Person:Emory Sawyer (1)

Emory Franklin Sawyer
m. 6 Oct 1834
  1. Female SawyerBet 1835 & 1840 -
  2. Gilbert A Sawyer1835 - 1838
  3. Emory Franklin Sawyer1837 - 1917
  4. Reuben Bennet Sawyer1839 - 1853
  5. Horace Burbank Sawyer1841 - 1909
  6. Ira Leander Sawyer1842 - 1850
  7. Lydia L Sawyer1845 - 1889
  • HEmory Franklin Sawyer1837 - 1917
  • WFranny TenantBet 1846 & 1847 - 1877
m. 12 Apr 1864
  • HEmory Franklin Sawyer1837 - 1917
  • WIda E WebbAbt 1858 - 1904
m. 9 Jan 1878
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Emory Franklin Sawyer
Gender Male
Birth[4][5] 4 Mar 1837 , Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan,
Alt Birth[9] Bet 1836 and 1837 , , , Michigan Territory,
Other? Bet 1860 and 1865 Military
Marriage 12 Apr 1864 , Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan,to Franny Tenant
Residence? 1865 , Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio,
Marriage 9 Jan 1878 , Nashville, Barry County, Michigan,to Ida E Webb
Census 1 Jun 1880 , Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan,with Ida E Webb
Census[10][14] 1894 , , , Michigan,
Census 14 Jun 1900 , Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan,with Ida E Webb
Residence? 1903 , Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio,
Census[11][15] 15 Apr 1910 , Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio,
Occupation[8] Farmer
Death[6][13] 22 Jul 1917 , Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio,
Burial[7] 24 Jul 1917 Ravine Cemetery, Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio,
Physical Description? Height: 5' 7", Medical: Right arm amputated during Civil War due to bullet wound received in battle in Georgia, before Atlanta.

Grand Army of the Republic, Page Post, No. 471 for [L] was organized [D]. [P] was one of the original officers. Emory was the Junior Vice Commander. He was the Senior Vice Commander in 1888.

This Post took its name from Harlan Page, who entered the service as a Private in Company K, 25th Ohio, July 10, 1861, at the age of 18 years. He served faithfully until December 13, 1861, when in the fierce engagement at Baldwin's Camp, West Virginia, where 400 Union troops, through deception by a spy, were induced to attack 5,000 Rebels, trusting to re-enforcements which, owing to delay, failed to come up. In the unequal contest thus arising, many of the Union command fell or were wounded. Among the latter was Private Page, who remained 18 days in camp, often pleading, " take me home to die!" Responding to such imploring appeal, eight devoted comrades sat out for Huttonsville, a distance of 60 miles, throughout which, bearing their loved friend on a litter, they pursued their tedious way for six long days, sometimes amid storms, and constantly subjected to repulse by Rebel residents on the route, and sometimes compelled to secure quarters for rest by force. At Huttonsville, the young sufferer bade farewell to his associates, assuring them, that though he might never again be fit for service (his collar-bone being badly shattered), he would, if able, return, to cheer them by his presence. Lieutenant Nat. Haughton, of his Company, telegraphed the time of the sufferer's probable arrival at Sylvania, February 20, 1862, Finally reaching home, he exclaimed, "Oh, how I have prayed for this hour! " His wound forbade all hope of recovery. Among his last utterances was, "Oh, do not pray for my recovery ; but rather, that I may rest and go home." He lived but a week after reaching home, dying February 27th and being buried at Sylvania. Thus, in the short period of six months, had this boy exhibited the highest qualities and paid the extreme sacrifice of the true patriot and brave Soldier. Justly, indeed, have his comrades recognized his devotion in bestowing his name upon their local association. The eight noble comrades of Page, by whose remarkable devotion be was enabled to reach home and friends, were all of his Company, viz.: Lyman B. Stone, aged 18, wounded at Chancellorsville, May 8, 1863, and mustered out July, 1864, at expiration of his term; Werter H. Shaffer, aged 18,


who served three years and was mustered out, July, 1864; William Vickery, aged 21, wounded at the battle of McDowell, Virginia, May 8, 1862; James Moran, aged 22, wounded at Bull Run, August, 1862, and discharged January, 1863, on Surgeon's certificate of disability ; James Smith ; John Klinck ; Michael Herbert, aged 19, killed at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863; and Charles A. De Bolt, aged 19, wounded May 8, 1862, at McDowell, and veteranized on expiration of his term. It is due to the other members of the Company here to state, that many of them offered to go with Page, if needed.

