T. L. SANSOM

History of Central and Western Texas. B.B. Paddock, ed., Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1911, p. 428.

   T. L. SANSOM, the present sheriff of McCulloch county, represents a family prominent in various sections of Texas, and he is a nephew of Robert Sansom, one of the early settlers of Johnson county and practically the founder of the town of Alvarado, surrounding which the Sansom family have owned extensive landed interests for many years. Robert Sansom was the father of Marion Sansom, a capitalist and prominent citizen of Fort Worth.
   T. L. Sansom was born and reared in Gonzales county. Locating in Llano in 1884, he remained there until 1891, and in that year took up his residence at Mercury, in McCulloch county, where he has ever since resided. He has a splendid farm adjoining the town on the east, and has for many years been a prominent and successful farmer. During six years he served as county commissioner from precinct No. 4, representing the business interests of the county with fidelity and ability. In 1906 he was elected the county's sheriff and was re-elected to the office in 1908. His administration as the sheriff of McCulloch county has been notable for efficiency in ridding the county of undesirable characters, putting a stop to law breaking of all kinds, and in instituting a clean government, and it has given the greatest of satisfaction to the people.
   Mr. Sansom married Lena Alexander, and their eight children are: Leslie C., Leonard, Modena, Floyd, Myrtle, Leo, Elden, and Marian. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
 

History of Central and Western Texas. B.B. Paddock, ed., Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1911, p. 428.