Sam Houston

By:A'nya Jackson

Background of Sam Houston

He was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a Constituent state. There was only two Americans to be elected governor of two of two different states, and he was the only governor within a future Confederate state. As Sam Houston was governor, he refused to swear loyalty to the Confederacy when Texas seceded from the Union in 1861 with the outbreak of the Americans Civil War.

About Sam Houston

Sam Houston was born March 2, 1793 in Rockbridge Country, Virginia. His children were Andrew Jackson Houston, and Temple Lea Houston.. Sam Houston was married to 3 ladies but got a divorce with just 2 of them First wife was Eliza Allen 1829- 1837 they were married. His third wife was Margaret Lea Houston 1840- 1863. Sam's second wife was unknown.... Sam Houston died July 26, 1863 in Huntsville, Texas

Important events of Sam Houston

He was the 7th Governor of Texas, a United States Senator for about 13years, he was the 1st and 3rd presidant of Texas, and the 7th Governor of Tennessee for 2years. He was also in the War of 1812 and the Battle of San Jacinto in Texas.

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