Manning/Dunn Hyde County NC Genealogy

East Carolina Genealogy and more!

Sawyer - There are lots of 'em in this branch of the swamp! Here are a few.

I had the pleasure of knowing Junior Sawyer and his wife Nellie Mae Allen. They were members of Scranton Christian Church and down to earth folk as good as gold. They didn't need a guard dog as they had Guinea hens. Whenever anyone approached the home place the Guinea Hens would raise such a ruckus that the entire county knew where you were! It is interesting that both Junior and Nellie Mae were my cousins, not just by marriage, either; and, yes his real name was Junior...Chancey Junior Sawyer. Junior led a hard life and was a couple of years older than my dad. He was an avid Hunter and a commercial fisherman and had many stories of fishing up and down the eastern US. I have eaten many a shrimp, crab, and flounder that he caught. He told me the story how as a young fella how he could be rather wild. I do not know (nor do I have any desire to), why he landed in jail for awhile but he did. While there he taught himself to read by reading a bible someone had given him. When released he was a changed person and did not return to his former ways, he considered himself a miracle. Once while at his home he let me help him work a beehive and get the honey out of the comb. Afterwards he offered my dad (a preacher) some moonshine. Dad smiled and took a big swig. They offered me some but I always heard if you get a bad batch o'shine it could make you go blind, so I said NO. Later when they weren't looking I went in a took a sip...by golly it was only water...made me feel better 'bout my dad! What a great guy Junior was. I wish I knew his kids...I wish they would take me bear hunting! Below is some of his family line.

After the Sawyers are some of the Mason line.

