Samuel Sailer, Hannah Craft, Mount Holly, NJ

Samuel Sailer, 1778 - 1831

& his wife Hannah Craft, Mount Holly, NJ

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It is my belief that Samuel Sailer married Hannah Craft and is the son of  Samuel Sayler and Margaret Jones of Springfield Township, Burlington County, NJ. I first heard of him through the work of Jo-Ann Sailer Kranz. I thank Tim Parrott for all his help in this research.

Use these links to jump up and down this page.
  1. Overview
  2. Chronological Records for Samuel Sailer and Hannah Craft
  3. Children
  4. John Irick Saylor - a son
  5. References to Sailor's Hotel
  6. Other Records



1. OVERVIEW
Samuel Sailer was probably born in Springfield Tp, Burlington Co., NJ in 1778 and later lived his whole adult life in Mount Holly, NJ. He died in 1831 in Mount Holly and his burial spot is not known. It is concluded that some of Samuel's siblings have been found and documented: Mary (Saylor) Shutts, John Saylor, William Sayler, Charles Saylor and Lavinia (Saylor) Bowerman.

Did Samuel Sailer marry Hannah W. Craft or Hannah Irick?
There is a contemporary marriage recorded between Samuel Sailer and Hannah W. Craft on 25 Sept, 1800 for Burlington County. This comes from the index for the film at FHL but the film is not online. The film needs to be checked to see if there are other details, especially a more precise location for the marriage. The only Saylor/Sailer families in Burlington County are located in Mount Holly and near Springfield/Hanover townships so this marriage is a strong contender for being the correct one.

There are researchers who have Hannah Irick as the surname of Hannah, the wife of Samuel. They reason that one son was named John Irick Sailer and another was William I. Sailer and the "I" might be for Irick. The thinking is that it was not uncommon to give the wife's surname as a middle name. There is no marriage record under the name Hannah Irick.

There was a marriage between a Mary Saylor and John Irick in 1761 in Burlington County. See section 7 of the web page on Samuel Sayler and Margaret Jones for more details. It is a reasonable assumption that Mary (Saylor) Irick is an older sister to Samuel Sayler who married Margaret Jones, parents of Samuel Sailer of this web page [thus Mary (Saylor) Irick is his aunt. The Irick middle name also shows up in a grand child of a different Mary Saylor who moved from NJ to upstate NY. It is argued on her web page, that Mary Saylor is a sister of Samuel Sailer of Mount Holly. Mary married Gabriel Shutts and their daughter Mary M. (Shutts) Hawkins named one of her sons Irick Hawkins in 1851 in Ohio. This suggests a family link back to NJ that must have had a strong story attached to it. Perhaps the Mary Saylor and John Irick of 1761 raised the younger brother Samuel who later married Margaret Jones. It is hard to think that Mary (Saylor) Hawkins would give the name Irick to her child because it came from her aunt Hannah who she probably never met.

At this point, the conclusion is that Hannah W. Craft is the full name of Hannah who married Samuel Sailer in 1800. The use of Irick has more to do with the earlier family connection than Hannah's possible maternal surname.

What supports the idea that Samuel Sailer is a son of Samuel Sayler and Margaret Jones
I have made two lengthy trips to the NJ State Archives and in reading old records of the townships of Springfield, New Hanover and the town of Mount Holly in Northampton Township there are no other Sailer/Saylor families in the area at this early time. There are two other Saylor family groupings in the early NJ records in Gloucester and Salem counties which don't look closely related.

There is a story that has been titled the "Doyle Story" that states that:
"Thomas Jones a weaver from England married Elizabeth Taylor in the U.S.A. and their daughter Margaret married Samuel Saylor who was born in Germany and came to America when he was 8 years old. They settled in Burlington New Jersey where they raised 10 children. Mary, Elizabeth, Francis, William, Samuel, John settled in the U.S.A., Charles, Samuel, Lavinia and Margaret came to Canada and settled in Prince Edward County shortly before the war of 1812.
The Doyle story comes from the family of Lavinia who married a Bowerman in Canada. The Bowerman family have had a long interest in family history culminating in the work of Albert Bowerman in the late 1880's who collected stories from the elders. It is from this root that the story was recalled and recorded in the 1970's by Dr. Henry Doyle, a Saylor and Bowerman descendant. The story is very detailed in names and actions and does not spin heroic stories that make us suspicious of the truth. Source: See the overview section of the Samuel Saylor & Margaret Jones web page for details about the Doyle document.

