THE GLEN HARRISON SAGE HOME PAGEUpdated December 27, 2004
1928 CROOKED OAK ROAD
My Sage family line in North America begins with James Sage of Elk Creek in Grayson County Virginia.The earliest records that we have on James Sage, "The Settler" was found in his old notebook made with a home tanned leather binding and this book is stilled owned by a descendant.James recorded that he was born near London England about 1749.He referred to Shepton Mallet, which is located in Summerset county of England as his "dwelling place."He also recorded in his notebook, "James Sage, Baker for His Majesty, King George III.He made a notation about his departure from England, this reads, James Sage, Baker, from London 23 July, 1773.We have learned from a ship manifest that James sailed from Middlesex, where he was sentenced to transportation.He sailed on the Hanover Planter and the Captain was Master William McColloch.James must been sent to the "New World" as a sentence for misconduct.This was a common practice for even minor infractions of the law.This may also explain why he was willing to serve in the Revolution against King George III.
James arrived in Philadelphia and came down the "Great Wagon Road" that stretches from eastern Pa. through the Shenandoah Valley into the New River Valley.James settled in the New River Valley in the late 1770's on Cripple Creek near where it empties into the New River.It was here that he met his wife-to-be, Lovis Ott the daughter of a German settler, Sylvester Ott (Utt) and they were married in Montgomery County (now Wythe County) on December 25, 1780.James was the administrator for the estate of Sylvester Ott and at the time of Sysvester's death around 1803, Sylvester owned 60 acres of land on the New River at the edge of Peak Creek in Wythe County but was living in Grayson County when he died.
My mother's family line began with Henry Connelly I of Armagh County, N. Ireland, born about 1635. Our line then continues with his first son, Henry Connelly II born 1656 in Armagh County Ireland and died in Cameden S.C. The next branch is Edmund Connelly and then Arthur Conley (Connolly Connelly Conly)of the Walker Creek area of Augusta County Virginia(present day Giles County).My family line continues through one of his sons, James Conley Sr. of the Little Sugar Run branch of Walker Creek in present day Giles County Virginia. In the year 1776 until about 1793, James Conley Sr. served as an Indian Scout for the frontier forts of the New River Settlement of Virginia.Our line continues through James Conley (Jr.) of the Burks Garden section of Tazwell County Virginia. James (Jr.) was one of the first to marry in the newly formed County of Tazwell in 1806.Our family branch was through his son Gordon Cloyd Conley. Gordon cared for his father until his fathers death and received the homeplace as a condition of caring for his aging parents.
Additional historal information on the Conley/Sage family can be found at the bottom of the page in related files.
I would welcome any additional information on the Conley or Sage line.
- Leonard A. Sage in the Army in 1945 (26 KB)
Leonard Sage is in California, preparing for the invasion of Japan prior to the end of WWII
- Henry Harrison Sage as a boy in Sneadsville Tn. (27 KB)
This is a photo taken around 1895 of Henry Harrison Sage.Henry was very musical and taught "Singing Schools" using shaped notes.
- Bruce and Bill Sage (16 KB)
This childhood photo of Bruce and Bill Sage was taken in the Knoxville, TN bus station in 1940.Bill and Bruce are the sons of the late Martha Sage. The family moved to California in the late 1950's.Bill and Bruce became successful business men in Southern California
- Sharleen Sage celebrating a recent birthday (87 KB)
Sharleen and members of the family celebrating Sharleen's birthday.
- John William Conley of Princeton WV (15 KB)
This was a photo of John W. Conley taken a few years before his death in 1928.
- The Gordon C. Conley House, Lynn Hollow (46 KB)
This home was build by Gordon Conely in the Lynn Hollow section of Tazewell County Virginia around the year 1873.The family moved here from the Burkes Garden section of Tazewell County Virginia.
- Gordan Cloyd and Mary Jane Boling Conley (24 KB)
The Great Grand parents of Glen Sage, Gordan was born in 1834 and Mary Jane was Born in 1833.They were married in Burkes Garden section of Tazewell County in 1854.
- Caty Sage Park On Elk Creek in Grayson County VA (33 KB)
This is the site where Caty was kidnapped in 1792. She left behind her rag doll, which her mohter found when she returned from washing clothes.Caty was found on an Indian Reservation in Kansas 56 years later.
- James Conley Jr. House in Burkes Garden (36 KB)
The James Conley Jr. house located in Burkes Garden,near the Blue Spring, where the Stobaugh and Conley family lived in the late 1700's.The house is made of hewed logs with siding on the outside, the walls are about 12 inches thick. This home is over 200 year old.
- Dora Belle Horton Sage (35 KB)
Dora Belle Horton Sage was married to Henry Harrison Sage around 1905.She died Oct. 9, 1928 and is buried in the Young Cemetery, Dryden, Lee County Virginia.
- This is the Grave Site of James Sage (1749-1820) (39 KB)
This photo is of the James Sage grave site in the Sawyers Cemetery.Since this photo was taken a marker has been placed on the grave of his wife Lovis Ott Sage.The grave is located in Elk Creek, Virginia on the Delp farm.
- Burks Garden Blue Spring (101 KB)
This Blue Spring was on the land of John Stobough and later James Conley (1774-1871). It has a flow of over 3600 gallons of water per minute and is the headwaters of Wolfe Creek.
- A Photo of Nancy Green Norris Conley (23 KB)
Nancy Conley is pictured sitting on the front porch of her home at 713 Highland Avenue in Princeton WV.She was around 90 years of age at the time.Two of her daughters are pictured with her, they are Hazel Conley Sage and Blanche Conley Smith.
- Burks Garden Centeral Church Established in 1826 (83 KB)
The Centeral Church was a Union church built by Luthern, Methodist and Presbyterian. James Conley (1774-1871) and John Stobough (James' father-in-law) helped in the construction of the first log building.They gave a pulpit chair and cut 16 pair of rafters.The church was 30' X 26' X 26' high at the outside walls.
- Glen Harrison Sage at the time of Ordaination (17 KB)
This picture was made in 1968 at the time of Glen Sage's Ordaination to the ministry in the Church of the Brethren
- Legend of Caty Page, Page One (405 KB)
This is an article that appeared in the "Bluerige Country Magazine, December 2002
- Glen Sage diving in the Bahamas on a ship wreck (13 KB)
Glen Sage is pictured diving on a boat that was used in the movie set "Thunder Bolt" which was a James Bond movie.
- Legend of Caty Sage, Page Two (550 KB)
The second and final page of the article by Olive Scott Benkelman in "Blueridge Country", December 2002.
- Glen Harrison Sage Operating His Ham Radio Station (81 KB)
Glen is sitting at his Ham Radio Console and talking with other Ham Radio Operators around the world
- Martha Sage with Family Members (28 KB)
Martha Sage and Daughter Judy with some of Martha's Grandchildren. Photo taken in 1959.
- Picture of the Land Grant Farm of James Sage (20 KB)
This is a view of the James Sage Home Place taken near where Caty Sage was kidnapped
- Annie Sage with a number of her family (80 KB)
Annie Sage with most of her family.This picture was taken in the early 1960's.