STOUGHTON, Lemuel B.

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  • Name STOUGHTON, Lemuel B. 
    Born East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography

    • From History of Northumberland Co. PA 1876:
      David Rittenhouse had, in the year 1816, built the large brick house on Front Street, now known as the United States Hotel. He first intended it as a dwelling-house, but afterwards rented it to Lemuel B. Stoughton, who opened it as a public house, and advertised it in the Miltonian as follows: Spread-Eagle Tavern (first below where Bethuel Vincent formerly kept) - L. B. Stoughton respectfully informs travelers and others, that he has rented that spacious, airy and convenient three-story brick-house of David Rittenhouse, Esq., where he keeps a public house of entertainment, for the accommodation of travelers and others. No possible exertion will be spared to render general satisfaction."

      The old Eagle Hotel, on Front street, a building part frame and part log, which, sixty years ago, was occupied by the Northumberland, Union and Columbia Bank, and which later, at various times, was kept as the "Spread Eagle Tavern," and as the "Eagle Hotel," by Lemuel B. Stoughton, Captain John M. Huff, and others, was, in 1871, demolished by the latter gentleman, and he erected in its place a fine three-story house, and named it for himself, "Huff's Hotel."
    Biography
    • Lemuel B. Stoughton was born at East Windsor, Conn. and located in Northumberland, PA about 1810, and about nine years later removed to Milton where he conducted a hotel for several years and also in connection with his brother under firm name of L. and F. Stoughton conducted a stove and tinware business at Milton and Lewisburg. In 1828 he formed a co-partnership with Randell Wilcox as contractors; they subsequently built the Shamokin Dam in the Susquehanna River below Sunbury. Later they built Dam No. 5 across the Potomac River near Clear Springs, MD for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. About 1836 he located in Louisville Kentucky, where he lived to old age and acquired a large fortune. He is buried there.
    Census (desc) 1820  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 115325E2F07B0C49A0C4B709A9E289E0430E 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I3904  Milton Families
    Last Modified 8 May 2013 

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] Freemasonry in Northumberland & Snyder counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, 214.

    2. [S69] History of Northumberland Co. PA 1876.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 4.