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Houston, Reverend Samuel[1]

Male 1758 - 1839  (81 years)


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  • Name Houston, Samuel 
    Title Reverend 
    Born 01 Jan 1758  Hays Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    OCCU Abt 1784  [2
    Presbyterian minister  
    Buried Jan 1839  High Bridge Cemetery, , Rockbridge, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Jan 1839  , , Rockbridge, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21090  McClure-Harris
    Last Modified 14 May 2004 

    Father Houston, John III,   b. 1726, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1798, , Logan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Todd, Sarah,   b. 29 May 1727, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Maryville, Blount, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F7199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hall, Mary Elizabeth 
    Family ID F7206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Walker, Margaret,   b. Feb 1771,   d. 14 Aug 1854, , Rockbridge, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Family ID F7207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Houston, Samuel
    Houston, Samuel
    Age 81 years Houston, Rev. Samuel Jan 20, 1839

  • Notes 
    • First cousin to General Samuel Houston of Texas fame.

  • Sources 
    1. [S186] GEDCOM file imported on 14 Aug 2002., Shane Symes.

    2. [S609] A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia, Oren F. Morton, (1920) (Reliability: 3).
      Samuel, Sr., the father of General Houston, was himself a soldier,
      having served in the Revolution as one of the famous riflemen of Daniel
      Morgan. Afterward he was an inspector-general of troops on the frontier
      and held the rank of major. A first cousin was the Reverend Samuel
      Houston born on Hays Creek, January 1, 1758. He was a graduate of
      Liberty Hall and was licensed as a Presbyterian minister about 1784. He
      spent several years in the proposed state of Franklin, which he took a
      leading part in trying to establish, being a member of the committee
      that drafted its constitution. Returning in 1789 he now became pastor
      of the churches at Falling Springs and Highbridge. Mr. Houston was a
      polished writer and for about twenty years he taught a classical school
      in a building on his own place. he was original in his ideas and was
      the inventor and patentee of a threshing machine. His house and barn
      were built on plans of his own, and his farm of six hundred acres was
      tilled on more scientific methods than were usual in his day. During
      his long pastorate he perhaps united more couples than any other
      minister in Rockbridge. He became blind near the close of his long
      life, but was to have preached the day he died, which was January 29,
      1839. He was tall, erect, and square-shouldered, dignified in manner,
      and was both particular and old-fashioned in the matter of dress.