Samuel Saylor

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Saylor was born on 27 February 1799, in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Saylor, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Heller, was 21. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Margaretha Paulus. He lived in Hanover Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 26 August 1881, in Allentown, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Saylor
Margaretha Paulus
David Oliver Saylor
Edward Saylor
Eliza Ann Saylor

Sources (7)

  • Samuel Saylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Saylor, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Samuel Esq. Saylor in entry for Adam Esq. Woolever, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Historical Boundaries 1812: Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English saillour ‘dancer, tumbler, acrobat’ (Old French sailleor). Middle English seiler, sailer ‘sailor’ seems to have appeared too late to have been involved in surname formation.

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

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