Person:Samuel Houston (8)

m. 1742
  1. Ann Houston1742-1755 -
  2. Maj. Samuel Houston1745 - 1807
  3. John Houston1746-1751 -
  4. James Houston1746-1760 -
  5. Elizabeth 'Bettie' Houstonest 1751 -
  6. Mary Davidson Houstonabt 1752 - 1820
  7. Margaret 'Mary' Houstonest 1753 -
  8. Esther Houstonest 1755 -
m. 12 FEB 1781
  1. Paxton Houston1784 -
  2. Robert Houston1786 -
  3. James Houston1788 -
  4. John Houston1790 -
  5. Gen./Sen./Gov. Samuel Houston1793 - 1863
  6. William Houston1796 -
  7. Mary Houston1797 -
  8. Isabella Houston1798 -
  9. Eliza Houston1800 -
Facts and Events
Name Maj. Samuel Houston
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1745 Timber Ridge, Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Birth? 1752 Rockbridge County, Virginia
Alt Birth? 1755 Pennsylvania
Marriage 12 FEB 1781 Rockbridge County, Virginiato Elizabeth Paxton
Death? 1807 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Census? Father of General Sam Houston

Maj. Samuel Houston was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Information on Samuel Houston

From Clan Houston Web Page (

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.
  1. Clan Houston Web Page (
  2.   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.