Samuel Houston (1752-1807)

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General Samuel Houston was born circa 1752 in Timber Ridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States to Robert Houston (1720-1761) and Margaret Davidson (c1725-1745) and died 1807 in Timber Ridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Paxton (c1752-) in United States.


Houston, 1882:23:

He was a Brigade Inspector for many years, and while from home attending to his military durties in the estern part of the State (Viriginia) he was arrestd by the hand of death, and brathed his last at Callighan's Hotel, a celebrated inn, in what is now Alleghany County, Va. He was a man above the ordinary size, of fine personal appearance and military bearing....Not many years after his death, his widow left the home he had inherited from his father on Timber Ridge,and removed with her family to Blount County, Tenn. (about 1807), and settled onPistol Creek near a church, which was called "Baker's Creek Church," which she habituatlly attended with her children. Her residence was in the neighborhood of other houston families who had removed previously from Virginia to Tennessee, and who, with her descendants, did much toward forming the marked character of the citizens of that county.


DOB: 1750
POB: Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA
DOD: 1807
POD: Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA This POD may not be where he actually died. He's said to have died while away from home.Needs to be checked
Spouse: Elizabeth Paxton (?-?)
Father: Robert Houston (1720-1761)
Mother: Margaret Davidson (c1725-1745) per Houston, 18882 an alternative mother is Mary Davidson (c1725-1819)


Paxton Houston1784 Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia, USAc1808 uncertaindied of consumption shortly after reaching maturity (Houston, 1882:24; It is not clear whether he died in Blount County, TN, or elsewhere. Houston, 1882 indicates that he saw a letter from him to his father, Rev. Samuel Houston, concerning his religious views. Rev. Houston remained in Rockbridge County, and a letter to him would have been unnecessary if Paxton Houston had remained there as well.
Robert Houston11 Dec 1787 Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA1813 Brownsburg, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA Based on Houston, 1882:25, he apparently remained behind in Roxkbridge County, dying near Brownsburg, a suicide supposedly over a love affair gone bad.
John HoustonRockbridge, Virginia, USA According to Houston, 1882:25 he lived in Memphis, had one son, and three daughters. the son died young. After his death the daughters remained in Memphis.
James Houston Timber Ridge, Augusta, Virginia, USAAccording to Houston, 1882:25 he was a merchant for some time in Blount county, relcated to Nashville, where he married and died.
Samuel Houston (1793-1863)2 Mar 1793Rockbridge, Virginia, USA
William Houston1796 Rockbridge, Virginia, USA1827 Washington, District Of Columbia, USA ____ Ball (?-?)POD fide Houston, 1882:34
Mary Houston1797 Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA29 Apr 1854 Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, USA 1) Mathew Wallace, 2) Gen. William WallaceHouston, 1882:35; need to verify DOB, DOD, POD, not given by Houston, 1882
Isabella Houston1798 Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA13 Dec 1842 Houston, 1882:35 says she died young.
Eliza Houston 1800Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA1850Texas____ MooreHouston, 1882:36

Houston, 1882 provides few vita dates. Most of the above dates are drawn from various genealogies, and should be treated with caution as unverified.


Offspring of General Samuel Houston and Elizabeth Paxton (c1752-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Paxton Houston (1784-c1808)
Robert Houston (1787-1813)
John Houston (c1789-)
James Houston (c1791-)
Samuel Houston (1793-1863) 2 March 1793 Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States 26 August 1863 Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, United States Eliza Allen (1809-1861)
Talahina Rogers (1799-1833)
Margaret Moffette Lea (1819-1867)

William Houston (1796-1827)
Mary Houston (1797-1854)
Isabella Houston (1798-1842)
Eliza Houston (1800-1850




  1. REDIRECT Samuel Houston (1793-1863)/Annotated References

Sources and notes

‡ General
  • Houston, 1882 - available only to subscribers
  • Guessing his wife's birth year in the absence of a better estimate.
¶ Death
  • Said to have died while away from home; so check this.


  WMWillis, Robin Patterson

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