Sylvester Sage

Maleabout 1809–

Brief Life History of Sylvester

When Sylvester Sage was born about 1809, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, James Sage, was 37 and his mother, Anna Ackley, was 26. He registered for military service in 1835.

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James Sage
Anna Ackley
John Sage
Russel Harry Sage
Sylvester Sage
about 1809–
James Sage
Cynthia Sage

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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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)


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

French and English (of Norman origin): nickname for a wise, learned man, from the Old French and Middle English adjective sage ‘wise, learned, sensible’, from Latin sagus ‘prophetic’, akin to sagax ‘sharp, perceptive’. Compare Desage and Lesage .

Irish (Meath): in some cases, a variant of Savage , via the Gaelicized form Sabhaois.

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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