William Cecil Sayers

15 July 1795–
Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life 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 Letty 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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Family Time Line

William Cecil Sayers
1795–
Letitia Letty Laird
1800–
Marriage: 8 November 1817
Alexander Rufus Sayers
1819–1867
Emeline Sayers
1829–
William Sayers
1831–
Louisa Sayers
1834–
Elizabeth Ann Sayers
1821–1910
John L. Sayers
1826–1900
Hiram W Sayers
1828–1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 November 1817
Tazewell, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

    Alexander Rufus Sayers

    Male1819–1867Male

    Female1821–1910Female

    John L. Sayers

    Male1826–1900Male

    Hiram W Sayers

    Male1828–1912Male

    Female1829–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

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.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 34

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

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

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