Surname: Hough

Biography of Abel Curtis

In the abundance of able men that adorned the first twenty-five years of the history of the town, there is no more brilliant name than that of Abel Curtis. He was a son of Simeon Curtis and came with his father from Lebanon, Conn., where he was born June 13, 1755. The son graduated from Dartmouth College in the class of 1776, being the first graduate from this town, one year earlier than the Rev. Asa Burton. Abel Curtis is first mentioned in connection with town affairs in November, 1778, when he was chosen delegate to the Cornish convention of December following, in company with Peter Olcott and Nathaniel Brown. From this time until his death in 1783, a period full of important events shaping the future of state and country, he was prominent in all the transactions of the town, representative for three years in the legislature; serving on many committees; delegate to Congress in 1782, with Ira Allen and Jonas Fay; assistant judge of the county court in 1782; delegate to the Charlestown convention of January, 1781, sitting at Windsor, by the joint action of which with the legislature of Vermont, the second union of New Hampshire towns was effected on the 22nd of February, following; delegate to the Thetford convention of June 1782, by which he was commissioned agent of the towns of Hartford, Norwich, Bradford,...

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Biography of James Hough

James Hough, a resident of Guelph since the first of June, 1836, and holding the offices of clerk of the County Court and deputy clerk of the Crown and Pleas, is a Derbyshire man, born July 4, 1804. His father was James Hough, senior, and his mother, before her marriage, was Mary Brooks. When he was about twelve years old the family moved to Nottingham, his father being a lace manufacturer. The son received a good English education; was apprenticed to the joiner and builder’s trade; worked at it in the old country until 1835, when he sailed for the new world; halted in New Jersey from September of that year until April 1836, and two months later “pitched his tent,” evidently for life in the little town of Guelph then containing, perhaps, 500 or 600 inhabitants. He has seen it grow into a city of between 10,000 and 11,000. Here Mr. Hough worked at his trade a short time; subsequently taught a public school ten years; and in 1855 was appointed to the offices already mentioned. He is a hale old gentlemen, an Englishman of the best type of character, high minded, industrious, faithful, and though seventy-five years old at the time of the writing of this sketch, is quite regular at his post, and prompt in discharging his official duties. He was town clerk and treasurer of...

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Biographical Sketch of Addison Hills Hough

Hough, Addison Hills; broker; born, Cleveland, May 23, 1869, son of Alfred B. and Ada Rhodes Hough; educated, Brooks Military Academy and Yale, graduating in 1890; in various departments of the Brush Electric Co. until 1895; went into partnership with C. A. Otis, as Otis, Rough & Co., iron, steel and commission business; firm changed; went into brokerage business with Mr. Otis, firm name Otis & Hough; connected with various other business enterprises; member Chamber of Commerce, Psi Upsilon, and the Scroll and Keys Senior Society, Yale; member Second Presbyterian Church, Union, Tavern, and Country...

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Harriet Newell Todd Wood of Venice NY

WOOD,Harriet Newell Todd6, (Josiah5, Abner4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 3, 1818, died Nov. 13, 1902, married June 25, 1848, David, son of David and Margaret (Stuart) Wood, who died Jan. 29, 1883. He was an invalid for many years previous to his death. They lived at Venice, N. Y. Children: I. Luman Edwards, b. March 31, 1849, d. June 7, 1911, m. Sept. 20, 1876, Carrie E., daughter of William R. and Sarah Maria (Chase) Cannon. II. Weltha Ermina, b. Feb. 14, 1853, d. Feb. 22, 1860. III. Mary Eva, b. June 1, 1855, m. Jan. 12, 1882, George H., son of James and Caroline Hough. He was a merchant and lived at Winona,...

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Lucina Todd Holmes

HOLMES, Lucina Todd7, (Hezekiah6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 7, 1796, married May 2, 1822, Samuel J. Holmes, of Waterbury, Conn. Children: I. Isreal, b. Aug. 10, 1823. II. Samuel, b. Nov. 30, 1824. III. William B., b. Dec. 16, 1826, d. May 2, 1828. IV. Sarah, b. July 6, 1829, m. J. W. Hough, of Homer, N. Y. V. William B., b. July 25, 1831. VI. Hannah Ardelia, b. Nov. 8, 1834, d. May 18,...

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Biographical Sketch of George Hough

George Hough a prominent citizen of Garden Grove, Orange County, was born February 5, 1855, in Lewis County, New York. His parents were Burage and Mary (Alexander) Hough, natives respectively of Connecticut and New York. The father removed with his family to De Kalb County, Illinois, in 1837, and died there, at the age of sixty-five years. Mr. George Hough, our subject, was the second in a family of twelve children. He returned to New York State in 1838, and was there married, in Lewis County, to Miss Hester A., daughter of David and Polly (Puffer) Tiffany. In 1842 Mr. Hough removed again to De Kalb County, Illinois, where he was a successful farmer until 1881, when he came to California and bought a residence in Garden Grove. In 1878 his wife died and July 20, 1887, he married Mrs. Harriet Walker, whose parents, Daniel and Melissa (Peck) Hoag, were natives of New York State. She had two children by her former husband Theodore and Charles. Mr. Hough’s children are: John J. and Calvin, living, and the deceased are Daniel, Albert, Clinton, Henry, Helen, Mary, Elizabeth and Levantia. Mr. Hough is a sincere Christian gentleman, and is enjoying the evening of life in his quiet home at Garden...

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