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Jedediah Sayre
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1750
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1813
Deckertown
Sussex County
New Jersey, USA

His parents were Thomas and Susannah [Seely] Sayre. He married Elizabeth Rafsnider June 1, 1786; they had eight children.

In Theodore Melvin Banta's genealogy, Sayre Family: Lineage of Thomas Sayre, A Founder of Southampton (New York, The De Vinne Press, 1901), this is said of Jedediah: 'He was originally a farmer in Orange, County, N.Y., and was overseer of roads in Warwick. About the close of the century he removed to Deckertown, N.J., and at the time of his death...kept a hotel at the place. The house is still standing.'

'As a local paper, in a history of the town, expressed it, he "seemed to have set out to literally own Deckertown." In 1801 he bought fifty acres of land, and during the next dozen years purchased hundreds of acres in the town and vicinity.' "He lived in a stone house, built by Samuel Decker, which stood upon what is now the Loomis farm." 'At his death he left what was considered in those days a fortune to his children. They applied to the courts for a partition of his real estate among them. The court appointed commissioners, who filed their report February 16, 1814, making division among the children.' (bio by: EmilyEm) 
 
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 Children:
  Evi A. Sayre (1789 - 1825)*
  James B. Sayre (1799 - 1884)*
  Caroline Eliza Sayre Dingman (1804 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Deckertown-Union Cemetery
Wantage
Sussex County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: michael keats
Record added: Nov 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6005398
Jedediah Sayre
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- EmilyEm
 Added: May. 7, 2012
Jedediah is my great-great-greatgrandfather. His daughter Caroline Eliza Sayre married my great-greatgrandfather Andrew Dingman. I need documentation showing that Jedediah is Caroline's father. That way I can file an application with the DAR showing that ...(Read more)
- Susan Cegelka
 Added: Jan. 2, 2009
 
 
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