Following is the Roster of Page Post, No. 471:

Sawyer, E. F., Sergeant, co. B, 18th U. S. I.

  1. NARA. Pension File - Emory F Sawyer. (Certificate # 39463)
    signed Emory F Sawyer, with an "o" not an "e."; Claim for Invalid Pension.
  2. State of Ohio, Bureau of Vital Statistics. Death Certificate of Emery Franklin Sawyer. (# 47127, Lucas County, Sylvania Village)
    Male, white, widow, born 3/4/1837, age 80 yrs 4 mo 18 days, retired farmer, born Monroe Co., Mich., father: Ira Sawyer, father born New York, mother: not known, mother born: not known, informant Emory Webb Sawyer of Sylvania, Ohio. Date of Death: 7/22/1917, died of old age and no particular disease. No physician in attendance during last two weeks of sickness, sick 3 months. Buried :Ravine C, Sylvania on 7-24-1917, undertaker: RC Dolph of Sylvania, Ohio [Note: blotches over name but looks like first name wasspelt "Emery" instead of "Emory." However, the informant, his eldest son, spells his first name "Emory." Based on this, the actual spelling appears to be "Emory" which is consistent with the pension papers!].
  3. Sawyer.FTW
    Date of Import: 22 Sep 2002.
  4. NARA. Pension File - Emory F Sawyer. (Certificate # 39463)
    married to Ida E Webb, 19 Jan 1878, Nashville, Barry Co., Michigan by Elihu Chipman J.P. (showed marriage certificate). Prio marriage, Fannie J Tenant, die Aug 16/77 Cumm? Jaeon? Massoy County. Children living: Jessie B Oct 24th 1878, Eva M July 19th 1882, Emory Webb, Beb 11th 1886 B Harrison, Dec 1st 1888 Ida Salome Feb 6th 1891 Margaret E Aug 25th 1895, Maxwell A Feb 15 1898; 1898 Questionnaire.
  5. Horace Burbank Sawyer Bible, Family Info: Sawyer family, Present Owner: question.
  6. NARA. Pension File - Emory F Sawyer. (Certificate # 39463).
  7. NARA. Pension File - Emory F Sawyer. (Certificate # 39463)
    shows Emory died 22 July 1917 in Sylvania, Lucas, OH and was buried in Ravine Cemetery, Sylvania; 1917 Application for Reimbursement.
  8. Sawyer.FTW
    Date of Import: 22 Sep 2002.
  9. 1850 Monroe County, Michigan, Isaac Forman household, Record Type: 7th US Population Census, Record Info: Whiteford, pg 297, Ln 9-18, Film: M432 358
    age 14.
  10. email from Kenna re Emery Sawyer in Michigan's 1894 Veterans Census.
  11. 1910 Lucas County, Ohio, Emory Sawyer household, Record Type: 13th US Population Census, Record Info: Sylvania Villiage, ED 39, Sh 3A, Ln 23-29, Film: T624_1207.
  12.   Clark Waggoner. History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, Url: (Munsell & Co., New York, 15 Jun 2005, Original Date, 1888)
    pp 247-48.
  13. Chronic Bright's Disease
  14. Veterans Census
  15. Emory Sawyer, head, m, w, 73, widowed, b. MI, parents b. NY, own income. 6 children, all single, white, b. MI parents b. MI: Eva, dau, f, 27, clerk in confectionary store, 8 mo unemployed; Webb, son, w, 24, laborer in factory; Harry, son, m, 21, laborer in factory; Ida, dau, f, 19, none, not in school; Margaret, dau, f, 14, at school; Maxwell, son, w, 12, at school