James Sayles was in StClair Co Il. by 1818 and as early as 1822 on the voter's list in Fancy Creek twp.Sangamon Co for the General election 5 Aug 1822 which was held at the Court House in Springfield, Il.From "Snow Birds Poll Books of Sangamo County" 1821-301983 Sangamon Co. Genealogical Soc.
Biography of George T. Sayles from "Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon Co. Il" by Joseph Wallace, M. A. of the Springfield Bar.1904 pg898. George T. Sayles b 7 Sept 1831 Fancy Creek Twp.,his father, Thomas Sayles, early settler, was born in Ky. as was the grandfather, James Sayles, one of early settlers.
It is this reference that made me think that Thomas was possibly born in Ky.but the birthplace of James Sayles in error.
Thomas or William, sons of Wm & Ann Sale, seem like possible candidates for being the father of Leonard Sale of Logan Co., Ky. More later on James Sayles. Janis