The names in the Doyle document match the names that have been found in Springfield and New Hanover Townships and Mount Holly and those that migrated elsewhere. The consistent use of Samuel, William, John, Lavina, Mary and Charles as names of children is an indicator of connection.

Some wonder if the spelling variations of the surname are an issue. The earliest Canadian record of Charles Saylor has his name spelled Sailor. The 1811 court documents between Samuel and John use Sailer, Saylor interchangeably in the same documents. The older Samuel is Sayler on the 1773 marriage bann and Sailor on the 1773 ratables. Samuel Jr is spelled Sayler in an 1801 Mount Holly land record and Saylor on his 1832 inventory. In the later years the NJ spelling settled on Sailer and others on Saylor. This is typical of this surname.

The Y DNA for the Canadian group has been done and it matches many US results. A comparison to a male Sailer from the NJ line would be the best confirmation of the arguments presented here. See my main Saylor page for details.

1811 - Samuel and Hannah's financial woes
Four months after their marriage in 1800, Samuel, a carpenter, buys 3 acres in Mount Holly from Acquilla Shinn. In 1808 Samuel buys a lot from Daniel Smith for $100. Then in 1808 "Samuel and his wife Hannah" take out a mortgage from Samuel Mason of Springfield and the Court of Common Pleas sets out a strict repayment schedule. Samuel and Hannah are in financial trouble.

Then in Feb 1811, Samuel Sailor of Mount Holly is on the hook to John Sailor of the State of New York for interest against lot of land acquired from Acquilla Shinn and from Daniel Smith and from Samuel Mason. Samuel's land was auctioned off in Mar 1811 and the affair was settled. This must have been tough on Samuel and Hannah. See the land and court records below for all the details.

Not much has been found for Samuel and Hannah after this court case. They continued to live in Mount Holly and are present in the 1830 census. Samuel dies in 1831 and Hannah in 1838.

Lastly, Samuel & Hannah Sailer's youngest daughter (Louisa Marie Sailer) was married to a Samuel S. Bower. Is he in some way connected to John Saylor's wife Mary Bower (originally: Maria Catharina Bauer). Tim Parrott has done a search with no luck. Tim writes, "The surname is extremely common in Germany, since it's an occupational surname based on an all-too-common occupation (Bauer = farmer)! There could, of course, still be some connection, but I sure haven't found it."




2. Chronological Records for Samuel Sailer and Hannah Craft
Samuel Sailor is probably the oldest son of Samuel Sayler and Margaret Jones. He married Hannah Craft and they lived in Mount Holly, Northampton Tp. near Springfield Tp. 

Marriage
Samuel Sailer and Hannah W. Craft married 25 Sep 1800, Burlington County.
Source: New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956, Burlington, New Jersey, New Jersey State Archives, Trenton; FHL microfilm 441,466. Index on familysearch.org

Hannah Craft
Just to take note, there is also a Hannah W. Craft marriage recorded to Samuel Sailor for September 25, 1800 in Burlington County , p. 72, Burlington County, NJ marriage records.  Have copy of page.  There is also a Hanna W. Craft birth year noted online in Family History Center Online Search.  The birth year is noted as "Event: Birth:  Abt. 1780, Burlington, New Jersey.  Parents: blank, Source Info. blank, Film Number 6142821." But I do not believe this is our Hannah.
Source: email from Jo-Ann Sailer Kranz, Mar 2006

1805 Fire Dept
S. Sailer is referred to at the start of the Mount Holly Fire Dept in 1805. (p. 209)
Source: History of Burlington County, NJ, Major E.M. Woodward, 1883, NJ State Library

