James Saul

3 October 1832–7 April 1912 (Age 79)
Jasper, Texas, United States

The Life of James

When James Saul was born on 3 October 1832, in Jasper, Texas, United States, his father, John Saul Jr, was 38 and his mother, Dicey Neatherland, was 34. He married Hannah Randolph on 30 September 1852. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Walker, Texas, United States in 1850 and Williamson, Travis, Texas, United States for about 50 years. He died on 7 April 1912, in Hutto, Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Saul Cemetery, Hutto, Williamson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Saul
Hannah Randolph
Marriage: 30 September 1852
Mary Frances Saul
Ulysses Tyler Saul
Charles Mancil Saul
Dicy Scynora Saul
Meridith Saul
James Green Saul
Julia Pink Saul
Nancy Elizabeth Saul
John Perry Saul

Spouse and Children

30 September 1852


    Mary Frances Saul



    Charles Mancil Saul



    Meridith Saul


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Charles Saul


    Erzeneith Zennie Zena Elizabeth Saul


    Sarah " Sally" Saul


    Rachel Saul


    Mary Ann Saul


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 12

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 29

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Italian, and Jewish: from the personal name Saul (Hebrew Shaul ‘asked-for’), the name of the king of Israel whose story is recounted in the first book of Samuel. In spite of his success in uniting Israel and his military prowess, Saul had a troubled reign, not least because of his long conflict with the young David, who eventually succeeded him. Perhaps for this reason, the personal name was not particularly common in medieval times. A further disincentive to its popularity as a Christian name was the fact that it was the original name of St. Paul, borne by him while he was persecuting Christians, and rejected by him after his conversion to Christianity. It may in part have arisen as a nickname for someone who had played the part of the Biblical king in a religious play.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Sawles, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Sauls, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Saul, "United States Census, 1910"

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