Henry Savage and his wife Sarah Power Savage left England on March 12, 1854 with their children John Ebenezer, Sarah, Kezziah, Moroni, and Jamima. They arrived in New Orleans on May 2, 1854 and arrived in Utah in October 1854. Five more children were born to Henry and Sarah in Utah - Rachel, Ebenezer, Alma, Cornelius and Nephi Miles. Ebenezer was my Great Grandfather.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
"Had Mother Obeyed Her Husband's Counsel..."
Sarah Rosina Savage Tervort
Sarah Rosina Savage married Henry Tervort on September 4, 1862 in Payson, Utah. Shortly after they were married, Henry Tervort appeared at his in-law's with a wagon load of sagebrush. Sarah Rosina ("Rose") wanted her mother (also named Sarah - ugh!) to come and visit. Here is the account of the story from the book, "Henry Savage and his Family"
"...Father advised her not to try to climb upon the load of sage brush, but she, being of a strong will insisted on going. So Henry tried to help her up. She stood on the double tree and her son-in-law took her by the hand and assisted all he could; but on leaving the double tree she could not get a firm footing in the loose brush. She slipped back and fell right under the heels of the mules, dragging Henry off the load also. The team was frightened and ran away. The loaded wagon went over Mother's body and she was seriously injured internally. For some time her life was dispaired of but finally she took a turn for the better and recovered, otherwise, the writer of this biography could not well have been here.
Brother Moroni told me not long before he died that father seemed to be inspired of impending danger and he regarded it as a warning to heed counsel. Had Mother obeyed her husband's counsel she would have been spared that dreadful ordeal."
Sarah Power Savage
I love that phrase, "Had Mother obeyed her husband's counsel she would have been spared that dreadful ordeal." Did father always know best? Was it ever "normal" for the husband to "obey" the counsel of the wife?
"Mother" (Sarah Power Savage) was also described as "being of a strong will..." Definitely a trait that I inherited, maybe to my peril!