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21 comments

  1. Why yes I did! They are in my family tree!

  2. Did you know the Alamo was commanded by an Alabamian?

  3. Margaret Lea Houston would be my 3rd great-aunt! He brother, my great-great grandfather.

  4. I know this house in Perry County, but I had always heard that they were married in Catherine. Does anyone know of a connection there?

  5. he wrote his name in the caves in northeast bama called sequoya caverns.

  6. YES MY GR,GR GRANDMOTHER WAS BORM IN PIKE ALABAMA 1858 DIED 1929 LAMAR TEXAS

  7. […] in honor of Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” hero of the American Revolution. Sam Houston, later of Texas fame, was married to a local girl in 1840 and Coretta Scott King, wife of Martion […]

  8. The video was very interesting. However, it didn’t continue your lead-in about Houston’s marriages.

  9. Has the house in Marion been reconditioned. Aw it first hand in 1999 but was pretty run down.

  10. We have Gentry in our ancestry

  11. Luv Alabama history and these interesting posts!

  12. Did you know the Alamo was in Mobile County Alabama.

    Did you know Florida was in Mobile County Alabama.

    Did yup know Louisiana aka Orleans was in Mobile County Alabama.

    York and Washington are to the North.

    Philadelphia is nearby.

    Natchez is nearby too.

    Now re-read history and see how all that traveling actually happened on the real map back then.

    Otherwise they needed cars to get around these impenetrable swamps and forests.

  13. Sam Houston had two part Cherokee sons which were the inspiration for the movie in 1931 entitled Cimarron!

  14. Was she a creek indian

  15. No, she was from Marion, AL. The Indian relationship happened in TN and Ark. before he came to Texas

  16. Interesting history. Thank you