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English: A statue of Sam Houston in Memorial H...
English: A statue of Sam Houston in Memorial Hermann park, Houston TX (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sam Houston as a U.S. senator
Sam Houston as a U.S. senator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Statue of Sam Houston, Huntsville, Texas
Statue of Sam Houston, Huntsville, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sam Houston chaired the committee which wrote ...
Sam Houston chaired the committee which wrote a proposed state constitution. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Signer of the Declaration of Independence – Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army – President of the Republic – Member of Congress of the Republic – Senator in the United States Congress – Governor of Texas


His early life–Joins the United States Army–Wounded in the Battle of Horseshoe–Studies Law–Elected Member of Congress and Governor of Tennessee–Came to Texas in 1833–Delegate to Old Washington Convention–Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army–Defeats Santa Anna at San Jacinto–Elected President of the Republic–Senator in the United Sates Congress–Governor of Texas–Death in 1863.


Sam Houston was born near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, March 2, 1793.  His ancestors were of Scotch origin.  They came to America about 1689 and settled in Pennsylvania.  Robert Houston, Sam Houston’s grandfather, moved to Virginia and settled Rockbridge County.  Here he reared a family and here Sam Houston was born.  After the death of his father, his mother moved to Blount County, Tennessee.  He was but a lad of thirteen summers when his mother changed her residence from Virginia to the rugged State of Tennessee.  Here he came in contact with the Cherokee Indians, who lived near where his mother settled. He spent many leisure hours with them, joining them in their chase for game, which was in abundance at the time.

In 1813, Mr. Houston enlisted in the United Sates army.  The country was then at war with Great Britain.  He was not in the army long before his peculiar talents for military life were recognized.  He was soon promoted for gallantry in the battle with the Creek Indians.  In a fierce conflict at To-ho-ne-ka, (Horseshoe Bend of the Tallapoosa River), Alabama, he received a painful wound from an arrow from an Indian bow.  General Jackson ordered him to the rear, but he disregarded the order and joined his regiment in the thickest of the battle.  As the battle raged he received another wound that disabled him and from this he did not recover for many months, and did not rejoin his regiment until a short time before peace was declared.  He then served for a short time in the Adjutant General’s office at Nashville.  In November 1819, he was assigned to extra duty as sub-agent among the Cherokee Indians, to carry out a treaty just ratified with the nation.  During the winter of 1819-1820 he conducted a delegation of Cherokee Indians to Washington to present their claims to the Federal Government.

Regarding Houston’s military career in the United States army, a memorandum from the war department shows that “Sam Houston entered the Seventh Infantry as a Sergeant; became ensign in the Thirty-ninth Infantry, July 29, 1813; was severely wounded in the battle of Horse-shoe Bend under Major-General Jackson, March 27th; made Third Lieutenant December1813; promoted to Second Lieutenant May, 1814; retained May 15th in First Infantry; became First Lieutenant March 1, 1818; resigned May 17, 1818.”

Soon after resigning from the army Mr. Houston entered the law office of Mr. James Trimble, an eminent lawyer at Nashville, for the purpose of studying law.  He was soon admitted to the bar and at once became a successful advocate, locating in Lebanon.  He was soon elected District Attorney.  This made it necessary for him to reside in Nashville.  His resident in Lebanon was so pleasant that he left it with regrets.  When about to move to Nashville he delivered a public address to the citizens of Lebanon in which he expressed regrets that it became necessary for him to leave them.  In his address he said: “The time has come when I must bid you farewell.  Although duty calls me away, yet I must confess it is with feelings of sincere regret that I leave you.  I shall ever remember with emotions of gratitude the kindness which I have received at your hands.  I came among you poor and a stranger and you extended the hand of welcome, and received me kindly.  I was naked and ye clothed me–I was hungry and you fed me–I was athirst and ye gave me drink.”

“Mr. Houston’s address” said I. V. Drake, in a letter to his biographer, Dr. William Carey Crane, “was delivered in so pathetic a style that its effect was to cause many to shed tears.”

