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John Sayles

John Sayles
Full Name: John Sayles
Birth date: March 9, 1825
Death date: May 22, 1897

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th (1) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
(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," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, Number 3, January 1967, pp. 414, 416-417, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources


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 .
  • SAYLES, JOHN (1825-1897). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • "Who Is...John Sayles?," Points of Interest blog, 10/31/2017. Legislative Reference Library .
  • 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) .
  • 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.
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