Eva married Nicholas Snyder. Nicholas was born on 27 Mar 1777. He died on 13 Jul 1859 and was buried in East Salem Churchyard .

Nicholas - - they lived in Rostraver Twp. on the home place about a mile from East Salem Churchyard where they are buried.

Eva - East Salem Churchyard is in Westmoreland County, PA, just north of the border with Fayette County. It's very small. There isn't a church there anymore. (email from Susan Benson March 2005)
vii.  Peter Hough was born on 2 Nov 1784 and died on 7 Jul 1845 . See #4. below.
viii.  Soloman Hough was born on 14 Oct 1787 in Westmoreland Co., PA and died after 1845 in Westmoreland Co., PA . See #5. below.
ix.  Abraham Hough

Abraham - was not mentioned in Jacob Hough's will. He died young.
Image of Hough Family Crest

Hough Family Crest


from Hough Genealogy by Elmer Hough.
----- Second Generation -----
2. David Hough - was born on 27 Feb 1774 in Jacobs Creek, Pa and died on 3 Mar 1858 . He was the son of Jacob Hough and Charlote Smith.
David married Barbaretta O'Rally in 1795. Barbaretta was born in 1779 in So. Huntingdon Twp, Westmoreland Co;, Pa.. She died on 11 Oct 1841 in Fayette Co., Pa. . (Sources: - 3 (pg 55) - 6)

David - moved to Fayette Co. when their oldest child was 9. (Sources: - 3 (p 55) )
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Abraham Hough was born on 10 Apr 1803 and died on 29 Feb 1872 .
Abraham married Catherine Waltz in 1831. Catherine was born on 19 Oct 1813 in Waltz's Mill, near West Newton, Pa.. She was the daughter of Jacob Waltz. She died on 31 Oct 1882 in Gillespie, Pa. . (Sources: - 3 - 6)
ii.  Paul Hough was born on 4 Aug 1809 in Fayette City, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania and died on 5 Apr 1880 and was buried in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., Pa. . See #6. below.
3. Joseph Hough - was born on 29 Mar 1780 in Westmoreland Co., PA and died on 7 Dec 1846 in South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA and was buried in Hoffman Cemetery - Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania . He was the son of Jacob Hough and Charlote Smith.
Joseph married Magdalena Waltz about 1802. Magdalena was born on 18 Apr 1781 in Waltz Mills, Fayette Co., PA. She was the daughter of Daniel Waltz and Elizabeth Kramer. She died on 1 Jan 1842 in South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA. and was buried in Hoffman Cemetery, near Smithton, Westmoreland County, PA . (Sources: - 7)
  Then Joseph married Nancy Finley. Nancy was born on 31 Oct 1799 in South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA.. She was the daughter of Andrew Finley and Jane Jack. She died on 9 Dec 1871 in Westmoreland Co., PA and was buried in Sewickley Church Cmty near West newton, Pa. .

Nancy - When Nancy Finley married Joseph Hough she was a widow. Her first husband was William Bell. Nancy Finley and William Bell are the parents of David Hough's (b: 1821) first wife, Nancy Bell. Apparently she raised her daughter's and son in laws children after her daughter Nancy died.
 
She was born in a log house, which later became the residence of Henry Sherbondy. The old house was taken down in 1934. Henry still owned the farm in 1935.

Census: 1850 Westmoreland Co., PA p 8
name age occupation born in
Nancy Hough 48   Pa
Wm Ledd Bell 23 None Pa
Mary Bell 16   Pa
Josephine Hough 3   Pa
Wm Greer(?) 10   Pa
John Greer 8   Pa
Lydia Greer 6?   Pa
William Pollock 19 Millright Pa
Lewis Breneman 15    


Census: 1860 Westmoreland Co., PA, p. 1231
Name age    
Hough, Nancy 58    
Bell, William 30    
Hough, Theodore B. 16    
Hough, Josephine B. 13    
Hough, William B. 10    

 
(In the 1860 Census, William Bell is Nancy Finley's son by her first husband. Theodore and William B are her grandchildren) (Sources: - 6)

Joseph - was a pioneer not only in the cummunity but also in education. He ggave the land for the first schoolhouse in the community and had it built. He also built and operated a flout mill, a carding mill, a distilery, a sawmill and a boatyard on his large farm at the mouth of Jacob;s Creek.

Hoffman Cemetery

 
Hoffman Cemetery is just outside of Smithton, it sets on a small hill that overlooks a valley where field are planted with crops. It is a beautiful site. The meeting house sits close to the edge of the hill that overlook the road. There is a road that goes into it that makes a U around the building. You enter by the left side, and to your left are the recent graves, in the middle are recent ones and old ones. To the right of the U are a couple new ones and a lot of old ones.
 
Magdalena, wife of Jos. Hough, died 1 Jan 1842 age 60 years 8 months 13 days
 
Joseph Hough, 7 Dec 1846, aged 66 years 8 months 8 days
 
(Contributed by Dee Turek Bryner)



 
Joseph Hough of South Huntingdon Twp. Letters granted 12 Dec 1846 to Daniel Hough and Jocob Hough. Bond: $2,000. Sureties: David Bennett and Joseph Bennett.

