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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William Cecil Sayers
Letitia Letty Laird
Marriage: 8 November 1817
Alexander Rufus Sayers
Emeline Sayers
William Sayers
Louisa Sayers
Elizabeth Ann Sayers
John L. Sayers
Hiram W Sayers

Spouse and Children

8 November 1817
Tazewell, Virginia, United States


    Alexander Rufus Sayers



    John L. Sayers


    Hiram W Sayers



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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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