Sayer, Ezra a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was originally a member of the Troy Conference, and was transferred to the Missouri Conference in 1850. He preached at Shelbyville, Edina, Memphis, and Kirksville, but, in 1860, he took a superannuated relation. He took up his residence near Shelbyville, preaching as his health would permit until the summer of 1864, when he died. Mr. Sayer was a preacher of no common abilities, fulfilling the duties of his station so as to win the confidence and respect of all with whom he came in contact. See Min. of Annual Conf. 1865, p. 7.