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Maj. Samuel Houston was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Information on Samuel Houston
From Clan Houston Web Page (http://clanhuston.com/husterly.htm)
Samuel Houston, born 1745 in Timber Ridge, Augusta County, VA, died 1807 in Bath Timber, (now Allegheny County, VA), m. in 1783 to Elizabeth Paxton; b. 1757; died August 18, 1831 in Maryville, TN. Major, Served with Morgan's Rifle Brigade in the Continental Army and came home a Captain; Rifleman; Inspector General of Troops with rank of Major. Served in VA.
- Samuel, b. March 2, 1793; m. (1) Eliza Allen, (2) Tiana Rogers, (3) Margaret Lea Moffitt;
- Paxton, born 1784, unmarried;
- Robert, b.1786;
- James, b. 1788;
- John, b. 1790;
- William, b. 1796, m. Mary Ball;
- Mary, b. 1797, m. (1) Matthew Wallace, (2) William Wallace;
- Isabella, b. 1798;
- Eliza, b. 1800.
Record in Augusta County, VA:
- Augusta Co., Virginia Book of Records Vol. II Pg 37, Date: September, 1806 (C to -). Commonwealth vs. Maj. Saml. Houston. Indict. for disturbing Public Worship by dragging Ann Henderson out of the meeting on Sunday 04 August, 1805 at Timber Ridge. Depn. of David Snyder 26 Mar 1806 - Ann took the jerks - she was exercised for some time when she rose up & began dancing. Maj. H - took hold of her arm saying it would not do to dance in the meeting - Daniel Lyle prevented him - James Decker came to Houston's assistance. & she was removed to the shade of a tree. "Depositions show that Houston's action met the approval of the Congregation and of Mr. Blair the pastor.
- ↑ Clan Houston Web Page (http://clanhuston.com/husterly.htm).
- Notable Southern Families, Vol. 2.
(2) Samuel Houston, son of Robert Houston and Margaret Davidson Houston married Elizabeth Paxton. They had nine children: Paxton Houston, Robert Houston. James Houston, John Houston, Samuel Houston (General), William Houston, Isabell Houston, Mary Houston and Elizabeth Houston.