John Sawyer

26 October 1822–
Saco, York, Maine, United States

The Life of John

When John Sawyer was born on 26 October 1822, in Saco, York, Maine, United States, his father, John Calvin Sawyer, was 30 and his mother, Jane Thombs, was 30.

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Family Time Line

John Calvin Sawyer
1792–1871
Jane Thombs
1792–
Charles Sawyer
1813–1897
Eliza Ann Sawyer
1815–
Mary J. Sawyer
1817–1883
James Sawyer
1818–1891
Alfred Sawyer
1820–
John Sawyer
1822–
Noah Sawyer
1824–
Zenas Sawyer
1826–
Samuel Sawyer
1828–
George Francis Sawyer
1830–1886

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

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.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 10

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • John Sawyer, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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