Friday, February 7, 2014

Elizabeth Jane Savage Thomas





Elizabeth Jane Savage is my husband's 3rd great grandmother.  She was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania on 1 May 1821 to Henry and Elizabeth (Frantz) Savage.  









Elizabeth married Joseph Thomas(#2 of 52) on 19 June 1854 and they had the following children:
  1. Daniel W. Thomas
  2. John W. Thomas
  3. Joshua Eugene Thomas
  4. Parvin Oscar Thomas
  5. Ella G. Thomas
  6. William James Thomas
  7. Anna E. Thomas
When Joseph was killed in April of 1865 in the Civil War Elizabeth continued to take care of their children.  She did not remarry.  She remained in Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania where I found them in the 1860 Census.  From the List of Pensioners I found that in 1883 Elizabeth was getting $8.00 a month to care for her family. 


Elizabeth died in April of 1890 and she is buried in Dodson Cemetery in Huntington Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with other members of her husbands family.

I don't know anything else about Elizabeth.  I do however have the pension file to go through more thoroughly and hopefully I will be able to learn a little more about Elizabeth.
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