Malcolm G. second son by second marriage served a short apprenticeship of 2 years in the house of Richardson Bros. & Co. of Liverpool Eng. during which period lived with my dear sister Margaret (then Mrs J N Richardson) near Liverpool. In 1849 came to the US and saw for the first time Niagra Falls on my way to Cincinnati, Ohio, where first remained to assist my brother Samuel who then represented R.B.&Co., Liverpool and Belfast, the firm I had just left.
In 1851, I went to New Orleans and was a junior partner in the house of Fennel Bee & Co., who represented several English and New York business houses amongst others Thomas Richardson of New York (brother of J N Richardson, my brother in law in Liverpool) a wealthy merchant and ship owner of that city.
In 1853, at the solicitation of Mr Thomas R.I. came to New York and after one year in his office I was admitted a partner in the firm of Thos. Richardson & Co., At the same time Mr Richardson established the house of Richardson Spence & Co., Liverpool with whom we did business in cotton Grain and Provisions and we were the principal owners of four large ships - The Nonpareil, The Philadelphia, The Metropolis, The Robert L Lane, (owned by Mr R.) sailing between this country and European ports. These ships were at times successful but being wooden vessels they soon began to decay and in the long run lost all they made by depreciation in value.
Mr Richardson, having died in 1868 the firm in consequence was dissolved; his capital withdrawn, and the business liquidated. This misfortune deprived me of the necessary capital to continue successfully the business and in 1878 I came back to Boston to engage in the cotton buying business first representing Hobart Smith & Co., and afterwards in 1887, that of Ralli Bros. of New York. The firm of Haughton & Co., were their agents in Boston until 1903 when Ralli Bros retired from American cotton business.
In 1884 my son Lawrence joined me in business and in 1901 my son M G Haughton Jnr. was admitted to the firm of Haughton & Co.,
Married on Staten Island, June 2nd 1863, Mary Nesbit, daughter of Samuel and Alison Turnbull Lawrence and had the following issue:
Alison T. I.