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Thomas & Elizabeth Sallas

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS1 SALLAS was born 1815 in Georgia. He married ELIZABETH. She was born 1817 in GA.

Children of THOMAS SALLAS and ELIZABETH are:

2. i. BENJAMIN F.2 SALLAS, b. 27 Feb 1849, Georgia; d. 26 Apr 1915.

ii. JOHN W. SALLAS, b. 1861, Georgia.

 

Generation No. 2

2. BENJAMIN F.2 SALLAS (THOMAS1) was born 27 Feb 1849 in Georgia, and died 26 Apr 1915. He married SARAH JENNIE. She was born 29 Aug 1843 in Georgia, and died 03 Mar 1915.

Notes for BENJAMIN F. SALLAS:

Benjamin F. Sallas and his wife owned and operated the Sallas Hotel across the street from the Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot, and also developed the Depot Addition and the Crockett Heights Addition in the western section of Crockett. The owned land in the Antioch Community near Lovelady.

1880 Houston Co. TX Pct. #4: SALAS, Benj. F., 31, farmer, GA GA GA; Sarah J., 37, wife, k/h, GA SC NC; Leonidas A., 8, son, AL; Almarena K., 6, dau, AL; Osceola L., dau, 5, AL; Claudia B., 2, dau, TX; Joe D., 2/12, son, TX

More About BENJAMIN F. SALLAS:

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX

 

More About SARAH JENNIE:

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX

Children of BENJAMIN SALLAS and SARAH JENNIE are:

3. i. LEONIDAS AVON3 SALLAS, b. Oct 1871, AL; d. 20 Aug 1912, Houston Co., TX.

ii. ALMARENA K. "ALMA" SALLAS, b. 1874, AL; m. JOHN C. SULLIVAN, 25 Sep 1890, Houston Co., TX.

iii. OSCEOLA L. "OLA" SALLAS, b. 1875, AL; m. SAM H. BARRINGTON, 23 Apr 1893, Houston Co., TX.

iv. CLAUDIA B. SALLAS, b. 1878, TX; d. 26 Jun 1966; m. JAMES THOMAS "TOM" KNOX, 20 Dec 1903, Houston Co., TX; b. 1873; d. 1962.

More About CLAUDIA B. SALLAS:

Burial: Antioch Cemetery, Lovelady, Houston Co., TX

 

More About JAMES THOMAS "TOM" KNOX:

Burial: Antioch Cemetery, Lovelady, Houston Co., TX

v. JOE D. SALLAS, b. Apr 1880, TX; m. TENNIE KNOX, 16 May 1915, Houston Co., TX.

4. vi. JOHN BENJAMIN "BEN" SALLAS, b. 18 Jul 1883; d. 16 Oct 1918.

 

Generation No. 3

3. LEONIDAS AVON3 SALLAS (BENJAMIN F.2, THOMAS1) was born Oct 1871 in AL, and died 20 Aug 1912 in Houston Co., TX. He married VIRGINIA "JENNIE" THOMASON 30 Oct 1893 in Houston Co., TX. She was born Feb 1877 in TX.

Children of LEONIDAS SALLAS and VIRGINIA THOMASON are:

i. LEONADAS AVON4 SALLAS, JR., b. 28 Sep 1894, TX; d. 19 Feb 1965, Houston Co., TX; m. MAE KELLEY; b. 22 Sep 1902.

More About LEONADAS AVON SALLAS,JR.:

Burial: Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett, Houston Co., TX

ii. EARL ALBERT SALLAS, b. Jul 1899, TX; d. 22 Mar 1953, Houston Co., TX.

 

4. JOHN BENJAMIN "BEN"3 SALLAS (BENJAMIN F.2, THOMAS1) was born 18 Jul 1883, and died 16 Oct 1918. He married AUGUSTA IONE "GERTIE" PORTER 21 May 1911 in Houston Co., TX, daughter of JONATHAN PORTER and FLORENCE LUNDY. She was born 09 Dec 1885, and died 30 Mar 1973 in Houston Co., TX.

Notes for AUGUSTA IONE "GERTIE" PORTER:

Gertie Sallas was a Teacher in the Crockett schools. She also served as Principal of the Crockett Elementary School.

Children of JOHN SALLAS and AUGUSTA PORTER are:

i. JONATHAN BENJAMIN "J.B."4 SALLAS, b. 10 Jan 1914, Houston Co., TX; d. 23 Sep 1995, Houston Co., TX.

Notes for JONATHAN BENJAMIN "J.B." SALLAS:

J.B Sallas attended first grade at the Center School in Antioch, the rest of his elementary and high school years in Crockett. He attended Schreiner College in Kerrville, then entered the University of Texas School of Law in 1937 and graduated with a Bachelor of Law Degree in 1940. He served as State Representative from 1940-1949. He then devoted full-time to the practice of law.

In 1962 he was elected Mayor of the City of Crockett and served as Mayor until 1977.

In 1965 Gov Price Daniel appointed J.B. Sallas a Director of the Neches River Conservation District for a term of three years. He was re-appointed for a term of three years by Gov. John Connally; he was then re-appointed by Gov. Preston Smith for a three year term.

J.B. Sallas served as president of the Texas Highway 19 Association, president of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments and he was elected to serve as the first chairman of the Board of Directors of the Houston County Hospital.

ii. WOODROW PORTER SALLAS, b. 07 Mar 1915, Houston Co., TX; d. 10 Oct 1977, Houston Co., TX.

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