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Hardships of the Early Natchez Emigrants

Taking the reader with us, to the settlements of the distant Natchez region, he will find that emigrants continued to pour in, upon those fertile hills and alluvial bottoms, from all parts of “his majesty’s Atlantic plantations.” Many were the hardships and perils they encountered, in reaching this remote and comparatively uninhabited region. It is believed that the history of one party of these emigrants will enable the reader to understand what kind of hardships and deprivations all the others were forced to undergo. Major General Phineas Lyman, a native of Durham, a graduate of Yale, a distinguished lawyer, and a member of the legislature of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, became commander of the Connecticut forces in 1755. He served with so much distinction, during the Canadian war, that he was invited, by persons high in office, to visit England. He had formed an association composed of his brothers in arms, called the “Military Adventurers,” whose design was, the colonization of a tract of country upon the Mississippi. He sailed to England, as agent for this company, with the sanguine, yet reasonable hope, that the King would make the grant. Arriving there he found, to his astonishment, that land in a wilderness was refused to those who had fought so valiantly for it, and whose contemplated establishment would have formed a barrier against enemies, who might seek to acquire it. In his own country Lyman had never solicited favor, otherwise than by faithful public services. The coolness which he now experienced deeply mortified him — his spirits sank, and he lost all his former energy. Shocked at the degradation...

1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George A. Godsmark, George Wigent, Daniel Place, John J. DeWitt, Jay Henderson, William H. Barr, Josephus Sanborn, John C. Thomas, Michael Hamill, William Mitchell, Henry Thrall, William Motter, George Upright, Thomas J. Hitchcock, Asa Goodrich, Charles Albright, George Hoag, David Wise,...

Biographical Sketch of A. O. Sage, D. D. S.

A. O. Sage, D. D. S. Among Concordia’s men of talent, integrity and professional skill is Dr. A. O. Sage, who is the oldest and most successful dentist of that city. He is not only expert in the mechanical practice of dentistry, but also thoroughly deserves the title Doctor of Dentistry and his experience and work make him an honor to the profession. His ambition since early years had been to master every detail of the dental profession, and the success which had attended his efforts is best evidenced by the extensive practice he enjoys. Doctor Sage had been in active practice at Concordia since January 1, 1893. Kansas had been his home since 1882. He was born at Bloomington, Illinois, in May, 1864, a son of Samuel and Emma Sage. His father died in Illinois and in 1882 the widowed mother and her four children came to Kansas. Doctor Sage received most of his public school education in Illinois, and he had to earn his own way and pay his own expenses while preparing for a professional career. Entering the Kansas City Dental College, after a thorough course he was graduated in 1891, and after two years of experience elsewhere he located permanently at Concordis. Doctor Sage is an active member of the Knights of Pythias and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. In May, 1892, he was happily married to Miss Beatrice Jones. They have one daughter, Lueile. Doctor Sage by a former marriage had a son...

Biography of Samuel Sage

The name Sage had been very prominently identified with Shawnee County, particularly in the community around Dover, for a half century or more. The family is one that would prove a valuable contribution to any community. They have been upright and conscientious citizens, have done their share of the development work connected with the raising of a new country to the best standards of civilization, and there is probably not a single member of the family who had not pulled his own weight in the world. The first of this particular family to come from Somersetshire, England, the original seat of the family, to America was Arthur Sage. His parents were Samuel and Elizabeth (Davis) Sage. Arthur located in Onondaga County, New York. His experience in the New World was very gratifying, and the reports he sent back home caused his father Samuel to also come to America. He too was favorably impressed, and about the year 1849 he sent for the other members of the family to join him. Samuel Sage was twice married. None of the children of his first wife ever lived in America. One son of the first marriage was named Aaron and he gained distinction by being selected a member of the Queen’s Guard. The children of Samuel Sage by his second marriage were: Arthur; Ann, who married Simon Mayne; John; Alfred; Mark; Samuel; Aaron; Elizabeth, who married Edward Stock; and Walter. The only one of all these children who never lived in Kansas was Walter. Walter enlisted in Battery F of the Third New York Light Artillery early in the war, and died...

Biographical Sketch of Aaron Sage

Aaron Sage, one of the sons of Samuel and Elizabeth (Davis) Sage, had long been a well known resident of the Dover community. He was born in England March 18, 1841, and was eight years of age when brought to America by his parents. Reared on a farm, with meager educational opportunities, he had given the best years of his life to the agricultural industry. He is an honored veteran of the Civil war, having served his time before coming to Kansas. He enlisted and was mustered in December 13, 1861, in Battery F of the Third New York Light Artillery, and remained in service more than three years, receiving his honorable discharge at Hilton Head, South Carolina, March 11, 1865. He was with his battery in the siege of Charleston, at Whitehall and Kingston, North Carolina, and made a very honorable record as a soldier. It was in May, 1865, when he arrived in Kansas with his father. For a time he worked as a farm hand. He laid the modest foundation of prosperity by hauling butter to market with a team of oxen. This was a business which required a great deal of enterprise and hustle. He had to get up in the middle of the night, and did not return from his daily trip until long after darkness set in. In the summer of 1865 Mr. Sage married Eliza (Smith) Dennett. Their five children were: George; Fred; Clark; Minnie, Mrs. Bert Bundy; and one that died unnamed in infancy. Mr. Aaron Sage had made life a success in every sense of the word. He owned a...

Biographical Sketch of Chas. M. Sage

The hardware establishment conducted by the above named gentleman in the Bowen stone building is one of the most progressive business houses in the city, having built up in the last two years a very large and influential patronage. He carries a general line embracing shelf and heavy hardware, stoves and house furnishings, miners’ supplies, and powder. Mr. Sage has made the hardware business a life’s study, and there is probably no merchant in that line better posted than he. His aim has been to conduct a model store and to be convinced that he has not fallen short of the mark one need only visit his salesroom. He has a great number of desirable agencies, such as the “Giant” powder, which has greater execution and less fumes than any other manufactured. Also the “Canton” steel, guaranteed to be the equal of Jessop’s famous English steel, at a much less cost. in stoves and ranges he carries the “Universal” line, manufactured by Cribben, Sexton & Co., who give a fifteen years’ guarantee with every one turned out of the factory. To Mr. Sage is largely due the origination of low prices in his line, and the patronage he enjoys is but a natural...

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