Susannah Cecil

19 February 1777–February 1851 (Age 73)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Susannah

When Susannah Cecil was born on 19 February 1777, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, William Cecil, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Ann Witten, was 22. She married Alexander Sayers on 17 September 1794, in Wythe, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died in February 1851, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 74.

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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 or Betsy Sayers
Dorinda Sayers
Thomas Witten Sayers
Augustus Borden Sawyers

Spouse and Children

17 September 1794
Wythe, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 3

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Welsh (Monmouthshire): from the Old Welsh personal name Seisyllt, an altered form of the Latin name Sextilius, a derivative of Sextus meaning ‘sixth’. The spelling has been modified as a result of folk etymological association with the Latin name C(a)ecilius, a derivative of caecus ‘blind’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Susy Cicel, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Susy Cecil, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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