Biography of

Samuel Davies Poage


Born 09 Jun 1822
Died 25 Dec 1895
Married Sarah Poage Allen, 20 Dec 1849
Children Born
George Allen Poage 03 Dec 1850
John Samuel Poage 22 Sep 1873
Howard J Poage 09 Feb 1858
Harriet Hutchinson Poage 21 Feb 1866
Mary Maria Poage 07 Nov 1869
Sarah May Poage 18 May 1868
Cora Anna Poage 10 Feb 1865
Ada Poage 24 Sep 1863
Caroline Elizabeth Poage 27 Feb 1859


He (ed. George Washington Poage) married Elizabeth Beard 18 May 1816 in VA. She was born about 1783. She was the daughter of John Beard and Janet Wallace. View the Beard line here. View the Wallace line here.

Their children were:

George Washington Poage, Jr (born about 1812 in VA)

Samuel Davies Poage

John B. Poage

Elizabeth Poage (married William P. Hill)

Mr. Price writes:  Samuel Davies Poage had been educated for the Presbyterian ministry, but declined the exercises of its duties through a morbid sense of unworthiness, unfitness for assuming duties so sacred and responsible as he regard Ministerial vows demanded.  As he was a faithful helper in the prayer meetings lead by his brother George Poage.  While attending school taught by Rev. Joseph Brown at the Brick Church, I boarded in Mr. Poage’s family.  I have heard him in secrete prayer in his private room long after midnight, such were his devotional habits.  It matter not how cold the night might be, he would spend hours in that room in secret devotions, and often times he would come out with his features all radiant with ecstatic emotion.

William Poage, Sr. (Father of Samuel D. Poage) was a Presbyterian ruling elder and virtually the founder of the Oak Grove Church. Some of the first meetings conducted by Presbyterian ministers in this region were at his home.  When the pulpit would be vacant years at a time there would be religious meeting at this home or the home of his sons, where were also ruling elders.  Visiting friends from Kentucky brought with them the revival spirit that had rendered the early history of Ky. So famous, and it broke out in the Little Levels in 1801.  Parties in Augusta heard of it, and came over to see and hear what it all meant.  The pastor of the Old Stone Church Rev. William Wilson and fifteen or twenty of the young people of his congregation came over together.  They became imbued with the spirit of the moment and went back singing and praying as they went along.  The effect upon the people of the valley was thy rode up was overwhelming, and from that point –The Old Stone Church --- the revival influence went all over the state.   So it appears that a great matter was kindled by a little watch fire that hand been kindled in the old Poage homestead in the Little Levels.