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Maj. Samuel Houston served Virginia during the American Revolution Service started: Unit(s): Service ended:
Father of General Sam Houston
He was born about 1745 and died 1807. While absent from home on an inspection tour, Samuel Houston died at Dennis Callighan's, a friendly tavern house, on the 'New Road' to Kentucky. He was buried in the High Bridge Church yard, near the elaborate mansion of his cousin Matthew Houston.
After his death, Elizabeth moved her family to Tennessee in the spring of 1807. Samuel was a Captain in Morgan's Rifle Brigade, Continental Army, Virginia. Continued in service and after the war as Brigadier Inspector in Virginia Militia and advanced to rank of Major. They lived on the Timber Ridge plantation, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, until the death of Samuel. Samuel was married in 1783 to Elizabeth Blair Paxton (daughter of John Paxton of Rockbridge Co., Virginia). She was born about 1765 and died August 1831. They had 9 children.
Robert Houston (1787-1813)
James Houston (1788-1836)
John Paxton Houston (1790-1838)
Samuel Houston (1793-1863)
William Houston (1796-1827)
Mary (Houston) Wallace (1797-1854)
Isabella Houston (1798-1842)
Eliza (Houston) Moore (1800-1850)
Samuel was born about 1750. He passed away about 1806.
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