Sylvester Sage

about 1809–
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sylvester

When Sylvester Sage was born about 1809, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, James Sage, was 36 and his mother, Anna Ackley, was 23. He registered for military service in 1835.

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Family Time Line

James Sage
1773–1857
Anna Ackley
1786–1875
John Sage
1803–1892
Russel Harry Sage
1808–1854
Sylvester Sage
1809–
James Sage
1818–1862

Parents and Siblings

    James Sage

    Male1773–1857Male

    Female1786–1875Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 3

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 35

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a wise man, from Middle English, Old French sage ‘learned’, ‘sensible’, from Latin sagus ‘prophetic’, akin to sagax ‘sharp’, ‘perceptive’.2 Irish: variant of Savage , via the Gaelicized form Sabhaois.3 German: habitational name from a place near Oldenburg, so named from an old word, sege ‘sedge’, ‘reed’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Sylvester L Sage, "United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914"
  • Sylvester F A Sage, "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934"

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