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Margaret Lea "Maggie" Houston Williams
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1848
Huntsville
Walker County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1908
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Maggie was the first child to be born at the Woodland Home on April 13th, 1848. She was said to resemble her mother and later became a strong-willed, intelligent woman. She attended Baylor academy in Independence and studied writing. At seventeen she fell in love with Captain Weston Lafeyette Williams and they married at the Independence Baptist Church on October 17th, 1866. They had three sons and two daughters. After her husband's death, she moved to San Antonio to be near her daughter. Well known in cultural circles, she was a friend of Elizabet Ney, the noted sculptress. When she died on March 12th, 1906, the flag at the Alamo flew at half-mast and the bells of the city tolled in her honor.

SOURCE: "HOUSTON'S CHILDREN" Sam Houston Memorial Museum Online
Submitted by Lynda Duncan Miles 
 
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 Parents:
  Sam Houston (1793 - 1863)
  Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (1819 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Weston Lafayette Williams (1835 - 1889)
 
 Children:
  Madge H. Williams Hearne (1871 - 1955)*
  Franklin Weston Williams (1874 - 1958)*
  James Royston Williams (1877 - 1953)*
  Marian Williams Whittemore (1879 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sam Houston (1843 - 1894)*
  Nannie Elizabeth Houston Morrow (1846 - 1920)*
  Margaret Lea Houston Williams (1848 - 1908)
  Mary William Houston Morrow (1850 - 1931)*
  Antoinette Power Houston Bringhurst (1852 - 1932)*
  Andrew Jackson Houston (1854 - 1941)*
  William Rogers Houston (1858 - 1920)*
  Temple Lea Houston (1860 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Paula J
Record added: May 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8838578
Margaret Lea Maggie <i>Houston</i> Williams
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- Lynda Duncan Miles
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