John Sadler

John Sadler was born May 24, 1811 in Tennessee. In 1830, he moved to Shelby County, Illinois. There he meet and married Barsheba Lindley on November 18, 1830. Barsheba was the oldest daughter of Samuel Washington Lindley and was born on March 5, 1811. Her oldest brother was Jonathan L. Lindley born February 12, 1814.

In 1833, the Sadlers and the Lindleys decided to moved Texas. John received a Mexican Land Grant on the county line of Montgomery and Walker County and Samuel Lindley received the grant next to his. Once settled, they farmed the land given them. When the hostilities started in October of 1835, John joined a ranging company under Capt. William Ware. When John heard of the Fall of the Alamo, he was distressed to learn that his brother-in-law, Jonathan was killed during the battle. He then found Capt. Ware and the rest of the ranging company and joined Sam Houston’s Army and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto under General Sam Houston.

He and Barsheba had 9 children (that lived) and 54 grandchildren. He died at the age of 73 on April 18, 1885 in Limestone County and is buried at Ferguson Cemetery in Olesha, Limestone County, TX.

Story submitted by SJD Member, J.R. Shuttlesworth

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