SAXON, WILLIAM TERRY

                    
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W. T. SAXON  --1897

[ CAPT. WALTER TERRY SAXON]

April 20, 1836, just one day before the Battle of San Jacinto, W. T. Saxon was born in Autauga County, South Carolina. In 1854 he moved to Florida, later attended the Southern Military Institute at Fredonia, Alabama, and took a course in civil engineering. When the Civil War broke out, he raised one of the first companies in Florida, of which he was chosen captain. He saw active service in the war, was wounded five times, and was a prisoner twice. He was promoted to the rank of major. After the war he was twice elected to the legislature, and then came to Hamilton in 1874 where he engaged in surveying. He was elected county surveyor in 1878 and was still in that office in 1897. It is said that he knew more about boundaries and surveys in this county than any other man.

A daughter of Capt. Saxon, Mrs. Bessie Camp, still lives here. His son, Troop, lives in Oklahoma, and his grandson, Terry, lives in Hamilton.

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HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS --Vol. 8, No.10

THE CARLTON CITIZEN --Vol. 30, No. 23

Hamilton County, TX

Friday, June 24, 1938

 

 From C. C. Blankenship:

Walter Terry Saxon was the Captain of Co. C, 3rd FL Inf. Regt. "Hernando Wildcats," in the Civil War. Two great uncles served with him in the same Company.

1897 SKETCHES OF PIONEER CITIZENS OF HAMILTON

1938 PIONEER EDITION

 
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