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Friday, August 27, 2010

Grave Stones of Dicy Netherland Saul and John Saul in Bagdad Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas

Pictured here are the grave stones of Dicy Netherland Saul and her husband, John Saul, whose graves are located in Bagdad Cemetery, near Leander, in Williamson County, Texas.  Dicy was a daughter of Rachel Fenner and William Neatherlin, my great-great-greatgrandparents.

(Photo by John Christeson)

Dicy Netherland Saul
b.March 5, 1795
d. June 1, 1861

"Blessed Are the Merciful
For They Shall Inherit Mercy"

(Photo by John Christeson)

Sacred to the Memory of
John Saul
b. March 22, 1794
d. September 10, 1864

A profile of John Saul, Jr. found in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Volume 1, Patriot Ancestor Album, published by Turner Publishing Company, states that John Saul, Jr. was born on February 22, 1794, in Georgia to John and Rachel Saul.  John Saul, Jr. married Dicy Ann Netherland in Mississippi about 1817.  In 1824, John brought his family and his parents to Texas, settling in the Nacogdoches District.  The same reference states that John and his family were living in Liberty County, Texas in 1835, Walker County in 1848, and Williamson County, Texas in 1855. Dicy and John Saul had six children, Charles (1818 -1870); Erzenieth Elizabeth (1820 - 1887); Sarah (Sally) born around 1825; Rachel (1829 - 1868); Polly Mary Ann (1832-1908); James Saul (later known as Sawles).

1. Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Vol. 1, Patriot Ancestor Album; Turner Publishing Company, Paducah, Kentucky, 1995.  
2. Find-A-Grave, Bagdad Cemetery, Leander, Williamson County, Texas, Accessed online on August 27, 2010 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Levi Netherland - 1790 - 1860

Photograph by Linda Lott Carter

Levi Netherland's tombstone in Brewer-Smith Cemetery near Simpson in Vernon Parish, Louisiana,  indicates he served in the Mississippi Militia during the War of 1812.  The son of William Neatherlin and Rachel Fenner Neatherlin, my great-great-great-grandparents, Levi reportedly was born in Georgia around 1790.  After the Neatherlin family's migration to the Mississippi Territory, Levi married Elizabeth Smith in Amite County, Mississippi in 1811.  Levi and Elizabeth had nine children whose names were William, Isham, Jemima, Charlotte, Stephen, Samuel, Rachel, Levi Jack, Jr., and Valera. Elizabeth died sometime before July 1860, since marriage records indicate Levi married Margaret Jane Crane Johnson on July 3, 1860 in Lawrence County, Mississippi. After their marriage, Levi and Margaret moved to Vernon Parish, Lousiana, where they became the parents of Jamry Elizabeth and John Westley Netherland.