 
(Source: Will Abstracts, Will Book 3, Westmoreland Co., Pa., p.47.)
(Sources: - 7 - 1 - 3 - 8)
Children with Magdalena Waltz (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Daniel Hough was born about 1803 in Pa and died in 1881 and was buried in Tipton, Mo. . See #7. below.
ii.  Sarah H Hough was born on 9 Feb 1805 and died on 27 Jan 1885 . See #8. below.
iii.  Capt. John Hough was born on 22 Oct 1806 and died on 29 Mar 1879 .

Capt. John - was a river Captain and is buried with an elaborate marker at Bealsville, Washington Co., Pa..
 
"Capt. John at the age of 70 (?), one day, talking of marriage with the community preacher, without any announced purpose, suddenly saddled his finest ridng horse and rode away. ahe reined his horse by the roadside where Julia was working in her garden and without dismounting, courtship or any preliminaries proposed marriage and Julia without any frills or great surprise accepted and the preaher was pressed into service." (Hough Genealogy - Elmer Hough)
 
Julia A. Hough was born in 1830 and died in 1913.

Census: 1860 East Bethlehem, Washington, PA
John Hough 54 born in Pa  
Julia Hough 28 Born in Pa  
Elnore Hough 7 Born in Pa  
iv.  Maria Hough was born on 24 May 1808 and died on 26 May 1887 .
Maria married Hugh Ryan. Hugh was born on 21 Mar 1817. He died on 21 Mar 1879 .

Hugh - owned and operated the Chaintown mill on Jacob's Creek
v.  Soloman Hough was buried in Hoffman Cemetery, near Smithton, Westmoreland County, PA .
Soloman married Mary Rhodes. She was buried in Hoffman Cemetery, near Smithton, Westmoreland County, PA .

Soloman - had a Mill on Jacob's Creek. (Sources: - 3)
vi.  Joseph Hough was born on 28 Nov 1812 in Pa and died on 7 Dec 1846 in So. Huntington, Westmoreland Co., Pa and was buried in Hoffman Cemetery, near Smithton, Westmoreland County, PA .
Joseph married Margaret Forsythe. Margaret was born on 7 May 1817.

Margaret - secured te rest of the settlement on Jacob's Creek. (Sources: - 9) (Sources: - 3)
vii.  Jacob Hough was born in 1815 in Pa.
Jacob married Eliza Schmidt. She is the daughter of Jacob Schmidt.

Eliza - - her sister Anna Mararetta was the mother of H. J. Heinz, founder of H. J. Heinz Co.

Jacob - - "when a boy he carved his name and date on a beech tree on the bank of Jacob's Creek near the mouth of Barren Run. Prof. Oliver Perry Hedsger, when a boy, some 60 years later, made a kodak picture of the carving and mailed it to Joseph". (Hough Genealogy) (Sources: - 3)
viii.  Charlotte Hough was born on 29 Mar 1817 and died on 12 Jun 1877 .
Charlotte married James E. Potter. James was born on 11 Sep 1825. He died on 18 May 1859 .

James - headed the J. E. Potter Company running a general store in which Solomon Hough was a stockholder in the 1850's in Port Royal, Pa.
 
Was living with Henry Miller in the 1850 census, Westmoreland Co., Pa., next door to Charlotte Hough. (Sources: - 3)

Charlotte - was living with Paul and May Hough in the 1850 Census - Westmoreland Co., Pa.
ix.  David Hough was born on 15 Apr 1821 in South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA and died on 9 Apr 1895 in Ligonier, Ind. and was buried in Oak Park Cmty. . See #9. below.
x.  Paul Hough was born on 11 May 1823 in Pa and died on 3 Jan 1890 .
Paul married Mary Smith. Mary was born on 2 Jun 1825. She died on 21 Apr 1904 .

Paul - lived in Brownsville, Pa. (Sources: - 3 - 10)
Children with Nancy Finley (Quick Family Chart)
xi.  Josephine B Hough was born about 1847.

Josephine - was living with her grandmother, Nancy Finley Bell Hough in 1850 Census, but Nancy was probably too old to have been her mother. Charlotte was not married in 1847 or 1850, so it is possible, but not proven, that Josephine was her daughter prior to her marriage.
 
Here is another theory from an email from Denise (Hough) Gresh in Jan 2007: "I would like to point out one thing. Josephine Hough was the daughter of Joseph Hough and Nancy Bell, and not a granddaughter of Nancy Bell Hough. After Joseph's death, several of his children filed a 'Petition to Partition' in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Josephine was listed as an infant daughter of Joseph Hough by his widow Nancy. "
4. Peter Hough - was born on 2 Nov 1784 and died on 7 Jul 1845 . He was the son of Jacob Hough and Charlote Smith.
Peter married Catherine Smith in 1820 in Westmoreland Co., PA. Catherine was born on 15 Mar 1793. (Sources: - 4)
  Then Peter married Eve Auble about 1804. (Sources: - 5)

Peter - assisted his brother David in the building and operation of the Mills in Fayette Co., Pa.
Children with Catherine Smith (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Kezia Hough was born on 13 Nov 1822. (Sources: - 10)
ii.  Sara Hough was born on 16 May 1824. (Sources: - 10)
iii.  Levina Hough was born on 11 Mar 1826. (Sources: - 10)
Children with Eve Auble (Quick Family Chart)
iv.  Daniel Hough was born in 1806.
v.  Joseph W. Hough was born in 1809.
vi.  Josephm Hough was born in 1812.
5. Soloman Hough - also known as: Big Sol - was born on 14 Oct 1787 in Westmoreland Co., PA and died after 1845 in Westmoreland Co., PA . He was the son of Jacob Hough and Charlote Smith.
Soloman married Susannah Rhodes.

