Thomas Whitney Sayers

4 January 1832–27 January 1870 (Age 38)
Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thomas Whitney

When Thomas Whitney Sayers was born on 4 January 1832, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, his father, Robert Floyd Sayers, was 27 and his mother, Martha McMillan, was 30. He married Mary Jane Stitt on 4 October 1865, in Montgomery, Barr Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States. He died on 27 January 1870, in his hometown, at the age of 38, and was buried in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.

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Thomas Whitney Sayers
Mary Jane Stitt
Marriage: 4 October 1865

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4 October 1865
Montgomery, Barr Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States

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World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Sayer 1. This English name is also well established in Ireland.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Saoghair( see Sears ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas Sayers, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Thomas W. Sayers, "Find A Grave Index"

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