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LEARNER B. & SARAH (WALLACE) SAFFELL, TN>Watsonville, CA
Posted by: Bobby J Chamberlain (ID *****2796) Date: July 29, 2005 at 11:16:21
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Sarah Alexander Wallace (1815-1884), the daughter of Capt. Wm. Wallace (1779-1853) & Mary (Polly) Chamberlain (1784-1844), of Blount Co., TN, m. Learner Blackman Saffell (1810/1815-1874), also of Blount Co., in 1835. He was the son of Samuel Saffell (1777-1850) & Elizabeth (Betsy) Cox (1783-1861). Around 1867, Learner & Sarah moved to Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., CA, reportedly by way of the sea route around Cape Horn, at the tip of South America. They lived the rest of their lives in CA, as did their 6 children. Here are their tentative chronologies, drawn primarily from on-line sources:


Learner Blackman Saffell: Chronology
(1810/1815-1874)

1810/1815:       Born, Blount Co., TN (24 Jul.?)
1835:              Married Sarah Alexander Wallace, Blount Co., TN (20 May)
About 1836:       Birth of daughter Mary Elizabeth, TN
1840:              Census, Blount Co., TN
About 1841:       Birth of daughter Ellen Nancy, TN
1844:              Birth of daughter Isabella Dick, Louisville, Blount Co., TN (8 Nov.)
About 1845:       Birth of son Samuel Wallace, Louisville, Blount Co., TN
1850:              Census, Blount Co., TN
1853:              Birth of daughter Lilly, Louisville, Blount Co., TN
1859:              Birth of daughter Anna L., Louisville, Blount Co., TN
1860:              Census & Slave Schedule, Blount Co., TN (Louisville)
About 1867:       Moved to CA by way of Cape Horn sea route
1870:              Census, Santa Cruz Co., CA (Watsonville)
1874:              Died, Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., CA (9 Mar.)


Sarah Alexander Wallace: Chronology
(1815-1884)

1815:              Born, Louisville, Blount Co., TN (13 Feb.)
1835:              Married Learner Blackman Saffell, Blount Co., TN (20 May)
About 1836:       Birth of daughter Mary Elizabeth, TN
About 1841:       Birth of daughter Ellen Nancy, TN
1844:              Birth of daughter Isabella Dick, Louisville, Blount Co., TN (8 Nov.)
About 1845:       Birth of son Samuel Wallace, Louisville, Blount Co., TN
1850:              Census, Blount Co., TN
1853:              Birth of daughter Lilly, Louisville, Blount Co., TN
1859:              Birth of daughter Anna L., Louisville, Blount Co., TN
1860:              Census, Blount Co., TN (Louisville)
About 1867:       Moved to CA by way of Cape Horn sea route (a notice in the NY Times, 12 Oct. 1867, lists a “Mrs. L. E. Saffell & Child” in addition to several Saffell relatives among the CA-bound passengers of the S.S. Henry Chauncey, which sailed from NY the day before)
1870:              Census, Santa Cruz Co., CA (Watsonville)
1880:              Census, Santa Cruz Co., CA (Watsonville)
1884:              Died, Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., CA (17 Feb.)


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