Soloman - married a daughter of Henry Rhodes, whom he met at Smithtton while assisting his brother Joseph in building and operating mills near the mouth of Jacob's Creek. (Sources: - 3 - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Lusinda Hough was born on 28 Feb 1825. (Sources: - 10)
----- Third Generation -----
6. Paul Hough - was born on 4 Aug 1809 in Fayette City, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania and died on 5 Apr 1880 and was buried in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., Pa. . He was the son of David Hough and Barbaretta O'Rally.
Paul married Martha Cook. Martha was born in 1811. She died in 1844 and was buried in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., Pa. .

Martha - was descended from Judge Edward Cook, generally known as "Colonel", who was holding court at Hannaston when it was burned by the Indians and was one of the most prominent men in Westmoreland's early history. (Sources: - 11 - 12)

Paul - was of Sewickley Township and later of West Newton. (Sources: - 3)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Barbaretta Hough died on 9 Mar 1906 and was buried in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., Pa. . See #10. below.
7. Daniel Hough - was born about 1803 in Pa and died in 1881 and was buried in Tipton, Mo. . He was the son of Joseph Hough and Magdalena Waltz.
Daniel married Ruth Stemm. Ruth was born on 7 Sep 1804. She died on 19 Mar 1836 .
  Then Daniel married Elizabeth Helper Wagner. (Sources: - 9)

Daniel - lived on a farm of 230 acres where he owned and operated a flour mill and distillery at Port Royal, Westmoreland Co., Pa. Moved with family and daughter Amanda (who married Alfred Vance) to Missouri in 1874 and lived on a farm of 375 acres in the southern part of Cooper County.

Census: 1880 Kelly, Cooper, Missouri
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born
Daniel HOUGH Self 77 PA Farmer PA PA
Elizabeth HOUGH Wife 52 PA K H. PA PA
Charles HOUGH Son 18 PA Laborer PA PA
Daniel WAGONER SSon 23 PA Laborer PA PA
Sadie WAGONER SDau 20 PA Laborer PA PA
Virginia WAGONER SDau 5 PA Laborer PA PA
John PRINCE SonL 21 MO Laborer MO MO
Agnes PRINCE Dau 16 PA At Home PA PA
Charles ADKINS Other 19 MO Laborer MO MO
Peater ADKINS Other 65 CAN Laborer CAN CAN
Joseph VANCE Nephew 15 ... Laborer PA PA
William VANCE Nephew 12 PA At School PA PA
Children with Ruth Stemm (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Seth Hough was born on 9 Mar 1826. (Sources: - 10)
ii.  Joseph Hough was born on 15 Oct 1827. (Sources: - 10)
iii.  Noah Hough was born on 28 Dec 1828. (Sources: - 10)
iv.  Polly Anne Hough was born on 25 Jan 1837. (Sources: - 10)
8. Sarah H Hough - was born on 9 Feb 1805 and died on 27 Jan 1885 . She was the daughter of Joseph Hough and Magdalena Waltz.
Sarah married David Bennett. David was born on 26 Oct 1801. He was the son of John Bennett. He died on 4 Feb 1864 .

David - was the grandson of George Bennett, a Revolutionary War soldier.

Census: 1860 South Huntington, Westmoreland, Pa.
name age occupation born in
David Bennett 59 Farmer Pa
Sarah Bennett 55   Pa
Joseph H. Bennett 18   Pa
Eva Ann Hough 17 Servant 17



 
David Pinkerton Bell born July 27, 1826 in the old log house above the Church where Bradys now live. William & Walter Bell with their families both lived in this old log house of two big rooms. David was named Pinkerton for a neighbor (no relation) who lived where Yukon nowis.Married Sarah Jane Bennett, daughter of David & Sarah Hough Bennett. Sarah Hough Bennett was the daughter of Joseph Hough who married Nancy Bell (nee Finley) widow of William Bell for his second wife. Both dead & buried with many of the children are buried in West Newton Cemetery.

