Seneca Sayles

Brief Life History of Seneca

When Seneca Sayles was born on 3 August 1823, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, David Sayles, was 53 and his mother, Phebe Smith, was 39. He married Pirena Irene Boyd on 20 December 1849, in London, Madison, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1823 and Richland Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Seneca Sayles
1823–
Pirena Irene Boyd
1830–1899
Marriage: 20 December 1849
William Sayles
1851–
Otis Sayles
Ellen Sayles
1853–
David Sayles
1857–
Viletta Sayles
1859–
William Otis Sayles
1863–1948
James Marion Thompson Sayles
1865–1945
Quadora Sayles
1867–
Nathan Sayles
1869–1935
Phoebe Sayles
1871–1921
Thomas Sayles
1876–

Sources (14)

  • Senaca Sayles, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Seneca Sayles, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Samuel Sayles, “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013”

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1843

Historical Boundaries: 1843: Mahaska, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Mahaska, Iowa, United States

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant of Sales .

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

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