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SAYRE FAMILY in Upshur County
Posted by: ralph sayre (ID *****8382) Date: November 16, 2005 at 07:02:48
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Several interested folks have told me that they don’t want to order all five volumes and ask which one they should buy. These are Print-on-Demand books, so you can order which and how many you want. Here is a break-down showing contents in each volume and contact information.

SAYRE FAMILY...another 100 years, Volume I
ISBN 0-595-28050-1

20.        SAMUEL-3 SAYRE AND Unknown
       548.        DANIEL-6 AND SARAH (HALL) SAYRE
       549.        DAVID-6 AND SARAH (LITTLE) SAYRE
              1328.        ANNA-7 (SAYRE) AND HENRY ROUSH

This, the first of five volumes, reviews old surviving records prior to 1600 relative to the Sayre name and its various spellings. Heraldry, family crests, and coats of arms are discussed. While genealogy of Sayre pioneers of the Ohio Valley were a main focus, early American history of interest to Sayre and other branches were touched upon. Thomas Sayre came with his family from England to Lynn, Massachusetts in the early 1630's. Among descendants of Thomas were clergymen, surgeons, attorneys, ambassadors, and representatives of almost every profession. Francis B., cowboy, professor of law, and ambassador, was son-in-law of former President Woodrow Wilson, Zelda was the wife of American novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and subject of one of his books. David A. was a silversmith, banker, and founder of Lexington's Sayre School. Many Sayre descendants were taken by wars in service to America and never had the chance to win recognition for their inherent abilities.

The genealogy is arranged so as to show ancestors and descendants in each family block. In many instances, this work follows that of Theodore M. Banta’s SAYRE FAMILY published in 1901, using person numbers assigned by him. Volume I includes descendants of (#62) Samuel and follows the line of (#63) Daniel to (#1329) Daniel, then splits the family of (#2701) Joseph. Volume II will pick up this line. Notes on allied families of Frazier (Frazee), Jones, Hall (2 places), Weaver, Ingles, Slaughter, and Carnahan were included.

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SAYRE FAMILY...another 100 years, Volume II
ISBN 0-595-28051-X

(Continues lineage of Thomas-1, Daniel-2, Samuel-3, Daniel-4, David-5, and David-6)
              1329.        DANIEL-7 AND SARAH (HALL) SAYRE
              1330.        JOEL-7 SAYRE (1st and 2nd marriages)

Since the large size of this genealogy required division into five volumes, this one continues from Volume I in (#2701) Joseph Sayre’s family. Many of the Sayres included in this volume are descendants of (#549) David and Sarah (Little) Sayre who were among the earliest settlers in what is now Jackson County, West Virginia. Some of David’s children and grandchildren signed the 1830-31 petition to form Jackson County, (West) Virginia. Jackson County was formed from the old Virginia Counties of Kanawha, Wood, and Mason. This volume begins with Josephus, son of (#2701) Joseph, and completes the line of (#1329) Daniel and Sarah (Hall) Sayre. The line of (#1330) Joel Sayre is completed. Descendants of (#1331) Ezekiel Sayre are carried down through Mark Gilman Sayre’s family. Notes on allied families of Flowers and Hunt are included.

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SAYRE FAMILY...another 100 years, Volume III
ISBN 0-595-28055-2
(Continues lineage of Thomas-1, Daniel-2, Samuel-3, Daniel-4, David-5, and David-6)
              1331.        EZEKIEL-7 AND HANNAH (GILMAN) SAYRE
              1332.        ABEL-7 AND RUTH (PARSONS) SAYRE
              1333.        RACHEL-7 AND JOHN HARPOLD
              1334.        SARAH-7 AND STEPHEN BOICE
              1335.        HANNAH-7 AND EDWARD McDADE
       550.        JOHN-6 AND SUSANNAH (FERRELL) SAYRE
       552.        EPHRAIM-6 AND LYDIA (FAWCETT) SAYRE

This third volume continues with descendants of (#549) David and Sarah (Little) Sayre, pioneers of Jackson County, West Virginia. The two families of William Henry Sayre and Hiram Sayre completes the line of (#1331) Ezekiel Sayre. The families of (#1332) Abel Sayre, (#1333) Rachel (Sayre) Harpold, (#1334) Sarah (Sayre) Boice, and (#1335) Hannah (Sayre) McDade completes (#549) David Sayre’s branch. Then completing this volume are the lines of (#550) John and Susannah (Farrell) Sayre, (#551) Rachel (Sayre) and Jeremiah McDaniel, and (#552) Ephraim and Lydia (Fawcett) Sayre. Additional notes are given on the allied families of Parsons, Chase, Hill, Shinn, Anderson, Stone, See, Harpold, Pullins, and Ihle.

