Submitted by: Darleen F. Ricci
I have been trying for twenty years to find the parents of Malachi Sawyer. I would really appreciate any help you could provide.
Malachi was born 1804 -1810, Married Elvia Eason and lived in South Mills. Died 10 December 1884
Malachi and Elvia had at least 7 children.
Elvia died about 1871.
On January 3, 1874, Malachi married for the second time to Fanny Sawyer Jones. His marriage license names Thomas and Nancy Sawyer as his parents. This information however was given by Isaac Meggs, not Malachi. Isaac was the brother of Malachi's daughter in law Lovie Meggs Sawyer.
I have searched wills, census reports and "Wanted Posters" without success. I have not been able to find a Thomas and Nancy that fits the right time frame or make any connection to Malachi! I have found Malachi selling and buying land with a Zail (Zale) Sawyer. Zail is listed in the census of 1790, 1820, 1830 and 1840. Died mid 1840's. He lived near Malachi and maybe an older brother or Father!?