1-Randol Sawyer (1768-)
+Lear (Jean)  (1780-)
. 2-Benjamin Sawyer (1803-)
. +Julia Ann  (1808-)
. . 3-Mary A Sawyer (1827-)
. . 3-Esther Sawyer (1830-)
. . 3-Lear P Sawyer (1830-)
. . 3-Mordecia "Modessa" Sawyer (3 January 1833-9 August 1891)
. . +Samuel Williams (1830-)
. . . 4-Alonzo Williams (18 February 1873-30 November 1954)
. . . +Minnie McGowan (10 December 1889-9 May 1964)
. . . . 5-Alma Irene Williams (1912-4 July 1990)
. . . . +David Henry Dunbar (23 September 1908-4 September 1996)
. . . . +William Jennings Ross (-)
. . . . . 6-Ola Mae Ross (-)
. . 3-William H Sawyer (1837-)
. . 3-Julia Ann Sawyer (1842-)
. . 3-Benjamin Sawyer (1844-)
. . 3-Jazany Sawyer (1846-)
. . 3-Stanly Sawyer (1848-)
. . 3-Quincy A Sawyer (October 1849-)
. 2-Frederick Sawyer (1805-)
. +Mary  (1805-)
. . 3-Frederick Sawyer (1853-)
. 2-Joel Sawyer (1810-)
. +Keziah Kitts (1825-)
. . 3-William Lewis Seth Sawyer (November 1853-)
. . +Laura "Laurie" Sawyer (1 February 1856-2 November 1925)
. . . 4-Fenner Sawyer (28 September 1886-13 March 1947)
. . . +Mary Jane Fulford (16 February 1887-14 May 1957)
. . . 4-Maryland Virginia Sawyer (19 February 1889-13 April 1967)
. . . +Thomas Edward Gibbs (December 1883-21 February 1964)
. . . +Charlie Midyett (-)
. . . . 5-Edward Blackwell "Eddie" Midyett (28 January 1905-30 March 1964)
. . . . +Lillie Belle Spencer (20 July 1902-22 July 1043)
. . . . 5-Elizabeth Midyette (-)
. . . +William Henry Spencer (1865-16 March 1928)
. . . 4-Mary Elizabeth Sawyer (-)
. . . +Romulus Watson (2 November 1880-2 January 1955)
. . . . 5-Herman Harold Watson (22 October 1909-18 October 1936)
. . . 4-William Mikel Sawyer (-)
. . . 4-Laura Rhea Sawyer (-)
. . +Nancy Elizabeth Squires (4 December 1851-24 February 1882)
. . . 4-Lavina Frances "Fanny" Sawyer (7 July 1872-before 14 August 1898)
. . . +Martin Hethlic Cuthrell (22 March 1867-8 January 1904)
. . . . 5-Noah Edward Cuthrell (18 December 1893-)
. . . . 5-Joshua Cuthrell (17 February 1895-)
. . . 4-Florence E Sawyer (21 December 1874-16 October 1878)
. . . 4-Hetty Delaware "Della" Sawyer (17 August 1876-)
. . . +Joseph R Jones (-)
. . . . 5-Macon Harell Jones (23 November 1913-29 June 1917)
. . . 4-Matthew Sawyer (2 November 1879-16 November 1879)
. . . 4-Mattie Mozella Sawyer (2 November 1879-20 December 1950)
. . . +William Jabin "Willie" Cuthrell (12 June 1875-1 May 1960)
. . . . 5-Caz Jabin Cuthrell (1 June 1905-23 October 1986)
. . . . +Vera Lorena Carroll (-)
. . . . . 6-Lorena Madge Cuthrell (31 August 1925-)
. . . . . 6-Caz Jabin Cuthrell (19 November 1928-May 1975)
. . . . . . 7-Michael Lynne Cuthrell (1953-)
. . . . . . 7-Debra Ann Cuthrell (1957-)
. . . . . . 7-William Elliott Cuthrell (1964-)
. . . . . +Pauline Catherine Morris (-)
. . . . 5-Mary Gertrude "Gertie" Cuthrell (-)
. . . . 5-Edna Bethel Cuthrell (-)
. . . . 5-Emmett Marin Cuthrell (-)
. . . . 5-Agnes Marie Cuthrell (16 October 1915-)
. . . . 5-Jesse Leland Cuthrell (10 April 1920-)
