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Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 27 Dec 2008 7:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SAYLES
Our daughter married a descendant of a half-brother of Mordecai Sayles(1816-1906), Stephen Cook Sayles(1844-1914) of Steuben County,New York. Mordecai left Steuben Co., New York in 1837 and ended up in Rock County. My research indicates that Mordecai is a descendant of Stephen(1788-1872) and Hephzibah(1795-1842) Sayles. Mordecai had at least one brother, James H. Sayles. Can anyone confirm that and provide information on the parents of Stephen and/or Hephzibah? I have the names of the "living" children of Stephen Sayles (via his three wives) as of the date of his Will in 1872.

Thank you.
Cy Rilee
Gloucester, Virginia

Re: Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 24 Mar 2009 8:56PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Sayles
MORDECAI SAYLES OF EVANSVILLE, IS DEAD
Deceased Celebrated His Ninetieth Birthday Last January--Had 20 Great-Grandchildren.
Mordecai Sayles, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Evansville, died at an early hour Wednesday morning. Deceased was born Jan. 19, 1816, in West Bloomfield, Ontario county, New York. He came to Wisconsin in 1845, locating in Darien, Walworth county. In 1868 he moved to Magnolia township. His first wife was Miss Lucy P beebe of New York, whom he married March 29, 1837, and who died May 31, 1868. He was married Sept. 8, 1869, to Miss Nancy Windsworth, who survives him. There wer eight children by the first wife and three by the second, and thirty grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren are still living. The family joined in a celebration of Mr. Sayles' ninetieth birthday last January. Deceased had been in failing health for some time. The funeral is to be held tomorrow.

Janesville Daily Gazette-Nov. 8, 1906. Page 5:3.

Death Recorded Rock Co. Courthouse Janesville WI in Vol 6 page 120. Born Jan. 16, 1816. Father Stephen who was born in Canada. Mother Hepzibeth Harvey born New York.

Re: Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 24 Mar 2009 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Death
Surnames: Sayles
Harrison Sayles of Black Earth, Mrs. Chas. Netherwood of Oregon, Frank Sayles of Rockton, Wis.,(believe it should be IL) Nettie Sayles and Arthur Sayles were here to attend the funeral of their father, Mordecai Sayles, last Friday. Two daughters, Mrs. S.L. Sheldon of Clear Water, Minn., and Mrs. Mary Niles of Redfield, S.D., were unable to be here.

Janesville Daily GAzette, Tuesday, Novemeber 13, 1906.

Re: Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 25 Mar 2009 11:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sayles
Thank you so much for the response. This revelation that Mordecai's father, Stephen, was born in Canada, may PROVE a "family story" that this Stephen was the son of another Mordecai, who "left New York for Canada" during or shortly after the Revolution. The elder Mordecai was beleived to be a Loyalist/Tory.

Re: Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 25 Mar 2009 8:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Just happened to come across this article:

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,.....

Re: Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 25 Mar 2009 9:15PM GMT
Classification: Biography
continuing...
at Baraboo, were unable to be present at the happy reunion on account of their duties. The two sons and three daughters, together with thirteen gand children and seven great-grandchildren were present at the elaborate dinner and supper served by Mrs. Sayles. Mr. Sayles is the grand-parent of thirty grand-children and twenty great-grandchildren. It was an occasion never to be forgotten by the memmbers of the family; and one enjoyed by all, especially Mr. Sayles, who is enjoying good health, although unable to walk on account of an attack of rheumatism.
The relatives present to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Sayles were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Netherwood and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Gillett and baby, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Chandler and family of Oregon, Wis.; Oscar B. Sayles of Spring Green; Dr. and Mrs. L.B. Sayles and daughter of Baraboo; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Heisel and family of Rockton, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Sayles and family of Black Earth; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Niles of Redfield,South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Elizer Sheldon of Clear Water, Minn.; Mrs. Dr. Keenan of Edgerton,Wis.; Mrs. Addie Marvin, of Nekoosa; Mrs. Louise Wadsworth, Harry Wadsworth, Mrs. Maggie Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Netherwood and daughter of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Winter and son, Arthur Devereux and little son, and Josiah Blake and daughter, Hattie, of this city.

Janesville Daily Gazette--Sat., Jan. 27, 1906.

Re: Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 18 Jan 2013 4:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am hoping that you can give me the information contained in Stephen Sayles (1788-1872)will. Also, I would like the information and names of his three wives.

I am in discovery of the true parents of a past grandfather by the name of Charles Sayles b.1851 . We believe his Mother was possibly Amelia b.1824 and seen in census records of 1860 with Stephen at age 72. Charles says he was born in Steuben County on a farm and in his 1920 census he says that his father was born in Canada?

