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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Seneca Sayles
Pirena Irene Boyd
Marriage: 20 December 1849
William Sayles
Otis Sayles
Ellen Sayles
David Sayles
Viletta Sayles
William Otis Sayles
James Marion Thompson Sayles
Quadora Sayles
Nathan Sayles
Phoebe Sayles
Thomas Sayles

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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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.


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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