Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FOUND: Photos of SAYRE family of Bartholomew County, Indiana

Shelley Cardiel ( has found this photo of the SAYRE family of Bartholomew County, Indiana, including: Elizabeth Charity; David Colvin Cora Neuton (b. 1837); Mary TABOR (b. 1842); Mary Kenton "Molly"; Annie Viola; Israel Donaldson; Robert Owen; Alfred Martin; and Jen Nettie SAYRE. It appears to have been taken in the 1880's - no studio or location is listed.

Shelley's limited research has found that Mary Jane TABOR was born 14 February 1842 in Bartholomew County, Indiana to Martin TABOR (born 1811, died in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana) and Elizabeth PHILLIPS (born about 1815 in Jackson County, Indiana). Mary Jane had two sisters, Lucinda TABOR and Sarah Ann TABOR. Mary Jane TABOR married David C. N. SAYRE (born 17 April 1837 in Edgar Township, Edgar County, Illinois; died 3 March 1928 in Washington or California) on 5 December 1861 in Edgar County, Illinois.

David C.N. SAYRE (1837-1928) and Mary Jane TABOR (1842-1911) had 7 children, all born in Illinois between 1864 and 1876:
--Jeanette "Nettie" SAYRE
--Israel Donnelson SAYRE - born August 1864 in Illinois, died 1933 in California. He married Sarah Addie ROBERTS (1867-1941) and together they had 4 children: Frank D.; Clifford George; Alfred Virgil; and Vina Mae SAYRE, all born between 1891 and 1896.
--Alfred M. SAYRE - born 14 January 1866 in Illinois, died 23 November 1938; buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Monroe, Washington.
--Elizabeth "Lizzie" E. or P. SAYRE
--Annie V. SAYRE
--Robert Owen SAYRE - born 1875 in Illinois, died 1926; buried in Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park Cemetery, Seattle, Washington
--Mary K. or Morgan SAYRE

David C.N. SAYRE (1837-1928) was one of 7 children of Israel Donnelson SAYRE and Catharine MEARS, who married on 31 January 1828 in Brown County, Ohio. David's siblings were: Robert Legate; Josiah Dixon; Lemuel Boyle, and Israel Dennis SAYRE, all born between 1829 and 1846 in either Brown County, Ohio or Edgar County, Illinois. This was Catherine MEARS’ second marriage - an earlier marriage to Robert LEGATE in 1818 had resulted in two children, John Miller (born 1819 in Brown County, Ohio) and Elizabeth Catherine LEGATE (born 1821 in Brown County, Ohio).

Shelley also has 2 other photos related to this family - one of Robert Owen Sayre taken in 1910 in Seattle, Washington and one of Alfred Owen Sayre (born 18 November 1899; died October 1979 in Blaine, Washington; buried in Enterprise Cemetery in Ferndale, Washington; married Gwendolyn MAURER 1903-1995) taken when Alfred was only a couple of years old.

Shelley is hoping to locate someone from this SAYRE family so that these photos can be returned to the care of family. If you are a descendant of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact her directly.

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