Elizabeth Sayer

about 1707–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Sayer was born about 1707, in Virginia, United States, her father, Charles Sayer, was 32 and her mother, Margaret Lawson, was 34.

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Charles Sayer
1675–1740
Margaret Lawson
1673–1754
Elizabeth Sayer
1695–1740
Pembroke Sayer
1701–1755
Frances Lawson Sayer
1705–1755
Elizabeth Sayer
1707–
Arther Sayer
1705–1761
Mary Ann Keech
1724–1766

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 51

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 69

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 69

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Saher or Seir. This is probably a Norman introduction of the Continental Germanic personal name Sigiheri, composed of the elements sigi ‘victory’ + heri ‘army’. However, it could also represent a Middle English survival of an unrecorded Old English name, Sǣhere, composed of the elements sǣ ‘sea’ + here ‘army’.2 English: occupational name, from Middle English saghier ( see Sawyer ) or Old French seieor.3 English: occupational name for a professional reciter, from an agent derivative of Middle English say(en), sey(en) ‘to say’.

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

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