Businessman. Born– September 14, 1844, Heard County, Ga. Parents– William Henry and Eliza Ann (Bennett) Houghton. Education– Dover Academy, Columbus, Ga. Served as private, Glenville Guards of Barbour County, which became Company H, Fifteenth Alabama Regiment of the Confederate State Army; fought in the battles of Second Manassas, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Shenandoah Valley, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, and others; wounded several times. After the war, engaged in mercantile trade in Union Springs and was one of the organizers of the Bullock County Bank and the Senate Bank of Montgomery; served as officer of both banks, then engaged in planting and real estate interests. Organized the Commercial and Industrial Association of Montgomery; President, Board of Revenue of Montgomery, four years; Chairman, Democratic Executive Committee of Bullock County.  Commander of Tennessee Division, United Confederate Veterans. The Houghton Library at Huntingdon College was donated by his heirs as a memorial to him. Died November 4, 1925.


Dictionary of Alabama Biography, p. 847.


From the Beginning Until Now; Essays. Montgomery, Ala.; Author, 1914?

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