Alexander Sayers

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Sayers was born on 8 June 1772, in Wythe, Virginia, United States, his father, William Sayers, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Drake, was 24. He married Susannah Cecil on 17 September 1794, in Wythe, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1840, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68.

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Alexander Sayers
Susannah Cecil
Marriage: 17 September 1794
William Cecil Sayers
Samuel Drake Sayers
John Thompson Sayers
Robert Floyd Sayers
Nancy Sayers
Elizabeth "Betsy" Sayers
Dorinda Sayers
Thomas Witten Sayers
Augustus Borden Sayers

Sources (4)

  • Alexander Sayers, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Alexander Sayers, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Alexander Sayers, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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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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