Texas Independence Day & Sam Houston Birthday Celebration

It was a perfect day Friday for the celebration of Texas Independence Day and the Birthday of General Sam Houston.

The sun was shining, the birds were singing and a cool breeze wafted across the big crowd at Sam Houston’s grave site.

Director of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Tennessee, Charlie Rhodarmer spoke of the life of Sam Houston . . . .


Rhodarmer placed much emphasis on the influence the American Indian culture had on Sam Houston, as he had spent much time in his youth in their presence.

A number of people received a special “Texas Baptism” by local historian James Patton.

Mr. Patton passed along to the friendly crowd there how revered General Sam Houston was in the City of Huntsville . . .


Several local dignitaries addressed the crowd. Also in attendance were direct descendants of Sam Houston and a third-great-grandson of Davey Crockett. A spokesperson for the Alabama-Coushatta tribe also addressed those gathered.