 
(Josiah V. Thompson's journals volume 4, pp 40-41. - from HOUGH/FINLEY/BROCK/BOND/GUYNN/SHURTLEFF genealogy)


email from Michael Ritter - July 2008
Item number: 140246070665
Seller: antiquitas_1456
Based on my transcription of a photo posted by the seller:
David Bennett, b. 26 Oct 1801 - d. 4 Feb 1861
Sarah Hough Bennett, b. 9 Feb 1805 - d. 27 Jan 1885
Gershom Bennett & Fany sic Bishop m. 28 Oct 1794
Gershom Bennett & Elner sic Donnaldson m. 9 Mar 1815
George Bennett & Mary Smith m. 7 Jun 1821
Gershom Bennett, b. 7 Sep 1762 - d. 27 Jan 1828
Fanny Bishop, b. 29 Feb 1774 - d. 27 Jan 1814
Charity Bennett, b. 19 Apr 1796 - d. Jan 1821
George Bennett, b. 12 Jan 1798
Erston Bennett note written below says "should be Esther", b. 10 Dec 1799
David Bishop Bennett, b. 26 Oct 1801
Anne Bennett, b. 10 Oct 1803, m. Hutchinson
a note included: "George Bennett is our ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War. He was born in R. Hampten Township, Bucks Co, PA. 1739. died in Timicun township 21 Dec 1811. Charity Burrows his wife died 28 Feb 1820. Their son Gershom Bennett was born 1762...."
Ephren Bennett, b. 11 May 1806
Polly Bennett, b. 5 May 1808 - d. Aug 1808
Elner Donnaldson, b. 11 Sep 1771
(Sources: - 9)

Sarah - Resources: Bennet Family Bible
 


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Bennett Family Bible

(Click image to view full size) (Sources: - 13)
Children:
i.  Frances Ann Bennett was born on 11 Mar 1827 and died in 1881 and was buried in Sewickley Presbyterian Cmty. .
Frances married William T. N. Bell on 3 Sep 1850. William was born on 1 Dec 1817 in So. Huntingdon Twp, Westmoreland Co., Pa. He is the son of Walter Bell and Mary Polly Finley.

William -


 
William Bell, Mrs. Null's father, was of Scotch blood. He died on the old homestead, at Bells Mills, December 24, 1888. The family were of the Presbyterian faith. He served as sheriff of this county from 1862 to 1865. He was most generous and noted for his hospitality and was acquainted far and near.

 
His wife was the daughter of David and Sarah Bennett, born 1826, near Port Royal. David Bennett was the son of John Bennett, who emigrated from France. His wife was Sarah Hough, of German ancestry.
 
Their children were : 1. Charles McCully, educated at the High School and Seminary at Greensburg, graduating in the classical course in 1899. He studied for a lawyer and registered, but is now in the accounting department of the Keystone Coal and Coke Company. 2. Walter Bennett, attended the public schools of Greensburg and Leech's Business College of the same place, taking stenography and typewriting. When sixteen years of age he served as page two terms for Senator Robbins, in Washington D. C. For the past six years he has been associated with the American Sheet Steel an Tin Plate Company, located at Scottdale, Pa. 3. Eleanor attended the common schools of Westmoreland county and Darlington Seminary at West Chester, Pa. 4. Genevieve. 5. Millard Fillmore. 6. Galia Minota. 7. Henry Harrison.
 
From: Null Family - Westmoreland County Home Page
(Sources: - 14) (Sources: - 6)
ii.  Charlotte Bennett
iii.  Sarah Jane Bennett
Sarah married David Pinkerton Bell. David was born on 27 Jul 1826 in South Huntington, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA. He was the son of William Bell and Nancy Finley. He died on 9 Dec 1905 .

David -

Children:
Mary Florence Bell, born Sept 8, 1850 married Wm. L. Scholl.
Sarah Samantha Bell, married Albert McClain son of David McClain. She is dead & buried in West Newton Cem.
Margaret Jane Bell, married. Caleb Porter son of Elias Porter. She is dead & buried at Olive branch, the Baptist Church in Rostraver Tp. Porter was married before & is now living with his 3rd wife. She had no children.
Elmira Ann Bell, Died a young woman, but unmarried. Buried West Newton Cem.
Nancy Adaline Bell, married John Goslin of abt Brownsville. He was a glass cutter, is now dead. She lives in Belle Vernon & Mrs Scholl says she has their Father's Bible with record.
Samuel Sylvester Bell, Died unmarried. Buried West Newton Cem.
Charlotte Ellen Bell Called "Ella". Died unmarried when a young woman, was engaged. Buried in West Newton Cem.
Frances Idelia Bell, called "Ida" Married James F. Porter. Caleb's father Elias was brother of Peter whose son Elliott was father of James F. Both live at Los Angeles, Calif. Retired. Used to have store in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Emma Hunter Bell, Died when a little child. Buried at Sewickly Church being 1st of family to die.
Lulu Maud Bell, died a young woman, unmarried. Says all died of lung trouble which came thru their mother who was however a big stout woman. Buried West Newton Cem.
Cora Ethel Bell, married Ed? Budlong in California where she went for lung trouble. Live now at Seattle Wash.
David Bell, got shot when out hunting & bled to death. Struck with butt of gun at a squirrel he had shot & gun went off striking him in the glands & driving a silver dollar in his pocket into his flesh. He bled to death. He was unmarried. Accident happened in Iowa at Oskaloosa. Buried at West Newton Cem.
(Westmoreland County PA Archives History .....Family Record Of David Pinkerton Bell 1920)
9. David Hough - was born on 15 Apr 1821 in South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA and died on 9 Apr 1895 in Ligonier, Ind. and was buried in Oak Park Cmty. . He was the son of Joseph Hough and Magdalena Waltz.
David married Nancy Bell in 1842/1848. Nancy was born on 4 Sep 1824 in South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA.. She was the daughter of William Bell and Nancy Finley. She died on 8 Aug 1850 and was buried in Sewickly Church Cemetery, Westmoreland Co., Pa .

