As researched and compiled by Bertie Alice Smith & Dale Savell
Submitted by Roy Traster.
Generation No. 1
William Savell, born abt. 1750, possibly in South Carolina; he died in Georgia. William married Lucy (Unknown) Savell, possibly in South Carolina. Lucy died in Georgia.
Notes on William and Lucy Savell.
Note: William and Lucy Savell and their four sons, Aaron, William, Moses and John were on the 1790 census in South Carolina. Sometime between 1790 and 1800, William and his family moved to Franklin County, Georgia, where they were on the tax rolls from 1800 to 1808.
Note: Three of William and Lucy's sons, Aaron, Moses and John, crossed Cherokee Territory into Mississippi late in 1808 – Aaron in Fair River, Lawrence County, Mississippi; Moses eventually in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; John in Boque Chitto, Lincoln County, Mississippi.
Children of William and Lucy were:
i. Aaron Savell, b. 1770, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. February 09, 1832 in Hinds Co., MS..
ii. William Savell, b. abt. 1774 in Unknown; d. Unknown, Georgia.
iii. Moses Savell, b. August 06, 1776, Charleston, South Carolina; d. December 30, 1813, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana.
iv. Melindy Savell, b. abt. 1778.
v. Matilda Savell, b. 1780.
vi. Mary Savell, b. 1782.
vii. John Savell, b. 1784, South Carolina; d. Unknown, Georgia.
Generation No. 2
Aaron Savell (William1), born 1770 in Laurens Co., South Carolina, and died February 09, 1832 in Hinds Co., MS.. He married (Unknown) abt. 1800. She died in Hinds Co., MS.. Aaron was laid to rest in the Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery in Hinds County near Raymond County, Mississippi.
Notes on Aaron.
Note: Aaron Savell had 160 acres of land and paid tax in Fair River, Lawrence County, Mississippi. Part of Lawrence County was taken to form part of Lincoln County, Mississippi. Aaron lived in Lawrence and Lincoln Counties until around 1826.
Note: Aaron fought in the war of 1812, (Rowland 13 Regiment (Nixon's) of Mississippi – Militia – page 204. Aaron is listed as Saville, Aaron, Private.
Note: In 1815, in Carter's Territorial papers of US – Mississippi – Vol. 6, pp 494ff, Petition to Congress by inhabitants Marion and Lawrence Counties " since we have been in the field three years (war with England and Greeks) asking them time to pay for the public land on which they lived…" – January 19, 1815 – p. 496 has Aaron Savil listed.
Note: 1820 census, Lawrence County, Mississippi, listed Aaron with, "2M under 10, 1M 10 – 16, 1M 16 – 26, 1F 10 – 16, 1F over 45"
Note: From minutes of the Fair River Baptist Church, April 23, 1824, Aaron was mentioned. In 1826 Aaron's daughter, Lucy, married Lewis Denham in Lawrence County, Mississippi.
Note: Aaron sold the land in Fair River in late 1826 or early 1827.
Note: By 1827, Aaron and his family were in Hinds County, Mississippi. Aaron paid tax there from 1827 through 1831. Aaron joined the Palestine Baptist Church, Hinds County, Mississippi, in 1828 by Letter from Fair River Baptist Church.
Note: On the 1830 census, Aaron had "1M under 5, 1M under 10, 1M 10 – 15, 1M 15 – 20, 1M 40 – 50, 1F 40 – 50, 1F slave 24 – 36" (It is believed the 1M under 5 was the child of the slave.)
Note: Aaron's marriage in Tennessee, nor his wife's name, or where she was laid to rest, has been verified by family members in Mississippi.
Children of Aaron and Unknown are:
i. John Savell, b. 1800, m. Bettie Osborne
ii. Lucy Savell, b. 1803, m. Lewis Denham on January 4, 1826.
iii. James Savell, b. 1810, d. 1860.
iv. William Savell, b. 1813, in Lawrence Co., MS., m. Elizabeth (Betsy) H. Killen. Aaron, d. November 15, 1861, in Neshoba Co., MS..
v. Willoughby Savell, b. February 22, 1821, in Lawrence Co., MS., m. Delilah Osborne in Lauderdale County, September 8, 1841. Willoughby, d. July 13, 1873 in Neshoba Co., MS..
