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
1832–1912
Hannah Randolph
1834–1914
Marriage: 30 September 1852
Mary Frances Saul
1853–1862
Ulysses Tyler Saul
1856–1895
Charles Mancil Saul
1857–1932
Dicy Scynora Saul
1859–1882
Meridith Saul
1861–1941
James Green Saul
1863–1936
Julia Pink Saul
1865–1938
Nancy Elizabeth Saul
1867–1949
John Perry Saul
1870–1963

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 September 1852
children

(9)

    Mary Frances Saul

    Female1853–1862Female

    Male1856–1895Male

    Charles Mancil Saul

    Male1857–1932Male

    Female1859–1882Female

    Meridith Saul

    Male1861–1941Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Charles Saul

    Male1818–1870Male

    Erzeneith Zennie Zena Elizabeth Saul

    Female1820–1887Female

    Sarah " Sally" Saul

    Female1821–1910Female

    Rachel Saul

    Female1829–1868Female

    Mary Ann Saul

    Female1832–1908Female

+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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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