Sawyer, John Y.
Died: 1836-03-08 Vandalia, Illinois
Flourished: Edwardsville, Illinois
Sawyer was an early settler of Madison County, Illinois, arriving before 1820. He settled in Edwardsville. In 1819, voters elected him clerk of the Board of Trustees, and in 1820, he won election to the board. From 1822 to 1824, he was judge of the Probate Court. In November 1830, Sawyer established the
Franklin W. Scott, "Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879" (PhD diss., University of Illinois, 1910), 167, 322, 341, 342; Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 293-94; History of Madison County, Illinois (Edwardsville, IL: W. R. Brink, 1882), 166, 204, 333; Illinois House Journal. 1833. 8th G. A., 1st sess., 78-79.