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William HOUCK
Eleanor HALL
Husband:  William HOUCK
Birth:  9 Mar 1772, MD
Death:  2 Apr 1852, Todd, Huntingdon Co., PA
Father:  Jacob HOUCK
Mother:  Mary __?__
Marriage:  ca. 1792/3
Wife:  Eleanor HALL
Birth:  21 May 1774, MD
Death:  24 Dec 1846, Todd, Huntingdon Co., PA
Children born Huntingdon Co., PA:
  1.  Isabella HOUCK, b. 4 Apr 1794; m. 12 Sep 1810, Jonathan McCOY 
  2.  Elijah HOUCK, b. 18 Feb 1796 
  3.  Wealthy HOUCK, b. 24 Nov 1797 
  4.  Washington HOUCK, b. 18 Feb 1799 
  5.  Adam HOUCK, b. 8 Apr 1801; d. 5 Apr 1892, Huntingdon Co., PA; m. Mary H. CLARK
  6.  Ross HOUCK, b. 1 Mar 1804; d. 26 Dec 1867, Madison, Madison Co., IL; m. 3 May 1832, Madison Co., IL, Lucinda Ann GONTERMAN
  7.  James W. HOUCK, b. 14 Oct 1806; d. 5 Sep 1888, Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN; m. 7 Mar 1830, Dauphin Co., PA, Ann WOLVERTON
  8.  Sophia HOUCK, b. 12 Aug 1808; d. 24 Jan 1893, North Liberty, Johnson Co., IA; m1. Jacob BRIDENSTINE; m2. 17 Jan 1837, John ALLOWAY
  9.  Jonathan HOUCK, b. 10 Nov 1809; d. 6 Jul 1905, Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN; m. 26 Aug 1830, Nancy Elizabeth WHITE
10.  William HOUCK, b. 1810-15; d. bef. 1857
11.  Antha HOUCK, b. 8 Jun 1815; d. 28 Feb 1907; m. 28 Aug 1834, George Morris GREEN
12.  Ellen HOUCK, b. 17 Jul 1817; d. 19 Mar 1904, Winnebago, Harrison Co., IL; m. 26 Mar 1836, Henry SARVER

It's pretty amazing to have had 11, possibly 12, children survive to marry.


Timeline
Year Location Event
1772 MD birth of William HOUCK
1774 MD birth of Eleanor HALL
1790 Census   not found
1790-93   marriage of William HOUCK & Eleanor HALL
1794   birth of daughter, Isabella
1796   birth of son, Elijah
1797   birth of daughter, Wealthy
1799   birth of son, Washington
1800 Census PA: Huntingdon Co.: Union Twp.  William HOUKE, Jr., head-of-household 
1801   birth of son, Adam
1804   birth of son, Ross
1806   birth of son, James
1808   birth of daughter, Sophia
1809   birth of son, Jonathan
1810 Census PA: Huntingdon Co.: Union Twp. Wm. HOUK, head-of-household 
1810   marriage of daughter, Isabella, to Jonathan McCOY
1810-15   birth of son, William
1815   marriage of son, Elijah, to Delia CORBIN
1815   birth of daughter, Antha
1817   marriage of daughter, Wealthy, to William Kelly CORBIN
1817   birth of daughter, Ellen
1819   marriage of son, Washington, of Sophia PENYARD 
1820 Census PA: Huntingdon Co.: Hopewell Twp. William HOAK, head-of-household
1830 PA: Dauphin Co. marriage of son, James, to Ann WOLVERTON
1830   marriage of son, Jonathan, to Nancy WHITE
1830 Census PA: Huntingdon Co.: Union Twp. William HOUCK, head-of-household
1832 IL: Madison Co. marriage of son, Ross, to Lucinda GONTERMAN
1834   marriage of daughter, Antha, to George GREEN
1836   marriage of daughter, Ellen, to Henry SARVER
1837   marriage of daughter, Sophia, to John ALLOWAY
1840 Census   not found
1846   death of Eleanor (HALL) HOUCK
1850 Census PA: Huntingdon Co.: Todd Twp. William HOUCK, head-of-household
1852   death of William HOUCK

Sources:

1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
Houck, Ross Gonterman, Lucinda Ann Madison 06/28/1832 006/023 00000917

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched). 
1800 Houke, William, Jr. PA Huntingdon Co. p. 146 20010-2011000

2b.  1800 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 2; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1800 PA Huntingdon Co. Union Twp. p. 146 William Houke Junr 20110-20010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1790-1800 = Washington (b. 1799)
= Elijah (b. 1796)
1 male 16-25 1774-1784 = ?
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = William (b. 1772) 
2 females 9 or under 1790-1800 = Wealthy (b. 1797)
= Isabella (b. 1794)
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Eleanor (b. 1774)
Why is he listed as "William Junr" when there is no apparent other William HOUKE in the county?  Nor is his father supposedly named William.  The male age 16-25 is too old to be William's son.  Listed two lines above Michael HOUKE.

3.  1810 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 3; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 PA Huntingdon Co. Union Twp. p. 3 Wm Houk 51010-11110-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
5 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = Jonathan (b. 1809)
= James (b. 1806)
= Ross (b. 1804)
= Adam (b. 1801)
= Washington (b. 1799)
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = Elijah (b. 1796)
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = William (b. 1772)
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Sophia (b. 1808)
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Wealthy (b. 1797)
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Isabella (b. 1794) 
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Eleanor (b. 1774)
Washington is in the wrong age-class, but there can be no doubt these are our subjects.  Listed one line below L. HOKE, who is one line below M. HOKE.

4.  Family Quest Archives:  Pennsylvania Federal Census 1820:  Huntingdon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Perry Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M33-104 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 PA Huntingdon Co. Hopewell Twp. p. 30 William Hoak 211201-21001-0-300
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = William Jr.
= Jonathan (b. 1809)
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = James (b. 1806)
1 male 16-18 1801-1804 = Ross (b. 1804)
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = Adam (b. 1801)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = William (b. 1772) 
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Ellen (b. 1817)
= Antha (b. 1815)
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Sophia (b. 1808)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Eleanor (b. 1774)
3 engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
Jonathan is in the wrong age-class, but there can be no doubt these are our subjects.

5.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #9 of 18; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 PA Huntingdon Co. Union Twp. p. 18 William Houck 000 100 010 - 001 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 15-19 1810-1815 = William Jr.
1 male 50-59 1770-1780 = William (b. 1772)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Ellen (b. 1817)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Antha (b. 1815)
1 female 50-59 1770-1780 = Eleanor (b. 1774)

6a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  can't find.

6b.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, and I checked every page of Todd Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA.  They must be living with one of their daughters (I checked all HOUCK males and none had a male in his 60s in the household).

7.  1850 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #604 of 624):  Tod (sic) Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, p. 308B, 71/71, enumerated 21 Jan 1851 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William Houck 77 M Farmer 5500 Md
Samuel Anderson 23 M Labor   Pa
Elizabeth  " 24 F     Pa

8.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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