Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. The Americus Savage diary was published in 1996 in “A Genealogical History of Freeman, Maine 1796-1938” Vol 3 p. The three volume set of books was compiled by Ripple effect portland maine A.
Janet Thompson and are available through Heritage Books, Inc. Savage Family Researcher, Tim Daugherty, was kind enough to bring the journal to my attention. Permission has been granted by the family to share the journal. If I should attempt to give a full history of all the privations, hardships, and dangers we passed through while crossing the American Continent, it would fill a volume. I will give a short history of some of our narrow escapes from floods and hostile Indians. We met with no serious obstacles until we crossed the Missouri River on the 11th day of May 1851. 12 May 1851 “On the 12th day in the morning I was elected Captain of the company.