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Robert Savory Family: Sixth Generation


Daniel Savory; son of Samuel, son of Chase, son of Robert, son of William, son of Robert, was born March 24, 1789. He married April 8, 1813, Mary Straw, and died September 30, 1853. His wife died May 1, 1864. He settled on a farm near the foot of Kearsarge Mountain in what is called the Gore in Warner, N. H. The compiler has in his possession an old bond given by him. It is reproduced below


" Know all Men by theese preasents, that I, Daniel Savery, of Kearsarge Gore, in the County of Hillsborough and State of Newhampshire, Yeoman, do stand firmly bound unto Samuel Savery (my Honoured Father) of said Kearsarge Gore in the Sum of five hundred Dollars to the payment of which sum I bind myself, my heirs, Executors or administrators firmly by theese preasents the conditions 0f this obligation is such that if I, Daniel Savery, do faithfully and punctually pay and discharge all the debts which were contracted by my Honoured Father, Samuel Savery, prior to the first Day of January, 1814, within one year from this Date, then this bond is to be nul and voyd, otherwise to be in full force and virtue, in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this seventh Day of March, A. D., one thousand, eight hundred and fourteen.
Signed, Sealed and
Dilivered in pressents of DANIEL SAVORY.

Robert Savory,
Rebekah Savory.

Daniel Savory had the following children:

  1. Leonard N., born September 12, 1819, died September 16, 1823.

  2. Emily B., born July 15, 1821, killed in the tornado, September 9, 1821.

  3. Albert L., born August 16, 1822, died September 26, 1823.

  4. Cyrus Pettee, born July 21, 1824.

  5. Pluma F., born October, 1826, married May 26, 1859, Horace Stanley. He died March 18, 1888.

  6. Lucy, born January 24, 1830, died December 25, 1892. She married William Montgomery, September 22, 1850, and had the following children:

    1. Albert Montgomery; born August 11, 1851, married May 4, 1882, Susie Russell and has had the following children:

      1. Ida Louisa, born May 25, 1886.

      2. Henry Bailey, born February 23, 1889.

      3. Agnes Lucy, born January 4, 1891.

      4. Scott, born August 20, 1892.

    2. Jerome Montgomery, born September 12, 1854, married Eliza J. Dunbar, July 3, 1879, and has had the following children:

      1. William Lee, born October 3, 1887.

      2. Earl Roger, born April 21, 1894.

    3. Scott Montgomery, born November 17, 1856, married Mary R. Clough November 8, i900, and has one child, John Alvaro, born August 1, 1901.

    4. Guy Montgomery, born February 28, 1860, died February 11, 1899. He married December 24, 1884, Nellie E. Martin. She died March 26, 1897. They had one child, Lucy Savory, born February 4, 1893.

    5. Levie, born January 1, 1864, died July 17, 1865. vi. Clara A., born November 20, 1869, died July 12, 1870.

      At the time the great tornado swept through Warner, N. H., Sunday, September 9, 1821, Daniel Savory's house stood right in its path. Hearing a fearful rumbling in the heavens, Samuel Savory, aged 72, the father of Daniel (who was away), hastened upstairs to close the windows. The women of the household started to his assistance, when the house whirled above their heads and instantly rose into the air, while that which was left behind, timbers, bricks, etc., literally buried six of the family in the ruins. The body of the aged father, Samuel Savory, was found at a distance of six rods from the house where his head had been dashed against a stone and he had been killed instantly. Elizabeth, his wife, was very much injured by the timbers that fell upon her. Mrs. Daniel Savory was fearfully bruised, and the infant, Emily B., whom she held in her arms, was killed. The family were extricated by the assistance of the elder Mrs. Savory, who though very considerably injured, had the most surprising strength in removing timbers and bricks, beneath which could be faintly heard the cries and moans of the sufferers.

      Daniel Savory's buildings were not only levelled, but the materials and contents were dashed into ten thousand pieces and scattered in every direction. Carts, wagons, sleighs, plows, sleds, were carried a considerable distance, and so broken and shattered as to be fit only for fuel. Stone walls were levelled, and rocks weighing four or five hundred pounds were taken out of their beds by the force of the wind. An elm tree, near where old Mr. Savory fell, that was a foot at least in diameter (some say seventeen inches), and too strongly rooted to yield, was twisted like a withe to the ground, and lay prostrate like a wilted weed. Logs that were bedded in the ground, fifty to sixty-five feet long, were not heavy enough to retain their places. Not an apple or forest tree was left standing.

      The house of Robert Savory stood very near this place, and that also was utterly demolished. Mrs. Robert Savory said that she anticipated a shower and went into a bedroom to take up a child, and was conscious of nothing more till she found herself among timbers and ruins, greatly bruised but the child unhurt, her husband buried altogether in the bricks with the exception of his head, and two children completely covered by the splinters and rubbish. This family of eight persons were all hurt, but none dangerously.

      There were twenty-four hives of bees at the Robert Savory place, perhaps. the property of both families. The ground was sweetened with honey for half a mile, but no hive and no sign of a bee has been seen since. Furniture and crockery were smashed and scattered about everywhere, as were also the legs, wings and heads of fowls. Several acres of corn and potatoes adjacent to the buildings were swept off clean, not leaving an ear, save at some distance, a few in heaps. One barn was taken up whole, and after being carried several rods, went to pieces and flew like feathers in every direction. The Savorys and Abner Watkins had captured a bear and had chained him to a sill of Robert Savory's barn. Though the barn was entirely destroyed to its foundation, the sill to which the bear was chained, being a cross sill and bedded into the ground, remained in its place, and the bear was unhurt.

      No person could conceive, without visiting the spot, the horrors of that instant-it was but an instant, when houses, barns, trees, fences, fowls, etc., were all lifted from the earth in to the bosom of the whirlwind, and anon dashed into a thousand pieces, a few large stones remaining in their places, and others strewed on each side for several feet indicated where a stone wall had stood ; a few fragments of timber and a small quantity of hay, which had since been gathered together, denoted the place where stood the barns; a few timbers and bricks, and at one place, the floor remained of what composed the dwellings of the two Savorys; and the feathers here and there discovered in the dust, showed that the very fowls of heaven that had often sported with the clouds, could not fly the swift destruction.