(c. 1822-January 8, 1902)Born a slave and reared on the Alabama plantation of the Lea family, Joshua Houston was brought to Texas in 1840 by Margaret Lea and Sam Houston. During the years after the Civil War, he became a prominent businessman and respected community leader. He served as a Huntsville city alderman, Walker County commissioner and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Houston was a devoted supporter of education for African Americans. Married three times, he was the father of eight children. At his death he was interred near General Sam Houston.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 256147 N 3402091|
|Decimal Degrees||30.72676667, -95.54670000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 43.606', W 95° 32.802'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 43' 36.36" N, 95° 32' 48.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 817 9th St, Huntsville TX 77320, US|
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