S. Sailer listed as a member of the Union Fire company March 23, 1805. Samuel Sailer (1778-1831), his wife Hannah, children and grandchildren lived for 100 years in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
Source: Mount Holly History, by Henry C. Schinn, c1957, reprinted 1998

1801 - 1807 Land Record
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1801, Samuel Sayler purchased 2 acres plus premises for $80 in 1801 in Mount Holly (near Springfield). States that he was a carpenter. Note: This was probably an index film.
Source: Land Records, Early Only, Burlington County, reel 3748, NJSA, Trenton, NJ

2 Jan 1801, Samuel Sayler, carpenter, of Mount Holly, buys 3 acres from Acquilla Shinn on "north side of the road leading from Mount Holly on the north side of the main north branch of Ancour Creek near Mount Holly ...... on the north side of the new road or street called Water St leading from the west side of High St down the north side of the creek towards Willingborough" Elisha Jewell and Daniel Newbold witnesses.
Source: Burlington County Deeds, Book T, NJ State Archives, film I-37, GSU 842204, p 323 

3 Nov 1807, Samuel Sailor of Mount Holly buys for $100 from Daniel Smith lot north side of New Road on Water St. Andrew Davis and Wm Burr witnesses.
Source: Burlington County Deeds, Book K, NJ State Archives, film I-43, GSU 842210, p 103    

1808 Court of Common Pleas

25 Mar 1808, Samuel Saylor of the township of Northampton [includes Mount Holly], County of Burlington is bound to Samuel Mason of Springfield Township for $733.33. The condition of the obligation is to pay $366.66 as set forth: to pay $100 and $10 interest for the whole amount by 25 Mar 1809, second payment of $100 to be paid 25 Mar 1810, and the third payment to be paid on 25 Mar 1811 of  the legal interest from the second and third payments and the remaining $66.66 to be paid in carpenter work performed anytime between 25 Mar 1808 - 1811 when Samuel Mason shall require it giving Samuel Saylor 3 weeks notice.
Source: Court of Common Pleas, Burlington, Judgements, Book C, May 1810 -15, NJ State Archives, A-13-06-08, pg 62

1808 Mortgage Record
19 Aug 1808, mortgage from 
Samuel Sailor of Northampton and his wife Hannah to Samuel Mason, Springfield, for $366.66 with interest dated 25 Mar 1808 and recorded 25 Aug 1808.
Source: Mortgage Books, Burlington County, 1807-1813, NJ State Archives,  I-225, GSU 842363, Book E, E70

12 Feb 1811, Abstract of a mortgage from Samuel Sailor of Mount Holly to John Sailor of the State of New York dated 12 Feb 1811 for $158 and interest against lot of land acquired from Acquilla Shinn on 2 Jan 1801; and from Daniel Smith on 3 Nov 1807 and by deed from Samuel Mason dated 25 Mar 1808. Recorded 13 Feb 1811
Source: Mortgage Books, Burlington County, 1807-1813, NJ State Archives, I-225, GSU 842363, Book E, E283

1811 Court of Common Pleas
12 Feb 1811, Samuel Sailor, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co., is bound unto John Sailor of  the State of New York for $316 to be paid to John Sailor. If Samuel Sailor "pays $158 without any fraud or further delay the above obligation to be void"
Source: Court of Common Pleas, Burlington, Judgements, Book C, May 1810 -15, NJ State Archives, A-13-06-08, pg 56

Second Tuesday, Feb 1811, to the Sheriff of Burlington County "give command you" that of the goods and chattels of Samuel Saylor, Burlington, cause to be made the sum of $300 of debt which John Sailor recovered against him and also $3 for his damages which he sustained by the detention of that debt and if sufficient goods and chattels cannot be found in your County you hereby commanded to cause the whole or the residue  of the said debt to be made of the lands tenements, hereditaments and real estate of  Samuel may be seized on 25 Mar 1811 or at any time afterwards.
Source: Court of Common Pleas, Burlington, Executuons, Book E, 1805 -13, NJ State Archives, A-13-07-01, pg 326

