Houstoun Genealogy


Sir Patrick Houstoun Genealogy

Sir Patrick Houstoun, the founder of the family in Georgia, second son of Sir Patrick Houstoun, first Baronet, by Lady Ann Hamilton, daughter of John, Lord Bargany, succeeded to the title of fifth Baronet on the failure of the heirs of the elder line. He went to Georgia in 1735 and married in 1736 Priscilla Dunbar, by whom he had the following six children:

  •  Patrick Houstoun, sixth Baronet, died unmarried, in Bath, England.

  •  Sir George Houstoun, seventh Baronet, succeeded his brother and married Ann M. Moodie1, (daughter of Thomas Moodie of the family of Cocklaw, Deputy Secretary of the Province, who had married Jean McKenzie), and had:

    • George Houstoun died.

    • Patrick Houstoun, born 1777; married 1801, Eliza Fuller McQueen.

    • Robert James M. Houstoun married Sarah McQueen, sister of Eliza McQueen, who married Patrick Houstoun, brother of Robert, as per above. Robert J. Houstoun and Sarah McQueen had:

      •  Sarah Ann Houstoun, married John W. Anderson, son of John W. Anderson and Eliza Clifford Wayne; son of Capt. Geo. Anderson, of Berwick, Northumberland Co., England. Eliza Clifford Wayne was daughter of Richard Wayne and Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Clifford.

    • Jean Houstoun, married Wednesday, March 30, 1796, George Woodruff.

    • Ann Marion Houstoun, married Col. James Johnston.

    • Priscilla Houstoun, died unmarried.

From the number of sons in the family it can be readily seen that the Houstouns (or Hewstons) of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina and Texas may all have descended from this family.


1 History of Habersham and other Southern Families; Lineage Book,
Order of Washington: and records of J. M. Johnston, Esq.
See also The Scot's Peerage by Sir J. Balfour Paul.



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