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Savage Family History


This cemetery is located on private property in the Wadsworth area.
This information was provided by Barbara Stell Holloway.


Greenberry Savage, Father, Apr. 8, 1855 - Feb. 28, 1938
Amanda Jane Savage, Mother, Nov. 11, 1861 - Feb. 27, 1898

Pioneer Citizen To Be Buried In Family Plot
Green Savage, Leaves Host of Friends To Mourn.

Mr. Green Savage, 82, one of the oldest of the county's list of earlier settlers, will be laid to rest in the family burial ground south of Bay City this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Walker-Matchett will be in charge of the arrangements. The services under the direction of Reverent Ernest Deutsch, assisted by Rev. Connell, will be from the home of Mrs. H. T. Cartwright, daughter of Mr. Savage.

Besides his wife, Mr. Savage is survived by four sons, Stuart, Robert, Morris, Hamilton and five daughters, Mrs. H. T. Cartwright, Mrs. H. G. Gilmore, Mrs. Foster Milner, Mrs. Lilie Belle Newton and Miss Ivy Savage.

Pallbearers will be Messrs. Oscar Barber, Amos Lee, Harris Milner, A. S. Collins, P. G. Secrest, A. Huebner.

The Daily Tribune, March 1, 1938

Amanda Jane Savage

Died at the family home about ten miles south of Bay City last Sunday morning, Amanda J., wife of Greenberry Savage, age 37 years. Her remains were deposited in the family burial grounds near the home, the Rev. J. J. Callaway conducting the services.

So sudden was her death, without scarcely a warning, that her friends here did not credit the report, but when they realized its truthfulness, that the spirit of that universally loved woman had winged its flight beyond the dark water of death, heads bowed in grief, tears flowed and sympathy was expressed on every side. Reared in this county, known to every one of the older citizens, greatly loved by relatives and highly esteemed by everyone, her death was one deplored in every home in the county.

Deceased was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Franz, was born in this county on Nov. 11th, 1861. Was married to Mr. Greenberry Savage on Nov. 28th 1878. During the ministry of Rev. J. G. Collins she joined the Methodist church and up to her death was ever a faithful member and a zealous working in the cause of Christ. No appeal for aid or succor was ever made to this good Christian mother, but found a cheerful response, and many a weary foot and aching head, though stranger he be, found her home a haven of rest. When the final summons came she was ready and surrounded by her loving husband and all of her children, excepting Miss Beulah who was attending school at Wharton, she with a soft farewell went to receive the reward awaiting a noble, self sacrificing and Christian life. In this sad hour, when the mist hangs low and thick and when the burden of sorrow is almost too heavy to bear, the heartfelt sympathy of all our people go out to the stricken father and motherless children.

Newspaper unknown, February 27, 1878

Infant Gilmore

Three sons of Jackson Calvin Pigg and Lubia Ann Thompson Pigg Yates Massey are buried at the Savage Family Cemetery. The Savage family had two of the names as Eddie and Bennie, but Bennie must have been David or Homer.

David Pigg
May 21, 1899 - May 31, 1899 - Pigg family records

Eddie Pigg
November 16, 1897 - October 7, 1899

Mr. Pigg's little boy was laid to rest in the Savage cemetery last Saturday., Weekly Visitor, Friday, October 13, 1899

Homer Pigg
May 27, 1900 - May 27, 1900 - Pigg family records

1900 Census - Matagorda County, Texas
Jack Pigg, b Jan 1860, age 40, b TN, married 4 years
Lubia A. Pigg, b Feb 1879, age 21, b GA, married 4 years, 3 children & 0 living

Boggy Begorrahs

J. C. Pigg is hauling pumpkins to Mrs. Fondon's place where he expects to stay the coming year. The Matagorda County Tribune, December 2, 1899

Boggy Begorrahs

Mr. Pigg is putting corn in the ground. Matagorda County Tribune, February 24, 1900


Another son born in Matagorda or Wharton County, Texas
Oscar Pigg
March 12, 1902 - May 22, 1907

1910 Census - Hamilton County, Texas
Jack C. Pigg, 52, married twice, second time 13 yrs, b TN, general farmer
Lubia A. Pigg, 31, married once, 13 years, b GA, mother of 8 children & 4 living
Bessie Pigg, 6, b TX
Myrtle Pigg, 5, b TX
Lela Pigg, 3, b TX
Clabourn Pigg, 2/12, b TX