Nancy - after she died, her children were raised by her mother, Nancy. (Sources: - 15)
  Then David married Amanda Guffey. Amanda was born on 22 Jul 1832 in Penn.. She was the daughter of Benjamin Guffey. She died on 31 Mar 1902 in Ligonier, Ind. and was buried in Oak Park Cmty. .

David - occupation: Farmer - Parents were of German extraction. In 1864 moved with wife and family to a farm near Ligonier, Ind. Served as sheriff in Albion, Ind. for four years. The Fort Wayne Township records report that "In May 1880, ex-sheriff David Hough and A. C. Hardenbrook, of Ligonier, left the county for Leadville, Colorado on a prospecting tour."
 
Joseph Hough and Magdalena are listed as his parents in the Hoffman's Hope Lutheran Church records.

Census: 1850 West Newton, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania p 276
name age occupation born in
David Hough 27   Pa
Nancy Hough 25   Pa
Brenton Hough 7   Pa
Joseph Hough 5   Pa
William Hough 2   Pa

 
After his first wife died, their children went to live with her mother - Nancy Finley Bell Hough. William Bell was Nancy Finley's son with he first husband..

Census: 1860 census PA, Westmoreland Co., PA, p. 1231
Hough, Nancy 58    
Bell, William 30    
Hough, Theodore B. 16    
Hough, Josephine B. 13    
Hough, William B. 10    

 
David was living with his new wife, Amanda Guffy, and their children.

Census: 1860 Elizabeth, Allegheny, Pennsylvania page 342
name age occupation born in
David Hough 39 Farmer Pa
Amanda Hough 27   Pa
Benjamin Hough 3 Pa  
Margaret Hough 4/12 pa  
Samuel Sloan 20   Pa

 


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Write up in Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana

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Counties of Lagrange and Noble" - 1882

 
DAVID HOUGH, farmer, was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., and was brought up on his father's farm. He remained in Pennsylvania, farming in Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties for himself until 1864. In this year he came to Indiana, locating in this township, where he still resides. In 1852, he was married to Miss Amanda Guffey, or Westmoreland County, Penn. They have four children - Mary Wade (who resides in Ligonier), Benjamin, Margaret and Andrew. Mr. Hough owns eighty acres of well-improved farming land situated in Section 19, and is one of the prominent and practical farmers in Perry Township. From 1871 to 1875 he filled the office of County Sheriff and creditably discharged the duties assigned to him. (page 339)
 
Prominent members of the Democratic Party of the county were conferred wit, and an arrangement agreed upon early in 1866, by which the first issue of the "National Banner" appeared on 3d f May of the same year. The most active promoters of the project were ... David Hough ... and others. (page 80)


1880 Census - Perry, Noble Co., Indiana
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
David Hough self 59 PA Farmer PA PA  
Amanda Hough Dau? 50   Keeping House PA PA  
Benjamin Hough son 23 PA Farm Hand      
Margaret Hough dau 20 PA        
Andrew O. P Hough son 16 PA Farm Hand      


Death of David Hough - Ligonier Banner - Apr 11, 1895

 
"An old and Respected Citizen Responds to the Dread Summons - An Eventful life Ends at the Age of 74. - A Large Circle of Friends"
 
On last Friday the fiends of David Hough were apprised of his serious illness, he having been stricken during the day with hemorrhage of the bladder, brought on by overexertion and a condition of that organ that has been a source of great trouble to Mr. Hough for years. It was hoped that the trouble would be overcome by medical aid and Dr. Knepper was called in at an early hour. Some relief was afforded, but on Saturday the conditions were such that Dr. Mitchell was called into the case and these two doctors did all in their power to relieve the sufferer of the large blood clot that had formed in the bladder. On Sunday it became apparent that the only hope was in heroic measures. Dr. Latta of Goshen was sent for and at nearly midnight on Sunday an operation was performed. The relief was only temporary, however, as the unfortunate sufferer never rallied but slowly sank into sleep that knows no waking.
 
