Hougham, Lamon

Hougham, Lamon

Male 1818 - 1885  (67 years)

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  • Name Hougham, Lamon 
    Born 12 Jan 1818  Oh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Mar 1885 
    Buried Scoggin Hill Cemetery McLean Co Il Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lamon Hougham
    Lamon Hougham
    • on 1880 census as Layman


      Mr. Stubblefield tells a few lively hunting stories, for he fre-
      quently indulged in the sport of catching wolves and deer. At
      one time, while hunting, a deer was brought to bay by the
      hounds, and Lamon Hougham, who came up with a party of
      others, attempted to kill the deer with a spear. But his horse
      became restive and threw him on the horns of the buck. He
      held fast to the antlers, and James Funk attempted to shoot it,
      but stopped for fear of killing men or dogs. At last, George
      Stubblefield ended the exciting contest by killing the deer with
      his pocket knife.

      The author would have been glad to have written a sketch of
      Lamon Hougham also, but the latter refused to give any items of
      his life, as he " did not wish to encourage speculation in books."

      From The good old times in McLean County, Illinois : containing two hundred and sixty-one sketches of old settlers, a complete historical sketch of the Black Hawk war and descri ptions of all matters of interest relating to McLean County <http://www.archive.org/details/cu3192

      Extract from “Pioneers of Funk's Grove” by Lafayette Funk” (a paper read at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the settlement of Funk's Grove, Sept. 21, 1890):
      ”Perhaps Lamon was the more successful business one, who died March 19, 1885, leaving two sons, James A., and Emery, possessed of good farms and well stocked with all species of agricultural industries. Their widowed mother in her old age makes her home with the two sons, and was a native of Indiana, coming to this state with her parents in 1851.”

      History of McLean County, Illinois, Prince and Burnham, Editors, 1908 Chicago, Munsell Publishing Company:

      Hougham, James Albert ranks as one of the representative agriculturists of McLean County, Illinois, where he carries on farming and stock raising on an extensive scale in the vicinity of the Village of McLean, and his superior enterprise, capacity and progressive spirit are fully recognized by all. He was born in Funk's Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois, 10 February 1855. He is a son of Lamon and Elizabeth (Pemberton) Hougham of whom the father was born in Highland County, Ohio, 1 Dec 1817 and the mother in Fountain County, Indiana, in the year 1830. Runion Hougham, the paternal grandfather, who was a native of England came to the U.S. in the early part of the last century, settling in Ohio, where he followed farming. About the year 1833 he moved his family and household effects by ox-team to Illinois, locating on a tract of farming land in Funk's Grove Township, McLean County, where the remainder of his life was spent. His wife, Sarah (Lamon) Hougham, was of German nativity. She also passed her last days in Funk's Grove Township On the maternal side, the grandparents were James and Sarah (Beaver) Pemberton, the former being born in Ohio on 2 Aug 1807. They first made their home in McLean County, Illinois, about 1833 and the death of the grandfather occurred in Empire Township and the grandmother in the village of LeRoy. Lamon Hougham, father of James A. was a farmer by occupation. He and his brother entered up a large piece of land, which they divided into equal shares, and on which they carried on farming during the rest of their lives. Lamon Hougham died 19 Mar 1885, his widow surviving him until May 1901. In politics, he was a Democrat and fraternally, a member of the AF & AM belonging to Shirley Lodge #582. His religious connection was with the Universalist Church, and that of his wife with the Shirley Christian Church. He was instrumental in the erection of its edifice and of the United Brethren Church in Dale Township He and his wife had a family of three children, James Albert, Sarah Elizabeth, deceased, and Emery L.

      James A. Hougham was brought up on the home farm and received his education in the common schools. From the time of reaching maturity he has carried on farming, and is now the own of 400 acres of fine land. Besides general farming operation he devotes considerable time to raising stock. For about seven years he lived in McLean County, Illinois in order to enjoy better facilities for educating his children.

      Mr. Hougham's wife was formerly Bettie A. Dozier to whom he was wedded 20 Dec 1876. Mrs. Hougham was born in Estill County, Kentucky and is a daughter of Ephraim and Hulda (Benton) Dozier, who spent their lives in that state. From this union four children have resulted as follows: Leota, who graduated from the McLean high school, studied music under the well-known instructress in that art, Mrs. Gray, and married Thomas Stubblefield, son of George Stubblefield, deceased; James S. who is a graduate of the same school and is now engaged in farming; Susan who received her education in the McLean and Bloomington high schools and Illinois Wesleyan University, afterward becoming the wife of Lawrence W. Stubblefield; and Mary Hulda born 14 November 1900 and died 21 February 1901.

