Why was Sam Houston Jr named after his dad?
His parents thought that would be better then Sue.
Sam Houston had 8 children: Sam Houston, Jr., 1843-1894, Nancy Elizabeth, 1846-1920, Margaret Lea, 1848-1906, Mary William, 1850-1931, Antoinette Power, 1852-1932, Andrew Jackson Houston, 1854-1941 (who became U.S. Senator from Texas), William Rogers Houston, 1858-1891 and Temple Lea Houston, 1860-1905.
The cast of The Honorable Sam Houston - 1975 includes: Charles Aidman as Wilson Norman Alden as Brown Brian Andrews Jim Antonio as George Chilton Ed Bakey Jewel Blanch as Nancy Houston Walter Brooke as Farley Sr. Lynn Carlin as Margaret Houston Edgar Daniels Frederic Downs Ted Eccles as Sam Houston Jr. Donald Elson James Greene Myron Healey as Martin Shelly Hines Chester Jones Robert Stack as Governor Sam Houston Robert Symonds as Justice Roberts…
John Russell Houston, Jr. was of Black heritage. However, Whitney Houston was of mixed-heritage as her g-great grandmother on John Houston's, Jr.'s wife's side, Sarah Elizabeth Collins, was a White woman. Her name was Sarah Burke and she was married to a Black man named David Sanderson, who fought for Black rights in the early 1800's.