|Notes for Charles Garfield Oliver Sayles|
|Charles Sayles was one of the founders of the Red Bluff Church in Austinville, Va. It is a one room building with an outhouse behind it, and an old wood stove in the center. It still holds meeting and Sunday School every other week, and holds a homecoming every 4th of July weekend. Adjacent to the church is a burial ground. On the left side of the church, towards the rear, there are two unmarked sunken plots which are the resting places of Charles Sayles and his wife Phoebe Sanders Sayles. SFM|
|Notes for Phoebe Jane? Porter (Spouse 1)|
|Phoebe Sayles Obituary|
Phoebe Sayles. Born Dec 25, 1846. Departed this life August 15, 1920 Aged 74 years, 7 months, 20 days. Married to Charles Sayles August 15, 1867. They were married 53 years the day she departed this life. She was the mother of eleven children: 7 sons, and 4 daughters. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, one sister, ten children, twenty-one grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of relatives and friends. She was a member of AME church of Red Bluff, VA over 40 years. Was a Christian, dutiful and always willing to lend a helping hand. A loving wife and a faithful mother, she bore her suffering with patience, always cheerful and contented, willing to go and said there was nothing between her and God.
This loose paper was found in the home of Marvin Hill. Given to me by Mr. John M. Johnson, who allowed me to photocopy it. 55
Per Ossie Penn - Phoebie's granddaughter - She thought Pheobe's mother might have been named Mary. She was sold in Grayson Co. and Phoebe was once taken there to visit her.
From Wythe Co. VA Wills: Book 7 pp 468-471
inventory of the estate of Stephen Sanders dated 24, Jan 1850
by court order 14, Jan 1850 Included in the list were
One Negro man (Mitchell)
One Negro woman (Ann)
One Negro girl (Phoebe)
These 3 were the only 3 negroes mentioned.
In various sources I have seen the name Porter, Sanders, and Buchanon, Straw given for Phoebe's surname.
|Last Modified Apr 15, 2005||Created Sep 2, 2006 using Reunion for Macintosh|