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Walker County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Walker County

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  • Huntsville Oakwood Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Walker County,
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Jesse Parker (c.1776-1849) — Born about 1776. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Sabine, 1832. Died May 27, 1849 (age about 73 years). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1979 at Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Tex.

    Oakwood Cemetery
    Huntsville, Walker County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    Sam Houston Samuel Houston (1793-1863) — also known as Sam Houston — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Huntsville, Walker County, Tex. Born near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va., March 2, 1793. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1823-27 (at-large 1823-25, 7th District 1825-27); Governor of Tennessee, 1827-29; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Nacogdoches, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of San Augustine, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Refugio, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; President of the Texas Republic, 1836-38, 1841-44; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1838; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1846-59; Governor of Texas, 1859-61. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died of pneumonia, in Huntsville, Walker County, Tex., July 26, 1863 (age 70 years, 146 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery; statue erected 1925 at Herman Park, Houston, Tex.
      Relatives: Father of Andrew Jackson Houston; second great-grandfather of Jean Houston Baldwin (who married Marion Price Daniel); third great-grandfather of Marion Price Daniel Jr.; cousin *** of David Hubbard.
      Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
      Houston counties in Minn., Tenn. and Tex. are named for him.
      The city of Houston, Texas, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ships SS Sam Houston (built 1941, at Houston, Texas; torpedoed and sunk 1942 in the Atlantic Ocean) and SS Sam Houston II (built 1943 at the same shipyard; scrapped 1959) were named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: Houston JusticeSam H. JonesSam Houston Clinton, Jr.Sam H. Melton, Jr.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Sam Houston: James L. Haley, Sam Houston — Marquis James, The Raven : A Biography of Sam Houston — Randolph B. Campbell, Sam Houston and the American Southwest — John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage — Jean Fritz, Make Way for Sam Houston (for young readers)
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Anthony Martin Branch (1823-1867) — of Texas. Born in Buckingham County, Va., July 16, 1823. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1859; member of Texas state senate, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died of yellow fever, in Huntsville, Walker County, Tex., October 3, 1867 (age 44 years, 79 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Henderson King Yoakum (1810-1856) — of Tennessee. Born September 6, 1810. Mayor of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1837; member of Tennessee state senate, 1839. Died November 30, 1856 (age 46 years, 85 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Yoakum County, Tex. is named for him.
      Jesse Parker (c.1776-1849) — Born about 1776. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Sabine, 1832. Died May 27, 1849 (age about 73 years). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Walker County, Tex.; reinterment in 1979 at Oakwood Cemetery.

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