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David Sage

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Wales
Death: March 31, 1703 (64)
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut (Natural Causes)
Place of Burial: Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Sage and Elizabeth Sage
Husband of Elizabeth Sage and Mary Sage
Father of David Sage; Elizabeth Bull; John Sage; Jonathan Sage; Nathaniel Sage and 4 others

Occupation: as a servant to Andrew Bacon, Farmer
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Immediate Family

About David Sage

  • Gravestone inscription: aged 64.

1. David Sage1

m. (1) Feb., 1664, Elizabeth Kirby, b. Sept. S, 1646, Hartford, (John) and that explains why he took the "town pound" and built next to father Kirby. She d. "about the 23d year of her age." 

He m. (2) 1673, Marys Wilcox (SIC: WILEY) (John, John). who lived next to him on the south side and d. Dec. 7. 1711. He d. Mar. 31, 1703. His headstone and footstone, D. S., are in Riverside Cemetery, Middletown.     

The main parts of his will dated Mar. 27, 1703, are:

  • "And first I give and bequeath to my eldest son, David, that lot whereon is the frame of a house called David's lot, and that one and one-half acre lot of boggy meadow which I bought of mother, [Mrs. John Kirby, his first mother-in-law] and the one-fourth of my boggy meadow in Goose Delight, and my great wood-lot on the east side of great river.
  • "Item. I give my son John the lot whereon he hath built and doth now inhabit, with my upper lot at Pistol Point, where it buts on Scovil, and the one-fourth of my Goose Delight meadow, and my great wood lot next Wethersfield bounds.
  • "Item. My two daughters Bull and Johnson, thirty pounds in pay to each of them, to be paid at my widow's decease.
  • "Item. I give my daughter, Mercy, 50 pounds in pay-20 pounds paid as she needs it, the other 30 at her mother's decease.
  • "Item. The rest of my estate, personal and real, I leave with my wife, to be managed by my sons Jonathan and Timothy, so that she have a comfortable maintenance her natural life, and at her decease to be shared by said Jonathan and Timothy, debts and legacies paid. It is my will, further, that. my son John should have my two lots in Round Meadow." 

David Sage was a founder of Middletown, Middlesex Co, CT

According to the book "Commemorative Biographical Record of Middlesex County, Connecticut, (1903)," David Sage took 13 acres of land in Middletown, CT in the region that is know called Cromwell. His name appears on land records in 1664.

not sure these notes are entirely correct - the Elisha Sage book identifies "Elizabeth Randall Sage" as his mother in law, not mother.

  • David Sage was born in Whales, UK 1639 to John and Elizabeth (-----) Sage. . He emigrated as a youth with his mother Elizabeth, being one of the first settlers to Middletown, CT Circa 1652 . She became widowed in the process of emigrating to America circa 1652, and married John Kirby shortly after arriving. David remained under the care of Elizabeth and his step father John Kirby until 1664 when he attained majority or 25 years of age. In Feb 1664 he married his step sister Elizabeth Kirby daughter of John and Elizabeth Kirby, John Kirby's 2nd wife.

They had four children: David, 1665; John 1668; Elizabeth, 1670; and Mary, 1672.

His wife Elizabeth then dying he married,1673, Mary Wilcox. To them were born Jonathan, 1674; Timothy, 1678; Nathaniel and Marcy, 1680.

The following data from Savage’s "GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND," v. 4, p. 4, differs from the other source, "Commemorative Biographical Record of Middlesex County, Connecticut, (1903):

">David SAGE, Middletown, freem. 1667, m. Eliz. Kirby, wh. d. 1670, had David, b. 1 Feb 1665; John, b. 5 Mar. 1668; and by w. Mercy, wh. d. 7 Dec 1711, had Mary, 15 Nov. 1672; Jonathan; and Timothy, 14 Aug 1678; all nam. exc. Mary, with his w. in the will short. bef. he d. 31 Mar 1703; beside ds. Eliz. 6 June 1666, wh. m. a Bull; Mary, w. of Samuel Johnson; and Mercy, without surname, so may be presum. unm. Good est. he left to wid. Mary, and these seven ch. Descend. are num."

According to "Sages: Past and Present; Descendants of David Sage 1639," compiled by Florence Sage Nylin, 1971; David Sage m2: Mary Wiley, b Watertown, MA, d/o John and Elizabeth (Clough) Wiley. She d 7 Dec 1711 in Middletown Upper Houses, Middlesex Co, CT.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Birth: 1639, Wales Death: Mar. 31, 1703 Middlesex County Connecticut, USA

He is the patriarch of the American branch of our family. His children still know his name 362 years after his birth.

Family links:

 Elizabeth Kirby Sage (1646 - 1672)*
 Mary Wiley Sage (____ - 1680)*
 Mary Wilcox (1644 - 1711)*

 Elizabeth Sage Bull (1666 - 1726)*
 John Sage (1668 - 1751)*
 Timothy Sage (1678 - 1725)*
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Burial: Riverside Cemetery Middletown Middlesex County Connecticut, USA

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Created by: Caryl Lamont Record added: Oct 05, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 5825647

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David Sage's Timeline

Age 12
Age 12
February 20, 1660
Age 21
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
February 20, 1660
Age 21
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
February 1, 1665
Age 26
Upper House, Middletown, Middlesex, Conn
June 9, 1666
Age 27
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut
March 6, 1667
Age 28
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
November 15, 1672
Age 33
Middletown, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America