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From: Jim Savage< >
Subject: SAVAGE Family in Sumpter/Clarke Co AL
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 11:50:55 GMT
Partial List of Descendants of James Patrick SAVAGE
1.James Patrick SAVAGE was born 1780 in , , , Ireland. He died 19 Dec 1837
in Livingston, Sumpter, AL, USA. He graduated from Trinity University, Dublin,
Ireland when he was about 21 years old. Shortly thereafter he joined the
Masonic Lodge in Dublin. When he was about 22 years old he left Ireland for
America. His occupation is listed in the ___ Census as Farmer/Planter. The
family believes that he, with others, was motivated to leave Ireland for a
country where there was more religious freedom. He landed in Georgia and later
went to Livingston, Alabama. He was a member of the first Livingston School
Commission. He served as County Clerk and Recorder of Sumter County, Alabama
(County Seat Livingston) for many years. All the County Records made by him
were written in ink with a goose quill. These many records are, as we
understand it, well preserved and are examined by many people because of their
accuracy, and the fine penmanship which was free from blots or erasures. There
are many of his letters that he wrote to Thomas Bradford Savage (his son) in the
hands of the Leslie J. Savage family. One family story is that James's sister
converted from Protestant to Catholic and became a Nun. James promised to rip
off her veil if she did become a Nun. He did so and because of the public furor
had to stow away in a barrel on board a ship for America.
He died in Livingston, Alabama and the tomb at his grave has all the Masonic
emblems on it with the inscription: "Erected to the memory of James Savage,
Esqr. Born March 1780 Died Livingston, Sumter County, Ala. 19, Dec. 1837 in 58
years of his age. For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now
abideth Faith, Hope, Charity, but the greatest of these is Charity!"
Sources: MY RECOLLECTIONS. by Fanny Goodman, sister of R. B. Pace, Sr. and
Laura Ann Elizabeth Pace Savage, with additions by Leslie J. Savage, nephew of
Deed to land in Sumpter County AL recorded by US Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Land Management. Leslie J. Savage has a copy of it. The Deed is
signed by Martin van Buren, as President of the U.S. It has number on it:
D14,808 and certificate No. 8055. Land was 159.27 acres purchased on 3/15/1837.
James married (1) Alice BRADFORD, daughter of Thomas BRADFORD and Catherine
GEORGE, on 9 May 1805 in Livingston, , AL, USA. Alice was born in , , SC, USA.
She died about 1824. Birth place from 1880 Ashley County Arkansas Census
James and Alice had the following children:
+2Mi.James Patrick SAVAGE Jr. was born 30 Mar
1806 and died about 1853.
+3Fii.Harriett SAVAGE was born 19 Apr 1809 and
died 18 Apr 1859.
+4Fiii.Eleanor SAVAGE was born 1 Sep 1817.
5Fiv.Anna Gunn SAVAGE died 23 Sep 1852 in
Livingston?, , AL, USA.
+6Mv.John Bell SAVAGE was born 29 Jan 1819
and died 27 Jun 1844.
7Fvi.Martha B. SAVAGE was born 18 Dec 1822.
BIOGRAPHY: Martha B Savage listed in Noble Family Bible with 12-18-1822 birth
date but parents not listed. Other researchers have reported Martha Savage as
daughter of Alice Bradford and James Savage with same birth date.
Martha married Charles A. JONES.
+8Mvii.Thomas Bradford SAVAGE Dr. was born 13
Sep 1824 and died 24 Apr 1885.
Bessie married Issac T. NEWTON Dr..
Mollie married (?) BREWER.
Minnie married John A. PACE Capt..
James also married (2) Eliza CHAPMAN about 1824. Eliza died 10 Nov 1824.
2.James Patrick SAVAGE Jr. (James Patrick) was born 30 Mar 1806. He died
about 1853. The history of Clarke County refers to him as Colonel Savage.
Two of his sisters married Robert and Samuel Noble. He settled at Grove Hill,
owned a Hotel there. Date of Marriage may be 4-4-1829 (per History of Ashley
Co(2nd Ed.) James married Mary CHAPMAN, daughter of Joseph CHAPMAN, on 4 Apr
1829. Mary died about 1853 of Yellow Fever
James and Mary had the following children:
13Fi.Martha E. SAVAGE was born about 1837.
She died about 1853 of Yelow Fever. In Rev. Ball's history of Clarke County a
beautiful Eulogy of Martha is printed, where it says she died at age 16 (p735).
Elsewhere in the book it reports that she died in 1853. On page 735 Rev. Ball
says that she "Died--On the 11th ult. of Yellow Fever...". On page 736 Rev.
Ball mentions that Martha's sister Mary died before her and that her parents
died after her (all of Yellow Fever in 1853). History of Clarke County mentions
that Martha, her Father, Mother, and sister Mary E. Savage all perished of
Yellow Fever in 1853.
14Fii.Alice A. SAVAGE.
She made a rousing speech to the Dickinson Guards in presenting them with their
flag prior to their leaving for Mobile. She was unmarried at the time, but
latter married Hon. James S. Dickinson. The text of her speech is contained in
the History of Clarke Co. by Rev. Ball (p275). Also Rev. Ball's history of
Clarke County reports that Col. Savage married Miss Mary Chapman and settled at
Grove Hill about 1834. Alice A. Savage was one of Col. Savage's 3 daughters.
These were beautiful and accomplished girls. Miss Alice, the youngest of the
household was married to the Hon. James S. Dickinson in 1868. She is a very
lovely woman, the mother of Miss Minnie Dickinson, Robert Lee, and of little
Mabel. Mrs. Amelia Pugh was as a mother for several years to Miss Alice after
the death of her father and mother. Alice married James Shelton DICKINSON, son
of Richard DICKINSON and Ann QUARLES, on 7 Jun 1868 in Home of, Isaac Grant, AL,
USA. James was born 1818 in , Spotsylvania Co, VA, USA. He died 23 Jul 1882 in
Grove Hill, , AL, USA. James S. Dickinson was an Attorney & US Congressman. He
was born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, the son of Richard and ___ (Crawford)
Dickinson. After graduating from the University of Virginia Law School in 1844,
he opened a law office at Grove Hill, Alabama. In 1844 he married his first
cousin Mary F. Dickinson, by whom he had 14 children. He married Alice A.
Savage in June 1868 after the death of his first wife. Dickinson was a Baptist,
a Mason, and a member of the Sons of Temperance. He served in the Alabama
Senate as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855. He was a presidential elector in the
John C. Breckinridge (q.v.) ticket in 1860 and supported secession. When the
Civil War began, he raised and equipped a company, but he saw little military
service. Dickinson served in the second Confederate House, defeating Charles C.
Langdon in 1864. Generally a Davis administrator supporter, he held positions
on the Claims, Commerce, and Conference Committees. After the was he returned
home and became president of the Board of Trustees of the Grove Hill Academy.
He also resumed his law practice. He died on July 23, 1882, in Grove Hill.
This information is from Owen's History of Alabama Dictionary and Alabama
Biography, III. This biography and the reference to the Owen biography
collection was found in "Biographical Dictionary of the Confederacy" by Jon L.
Wakelyn. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, c1977.
James and Alice were married in the Home of Isaac Grant in Grove Hill
Source: Clarke County, Alabama Marriage Book "B"
January 4, 1865 - November 18, 1870
Freeda Crumpton, 1987.
15Fiii.Mary E. SAVAGE died about 1853 of Yellow
16Miv.James C. SAVAGE died 1882.
He is referred to in Rev. Ball's history of Clarke County on page 542.
Jim Savage at
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