sam houston

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  • birth of sam houston

    Birth of sam Houston
  • houston lives wih cherokees

    Rebelling at his older brother's attempts to make him work on the farm and in the family's store in Marysville, Houston ran away from home as an adolescent in 1809 to live among the Cherokees, who lived across the Tennessee River. Between visits to Maryville, he traveled for three years with Chief Oolooteka, who adopted him and gave him the Indian name Colonneh, or "the Raven."
  • sam houston running for office

    sam houston was admitted to the bar and practiced in Lebonon, Tennessee before running for public office. He sought and won public office and was elected to the U.S. congress in 1823 and again in 1825. This made houston respected in the political world.
  • when sam houston went to texas

    While govenor and after a brief marriage that ended unfavorably, houston quietly resigned from tennessee poltics andreturned to live with his longtime friend, the cherokees. There, he remained until 1832 when he moved to texas along with a few friends.
  • convention of 1833

    In Texas, houston was elected delegate from nacogdoches to the convention off 1833 which met at san felipe. From that time , houston emerged as a prominent player in the affairs of texas.
  • when houston became general

    In 1835 he was appointed general of the militery district east of the trinity. He became a member of the consultatation of 1835, and of the convention which met at washington on the brazos in 1836 to declare independence from mexico.
  • houston defeating santa anna

    Houston immediately took control of the texas forces after the fall of the alamo and goliad, and conducted the retreat of the army to the site of the battle of san jacinto, where on april 21 1836, his force defeated santa anna and got texas its long sought independence.
  • houston served in congress

    In the fall of that year, houston was elected the first preident of the republic texas. After serving his term as president, he served in the congress of the republic in 1839 . Then in 1841 , houston was again voted by a large margin to the head of the teaxas government.
  • houston becomes governor

    After ststehood in 1845, houston was elected senator from texas to the congress of the unted states. still later 1859 houston was elected to serve as govenor of the state of texas.
  • houston was removed from office

    As govvernor in 1861, houston was strongly opposed to the secession of texas from the union. Because he was much in minoity on this issue , houston was removed from office in march of 1861, ending his ilustrious carrier in public service.
  • houston death

    houston retired to the privacy of his home at huntsville, texas, where he died in july of 1863. He is buried in huntsville oakwood cemetery.