Doddridge County Roots

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Squire SAYRE

Male 1801 - 1865  (64 years)


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  • Name Squire SAYRE 
    Born 10 Feb 1801  Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Jackson Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Ross Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Oct 1865  [1
    Buried Vanderhoof Cemetery, Newton, Jasper Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Headstone inscription: SQUIRE G (OR C) SAYRE Died Oct 25, 1865 aged 64 years
    Person ID I49302  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2016 

    Father Benjamin SAYRE,   b. 21 Apr 1774, Westfield, Union Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1829, Middle Island, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Nancy Ann TUCKER,   b. CA 1778,   d. Aft 1846, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1795  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F42212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia "Liddie" DAVIS,   b. 15 Oct 1799,   d. 11 Apr 1865  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1822  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 21, reports marriage date as Jan 30 1822. But Wes Cochran's "Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894," p. 51, shows it as Feb 14 1822, noting that the groom's name could be read as either Sears or Sayre.
    Notes 
    • In the spring of 1865, what was left of Squire's family packed up and started for Illinois (after losing 3 sons in the rebellion). The tedious journey was not performed without a mishap, however, for in an accidental breakdown of a light wagon, Grandmother Sayre sustained injuries from which she never recovered (she died 11 Sep 1865). The families finally landed in Jasper County. Illinois, where they bought farms and settled in the vicinity of Newton. Shortly afterwards the grandfather passed away, the space of three or four weeks only separating their death (Squire died 5 Oct 1865). They are buried near Newton in Vanderhoof Cemetery.
      SOURCE: "Dutch Webbers of Indiana & Illinois" by E. Virginia Hunt of Northbrook, IL.
    Children 
     1. Lemuel J. SAYRE,   b. 1836, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1862, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. Preston Herbert SAYRE,   d. 1 Dec 1864, Salisbury, Rowan Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F20308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vanderhoof Cemetery, Newton, Jasper Co, IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
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  • Sources 
    1. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    2. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 21.