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David Austin Sayre

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Name  David Sayre

Role  Silversmith
David Austin Sayre
Born  April 12, 1793 (1793-04-12) Madison, New Jersey
Occupation  Silversmith, banker, educator.
Died  September 1870, Lexington, Kentucky, United States

David Austin Sayre (March 12, 1793 - September, 1870) was a prominent silversmith, banker and educator. Sayre is best remembered as founder of Sayre Female Institute.


Early life and education

David Austin Sayre was born in Madison, New Jersey on March 12, 1793. Sayre spent his childhood in Madison where he apprenticed to a silversmith. Sayre move to Lexington, Kentucky in 1811 to finish his training.


In 1820 Sayre started a banking firm D. A. Sayre and Company because of the large amount of surplus silver deposited in his silversmith safe.


Sayre founded Transylvania Female Seminary in 1854 in a building on Mill Street. The school was renamed Sayre Female Institute in 1855 and moved to Limestone Street.

Later life and death

Sayre is buried in Lexington Cemetery with his wife Abby Vanholt Sayre.


David Austin Sayre Wikipedia

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