Michal Houghton

Female 1725 - 1816  (91 years)


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  • Born 22 Jun 1725  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 25 Jul 1725  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Apr 1748  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Ephraim Roper, the son of Ephraim and Sybilla (Moore) Roper. He was born on 21 October 1716 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He lived at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in 1721 with his parents. He and Richard Moore were guardian on 11 August 1732 in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He enlisted for the expedition against the Spanish in the West Indies on 26 May 1740. In this record he is listed as being born in Sudbury, 23 years of age and a husbandman. He lived about 1748 in Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts and built a fortress-like home of logs lined with brick on Rowley Hill to serve as a home and a garrison house. Ephraim and Michal filed marriage intentions on 6 March 1748. They were married by Justice Houghton in a double wedding, joined by her sister, Keziah and Ebenezer Buss. He lived about 1780 in Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts and built a new house which stands today. He died on Thursday 5 December 1793 in Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was buried after 5 December 1793 in Old Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, His gravestone reads:
    An honest man, the noblest work of God.
    Erected to the memory of Mr. Ephraim Roper who
    departed this life Dec. 5, 1793, in the 78th
    year of his age.

    Issue:
    1. Benjamin Roper (1750-1826)
    2. Manassah Roper (1752-1831)
    3. Silas Roper (1754-1827)
    4. Asa Roper (1756-1834)
    5. Nathaniel Roper (1758-____)
    6. Enoch Roper (1758-1820)
    7. Ephraim Roper (c1760-____)
    8. John Roper (c1761-1833)
    9. Sylvester Roper (1762-1849)
    10. Joseph Roper (1764-1837)
    11. Lucy Roper (1767-1837) 
    Died 31 Dec 1816  Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried
    • She was probably buried next to her husband, but there is no stone to mark her resting place.
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Person ID I15479 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 

    Father Benjamin "Landlord Ben" Houghton,   b. 1691, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1764, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Zerviah Moore,   b. 1700 
    Married 28 Jul 1720  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jun 1725 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Jul 1725 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Ephraim Roper, the son of Ephraim and Sybilla (Moore) Roper. He was born on 21 October 1716 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He lived at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in 1721 with his parents. He and Richard Moore were guardian on 11 August 1732 in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He enlisted for the expedition against the Spanish in the West Indies on 26 May 1740. In this record he is listed as being born in Sudbury, 23 years of age and a husbandman. He lived about 1748 in Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts and built a fortress-like home of logs lined with brick on Rowley Hill to serve as a home and a garrison house. Ephraim and Michal filed marriage intentions on 6 March 1748. They were married by Justice Houghton in a double wedding, joined by her sister, Keziah and Ebenezer Buss. He lived about 1780 in Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts and built a new house which stands today. He died on Thursday 5 December 1793 in Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was buried after 5 December 1793 in Old Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, His gravestone reads:
    An honest man, the noblest work of God. Erected to the memory of Mr. Ephraim Roper who departed this life Dec. 5, 1793, in the 78th year of his age.
    Issue: 1. Benjamin Roper (1750-1826) 2. Manassah Roper (1752-1831) 3. Silas Roper (1754-1827) 4. Asa Roper (1756-1834) 5. Nathaniel Roper (1758-____) 6. Enoch Roper (1758-1820) 7. Ephraim Roper (c1760-____) 8. John Roper (c1761-1833) 9. Sylvester Roper (1762-1849) 10. Joseph Roper (1764-1837) 11. Lucy Roper (1767-1837) - 8 Apr 1748 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Dec 1816 - Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1105] Burr, Annie Lane and Thomas Hovey Gage. "John Houghton of Lancaster, Mass., and Some of His Descendants", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Registe, volume LXXIX, 1925).

    2. [S479] Roper, Kenneth L. The Ropers A Biographical Record from Circa 1300 to 1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).



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