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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 391-92

JACOB A. SAVILLE

Jacob A[braham]. SAVILLE, farmer, section 9, Middle Fork Township, was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, January 17, 1841, son of John and Sarah (SHAFFER) SAVILLE, natives of Virginia. He was the fifth of a family of nine children, and his early life was spent on the farm and in attending the common schools. When fifteen years of age his parents removed to East Tennessee, Knox County, where he lived until 1864, when he removed to Greene County, Ohio, thence to Cass County, Illinois, thence to Morgan County, same State.

He was married October 18, 1866 [Morgan County, Illinois], to Mary E[mma]. HENDERSON. In the fall of 1871 he came to Ringgold County, and resided a few months at Mt. Ayr.

In February, 1872, he settled upon a portion of his present farm. His first purchase was forty acres. A rude log cabin had been built and two or three acres had been broken and fenced. He has improved and added to his farm until he now has 120 acres in excellent conditon. He has a good one-and-a-half story residence, modern style and well furnished, surrounded with shade trees, native oaks, a good orchard, barn, out-buildings for stock, and everything about the place indicates the thrift of the owner.

Mr. and Mrs. SAVILLE are the parents of nine children - Sarah Etta, Joseph H., John S., Jacob, George, Blanchie, Elmer, Belle and Guy.

Mr. SAVILLE has been a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal church over twenty-two years, and a local preacher of that church for several years. He is an active worker in the cause of religion and temperance. Politically he is a Democrat of an independent order. Postoffice, Ingart.

[NOTE: Jacob served during the Civil War with Company B, 63rd Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army.]

NOTE: John SAVILLE was born November 12, 1809, Rockbridge County, Virginia, and died at his home in Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa on June 22nd, 1884, at the age of 76 years. Sarah Peterfish (SHAFFER) SAVILLE was born November 30, 1808, the daughter of Jacob SHAFFER (1762-1852) and Mary (PETERFISH) SHAFFER (1785-?). Sarah died at the age of 79 years on February 14, 1888.

Jacob Abraham SAVILLE died at the age of 80 years on January 26, 1921, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa. Mary Emma (HENDERSON) SAVILLE was born in Morgan County, Illinois, on May 27, 1848, and died August 2, 1935. Jacob and Mary were interred at Redding Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa. Jacob and Mary were the parents of eleven children:

1) Sarah Etta SAVILLE, born 16 Aug 1867, Morgan Co. IL: died 15 Jun 1936, Mount Ayr IA
    married 25 Feb 1885, Redding IA Jacob Henry LINK, born 1858, VA; died 09 Feb 1942, Mount Ayr IA
    Child: Emma Eunice LINK, born 1883, Jackson Co. OH; died 1947, Harrison Co. MO
              married 18 Sep 1912 Nelson Burr HARRISON (1879-1972)

2) Joseph Henry SAVILLE, born 29 Sep 1869, Morgan Co. IL; died 30 May 1942, TX

3) Infant SAVILLE, b. 16 Dec 1871, Ringgold Co. IA; d. 16 Dec 1871, Ringgold Co. IA

4) John Silas SAVILLE, born 12 Dec 1871, Redding IA; died 30 Jul 1956, Redding IA
    interment Redding Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA
    married 13 Apr 1898, Redding IA Carrie Florence OLIVER (1879-1948)

5) Jacob Abraham SAVILLE, born 04 Feb 1875, Redding IA; died 17 Apr 1949, Blockton IA
    interment Blockton Cemetery, Blockton IA
    married 19 Sep 1900, Redding IA Jessie Pearl MILLER (1882-1960)

6) George Franklin SAVILLE, born 03 Apr 1877, Redding IA; died 21 Apr 1949, Redding IA
    interment Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA

6) Myra "Blanche" SAVILLE, born 03 Jul 1879, Redding IA; died 21 Dec 1964
    married William J. McQUIGG, born 03 Oct 1860, Worth Co. MO; died 06 May 1947
    Blanche and interred Redding Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA
    Child: Paul C. McQUIGG, born 09 Sep 1903, Ringgold Co. IA; died 03 Feb 1978, Boulder CO               married Jennie (?), born 1909, IA; died 04 Jun 1947
              Paul & Jennie interred Green Mountain Cemetery
    Child: William F. McQUIGG, born 21 Jan 1906, Ringgold Co. IA; died 13 Sep 1991, Boulder CO
              married Alma LOGAN, born 07 Jan 1911, Ringgold Co. IA; died 19 May 1992, CO
              Child: Marilyn Kay McQUIGG, 25 Jul 1935, Redding IA
    Child: Milo G. McQUIGG, born 23 Jun 1911, Ringgold Co. IA; died Jun 1960
              married Fern H. (?), born 1916; died 1950
              Milo and Fern interred Redding Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA
    Child: Daughter McQUIGG
    Child: Daughter McQUIGG

