Sam houston

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sam houston

Sam Houston was born on March 2nd 1793,in rockbridge county,va.He died on july 26th,1863.Sam Houstons full name is Samuel Houston.His parents are Major Samuel Houston,and Elizabeth Paxton.Sam Houstons children were Andrew Jackson Houston and Temple Lea Houston. Sam was married 3 times.His wifes were Margret Lea Houston,Eliza Allen,and Tiana Rogers Gentry.Sam Houston had already served in the u.s house of representatives and as govenor of Tennasse when he moved to Texas in 1832. At the time he arrived,Texas was part of Mexico and the site of rising tensions and violent disturbances between Mexican authorities and anglo settllers from the United States.Voicing his support for a separate state of Texas,Houston emerged as a leader among the settlers. In 1835,he was chosen commander in cheif of the Texas army.The Alomo was an 18th century Franciscan Mission in SanAntonio,texas,which was the location of an impotant battle for Texans fighting for Independence from Mexico.In 1836,a small group of texans was defeated by Mexican genarel Santa Anna.When Houston recieved wordof the defeat at the Alomo, he was inspired to begin a month-long retreat to regroup and replinish the Texas armys strength.Remembering how badly the texans had been defeated at the Alomo,on April 21st,1836,Houstons army won a quick battle against the Mexican forces at San Jacinto and gained independence for Texas.Soon after,Houston was elected president of the Republic of Texas.He continuied to serve as senator and govenor after texas became part of the United States, in 1845.
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