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William Turner Sadler
Full Name: William Turner Sadler
Date of birth: July 27, 1797
Date of death: February 18, 1884

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H Houston Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1)     Elkhart / Houston   Anderson, Houston
H Houston Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (2) (3) (4)     Elkhart / Houston   Anderson, Houston
(1) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, Texas Democrat, 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) At his death, Sadler's home was "near Elkhart, in Anderson County, Anderson having been created from Houston County on March 24, 1846." Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
(3) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 1st and 2nd Legislature - lists Sadler's home county as Houston County. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 166. Death date 2/18/1884. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • Capt. William Turner Sadler, birth date 7/27/1979 on grave marker, death date 2/18/1884, biographical sketch, portrait, interment in Sadler Cemetery, Anderson County. Find a Grave.
  • SADLER, WILLIAM TURNER (1797-1884). Birth date 7/26/1797, death date 2/18/1884. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas Rangers, Captain. Texas Army, Adjutant Captain, Texas Revolution. "In 1835, Sadler was appointed as captain of one of the frontier units of the newly formed Texas Rangers. This was the beginning of W.T. Sadler's prominence in early Texas history. Sadler enlisted in the Texas Army and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. He was made Adjutant Captain by General Sam Houston. Sadler could speak Spanish and was selected to question Santa Anna after his capture." Find a Grave.
  • Texas Army, Private, 1st Company, 2nd Regiment, Texas Volunteers, Texas Revolution, "took part in battle of San Jacinto." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • William Turner Sadler, birth date 7/27/1979 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; death date 2/18/1884 near Elkhart. "Reportedly served in (Confederate States Army) Company E, 34th Texas Cavalry . . . " Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
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