Musidora <I>Morgan</I> Sayre

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Musidora Morgan Sayre

  • Birth 28 Mar 1817 Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 1907 Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 8446375

Sister of Senator John Tyler Morgan, Musidora married Daniel Sayre on November 26th, 1835. One of her nine children was Anthony Dickinson Sayre, Judge of the Alabama Supreme Court and father of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald.

An eccentric woman and respected schoolteacher, there are still stories being spun about her in Montgomery. After her husband died, her son Anthony gave her a house on Pleasant Avenue. Two friends of his were both named Mrs. Bell- one was rich, the other not so rich. When the wealthier Mrs. Bell walked past Musidora's porch, Mrs. Sayre exclaimed, "Are you the nice Mrs. Bell or the wealthy, common, and very ordinary Mrs. Bell?"


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  • Maintained by: Trisha
  • Originally Created by: Sara Megan Kay
  • Added: 26 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8446375
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Musidora Morgan Sayre (28 Mar 1817–4 Mar 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8446375, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Trisha (contributor 46793585) .