Biography of James E. Houston
Orange County, NY Biographies





JAMES EDWARD HOUSTON is of Scotch Irish descent, and was born on the homestead three miles from Florida, Orange County, September 22, 1862, and was one of the six children of William H. and Ann Houston. He attended the district school at Union Corners and the Seward Institute at Florida After working on his father's farm several years he bought the Thomas Jackson farm of 730 acres, and has made farming his life occupation. His dairy cows are of Holstein breed, and his fruit specialty is peach growing. He is active in local matters and his family antecedents are of the best. He married Kissie Armstrong, of Florida, June 17, 1884.

From:
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908


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