Re: Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 18 Jan 2013 6:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sayles Williams Rilee
Amelia is Stephen's 3rd wife, Amelia Shaw. Stephen had a brother Charles and a son Charles. Stephen's parents are Mordecai Sayles and either Elizabeth Cook or Deborah Fairchild. Mordecai was born in Canada where his father had moved to from New York. Stephen's first and second wives were Hepzibah Harvey and Eunice Rathbun. If you will email me privately cfr1945@cox.net I will provide the chart I have prepared which takes you all the way back to your ancestor Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island. His daughter, born at Plymouth, married a Sayles. They began the family in America. Our daughter Amanda Rilee married Andrew Sayles and I prepared the chart (after extensive research) for our grandson Ryan Sayles, born in 2009.

Cy Rilee
Gloucester, Virginia

Re: Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 10:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sayles, Wadsworth, Beebe
MORDECAI SAYLES, farmer, Sec. 2; P.O. Evansville; born Jan. 16, 1816, in West Bloomfield, Ontario Co., N.Y.; moved, with his parents, to Steuben Co. in 1837, and in 1845, he came to Wisconsin, located at Darien, Walworth Co., where he resided until 1850, then went to Dane Co., 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, and paying for it in wheat, beef, etc. In 1868, he moved to Magnolia Township, Rock Co., and bought eighty acres of land, on which he raises corn, oats, winter wheat, and keeps a butter dairy, averaging about 800 pounds per annum. He also raises stock. Married Miss Lucy P. BEEBE, of Ontario Co., N.Y., March 29, 1837. She died May 31, 1868. They had eight children - Polly A., born Jan. 29, 1838; W. H. Harrison, born July 19, 1839; he lost his left leg at Vicksburg; Hepzibah L., born Jan. 29, 1841; Mordecai, born Dec. 5, 1842, died Aug. 4, 1862, in the Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Louis; Roxa A., born March 25, 1845; Mary E., born March 3, 1848; Frank M., born Feb. 12, 1851; Sarah L. born Oct. 13, 1853. He again married Miss Nancy H. WADSWORTH, of Hamilton Co., N.Y., Sept. 8, 1869. They have had three children - Lillian M., born Nov. 6, 1879; Arthur L., born Sept. 19, 1872; Nettie C., born Dec. 22, 1874. He was Postmaster in Dane Co. Mrs. SAYLES is a member of the Close Communion Baptist Church.

From History of Rock County, Wisconsin, publ. 1879 - PAGE 880

Re: Parents of Mordecai Sayles

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 10:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sayles
Mordecai Sayles celebrated his ninetieth birthday anniversary.

On Jan. 17, 1906, about forty-five relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mordecai Sayles to help celebrate the ninetieth birthday of Mr. Sayles.

Mr. Sayles was born Jan. 17, 1816, in West Bloomfield, Ontario Co., N. Y.; moved with his parents to Steuben County, in 1837, and in 1845 came to Wisconsin, located at Darien, Walworth county, where he resided until 1850, then 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 1868 he moved to Magnolia Township, Rock County, having bought a farm which he still owns.

He served as Postmaster which residing in Dan County.

He married Miss Lucy P. Beebe of Ontario County, N. Y., March 29, 1837. She died May 31, 1868. Eight children were born to this union. He again married Miss Nancy Wadsworth Sept. 8, 1869. Three children were born to this union: the eldest, Mrs. Lillian Devereux, having departed this life but a few months ago. The other two, Miss Nettie C. Sayles, who is a teacher in the schools at Brainerd, Minn., and Arthur Sayles, who is assisting in the train dispatcher's office of the Northwestern railroad, at Barbaboo, were unable to be present at the happy reunion, on account of their duties. The two sons and three daughters, together with thirteen grand children and seven great-grand children were present at the elaborate dinner and supper served by Mrs. Sayles. Mr. Sayles is the grand parent of thirty grand children and twenty great grand children.

It was an occasion never to be forgotten by the members of the family, and one enjoyed by all, especially Mr. Sayles, who is enjoying good health, although unable to walk much on account of an attack of rheumatism.

The relatives present to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Sayles were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Netherwood and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Gillett and baby, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Chandler and family of Oregon, Wis.; Oscar B. Sayles of Spring Green; Dr. and Mrs. L. B. Sayles and daughter of Baraboo; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sayles, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Heisel and family of Rockton, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Sayles and family of Black Earth; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Niles, of Redfield, S. Dak., Mr. and Mrs. Elizer Sheldon of Clear Water, Minn; Mrs. Dr. Kennan of Edgerton, Wis; Mrs. Addie Marvin of Nekoosa; Mrs. Louise Wadsworth; Harry Wadsworth; Mrs. Maggie Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Netherwood and daughter of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Winter and son, Arthur Devereux and little son, and Josiah Blake and daughter Hatie, of this city.

January 27, 1906, The Badger, p. 1, col. 3, Evansville, Wisconsin
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