The Family Record of James Froom, Sr.

United Empire Loyalist of England, Vermont and Upper Canada and His Descendants

Thomas Saulsbury

Thomas Saulsbury

Male 1830 - 1911  (80 years)

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  • Name Thomas Saulsbury 
    • Born Thomas Salisbury... name was changed to Saulsbury when Thomas took leave of family in St. Louis and headed to California; 1851.
    Born 12 Oct 1830  Packington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Some sources indicate Tomas was born at Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire, England. The latitude and longitude of Burton-on Trent and Packington England are virtually the same.

      From Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo A& Ventura County biographies.
      Thomas Saulsbury, a rancher of Santa Maria, was born in England in 1830. He began working in the coal mines at Oleburg, at nine years of age, continuing six years. He then worked in the iron factory and learned the trade of puddler. In 1848 he came to the United States, first settling in St. Louis, Missouri, where he worked at his trade, on the opening of the first iron factory in that city. He remained until 1852 when he came across the plains to California. He came with the freight train of Ben Holliday, as driver of a mule team, the train being loaded with whiskey, dry goods, and general merchandise. They landed at Sacramento, where Mr. Holliday established a store, and our subject remained with him for twelve years, much of the time being engaged in driving cattle from Salt Lake to California. At the time of the Mormon war, Mr. Holliday bought General Johnson's stock, consisting of 1,000 miles [mules], all of them being driven to California, in Mr. Saulsbury's care. In 1864 Mr. Saulsbury began farming in Alameda County where he bought land, and kept 100 head of cattle, remaining until 1873, when he came to Guadeloupe, and was one of the pioneers of that town. He bought 347 acres of land, and started the dairy business, keeping 75 cows, and making butter. He still owns the ranch, which rents with part of his stock. He and his sons also own a stock-ranch of 2,000 acres in the Cuyamaca country, where he raises horses and cattle. He is now renting a ranch of 160 acres near town, thus affording his children the advantages of the school; he and his sons plant 120 acres in beans.
      Mr. Saulsbury was married in Alameda County, in 1860, to Miss Isabelle Randall, and they have eleven children.

      A autobiography written by a David Salisbury dovetails into the Santa Barbara History account and adds this:
      ... So, my Father, Mother, two brothers and myself after bidding our kindred and friends good bye started for Liverpool. After staying there for two or three days getting our supplies and getting everything on board for our journey we bid adieu to our native land. We sang hymns and the sailors sang "Anchors Away" while the anchors were being raised. When we got to New Orleans we meant to look around. OUR VOYAGE Our ship's name was Commedow. There were 132 aboard including Captain Silvermaster, the crew and passengers. It was a sailing vessel. We encountered some rough weather while sailing through the Irish Channel. When we got through the channel we had fine sailing weather. During our voyage we had one sailor die and was buried in the ocean. During our voyage we caught a large shark. It caused quite an excitement on deck as the sailors landed him on the deck. The passengers had never seen such a large fish. We made the trip in 5 weeks and 3 days. They considered it a quick trip for a sailing vessel as it normally took them from 7 to 9 weeks on the water. One of the mates on the vessel was asking Father where he was contemplating to go. He told him he wanted to go to St. Louis, but it had taken more money to pay passage than he had expected. We would have to stay in New Orleans for a while until we could earn enough money to take us up the river. He said, "Mr. Salisbury, it will never do for you to stay in New Orleans. You will die with the yellow fever. I will loan you enough money to take you up the river to St. Louis." So, by that means we were able to pay our fare to St. Louis. In the fall of 1849 we arrived in St. Louis. There were quite a number of people we knew in England that had settled in St. Louis. Father rented a house and my two brothers and myself went to work in the rolling mills. We worked there all winter. We got along very well that winter. My brothers received good wages and I received $3.00 per week. It was quite a big difference compared to the $0.75 per week I was making in England. Provisions were very reasonable. In the summer of 1850 I worked in the brick yards and in the winter my brothers and myself worked in the Glass Works. My parents ran a boarding house for the hands that had worked in the Glass Works. As the Glass Works closed down in the spring we resided in St. Louis until the fall of 1851. My sister, Mary, was taken down with the cholera and died in a few hours. This was in St. Louis in the year 1850. My brother, Thomas, started to California in the spring of 1851 in the employ of Holaday and Warner Merchants.
    Gender Male 
    Other 1849  Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departed for America 
    Other 1849  New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Salisbury age 19 listed on Passenger List of the ship Camillas (Commedow) arriving in New Orleans. 
    Residence or Lived at 1850  St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The three boys went to work in the Rollings Mills where they worked all winter. Thomas started off to California in the spring of 1851 in the employ of Halladay and Warner, Merchants  
    Residence or Lived at 1851  Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Came with Ben Holladay as a driver of a mule team of the company Holladay (Halladay) and Warner, Merchants. 
    Residence or Lived at 1864  Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1864 Mr. Saulsbury began farming in Alameda County where he bought land, and kept 100 head of cattle, remaining until 1873. 
    Residence or Lived at 1873  Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Came to Guadalupe in 1873 buying property in October of 1874. 
    Residence or Lived at 1900  San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home was at 775 Asbury Street 
    Died 13 Mar 1911  San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I824  Froom Genealogy | Saulsbury
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 

