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Subject: Re: Houston women 1830, Lydia, Nancy,Isabella and Elizabeth
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2004
Classification: Query
Surnames: Houston, Bray, Taylor,

I can not help you with your specific request, but I am very interested in the Houstons you mentioned. My ancestor, Nicholas Houston b. abt 1805 KY (Bardstown, I think) moved to Morgan/Cass county before 1828. He later bought land with a John Carter (wife, Julia). Nicholas and his wife, Sarah Bray had children - James, Jonas Ira, Mary Jane, Rachel Arvilla, Nancy Louisa, Lydia Matilla, Thomas Jefferson, Alice Ann and America Sadona. (Using some of the same names you mentioned) In trying to find Nicholas' ancestors I keep running into Carters and other Houstons - namely Joseph and Thomas. Do you have any additional information on the Houston women you mentioned - like who they married? Thank you.