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Maj Samuel Blue Bales, I
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1816
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1901
San Marcos
Hays County
Texas, USA

Began life as a farmer. In 1849, Samuel came to Austin, TX with a colony of nine families. Shortly after arriving, Samuel became superintendent of the erection of the first State Capitol Building in Austin. This occupied his time for about one year, then he began building mills and gins until 1856 when he was married. Up until 1859, Samuel was a farmer in Travis County, and later moved to Hays County.

Enlisted in the Confederate Army. Was attached to Company B of Gen. Green's Brigade as an Ordinance Officer. By the end of the war he had attained the rank of Major. In 1868, Samuel moved to San Marcos and built the first livery stable. A few years later he sold the stable and began a grain and feed store with boarding stable. In 1890, Samuel was elected Alderman of San Marcos, then reelected at the end of his first term. He was later made President of the Board of Alderman.

Samuel was also a Mason in good standing. He and his wife were faithful members of Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he was also an Elder. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Bales (1795 - ____)
  Mary Blue Bales
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth T. Henry Bales (1832 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  John Henry Bales (1858 - 1931)*
  Mary Elizabeth Bales Cape (1870 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
AGE 85 YEARS
WE MISS THY KIND AND WILLING HAND
THY FOND AND EARNEST CARE
OUR HOME IS DARK WITHOUT THEE
WE MISS THEE EVERY WHERE
 
Burial:
San Marcos Cemetery
San Marcos
Hays County
Texas, USA
Plot: 01-P-023-001
 
Maintained by: Texas Salzburger
Originally Created by: Undine "Judy" Sien
Record added: Jan 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64780095
Maj Samuel Blue Bales, I
Added by: Cheryl Schouten
 
Maj Samuel Blue Bales, I
Added by: Undine "Judy" Sien
 
Maj Samuel Blue Bales, I
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Added by: Charlene Tudor
 
 
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In honor of your standing with the Masons, an honorable fellowship. Rest In Peace, sir.
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Mar. 24, 2013
Remembering And Honoring A True Southern Patriot - A Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Robert F. Rubel, SCV Camp 1937, Cleburne,Texas
 Added: Oct. 31, 2012
I wish I could have known you, Sir. My second great grand aunt Elizabeth Henry must have loved you very much, and had to have been proud of you, indeed. Henry Bryan Stobbs
- TiffinTexan
 Added: Jun. 3, 2012
 
 
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