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SAYRE FAMILY...another 100 years, Volume IV (The Pleasant Creek WV branch)
ISBN 0-595-28065-X
(Continues lineage of Thomas-1, Daniel-2, Samuel-3, Daniel-4, David-5)
              1354.        SAMUEL-7 AND SARAH (McVICKER) SAYRE
              1355.        SOLOMON-7 AND MARY ANN (BALL) SAYRE
              1356.        REBECCA-7 (SAYRE) AND ELIJAH B. McINTOSH
              1357.        LEVI-7 AND ELIZABETH (BALL) SAYRE
              1359.        MATILDA-7 (SAYRE) AND ABSALOM KNOTTS
              1360.        HANNAH-7 (SAYRE) AND JOSHUA CALDWELL
              1361.        EDITH-7 (SAYRE) AND JONATHAN CHANNELL
              1362.        NANCY-7 (SAYRE) AND WILLIAM READ

The genealogical branch of (#553) Jedediah and Elizabeth (Weaver) Sayre is Volume IV. Jedediah Sayre settled about 1796 on Pleasant Creek in Barbour County, West Virginia, and remained there until his death. While some children and grandchildren migrated to Iowa and other western states, at least three more generations of his branch were born on Pleasant Creek. Jedediah gave property for the Methodist Episcopal Church and cemetery to be established about 1800. Sometime later, he established a cemetery on a ridge across from the church. As of 2003, the church building had been torn down and rebuilt about three times, but yet the Pleasant Creek ME Church stood. Jedediah was one of the first lay preachers of that area. Historical and family notes recorded his interest in religion, education, and manufacturing. Additional notes are given on the allied families of Weaver, Fast, Ball, Felton, Watring, Clark, Anderson, Proudfoot, Hoffman, Brooks, Brake, Cole, McIntosh, Knotts, McGee, Channell, and Read.

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SAYRE FAMILY...another 100 years, Volume V
ISBN 0-595-28066-8
(Continues lineage of Thomas-1, Daniel-2, Samuel-3, Daniel-4, David-5)
Other branches:
Plus some other branches and unproven lineages.

Volume V completes the descendants of (#199) David and Hannah (Frazier) Sayre and includes records of other branches some of which were traceable to the immigrant ancestor, Thomas, while others were incomplete. About 1800, David and Hannah with some of their children and families left Monongalia County, (West) Virginia for the Letart area of the Ohio River settling on both sides. (#553) Jedediah, (#554) Benjamin, and (#556) Sarah Sayre who married Benjamin Thorn, all stayed in the area which is now North Central West Virginia. After Benjamin Thorn’s death, Sarah (Sayre) Thorn went on to Meigs County, Ohio, where she finished out her life. This volume gives additional notes on the allied families of Kinney, Davis, Philson, Hughes, Grim, Thorn, and Darby. Also included are some partial lineages for two other sons of the immigrant ancestor, Thomas Sayre, Francis and Joseph. It finishes with several Sayre family groups whose genealogical links I did not find.

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TITLE:              SAYRE FAMILY … another 100 years
AUTHOR:       Ralph Hall Sayre

Published:       July 2003
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Thomas Sayre had moved his family from England to Colonial America in the 1630’s first settling in Lynn, Massachusetts, then becoming one of the “founders” of Southampton, Long Island, New York. At least three direct descendants of Thomas had made settlements in the Ohio Valley area by the Nineteenth Century. One, David Sayre, came from New Jersey about 1778, and left many descendants who still lived in that area at the beginning of the Twenty-first Century. The bulk of this genealogy covers those, and other Sayre families whose ancestral links were not discovered are also included. Theodore Banta published a large volume titled SAYRE FAMILY in 1901.

Although it was never intended to be so, this work has been called “sequal to Banta.” SAYRE FAMILY by Banta had several other branches not a part of this work. However material from Banta’s book and many person numbers assigned by him so it can be tied in, therefore it’s title is SAYRE FAMILY...another 100 years.

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