25 Mar 1811, the said John Sailor do recover against Samuel Sailor the sum of $316 debt and $3 costs. 
Source: Court of Common Pleas, Burlington, Minutes, Book C, 1809 - , Feb Term, NJ State Archives, H-12-01-01

29 Mar 1811, the said Samuel Mason do recover against Samuel Sailor the sum of $733.32 debt and $3.
Source: Court of Common Pleas, Burlington, Minutes, Book C, 1809 - , Feb Term, NJ State Archives, H-12-01-01

29 Mar 1811, the said Samuel Mason do recover against Samuel Sailor the sum of $733.32 debt and $3.
Source: Court of Common Pleas, Burlington, Minutes, Book C, 1809 - , Feb Term, NJ State Archives, H-12-01-01

Samuel Sailor's above case does not have extra papers in the loose paper file.
Source: Court of Common Pleas, Burlington, Loose papers, 1810-1813, NJ State Archives, H-11-02-07
Source: Court of Common Pleas, Burlington, Minutes, Book C, 1809 - , Feb Term, NJ State Archives, H-12-01-01

Samuel Sailor is not named as a debtor.
Source: Court of Common Pleas, Burlington, Debtors, NJ State Archives, H-11-03-07

The law suit above raises the question about the relationship between this John Sailer of NY and Samuel Sailer. Is this John Sailer the John Saylor who migrated from NJ to Tompkins County, NY?

1811 Deed Book
5 Jun 1811, Mahlon Budd, High Sheriff, upon a judgment lately obtained by Samuel Mason against Samuel Sailor had a court judgment against him for $733 in the Court of Common Pleas and prosecuted a writ commonly called "fieri facias" [note: raise a given sum from lands and chattels of a defendant] be commanded to "cause and be made" $733.32 ...... the lands and tenements of Samuel Sailor was seized on 27 Mar 1811 and Mahon Budd did place advertisements at five or more public places at least two months prior to the time appointed for selling the same and also in the Trenton Federalist one of the new papers printed in the state when the lands would be exposed to sale on ---  the ---- day of ---- 1811 between the hours of 12 and 5 in the afternoon at the house of Revel Elton Innkeeper when no person appearing did continue the same until the date hereof and Caleb Newbold bidding $61 and being the high bidder and sold to Caleb Newbold. a lot of land beginning at a corner of lot of Samuel Reeve northwardly along Water St  ... Caleb Wrights lot .... come to Samuel Sailors other lot ....  together with all buildings and appurtenances ... to Caleb Newbold. Witnesses John Neale and ?? Owen. [Note: abridged and not easy to read]
Source: Burlington County Deeds, Book V, NJ State Archives, film I-44, GSU 842211, p 103   

1820 Letters
August 2, 1820, List of letters, Samuel Sailor, and others
October 25, 1820, List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Mount Holly, NJ, October 1, 1820. Samuel Saylor, plus others
Source: Mount Holly Mirror, (New Jersey Mirror), http://index.burlco.lib.nj.us/Mirror/

1830 NJ Census
Samuel Saylor, Northampton Twp. (Town of Mount Holly), Burlington Co., NJ:
males:
1 aged 50-60 (Samuel)
1 20-30 (John Irick?)
1 15-20 (William I.)
2 10-15 (Charles)
females:
1 40-50 (Hannah)
2 15-20 (Mary? and Rebecca A.)
3 5-10 (Louisa Marie)
Source: 1830 Census, NJ, page 107, image 217, film 0337933, email from Tim Parrott

1832 carpenter
Samuel Sailor did the carpentry work to Centreton Bridge over Rancocas River in 1832 in Willingborough Tp. Cost $8000 (p. 512)
This is probably the son of Samuel Hannah Sailer given that Samuel died in 1831.
Source: History of Burlington County, NJ, Major E.M. Woodward, 1883, NJ State Library

1831 & 1838 Obituaries
In Mount Holly, on Tuesday morning last, December 20, 1831, after a short illness, Mr. Samuel Sailor, in the 53rd year of his age. His friends and the friends of his family are particularly invited to attend his funeral from his late residence this afternoon, Thursday, December 22, 1831, at 2 o'clock.
Source: Mount Holly Mirror, (New Jersey Mirror), on line at Burlington County Library System, search sailor, hit #17.

