William Cecil Sayers

Male15 July 1795–

Brief Life History 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

Sources (2)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1817Tazewell, Virginia, United States
  • Children (7)

    +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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 35

    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

    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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