|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1840|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1916|
Newton Sayers (Sayres, Sears) was born in the North East Revenue District of Fauquier County, Virginia, to (Unknown) Sayers and Emily M. (Hart) Sayers.
He had three younger siblings; Rebecca (Sayers) Sears/Warder, Hiram H. Sayers and Franklin P. Sayers.
On March 11, 1862, he enlisted in the Civil War and served with the 49th Virginia Infantry, Company C.
On May 9, 1862, he was attached to Camp Winder General Hospital, in Richmond, Virginia, as a nurse.
On October 20, 1863, he was captured by the Union Army, in Woodstock, Virginia. He was listed as "missing" on his next Confederate Muster Roll.
On February 10, 1865, he was exchanged back to the Confederate Army at Point Lookout, Maryland.
Marriage and Family:
In 1873, he purchased 150+ acres in Nokesville, Virginia, known as Massadale Farm. A year later, he married Ann Allen, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Knapton) Allen.
Together, Newton and Annie raised nine children:
Mrs. Mary A. (Sayers) Hayth
Mrs. Charlotte Allen (Sayers) Kerlin
Mrs. Nettie Virginia (Sayers) Hedrick
Mrs. Minnie N. (Sayers) Baggott/Houghton
Mr. Benjamin Joseph Sayers
Mr. Robert Lee Sayers
Mrs. Blanche (Sayers) Beach
Ms. Grace Sayers
Mrs. Rebecca (Sayers) Herbert
In 1893, Newton and Annie donated one acre of Massadale Farm to the United Methodist followers. There, along with other Confederate Veterans, including the future father-in-law of his son Benjamin, John Henry Herndon, they built Asbury Church.
Not long after his wife Annie passed away in 1900, he sold Massadale Farm and moved into a small house with his daughter Minnie.
Clubs and Services:
Newton was a Mason who belonged to the Masonic Lodge #182 in Manassas, Virginia.
In April of 1907, at a meeting of the county Democratic Executive Committee, he was selected as a judge of election, along with Edward Ahart and H.F. Robertson. They were appointed for the primary election to be held Wednesday, June 19, 1907.
He served on four different Grand Jury's and he had been called to serve again in Alexandria, Virginia. Not long after his arrival in Alexandria, he became severely ill and was hospitalized in Alexandria Hospital. He died two days later of Chronic Nephritis and Bright's disease.
"ANOTHER VETERAN CALLED, Newton Sayres, of Aden, Died Wednesday Night--Funeral Saturday at 2 P.M. -- Newton Sayres, of Aden, well known farmer and Confederate Veteran, died in Alexandria Hospital Wednesday evening after an acute illness of about two weeks' duration. Mr. Sayres was summoned to Alexandria for Jury services and shortly after his arrival in the city he was stricken with chronic Bright's disease, which proved fatal in a short time. The deceased, who was born on February 22, 1840, for several years has been living with his daughter, Mrs. Thos. Baggott. He is survived by eight children, two sons and six daughters. The sons are Lee, of Richmond and Benjamin, of Aden, and the daughters, Mrs. Thos. Baggott, Mrs. O.W. Hedrick and Mrs. J.P. Kerlin, of Aden; Mrs. George Heath, of Clifton Forge; Mrs. Blance Beach and Mrs. Rebecca Herbert, both of Alexandria. Mr. Sayres was a brother of the late Frank Sayres, of Manassas. Funeral services will be held at Aden tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m., the Rev. Marks officiating, assisted by Rev. E.A. Roads, of Manassas."
Emily M. Hart Sayers (1812 - 1881)
Ann Elizabeth Allen Sayers (1849 - 1899)*
Mary A. Sayers Hayth (1874 - 1928)*
Charlotte Allen Sayers Kerlin (1876 - 1962)*
Nettie Virginia Sayers Hedrick (1879 - 1926)*
Minnie Sayers Baggott/Houghton (1882 - 1983)*
Benjamin Joseph Sayers (1884 - 1963)*
Robert Lee Sayers (1887 - 1962)*
Blanche B Sayers Beach (1888 - 1953)*
Grace Sayers (1890 - 1891)*
Rebecca Hazel Sayers Herbert (1890 - 1984)*
Note: The family name has changed from Sears, Sayres and Sayers throughout the years.
Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery
Prince William County
Maintained by: Shonda Sayers Feather
Originally Created by: Marie & Dale V.
Record added: Aug 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15181018