Hannah Sailor, death 21 Feb 1838 at Mount Holly, age 58
Source: Mount Holly Mirror, (New Jersey Mirror) - can't find this in the index anymore!

1832 Probate inventory
Dated 3 Jan 1832 and signed 4 Jan 1832
Source: Inventory, Surrogate Courth of Burlington, NJ, #14159C, Book C, p 414, FHL film 459347

PersonComments
Samuel Sailor [Saylor]
Late of Mount Holly, County of Burlington
John Sailer [Saylor] administrator

Joseph White is one of the appraisers.



"Samuel Saylor late of Mount Holly"

2 stove pipes - $13.00

Tables and looking glasses - 13.25

Iron pots and kettles - 2.00

Carpeting - 12.00

Screw jack pump tools - 19.00
SignedCarpenter tools - 35.00
Joseph WhiteBeds Bedsteads & bedding - 35.00
Wm ClothierBeurous Desk stands - 8.75

Chairs - 8.00

Teakel Blocks - 3.75

Brass ??? - 2.50

Lot stone pump Log & lumber - 2.00

Notes of Hand - 160.93

Wariing apperil - 10.00

Water Winder Blindes - 2.25

Tubs cook & Land/ - 26.50

Sundries in kitchen - 11.50

Couch and bed - 1.50

Meal chest iron for waggon - 4.37

Calf & Shoats - 7.00

Work benches screws - 6.50

Grind stone ??? ??? - 6.50

Chest & trunk - 1.00

Sundries in chamber - 3.50

Silver watch - 4.00

Bedding - 20.00

Books of account - 428.80



3. CHILDREN of Samuel Sailer and Hannah Craft

2.  SAMUEL SAILER was born 1778 in NJ, and died 13 Dec 1831 in Mt Holly, Burlington Co, NJ.  He married HANNAH W. CRAFT, 25 Sep 1800 in Burlington Co., NJ.  She was born Abt. 1780 in NJ, and died 21 Feb 1838 in Mount Holly, NJ. 
        
Children of SAMUEL SAILER and HANNAH CRAFT are: 

