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George Houliston

Male about 1799 - 1849  (~ 50 years)

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  • Name George Houliston 
    Born about 1799  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died November 1849  Joliet, Will, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Arrived in 1834 by ship Barque Lady Hannah from Greenock, Scotland aged 35 as a labourer
      New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists
      New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
      Name: George Houlestone
      Arrival Date: May 29, 1834
      Age: 35
      Gender: M
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Port of Departure: Greenock
      Place of Origin: Scotland
      Occupation: Laborer
      Destination: United States
      Ship: Barque Lady Hannah
      Microfilm Serial Number: M237
      Microfilm Roll Number: 23
      List Number: 348
      Source: "Souvenir of settlement and progress of Will County, Ill. : a review of the lives of our presidents, political, military and commercial history of the United States and of the state of Illinois", Chicago, 1884
      Transcribed by © K. Torp, 2006
      PART III.
      Roll of Property Owners in 1842
      Name, township and range, value of lands and value of personal property:
      Name. T - R - Value of Land - Val. Per. Prop
      Howliston, George.... Joliet -- 37
      U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index (died in the year ending 1st June 1850)
      Surname Year Place Age Gender Status Month of Death Birthplace Occupation Cause of death days ill
      Geo. Howleston (Howliston) 1850 Joliet, Will, IL 50 male married Nov Scotland Long fever 5 days
      i.e died Nov 1849
      Past and Present of Will County, Illinois
      By W. W. Stevens
      President of the Will County Pioneers Association
      Assisted by an Advisory Board,
      consisting of Hon. James G. Elwood, James H. Ferriss,
      William Grinton, Mrs. Kate Henderson and A. C. Clement
      Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
      Dedicated to the Pioneers of Will County

      Joliet, the capital city and township of Will county, is located near the center of the county, in the valley of the Des Plaines river, which flows through it, dividing the township very nearly into two equal parts. Hickory creek enters the township from the east and unites its waters with those of the Des Plaines in the southern part of the city. Those streams, with the Illinois and Michigan canal, and several smaller streams, make it a well watered township, while the bluffs along the river, together with the undulating surface of the land through the township, make it well drained. The whole city and nearly all of the township is underlaid with limestone, and several stone quarries have been opened that have furnished large quantities of excellent building stone. Since the opening of the Illinois & Michigan canal in 1848, and the building of the Rock Island and other railroads into the township, this stone has been shipped not only to Chicago, but all through the middle west in vast quantities.

      The township is known and described on the map as Town. 35, Range 10, east of third principal meridian. The township was well supplied with timber, about one-half of it being covered with excellent timber that furnished to the early settler all the building material desired, with a plenty of fuel, which was indispensable in the township before the discovery of coal, in the southern part of the county.

      The early settlers of the township were largely from the Empire state, at least one-half of the pioneers of the township being from that state. The early settlers were too numerous to be named here in full, and we shall not attempt the task, but mention only those who were prominent in the history of the township, and became, the most of them, permanent settlers. The first settlement made in the township was in 1831, when several came and settled here, among them being Major Robert G. Cook, and his father, John B. Cook, Phillip Scott, all from New York; Reason Zarley, from Ohio; Robert Stevens, David Maggard, Jesse Cook and William Billsland, from Indiana. In 1832, Aaron Moore, from Ohio; Charles Clement, from New Hampshire, and Seth Scott, from New York. In 1833, Rodney House, from Connecticut; Charles Reed, from Virginia; William Hadsell, Elias, Philo A., James, and Orlando H. Haven, from New York. In 1834, Dr. A. W. Bowen, Martin H. Demmond, Benjamin F. Barker, George H. Woodruff, Edward Perkins, Fehner Aldrich, Charles W. Brandon, from New York; Abner Cox, J. P. King, Joseph and Jacob Zumwalt, from Indiana; Daniel Clement, from New Hampshire; James McKee, from Kentucky. In 1835, O. W. Stillman, from Massachusetts; Robert Duncan, Detroit; William Walters, Barton Smith and E. M. Daggett, from Indiana; Thomas Culbertson, Delaware; Hervey Lowe, S. W. Bowen, Hugh Henderson, William A. Boardman, Michael Shoemaker, John L. Richard, Charles. L. Wilson, Abiah Cagwin, N. N. Marsh, J. Beaumont, Levi Jenks, O. F. Rogers, Rev. J. H. Prentiss, Francis Nicholson, W. B. Atwell, Jonathan Barnett and Elias Hyde, from New York: Allen Pratt, from Massachusetts; George HOWLISTON, from Scotland, and S. B. Hopkins, from New Jersey. In 1836, George Woodruff, Joel A. Matteson, R. Doolittle, Edmund Wilcox, Uri Osgood, Thomas R. Hunter, E. C. Fellows, and Francis L. Cagwin, from New York: Otis Hardy and Horatio Hartshorn, from Vermont; Orange Chauncey, James Stout, Thomas, Edgar and Bennett Allen, John Curry, W. J. Heath, J. C. Newkirk, William Blair, Henry Fish, Morrison Worthingham, Edward E. Bush, David Richards and George W. Cassiday, all from New York, and H. K. Stevens, from Indiana.

      By 1837 immigrants came in so fast, that it would be a task to enumerate them all. Among those above mentioned, some deserve special mention. John B. Cook was a Revolutionary soldier, and a feeble old man when he came here. He died in 1833, and was one of the first deaths to occur in the youthful settlement. Robert Stevens was a native of Kentucky, but was reared in Ohio. On becoming of age, he emigrated to Indiana, where he lived until 1831, when he removed to this county and took up a claim to the northeast of the present city, where the E. J. & E. yards are now located. He came in the spring of the year, and raised a good crop of corn for that year. During the excitement from the Sac war, Mr. Stevens took his family to Danville, and then sent them under escort to Indiana. He then returned to his farm and put in a crop of corn for that year. He was elected the first sheriff of the county, but refused to serve. Such things as that have happened, but seldom in the history of the county. In fact it is the only instance on record where a man was elected to an important office and refused to qualify.
    Person ID I30  North American Houlistons
    Last Modified 20 November 2006 

    Family/Spouse Mary ?,   b. 1807, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Andrew Howliston,   b. 12 February 1843, Joliet, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 April 1907, Joliet, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Jeannette (Jenny) Howliston,   b. January 1844, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Helen Howliston,   b. 1849, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 November 1922, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F11  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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