Member Biography

Peleg Barrows Savery 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1849       2 Whig
1850       2 Whig
1851       2 Whig
1853       2 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


06/05/1805 - 09/15/1863

Peleg Barrows Savery (Whig2) Philadelphia County 1849-1851 (D2) Philadelphia County 1853

Early Life:

Peleg Barrows Savery, born June 7, 1805, Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; son of Peleg and Hannah Perkins Savery; married, Julia Eliza, 1834, son, William H. Savery; engaged, iron manufacturing, associated, Savery, Shaw and Company, Albany, New York, founded, Savery and Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1838; elected, Whig, Senate of Pennsylvania, 1849-1851; elected, Democrat, Senate of Pennsylvania, 1853; manager, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1851-1852; engaged, porcelain manufacturing, Camden, New Jersey; died, September 15, 1863, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig, Senate of Pennsylvania, 2nd district Philadelphia County, 1849-1851. 

Elected, Democrat, Senate of Pennsylvania, 2nd district Philadelphia County, 1853.


Established by an act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, Mount Moriah Cemetery Association of Philadelphia, incorporated, March 27, 1855, (1857 (1855) P.L. 729, No.732).

Act of February 17, 1865 (1865 P.L.172, No.163), ceded at least some portion of the Mount Moriah Cemetery to the Federal Government.

Mount Moriah Cemetery closed its gates in April 2011 and had no owner when the last member of the board of directors died. The Orphans Court of Philadelphia granted the Mount Moriah Cemetery Preservation Corporation, a receivership in 2014.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

A.W. Savery, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Boston: The Collins Press, 1893) section 23

Scharf, John Thomas (1884). History of Philadelphia, 1609–1884. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co. p. 2360. Retrieved 23 August 2019. moriah.

History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884 : Scharf, J. Thomas (John Thomas), 1843-1898 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive 

History and notable burials Mount Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia) - Wikipedia

Peleg Barrows Savery (unknown-1863) - Find a Grave Memorial