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Following is fromf the Commemorative Biographical Ecycolpedia of Juniata Valley by Runk 1897, pg 296
Bryson Houck, retired farmer, Trouch Creek, was born in Tod, then Union, township, Huntingdon county, Pa., May 17, 1813, son of MICHAEL and Sarah (Clark) Houck...............MICHAEL HOUCK was born in Maryland, and spent the major part of his life at farming in Tod, then Union, township.He was also a mason.He was married in Tod township to Sarah, daughter of Neal Clark, who, being and early settler in the county, had many experiences with the Indians.Their chidren were:Lloyd; Neal; Lazarus; William; Bryson; Eilzabeth; Margaret; and Eliza.Mr. Houck was a Whig.He belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church.He died on the well known Adam Keith farm in 1830, and his wife died August 19, 1861.Mr. Houck rendered valiant sevice for his country in the Revolutionary war.
Following is from the History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by Africa 1883, pg 368
Pionners.........John Plummer, whose descendants reside in Todd, came to Lincoln between 1760 and 1770, John Edwards located in this township in 1785.Jacob Houck purchased the farm which then included the site of Cook's grist-mill in 1786.MICHAEL and William HOUCK, the last of whom erected a log mill where this now stands came in 1787.