His son Timothy was born in 1678 and he remained at Middletown near his father's home in the north part of Middletown known as the Upper Houses, and now know known as Cromwell. Timothy married Margaret Hurlbut their son was Captain Solomon Sage.
Capt. Solomon Sage was born in born Mar. 24, 1719 in the Upper Houses. He served in the French-Indian War and as Captain in the Rev. War. Like Timothy, he also remained at Middletown's Upper Houses. One third of Middletown's population was engaged in maritime trade, and for much of Solomon's lifetime that trade went uninterrupted. Those conditions changed in the later part of Solomon's life resulting in the Revolutionary War. The Congregational Church was then a popular religious choice, and Captain Solomon became a Deacon in that church. Solomon was living in Middletown during the Revolution among other of David Sage's descendants participated in that war.
Sage, of the sloop Lucy, was living at Middletown when he and his crew
were captured by the British sloop Mars.
As they were being
British Court, Captain Sage and his six-crew members overpowered the Mars
crew, took control of the sloop, and beached her near Newport. Capt. & Deacon
Solomon Sage married Hannah Kirby in 1745 and had a son named Stephen.
Capt. Solomon Sage is interred at in Cromwell's OLD BURYING GROUND!
Born Oct. 16, 1757; He was a Rev. soldier, and built in 1800 the fine mansion in the Nooks owned and occupied by his granson, Charles P. Sage and which was burned in 1905. His pension papers show he enlisted five times, serving three times under Capt. Jared Shepard, once under Capt. Joseph Blague and once under Capt. Amos Wetmore. He was in the battles of Stillwater, Sept. 19 and Oct. 7, 1777. Later he served as Ensign, Lieut., and Captain of Militia. Died, May 28, 1834. Capt. Epaphras is also interred at in Cromwell's OLD BURYING GROUND!
Born Jan. 1, 1749; He served early as a captain in the battle of Bunker Hill in the Rev. War, was made ensign Oct. 11, 1781.
assembly do establish William Sage to be Ensign of the 2d Company or Train
the 23d Regiment
State."-Conn. State Journal, page 11.
He acquired the title of captain by reason of later service in the militia. He died Nov. 8, 1833; A bronze marker of the S. A. R. is at his grave.
Born Aug. 23, 1752; He was a shipbuilder, a sea captain, and a slave holder. He was active in the Revolutionary War, commanding the Hunter and the Middletown, capturing a British powder ship, which feat was put into verse by the late William Willshire Riley. He also kept a tavern, and the inside door, with the upper half of glass and on hinges, shows the arrangements of that day for the comfort of the thirsty.
In 1795 he was unfortunate, as other patriots had been, and lost his property. He went to Central New York for the Holland Land Company, settling in Redfield, where he was made a judge. Then he became collector of U. S. customs at Oswego, N. Y., and held the position for many years and until his death.
David Sage jr., died from wounds received at Quebec, 1776. BENEDICT ARNOLD was in command!
Hosea Sage, died in service in 1781, at West Point.
Matthew Sage was killed in battle in 1776.
Benjamin Sage and Daniel Sage, also served with BENEDICT ARNOLD in Quebec campaign.
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Another notable descendant of David's was General Comfort Sage of Middletown. Gen. Comfort Sage servedwith George Washington at Valley Forge and he was also an early friend of Benedict Arnold. When Benedict Arnold was found to be a traitor, maddened crowds swarmed Middletown and hanged Arnold in effigy. During the excitement, Gen. Comfort Sage hid Benedict Arnold's two small sons in his home on Cherry Street to protect them from mob violence. (Who is Benedict Arnold?)
Comfort Sage remained a close friend of George Washington, and many years after the war, he entertained Washington at his home in Middletown. The president had a noontime dinner at Middletown in the Bigelow Tavern, operated by Elizabeth Clark Bigelow, widow of Timothy Bigelow. (The tavern was torn down in 1826). The president then called on General Sage and his wife, Sarah Hamlin Sage. (No, Washington Did Not Sleep Here!)
General Sage and Sarah had seven children. One of their daughters Hannah married Gurdon Saltonstall. General Sage and his family are interred in the Sage Mausoleum in Mortimer Cemetery off of Main Street in Middletown: