Samuel Houston Family Tree
Samuel Houston was born in Virginia in 1793. He was a lawyer who came to Texas in 1835. Houston was President of the Republic of Texas from 1836-1838 and 1841-1844. He also served in the Texas Congress and was Governor of Texas from 1859-1861.

Houston married three times. In 1829, he was married to Eliza Allen for 11 weeks. Later, he married Diana Rogers Gentry, an Indian woman. In 1840, he married Margaret Moffette Lea with whom he had eight children.