Generation No. 3
William Savell (Aaron2, William1), born in 1813 in Union, Neshoba Co., MS., and died November 15, 1861 in Neshoba Co., MS.. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) H. Killen, daughter of Henry Killen and Sara Houston of Union, Neshoba Co., MS.. Elizabeth was born November 13, 1816 and she died on May 25, 1892, in Philadelphia, Neshoba County, MS.. William and Elizabeth were laid to rest in the Killen Cemetery Neshoba Co., MS., T9 R12 Sec 28.
Notes on William and Elizabeth.
Note: William obtained a land patent for 79.09 acres of land in Neshoba Co., on or before October 01, 1859.
Note: The Killen Cemetery is Located section 27 Township 9 North, Range 12 East. Located just of Deemer Road and County Line Road. Approximately 4 1/2 miles north east of Union Mississippi.
Children of William and Elizabeth are:
i. George W. Savell, b. early October 1837, d. October 21, 1837. George was laid to rest in the Killen Cemetery.
ii. William C. Savell, b. 1839, Neshoba Co,. MS.; m. Nancy Burnett, abt. 1842, in Neshoba Co., MS. William died October 21, 1861, (Civil War)
iii. Martha A. Savell, b. 1843, m. Bill Odom.
iv. Frances Kisiah Savell, b. 1846, m. George Washington Breland, November 12, 1867, MS.. Frances died August 09, 1918, in Philadelphia, Neshoba County, MS.
v. Aaron Savell, b. October 21, 1849, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. Mary Susan Burnett the daughter of Joseph (Joe) B. Burnett and Martha Martin. Aaron died November 13, 1892 in Union, Neshoba Co., MS..
vi. John Carrol Savell, b. October 25, 1852, Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. Elizabeth Rosanne (Betty) Smith on December 10, 1879. John died on August 01, 1898 in Neshoba Co., MS..
vii. Sarah (Sally) Savell, b. 1855, m. Riley Crocker.
Generation No. 4
Aaron Savell (William3, Aaron2, William1), born October 21, 1849, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. Mary Susan Burnett, daughter of Joseph (Joe) B. Burnett and Martha Elizabeth Martin in Union, Neshoba Co., MS., on or before 1877. Mary was born March 05, 1851 in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.. Aaron died November 13, 1892 in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.. Mary died December 18, 1909, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.. Aaron and Mary were laid to rest in the Killen Cemetery.
Notes on Aaron and Mary.
Note: Aaron's middle name appears in two census, one as "L." another as "H." Aaron's middle name has not been verified.
Note: Mary Susan Burnett was a school teacher, nurse and beloved mother.
Children of Aaron and Mary are:
i. Elizabeth Savell, b. September 28, 1877, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; d. October 30, 1877, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.. Elizabeth was laid to rest in the Killen Cemetery.
ii. Lottie Laurabelle Savell, b. November 03, 1879, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. Michael (Mike) Monroe Mowdy, son of Albert Monroe Mowdy and Sally Ray of Beech Spring, Neshoba Co., MS.. Lottie died June 30, 1954, in Long Beach, California. Lottie was laid to rest in Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach California.
iii. Andrew Savell, b. January 1881, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. Mattie Truhitt.
iv. Joseph (Joe) Harold Savell, b. July 03, 1883, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. Martha Jane Brooke. Joe died January 30, 1947, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS..
v. Altha Omega Savell, b. August 05, 1884, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. James (Jim) Winter Truhitt. Altha died February 24, 1965, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.
vi. John Aaron Savell, b. February 05, 1887, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. Mary Nelson.
vii. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Savell, b. April, 1888, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. John Nelson. Lizzie and John moved to Louisiana.
viii. Mattie Sallie Savell, b. September 20, 1891, in Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; m. Clark E. Munn. Mattie died February 12, 1977.
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