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Huston Family Stories

Source: From Barry Taylor (email dated April 9, 2000) as recorded by George Dodds Huston (posthumuously released)

Robert George Huston was born in 1815, Tobermore, County Londonderry, Ireland, and in 1838 settled for a few years in York County.
By Crown Sale he purchased the 100 acres of land described as the e1/2 of Lot 2, Concession 4, East of Hurontario Street, for the sum of 25 Pounds. On 28 Feb 1850 he sold this property to Thomas Holmes of albion for 100 Pounds.
On 7 Dec 1849 he purchased from Seneca Ketchum the 100 acres described as the West 1/2 of Lot1, Concession 1 East of Hurontario Street. This property was the location of our earliest brickyard and cheese factory.
Robert died at the age of 58 in the year 1873, leaving a young family of nine children. James, the eldest son, continued to operate the property until 1889, when he moved into Orangeville.
James, born 2 Oct 1842, married Isabella Nelson of Caledon township on 2 July 1869. they had three surviving children: Wilson, Mable and George.
Wilson, born in 1874, married Elizabeth G. Dodds of the 5th Concession Mono Township in 1907. They had four children: Mabel, Margaret, Mary and George. George was the former Treasurer of the Corporation of Orangeville.

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Last updated: September 19,2000