In 1820 Mr. Houston was appointed Adjutant-General of the State, with the rank of Colonel.  In 1821 he was elected Major-General by the field officers of the division that composed two-thirds of the State.


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A Virtual Cemetery created by: TEXAS TUDORS

Description: To honor all the soldiers that have died for what they believed in.

Records 1 to 26 (of 26 total matches)

Name etery
Carroll, Sgt Samuel Houston 66063182
b. Nov. 15, 1838 d. May 30, 1863
Oakland Cemetery
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Davis, I 3185433
b. unknown d. Mar. 8, 1863
Nashville National Cemete…
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Frederick, A 2980553
b. unknown d. May 14, 1864
Chattanooga National Ceme…
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Frederick, Corp C.B. 8489694
b. unknown d. Aug. 16, 1863
Vicksburg National Cemete…
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
Frederick, John 32489541
b. unknown d. Sep. 22, 1905
Chalmette National Cemete…
St. Bernard Parish
Louisiana, USA
Hampton, J. L. 12343586
b. Oct. 20, 1840 d. Dec. 24, 1883
Oak Dale Cemetery
Erath County
Texas, USA
Hancock, Jefferson Blufe 12219891
b. Jun. 8, 1845 d. Feb. 26, 1923
West End Cemetery
Erath County
Texas, USA
Hancock, William M. 40574062
b. Aug. 25, 1836 d. Nov. 5, 1923
Proctor Cemetery
Comanche County
Texas, USA
Keith, J. H. 20578911
b. Feb. 21, 1829 d. Nov. 8, 1901
Johnson Cemetery
Erath County
Texas, USA
Linderman, Aaron 3255971
b. unknown d. Dec. 15, 1863
Alexandria National Cemet…
Alexandria city
Virginia, USA
Linderman, Sgt Abraham 21069099
b. 1810 d. Sep. 13, 1891
Woodlawn Cemetery
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Linderman, Alexander 33636912
b. unknown d. Oct. 20, 1862
US Soldiers’ and Airmen’s…
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Linderman, Alonzo S 3193962
b. unknown d. Apr. 1, 1865
Nashville National Cemete…
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Linderman, Lieut Charles 15691007
b. Feb. 4, 1839 d. Apr. 15, 1907
Clarinda Cemetery
Page County
Iowa, USA
Linderman, Sgt Cornelius 10023701
b. 1802 d. Apr. 7, 1864
Vicksburg National Cemete…
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
Linderman, Pvt Elijah Abraham 24309936
b. 1843 d. Jul., 1861
Oak Hill Cemetery
Boone County
Illinois, USA
Linderman, George 2891281
b. unknown d. Mar. 4, 1864
Rock Island National Ceme…
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Linderman, John 2501543
b. unknown d. May 17, 1865
Loudon Park National Ceme…
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Linderman, Samuel Lloyd 32107648
b. Mar. 7, 1832 d. Mar. 22, 1920
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Linderman, Thomas Gilbert 38879815
b. 1828 d. Jun. 25, 1905
Howard Cemetery
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
McAdams, George W 71204084
b. Mar. 25, 1843 d. Feb. 20, 1915
Bristol Cemetery
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Palen, Pvt George 58508083
b. unknown d. Nov. 9, 1862
Knoxville National Cemete…
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Tipton, T. J. 12342418
b. Aug. 20, 1837 d. Jul. 26, 1901
Oak Dale Cemetery
Erath County
Texas, USA
Tudor, Isaiah Davis 37479572
b. Apr. 12, 1836 d. Oct. 12, 1916
Evergreen Cemetery
Lamar County
Texas, USA
Tudor, Thomas Benton 21076143
b. Jul. 2, 1842 d. May 25, 1917
Corinth Cemetery
Erath County
Texas, USA
Tudor, William Duncan “W. D.” 2537972
b. 1836 d. Jan. 3, 1865
Finns Point National Ceme…
Salem County
New Jersey, USA