James Sawyer Jr.

Brief Life History of James

When James Sawyer Jr. was born on 18 August 1784, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Sawyer, was 42 and his mother, Mary Garrison, was 29. He married Hannah Henderson on 6 November 1804, in Logan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Logan, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 20 October 1850, in Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Auburn, Logan, Kentucky, United States.

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James Sawyer Jr.
Hannah Henderson
Marriage: 6 November 1804
William J Sawyer
Michael Henderson Sawyer Sr
Nancy Sawyer
James H Sawyer
Mary Parks Sawyer
Permelia Chaney Sawyers
David Haynes Sawyer
Margaret Sawyer
Lucretia Sawyers
Lindsey Travis Sawyers
Thomas D. Sawyer
Hannah Barnett Sawyer
Elizabeth Matissa Sawyer

Sources (5)

  • James Sawyer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Sawyer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Sawyer -

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1789 · Becomes 12th State

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, from Middle English sauer(e), sauw(i)er, also sagh(i)er, sag(i)er ‘sawyer’, a derivative of Old English sagu ‘saw’.

Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname, or translation into English of Jewish Seger or some other surname meaning ‘sawyer’, e.g. German Sager and Slovenian Žagar (see Zagar ).

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

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