Caleb Sawyer

1703–1758 (Age 55)
Pasquotank, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Caleb

When Caleb Sawyer was born in 1703, in Pasquotank, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Sawyer, was 29 and his mother, Nancy McDowell, was 13. He married Sarah Spencer in 1733, in Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1758, in his hometown, at the age of 55.

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Caleb Sawyer
Sarah Spencer
Marriage: 1733
Thomas Sawyer
Mary Sawyer
Elisha Sawyer
Sylvanus Sawyer
Lemuel B. Sawyer
John Sawyer
Lydia Sawyer
Meriam Sawyer
Dempsey Sawyer

Spouse and Children

Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (3)

1711 · The Tuscarora War

Age 8

The British, Dutch, and German settlers fought with the Tuscarora Native Americans, from September 22, 1711- February 11, 1715, in North Carolina.

Age 15

North Carolina is the location of Cape Hatteras, sometimes called the Graveyard of the Atlantic- many shipwrecks have occurred nearby.
1729 · Becomes a Royal Colony

Age 26

July 25, 1729, North Carolina became a royal colony, when the colony was sold to King George II.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caleb Sawyer, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Caleb Sawyer, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890

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