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 Margaret Moffette “Maggie” <I>Lea</I> Houston

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Margaret Moffette “Maggie” Lea Houston

  • Birth 11 Apr 1819 Marion, Perry County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 3 Dec 1867 Independence, Washington County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Independence, Washington County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Baptist Church Historical Cemetary
  • Memorial ID 32185189

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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  • Maintained by: Skip Farrow
  • Originally Created by: Sebastian
  • Added: 15 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32185189
  • Lynda Duncan Miles
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Moffette “Maggie” Lea Houston (11 Apr 1819–3 Dec 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32185189, citing Houston-Lea Family Cemetery, Independence, Washington County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Skip Farrow (contributor 47380732) .