Robert A HOUSTON Molly HOUSTON Mini tree diagram

Sallie J BROADDUS2,1

15th Nov 18541 - 17th Apr 19022,1

Life History

15th Nov 1854

Born in Texas.1

13th Jan 1870

Married Robert A HOUSTON in Gonzales County, Texas.2,1

about 1880

Birth of daughter Molly HOUSTON in Gonzales County, Texas.2

1st Feb 1894

Death of Robert A HOUSTON in Gonzales County, Texas.2,1

17th Apr 1902

Died in Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas.2,1

23rd Apr 1902

Buried in Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas.1


  • Daughters of the American Revolution
    Molly Houston Carrett Bronson
    Born in Gonzales County, Texas
    Wife of E L Bronson
    Descendant of Walton Harris and Buckner Harris
    Daughter of Robert Houston (1849-94) and Sallie Broaddus (1853-1902), his wife, mar 1870
    Granddaughter of James Houston (1828-63) and Julia Harris (b 1833), his wife
    Gr-granddaughter of Buckner Harris Jr (1801-66) and Peninah Steele, his wife
    Gr-gr-granddaughter of Buckner Harris and Nancy Early, his wife
    Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Walton Harris and Rebeccah Lanier, his wife
    Walton Harris (1739-1800) served in the army and while absent from his home in Georgia,it was burned by the British.  He was born in Chowan County, NC; died in Wilkes Co, GA.
    Buckner Harris (1761-1821) served as private in Brig-Gen; Elijah Clark's brigade at the capture of Augusta, GA.  He was born in Virginia; died in Wilkes Co, GA.
    Membership #81119;  also Nos. 69271, 71223, 76802, 77630
    Lineage Book of Charter Members, Vol 82, p 44

    The first obit below announcing her death indicates death occurred on 17 April 1902 ("this morning"), but then the story in the paper of 24 April 1902 says she was buried "yesterday" and speaks of the funeral service as though it was the same day.  The first story announced that the funeral would be "Tuesday."  Tuesday was the 22nd of April.  The memorial on find a Grave adds to the confusion by reporting the date of death as 8 April, while the gravestone caps it off by reporting she died on 7 April, not 17 April.

    Sallie J Broaddus Houston
    Birth Nov 15, 1854 Texas, USA
    Death Apr 8, 1902 Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas, USA

    Obit Gonzales Inquirer Apr. 17, 1902

    Mrs. S. J. Houston Dead

    Mrs. S. J. Houston died this morning at 9:30 o'clock at her home in this city. For several days her life has been in the balance and there was little hopes of her recovery. Everything that medical skill could do and the closest attenion from physicians, relatives and friends were expected in her behalf. At her death she was surrounded by her children and relatives. Mrs. Houston was the eldest child of Mrs. W.D. W. Peck, of this city, and relict of R. A. Houston, one of the prominent stockmen of this part of the state up to his death.

    Her death will be a severe loss in the city. She was a generous, noble Christian woman. For years she has been one of the leading spirits in the Christian church and she never wearied in working for her church and its interest, and was an active worker in all Christian work regardless of denominational lines. She was generous and charitable and no appeal went unheeded. She was a devoted wife and a most loving mother.

    Especially will her loss be a severe one to her children. She was a tie that bound then together in bonds of love and family relations. She leaves three sons and four daughters, all but two grown to man or womanhood. Socially Mrs. Houston was open-hearted and jovial and her home open at all times to her friends for their pleasure or comfort. Gonzalians will regret honestly and sincerely the death of Mrs. Houston, not only because they liked and respected her, but also because she filled a place in the community that will be a serious loss.

    The funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday evening at. 5 o'clock, after which the remains will be interred in the Public cemetery.Mrs. Houston was 47, years, 4 months and 23 days of age.

    Obit Gonzales Inquirer Apr. 24, 1902

    Laid To Rest

    The remains of Mrs. S. J. Houston were laid to rest yesterday evening at 6 o'clock in the Public cemetery. The funeral services were very impressive and were participated in by Rev. Mr. Cramer, of Lockhart, Rev. A. J. Harris, of San Antonio, and Rev. Mr. Stockhard, of this place. The tributes to the memory of Mrs. Houston by Reverands Cramer and Harris were beautiful in sentiment, expression and thought as to the Christian character, love and useful life of Mrs. Houston. Especially beautiful was the tribute of Mr. Harris to Mrs. Houston, his foster mother in boyhood. The remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of citizens and the floral offerings were beautiful and exquisite.

    Spouse Robert A Houston (1849 - 1894)
    Married 13 January 1870 Gonzales, Texas

    James M Houston (1872 - 1904)
    Julia Houston (1874 - 1898)
    Sallie Mae Houston McGaffey (1880 - 1940)
    Robert Augustin Houston (1883 - 1912)
    Willie Annie Houston Small (1889 - 1960)

    Burial Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas, Plot 130, Space 11

    Created by Cindy S Munson May 10, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #89892838,


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