Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Saul, James–Sacramento, California; Davis, California–Brother of John Saul.  He worked with A. J. Downing at Downing Nursery in Newburg, New York.  In 1854, he went to California and worked at Commercial Nurseries in Sacramento.  His name appeared on the cover of “New Rochelle Nursery” for the year 1854, as the agent of this nursery that was near Mission Dolores.  Late in 1854, he went to work for A. P. Smith of Sacramento in his floral department.  He later managed an orchard near the present city of Davis, California.
Sources: CHSJ-Apr. 1966