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Family of John A SAYLES and Ellen SHARLAND

Husband: John A SAYLES (1859-1914)
Wife: Ellen SHARLAND (1857-1918)
Marriage 30 Mar 1889 Michigan, USA

Husband: John A SAYLES

Name: John A SAYLES1,2
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1859 Michigan, USA
Occupation Farmer (1900) Proprietor of Feed Barn (1910)
Death 1 Sep 1914 (age 54-55) Michigan, USA
Burial Oaklawn Cemetery - Stockbridge Ingham, Michigan, USA

Wife: Ellen SHARLAND

Name: Ellen SHARLAND2,3,4
Sex: Female
Father: George SHARLAND (1830-1909)
Mother: Mary Ann MELHUISH (1830-1891)
Birth 21 Jan 1857 Cruwys Morchard, Devon, England5
Death 21 Sep 1918 (age 61) Stockbridge - Ingham, Michigan, USA5
Burial Oaklawn Cemetery - Stockbridge Ingham, Michigan, USA5

Note on Husband: John A SAYLES - shared note

Name and date of death provided by Sharland Stephenson


In 1880 home to John Sayles was at White Oak, Ingham County, Michigan. Aged 21 he resided with his parents Lymand and Eveline Sayles. Info curtesy of the 1800 US Federal census Roll No T9_583 Film 1254563 Page 574.


Remained living in Michigan with his english wife, Ellen Sharland in Stockbridge until his death in 1914

Note on Wife: Ellen SHARLAND - shared note

Date of birth and date of death provided by Sharland Stephenson & supported by Richard Ramsdell.


Ellen was in the family home in 1861 and 1871 but here her whereabouts is unknown in 1881, She could be the 24 yr old servant in Sandford but her place of birth is given as Bridgewater, Somerset.


The US Federal census of 1900 shows Ellen arrived as an Immigrant in 1885 but no passenger record found as yet. It also indicates she has been married for 11 years without children at the time the census was undertaken on 20th June 1900. ALSO NO marriage found but I have only had online records to search.


The census of 1920 shows Ellen (Nellie) and her husband John living in Elizabeth Street, Stockbridge, Ingham, Michigan. Ellen is running a boarding house whilst her husband is the propietor of a Feed barn.

Source: 1910 US Federal census Roll T624_651 Page 4A Emuneration district 91


Obituary as per Richard Ramsdell Notes:


Ellen Sharland was born in Devonshire, England, January 12, 1857 and died Sept 21, 1918. She came to

Stockbridge March 30, 1887. She was united in marriage to John Sayles March 30, 1889. Her husband

died four years ago.

Those to mourn her loss are four brothers and four sisters. Mrs. William Boaden, England, Mrs. Mary

Bradford, Dexter, George Sharland, Stockbridge, Walter Sharland, Gladwin, Arthur Sharland, Clare,

Mrs. Milo Smith, Stockbridge, William Sharland, Dansville, Mrs. Clifton Green, Dexter and a host of

other relatives and friends.

She united with the Free Methodist Church of Dansville and was superintendent of the Sunday school.

She professed and lived a devoted Christian life.

As daughter, wife, sister and friend she was dutiful, affectionate and fatihful, always willing to lend a

helping hand, and her memory will long be a precious heritage to those who knew her in the duties and

activities of domestic and religious life.

The world is a better place because she lived in it, and her influence and frienship will never be


The funeral services were held at the Baptist church of Stockbridge Tuesday afternoon, Rev. M. D.

Ormston, pastor of the Dansville Free Methodist church officiating.5


1"2nd Gedcom supplied by cousin Norina email attachment 18.3.08". Record originated in...
2"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
3"Norina Dixon's research" (Emails, 2005).
4"2nd Gedcom supplied by cousin Norina email attachment 18.3.08". Source for field: Family as Spouse