David Houston diary  1854-1858 (bulk 1854)
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David Houston was born in Scotland in July 1822. He had at least two siblings, William and Elizabeth. In June 1854, he emigrated to the United States with his wife, Margaret, and their three sons: William, David, and Robert. After first settling in Philadelphia between 1854 and 1856, the family lived in New York City and in East Orange, New Jersey, where David and Robert worked as metal brokers. The Houstons were members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland.