Facts and Events
Alexander Sawyers was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 295.--3d July, 1755. Humberston Lyon to Allexander Sayers (Sawyers), £50, 650 acres on Wood's River. Teste: James Harress, Christopher Hicks, Eabreham Dunckleberry, Wm. Sayers, J. Buchanan, gent.--
Records of Alexander Sawyers in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 2 - 23rd May, 1750 - Road ordered from Ezekiel Calhoun's to Wood's River thence to top of ridge between Wood's River and the south fork of Roanoke. John McFarland and Joseph Crockett to be surveyors of former and William Crisp and William Pellam of latter part, with tithables, and the following: Henry Batton, Mordecai Early, John McFarland, Jacob Goldman, John Downing, John Goldman, Charles Sinclair, Nathaniel Wilshire, William Sayers, William Hamilton, Humbertson Lyon, Frederick Carlock, Robert Norris, James Miller, James Cave, Samuel Montgomerie, Steven Lyon, John Conley, Andrew Linam, James Willbey, Samuel Stanlick, James Maies, Robert McFarlin, James Harris, John Vance, John Stride, Robert Miller, Alexander Sayers, John Miller, Jacob Castle, Robert Alcorn, John Forman, and William Miller.
- Vol. 2 - MAY, 1762 (A). - Arbuckle vs. Sayers.--This certifies that James Arbuckle and two sons have served as soldiers in my Company of Militia four months and sixteen days exclusive of what time they have received pay for. April 21, 1759. (Signed) Alexr. Sayers. Arbuckle sues for himself and two sons, who were his servants.
- Vol. 2 - 19th November, 1762. - page 391, John Weltshire, Alexander Sayers, and Jacob Castle to view and report the value of improvements by John Staunton on two tracts on the New River.
- Vol. 2 - FEBRUARY, 1763 (A). - William Crow vs. Mordecai Howard.--Signatures: Alexr. Sayers, John Blagg, Wm. Preston, Samuel McDowell.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1765 (A). - Buchanan vs. Sayers.--Robert Sayers, eldest son and heir-at-law of Alexr. Sayers, deceased. May, 1765. Returned: "The boy is in Bedford at school."
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1765 (A). - Beard vs. Sayers.--Alexander Sayers, gent. "Not executed, the defendant being drowned." 1764-5.
- Page 500.--18th March, 1767. Robert Breckinridgc's bond (with Malcom Allen, Richd. Woods) as guardian (chosen) to Robert Sayers, orphan of Alex. Sayers. (Note: this establishes that Alexander Sawyers had died prior to this record).
- Samuel Ewing vs. Robert Sayers, eldest son and heir of Alexander Sayers, deceased, vs. James Buchanan.--Chancery writ, 28th August, 1767. Defendant bought land in 1755 on New River, where Humberstone Lyon was then living.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (B). - Buchanan's Administrator vs. Sayers.--Bill filed 14th January, 1767. Archibald Buchanan, administrator of Walter Buchanan, late of County of Chesterfield, merchant, orator. In 1764 Alexander Sayers, now deceased, owned land in Dunkar's Bottom, on New River, and on Red Creek, at Fort Chiswell, and mortgaged the same to Walter Buchanan on 21st January, 1764. Alexander died 1765 intestate, leaving son Robert, eldest son and
heir. Walter Buchanan died 1766. Archibald is brother of Archibald. Robert Breckinridge was guardian of Robert Sayers, May 1767. The mortgage was proved before the General Court, 28th April, 1764, by John Skelton, Robert Donald and Marty Handly, witnesses. John Fleming and Joseph Maynard were also witnesses.