7) Myra Nancy Blanche "Nannie" SAVILLE, b. 03 Jul 1879, Redding IA; d. 21 Dec 1964, Grinnell IA
    interment Redding Cemetery, Redding IA
    married 27 Aug 1902, Redding IA William James McQUIGG (1860-1947)

8) Elmer Lee SAVILLE, born 31 Aug 1881, Ringgold Co. IA; died 09 May 1970
    interred 11 Mar 1970, Redding Cemetery, Redding IA
    married 22 Jun 1905, Worth Co. MO Fannie Belle SIMPSON (1879-1961)

9) Belvia "Belle" SAVILLE, born 19 Dec 1883, Redding IA; died 14 Jan 1979, Bagley MN>br?     interment 18 Jan 1979, Bagley City Cemetery, Bagley MN
    married 01 Mar 1905, Redding IA Thomas Edward FORBES (1883-1969)

10) Son SAVILLE, twin, born 03 Apr 1886; died 21 Mar 1886, Redding IA
      interment Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA

11) Guy Algie SAVILLE, 03 Apr 1886, Redding IA; died 04 May 1968, Redding IA
      interment 07 May 1968, Redding Cemetery, Redding IA
      married Ila Maud FORBES on 05 Oct 1910, Mount Ayr IA
               daughter of Thomas Jefferson FORBES (1859-1943) & Sarah Ann NIXON (1862-1939)
                b. 11 Jul 1889, Dewitt, Dewitt Co. IL; d. 18 Aug 1979, Redding IA
                interment 21 Aug 1879 Redding Cemetery, Redding IA
    Children:
      1) Alden Guy SAVILLE, b. 07 Dec 1911, Mount Ayr IA; d. 23 Sep 1986, Pine Bluff AR
          interred Graceland Cemetery, Jefferson Co AR
          married 1st 02 Dec 1933, Redding IA Mary Leona WILLEY (1913-2004)
          married 2nd 19 Feb 1964, Jefferson Co. AR Viola Eula MOORE (1909-1985)
      2) Algie Daryl SAVILLE, b. 18 Aug 1913, Redding IA; d. 23 Oct 1983, Rredding IA
          interred 26 Oct 1983 Redding Cemetery, Redding IA
          married 18 Sep 1955, Redding IA Colleen SKINNER (1933- )
      3) Treva Belle SAVILLE, b. 11 Feb 1915, Redding IA; d. 16 Feb 1987, Iowa City, Johnson Co. IA
          interment 20 Feb 1987 Redding Cemetery, Redding IA
          married 1st 27 Sep 1933, Creston, Union Co. IA Roy Vern WARNER (1911-2006)
          married 2nd 06 Jan 1945, KS Carmen Max HANSEN (1911-1972)
      4) Audrey Alice SAVILLE, b. 26 Sep 1917, Redding IA; d. 17 Aug 1975, Long Beach CA
          interment 22 Aug 1975 Redding Cemetery, Redding IA
          married Richard Karl NURNBERGER (1895-1974)

12) James Bernard SAVILLE, born 01 Sep 1888, Redding IA; died 19 May 1978, Redding IA
      married 25 Dec 1911 Zula Alma DENNEY (09 Jan 1887, Redding - 03 Aug 1967, Redding)
      Bernard and Zula interred Redding Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA
      Child: Pearl Lavene SAVILLE, born 19 Jan 1916, Ringgold Co. IA; died 2002, IA
      Child: Janice Bernadene SAVILLE, born 03 Jul 1919, Ringgold Co. IA; died 27 Jun 1996, IA
      Child: Lee Elvin SAVILLE, born 30 Apr 1921; died 2001, IA
               married May Ellen GARRARD (1920-1978)
               interment Redding Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA
      Child: Daughter SAVILLE
      Child: Son SAVILLE

SAVILLE Family Page, Contribution by Bill Hansen

SOURCES:
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Pp. 391-92, 1887.

WPA Graves Survey

SAVILLE Family Page, contribution by Bill Hansen

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009; updated July of 2010

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z


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