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Benjamin Joseph Sayers
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1884
Manassas
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1963
Nokesville
Prince William County
Virginia, USA

Benjamin Joseph Sayers was born in Manassas, Virginia, to Newton and Annie (Allen) Sayers. He was the fifth of nine children. His siblings were; Mary Hayth, Charlotte Kerlin, Nettie Hedrick, Minnie Baggott/Houghton, Robert, Blanche Beach, Grace Sayers and Rebecca Herbert.

In 1909, he married Christie Ann Herndon, daughter of John Henry Herndon and Georgianna (Tolson) Herndon.

Together, Benjamin and "Christine" had five children;

Mr. Robert Lee Sayers
Mrs. Leone (Sayers) Franke
Mr. Benjamin Franklin Sayers
Mr. Kenneth William Sayers
Mr. Elmer Allen Sayers

After their third child, Benjamin and Christine moved the family from Manassas, Virginia to Akron, Ohio. Together, they raised their family at their home on Kenmore Blvd.

Tragically, in 1932, their eldest child, Robert, was killed after being struck by a train. This caused Christine to become severely depressed and she spent three years, until her death, in a state hospital.

After his children were grown, he moved back home to Nokesville, Virginia, where he remained until his death. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Newton Sayers (1840 - 1916)
  Ann Elizabeth Allen Sayers (1849 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Christianna Herndon Sayers (1888 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  Robert Lee Sayers (1908 - 1932)*
  Leone Sayers Franke (1912 - 1980)*
  Benjamin Franklin Sayers (1915 - 1944)*
  Kenneth William Sayers (1919 - 2004)*
  Elmer Allen Sayers (1923 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: The family name has changed from Sears, Sayres and Sayers throughout the years.
 
Burial:
Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery
Nokesville
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Shonda Sayers Feather
Originally Created by: Marie & Dale V.
Record added: Aug 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15181024
Benjamin Joseph Sayers
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Benjamin Joseph Sayers
Added by: Shonda Sayers Feather
 
Benjamin Joseph Sayers
Added by: Shonda Sayers Feather
 
 
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Sending you love from all three of your great grandaughters - Cheryl, Shonda and Shelly.
- Shonda Sayers Feather
 Added: Dec. 8, 2007
 
 
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