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The Teunis Houghtaling House

Photo taken c. 1920
  The Teunis Houghtaling House, located on the Clarksville South Road(Albany County Rte 312) is believed to have been built sometime before the American Revolutionary War, possibly as early as, or before, 1765. In January of 2004 the house was placed on the New York State Register of Historic Places, and in July of the same year it was also listed on the National Register.

  The original owner, Teunis Houghtaling, was a fourth generation descendent of Matthys Hooghteling, a Dutch immigrant who settled in the Coxsackie area in the middle of the 17th century. A cemetery located on the property includes a gravestone indicating that Teunis Houghtaling died in 1806, "aged about 68 years." Other records indicate more precisely that he was born in 1740, thus making him 66 at the time of his death. In 1770 Teunis took one of his distant cousins, Lena Houghtaling, as a bride.
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