"When tyrants ask you to yield one jot of your liberty, and you consent thereto,
it is the first link forged in the chain that will eventually hold you in bondage."

Sam Houston

Sam Houston Historic School House


  
    
        
         

. Sam Houston: Man of Honor
Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Sam Houston, the Raven .  Sam Houston (1793-1863)



Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
Resident Manager, at (865) 983-1550.

Facts about Sam Houston
Born, March 2, 1793, Rockbridge Co., Va.
Moved to Maryville, Tennessee in 1808, with his widowed mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
In Tennessee he became:
A brave soldier and a U.S. Lieutenant.
A practicing attorney.
The Attorney General of the state.
A U.S. Congressman, two terms.
The Governor.
As a Texan Houston:
Practiced law.
Was Commander-In-Chief of the Army.
Liberated Texas from Mexican rule.
Served as the first President of the Republic (three terms).
Was instrumental in annexing Texas to the United States.
Served as a U.S. Senator for 14 years.
Died at Huntsville, Texas July 26, 1863.

Sam Houston, written by Kristie Susan McCarter, a 5th grade student from Porter Elementary School, Maryville, Tennessee...