. . . . 5-William Jabin Cuthrell (1894-)
. . . +Martin Hethlic Cuthrell (22 March 1867-8 January 1904)
. . . . 5-Elaine Elizabeth "Laney" Cuthrell (3 May 1899-3 December 1995)
. . . . +Cecil Rupert Beacham (26 February 1897-14 June 1981)
. . . . . 6-Stella Pearl Beacham (-)
. . . . . 6-Cecil Martin Beacham (-)
. . . . . 6-Wilbert Lee Beacham (-)
. . . . +Gentry Jenkins (-)
. . . . 5-Nancy Jane Cuthrell (3 May 1899-24 May 1899)
. . . . 5-Alfred Barney Cuthrell (13 October 1901-29 April 1986)
. . . . +Lucy Mae Burbage (19 October 1900-18 November 1986)
. . . . . 6-Kieth Coniston Cuthrell (-)
. . . . . 6-Barney Owen Cuthrell (-)
. . . . . 6-Jerry Hal Cuthrell (-)
. . . . . 6-Mildred Faye Cuthrell (-)
. . . 4-Eugene Sawyer (1 October 1881-January 1882)
. . . 4-Jayhue Sawyer (-)
. . 3-Joseph Willis Sawyer (18 April 1850-3 October 1932)
. . +Missouri Bell (18 October 1861-6 December 1932)
. . . 4-Chancey Jordan Sawyer (2 March 1883-5 June 1967)
. . . +Lydia Mae  Tyson (10 June 1890-1 January 1961)
. . . . 5-Joyce S Sawyer (-)
. . . . 5-Sadie Viola Sawyer (9 March 1908-15 October 1948)
. . . . +James Edmond Sawyer (-)
. . . . 5-Walter Acton Sawyer (26 August 1910-16 April 1951)
. . . . +Mabel Elizabeth Lowe (30 May 1909-)
. . . . . 6-Robert Scott Sawyer (29 October 1930-28 June 1972)
. . . . . +Jo Ann Brinn (-)
. . . . 5-Hattie Ruth Sawyer (26 May 1916-26 August 1946)
. . . . +Sherman G Carter (-)
. . . . . 6-Edna Ruth Carter (9 June 1938-26 August 1946)
. . . . . 6-Sherman A Carter (-)
. . . . 5-Lloyd Woodrow Sawyer (16 February 1919-3 February 1945)
. . . . 5-Katie Sawyer (3 January 1924-3 November 1972)
. . . . 5-Chancey Junior Sawyer (31 January 1928-9 June 1998)
. . . . +Nellie Mae Allen (-)
. . . . . 6-Joe Don Sawyer (24 August 1955-16 September 2007)
. . . . . +Phyllis Lee (-)
. . . . . . 7-Joe Don Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . 7-Timothy Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . 7-Mallory Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . 7-Andrea Sawyer (-)
. . . . . 6-Guy Wooodward Sawyer (7 April 1957-)
. . . . . 6-Mike Lynn Sawyer (-)
. . . . . 6-John Wayne Sawyer (28 March 1964-)
. . . . . 6-Juanita Faye Sawyer (-)
. . . . . 6-Hattie Marlene Sawyer (-)
. . . . . 6-Margaret Ann Sawyer (-)
. . . . . 6-Angela Mae Sawyer (-)
. . . . 5-Ella Estelle Sawyer (29 Feb 1841-29 Feb 1931)
. . . 4-Eula Mae Sawyer (8 February 1895-6 March 1948)
. . . +Nicholas Hyde (maybe 1900-)
. . . . 5-Lawrence A Hyde (1928-)
. . . . 5-Milton Lee Hyde (12 June 1932-)
. . . 4-Bertha Sawyer (6 January 1889-27 January 1889)
. . . +Mayo Smith (28 January 1883-19 September 1944)
. . . 4-Cora Sawyer (24 July 1881-11 November 1881)
. . . 4-Laurence Sawyer (30 September 1885-31 August 1891)
. . . 4-Zaddie Sawyer (9 March 1892-12 September 1895)
. . 3-Vicy Sawyer (1844-)
. . 3-Mary Sawyer (1846-)
. . 3-Dianna Sawyer (1848-)
. . 3-Alexander Sawyer (1858-)
. . 3-Joel Sawyer (1859-)

