Biography of Josiah Sayles
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Sayles, Josiah, was born in the town of Theresa in 1845, a son of Ezra and Eva (Putnam) Sayles. After leaving school Mr. Sayles followed farming, and when twenty-four years old married Sophia, daughter of Elexius Teed of St. Lawrence county, and they had ten children: Eliza A., Chauncy E., Effie A. (deceased), Clarissa B., Ho. bart J., Louella M., George B. (deceased), Simon L., Wealthy B. and J ennie B. In connection with his farming Mr. Sayles conducts one of the largest dairies in Orleans, his herd numbering upwards of sixty cows. Politically Mr. Sayles has always been a Republican and has served his party in the office of commissioner of highways. Owing to the limited means of his parents, Mr. Sayles received but little schooling, but by hard work, temperate habits, and earnest perseverance, he has accumulated a good property, having a farm of about 350 acres and a considerable amount of personal property.

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