Biography of Joel W. Houston
Orange County, NY Biographies





JOEL W. HOUSTON was born March 28, 1856, on the old homestead, two and one half miles from Florida. His father was William H. and mother Anna E. Wheeler. There were six children in parents' family. Joel W. was the fourth child. He attended the district school and assisted on the farm. Mr. Houston has always been identified with agricultural pursuits. He married Anna Jessup. June 29, 1881. He is a republican, and one of the elders of the Presbyterian Church at Florida. Hem has been a director of the Orange County Agricultural Society for six years and superintendent of gates and tickets.

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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