David Hough was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1821 and at the time of his death was aged 73 years, 11 months and 24 days. His parents were of German extraction and highly respected. His early life was spent upon a farm, but it was the expressed desire of his father, who was a devout Christian, that David should prepare himself for the ministry. Realizing that his advantages for preparation were not sufficient but David followed his natural instincts and gave his whole attention to agricultural pursuits. When a mere lad, however, he became imbued with an ever growing interest in matters political and he continued an earnest party worker throughout his life. He was a staunch Democrat of the Jacksonian stripe, firm in the principals of his party and ever ready to fight its battles.
 
in 1864, with his wife and chidlren, he took up his residence on the farm near this city where he continuously resided with the exception of the four years at Albion where he served his county in an official capacity. Soon after taking up his residence here he came into notice as a man of more than ordinary ability and at once took an active part in public affairs. In 1870 the democratic county convention which met at Albion in August was the scene of a wam contest for the nomination for sheriff, the candidates being Sameul M. Foster, Clark Scott, William M. Barney, Hiram H. Young and David Hough. At the close of the fifth ballot David Hough was declared nominated, the vote standing Hough 114, Scott 97. The repbulican convention had already placed in nomination Capt. W. N. Vorhis and te fight was at once begun. The campaign was entered into by Mr. Hough with an aggressiveness which took the breath away from those who watched his course, and notwithstanding the fact that the party had been in the minority for years he won by a majority of 61 votes. For the second term, he was nominated without opposition an defeated his opponent, Christofer C. Browland of Kendallville, by only 43 votes.
 
David Hough was a most acceptable and obliging public official; but his absolute honesty and ever watching care of the public weal made him enemies in his own party who manifested their strength in the last contest. It was by his popularity in this township and at Albion that he was able to pull thourgh in his last contest, and to the writer he many times expressed himself regarding the value of strong friendships and wide acqaintance in politics as well as in other walks of life.
 
In 1876 he was again the candidate of his party having been selected to lead a forlorn hope as the competitor of Hon J. C. Zimmerman, who had been nominated by the Republicans for joint representative for Noble and elkhart counties. The canvass was made and the election resulted in his defeat by a small majority. he had, however, run ahead of his ticket.
 
In 1889 the the legislature selectd Mr. Houg as one of the members of the board of rustees of the Norther ospital for te insane of Logansport. In the allotment of time he was given the two years term t was not re-elected in 1892 for a term of 4 years and was about to close his official term when the legislated out by the general assembly.
 
Two years ago he acted as chairman of the county central commitee of the party and like all places that he had filled he brought to it tact and talent that made a strong combination and wo a good victory. He was ever watchful of details and at all times awake to the importance of the little things that enter into the makeup of life. He had the confidence of everyone in his own party and the respect of his opponents. He had the friendship of all men with whom he had associated and the esteem of all who knew him by reputation. He was a good friend and ever ready to condone the offenses of an enemy. He never gave advice unless solicited and when given it was always after careful consideration. He was in many respects a quaint character moulded along the lines of the old school gentleman; courteous and kind, and always friendly and pen hearted; ever careful and circumspect; the tires of friendship once formed they were never broken. The death of David hough will be sadly fet bh all who knew him only to admire and respect him.
 
A wife and four children -- Mrs. Edward Wade, Mrs. Jacob Beckner, Ben G. Hough, and Andrew Hough -- survive him.
 
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The above is a brief yet comprehensive resume of the career of a man whose name had become a household word to the people of Noble county.
 
To have imtimately known David Hough was to have known a man of rare qualities of mind and heart. He was much more than an ordinary individual.
(Sources: - 7 - 10)
Children with Nancy Bell (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Theodore Benton Hough was born on 5 Sep 1843 in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., PA..

Theodore - He moved to bef. 1870, Corwin Twp., Logan Co., Illinois. He is found him in 1870 census living with the James Powers family. (Sources: - 7)
ii.  Joseph Hough was born on 9 Sep 1845 in Pennsylvania and died on 24 Jul 1859 and was buried in Sewickley Church, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania . (Sources: - 15)
iii.  William B Hough was born on 20 May 1848 in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., PA. and died on 7 Oct 1868 . (Sources: - 7)
Children with Amanda Guffey (Quick Family Chart)
iv.  Polly R. Hough was born Oct 1853 in Penn..
Polly married Edward Wade. Edward was born in 1850/1851 in Ohio.

Edward -

Census: 1880 Perry, Noble, Indiana
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
Edward WADE Self 29 OH Laborer OH OH  
Mary WADE Wife 26 PA Keeping House PA PA  
Norman E. WADE Son 3 IN   OH PA
Minnie I. WADE Dau 1 IN   OH PA


Polly -

Census: 1900 Perry Twp, Noble Co., Indiana
Mrs. Edward Wade head Oct 1853 46 Wd Indiana Penn Penn Washing Woman
Norman Wade son Apr 1877 23 S Indiana Ohio Penn section Laborer RR
Winnie I. Wade daughter Nov 1878 21 S Indiana Ohio Penn  
Andrew WH Wade son Aug 1880 19 S Indiana Ohio Penn Carriage Painter
Wesley O. Wade son Fen 1882 18 S Indiana Ohio Penn Day Laborer
Alvin R. Wade son Mar 1883 17 S Indiana Ohio Penn runner - carriage factory
Grover W. Wade son Jun 1891 9 S Indiana Ohio Penn at school
Melvin D. Wade son Jan 1891 9 S Indiana Ohio Penn at school
Francis T. Wade daughter Dec 1895 4S Indiana Ohio Penn at school  
v.  Benjamin G. Hough was born Apr 1857 in Penn. and died in 1932 in Ligonier, Ind. and was buried in Oak Park, Ligonier, Ind. . See #11. below.
vi.  Andrew O. Hough was born Mar 1862 in Penn. and died in 1938 and was buried in Oak Park, Ligonier, Ind. . See #12. below.
vii.  Margaret Hough was born Feb 1863 in Penn..
Margaret married Jacob W Becker on 11 Nov 1886. Jacob was born Oct 1861. He is the son of Eli Becker and Eliza Slabaugh.

