David Hough (New Hampshire)

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David Hough
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's At-large district (Seat 4)
In office
March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Preceded by Abiel Foster
Succeeded by Samuel Tenney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's At-large district (Seat 3)
In office
March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807
Preceded by Samuel Tenney
Succeeded by Francis Gardner
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1753-03-13)March 13, 1753
Norwich, Connecticut Colony
Died April 18, 1831(1831-04-18) (aged 78)
New London County, Connecticut
Resting place Cole Cemetery
New London County, Connecticut, USA
Political party Federalist
Spouse(s) Abigail Huntington
Children Lucinda Hough Ela
Philera Hough
Nancy Hough
Charlotte Hough
Nabba Hough
Lydia Hough
David Hough
John Hough
John Hough 2nd
Lydia Hough 2nd
Parents David Hough
Desire Hough
Residence Lebanon
Profession Carpenter

David Hough (March 13, 1753 – April 18, 1831) was an American politician, a farmer, and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Born in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, Hough attended the common schools and worked for a while as a ship carpenter.


Hough moved to Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, in 1778, and served as member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1788, 1789, and 1794. He was also a Justice of the Peace and a colonel of the militia. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1783 and was a commissioner of valuation in 1798.

Elected as a Federalist to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses,[1] Hough served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807). Subsequently, he engaged in agricultural pursuits.


Hough died in Lebanon, April 18, 1831 (age about 78 years). He is interred at Cole Cemetery, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Family life[edit]

Son of David and Desire, Hough married Abigail Huntington on July 2.1775 and they had a daughter, Lucinda, who married Jacob Ela.[2] They also had Philera, Nancy, Charlotte, Nabba, Lydia, David, John, John 2d, and Lydia 2nd.[3]


  1. ^ Capace, Nancy. Encyclopedia of New Hampshire Encyclopedia of the United States. North American Book Dist LLC, 2001. p. 394. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Metcalf, McClintock, Hammond, Henry Harrison, John Norris, Otis Grant. The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History, Biography, Literature, and State Progress, Volume 27. H.H. Metcalf, 1899. p. 305. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "David Hough (New Hampshire)". 1997-2014 Ancestry.com. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Abiel Foster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire

Succeeded by
Samuel Tenney
Preceded by
Samuel Tenney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire

Succeeded by
Francis Gardner

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.