History of the Town of Carver, Massachusetts : Historical Review, 1637-1910


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 273 WILLIAM SAVERY The subject of this paragraph, oldest child of John and Polly Savery, was born in Carver, Oct. 26, 1815. He married Mary Page Van Schaack of Albany, N. Y., and with the exception of twenty years in New Jersey and New York their long lives were spent in Carver where in 1850 Leyden Cottage was built on the northerly shore of Samp- sons pond. Mr. Savery began his business career at an early age being associated with his father in the iron trade in Jersey City and New York. His life was a busy one, and in addition to his foundry business he was at one time engaged in the lumber business being one of the first to utilize a portable mill. He also took an interest in public affairs and held numerous positions of trust. As an illustra- tion of his spirit he practiced medicine in his earlier years enjoying quite an extensive practice but always without compensation. He took a deep interest in the schools and highways of his native town adding materially to the town’s appropria- tions for several years. One of Mr. Savery’s most unique and lasting monuments is Savery’s Avenue which he built and presented the town in 1860. MILES PRATT Son of David and Sarah was born in Carver, Sept. 17, 1825. His early days were spent on his father’s farm and when the foundry was built at Wenham he became a furnaceman as moulder and

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