Following is a chart of the Descendants of Joseph W Sawyer.

William Douglas Sawyer is a cousin of mine. This line intersects the sawyer line above but I have not yet found the Sawyer connection. We are also related by way of Sandra Larue Foreman (my 2nd cousin) as shown below. Hopefully William Douglas JR will take me Duck Hunting some day!

1-Joseph W Sawyer (-)
+Pembrook  (-)
. 2-Samuel Bateman Sawyer (1835-)
. +Arternia Annie Pearl (-)
. . 3-Ormand Sawyer (-)
. . 3-Rocky Sawyer (-)
. . 3-Mary Ella Sawyer (-)
. . +John D Bell (-)
. . 3-Samuel Lafayette Sawyer (12 December 1861-3 December 1943)
. . +Miranda Cuthrell (15 September 1862-22 January 1947)
. . . 4-Robert L Sawyer (-)
. . . 4-Waldon Sawyer (-)
. . . 4-Uler Gertrude Sawyer (20 April 1883-16 August 1900)
. . . 4-Marcus Waldon Sawyer (12 March 1887-22 November 1902)
. . . 4-Ules Gertrude Sawyer (20 April 1888-16 August 1905)
. . . 4-Chester Sawyer (1889-)
. . . 4-Lymon Chester Sawyer (7 February 1889-11 March 1959)
. . . +Alice Bell Credle (-)
. . . . 5-Lymon Chester Sawyer (-)
. . . . +Elva Russ (-)
. . . . . 6-Basil Sawyer (-)
. . . 4-Clyde Lenox Sawyer (1891-7 September 1964)
. . . +Amanda Watson (-)
. . . 4-Minnie E Sawyer (1894-14 July 1964)
. . . 4-Reuben Edward Sawyer (18 January 1897-18 September 1969)
. . . +Gladys Carman Richards (30 August 1896-8 March 1962)
. . . . 5-Reuben Edward Sawyer (-)
. . . . +Louise Bonner Howerin (-)
. . . . . 6-Dorothy Roberta "Dot" Sawyer (-)
. . . . . +Leroy Thomas Van Dyne (-)
. . . . . +John Michael Vineyard (-)
. . . . . 6-Philip Lee Sawyer (-)
. . . . . +Marsha ynn Tillett (-)
. . . . 5-Zella J Sawyer (-)
. . . . +Derrick Herman Stassford (-)
. . . . . 6-Derrick Herman Stassford (-)
. . . . . +Dauna  (-)
. . . . . 6-Maryy Ann Stassford (-)
. . . . . +Steve Peddleton (-)
. . . . 5-Floyd Wilson Sawyer (-)
. . . . +Meredith Jones (-)
. . . . . 6-Alfred Floyd Sawyer (-)
. . . . . +Stevie Myers (-)
. . . . . 6-Meredith Elaine Sawyer (-)
. . . . . +Chuck F Latham (-)
. . . . . +Lenwood Simpson (-)
. . . . . 6-Peggy Jean Sawyer (-)
. . . . . +Jack Walton Jordan (-)
. . . . . 6-Ruth "Ruthie" Sawyer (-)
. . . . . +Jim  (-)
. . . . . +Melvin Powell (-)
. . . . 5-Gloria M Sawyer (-)
. . . . +Francis Fogan Fotusky (-)
. . . . 5-Ormond Dempsey Sawyer (9 October 1922-8 December 1963)
. . . . +Edna Earl Carpenter (25 October 1925-)
. . . . . 6-Ormond Dempsey Sawyer (30 August 1946-16 May 1966)
. . . . . +Lois Armstrong (-)
. . . . . . 7-Ormond Craig Sawyer (-)
. . . . . 6-Wanda Carmen Sawyer (-)
. . . . . +Andy Stoop (-)
. . . . . +Terrance David "Terry" Bowen (-)
. . . . 5-Gladys Ruth Sawyer (-)
. . . . +Robert Speight Hopkins (-)
. . . . 5-Mary Louise Sawyer (-)
. . . . +Charles Hand (-)
. . . . +Dick Runyan (-)
. . . . +George Pedley (-)
. . . . 5-Rachel Doris Sawyer (-)
. . . . +Walter Bernard McCain (-)
. . . . . 6-Rachel Gayle McCain (-)
. . . . . 6-Walter Bernard McCain (-)
. . . . 5-William Douglas Sawyer (20 February 1939-)
. . . . +Sandra LaRue  Foreman (-)
. . . . . 6-Cindy LaRue Sawyer (-11 January 1963)
. . . . . +Gilbert Smithwick (-)
. . . . . 6-William Douglas Sawyer (30 October 1968-)
. . . . . +Beth Rose (26 October 1969-)
. . . . . . 7-Lindsay Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . +Michael Sadler (-)
. . . . . . 7-Kaitlyn Sawyer (-)
. . . . . 6-Melanie Sawyer (-)
. . . +Mary Elizabeth Lupton (-)
. . . 4-Harry Asa Sawyer (1905-6 January 1973)
. . 3-William M Sawyer (1862-)
. . 3-Edward Sawyer (1872-)
. . 3-George F Sawyer (1877-)
. . +Ida V Carrow (-)
. . . 4-Leland L Sawyer (-)
. . . +Myrtle  (-)
. . . . 5-Madeline M Sawyer (-)
. +Sally Ann Bell (1835-)


. .2-
John Edward  "Liverpool Jack" Dunn (15 June 1826-15 June 1912)
. . .+Margaret Minerva Winfield (16 December 1861-29 October 1922)
. . .. . .3-Winifred Adeline "Winnie" Dunn (21 April 1887-25 June 1954)
. . .. . .+David Whitfield Morris (6 June 1886-22 November 1954)
. . .. . .. . .4-Mary Elizabeth Morris (-)
. . .. . .. . .+Alonzo T "Lonnie" Foreman (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Sandra Larue  Foreman (-)

