Maj. Samuel Houston

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Samuel Davidson Houston, Sr.

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Timber Ridge, Virginia
Death: circa September 22, 1806 (57-65)
Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Natural Bridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Houston and Margaret Dunlap Davidson
Husband of Elizabeth Blair Paxton
Father of Paxton Houston; Private User; General Samuel Rutherford Houston, of the Texas Army, Won Battle of San Jacinto, Statesman, soldier; Robert Houston; James Houston and 1 other
Brother of Esther Davidson McKee; John Davidson Houston; Margaret Houston; Mary Letcher; Ann Houston and 2 others

Occupation: Major
Managed by: Private User
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About Maj. Samuel Houston

DAR A 057771, Patriotic service, VA. Furnished supplies.

Birth: 1745 Timber Ridge Rockbridge County Virginia, USA Death: 1807 Kentucky, USA

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.

(Sam Houston Museum)

Family links:


  • Robert H Houston (1720 - 1760)
  • Margaret Dunlap Davidson Houston (1720 - ____)


  • Elizabeth Blair Paxton Houston (1757 - 1831)
  • John Paxton Houston (1790 - 1838)*
  • Sam Houston (1793 - 1863)*
  • Mary Houston Wallace (1797 - 1854)*


  • Elizabeth Houston McClung (1739 - ____)*
  • Samuel Davidson Houston (1745 - 1807)
  • Anne Houston Barnes (1758 - 1829)

  • Calculated relationship


  • High Bridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Natural Bridge
  • Rockbridge County
  • Virginia, USA

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Maj. Samuel Houston's Timeline

Age 35
March 2, 1793
Age 48
Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Age 48
September 22, 1806
Age 61
Kentucky, United States
Natural Bridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA