Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Judge Saxon Poyner

Poyner, Saxon Pace (November 9, 1889-January 8, 1967) was the son of Benjamin Patrick Poyner and Anna Brett Pace. He married Jeanette Freudenthal Monnish (1897-1988) in 1914. They had four children: Saxon Pace, Jr., Rosa L., James Alexander, and John L. He studied at both the University of Alabama and the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). He owned a seed company in Dothan as early as 1917, when he registered for the World War I Draft. He lived on 105 South Park Ave in Dothan, and served Houston County as a judge in probate, juvenile court and county court -- as well as being an ex-officio member of the Houston County Board of Revenue. He is buried at the Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama. Judge Poyner was (apparently) the last owner/publisher of Cooper revision of The Sacred Harp before the formation of the Sacred Harp Book Company.
"At noon, after a lunch had been enjoyed by the singers, a brief talk was made by S. P. Poyner, of Dothan, who also directed a song in memory of his father." -- "Sacred Harp Singers Honor B. P. Poyner at Memorial Event," The Dothan Eagle, July 20, 1947

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