. . .2-John Edward  "Liverpool Jack" Dunn (15 June 1826-15 June 1912)
. . .+Margaret Minerva Winfield (16 December 1861-29 October 1922)
. . .. . .3-Kathryn Elizabeth "Katy" Dunn (14 September 1890-8 April 1986)
. . .. . .+James Fletcher Manning (23 March 1889-14 December 1974)
. . .. . .. . .4-Theodore Deering "Derry" Manning (27 August 1931-)
. . .. . .. . .+Sarah Anne  Johnson (26 February 1930-23 December 2000)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Stephen A. Manning (4 December 1963-4 December 2101)

Descendants of Foy Mason 

Paula Mason Cuthrell lives next door to William Douglas Sawyer in Ponzer. She is also my cousin!

1-Foy  Mason (-)
. . .2-Osbourne Foy Mason (13 May 1838-)
. . .+Dorkis Gibbs (-)
. . .. . .3-William O F Mason (30 September 1864-15 November 1945)
. . .. . .+Eva Gordon (1884-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Charlie M Mason (1907-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Earl E Mason (1910-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Andrew J Mason (1912-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Minnie E Mason (1913-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Timothy Paul Mason (3 December 1915-November 1986)
. . .. . .. . .+Myrtle Ormond Patrick (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Paul Ormond Mason (20 September 1943-18 September 1997)
. . .. . .. . .. . .+Geraldine M Stotesbury (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .6-
Paula Mason (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .+Albert Woodrow Cuthrell, Jr (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .7-Jaimey Cuthrell (1993-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .6-Timothy C Mason (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .+Dawn  (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .6-Tammy G Mason (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Margaret Ann Mason (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .+uk O'Neal (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Wanda Mason (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .+uk Jefferson (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Jarvis Mason (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Lou Ellen Mason (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .+uk Gibbs (-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Archie B Mason (1918-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Neva P Mason (1920-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Shirley T Mason (1927-)
. . .. . .. . .4-uk Mason (1929-)

Descendants of John Sawyer 

1-John Sawyer (1805-1893)
+Jane Smith (1817-1892)
. 2-John Bartlett Sawyer (1840-1912)
. +Sarah Ann "Sally" Allcock (1844-)
. . 3-William John Sawyer (13 November 1879-22 May 1950)
. . +Nancy Elizabeth "Lizzie" Squires (4 December 1883-16 January 1942)
. . . 4-Calvin Sawyer (24 October 1920-)
. . . 4-Allen Thomas Sawyer (10 April 1923-)
. . 3-North Sawyer (1877-)
. 2-Patsey Ann Sawyer (1848-)
. 2-Amitest Sawyer (1846-1915)
. 2-Jane Sawyer (1849-)
. 2-Amasa Sawyer (1852-18 August 1922)
. +Ann Weatherly (-)
. 2-Jeanett "Aunt Nett" Sawyer (1856-31 October 1939)
. 2-Carrie Prusha "Purcia" Sawyer (21 December 1860-14 January 1930)
. +Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Sawyer (30 September 1860-12 February 1929)
. . 3-Luther Becton Sawyer (5 March 1888-1 April 1946)
. . +Ailene Pegram (-)
. . . 4-Doris Sawyer (-)
. . . +Phelps (-)
. . . 4-Nell Sawyer (-)
. . . +Lee (-)
. . . 4-Hilda Sawyer (-)
. . . +O'Neal (-)
. . . 4-Roger Sawyer (-)
. . . 4-Alice Virginia Sawyer (7 March 1917-13 February 2008)
. . . +Ellis Dalton Sadler (17 February 1911-18 September 1945)
. . . . 5-Dorothy Sadler (-)
. . . . +William Medford Equils (9 April 1932-)
. . . . . 6-William Barry Equils (30 April 1962-)
. . . . 5-Edith Faye Sadler (-)
. . . . +David Gibbs (-)
. . . 4-Sterling James Sawyer (14 November 1935-29 April 1959)
. . . 4-Muriel N Sawyer (5 February 1932-21 December 1936)
. . 3-Stockton T Sawyer (7 May 1892-20 June 1971)