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Andrew Houliston

Male 1791 - 1871  (80 years)


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  • Name Andrew Houliston 
    Born 26 April 1791  Blainslie, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 June 1871  Oronoco, Olmsted, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried
    Headstone Andrew Holiston
    Headstone Andrew Holiston
    Birth Date: 1791
    Death Date: Jul 1871
    Cemetery: Oronoco
    Comments: SP. MARYLEES
    Section: 6 5 24
    (Courtesy of Lauri J. Hassinger)
    Holiston and McMaster headstones Oronoco Cemetery
    Holiston and McMaster headstones Oronoco Cemetery
    (Courtesy of Lauri J. Hassinger)
    Notes 
    • parents linkage is circumstantian largely based on Andrew & Mary Lees' children:
      1st son: William
      2 daughter: Helen
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      http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/ROX/Melrose/blainslie.html
      Blainslie
      "BLAINSLEE, a village in the north-east extremity of the parish of Melrose, Roxburghshire. It stands on the right bank of the Leader, 3 miles south-south-east of Lauder, on the road thence to St Boswells." from the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson, 1868.
      History
      The History of Blainslie, Roxburghshire by Colonel W.H. Oliver, published at Blainslie in 1981, ISBN 0950635405.
      Occupations
      For information on farming life at Blainslie in the 16th century, see Mary Stewart's People.
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      Info from snippets of:
      Ancestors of our grandchildren and their cousins, 742-1977: A compilation of the European and colonial ancestry of Addison Buell Muzzy and his wife Harriet ... marriage : a family history with genealogy

      By Harriet R. Frische
      Published 1977
      Frische
      325 pages
      Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
      Digitized Jun 29, 2007

      snippets after searching for "Holiston Family"

      p255
      ... HOLISTON FAMILY
      Andrew Holiston, b. 26 Apr, 1791, d. 28 June 1871, m. 1813 to Mary
      (Lees), b. 1794. They left Bansley Parish of Melrose Co., Berrickshire,
      Scotland for Quebec in 1817. At some time they crossed the St. Lawrence

      p255
      II. HON. ANDREW THOMPSON, JR., b. 12 July 1832, Tyrone Co., Ire., d.
      30 Jan. 1911, Brownton, Minn. "Indian Fighter, Civil War Vet-
      eran, Member of the Minnesota Legislature and Leading Citizen."

      p255
      south. His discharge is dated July 1865. During the years of 1873,
      1875 and 1879 he served in the Minn. Legislature from Rice Co. In 1880
      Andrew purchased 240 a. of land in Collins Twp., McLeod Co. where the
      family lived and farmed until 1907 when they moved to Hutchinson. (1)

      p255
      ...
      Minn., 29 Jan 186?, d. 18 Feb 1931, dau. of James and Mary
      (Stephenson) Holiston. (See Holiston section below.)

      Andrew, Jr. came to Minn. with his parents, May 2, 1837, worked on
      the Rice Co. farm with his father until the outbreak of the Civil War.
      He enlisted 15 Aug. 1862 at Ft. Snelling, Company "G", Sixth Minn. In-
      [above probably referring to Andrew Jr. Thomson]

      CHILDREN OF ANDREW AND LAURA (HOLISTON) THOMPSON

      p255
      teacher, she m. Wesley C. Newcomb.
      2. Nancy Eva, b. 21 Mar. 1888, m. Henry Mergen, a farmer: they
      had 1 dau., Ruth.
      3. William Andrew, 1889 - 1896.
      4. SAMUEL HOLLISTON b. 25 June 1891, m. Irene Wheeler.

      p256
      ... m. Mary Stephenson, b. ?
      Feb. 1838, Erie Co., Pa,. d. 19 Mar. 1925, Collins, Minn., the dau. of
      Chester and Melissa (Lillie) Stephenson. James left N.Y. State for the
      west in 1855, settling in Ormstead Co., nr. Oronoco. He preempted land
      which he farmed for 12 years, then sold. They moved to McLeod Co. eventu-
      ally, buying land in Collins. James held the offices of Town Treasurer
      and Assessor; was a Democrat in politics. He helped organize the first

      p256
      CHILDREN OF JAMES AND MARY (STEPHENSON) HOLISTON
      1. Eva, b. 13 Aug. 1858, m. W. B. Knott, lived in Collins.
      2. Andrew, b. 17 Aug. 1859, d. Oct. 1867.
      3. Laura
      4. William, b. 20 Apr. 1863.
      5. Frances, b. 20 Feb. 1865, m. Beecher Cook. (2)

