Descendants of John Sawyer

Descendants of John Sawyer


Submitted By Mary Ellen Shugart


1. John Sawyer b. 1816, m. Ellen McPherson, b. 1827. John died 1861-1865, Shot in front yard by Union Soldiers.


i Bartlett M. Sawyer b. 1844, m. 13 Oct 1869, in South Mills, Camden Co., NC, Margaret G. Cooper, b. 1850, (daughter of Benjamin Cooper and Margaret (Cooper)).

2. ii William Nathan b. 1847.

iii Margaret Sawyer b. 1850.

3. iv Mary Ann b. 1 Sept 1853.

Second Generation

2. William Nathan Sawyer b. 1847, m. 23 Nov 1876, in Camden County, NC, Mollie Sykes, b. 22 Dec 1855, (daughter of John B. Sykes and Margaret (Sykes)) d. 9 Nov 1923, Norfolk, VA, buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, VA. William died 1886-1890.


i John Sawyer b. 1878.

4. ii Margaret (Maggie) b. 17 Mar 1879.

5. iii Ellen b. 1880.

iv William N. Sawyer b. 1883, m. Amy (Sawyer), b. 1885.

6. v John Bartlett b. 12 Oct 1888.

3. Mary Ann Sawyer b. 1 Sept 1853, m. Samuel Gregory Garrett. Mary died 2 Feb 1931, buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.


i Male Garrett b. 1874, d. 1874.

ii Mary Ellen Garrett b. 1875, m. Joseph James Brothers. Mary died 1897.

iii Sarah Frances Garrett m. Westley Edmunds.

iv Samuel Bartlett Garrett b. 1878, m. Henrietta Weller, b. 1881, d. 1966. Samuel died 1956.

v Wealtha Garrett b. 1882, m. Charles Ross Weller. Wealtha died 1963.

Third Generation

4. Margaret (Maggie) Sawyer b. 17 Mar 1879, m. 31 Dec 1899, Joseph Rodey Berry, b. 1873, d. 1947. Margaret died 31 Jan 1968.


i Hilda Berry b. 1913, m. Unknown Bagley. Hilda died 1998.

ii Howard Berry d. 25 Dec 1982, Gates City, VA.

iii Roy Berry.

5. Ellen Sawyer b. 1880, m. James D. Armstrong.


i James N. Armstrong b. 1907.

ii Grace E. Armstrong b. 1909.

iii Harvey Armstrong b. 1920.

iv (Infant) Armstrong d. 1910.

7. v Bessie.

6. John Bartlett Sawyer b. 12 Oct 1888, Camden County, NC, m. (1) 10 Aug 1913, Lettie Rebecca Waterfield, b. 1898, (daughter of Calvin Waterfield and Lillian Grimstead) d. 1920, m. (2) Ida Mae Sawyer, b. 1900, (daughter of Malachi Bell Sawyer and Sudie Adkins) d. 1985. John died 26 Mar 1963, Norfolk, VA, buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.

Children by Lettie Rebecca Waterfield:

i Frank William Sawyer b. 1914, d. 1982.

ii Eugene Wilson Sawyer b. 1917, d. 1997.

Fourth Generation

7. Bessie Armstrong m. (1) Unknown Rawels, m. (2) L.L. Baker.

Children by Unknown Rawels:

i Charles Rawels also known as: Jack Baker.


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