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Elizabeth Blair (Paxton) Houston (1757 - 1831)

Elizabeth Blair Houston formerly Paxton
Born in Rockbridge, Virginiamap
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Wife of — married 12 Feb 1781 in Rockbridge, Virginia, USAmap
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Died at about age 74 in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jan 2009
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Elizabeth Paxton was born ca. 1760 of John Paxton and Mary (Blair) Paxton, and died 1831 in Bakers Creek, TN. She married Major Samuel Houston, 12 February 1781, son of John Houston and Margaret Cunningham. Their children were Samuel (who became General Sam Houston of Texas fame, etc.), William, James, John, Mary, Robert, Paxton, James, Isabella, Eliza, and possibly one more." (Source: Descendants of John Paxton & Elizabeth Alexander)

Memorial stone has "Died in her 74th year." (This would make her death in 1756 or 1757, but above has "ca. 1760.") "Member of Bakers Creek [Presbyterian] Church." "Mother of the famous Sam Houston." A memorial was erected in her honor at the cemetery in 1942 by the Mary Blount Chapter of the D.A.R., Maryville, Tenn.



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Paxton-1352 and Paxton-1 appear to represent the same person because: clearly a duplicate, same lineage to Gen Sam Houston
posted by Robin Lee
Houston-2646 and Paxton-1 appear to represent the same person because: identical dates, her maiden name was Paxton, please merge
posted by Robin Lee
Adair-18 and Paxton-1 do not represent the same person because: LNAB's and data don't match.
posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
Paxton-438 and Paxton-1 appear to represent the same person because: Go ahead and merge these.
posted by Sally Stovall

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