Death Certificate
J. C. Pigg b January 4, 1858 in Wayne Co., TN - d July 22, 1917 in Hamilton Co., TX
Living in Jonesboro
Father: Wash Pigg b TN [George Washington Pigg]
Mother: Emily Nance b TN
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Aleman, Hamilton Co, TX

1920 Census - Hamilton County, Texas
Jim Yates, 26, b KY
Lubia Yates, 38, b GA
Lela Pigg, 12, b AR
J. C. Pigg, 9, b TX
Loyd Pigg, 7, b TX
Myrl Pigg, 4 1/2, b TX
John Yates, brother of Jim, 18, b KY

Lubia A. Thompson
Born: February 24 1879
Died: October 29, 1967
d/o Asberry Thompson & Mary Powell Thompson
Married 1st: Jack C. Pigg
Married 2nd: James Valentine Yates (1898 - 1941)
Married 3rd: George B. Massey
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton County, TX
Bessie Lee Pigg Yates
d/o Jack & Lubia Thompson Yates
b November 28, 1903 in Wharton County, TX
d January 4, 1999 in Hamilton County, TX
Married: Gus Davis Yates (1897 -  1979)
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton County, TX

Myrtle Pigg
d/o Jack & Lubia Thompson Yates
b March 19, 1905, Collin Co., TX
d December 26, 1914

Lela Emily Pigg
d/o Jack & Lubia Thompson Yates
b April 14, 1907, Sebastian Co., AR
d January 24, 2001, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas
Married: Basil Bert Hitt (1896 - 1977)

Clayborn Washington Pigg
s/o Jack & Lubia Thompson Yates
b 1910, TX
d August 13, 1949, Erath Co, TX

Loyd J. Pigg
s/o Jack & Lubia Thompson Yates
b September 8, 1912, Evergreen, Hamilton Co, TX
d October 22, 1996, Hamilton, Hamilton Co, TX

Mr. Maye


Ella Cartwright

Ella Cartwright

Miss Ella Cartwright, who came from Campbell, Texas to this county several months ago for the benefit of her health and to visit her uncle, Mr. P. Cartwright, died at her uncle's home on Boggy Sunday, April 22, at 12 o'clock of consumption. Enterment took place at the Savage cemetery Monday. The Visitor extends condolence to the bereaved relatives.

Weekly Visitor, Bay City, Texas, April 27, 1900 

Lizzie Watkins

Emma Smith


Julia N. Way

Julia N. Way, Mother, 1855 - 1938
(Mother of Fannie Fite)

Mrs. Julia Way

Mrs. Julia Way passed away at her home southwest of Bay City yesterday morning at 7 a. m.

Mrs. Way had been a resident of Matagorda County for a good many years.

Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon at 3 p. m. with Rev. R. E. Connell officiating.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Walker-Matchett Funeral Home, burial in the Savage Cemetery.

The Daily Tribune, July 12, 1938

Julia and her only child, Fannie Belle, were living in Lavaca County, Texas in 1880 with her sister and brother-in-law, M. J. and R. L. Martin. Fannie was listed as "Belle" age 4. The census indicates Julia was born in Texas and her sister, M. J. (c1845) in Alabama as were their parents.

Fannie B. Fite

Fannie Bell Fite 1876 - 1945

Fannie Bell Way Fite was the only child of Julia N. Way. On December 20, 1893 in Caldwell County, Texas, Fannie  was married to James Fite. According to the 1900 Matagorda County census, James was born in March 1870 in Louisiana.

Died February 12, 1945 in San Antonio
Half sister - Mrs. Alice Arabella

Sexton News

Mrs. Curtis Cone, of Gulf, and Mrs. Reginald Sterry of Wallis, visited Mrs. Fanny Fite and her mother, Mrs. Way, Christmas day. -- Matagorda County Tribune, December 31, 1936

Luther Fite

Luther Fite, Son, 1896 - 1899

Son of Fannie Bell Fite

Some of the people buried in this cemetery were neighbors of
Greenberry and Amanda Savage.
Pictures are courtesy of Betty Ryman.


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