      III SAMUEL HOLLISTON THOMPSON, 25 June 1891, Collins Twp., Minn., d.
      23 Jul 1970 at 79 yrs. at Danville, Ill., home of his dau.,
      Phyllis Harris. He m. 25 Oct. 1920, Laurens, Ia. to IRENE BUR-

      p258
      2. Holiston Family Bible.
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      Info from Jason Holliston:
      Birth Date: April 26, 1791
      Birth Place: Blansley, Melrose, County Roxburgh, Scotland
      Death Date: Before 1860 [not true]
      Occupation: Farmer

      UNOFFICIAL !!
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      ANDREW HOULISTON
      Male
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      Event(s):
      Birth: 26 APR 1791 Blansley, Melrose, Roxburgh, Scotland

      Christening:
      Death: 28 JUN 1871
      Burial:
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      Messages:
      Form submitted by a member of the LDS Church. The form lists the submitter's name and address and may include source information. The address may be outdated. Details vary. To find the form, you must know the batch and sheet number.
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      Source Information:
      Batch Number: 7917690
      Sheet: 44
      Source Call No.: 1260560 Type: Film
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      Info from Mariah Allison Meisner:
      This was given to me by my grandmother, from a relative who had a family bible...
      Andrew Houliston b. 4-26-1791 in Blansly Parish, Melrose County, Berwick, Scotland
      m. 10-31-1813 to a Mary Lee (or Lees) b. 10-15-1794 in Lailpet Parish, Cranshaw, Berkshire, Scotland
      Andrew and Mary emigrated to Quebec landing June 1, 1817 and moving 3
      months later to NY. They changed their name to Holliston after arrival to
      America.
      Andrew and Mary had several children:
      William b. 8-30-1814 in Scotland d. 8-3-1894
      Matilda b. 11-22-1816 in Scotland
      Helen b. 5-24-1819 in New York
      Mary b. 8-13-1920
      Margaret b. 1-1-1823 (Aunt Maggie O'Dell)
      Andrew, Jr. b. 1-17-1826 d. 10-15-1867
      Alathea b. 3-25-1827 (Mother of Mary Wilson)
      Robert b. 11-22-1829
      Adaline b. 9-1830
      Lawrence b. 2-9-1830
      James b. 5-11-1834 d. 3-19-1925
      m. 9-9-1856 to a Mary Stephenson b. 2-3-1837 d. 3-19-1925
      (note: it shows that they both died on the same day...haven't found out why yet)
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      Info from Jason Holliston:
      Birth Date: October 15, 1794
      Birth Place: Kailplet, Cranshaws, County Berwick, Scotland
      Death Date: After 1860
      Spouse notes:
      According to the 1860 New York census records, we find Mary Lees
      Houliston living with Andrew O'Neill Jr. and his wife Adaline
      Houliston O'Neill on the O'Neill family farm in Lisbon, New York.
      She was then 66 years of age. Most likley she is buried in the private
      O'Neill Family Cemetery or the White Church Cemetery. No doubt her
      husband, Andrew Houliston, the patriarch of this Houliston family in
      America, had passed away by then. Mary Houliston is listed in the
      census as having no real estate, but good personal wealth. No doubt
      the money she reported was what she would have after the family farm
      had been sold and Andrew's estate settled.
      Children:
      William
      Matilda
      Helen
      Mary
      Margaret
      Andrew
      Alathea
      Robert
      Adaline
      James
      Lawrence
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      1850 USA census - Oswegatchie, Saint Lawrence, NY:
      William Holiston abt 1815 Scotland
      Sherman Holiston abt 1848 New York
      ...
      ... Andrew Holiston abt 1793 Scotland
      Mary Holiston abt 1794 Scotland
      Adeline Holiston abt 1834 New York
      James Holiston abt 1835 New York
      Samuel [Lawrence] Holiston abt 1836 New York
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      1860 USA census (26 Jul 1860) - Oswegatchie, Saint Lawrence, NY:
      Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Personal Estate Birthplace
      Wm Holliston 45 M Farmer 1800 1000 Scotland
      Mary Holliston 32 F New York
      Hellen Holliston 7 F New York (Attended school within year)
      William Holliston 4 M New York
      Mary Ann Holliston 2 F New York
      Sherman Holliston 12 M New York (Attended school within year)
      Andrew Holliston 70 M Farmer 1800 700 Scotland
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      1870 USA census (8 Jul 1870) - Oronoco, Olmsted, MN:
      Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Estate Personal Estate Birthplace Father/Mother of foreign birth Attended school
      John McMaster 41 M W Farmer 2000 330 Pennsylvania
      Lawrence McMaster 34 F W Keeping home New York Y Y
      Hecter McMaster 11 M W at school Minnesota Y (attended school)
      Althere McMaster 9 F W Minnesota Y (attended school)
      Mary McMaster 7 F W Minnesota Y (attended school)
      Margery McMaster 1 F W Minnesota
      Andrew Hallistan 79 M W Carpenter Scotland
      ...

