Upton Brewston Savage & His Wife, Louisa Inks Savage family photo
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Upton Brewston Savage & His Wife, Louisa Inks

When Upton was about 17, he was told by his father to go to town and sell a certain wagon of corn. However, on his way, he encountered an Indian family at Fort Necessity, and fell in love with "Little Moonbeam." He bargained with her father and got to take her home for that wagon load of corn. Imagine his father's shock! Upton's family did not allow the couple to marry until they were of age, so she was taken in by John F. and Julia A. Inks until they were allowed to marry. The marriage took place 22 July 1860 in Fayette Springs, Fayette County, PA. Upton & Louisa had 11 children, of whom Mary Belle Savage was the eldest, and whose pictures and story follow. Upton and Louisa died ca 1923 or 1924 and are buried at the Samson Methodist chapel Cemetery in Farmington, PA. ... show more

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Does anyone know more details about Little Moonbeam. If I am correct she was my great,great grandmother and I would like to know more about her. Which tribe did she belong to?
Aug 22, 2012 5:50 am reply
Little Moonbeam was also my great great grandmother. I would also like to know more about her. My great grandmother was Mary Belle Savage and my grandfather was Russell Bennett.
Feb 24, 2013 4:50 pm reply
My grandfather was Francis Marion Umbel (married to Margaret Kitta Umbel), his mother was Elizabeth Savage, his father was also Francis Marion Umbel.
Feb 24, 2013 5:28 pm reply
Photo taken at Farmington Fayette County, Pennsylvania on
Upton Brewston Savage & His Wife, Louisa Inks

Upton Brewston Savage

Born: July 1841
Died: unknown