Florida First Coast Pioneer Families
John Carroll Houston and Jane Harvey Houston
census dated "Junio" 2, 1814 lists nominal residents of Talbot Island.
Among those listed are John Houston the father, age 58, his wife age 55, two
sons between the ages of 7 and 16 and one daughter. This John Carroll Houston
was a Captain in the South Carolina
militia during the Revolutionary War. He also supplied beef to the
Continental Army. The family has a copy of the voucher paying for same
which includes a description of the Houston
brand used on his cattle that was raised on his plantation in Beaufort,
S.C. and on Big Talbot Island, Duval County Florida. John
Carroll Houston was born about 1756.
was born and his parents were is unknown at this time [it is now known].
He married Jane Harvey of South Carolina and Georgia. Jane
Harvey was born 1755, probably in S.C. On the 20th of January, 1800 John
C Houston was granted two hundred, sixty five acres in the district of Beaufort
S.C. in St. Lukes Parish, signed by A. B. Darby, deputy surveyor General.
He was also given several grants of land by the Spanish governor of Florida.
"Pioneers of Florida's First Coast"
Vol I pg 122 compiled by The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society
The children of John Carroll Houston and Jane Harvey were:
John Carroll Houston b. 1789 South
Carolina d. 1856 Talbot Island, Nassau
County, Florida. He married Elizabeth Susannah Christopher the
daughter of Spicer Christopher and Mary Susannah Greenwood in 1811. His second wife was Mary Greenwood Braddock
the daughter of John David Braddock and Martha Bluet Christopher who he married
Thomas Ashman Houston b. 1796 South Carolina d. unknown. He married Asia
Bayard b. 1800 Georgia
Martha Houston b. 1798 South Carolina d. unknown She married Jessie
Gresham in 1836.
William Henry Houston b. 1799 South
Carolina d.1845 Duval
County, Florida. He married Sarah Ann Harrison in 1826.
James Robert Houston b. 1800 South
Carolina d. 1861 Middleburg, Clay County, Florida. He married Elizabeth G. Mattair in 1835.
Compiled by Terrell Thompson
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