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Second Generation & Permanent Structures at Asticou

John II and Climena would outlive nine of their 11 children, most of whom died relatively young by current standards and succumbed to diseases of the era; including one son, Samuel Tyler Savage (1841-1865), a soldier of Union Army during the Civil War who returned from the battlefield and died in the Old House in 1865.

One result of this very high mortality rate -- Augustus Chase Savage (1832-1911), the older brother of Samuel T. and the 6th child of John and Climena’s 11 children -- later bought out all of his siblings’ and their heirs’ interests in Lot 67 after his father, John II, died in 1868.