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Sayler, A History of the Sayler Family

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J. Munsell's Sons published James Lanning Sayler's A History of the Sayler Family:Being a Collection of Genealogical Notes Relative to Daniel Saler of Frederick County, Maryland, who Came to America about 1725-1730, and His Descendants. in 1898. 164 pages of his decendants biographies.

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August 9, 2020
I, Jason Garver am beginning an effort to link profiles on wikitree that have corresponding biographies
in the book A History of the Saylor Family to this space in a standardized way.
In addition to my own family's lineage I am researching the history of our farm and local area.
Anytime I find someone that lived on my road, I add [[Category:Detour, Maryland]] and [[Space:History of Forest and Stream Club Road]] to their profile.
While researching the property lineage of the farm, I discovered that after the Dotterer family,
Daniel Seiler's great-grandson Jacob Sayler and his son Daniel R. Sayler lived at our farm during and just after the Civil War.
Daniel's uncle Elder Daniel P Sayler (4-46 from 3-12) owned nearby Prosperity Mansion starting in the 1840's.
The interwoven histories of the Sayler family and the surrounding area lead me to WikiTree as a way to sort them out.
If you are adding or editing a profile that is in A History of the Saylor Family consider helping.
Some of the people in A History of the Saylor Family also have biographies in Williams, History of Frederick County, Maryland.
Sharon Casteel created a WikiTree space for the county history book to help search profiles in WikiTree that link to biographies in that book.
If you are adding or editing one of these individuals or their immediate family are in the county history,
add the [[Category:Williams, History_of_Frederick_County,_Maryland]] tag above their Biography.

Please add the following category to the top of the profile's notes: [[Category: Sayler, A History of the Sayler Family]]
Many of the Sayler's identified as Bapist Brethren. If so add the following: [[Category: German Baptist Brethren]]
Add any churches mentioned in the biography or from other sources. For example:
[[Category: Beaver Dam Church of the Brethren, Johnsville, Maryland]]
[[Category: Monocacy Congregation Church of the Brethren, Rocky Ridge, Maryland]]
If known add the cemetery the individual was buried in. For Example:
[[Category:Monocacy Congregation Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Rocky Ridge, Maryland]]

== Biography ==

Add the following beneath the Biography tag.
Replace WikiID with the profile's parent's Last name at birth and the ### with the profile's parent's ID's number.
This should be the parent that is related by blood to Daniel Seiler.
son/daughter First_Name MI. Last_Name (#-### from #-###) should be replaced as follows:
son/daughter as appropriate, First_Name MI. Last_Name with the names those of the profile,
(#-### from #-###) with the numerical ID's of the profile and parent as used in the History of the Sayler Family book.
Read the Preface of the book for the system.
The biography of [[WikiID-###|Father's/Mother's]] son/daughter First_Name MI. Last_Name (#-### from #-###) in Sayler, James Lanning, ''A History of the Saylor family'' by James Lanning Saylor: <br>
Add any details or summary from the biography in the book you wish to share.
Add the HTML <br> tag at the end of any line that you don't want to wrap the the next.
Add the following reference to the end of the details or summary.
Replace First_Name MI. Last_Name (#-### from #-###) the same way as above
Replace pp. ###-### with the pages of the biography in the book.
<ref>Sayler, James Lanning.[[Space:Sayler%2C_A_History_of_the_Sayler_Family|''A History of the Saylor family'']] Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons Publishers, 1898. Biography of First_Name MI. Last_Name (#-### from #-###) , pp. ###-###.</ref>



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Hi Jason, I am another Sailor/Seiler/Saylor/Sayler researcher and welcome an effort to try and straighten out this family line. In my generation my surname is spelled Sailor but even in my own family lineage the name in documents has been spelled differently. I have a brick wall I've been trying to break for years that has led me to investigate additional spellings that's why I'm here - I have been using findagrave to locate graves and request headstone photos to document the spelling of the assortments out there including adding biographical texts, obits, death certs proving parents, census, newspapers, etc but have been transitioning much of it to wIkiTree in the last year because some memorial holders don't add the obits or edits with sources you send them.

I think it is very important to consider multiple sources of information. Please be advised, It is very important to note in James Lanning Saylers book he makes the following statement which may have helped create some of this confusion.

6 . SPELLING . Daniel Sayler ( 1 ) , when he came to America , spelled his name S - e - i - l - e - r . Among his descendants there have been two modifications of that mode of spelling - S - a - y - l - e - r and S - a - y - l - o - r . The greater portion of the family adopting the first modification ( S - a - y - l - e - r ) , >>>> the author has used that method of spelling throughout the work <<<<<. The Saylers of Europe commonly spell their names as Daniel Sayler , the progenitor of the American branch of our family did — S - e - i - l - e - r .

There are other reference books that document other potentially interrelated family members. My approach has been to document Headstone spellings, Wills and other documents but that doesn't always line up with others spellings.

Stewart R. Saylor has a website and has published a book and is doing a DNA study leveraging the prior work of Dr. Ezra Clayton Saylor (1881 - 1954) His website is http://www.ecsaylor.org/ that has quite a bit of other references listed .

Maybe we can make a reference site and come together with some naming convention rules?

posted by Sailor Sailor