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Thomas Bailey Saunders
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1816
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 26, 1902
Bexar County
Texas, USA

A native of North Carolina, Thomas Bailey Saunders (1816-1902)Died at Saunders Station, TX. He migrated to Texas in 1850 and started a cattle ranch near Gonzales. After the Civil War he completed cattle drives to markets in New Orleans and Kansas before settling in Bexar County. Two of Saunders' twelve children were also involved in the cattle industry. William David Harris Saunders (1845-1922) helped supply beef for Confederate forces during the Civil War and later became a successful Goliad merchant and rancher. Another son, George Washington Saunders (1854-1933), became a noted trail driver of the 1870s. He later opened a livestock commission in San Antonio. Thomas B. Saunders, II (1872-1929), the son of William, owned a livestock firm in Houston. He later moved here and in 1902 became the first cattle dealer on the Fort Worth Stockyards. He was a pioneer in the transporting of cattle by truck. His son Thomas B. Saunders, III (1906-1974), was involved in extensive ranching operations throughout the Southwest. During the 1930s economic depression, he started a cattle clearinghouse for traders, order buyers, and commission companies. Since the 1850s, Saunders family members have been actively involved in the Texas cattle industry.


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Emily Harper Saunders (1824 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  William David Harris Saunders (1845 - 1922)*
  Nancy Tibitha Saunders (1847 - 1937)*
  Sarah Ann Saunders (1848 - 1933)*
  Andrew Jackson Saunders (1851 - 1924)*
  George Washington Saunders (1854 - 1933)*
  John Calhoun Saunders (1858 - 1914)*
  Mary E. Saunders Henry (1860 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salem Cemetery
Sayers
Bexar County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Charles W. Sanders
Record added: Sep 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29684731
Thomas Bailey Saunders
Added by: Charles W. Sanders
 
Thomas Bailey Saunders
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 Added: Oct. 12, 2008
 
 
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