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,
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),
George Houstoun died.
Patrick Houstoun, born 1777; married 1801, Eliza Fuller
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
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
Order of Washington: and records of J. M. Johnston, Esq.
See also The Scot's Peerage by Sir J. Balfour Paul.