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On January 17, 1906, about forty-five relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mordecai Sayles to help celebrate the ninetieth birthday anniversary of Mr. Sayles.
Mr. Sayles was born January 17, 1816, in West Bloomfield, Ontario county, New York. He moved with his parents to Steuben county, in 1837, and in 1845 he came to Wisconsin, locating in Darien, Walworth county, where he resided until 1850. Then he went to Dane county, near Madison, and when he wished to build his house he had to draw lumber from Racine, fifty miles, calling at Darien to have the frame fitted. In 1863 he moved to Magnolia township, Rock county, having bought a farm, which he still owns. He served as postmaster while residing in Dane county.
He married Miss Lucy P. Beebe of Ontario county, New York, March 29, 183?, She died May 31, 1868. Eight children were born to this union. He again married Miss Nancy Wadsworth September 8, 1869. Three children were born to this union, the eldest, Mrs. Lillian Devereaux, having departed this life but a few months ago. The other two, Miss Nettie C. Sayles, who is a teacher in the schools at Brainard, Minn., and Arthur Sayles, who is assistingin the train dispatcher's office of the Northwestern railroad,.....