  1. JOHN IRICK SAILER, b. 1801, Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ; d. Bef. 18 Apr 1850, Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ; m. KEZIAH LEEDS ATKINSON, 28 Nov 1824; b. 1807, Burlington Co, NJ; d. 07 Mar 1858, Mount Holly, NJ. 
  2. MARY SAILER, b. Abt. 1804, NJ; d. 08 Feb 1846, Mount Holly, NJ; m. BENJAMIN PLUMMER, 24 Oct 1825, Mount Holly, NJ; b. 16 Jun 1802, NJ; d. 25 Jun 1890, Mount Holly, NJ. 
  3. REBECCA A SAILER, b. 1805, Mount Holly, NJ; d. 18 Feb 1859, Mount Holly, NJ; m. RICHARD S GASKILL, 19 Nov 1829, Mount Holly, NJ; b. 09 Jan 1805, Mount Holly, NJ; d. 03 Jan 1889, Mount Holly, NJ. 
  4. HANNAH ANN SAILER, b. 15 Oct 1810, NJ; d. 09 Dec; m. JOHN JOHNSON, 24 Feb 1831, Mount Holly, NJ; b. 21 Feb 1804, Pa; d. 30 Jan 1846. 
  5. WILLIAM I SAILER, b. Abt. 1811; d. 10 Oct 1886, Philadelphia, Pa; m. (1) SARAH, Abt. 1841; b. 1821, Philadelphia, Pa; d. 14 Sep 1850, Philadelphia, Pa; m. (2) CATHERINE, Abt. 1854; d. Abt. 1861; m. (3) RACHAEL M SHEPPARD, Abt. 1862; b. 1823, NJ; d. 10 Feb 1877, Philadelphia, Pa. 
  6. CHARLES SAILER, b. 11 Dec 1816, Mount Holly, NJ; d. 25 Aug 1843, Jefferson, Indiana. 
  7. LOUISA MARIE SAILER, b. 1819, Mount Holly, NJ; d. Jul 1896; m. SAMUEL S BOWER, 07 Dec 1844, NJ; b. 1814; d. 1893.
  8. HARRIET M. SAILER, born ca. 1822 Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey; died 3 Dec. 1855 Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey; married to a Mr. Lucas. Mr. Lucas must have died prior to 1850, since Harriet Lucas and her 1-year-old son Charles Lucas were living with her sister Rebecca Gaskill and family when the 1850 U.S. Census was taken. Source: email from Tim Parrot, Jun 2017
  9. ELIZABETH SAILER, born ca. 1824 Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey; died 26 June 1854 Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey; married 14 Feb. 1843 Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey to: Albin Rodgers (also "Rogers" in some records), who was a Civil War veteran, born July 1817 in Burlington County, New Jersey; died 24 Oct. 1902 in New Jersey. They had four children that I know of: [Source: email from Tim Parrot, Jun 2017]
    1. Rebecca Jane Rodgers, born 19 Apr. 1844 in Mount Holly; died 26 Nov. 1891 in Mount Holly; married to Lewis A. Griffith.
    2. Anna Rodgers, born ca. 1847 in Mount Holly.
    3. Emily "Emma" Rodgers, born ca. 1849 in Mount Holly; married to Benjamin S. McDaniel.
    4. Samuel Rodgers, born 20 June 1851 in Burlington County, New Jersey.




4. JOHN IRICK SAYLOR
This John Sailer is John Irick Sailer, the oldest son of Samuel Sailer and Hannah Craft, who died in March 1850. He lived in Mount Holly all his life, was a carpenter and possibly a hotel owner. No clear record has been found that states that John Irick Sailer owned Sailer's Hotel. There is some confusion between the various John's in the early record and it is worthwhile making very clear who is who.

John Irick Sailer and Keziah Atkinson and they had the following children:
JOHN IRICK SAILER was born in 1801 in Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ. He died before 18 Apr 1850 in Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ. He married Keziah Leeds Atkinson on 28 Nov 1824. She was born in 1807 in Burlington Co, NJ. She died on 07 Mar 1858 in Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ.
  1. JOHN A SAILER was born on 20 May 1829 in Burlington, NJ. He died on 22 May 1869 in Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ. He married Rachael J about 1855. She was born in May 1826 in New Jersey. She died on 11 Aug 1912 in Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ.
  2. MARY ANN SAILER was born in 1830. She died on 26 Mar 1849 in Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ. She married John C Weest on 16 Jun 1845 in Burlington Co, NJ. He was born on 18 Aug 1821 in New Jersey. He died on 13 Feb 1885 in Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ.
  3. HANNAH SAILER was born in 1833. She died in 1847.
  4. SAMUEL SAILER was born in 1836 in Burlington, NJ. He died before 1904. He married MARY FRANCES. She died on 29 Aug 1883 in Camden, NJ.
  5. CHARLES SAILER was born in 1838 in New Jersey. He died on 10 Nov 1882 in Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ. He married Rachael Bishop Irick, daughter of John Stockton Irick and Emaline Bishop about 1860. She was born on 18 Oct 1834 in Vincentown, NJ. She died on 17 Apr 1915 in Mount Holly, Burlington Co, NJ.
  6. DR. ZACHARY T SAILER was born in 1848. He married Rose Duffy on 29 Jul 1885 in New York City.