      Mr. Hougham is a Democrat in political issues, and has served as school director of his township. In fraternal circles, he is identified with the AF and AM, belonging to Shirley Lodge #582, of which his father was a charter member, who presented his son's application for membership therein. He is also affiliated with Bloomington Chapter #26 RAM and Demolay Commandry KT. The Hougham family is widely known and respected.

      Runion Hougham, the grandfather of
      our subject, was a native of England, and
      on his emigration to America first located
      in Ohio, but in 1825 came overland with an
      ox team to McLean county, Illinois, and
      was one of the first settlers of Funks
      Grove. Since then the family have taken
      an active and prominent part in the growth
      and development of the county, and have
      been numbered among its best and most
      highly respected citizens.

      Lamon Hougham, our subject's father,
      was born in Highland county, Ohio, in
      1817, and was a lad of eight years when



      brought by his parents to Illinois. In 1S54
      he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza-
      beth Pemberton, a native of Indiana, who,
      when a young lady, came with her father,
      James Pemberton, to this county, about
      1S47. After his marriage, Mr. Hougham
      continued to reside upon and operate the
      old homestead for several years. He also
      entered the land where our subject now
      makes his home, and transformed the wild
      tract into a highly cultivated and valuable
      farm. There he spent his last days, dying
      in 1885. His estimable wife still survives

      J. A. Hougham, of this review, was born
      in Funks Grove township, February 10,
      1855, and spent his boyhood and youth
      upon his present farm, his education being
      obtained in the local schools. In this
      count}' he was married December ::o, 1876,
      to Miss Elizabeth A. Dozier, a native of
      Estill county, Kentucky, and a daughter of
      Ephraim and Hulda (Benton) Dozier, wiio
      were born, reared and married in Madison
      county, Kentucky. The father, who was of
      French descent, died in Estill county, in
      1879, and the mother in the same state in
      1865. At the age of sixteen Mrs. Hougham
      came to McLean county to Ii\e with her
      aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Uuinn, and remained
      with her until her marriage. Our subject
      and his wife have tlu'ee children, namely:
      Leota, James S. and Sue E., all at home.
      The two older were educated in the schools
      of McLean and the youngest at the Bloom-
      ington high school and Wesleyan University.
      The older daughter also took a course in
      music at the Wesleyan University.

      Mr. and Mrs. Hougham began their

      domestic life upon the old homestead in
      Funks Grove township, which he success-
      fully operated for several years. Later he
      spent ten months elsewhere and then re-
      turned to the farm, to which he suc-
      ceeded after the death of his father. He
      has since made some valuable improve-
      ments upon it, rebuilt and remodeled the
      residence, and fenced and tiled the land,
      converting it into one of the finest farms of
      the locality. In 1889 he removed to Mc-
      Lean, where he spent eight years, for the
      purpose of giving his children better educa-
      tional advantages than the district schools
      afforded. In connection with general farm-
      ing he is now successfully engaged in rais-
      ing and feeding stock, handling annually
      one car load of steers and a large number
      of hogs. He is also interested in breeding
      and dealing in standard bred road and draft
      horses, and is accounted one of the most
      successful farmers and stockmen of the
      county. His farm, consisting of two
      hundred and eighty acres, is under a high
      state of cultivation.

      In his political affiliations Mr. Hougham
      is an ardent Democrat, casting his first vote
      for Samuel J. Tilden, in 1876, and for every
      presidental nominee of the party since then.
      Socially he is a Knight Templar Mason, be-
      longing to the blue lodge of Shirley, in
      which he has filled several offices; and
      Bloomington Chapter and Commandery.
      His wife holds membership in the Christian
      church of Shirley, and both are held in the
      highest respect and esteem by a large circle
      of friends and acquaintances. The entire
      family is one of prominence in the com-
      munity where they reside.
    Person ID I2284  Hougham
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2007 

    Father Hougham, Runyon (Runton)
              b. 10 Jul 1780, Allegany Md Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Sep 1833, Mclean Ci Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Lamon, Sarah
              b. 10 May 1784, Md Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1844  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1803 
    Family ID F1011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pemberton, Elizabeth
              b. 4 Apr 1830, In Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 May 1901  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1854  McLean Co Il Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Hougham, James Albert
              b. 10 Feb 1855, Funks Grove Township Mclean Il Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Sep 1929, Dale McLean Co Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Hougham, Sarah Elizabeth
              b. 8 Aug 1857, McLean Il Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Aug 1884  (Age 27 years)
    +3. Hougham, Emery Lamon
              b. 6 Nov 1864, Heyworth McLean Il Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Nov 1911  (Age 47 years)
    Family ID F1040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart