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Margaret Moffette Lea Houston
Birth: Apr. 11, 1819
Marion
Perry County
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1867
Independence
Washington County
Texas, USA

Inscription:

MARGARET LEA
Wife of
SAM HOUSTON
Marion, Ala.
Apr. 11, 1819 - Dec. 3, 1867


Inscription:

MARGARET MOFFETTE LEA
wife of
GEN. SAM HOUSTON
April 11, 1819 - Dec. 3, 1867
and her mother
NANCY MOFFETTE LEA
May 1, 1780 - Feb 7, 1864
Women of character, culture and staunch
devotion to their families and church.
Each in her own way greatly influenced
the career of Sam Houston and
the course of Texas History.


Wife of president and governor. Margaret Moffette (Lea) Houston, third wife of General Sam Houston, was the "First Lady" of the Republic of Texas during Sam Houston's second term as president of the Republic of Texas (1841-1844), and "First Lady" of the state of Texas during Sam Houston's term as governor of the state of Texas (1859-1861). Born in Marion, Alabama to Temple and Nancy (Moffette) Lea, she married Sam Houston despite her mother's objections. She died in Independence, Washington County, Texas during the yellow fever epidemic of 1867. Books written about her include, "Sam Houston's Wife" by William Seale and "Star of Destiny: The Private Life of Sam and Margaret Houston" by Madge Thornall Roberts and Randolph B. Campbell. Many of her letters were published in "The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston" by Sam Houston and Madge Thornall Roberts. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nancy Moffette Lea (1780 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Sam Houston (1793 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  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:
Houston-Lea Family Cemetery
Independence
Washington County
Texas, USA
Plot: Baptist Church Historical Cemetary
 
Maintained by: Skip Farrow
Originally Created by: Sebastian
Record added: Dec 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32185189
Margaret Moffette <i>Lea</i> Houston
Added by: Lynda Duncan Miles
 
Margaret Moffette <i>Lea</i> Houston
Added by: Lynda Duncan Miles
 
Margaret Moffette <i>Lea</i> Houston
Added by: Sebastian
 
 
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- Laurie Wilson
 Added: Jan. 29, 2014
In your honor, Margaret. God Bless you and your family. It must not have been easy for you, with your husband off fighting for Texas. Rest in heavenly peace now. Thank you.
- Lynda Duncan Miles
 Added: Dec. 9, 2013

- MNeil
 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
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