Biography of Samuel Saylor
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Saylor, Samuel, was born in the town of Lansing, August 27, 1811, was educated in the town of Hector, Schuyler county, where he was taken by his parents when six months old, and he has always followed farming, until his retirement about thirteen years ago. November 8, 1832, he married Lydia Payne, of Hector, born May 18, 1813, and they had five children: Hannah, Clarinda, Charles, Frances and Schuyler. Frances died October 10, 1865; Clarinda died September 11, 1892. John, father of our subject, was born in New Jersey in 1786, and came to this country when a young man, marrying Mary Bowers, born near Easton, Pa., in 1788, her parents moved to Lansing about 1800, and are buried at New Millford, Ill., by whom he had nine children: Samuel, Daniel, Sarah M., John, Mary, Harriet, Alma, Cynthia and William. He died April 2, 1842, and his wife May 9, 1857. Ira Payne, father of Mrs. Saylor, was born in Scipio, Cayuga county, N. Y., and married Hannah Harvey, by whom he had three daughters and one son: Cynthia, Electa, Lydia and Silas, who died in infancy. Mr. Payne was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died from the effects of exposure in that war. Mr. Saylor came to reside in Trumansburgh in 1879. Clarrinda (Saylor) Hillock died the 11th day of September last, aged fifty eight years, less eleven days, and is buried in the North side Cemetery above Rockford, Ills.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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