- [Samuel Rutherford Houston] is the oldest son of the family, and was born March 12th, 1806, at Rural Valley, Rockbridge Co., Va. He was named after his famous ancestor, Samuel Rutherford, one of the "Westminister Divines", from whose brother, or brother's son, his genealogy has been traced on the maternal side (Margaret Walker); the Walkers having emigrated to America from Wigton, Scotland (vide Memoir of Dr. S.B. McPheeters, by Dr. Grasty p. 17).
|Author:||Samuel Rutherford Houston|
|Title:||Brief Biographical Accounts of Many members of the Houston Family|
|Publisher:||Elm Street Printing Company, Cinncinnati|
|Electronic Source:||1. HeritageQuest|