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William Haughton collection

 Collection — Folder: S610
Identifier: S0610

Scope and Contents

This collection is a three-page biography of William Haughton written by his daughter, Lucy Haughton White, ranging from 1803 to 1878 regarding his early life and his career as an educator.


  • 1803-1878


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

William Haughton was born on August 8, 1803 in the town and county of Carlow, Ireland to Joshua and Mary (O'Brien) Haughton. When he immigrated from Ireland, he first lived at Cincinnati, Ohio and worked at the same tannery where his brother worked. To get away from influences of alcohol, he moved to Franklin County, Indiana where two of his sisters lived and he again found work in a tannery. On January 27, 1927, Haughton married Sarah "Sally" Johnson. After a few years of marriage, he and Sally moved to Highland County, Ohio where he taught school for about 4 years. Haughton then moved his family to Harveysburg, Ohio and took charge of Harveysburg High School. In 1940, he moved to Union County, Indiana and helped found Beech Grove Academy, a tuition school. Haughton also taught at the Friends' Boarding School, now known as Earlham College, before moving to Knightstown, Indiana and teaching school there and at Raysville, Indiana. He passed away on July 1, 1878 and was buried in the Raysville Friends Cemetery.

Sources: "Haughton, William." U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940. Accessed July 16, 2015. "Haughton, William." U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935. Accessed July 16, 2015.

"Beech Grove Academy and Biography of William Haughton, Famous Educator." The Liberty Herald, July 13, 1916: 6. "Haughton, William." Find a Grave Index. Accessed July 16, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/07/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/17 by Laura Eliason.
William Haughton collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.