HOUGHTON, WILLIAM ROBERT, 1842-1906

Biography:

Soldier, attorney. Born– May 22, 1842, in Heard County, Ga. Parents– William Henry and Eliza Ann (Bennett) Houghton. Married– Anna M. Streatly, December 21, 1875. Children– One. Education– From age fifteen, alternately taught school and attended an academy until 1860. Served in the Confederate Army, 1861-1865. Studied law, 1865-1866; admitted to the bar in Dale County, 1866; practiced law at Hayneville, 1866-1887, then moved to Birmingham.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.

With Mitchell Bennett Houghton; Two Boys in the Civil War and After. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1912.

Editor:

Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determine in the Supreme Court of Alabama, [1820-1838]. Atlanta; Constitution Job Office, 1891.