John Thompson Sayers

23 June 1799–
Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Thompson

When John Thompson Sayers was born on 23 June 1799, in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Sayers, was 27 and his mother, Susannah Cecil, was 22. He married Elizabeth Goodwin on 15 August 1820. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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John Thompson Sayers
Elizabeth Goodwin
Marriage: 15 August 1820
William Sayers
John Sayers
David Sayers
Nancy Sayers
Susan Sayers
Margie Sayers
Sallie Sayers
Alexander Sayers
David Goodwin Sayers

Spouse and Children

15 August 1820


    William Sayers


    John Sayers


    David Sayers


    Nancy Sayers


    Susan Sayers


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 13

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 31

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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 (3)

  • John Sayers in entry for Susan Peery, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • John Layen, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • John Sayers in entry for David G Sayers and Nancy Harmon, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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