Monday, September 30, 2013

Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville & Sam Houston Burial Site

My ancestor Ann Houston (born in Renfrewshire, Scotland) married James Orr and had a son Robert Orr.  Robert Orr joined the church in Scotland and immigrated to Utah in the 1850's. 
Sam Houston's ancestry also goes back to Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland.  His line goes from Scotland to Northern Ireland and then eventually to Virginia - where Sam was born. 
I believe James Houston (who built the blacksmith shop at Haun's Mill) also descends from the Scotland - Northern Ireland - Virginia line. 
Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Margaret Moffette Lea (3rd wife)

This vest was worn by General Houston in the 1840’s and 1850’s.  He referred to it as his “leopard skin vest”. While defending his pro-union views to Southern senators he said he had always been pro-union and, “A leopard can’t change his spots.”  

Sam Houston Burial Site


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