Musidora Sayer

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Musidora Sayer (Morgan)

Also Known As: "Musidora"
Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Athens McMinn County Tennessee
Death: 1907 (90)
Montgomery Montgomery County Alabama
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Washington Morgan and Mary Frances Morgan
Wife of Daniel Sayer
Mother of Anthony Dickson Sayre
Sister of Mary Catherine Chilton; Irby Morgan; Lucy Ann Morgan; Brig. Gen. John T. Morgan (CSA), U.S. Senator; Elivira Frances Chilton and 3 others
Half sister of Sarah Elizabeth Henslee

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About Musidora Sayer

Sister of Senator John Tyler Morgan, Musidora married Daniel Sayre on November 26th, 1835. One of her nine children was Anthony Dickinson Sayre, Judge of the Alabama Supreme Court and father of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald.

An eccentric woman and respected schoolteacher, there are still stories being spun about her in Montgomery. After her husband died, her son Anthony gave her a house on Pleasant Avenue. Two friends of his were both named Mrs. Bell- one was rich, the other not so rich. When the wealthier Mrs. Bell walked past Musidora's porch, Mrs. Sayre exclaimed, "Are you the nice Mrs. Bell or the wealthy, common, and very ordinary Mrs. Bell?"

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Musidora Sayer's Timeline

Athens McMinn County Tennessee
April 20, 1858
Age 41
Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, United States
Age 90
Montgomery Montgomery County Alabama