First Lady of the Republic/State of Texas
Margaret Lea Houston
Margaret Lea Houston was married to Sam Houston in 1840; she was his third wife. She became the First Lady of Texas in 1841 during his second term as the President of the Republic of Texas, and again when he was elected Governor of the state of Texas after it was annexed by the United States. Managing a staff of twelve slaves, she was chiefly responsible for furnishing the Governor's Mansion and providing for its official hospitality.