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Adoniram Judson Sayre
520 577 624 422 615 191 575 661 148 434 687 688 606 604 662 658 569 494 519
530 557 701 645 189 564 442 606 563 363 317 608 628
John J. Sayre
526 658 451 614 581 490 525 615 508 571 580 609 339 488 654
374 263 701 408 616
SAYRE DESCENDANTS OF OTHER SURNAMES.
James Hervey Agens
459 234 668
302 306 306
229 571 333 333 249
317 678 400 2 12 663 667 627 626 681 681 161
Charles Jonathan Young
373 373 373
Lewis Wetzel Sayre
officer in the Philippines Harold Mornton Ely
Following is a statement on file at the Pension Bureau, Washington, showing the Revolutionary War services of Pierson Sayre, which should have appeared on page 117
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS,
JULY TERM, 1832.
On this 4th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two personally appeared before the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Butler of the State of Ohio, PIERSON SAYRE, aged about seventy years, a resident of the town of Hamilton in the County of Butler aforesaid, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832.
That in October, 1777, he was called out to serve in the militia of New Jersey for one month. He was engaged in guarding the line at Elizabethtown under the command of Lt. Squires. Deponent states that the militia companies of New Jersey were divided into classes who served alternately on monthly tours. From the time deponent was first called out he served monthly tours every other month for two years, after which until the close of the war he served on different tours, sometimes two months, never less than one month on a tour. Deponent states that he served in all during the whole war between two and three years.
About the first of June, 1778, (as deponent believes) he was called out to serve in Capt. Lane's company in the Regt. commanded by Col. Jaquish. On this tour he was called out six weeks during which time he was in two engagements with the British, one at Connecticut Farms, then in two weeks afterwards at Springfield, New Jersey. In the latter engagement Gen. Knyphausen, a British officer, was killed. Deponent mounted guard at different times at Elizabethtown which was the headquarters of the militia. He also mounted guard at Trimbley's Point, Old Point, New Point, Newark and Hackensack. At some of these places he mounted guard two months and at none less than one month. At the time the British lay on Staten Island deponent went in a command with some regulars under General Sterling to the Island and drove the British from their fort. The Americans soon left it.
Deponent knew Generals Wines and Hurd, to whose Brigade he belonged; he knew Cols. Jaquish, Ludlow, Crane, and Smith, Captains Lane, Wood, Winans, Craig, and Major Crane, under all of whom deponent served. He was frequently engaged in skirmishes with the British and Tories. He cannot state the dates of the different tours he served, having never kept any regular or written account.
Deponent was born in Essex County, N. J., Sept. 12, 1761; he has a written record of his age. He knows of no living witnesses by whom, from their own knowledge, he can prove his services. He is well known to John Sutherland, James Boal, James McBride, and others, by whom he can prove that he sustains a good character for truth and veracity; that he is reputed and believed in the town and county where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State. He has lived in Butler County, Ohio, twenty-three years.
Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid,
JOHN REILY, Clerk.
DESCENDANTS OF THE PIONEERS.
This volume contains the names of descendants of Thomas Sayre, of Southampton, to the number of nearly twelve thousand. Of course, there have been many thousand others of whom no account has reached the compiler. As a matter of curiosity, the following table has been prepared, showing the number recorded in each generation of the descendants of the four sons of the original founder.