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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Family Time Line

James Sawyer Jr.
1784–1850
Hannah Henderson
1785–1874
Marriage: 6 November 1804
William J Sawyer
1805–1886
Michael Henderson Sawyer Sr
1807–1879
Nancy Sawyer
1812–1870
James H Sawyer
1814–
Mary Parks Sawyer
1818–
Permelia Chaney Sawyers
1807–1860
David Haynes Sawyer
1808–
Margaret Sawyer
1810–1888
Lucretia Sawyers
1812–1897
Lindsey Travis Sawyers
1813–1885
Thomas D. Sawyer
1815–1894
Hannah Barnett Sawyer
1816–1848
Elizabeth Matissa Sawyer
1822–1909

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.

1803

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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