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From slave to statesman : the legacy of Joshua Houston, servant to Sam Houston / Patricia Smith Prather and Jane Clements Monday ; introduction by Dan Rather.

; Monday, Jane Clements, 1941-
1st ed.. Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 1993.
ISBN 9780929398471, 0929398475

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Other Authors Monday, Jane Clements, 1941-
Subjects African Americans -- Texas -- Biography.
African Americans -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Texas.
African Americans.
Houston, Joshua, 1822-1902
Houston, Joshua, 1822-1902.
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863 -- Friends and associates.
Statesmen -- Texas -- Biography.
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950.
Description xvii, 276 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facs. ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1993.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-258) and index.
Summary Joshua Houston (1822- 1902) was born on the Temple Lea plantation in Marion, Perry County, Alabama. In 1834 Templeton Lea died and willed Joshua to his daughter, Margaret, as her personal slave. In 1840 Margaret Lea married General Sam Houston and moved to Texas. She took Joshua with her. Joshua faithfully served the Houston family during their many political and financial ups and downs. In 1862 Sam Houston freed his slaves. Joshua elected to remain with the Houston family and took Houston as his surname. In 1866 he homesteaded in Huntsville, Texas, near the Houston family. He became a well-known and respected public figure in Huntsville where he served as city alderman and later served as county commissioner of Wlker County. In 188 he was elected as a delegate to the National Republican Convention from Texas. He was the father of seven or eight children by three different women. Descendants live in Texas.
Contents 1822-1845. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" -- 1845-1859. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" -- 1859-1864. "Let My People Go" -- 1865-1868. "Free at Last" -- 1869-1870. "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?" -- 1871-1880. "Deep River" -- 1881-1902. "Soon I Will Be Done with the Troubles of the World" -- The Family Legacy: 1903-Present. "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area Texas
Network Numbers (OCoLC)28338870
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Prather, Patricia Smith, 1943-
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