Biography of Foster W. Savidge
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FOSTER W. SAVIDGE, son of Reuben and Jane (Clawson) Savidge, is a native of Somerset County, N. J., born September 7, 1816. His parents were natives of the same State, and migrated to Ohio in 1824, settling in Muskingum County, removing to this county in 1834. His father died in 1855, sixty six years of age; his mother in 1862, seventy five years of age. Of their sixteen children but two are living, Lewis C. and Foster S. The latter, who is the subject of this notice, at the age of twenty one went to Zanesville, where he engaged in milling three years. Returning home he was married, January 16, 1845, to Miss Julia A. Kirts, of Marion, Ohio, a native of Maryland Their children are Laura L., George W., William, Charles F., Sarah, Jane, Elizabeth A., Michael K. and Daniel W. The latter, also Charles F., is deceased. After his marriage, Mr. Savidge removed to the cranberry marsh in this county, where he resided five years, gathering as many as 3,100 baskets of this fruit in one season. In 1853, he purchased land in this township, where he now resides, owning 100 acres, which he values at $100 per acre. He also owns 130 acres in Marion County, and has been a farmer for the past forty years. In politics, Mr. Savidge is a Republican.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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