Jesse Sawyer left with wagon train in 1831 with Camden Co. Caleb Forbes family for Marshall Co. IL. He is mentioned in the history write up online for the county. I am researching his nephew Daniel Padrick who purchased land there in 1835/37 but sold it soon after. Could you post your info on Jesse's colorful traits?
Caleb Forbes was the son of Wm. who was the son of Caleb Forbes and Mary Smithson da. of John and Dolly Sawyer Smithson & I would like to know if your research connected Jesse Sawyer lineage to the Pasquotank Sawyers to see if there was a connection.