SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, dated 31 March 1848, signed by
Died, in Winston county, Miss, December 25, 1847, John S. Savage. He was
born in Edgefield dist., professed religion at a camp-meeting near Covington in
Newton co. Ga., 15 Oct 1831; and has ever since been a worthy and acceptable
member of the M. E. Church. His sufferings were great during his sickness (he
died of cancer); but he ever evinced that calm resignation of mind which
characterizes the humble Christian. He was not only thoughtful and interested
in the cause of Christ and his own eternal welfare, when he saw the cold hands
of death would soon usher him into eternity, but from the time of his
profession until his death, he so conducted himself that his walk was a
practical comment upon the Christian religion. He was an affectionate husband,
a kind father, and good citizen. He left a wife and four children to mourn
Original in the Carolinia Library of the University of South Carolina.
The Methodist Minister (William H. Crawford) who submitted the obituary to the
newspaper was a first cousin to James Anderson Savage's wife. The
Reverend Crawford's father Peter Crawford was a brother to Elizabeth "Betty"
Shaw Savage's mother Drucilla Crawford Shaw.
Thanks to Jim Savage for providing this obituary.