William Cecil Sayers

15 July 1795–
Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William Cecil

When William Cecil Sayers was born on 15 July 1795, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Sayers, was 23 and his mother, Susannah Cecil, was 18. He married Letitia Laird on 8 November 1817, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Taylor Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1860.

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William Cecil Sayers
Letitia Laird
Marriage: 8 November 1817
Alexander Rufus Sayers
Emeline Sayers
about 1829–
William Sayers
about 1831–
Louisa Sayers
about 1834–
Elizabeth Ann Sayers
John L. Sayers
Hiram W Sayers

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 5
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 17
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.
about 1829 · Missouri State Library
Age NaN
The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Name Meaning

(1997: 2701;2007: 5635; 2010: 7705)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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Sources (2)

  • William Sawyers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Sayers, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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