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Alexander Houliston

Male 1852 - 1916  (64 years)


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  • Name Alexander Houliston 
    Born 8 March 1852  Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 1916  Canton, St Lawrence, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Born 8 Mar 1852 1pm
      Died 16 May 1916 7am

      emigrated to USA in 1880 according to 1900 census return
      1880 census he was a labourer in a cheese factory (single) in Dayton, Cattaraugus, NY
      1888 passenger list he was a cheesemonger arriving in NY from Glasgow
      1900 census he was a farm labourer (single) in Hammond Town, St Lawrence, NY
      1910 census he was a "hired man" in Rossie Town, St Lawrence, NY (spelling Xuoliston!)

      1861 Scotland census - High Street, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright 871/00 003/00 019:
      (12 rooms with one or more windows)
      HOULISTON DAVID Head mar M 34 Master Boot & Shoemaker employing 7 men & 1 boy Coldingham, Berwick
      HOULISTON ELIZABETH wife mar F 35 Do wife Westruther, Berwick
      HOULISTON ELIZABETH daughter F 11 Scholar Dunse, Berwick
      HOULISTON ALEXANDER son M 9 Scholar Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright
      HOULISTON DAVID son M 6 Scholar Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright
      HOULISTON JOHN son M 10 months Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright
      (baby's name is clearly John although we know it should be George - possibly a typo from the original enumerators schedule)

      Scotland census 2nd April 1871
      GROS Reference 871/00 005/000 2
      Page 2
      Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright
      No. of Schedule 5
      Road, Street 4 Castle St.
      Name and Surname of each Person Relation to Head of Family Condition
      Age (Male/Female) Rank, Profession or Occupation Where Born
      Whether Deaf and Dumb, Blind, Imbecile or Idiot, Lunatic
      No. of children between 5 and 13 attending school or being educated at Home
      Rooms with one or more windows
      David Houliston Head Mar 45 Councillor, Bootmaker, employing 5 men + 1 boy
      Berwickshire, Coldingham 2 [children] 7[rooms with windows]
      Elizabeth Do. Wife Mar 43 do. Westruther
      Elizabeth Do. Daur Unm 21 do. Dunse
      Alexander Do. Son Unm 19 Bootmaker Kirkcudbrightshire, Kirkcudbright
      David G. Do. do. Unm 16 Clerk do. do.
      George Do. do. 10 Scholar do. do.
      Margaret Do. Daur 7 Do. do.do

      1880 USA census (18 Jun 1880) - Dayton, Cattaraugus Co., NY, USA:
      Name Race Sex Age Relationship Occupation Birthplace Father & Mother's birthplace
      William McAdam W M 41 - married cheese manufacturer Scotland Scotland Scotland
      Eliza McAdam W F 30 wife keeping house New York NY NY
      James McAdam W M 3 son - New York Scotland NY
      Alexander Houliston W M 28 labour; single works in cheese factory Scotland Scotland Scotland

      1880 USA census:
      Household:
      Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
      William MCADAM Self M Male W 41 SCOT Cheese Manuf. SCOT SCOT
      Eliza I. MCADAM Wife M Female W 30 NY Keep House NY NY
      James MCADAM Son S Male W 3 NY SCOT NY
      Alexander HONLISTON Other S Male W 28 SCOT Labor In Cheese Facty. SCOT SCOT
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      Source Information:
      Census Place Dayton, Cattaraugus, New York
      Family History Library Film 1254811
      NA Film Number T9-0811
      Page Number 122D
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      1888 arrives back in New York from Glasgow - presumably travelled back to Scotland after his mother's death in 1887
      his 'calling' is stated as cheesemonger and his citizenship USA
      Name: Alexander Houleston
      Arrival Date: 8 Oct 1888
      Estimated birth year: abt 1852
      Age: 36
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland and Moville, Ireland
      Destination: United States of America
      Place of Origin: American
      Ship Name: Furnessia
      Search Ship Database: View the Furnessia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Line: 20
      Microfilm Serial: M237
      Microfilm Roll: M237_526
      List Number: 1379
      Port Arrival State: New York
      Port Arrival Country: United States
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      1900 USA census:
      in Hammond Town, St Lawrence, NY in 1900 census
      a Servant
      TWELFTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES
      Supervisor’s District No. 6
      Enumeration District No. 95
      Sheet No. 2
      State: New York
      County: St Lawrence
      Township or other division of county: Hammond Town
      Enumerated on 4th June 1900
      Enumerator: Alison C Franklin (unclear)
      Name of person whose place of abode on June 1,1900
      Relation, Description (race, sex, DOB, age last birthday, marriage status, years married)
      Nativity (place of birth, of father, of mother)
      Citizenship (year of immigration into US, number of years in US, whether naturalized)
      Occupation, Trade or Profession
      Education (months attended school, can read, can write, can speak English)
      Ownership of Home (owned/rented, owned/mortgaged, farm/house, farm schedule number)
      Line 79
      Houliston, Alexander, Servant, W, M, Mar 1851, 48, S [single]
      Scotland, Scotland, Scotland, 1880, 20, Pa
      Farm Laborer, -, yes, yes, yes
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      1900 USA census -
      Name Relation Race Sex DOB (month, year) age status children birthplace (self, father, mother) immigration occupation
      Daniel Sigourgey Head W M Dec 1850 49 M New York New York New York Farmer
      Carrie Sigourgey Wife W F Aug 1853 46 M New York New York New York
      Noel Sigourgey son W M Oct 1886 13 S New York New York New York at school
      Alexander Houliston servant W M Mar 1851 48 S Scotland Scotland Scotland 1880 20 Pa Farm Laborer
      Calvin Conger father W M Aug 1807 92 Wd New York Vermont Vermont
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      Hammond is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The population was 1,207 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from early land owner Abijah Hammond.

