John Savage
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John Savage (1652 - 1726)

Capt. John Savage
Born in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 30 May 1682 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticutmap
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  • Captain - SAR Membership 56131[1][2]

Captain of north train band of Middletown, 1711[3]


  • Date: 2 Dec 1652 | Place Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA[4][5][2][6]


  • Date: 25 Jun 1662 | Place: Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA


  1. Mary Ranney - 30 May 1682 | Place: Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA[7][8][6][4][9]

Marriage only to Mary Ranney captured in Family of John Savage of Middletown, Conn[10]


  • Date: 31 Oct 1726 | Place: Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA[1][4][2] or Cromwell, Connecticut at age 73 years. [11][12]



  • Date: 31 Oct 1726 | Place: Old Cemetery, Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, [12]

The Will of Capt. John Savage

THE WILL OF JOHN SAVAGE dated 11 April 1724 in Middletown, CT[13]

I, John Savage of Middletown, do make this my last will and testatment: I give unto my wife my now dwelling house and barn and the land adjoining, with pasture; also give her 4 1-2 acres of land lying on the near Neck, on the west side of sd. Neck; also I give to my wife 1-3 part of my moveable estate within doors, she taking that that suits her best; also I give her two cows, six sheep and four swine; this I give her during her natural life. I give unto my son Thomas the house he now lives in, to be his at my decease, and my now dwelling house and barn and the land ad joining to them (after his mother's decease), so far as the southernmost fence and west of the fence that divides the pasture from the upland and orchard; also I give him a one-half of my pasture at home, his half to be on the north side of sd. pasture next the highway, he allowing his brother William a passway to go through his part of sd. lot to cart or drive creatures, if need be; also I give him the 1-2 of my long meadow and half of my long meadow swamp and half of my upland on the east side of the Neck, yet I gave his mother during her natural life, he is to have it after his mother's decease; also I give him the 1-2 of my lott at Sider Hill, to be equally divided between him and his brother William after my decease; also I give to my son Thomas 1-2 of my land in the Boggy Meadow and Further Neck and Round Meadow, half of each parcell; also I give him the 1-2 of my land in the northwest quarter, to be equally divided between him and his brother William after my decease; all this I give to my son Thomas and his heirs, he paying to his sisters the sum or sums after specified in this will. I give to my son William the home lott where his house now stands; also I give him the 1-2 of my pasture at home, south part of it; also give him the other half of the several parcells of land described as given to Thomas. And further, I give to my two sons Thomas and William all my carpenter tools and all my tool tackling and husbandry tools. I give to my five daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel and Marcey, all my household goods, 2-3 of sd. goods at my decease and the other third after my wife's decease; and also all my cattle, sheep and swine, excepting only those that I have given to my wife. And what the household goods and stock doth fall short of 60 pounds for each daughter, my will is that my two sons Thomas and William shall make up to their five sisters above named the sum of 60 pounds to each sister with what they have already received, in consideration of their having all my land. And further, my will is that my two sons Thomas and William shall have all my lands that are not particularly disposed of in this will, both divided and undivided, to be equally divided between them. And further, my will is that my two sons Thomas and William pay to their sisters 25 pounds a year after my decease, until they have paid them in full of what I have given my daughters in this my will. I appoint my two sons Thomas and William executors.
Witness: Jacob White JOHN SAVAGE, L.S. Samuel Stowe, John Warner Court Record, Page 139-6.
December 1726: Will now exhibited by Thomas Savage and William Savage, sons of the decd. and executors named in the will.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Family Data Collection - Deaths | Name Captain John Savage | Death Date 31 Oct 1726 | City Middletown | County Middlesex | State CT | Country USA
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 | Name Captain John Savage | SAR Membership 56131 | Birth Date 1 Dec 1652 | Death Date 31 Oct 1726 | Mother Elizabeth Dabbin | Spouse Mary Ramsey | Children William Savage
  3. Family of John Savage of Middletown, Conn. by James Francis Savage. 1894. Pg. 10
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting. | Name John Savage | Gender Male | Birth Date 2 Dec 1652 | Birth Place Middletown, Mddlsx, Connecticut, USA | Death Date 31 Oct 1726 | Marriage Date 30 May 1682 | Marriage Place Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut | Father John Savage | Mother Elizabeth Dubbin/Dublin | Spouse Mary Ranney | Children Rachel Savage | Spouse Father Thomas Ranney | Spouse Mother Mary Hubbard
  5. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) | Name John Savage | Birth Date 1652 | Birthplace Connecticut | Volume 153 | Page Number 363 | Reference A genealogical dict. of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692. By James Savage. Boston. 1861. (4v. )v.4:24-5 Savage-Wilcox:109, 147
  6. 6.0 6.1 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 | Name John Savage | Gender Male | Birth Place CT | Birth Year 1652 | Spouse Name Mary Ranney | Spouse Birth Year 1665 | Marriage Year 1682 | Marriage State CT | Number Pages 1
  7. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 | Name John Savage | Gender Male | Birth Place CT | Birth Year 1652 | Spouse Name Mary Ranney | Spouse Birth Place CT | Spouse Birth Year 1665 | Marriage Year 1682 | Number Pages 4
  8. Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) for Mary Ranney
  9. Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
  10. Family of John Savage of Middletown, Conn. by James Francis Savage. 1894. Pg. 10
  11. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library. | Name Captain Ohn Savage | Birth Date abt 1653 | Death Date 30 Oct 1726 | Age at Death 73 | Cemetery Old Cromwell Cemetery | Burial Place Cromwell, Connecticut
  13. A Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records. 1723 to 1729. Hartford District, 1700-1729. Vol. II. n.p., 1906. (Recorded in Vol. XII, page 57-61)

See also:

  • Adams, Charles Collard. Middletown Upper Houses, A History of the North Society of Middletown, Connecticut, From 1650 to 1800, With Genealogical and Biographical Chapters on Early Families and A Full Genealogy of the Ranney Family. (New York: The Grafton Press Genealogical Publishers, 1908), 158. digital image.
  • Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members ~ This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files.
  • Savage, James Francis. Family of John Savage of Middletown, Conn., 1652 (David Clapp & Son, Boston, 1894) Page 9-10

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I have read the biography and the SAR Membership 56131 information has the spouse name as Mary Ramsey. That is the only place that I have seen that name used. Family Search has Ranney as her surname as well as her father's surname back a couple of generations. Just wondering if this needs to be looked at more closely.
posted by Al Clements
There were at least two John Savages in New England in the last half of the 1600's.

One was born, died, married and had children in Middletown, CT. (Savage-116)

Another, (Savage-3188), lived in Rehoboth, MA, married Sarah Bowen with all children born in Rehoboth as documented by Barbour:

Elizabeth, of John, Jan. 16, 1672

Sary, March 10 or 13, 1674

Elizabeth, Jan. 11, 1675

Mary, June 5, 1678

John of Middletown's profile (Savage-116) states he never married Sarah Bowen (source 11 in John's profile)

All of the children of John of Middletown are children of Mary Ranny and are born in Middletown, CT.

The children of John of Rehoboth, MA are all born in Rehoboth, MA.

John of Middletown did not marry Sarah Bowen and Sarah should be removed as a wife.

Can we do this?

posted by David Holbrook
I believe Sarah Bowden likely should be disconnected as a wife of John Savage. Sarah Bowen was the wife of John Savage of Rehoboth, MA (Savage-3188). Savage-3188 has weak sources but Sarah Bowen as wife is consistent among them. It is clear there were two John Savages alive at this time.
posted by David Holbrook

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