The ALVORD Book says his name was John SAXTON Houghton, but this is the information found therein: Lucy Kies [may have been Keyes as that was her grandmother's maiden name?] Alvord (her lineage is given in full), born July 15, 1808, Homer NY, died near Kingston, MO, Aug. 31, 1890; married near Homer, NY, Sept. 6, 1834, John Saxton Houghton, son of William and Margaret Saxton Houghton.He was born near Princeton, NY, Sept. 9, 1805; died Marengo, IL, Aug 28, 1865. Resided Kingston, MO.Children: William born Aug 15, 1835 NY; Alice Cane born Jul. 22, 1839 NY; Charles Henry Harrison born Jul. 12, 1841 NY; George Walter born Dec. 25, 1844 MO; Joab born Aug 1, 1847 MO; and Rachel Electa born Oct. 11, 1849 MO. The family first migrated to MO in 1844 in the company of Silas Dodge, who wife was Mary Ann Hull, the daughter of David and Charlotte Alvord Hull.Asahel Alvord (Lucy's uncle) and George Walter (note first son born in MO named after him) had preceded them to MO.John died "en route" from NY to MO the second time.