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John Savage (1650) / Elizabeth (Dubbin) Savage

Name: John Savage

Birth: England, specific date & location unknown (Family of John Savage/Savage, 1894).

Emigration: “Whence John Savage came, where and when he landed in America, are alike unknown to his descendants ... it is probable that he came from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and thence moved to Hartford.”(Family of John Savage/Savage, 1894).

Death: March 6, 1684/5, Middletown, Conn. (Family of John Savage/Savage, 1894)

Occupation & Public Service: Townsman, 1657; one of seven organizers of First Congegational Church, Sept. 4, 1668.(Family of John Savage/Savage, 1894) Sergeant in the Train Band, 1654.(FFS)

Marriage: m. Elizabeth Dubbin (Dublin, D’Aubin), February 10, 1652, Hartford, Conn. (b. about 1631, unknown; & d. 1696, Middletown, Conn.) (Family of John Savage/Savage, 1894)

Children: 11 children between 1652-1676.(MVR, BCVR, Family of John Savage/Savage, 1894) (See in-depth profile in Member Area for details.)


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The First Meeting House, Middletown, Conn. The engraving below by W.C. Butler was a fanciful illustration for David Field's Centennial Address published in 1853. In 1939 the image was used on the title page of The Log Cabin Myth by Harold R. Shurtleff. Surrounding the engraving are signatures of some of the first settlers as found on wills and deeds by Charles C. Adams in preparation of Middletown Upper Houses (1908).