      2 pages back is his grandson Sherman Hollister
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      Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index
      Name Birth Date Death Date Township County
      Marylees Holiston 15 Oct 1794 5 Dec 1866 Oronoco Olmsted
      Andrew Holiston 1791 Jul 1871 Oronoco Olmsted

      about Andrew Holiston
      Township: Oronoco
      County: Olmsted
      Name: Andrew Holiston
      Birth Date: 1791
      Death Date: Jul 1871
      Cemetery: Oronoco
      Comments: SP. MARYLEES
      Section: 6 5 24

      about Marylees Holiston
      Township: Oronoco
      County: Olmsted
      Name: Marylees Holiston
      Birth Date: 15 Oct 1794
      Death Date: 5 Dec 1866
      Cemetery: Oronoco
      Comments: SP. ANDREW. BORN IN SCOTLAND
      Section: 6 5 23
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    Person ID I2852  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 October 2007 

    Father William Houliston,   b. 1762,   d. 6 June 1847  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Helen Taylor (Tylar) 
    Family ID F261  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Lees,   b. 15 October 1794, Kailplet, Cranshaws, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 December 1866, Oronoco, Olmsted, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 31 October 1813  Channelkirk, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage record of HOULISTON, ANDREW to MARY LEE/FR478 in 1813 in CHANNELKIRK GRO ref 729/00 002*
      NB: date of 31st October is the date of the proclamation money paid - still to check closer
      (image on file - name is quite clearly Mary Lees i.e. the 'S' on the end of Lee)

      this additional info is NOT evident from the image
      Andrew Houliston married Mary Lee 31 October 1813, at Channelkirk.
      Andrew born 26 April 1791 at Blansley, Melrose, Roxburghshire.
      Mary Lees born 15 October 1794 at Kailplet, Cranshaws, Berwickshire.
    Children 
    +1. William Houliston,   b. 30 August 1814, Ugston (Oxton), Channelkirk, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 August 1894, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Matilda Houliston,   b. 22 November 1816, Ugston (Oxton), Channelkirk, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Helen Houliston,   b. 24 May 1819, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Mary Houliston,   b. 13 August 1820, near Ogdensburg, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Cleveland, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +5. Margaret (Maggie) Houliston,   b. 1 January 1823, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Andrew Houliston,   b. 17 January 1826, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 October 1867  (Age 41 years)
    +7. Alathea Houliston,   b. 25 March 1827, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Robert Houliston,   b. 22 November 1829, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Adaline Houliston,   b. 1830, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. James Houliston,   b. 11 May 1834, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 August 1904, McLeod, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +11. Lawrence Houliston,   b. 1836, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F732  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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