Sam Houston

A collection of images and items associated with Gen. Sam Houston. Not all are held at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, but some are.
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A photo of Sam Houston’s gravesite memorial in Huntsville, Texas. Credit: Wikipedia. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Curious & Funny Epitaphs of Famous People & the Not-So-Famous.”

Sam Houston, first grade, historical figures

Sam Houston Schoolhouse, Maryville, TN, built 1794, via Wikipedia

Sam Houston outside of Huntsville.

Sam Houston statue #Texas Repinned by #Rx4Nails

Tracing General Sam's Piney Woods - Texas Highways

View from the front porch of Sam Houston family home.

Sam Houston painting in Texas gov Mansion

Portrait of Sam Houston with signature. Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Portrait of Sam Houston.

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In response the American Art Museum's pin ( Sam Houston had a fine mustache.

Sam Houston's notes from camp at Harrisburgh, 19th April 1836, two mornings before the battle at San Jacinto ~ from Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Huntsville residents march to the grave of Gen. Sam Houston on the anniversary of his birthday on March 2, 1914

Sam Houston's Grave in Oakwood Cemetery covered in snow in 1958. This item is a part of the Springfield Collection found in University Archives. It can be also found with the rest of the collection at

"Texas artist Tom Lea designed the 5-cent Houston commemorative stamp. Though he based his portrait of Houston on an 1848 lithograph by F. Davingnon, Leas depiction presented Houston as he appeared ca.1836-1838, the years during which he served as the first president of the Republic of Texas" From the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.

Sam Houston Cigars!

Sam Houston, 1875, by Thurston Donnellan. "Donnellan (1845-1908) was popular artist in Houston... As a teenager, Donnellan enlisted in the 2nd Texas Infantry during the Civil War and served as the regiment’s drummer. Because of his age, Donnellan was not permitted to cross the Mississippi River with the regiment and was reassigned for duty in Texas...Donnellan is best known for his portraits of Sam Houston."

The Executive Mansion, 1837-38. This rude cabin served as the President's Mansion in the temporary capital of Houston. The town was infamous for drunkenness, profanity, and brawling, and it is said that Sam Houston helped to set that tone! Photo held by the Texas State Library and Archives, Prints and Photographs Collection, 1/103-507-B.

"By Express To Gen. Sam Houston Wherever he may be. Send this by express day & night. J.W. Robinson Acting Gov." Letter from Governor James W. Robinson to Sam Houston, February 26, 1836, asking him to take control of the chaos in the Texas Army. Part of the Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #262, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Sam Houston's Grave - Huntsville, TX

Historical leaflet issued during Texas Centennial containing biographical information about Sam Houston, the first president of the Republic of Texas. 1936.

Sculpture of Sam Houston inside the Texas State Capitol. Sculpted by Dreanna L. Belden, May 5, 2005.