Oliver Pruden Savage
(Abt 1809-Cir 1866)


Family Links

1. Caroline Fontaine

2. Elizabeth F. Jenkins

Oliver Pruden Savage

  • Born: Abt 1809, Nansemond Co, VA.
  • Marriage (1): Caroline Fontaine
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth F. Jenkins on 24 May 1853 in Bertie Co., NC
  • Died: Cir 1866, Nansemond Co, VA. about age 57

bullet  General Notes:

Oliver Savage is living in Nansemond Co., Va. in the 1840, 1850, & 1860 Federal Census. The 1850 census, page 196B, shows a family without a wife and mother: Oliver P. Savage (41), Amanda E. E. (19), Robt R. (18), Parthena (16), Missouri O. (14), Laban T. (13), Cornelia F. (12), Martha C. (10), Willie Anna (8), Harriet J. (6), James O. (2). The 1860 census apparently shows a new wife, Elizabeth, who is the same age as Oliver's oldest daughter, Amanda. The new wife has two children by Oliver as recorded in the 1860 census. The family is listed on page 645 of the Upper Parish as: Oliver Savage (52), Elizabeth F. (29 - born in N.C.), Cornelia (21), Martha (19), Wiley Ann (17), James (12), John (3), and Theodosia (5/12). Oliver has real estate valued at $5,000 and personal property at $10,000 including 7 slaves.

The 1870 Federal Census, Virginia, Nansemond Co., Cypress Chapel, page 216 records Elizabeth F. Darden (37 - N.C.) living with an Edward B. Darden (22 - Virginia). Also in the household are John L. (13), Theodosia (10), Luther S. (6), and Elizabeth O. (4) Savage. Oliver apparently died around 1868 and Elizabeth either remarried or perhaps is living with a relative.

The 1880 Federal Census, Virginia, Nansemond Co., Cypress Chapel, District 63, page 58B confirms Elizabeth is married to Edward B. Darden. The census records Beverly Darden (32) and wife Elizabeth (48) with children John L. (23), Theodora (20), Luther (16), Elizabeth (14), Mattie (9), and Rosah (7) Darden. Only Mattie and Rorah are Darden children as the others are the children of Oliver P. Savage.

bullet  Research Notes:

From: Mark Murphy <murphy@tiaer.tarleton.edu>
Subject: for the Savage researcher
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 10:03:10 -0600

This happened to be on a page I was interested in. I don't have the book itself, only a few pages from it.

"Some wills from the burned counties of Virginia and other wills not listed in Virginia wills and administrations", by William Lindsay Hopkins, 1987
p. 104
Nansemond County
Abel Savage 7 May 1838
Son Whitmill Savage land bought of Abram Riddick. Grandson Lucuis Napolian Savage, son of David D. Savage. Son Oliver P. Savage. Daughter Mary Savage (under 21). Daughter Tracey Savage (under 21). Son-in-law Robert Pearce and his sons, David Pearce and Richard Pearce. Wit: John Harrell, John Savage, Caleb Savage. (At bottom of this copy ..."left to me by my father Luther S. Savage, who was son of Oliver P. Savage". Signed: Hannah Savage Brown of Hertford Co. NC) A Nansemond Co. deed with the will of Abel Savage dated 8 Dec 1800 between Caleb Savage, Sr. and his son, Abel Savage, describes the 100 acres as adjoining William Precious, Edward Pierce adn Bennett's Creek.
Acc. 25016 Savage Family Papers
Mark A. Murphy


Oliver married Caroline Fontaine, daughter of Unknown and Unknown. (Caroline Fontaine was born circa 1810 and died circa 1847 in Nansemond Co., VA.)


Oliver next married Elizabeth F. Jenkins on 24 May 1853 in Bertie Co., NC. (Elizabeth F. Jenkins was born about 1831 in North Carolina and died after 1880 in Nansemond Co, VA..)

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