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In 1764 he was owner of Lot 21, Division of Quogue Purchase, and Lots i and 4, Great South Division, and lived west of Watermill (census, 1776).

He died in 1779. His widow died at Southampton, March 13, 1813, aged ninety years.


317* ISAAC,5 b. Dec. 12, 1756; m. Jerusha
318 JOB.5 Was living in 1791.

102 SUSANNAH 4 SAYRE born in 1709; married, December 11, 1735, Hezekiah Howell, who was born May 6, 1709, in Southampton, N. Y., and was a son of Lieutenant Hezekiah Howell. He settled in Blagg's Cove, Blooming Grove, Orange County, N. Y., in 1727, and died there in 1785.


319 PHEBE HOWELL,5 b. June 1, 1737.
320 JANE HOWELL,5 b. April 20, 1739.
321* HEZEKIAH HOWELL,5 b. Sept. 13, 1741; m. Juliana Smith Woodhull.
322* CHARLES HOWELL,5 b. Nov. 20, 1752; m. Ist, a daughter of Major Strong;

2d, Elizabeth Board.

103 ELIZABETH 4 SAYRE born July 24, 1715; married Rev. Timothy Johnes, D. D., of Morristown, N. J., who was born in 1716. He was educated at Yale College, and was graduated in 1737, subsequently receiving the degree of D. D. He was ordained at Morristown, and became the first pastor of the Presbyterian church there, February 9, 1743, and continued as pastor till his death, September, 1794,— more than fifty-three years. He was highly esteemed and very successful as a pastor.

General George Washington received the communion at his hands just before the battle of Brandywine.

Elizabeth, his wife, died September 19, 1746.


323* THEODOSIA JOHNES,5 m. Colonel Jacob Ford, Jr.


105 BENJAMIN + SAYRE married first, July 3, 1740, Susannah and second,

He lived on the north side of the road that leads from Poxabogue to Bridgehampton, about half a mile west of the Poxabogue Cemetery, place now (1899) owned by George Conkling.

Job2 In the Little South Division of Southampton, L. I., of the lots drawn in 1763, Benjamin Sayre drew lot No. 21, % 50.

In the census of Southampton in 1776, his household consisted of one male over fifty, one between sixteen and fifty, one under sixteen, two females over sixteen and one under sixteen.

His will, dated November 14, 1791, probated April, 1794 (Liber A, folio 328), reads as follows:

In the name of God, Amen. I Benjamin Sayre of Southampton in the County of Suffolk and State of New York Blacksmith being in health of body and of sound mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same and calling unto mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my last will and testament and such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose in the following manner and form that is to say Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son David Sayre that lot of land whereon his house stands which said lot my father formerly bought of Thomas Howell containing about twenty nine or thirty acres be it more or less to be to him and to his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Sayre the house and land with all the buildings thereon which I formerly bought of William Topping the land containing about ten acres be it more or less likewise twenty acres more or less lying at the little pond formerly bought of John Reeve and three acres formerly bought of Silas Howell and five acres of woodland lying between Josiah Hand's land and Daniel Hedges land and ten acres of woodland lying in the bounds of East Hampton between the lands of Ezekiel Howell and Noah Barns to be to him and to his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son James Sayre my lot on the North side of the Road containing about eleven acres be it more or less with all the buildings thereon likewise twenty acres of land on the South side of the road be it more or less which land I formerly bought of Joshua Howell to be to him and to his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give to my sons David Sayre and James Sayre all my woodlands at Noyack and about seventeen acres of woodland in the bounds of Easthampton in the hollow lot adjoining John Novin's land also about seventeen acres of woodland which I bought of Abraham Cook called Cook's land adjoining Stephen Edwards land also about four acres of woodland lying near Moses Howell's orchard all which several pieces of woodland I give equally to my sons David and James to be to them their heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give to my sons David Benjamin and James Sayre one quarter of a fifty of Commonage and one acre of orchard at brooked pond to be equal between them and to their heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give to my son Zephaniah Sayre all my movable estate to him and to his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give to my four daughters Susannah, Elizabeth, Phebe and Abigail the sum of five shillings each current money of New York.

