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Ancestors of Mark Sawyer

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Re: Ancestors of Mark Sawyer

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 9:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi to the "other" Jean who researches Sawyers in NC.
This is from Seattle Jean.
Mark and Susannah James Sawyer had 17 BIRTHS, but only 13 lived to adulthood.
They are:
1 Ellis B. Sawyer female born 1839 in Lacon, IL
2 Sarah E. Sawyer born 1840 in Lacon, IL (my ancestor)
3 Margaret Sawyer born 1841 in Lacon, IL
4 Almira Sawyer born 1845 in Lacon, IL
5 Jordan Sawyer infant death in 1845
6 George Henry Sawyer born 1847 in Linn City, Oregon Territory
7 John R. Sawyer born 1849 in Wheatland, Oregon
8 Russell Sawyer infant death in 1850
9 Andrew Jackson Sawyer born 1852 in Wheatland, Oregon Terr.
10 Evangeline Sawyer born 1854 in Wheatland, Oregon Terr.
11 Infant Sawyer died 1854
12 Susanne Jane Sawyer born 1855 Wheatland
13 Mark Emery Sawyer born 1857 Wheatland
14 Franklin Locke Sawyer born 1869 Wheatland
15Infant death 1859
16 Arthur Sawyer born 1861 died 1862
17 Damon Elliott Sawyer born 1864

Note: In the 1850-1860s Wheatland was a busy shipping port on the Willamette River north of today's state capitol, Salem. Wheat grown nearby was shipped north to Portland. The only remaining sign of the town is the Wheatland Ferry that crosses the W. River. My maternal great grandfather, George Bennett Antrim once built one of the ferries used in the busy days of Wheatland. The Sawyer Oregon Donation Land Claim is marked today by a stone bearing a bronze plaque identifying the site of their ODLClaim. The stone is in the state right of way on a major highway between Salem and Dayton.

From this marker, one can look west to the small church surrounded by the cemetery use by all the Oregon Trail Pioneers who lived in this part of the beautiful Willamette Valley. Mark and Susannah's graves are there. I am have met two desc of Evangeline Sawyer and of course, of my ancestor, Sarah E. Sawyer who married Benjamin Antrim.

JeanO, I am now communicating with Roy Sawyer, Jr. of Currituck about Jesse and Jacob Sawyer info. He sent me a copy of photo said to be Jesse Sawyer. The source was from one of Evangeline's descendants,named Julie Warmington Jones still alive in Salem, Oregon, but not able to recall her many years of family history work.

I'm also in touch with Ralph Gardner who formerly shared Sawyer info with Julie Jones. He is desc of Andrew Jackson Sawyer, whose daughter Roberta Lee Sawyer married a Gardner. That's where Ralph's Gardner line starts.

Time to stop this posting.





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