John Sayles

John Sayles

Full Name: John Sayles
Date of birth: March 9, 1825
Date of death: May 22, 1897

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 49 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Brenham / Washington   Washington

(1) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • John Sayles, birth date 3/9/1825, death date 3/22/1897 in biographical sketch and 5/22/1897 on headstone. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Texas State Troops, Colonel, 4th Infantry Regiment; Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, Brigade No. 23. Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 23, 59, 110, Plate No. 64. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • John Sayles, birth date 3/9/1825, death date 5/22/1897, burial in Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Death of General Sayles: At the Age of Three-Score and Ten He Passes Away Suddenly at Abilene," Brenham Daily Banner, 5/23/1897, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Civil and Criminal Codes, Governor's Message, Select  
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments, Select  
Enrolled Bills  
Internal Improvements  
Land Titles West of Nueces River, Select  

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