Jacob -

Census: 1900 Noble Co., Indiana
name relation born in age marital status born in father born mother born occupation
Jacob W. Beckner head Oct 1861 38 m-13 Indiana Indiana Ohio Farmer
Maggie J. Beckner wife Feb 1863 37 m-12 Pa Pa Pa  
Eli H. Beckner son June 1887 12 S Indiana Indiana Pa at school
(Sources: - 16)

Margaret - Married a Mr. Wade and was living in Ligonier in 1882.
----- Fourth Generation -----
10. Barbaretta Hough - died on 9 Mar 1906 and was buried in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., Pa. . She was the daughter of Paul Hough and Martha Cook.
Barbaretta married John Guffey. John was born on 17 Mar 1833 in Near Madison, Westmoreland Co', Pa.. He was the son of Alexander Guffey and Jane Cambell. He died in 1900 in Westmoreland Co., Pa. and was buried in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., Pa. .

John - was Democratic State Chairman of Pennsylvania for a long time. (Sources: - 3 - 17) (Sources: - 3)
Children:
i.  Joseph Guffey

Joseph - was elected to the U. S. Senate, from Pa., in 1934 and was said to have been the first Democratic State Senator from Pa. in the past 60 years. (Sources: - 3)
11. Benjamin G. Hough - was born Apr 1857 in Penn. and died in 1932 in Ligonier, Ind. and was buried in Oak Park, Ligonier, Ind. . He was the son of David Hough and Amanda Guffey.
Benjamin married Amelia Jane Seelye on 22 Jun 1883 in Noble Co., Ind.. Amelia was born on 9 Nov 1854 in Indiana. She was the daughter of George Washington Seelye and Letitia Ann Bethel. She died on 8 May 1938 in Noble Co., Ind. and was buried in Wolfe Lake Cmty. .

Amelia - In 1880 was living with her mother Letitia and step-father Wm. Richmond.

Benjamin -

Census: 1900 Ligonier, Noble Co., Indiana
name relation born in marital status born in father born mother born occupatin
Benjamin G. Hough Head Apr 1857 43 m-16 Penn:Penn Penn Day Laborer
Amelia Hough wife Nov 1855 44 m-16 Indiana Vermont Ohio
Kittie Hough Daughter Mar 1884 16 S Indiana Penn Indiana
Mabel Hough daughter Aug 1886 13 S Indiana Penn Indiana
Seelye Hough Daughter Aug 1888 11 S Indiana Penn Indiana
Anna Hough Daughter Mar 1892 S Indiana Penn Indiana  
David Hough son May 1894 6 S Indiana Penn Indiana

 
Was a Street Car operator, living at 617 Eugene Stret in Indianpolis in 1921.

Pint of "White Mule" spoils Christmas Plans

 
Plans for what promised to be a pleasant Christmas for the family of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith of Bargersville, Ind. were marred by an accident, a pint bottle of "white mule" and the police yesterday. Their automobile, laden with toys and other Christmas presents, crashed into a Stock Yards street car, operated by Benjamin Hough, 617 Eugene street, motorman. Mrs. Smith suffered a slight cut on the right hand. Motor Policemen Harms and Owens declared that they found a bottle of "mule" in the automobile. Smith was taken to police headquarters, charged with operating a blind tiger and with driving an automobile while under the influence of liquor. (Note: A "blind tiger" is a place where alcholic beverages are sold illegally - a speakeasy - after the early custom of exhibiting animal curosities in speakeasies.) He was held by the police for appearance tomorrow in City court. (The Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis, Indiana - 1921 December 18)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Kittie Hough was born Mar 1884 and died in 1904 and was buried in Oak Park, Ligonier, Ind. .
ii.  Mabel B Hough was born on 14 Aug 1886 in Indiana and died May 1981 in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana .
Mabel married John C Rockstroh. John was born in 1882/1883 in Indiana.

Mabel - - according to her neice, Ruth, she and John did not have any children.

Census: 1930 Indianapolis, Ind - 308 East Southern Avenue
name relation age marital status born in father born mother born occupation
John C. Rockstroh head 47 m 24 Indiana Germany Germany Manager - furniture store
Mabel B. Rockstroh wife 43   Indiana Indiana Indiana none
(Sources: - 18 (SSN: 312-22-1008) )
iii.  Seelye Amanda Hough was born on 20 Aug 1888 in Noble Co., Indiana and died on 17 Nov 1964 in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill Cmty - sec 78 lot 192 .
Seelye married Francis Eugene Bibbins Jr. on 8 Jun 1910 in Indianapolis, Ind. Francis was born on 28 Sep 1883 in Beloit, Wisc. He was the son of Francis Eugene Bibbins Sr and Mary O'Holloran. He died on 8 Dec 1951 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried on 12 Dec 1951 in Crown Hill Cmty - sec 78 lot 192.

