m. Abt. 1720
Facts and Events
David Sawyers, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
David Sawyer Jr.'s land (Beverley Manor SW, # of acres not listed, 1748) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Information on David Sawyers
Some sources claim that David Sawyers, Jr. was born in 1733, but since he was of age to acquire land in Augusta County, VA in 1748, his likely birthdate was probably somewhere between 1726-1728. But, the following record establishes David Sawyers's birthdate in 1733 (unless he under-estimated his age in the deposition):
1733 - David Sayres was born, probably in Pennsylvania, son of David Sawyers, Sr. (some say Robert Sayers or John Sayers were his father, although the land record listing him as "David Sayers, Jr", above is fairly convincing)
1771, 1774 - Lived on New River at the north end of William Herbert's militia district (now Wythe County).
1772 (approximately) - David Married Mary Beatty in Fincastle Co., Virginia.
1774 - Did not find David's name on the list paid for Dunmore's War but probable brother Robert was on the list (see below)
1782 Montgomery Co., VA personal tax list: 1 tithe, 1 slave, 10 horses, 32 cattle
1819 - He died in Wythe Co., VA
Children: Joanna (b. 20 Nov 1772) m. Samuel Crockett (son of Andrew Crockett); William; Nancy m. Samuel McPherson; David (b. 1777) m. Rhoda Davis; Robert (b. abt 1780) m. Nancy Crockett (dau. of Andrew) and removed to Rutherford Co., TN.
Sources: Worldconnect, Genforum; New River Notes personal tax lists