      The Town of Hammond is in the northwest corner of the county. There is also a village of Hammond in the town.

      The town was formed in 1827 from parts of the Towns of Morristown and Rossie.
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      Rossie is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The population was 787 at the 2000 census.

      The Town of Rossie is located on the southwestern border of the county.
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      Canton is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, USA. The population was 10,334 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Canton in China (now named Guangzhou).

      The Town of Canton also contains a village named Canton.

      The town was organized in 1805. The name Canton was supposedly selected due to contemporary interests in the China trade. Canton was one of the original ten towns of the county. An academy, first established in 1831, became St. Lawrence University.
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    Person ID I34  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 January 2007 

    Father David Houliston,   b. 16 October 1825, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 July 1885, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth (Betsy) Taylor,   b. 1 August 1824, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 October 1887, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 28 June 1848  Dunse, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Dunse film:
      page 143
      Marriages
      1848 June 28
      David Howliston Shoemaker Dunse and Elisabeth
      Taylor daughter of Andrew Taylor farmer Ricklawhead
      were married the 28th June 1848 by the Revd Mr
      Ritchie Dunse before William Howliston and James
      Henderson Witnesses

      Marriage record of HOULISTON, DAVID to ELISABETH TAYLOR/FR377 in 1848 in LANGTON GRO ref 747/00 0002

      Langton film :
      David Houliston of the Parish of Dunse and
      Elisabeth Taylor of this Parish were married
      30th June 1848 by --- [ empty space] ----

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      ELISABETH TAYLOR
      Female Family
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      Marriages:
      Spouse: DAVID HOULISTON Family
      Marriage: 30 JUN 1848 Langton, Berwick, Scotland
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      Messages:
      Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
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      Source Information:
      Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
      M117474 1820 - 1854 1067901 Film 6901552 Film
      Sheet: 00
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      ELISABETH TAYLOR
      Female Family
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      Christening:
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      Marriages:
      Spouse: DAVID HOWLISTON Family
      Marriage: 28 JUN 1848 Duns, Berwick, Scotland
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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: 8715632
      Sheet: 04
      Source Call No.: 1396356 Type: Film
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    Family ID F18  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1861 census for David and Elizabeth Houliston and family on High Street, Kirkcudbright
    1861 census for David and Elizabeth Houliston and family on High Street, Kirkcudbright
    1871 census of David Houliston and family in Kirkcudbright
    1871 census of David Houliston and family in Kirkcudbright
    1880 census of Alexander Houliston in Dayton, Cattaraugus Co., NY, USA
    1880 census of Alexander Houliston in Dayton, Cattaraugus Co., NY, USA
    1900 Alexander Houliston in Hammond Town, St Lawrence Co., NY, USA
    1900 Alexander Houliston in Hammond Town, St Lawrence Co., NY, USA
    1910 Alexander Houliston in Rossie Town, St Lawrence Co., NY, USA
    1910 Alexander Houliston in Rossie Town, St Lawrence Co., NY, USA
    line 34
    spelt 'Xouliston' but must be enumerator error

    Headstones
    Houliston Tombstone in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Kirkcudbright.
    Houliston Tombstone in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Kirkcudbright.
    Gravestone 354, St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Kirkcudbright.
    In memory of
    David Houliston who died at
    Kirkcudbright 17th July 1885 aged 59 years.
    Janet Waddel, his daughter, who died
    31st December 1859, aged 2 years.
    Elizabeth Taylor, his wife, who died
    7th October 1887, aged 63 years.
    Elizabeth, his daughter, wife of
    John Angus, who died 5th July 1905.
    Alexander, eldest son, laid to rest in
    Canton, U.S.A. 16th May 1916.
    George, youngest son, laid to rest at
    Northwich 3rd September 1920.
    David Goodall, second son, died
    at Cape-town 7th August 1925.
    Margaret, his daughter, wife
    of J.K. Shennan, died 2nd October 1936
    aged 73 years,
    Buried at Weenan, Natal


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