Monday, August 29, 2011

Reverend Eleazer Savage, Rochester, New York: Signed Autograph Album page in 1846

Page in the autograph album of "Annie" of the Rochester, New York area, signed by Rev. Eleazer Savage (or Eleazar Savage, as I also found it) in 1846 at Rochester.

Scans of other pages in the autograph album are included at the end of this post.

From online research, hopefully correct:

Eleazer Savage was born 22 July 1800 at Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Eleazer and Persis (Wilcox) Savage.  His paternal grandparents were Jonathan and Elizabeth (Ranney) Savage of Connecticut.  His maternal grandparents were Nathan and Lois (Sage) Wilcox of Middletown, Connecticut.

Young Eleazer Savage went off to Hamilton Literary and Theological Seminary in 1820 and was ordained at Rochester, New York, in 1824.  He served at times in other New York towns,  Medina, Oswego, Albion, Holley, York, and Bath.  Judging from the autograph page above, he was living at Rochester, New York, in 1846.

Eleazer Savage married Harriet, whose surname I found was Crowell or Crowl, though I don't know if this was her maiden name.  She was born about 1802 in New York.

She also signed a page in the autograph album.  Interestingly, she signed as Mrs. E. F. Savage.  I'm not sure what Eleazer's middle name was.

I found three children for the couple, but there may have been more.  

  • Charles Savage, born about 1837 in New York; I wonder if he was the Charles H. Savage of Rochester, New York, who was killed in the Civil War at Manassas
  • Harriet Louise Savage, born 21 December 1840 at Albion, New York; married Augustus Hopkins Strong, president of Rochester Theological Seminary
  • Julia Savage, born about 1843 in New York
Rev. Eleazer Savage wrote The Manual of Church Discipline, which you may read here.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

A map of Rochester, New York:

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