|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1849|
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1899|
Prince William County
Ann "Annie" Allen was born in Blackthorn, Oxfordshire, England to Benjamin and Mary (Knapton) Allen. She was christened in Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, England on 6 May 1849.
She had two younger sisters, Sarah and Mary. Her brother, John, passed away at the age of 2 on his way to America.
Her maternal grandparents were John and Sarah (Foster) Allen. Her paternal grandparents were William and Rebecca (Stanford) Knapton.
Not long after arriving in Prince William, Virginia, her mother passed away. Annie was only 9 years old at the time.
Her father remarried on 1 November 1860 to another recent widow, Harriett Penn, who had two children, John William Austin and Margaret Austin. Benjamin and Harriett added three more children to the growing family - Charlotte, Henry and Edward.
1865 turned out to be a terrible year for the family. In March, 3-month-old Edward passed away, then one month later, Annie's stepmother Harriett passed away. Six months later, in October, her sister Mary died at the age of 8.
On 4 December 1873 in the District of Columbia, she married Newton Sayers. Newton and Annie had nine children:
Mrs. Mary Ann Hayth
Mrs. Charlotte Allen Kerlin
Mrs. Nettie Virginia Hedrick
Mrs. Minnie N. Baggot/Houghton
Mr. Benjamin Joseph Sayers
Mr. Robert Lee Sayers
Mrs. Blanche Bennett Beach
Ms. Grace Sears (died at 19 months)
Mrs. Rebecca Hazel Herbert
Together, Newton and Annie owned Massadale Farm, in Nokesville, Virginia, upon which the Asbury Church and Cemetery was built. They are both buried here, along with many of their children, grandchildren and extended family.
Benjamin Allen (1824 - 1878)
Mary Knapton Allen (1824 - 1859)
Newton Sayers (1840 - 1916)
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 (1891 - 1984)*
Ann Elizabeth Allen Sayers (1849 - 1899)
Sarah Allen Haines (1852 - 1921)*
John Allen (1854 - 1856)*
Mary Allen (1857 - 1865)*
Charlotte Virginia Allen Oliver (1859 - ____)**
Henry Charles Allen (1862 - 1925)**
Edward Allen (1864 - 1865)**
Note: The family name has changed from Sears, Sayres and Sayers throughout the years.
Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery
Prince William County
Created by: Shonda Sayers Feather
Record added: Oct 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30637687