Biography of The Houseman Family of Stafford, NY

The Houseman family are of German ancestry. Mr. Houseman's great-grandfather and his brother were killed in battle under General Wolff; at Quebec. His two sons, John and William, afterwards resided in New York city, where they were in trade, the former as a painter and glazier, and the latter as a tailor. John Houseman, son of William, was born in Fulton County, N. Y., in 1797, and about 1820 married Ann Scribner, of the same county. Their children were George, James, William W., John M., and Emmitt. William W. was born in Fulton County, May 12, 1827. He was educated in the common schools, and came to Stafford when 21 years old. He married, first, December 3!, 1849, Harriet A. Lighthall, of Brockport, N. Y., and resided in Le Roy four years, when he removed to Illinois, and returned after four years to Stafford. They had two children: Mary, who died at the age of six years, and Jay, who is now in California. His wife died in 1858, and March 18, 1863, he married, second, Sarah B. Filkins, of Bethany. They have one daughter. Cora I., born October 26, 1866. Mr. and Mrs. Houseman reside in the southwestern corner of the town of Stafford.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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