Biography of Sayre McLeod
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McLeod, Sayre, was born in Phelps, N. Y., in 1866. His ancestors on the paternal side came from England at the time of the Revolutionary war and settled in Southhampton, L. I. His ancestors on his, mother's side came from England in 1646. Joshua Sayre was a colonel in the Revolutionary war. His father was Augustus D. McLeod who lived in Ontario county. His mother was Mary Francis Sayre, of Phelps, N. Y. He graduated from St. John's School in Manlius, N. Y., in 1885. He then entered Harvard University, from which he graduated in the class of 1890, and came to Troy in August of the same year and became treasurer of the Bussy & McLeod Stove Co., where he remained until March, 1896, when he began the study of law. He belongs to the Laureate Boat Club, the Troy Club, and the Harvard Club of New York city. October 17, 1895, he was married to Martha Meade Lane, daughter of John Tibbitts Lane.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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