CHRONOLOGICAL RECORDS of JOHN IRICK SAILER
Carpenter
"John Sailor, a carpenter, helped build three double brick houses on the north side of Garden St., between Cherry and Mt. Holly Ave in 1840, the builder Granville W. Haines."
"(prior to 1839) originally did not extend beyond about where it now crosses Union St. In his boyhood days he (Benjamin Gaskill, carpenter) was an apprentice to a Mr. Sailer whose shop was situated so that they had to go up the street to get to it (Mr. Sailer's shop)."
Source: MOUNT HOLLY HISTORY, by Henry C. Schinn, c1957, reprinted 1998

Another Irick connection
Emeline Sarah Bishop (1814-1895) married General John Stockton Irick who was the son of William and Margaret (Stockton) Irick. Emeline died intestate and her Letters of Administration were granted 8 Apr 1895 to her daughters Rachel B. Sailer and Margaret Ann Burr.  Rachel Bishop Irick m. Charles Sailer, son of John Irick Sailer and Keziah Atkinson. [281]
Source: Richard Haines and his descendants: A Quaker Family of Burlington County, New Jersey, John Wesley Haines, Carr Publishing, 1961, online at Hathitrust.org

Death
April 11, 1850, Administrator's sale, Public sale to be held on Thursday April 18, 1850, at the house now occupied by Mrs. Sailer, in Cherry Street, Mount Holly. All the Household and Kitchen furniture belonging to John Sailer, deceased at the time of his death. Includes a chest and carpenter's tools. John C. Ten Eyck, Administrator.
Source: New Jersey Mirror, on line at Burlington County Library System, search Sailer and see hit #29.

Mount Holly Cemetery, Burlington County, New Jersey
Sailor, John Irick, b. 1801, d. 1850, J1
Source: http://www.interment.net/data/us/nj/burlington/mtholly/holly_sasl.htm

Inventory Probate
Dated 1 Apr 1850 and signed 6 Apr 1850
Source: Inventory, Surrogate Courth of Burlington, NJ, #15615C, Book F, p 41, FHL film 527166

John SailerSundry household goods & kitchen furniture - 279.74
Late of County of BurlingtonCow pigs & sundries at Barn - 32.25

Tools of trade in shop - 80.25

Rent due (balance) - 125.00

One light waggon - 20.00

Two shares in ?????? Co Stock - not appraised
Signed 
Amos Bullock
Abraham Merritt
Books of account - [total] - $507.24
Appraisers

John C. Ten Eyck, administrator

5. REFERENCES TO SAILOR'S HOTEL and CROSS KEYS TAVERN
The key question - is John Irick Sailer the hotel owner? If not, then who is?

Taverns

1. Cross Keys Tavern [Mount Holly] was owned by "John Sailor who kept the Cross Keys in 1814. [He] commanded the Mount Holly company at the skirmish at Billingsport in NJ."
2. John F. Smith's hotel/tavern on Mill Street was started a little before 1800 an sometime after 1816 the landlord was Charles Sailor. [182]
Source: History of Burlington County, NJ, Major E.M. Woodward, 1883, NJ State Library, online at Hathitrust.org,

John Sailor was the inn keeper of the Cross Keys tavern in Mount Holly sometime between 1777 and 1826.
Source: Old Inns and Taverns in West Jersey, Charles Boyer, 1962, NJ State Library, A974.95B791, p. 54
Comment: Cross Keys Tavern was opened by Benjamin Thomas in 1777.

Sailor's Hotel
May 28, 1846: Notice
To the Citizens of Mount Holly and Vicinity
Charles Souville, Fencing and Drill Master, formerly of the French Army, and lately in the United States, offers his services, free of charge, to such as deem it necessary to acquire a knowledge of military tactics, either of sword exercise on foot or horse, also in heavy or light infantry with musket or rifle. Subscriptions open at Stryker's and Sailor's Hotels.

February 25, 1847: Notice
The inhabitants of Northampton Township, are hereby notified that the Township committee will meet at the Hotel of John Sailor, on Friday March 5, 1847, at which time all persons having claims may present them for allowance. By order of the Committee. Thomas Moffett, Clerk.