Item. I constitute and appoint my two sons David Sayre and James Sayre my only executors of this my last will and testament and order my executors to pay my just debts and legacies out of the moveable estate left to my son Zephaniah Sayre and I hereby revoke and disannull all other will or wills by me before made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in confirmation whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Job? fourteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one and in the sixteenth year of American Independence.

BENJAMIN SAYRE. (L. S.) Signed, sealed, published pronounced and

declared by the said Benjamin Sayre
to be his last will and testament in
presence of us.

Josiah COOPER,
Hannah COOPER,
ELIAS Matthews.


She died

324 SUSANNA,5 b. April 16, 1741; m. Captain Edward Topping.

about 1824.
325 STEPHEN,5 b. Jan. 14, 1743; probably died unmarried.


326* DAVID,5 b. April 20 (or May 1), 1747; m. Jane Gelston.
327* BENJAMIN,5 b. June 1, 1750; m. Rebecca Howell.
328 ELIZABETH,5 b. June 1, 1750.
329* JAMES,5 b. Aug. 20, 1753; m. Prudence Cooper.
330 ZEPHANIAH,5 m. March, 1808, Julianna Howell, who died Nov. 4, 1837,

aged seventy years. He died Oct. 29, 1840, aged seventy-eight years.
331 PHEBE.5



LINE OF John,+ John,3 Francis.2 110 JOHN5 SAYRE was born at Southampton, L. I., March 17, 1722. He married first, January 3, 1745, 'Amy (Halsey; and second, February 25, 1768, Anne Howell, who was born April 19, 1734.

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338 STEPHEN,6 b. July 27, 1769.
339* SYLVANUS,6 b. April 3, 1771; m. April 11, 1793, Mercy Howard.

113 HANNAH5 SAYRE born October 20, 1727; married first, Matthew Howell; and second, June 30, 1761, Stephen Rogers, who was born May 6,

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Mary P. Post. 8

Phebe Post.8 3 Julia Post.8 4 Henry Post.8 5 William R. Post,8 m. Ist, Mary Fithian,9 granddaughter of Abigail

Sayre (1109); 2d, Charlotte Parker.



Francis Post.9 2 James Post. 9 3 Edward R. Post,9 m. Rosalie Jagger,9 granddaughter of

Abigail Sayre (1109).

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352 MATTHEW ROGERS,6 m. Ruth Sayre (815).
353 STEPHEN ROGERS,6 b. Oct. 25, 1765.
354 MEHITABLE ROGERS, b. Dec. 27, 1768; m. Captain Oliver Howell.

Died June 6, 1846.

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115 MATTHEW 5 SAYRE was born in Southampton, L. I., July 17, 1731. He married, November 23, 1763, Mehitable Herrick, daughter of Nathan Herrick, of Southampton. She was born April 19, 1737, and died February 15, 1807.

He was Second Lieutenant of Minute-men in the Revolution; elected February 15, 1776. See “History of Suffolk County."

He was a member of the church at Southampton, on the roll of 1800.

His father gave him, by will, his farm in Southampton, where he died July 8, 1819. His tombstone, and those of many of his descendants, are in the cemetery southwest of Mecox Bay.



355* DANIEL,4 b. May 10, 1765; m. Joyce Huntting.
356* FRANCIS, b. Sept. 28, 1766; m. Nancy Cooper.
357 EUNICE,6 b. March 30, 1768; d. Sept. 7, 1800.
358* JOHN,6 b. June 13, 1771; m. Elizabeth Downer.
359 SIMON,6 b. July 8, 1774. He removed to Cairo, N. Y.

the N. Y. Assembly in 1812. He died Aug. 3, 1823.
360* NATHAN,6 b. April 12, 1776; m. Margaret Waters.
361* JOEL, b. Nov. 2, 1778; m. Sarah Brown.

He was a member of

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