Seelye -

BIBBINS

 
Mrs. Seelye A. Bibbins, 8515 N. Penn., mother of Mr. Eugene B. Bibbins and Mrs. Albert Hart, sister of Mr. David Hough and Mrs. Mabel Rockstroh, grandmother of 4, passed away Tuesday. Funeral Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock, Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary. Friends invited.

See Bibbins family for children.
iv.  Anna Hough was born Mar 1892.
v.  David Hough was born on 4 May 1894 in Michigan City, In.
David married Thelma Frye. She is the daughter of John A. Frye.

David - Was a living in 1964 when his sister Seelye passed away.
 


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Census: 1930 Akron, Summit, Ohio
name relation age marital status boen in father born mother born occupation
John A. Frye head 52 age 24 Ohio Ohio Ohio Steam shovel Engineer
Addie B. Frye wife 46 m age 18 Ohio Ohio Ohio  
David B. Hough son-on-law 34 M age 32 Indiana Indiana Indiana Rubber Salesman
Thelma G. Frye daughter 22 M age 20 Ohio Ohio Ohio  


David B. Hough, 94, passed away March 24. 1989

 
He was born in Michigan City, Ind., and lived his life in the Akron area. An Army veteran of World War 1, he was a member of Joppa Masonic Lodge 666F & AM, president of Akron House and Factory Cleaning Co.
 
Mr. Hough is survived by wife, Thelma G.; son and daughter-in-law, David B. and Nanci of Croton Falls, N. Y.; daughter, Beverly Sloan of Vernon Hills, Ill; daughter and son-in-law, Ardys and Kent H. Dodge of Summit, NJ; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 
Prive graveside services will be held at 130 p. m. Tuesday, at Rose Hill Burial Park, with Rev. George E. Ross, officating. There are no calling hours. (Billow Fairlawn Chapel, 867-4141)
(Sources: - 7)
12. Andrew O. Hough - was born Mar 1862 in Penn. and died in 1938 and was buried in Oak Park, Ligonier, Ind. . He was the son of David Hough and Amanda Guffey.
Andrew married Lillian B. White on 8 Aug 1897 in Noble Co., Ind.. Lillian was born in 1876. She died in 1943 and was buried in Oak Park, Ligonier, Ind. .

Andrew - occupation: Farmer -

Census: 1900 Perry Twp, Noble Co., Indiana
Name relation born age mar status born father born mother born occupation
Andrew O. Hough head Mar 1863? 39 md 3 Penn Penn Penn Farmer
Liliian B. Hough wife Jan 1877 23 md 3 Ind Penn Penn  
William R. Hough son June 1898 1 s Indiana Penn Indiana  
Joseph Hough son Jan 1900 4/12 s Indiana Indiana Indiana  
Amanda Hough mother Jul7 1832 67 wd Penn Penn   Penn
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William R. Hough was born Jun 1898 in Ligonier, Ind..
ii.  Milton Hough was born about 1900 in Ligonier, Ind..
iii.  Joseph Hough was born Jan 1900 in Ligonier, Ind..
iv.  Irma Hough was born about 1905 in Ligonier, Ind..
v.  Thelma Hough was born about 1908 in Ligonier, Ind..
Sources:
1 The Weiler-Ebersole Family Tree David E Weiler Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=weilertree&id=I5231
2 Ohio History Central Ohio Historical Society Web: http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/ohc/history/h_indian/people/crawfordw.shtml (view detail...)
3 Hough Genealogy Elmer Hough 1936 Rutland, VT (view detail...)
4 My Family Ties Jamie Simcox Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=senorasimcox&id=I01362
5 email from Allen. McCrady and Jamie Simcox Allen D. McCrady and Jamie Simcox Nov 2004 (view detail...)
6 The Boyd family Boyd, Scott Lee Santa Barbara, Calif.. S.L. Boyd. 1988. (view detail...)
7 Nancy Byrd emails Nancy P. Byrd July 2004 (view detail...)
8 The Buchanan Family Database Tom Buchanan Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tom_buchanan&id=I5132
9 HOUGH/FINLEY/BROCK/BOND/GUYNN/SHURTLEFF Judy McGrew Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jmac&id=I748 (view detail...)
10 Hope Lutheran Church parish records 1782-1915 Paul Miller Ruff Baltzer Meyer Historical Society, Greensburg PA - 1993 (view detail...)
11 History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Boucher, John N.. New York. Lewis Pub. Co.. 1906. (view detail...)
12 West Newton Cemetery, Westmoreland Co., Pa. Fischer, Della Reagan McKeesport, Pa..1975.
13 Bennett Family Bible (view detail...)
14 Null Family Westmoreland County Home Page Web: http://www.pa-roots.com/~westmoreland/historyproject/vol2/nullfamily.html
15 Finley, Finlay, Findley, Findlay Judy McGrew Web: http://www.gencircles.com/users/jaymac/4/data/11491
16 Noble County, Indiana, Genealogy Dan Bell Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pjc87guy&id=I66344
17 Tim Irwin Genealogy Tim Irwin Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2910925&id=I37086
18 Social Security Death Index

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