Alabama State Treasurer

Lyd Saxon

State Treasurer: 1865-1868


Lyd Saxon, State Treasurer,was born in Laurens County, S.C. and died at Wetumpka, about 1869; son of Lewis Saxon of Laurens, S.C. He received his education at West Point, and later engaged in farming. He was at one time colonel of the State militia. In 1865-68 he was Treasurer of Alabama. He was a Democrat, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a Mason. Married: in Laurens, S.C., to Mary Crenshaw. Children: 1. Laura, m. William Graham; 2. Sallie, m. Lenard Townsend; 3. Lewis, unmarried; 4. Mattie. All are deceased. Last residence: Wetumpka.


Owen, Thomas McAdory, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Spartanburg: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1978 (1921).