Thomas Whitney Sayers

Brief Life History 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. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 January 1870, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Jackson Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.

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Thomas Whitney Sayers
Mary Jane Stitt
Marriage: 4 October 1865
William Q Sayers
Mattie R Sayers
Mary Virginia Sayers

Sources (6)

  • Thomas Sayers in household of Robert Sayers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Sayers, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Thomas W. Sayers, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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

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.


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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Sayer , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This name is also established in Ireland.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair; see Sears .

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

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