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Patrick Houston

January 1777
November 30, 1839
Home Town:
Savannah, GA
Later Residences:
Savannah, GA
Eliza McQueen Houston (February 1801)
Biographical Notes:
Patrick Houston was the son of Sir George Houston who had inherited a barony after his brother's death. George Houston had participated on the British side during the Revolutionary War and was among the 278 men banished forever from George under the 1782 Banishment Act. However, he petitioned the assembly during his banishment in England and for an amercement of 8% on all of his property due to the fact that his three younger brothers had all been active patriots during the war he was able to have his citizenship returned. Patrick Houston was one of the nine children of George and Ann Moodie. Patrick Houston left Princeton before commencement due to the death of his father, and inherited not only his plantation on Hutchinson's island but the title of "Eighth Baronet". Houston attended the Litchfield ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended a prepartory school in New Jersey and studied at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1795.

Profession / Service
Agriculture; Military; Political Office
Local Posts:
Judge of the Inferior Court (Bryan County, GA) 1808-1811
Justice of the Inferior Court (Bryan County, GA) 1827-1831
Treasurer of the City of Savannah (Savannah, GA) 1831-1833

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 3.
Secondary Sources:
Granger, Mary, ed. Savannah River Plantations. Reprint Co., 1972.; Johnston, Edith Duncan. The Houstons of Georgia. 1950.; Gamble, Thomas. Savannah Duels & Duellists. Oglethrope Press, 1997.

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