April 20, 1848: Notice
Steamboat Barclay
The "Barclay," Captain Peak, commenced running her regular trips on the 23d day of March, and will continue during the season--leaving Lumberton at 6 o'clock and New Long Bridge at half past 6 A.M. Returning--leaves Arch Street wharf at 2 o'clock P. M. Passengers and freight taken at the usual rates. A stage will leave the hotel of John Sailer, every morning at 6 o'clock, to convey passenger to and from the boat.

November 23, 1848: Notice
Flour and Feed Store
William Phillips of Mount Holly has opened a Flour and Feed Store in Simmons' Row, nearly opposite Sailor's Hotel, where he will sell all kinds of Flour and Feed of the best quality.
Source: Mount Holly Mirror, (New Jersey Mirror), search both sailer hotel and then sailor hotel to see these records.



6. OTHER RECORDS
New Jersey Lodge 1, Mount Holly
S Sailer, charter member establishing the lodge in 12 Dec 1867 in Mount Holly.
Source: Pythian History, part 2, William Kennedy, Chap XLV, p 945, 2003, Google Books

Land Records
Land transactions in the county are noted for John Saylor 1834; John Saylor 1832; Charles Sailor 1835. Unfortunately the details were not recorded when the film was seen.
Source: Land Records, Early Only, Burlington County, reel 3748, NJSA, Trenton, NJ

1843 Marriage
Elizabeth Sailer m. Albin Rogers, 14 Feb 1843, Burlington Co., NJ
Elizabeth might be a daughter of Samuel and Hannah Sailer.
Source: New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956, Film GS 848873, image 341, on line at Familysearch.org

Mill
Mount Holly (NJ) Mills are rapidly getting machinery into shape for manufacture of ingrains and art squares. ... THE Sayler Woolen Mill, ...
Source: Fibre & Fabric: A Record of American Textile Industries in the Cotton and Woolen Trade, original NYPL, Google Books

Train Crash
On 21 May 1869, a train boiler exploded  and the train wrecked while passing through Mount Holly. John A. Sailer of Pine Street Mount Holly, the conductor, was imbedded head first in a pile of rubbish. He died at 9:30 Saturday morning, leaving a widow and one child. Job Gaskill and Charles S. Platt also died.
Source: 26 May 1869, New Jersey Mirror, p. 3. Transcription on line at Goldy Tidbits
Source: New Jersey Mirror, BCLS, search Sailer and see extensive text on hits 20 to 23.

Mount Holly Cemetery, Burlington County, New Jersey
  • Sailer, A. Lincoln, b. 2-12-1862, d. 5-19-1914, D1
  • Sailer, John A., d. 1869, J1
  • Sailer, Rachel B., b. 10-18-1834, d. 4-17-1915, D1
  • Sailer, Susan R., b. 8-1-1862, d. 4-3-1946, D1
  • Sailor, Hannah, b. 1833, d. 1847, J1
  • Sailor, John Irick, b. 1801, d. 1850, J1
  • Sailor, Keziah (Leeds), b. 1807, d. 1868, J1
  • Earnest, Susan R. (Sailer), b. 1862, d. 1949, B3
  • Weest, Mary Ann (Sailer), b. 1830, d. 1849, J1 - death of Mary Ann Weest, wife of John Weest, daughter of John Sailer hotel owner, d 1849 Mar 26.
  • Johnston, Samuel Sailor, b. 1849, d. 1856, J1
Source: Interments in Mount Holly Cemetery, Burlington Co., NJ, on line at Interment.net

Mount Holly Newspapers
Mount Holly News  1886 -1919
Mount Holly Gazette
Mount Holly Hearld, 1826 - 1962 (various titles incl Burlington County Hearld 1832-1948, currently being indexed)
New Jersey Gazette, 1777 - 1919
New Jersey Mirror 1818-1947, Not complete, 34 reels, search includes Mount Holly Mirror.
Mount Holly Semi-Weekly News/News 1880-1886 - hits 2
Source: Burlington County Library System, Newspaper Notices Index