    Father Richard Salisbury,   b. 1792, Packington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1857, Ezra Taft Benson City, Tooele County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hannah Cassel (Castle),   b. 1795, Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1858, Tooele County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Aug 1815  Packington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married 20 August either 1815 or 1822
    Family ID F555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabela Elizabeth Randall,   b. 18 Sept 1843, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1920, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1860  Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ella A Saulsbury,   b. 1860, Alameda, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1900, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Birth]
     2. David Saulsbury,   b. 11 Aug 1863, Alameda, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1925, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Jesse Saulsbury,   b. 8 Sep 1865, Alameda, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1946, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     4. Thomas Saulsbury, Jr.,   b. 31 May 1869, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1941, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    +5. James Irwin Saulsbury,   b. 21 Nov 1870, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1918, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Anna Amelia Saulsbury,   b. 8 Oct 1873, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1958, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     7. Isabel E. Saulsbury,   b. 28 Jun 1876, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1958, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     8. Harry Randall Saulsbury,   b. 21 Aug 1877, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1941, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Harriet Amelia Saulsbury,   b. 21 Oct 1879, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1957, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     10. Charles Saulsbury,   b. 1879, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
     11. Clara Saulsbury
    +12. May Saulsbury,   b. 25 Jan 1884, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sept 1966, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     13. Frank Saulsbury,   b. 15 Feb 1885, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sept 1885, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    +14. Fern Saulsbury,   b. 8 Aug 1886, Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1964, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1830 - Packington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOther - Departed for America - 1849 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOther - Thomas Salisbury age 19 listed on Passenger List of the ship Camillas (Commedow) arriving in New Orleans. - 1849 - New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence or Lived at - The three boys went to work in the Rollings Mills where they worked all winter. Thomas started off to California in the spring of 1851 in the employ of Halladay and Warner, Merchants - 1850 - St. Louis, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence or Lived at - Came with Ben Holladay as a driver of a mule team of the company Holladay (Halladay) and Warner, Merchants. - 1851 - Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Feb 1860 - Alameda County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence or Lived at - In 1864 Mr. Saulsbury began farming in Alameda County where he bought land, and kept 100 head of cattle, remaining until 1873. - 1864 - Alameda County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence or Lived at - Came to Guadalupe in 1873 buying property in October of 1874. - 1873 - Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence or Lived at - Home was at 775 Asbury Street - 1900 - San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 1911 - San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

    Froom & Saulsbury grand parents
    Froom & Saulsbury grand parents
    Thornton & Mary Froom - Thomas & Isabella Saulsbury - along with Gladys & Darrell Froom. About 1910.


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